Wonderful good and great service!
Risotto is always my go-to, usually I rate a 5 star here, but tiramisu was sour this time:/ otherwise, as always, go for the risotto!
We enjoyed the homemade pasta and pink sauce! The service was great and so was the atmosphere! We love San Diego’s Little Italy!
Fantastic pork oso bucco and veal with mushroom pockets along with great service! Atmosphere was energetic yet cozy! Will be back!
Had a group for work and they accommodated 10 of us just fine. Food was great.
Very great food!!! Awesome service!!!! But very loud and hard to have a conversation with a big group of people:(
I love this place. They are connected to the restaurant next door (same exact menu) and both places are friendly, have good service and the food is incredibly tasty!
Excellent food, excellent service, awesome place. The pasta specials were especially good.
Nice little place among many other nice little places in Little Italy. We enjoyed the food, service and overall experience. We met a friend with Celiac disease, so gluten-free was important. Noun Appetito fit the bill nicely!
We sat outside and service was excellent! Food was very good not your typical Italian with red sauce as a matter of fact there were very few items with a red sauce. Except bread with red sauce was served and was my favorite part of the meal;)
Our server was friendly, attentive and on point. He made sure that we had everything we needed and would refill my iced tea when it was low. The pastas were perfectly al dente and my hubby absolutely loved his Risotto.
The first time I ate here was for a white elephant Christmas gathering. I loved the food and service so much that I made this reservation to meet with old friends. They were not disappointed and you won't be wither. It's not the quietest during rush hour (Duh!), but the food is great.
we reserved table for 5 people. Reservation was an easy even if New Year day. but problem our table review was a kitchen and restroom. I mean we can get same table without reservation. we were seeing how they cooked. I don’t prefer. my friend ordered his 2. drink but it took while 10min. food totally amazing, but service and seat area might not satisfied. also services charges 18%.
Fresh made italian food, excellent service, attentive waitress. Food was delicious, came as requested and in a timely manner. It was an excellent experience.
Great food and service! The only bad thing is the waiting tine, even if you have Reservation at least 20-30 minutes. But is worth it!
Bread and sauce were great. Veal “medallions” were tough. Meat sauce on pasta was ordinary. 30 min wait to sit after reserved time. Certainly popular, but far from the best Italian in town. Service brisk and effective
We make a reservation for an early dinner celebration. The servers were super nice, the bread and marinara are delicious. Food was amazing and portions were generous.
I tried the pork Ossobucco. Will definitely be back for more.
Really San Diego, this place gets good reviews? You all really need to get out more. I was in San Diego for 5 days trying places the city is known for. Most was average at best.
The food at Buon Appetito was also extremely average. In fact I could have gotten some Olivieri from the grocery and would have had a better meal.
Please get out into the world, try better food and up your game.
We made a reservation and were seated right away. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. This was very helpful fornour first time. Loved the atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Every time I go to Buon Appetito I have to get the Osso Buco. This is their specialty and is defineately worth it. Great wine selection too!
Fun, casual atmosphere with outstanding food. Pasta was fresh and perfectly cooked.
The food was good but not “wow” the calamari was not that great. Tasted under cooked and chewy. Lasagna was ok but didn’t like carrot chunks in it.
This place was recommended to me by a friend. His family is from and still lives in Sicily so he visits quite often. I figured he would be a good person to trust with this recommendation and I was not wrong. The food has an unbelievable flavor, the atmosphere is cozy, and the wait staff was extremely warm and friendly. If we are ever in the area again I would definitely love to go back!
We had not been back in a while. I forgot how much food they served you. The food was excellent and the service was better than that. The tiramisu is great. My daughter says it is better than any she has had in Italy. They make you feel comfortable and take very good care of you. We will be returning more often.
This used to be our favorite go to spot in Little Italy. During our last visit, of course while entertaining friends from out of town, we were highly disappointed. We arrived for our reserved time of 6:30. We had requested outdoors, but on our arrival, noticed all of the outside spots had been taken. The hostess whisked us next door to Sogno Di Vino, also owned by the same owner of Buon Appetito and directed us to a table for four. No I’m sorry, we gave your table away and don’t have room for you in the restaurant we requested.... Okay, so same menu or other menu, your choice. Had we want d to order paninis, we wouldn’t have made a reservation at Buon Appetito. Anyway, fast forward to mediocre service by our inattentive waiter and staff, we have to be subjected to watching women’s cage fighting while trying to eat our pasta. I can’t believe all three televisions are tuned to cage fighting and blood spurting all over the screen while we are trying to have a nice dinner with friends. Bad, just bad.
Love this place.
Best restaurant in Little Italy.
Highly recommend for locals and tourists.
We dined for our daughters birthday! We all ordered a different entree, all were delicious! Fun celebration!
The food was delicious. Too loud for a date but if you get a table outside then it’s ok.
Difficult to park so my husband dropped me off but they would not seat me until he arrived. It was our wedding anniversary and we sat in the back against the wall next to a family with small children. The room was hot and stuffy.
I used to dine at this restaurant 10 years ago when I lived in San Diego. And now, as a business traveler, I was so disappointed that the place has turned into a tourist trap complete with all the trimmings: bad food, high prices, and snooty hostesses. Will never go back. And I'm embarrassed I recommended this place to a friend. Had to apologize.
Our server was wonderful. I didn't like my choice of entree and he happily offered to change it for me.Impeccable service.
The food was fantastic. The waiter was attentive. Is definitely a good place to got to. The food quality is very good and portions are very filling.
Great flavors large portions. Friendly staff
So good we came back the next day.
Even the picky eaters loved it
Always a wonderful experience and we also had our favorite waiter Victor. What more could you ask for.
The food was fantastic!! Loved this place. Best food we had on our trip to San Diego! 😃❤️
Great food and service. Gotta try the eggplant appetizer; its awesome, and their red sauce is some of the best ever!
Outstanding service and delicious meal. Will be back.
This is a fabulous little restaurant. The food was wonderful, the wine delicious, the service first class and the ambience perfect. I was celebrating a special birthday and the restaurant treated us like VIPs. I'd highly recommend a visit...you won't be disappointed.
Outstanding in every way. I’ll be back soon as I visit regularly from Nashville.
Service and food great and food at perfect temperature.