Due to COVID 19 regulations, we kindly ask you to:
~Always wear your mask when you are not seated at your table, and when entering and exiting the restaurant, going to the restroom...
~All guests have to be seated at the table at the same time
~Stay seated at your table, do not go to another table to socialize
~Keep 6ft distance while waiting for your table
~Wine/beer and food must be the part of the same transaction.
Pick up is still available for your convenience.
Thank you for your support and love!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Ravioli al Formaggio e Spinaci
Homemade Ravioli filled with Italian cheeses and spinach in our classic creamy tomato sauce
Gamberi Buon Appetito
Marinated shrimps, grilled and served on a bed of seasoned Tuscan beans
Homemade classic style and layered with beef or chicken with vegetables in our marinara sauce
Everything was amazing food plus service great location and fast service
Great location for my Birthday celebration. I would definitely come back again.
Highly recommend the filet mignon with the green pepper sauce. Very nice experience over all.
We had a party of 8 with a reservation and had wonderful service. The food was outstanding and every dish sounded wonderful. We especially enjoyed the soup and salad. The portions are just enough. When you want Italian food with a twist this is the place to go. Parking in Little Italy is horrible!! Many of what use to be street parking is now outdoor dining for the restaurants (which is wonderful and I don't have a problem with that!). Recommend if you can't find a spot around a ride around then just do the public parking and pay the price!!!!
Great food and service, as always! Outdoor setting due to Covid was less than optimum.
The best authentic Italian food in San Diego. The only negative side is finding parking in little Italy.
The rissotto was to die for. I recommend this plate!
One of our favorite spots!
Good solid Italian food presented well, our group of five went for lunch on Friday late April.
Really enjoyed our dinner! Highly recommend one comes with an appetite. Lots of food! Great service.
Have been to their sister restaurant in Encinitas. Love the food at both!
Went for my birthday. Chef gave me tiramisu, it was so tasty, one of the best. I got eggplant so delicious.
As usual, the food as exceptional! Server made an excellent wine choice for us too. Outdoor seating as really nice, but a little chilly.
Just a wonderful dinner in our favorite restaurant!
Great food and service. The baked goat cheese appetizer was fantastic, don’t miss it. The pesto is fresh and perfectly balanced.
Great food. The artichoke appetizer is delicious.
Not worth the money. The worst caprese we’ve had.
We have enjoyed Buon Appetito for the last 15 years and it never disappoints! The food is always exceptional and the wine list is very nice, too!
Great food, decent seating, would certainly go again!
Family dinner while we were in San Diego. Everyone loved their food. Enjoyed sitting outside. Service was friendly and fast. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.
I love the food here... always excellent! The service this time? Not so much. I'm pretty sure it was just my particular server though because I regularly saw every other server BUT mine. I had to ask someone else to grab him so I could order and then he forgot the glass of wine that I ordered. A lack of service definitely diminishes the dining experience.
It was also a bit windy and cold, which I know can't be controlled. It didn't help the ambiance though...
After reading other reviews, definitely have been wanting to try this restaurant out and glad we did. Everything was amazing. Service, food, cleanliness. Especially with the outside COVID accommodations. Went with a few friends and decided to pick several options so we could try a variety. Very pleased with our selections and will be back.
Fettuccine all montanara
Raviolo Al Formaggio E Spinaci
Wonderful experience for our anniversary dinner. Food, service, everything perfect!
The service was very poor and the food was not up to its usual excellence.
By 7:30 they ran out of a dish??? Under the circumstances of Covid it was a good evening.
Delicious food, attentive staff and nicely done outdoor dining area
The wine was good, the lobster and pasta was undercooked. The chicken was rubbery.
not nice - really not more to say
They ran out of propane and I was freezing lol but food / service was perfecto!
The food is delicious !!! Best ravioli I have ever eaten ! Service was wonderful and we had a large birthday group .
Food was amazing!
Buon Appetito is the bomb, it is very nuclear and explosive, but with no radioactivity, but very radiant requiring no fuse to detonate.
Such a great meal.
What was supposed to be a beautiful evening with great service and food, turned out to be horrible. From the reviews our hope where so high. However, after sitting and waiting forever for our food, and witnessing everyone who came after us receive their dinner, I asked to speak with my waiter. He said “I didn’t know you were ready for your food, I’ll go get it”. Upon arrival the food looked amazing but, when your steak is over cooked and cold, we have a problem. My husband dish was barely warm. He told me “we left it in the kitchen until you were ready, it never left so it shouldn’t be cold”. Sorry but it was. The fact we weren’t asked if we wanted it remade or an effort to make us feel okay about the hour we sat waiting. Very distasteful. I won’t be back.
Waitress is very nice but I was surprised you don’t have rosemary free marinara sauce I told her I have a rosemary allergy and she was not sure but she thought everything in marinara sauces all have spices and she couldn’t guarantee it I would just think a restaurant as nice as your restaurant would have some type of marinara or tomato thing that didn’t have rosemary? She was very nice like I said maybe she couldn’t hear me but I was hoping to get some thing with tomatoes and marinara she ended up bringing me my pasta with vegetables and olive oil and it was fine but might want to consider putting something on your menu that has Italian style marinara without rosemary. Other thing that really surprised me is that all the tables around us I guess there is no mask requirement? Certainly when people are eating I don’t expect them to masks but I found it very unsettling that there was no attention given how close the tables were to wear masks at most times other than eating
Cold in February with the winds blowing past our feet, but I can't blame the restaurant for the weather. The linguini with seafood was good, the angel hair pasta with tomato sauce was average, and the ravioli in white sauce was far too salty and was sent back, replaced with a reasonable lasagna. Overall average Italian food -- we had expected better based on a visit a few months ago.
Bad customer service, food was average.
We had a great time at Buon Appetito! Perfect for Valentine’s Dinner. Food was tasty and server was perfect “Pepe” was awesome. I would definitely recommend this place, especially the Cannelloni
Incredible Italian food, very authentic dishes that I'm definitely going back for. Went during Valentine's Day and had heart shaped ravioli, was sublime! Sauce was savory and the ravioli was fresh and cooked deliciously. The lady had a glass of wine and pasta that was to die for! Because it was Valentine's Day, along with COVID restrictions, the food took a small while longer than usual to arrive. But it isn't an issue I'd take a star off because of! It was clear that the restaurant was experiencing high volumes of orders from To-Go apps, along with a full house of dine-in customers as well. Was absolutely worth the extra time! Starter bread/marinara sauce was a great start and tasted fresh and scrumptious. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves authentic Italian food in an authentic Italian part of San Diego!
The ambient was really good i love San Diego, but the food was ok
Great place, one of our favorites. I was happy to find Branzino on the menu, it is my favorite fish dish and the way they cooked it was excellent.
You can order delivery directly from Buon Appetito using the Order Online button. Buon Appetito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 238-9880.
Buon Appetito is rated 4.6 stars by 1221 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.