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Permanently Closed - Caffe Bella Italia

4.4
427 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (381)

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. "Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffé Bella Italia a charming restaurant where locals and Italians love to dine. The service is detailed and friendly. The interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm mediteranean atmosphere.

This is authentic Italian cuisine served with great pride and beautiful presentation by chef and owners who hail from Napoli, Italy.
Real Neapolitan PIZZA STG (Traditional Specialty Guaranteed)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_pizza)

At Caffe Bella Italia you can certainly enjoy a good wine with your dinner. Our list offers excellent wines at reasonable prices, most of them imported directly from Italy.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Organic, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 273-1224
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pasquale Corsicato
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Catering
Whether you are planning a small meeting or a lavish affair, we are happy to work with you to create a personalized menu at a personalized price. Check out our website for menu options and our selection of platters and trays.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Haines Street
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Parking details
9 dedicated parking spots along the side and alley. Free big parking lot at half a block, at corner with Ingraham.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

Birthday was great

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vipStevie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

Great food, great service, great experience!

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viplute70 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2017

Nice place in PB. Food was good excellent service.

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vip2foodlovers (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

We hadn't been for a while, but it was so good that we'll be back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2017

Excellent food. And best service I have ever had. Outstanding Family owned restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

Great service and food.

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JohnG (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Waitress was average if that. The owner was very friendly. The food was fresh, copious, and savory. Excellent value. Maybe the rest of the wait staff makes up for the waitress we had...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Our dining experience was fabulous! The food was great and the ambiance was romantic.

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MatthewA (Kyoto)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Truly exceptional meal that made me feel like I was at a family dinner in Italy. Most impressive: Telling the server what we liked and asking the chef to make whatever he thought would taste good. Result? Superb spicy seafood pasta! Outstanding. Looking forward to returning again soon. Highly recommended!

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vipKaren (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2016

This visit was my second time at this wonderful restaurant. Three of us started with bruschettone and caprese, then moved to lemon chicken for two of us and salmon for the third. Everyone thought the food was delicious. After dinner, although we didn't need dessert, the waiter brought over a tray with a lovely selection of fruit and custard desserts. We couldn't resist.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

What a wonderful meal, one of the best in PB!! Terrific service , a very memorable evening!

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Matty0861 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Very good, very authentic food. The staff is very friendly and helpful without being over the top about it. Spotlessly clean! Totally recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2016

Very nice and romantic place for a date, very small portions for a high price, but ambiance made up for it to a point.

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Nelsok82 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent wait staff. Happy to accommodate special requests if they can.

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SeatDude (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2016

High quality, reasonably price Italian food in a sea of mediocre options. Been here regularly, and never disappointed. Good for families, romantic dinners, and dinner with friends pre-going-out. Super nice family owners. Staff is excellent, service the same.

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CarrieF (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2016

This is our go to restaurant. The food is amazing, everything is authentic Italian, just like being back home at our Italian friends and families house for dinner. The service is wonderful, we are treated like family every time we are there. Love love love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

My wife's steak was perfectly prepared (rare to medium-rare), which seldom happens at most other restaurants. Their seafood dishes are fresh, and delicious. Our server, Davide, is a true pro. This was our second visit during the past ear, and we have been very impressed both times. The staff exude an authentic warmth and sincerity seldom found. We will return the next time we visit the PB area.

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Tracy (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

The salads are fantastic. The pasta was pretty good not fantastic.

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viptheatregoer (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2016

My daughter and son-in-law, who run a small store with a kitchen, were visiting us from out of state. We decided to take a day trip to San Diego. We enjoyed a tasting and tour of Ballast Point brewery, then a quick trip to Hotel del Coronado for a walk on the beach. We met up with my daughter's friend at this quaint Italian cafe in Pacific Beach. It was the perfect way to wrap up the day. Our server, Juan Pablo, was tremendous. He made some excellent recommendations in both food choices and wine pairings. From the garlic bread and soup to the gnocchi and veal dishes, all were expertly prepared and served. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2016

Papardelle with wild mushrooms, sausage and truffle oil was terrific as was the chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Wine list is very good and fairly priced.

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