Permanently Closed - Caffe Bella Italia
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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)
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.
Birthday was great
Great food, great service, great experience!
Nice place in PB. Food was good excellent service.
We hadn't been for a while, but it was so good that we'll be back soon
Excellent food. And best service I have ever had. Outstanding Family owned restaurant.
Great service and food.
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...
Our dining experience was fabulous! The food was great and the ambiance was romantic.
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!
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.
What a wonderful meal, one of the best in PB!! Terrific service , a very memorable evening!
Very good, very authentic food. The staff is very friendly and helpful without being over the top about it. Spotlessly clean! Totally recommend!
Very nice and romantic place for a date, very small portions for a high price, but ambiance made up for it to a point.
Excellent wait staff. Happy to accommodate special requests if they can.
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.
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!!
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.
The salads are fantastic. The pasta was pretty good not fantastic.
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!
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.
Was ok for a casual meal. Honest food, correct service, nice place. Great for families with small children.
Had an incredible lamb dish at this wonderful restaurant! The homemade pasta was exceptional per my adult children!
Food, atmosphere, ambience, date night, what ever you're into this place provide.
Love to go to this restaurant every time I visit San Diego!
Service was great and food was good. It was a pleasant experience.
Caffe Bella is a hidden gem. We are so glad we found this place as being from Chicago, we know REAL authentic Italian food and this place has it!! From the delicious food to the amazing service, that treats you like family. You just can't go wrong. We LOVE this place!
Just a so so restaurant.sorry we wasted a dinner there. waiter was friendly but atmosphere was not very impressive. I had probably the smallest clams ever !. Hubby had spaghetti and meat balls..5 very little meatballs...Friend had the lasagne that could have fed us all!
Great food and a great staff! We enjoyed the authentic me u and food.
We had a small wedding dinner there. The food and service were exceptional!!!
I am an avid lover of real authentic Italian food...and I honestly would have rather gone to Olive Garden. Yes, Olive Garden. Soo ridiculously overpriced. Unless your drinking alcohol/wine, our server came over maybe 3 times the entire visit. Every other table though with bottles of wine were getting chatted up every few minutes. The look of this place is cool and fun, but everything else about this place is garbage.
Food was delicious and ambiance was perfect for a special occasion.
We had been here before, but they have updated the decor and menu a bit since then. "Pask" (Pasquale=Chef) was most cordial, and visited our table and requested and accepted feedback. I said that the last time that we ate dinner, (before him??) the dressing we had was inconsequential for the simple salad, but the rest of the menu was fine. This time we had the Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction dressing and it was much more satisfying. This is 'nit-picking,' but the improvement on this subtlety makes a fine first taste. We had the garlic bread appetizer, salad, pesto ravioli, and the vegetarian pizza. All were prepared superbly, and presented and timed in fine order. Our waitress that evening was Bruna(?sp), warm, engaging and very responsive. We have put them back on our 'rotation' list of fine dining, for Italian cuisine. Highly recommended. Their menu had plenty for us to choose from, (lacto-vegetarians) but there was suitable choices for all other palates. Ciao
My husband and I were both very happy with the riccia salad we shared, as well as our pastas. I had linguini with a light tomato sauce and seafood and it was perfectly spiced and reminded me of southern Italy. The other pasta we had was the paparedelle funghi salsicci and it was delicious. Delightful waiter!
Fabulous as always. The food is divine, atmosphere delightful, service is excellent!
Impeccable service! Great atmosphere and delicious authentic Italian food!
Amazing experience ! Great food, and perfect service . Bellisimo!
Delicious Food and Fantastic service makes you feel like home.
No veal. My wife's steak was mostly fat. I ordered Italian seafood soup. The was no broth. I asked for more broth and it came out cold. Very disappointed.
Will not return.
This restaurant had excellent food, good service, and a great location. From the garlic bread to the grouper to the berry tiramisu everything was very good. We will be repeat customers.
We had a group of 12 on a friendly business group dinner. Service was outstanding and the food was fantastic. The antipasto with mozzarella is a must. Compliments to the staff and chef you made us feel at home our group had a great time.
Permanently Closed - Caffe Bella Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 273-1224.
Permanently Closed - Caffe Bella Italia is rated 4.4 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.