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For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
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Buon Appetito

4.6
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Open for Lunch 11:00 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday.
Serving Dinner everyday 4:00Pm to 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday
Friday and Saturday serving dinner until 11:00 PM
Sunday opens for lunch @ 11:30. Dinner starts @ 4:00 until 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(619) 238-9880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salvatore Caniglia and Antonio Mastellone
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Catering
We offer full catering for any occasion. Office meetings, weddings, family reunions & private parties to name a few. From gourmet-elegant to casual fare we can meet your dreams. Our events coordinator will work with you individually to create your celebration feast!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cedar street
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Parking details
We do not offer parking, but there is valet parking on the corner of Cedar Street and India Street. Also several paying parking spaces throughout Little Italy
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Public transit
Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 607 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipluv2dine (Houston)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic pork oso bucco and veal with mushroom pockets along with great service! Atmosphere was energetic yet cozy! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 17, 2018

Had a group for work and they accommodated 10 of us just fine. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 17, 2018

Very great food!!! Awesome service!!!! But very loud and hard to have a conversation with a big group of people:(

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

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LinasR (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, awesome place. The pasta specials were especially good.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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%.

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Lorenzo 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Fresh made italian food, excellent service, attentive waitress. Food was delicious, came as requested and in a timely manner. It was an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

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!

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vipBobB (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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