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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Banker's Hill


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A photo of Roman Wolves restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 66 times today
Nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of Little Italy, The Heights has swiftly garnered a reputation for providing an authentic contemporary Italian culinary experience. Patrons praise its excellent service and quality, with standout dishes such as the Buffalo Eggplant and Raviolone earning rave reviews. The seafood, including calamari and Chilean Seabass, is applauded for its top-notch quality, as is the signature fettuccine served in a cheese wheel. The inviting ambiance combined with a great selection of drinks and gourmet cuisine, makes The Heights a 'must-try' for locals and tourists alike. As one reviewer succinctly puts it, "It's an elegant yet comfortable place to meet your friends and/or family."
A photo of Nolita Hall restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 50 times today
Nolita Hall is a prime location for contemporary Italian cuisine. Located at an ideal spot, this restaurant has been lauded for its outstanding service, creative and delectable food, as well as its trendy ambiance. Reviews commend its ingenious drink options, with the Back on the Rind Mezcal creation receiving particular praise. Notable menu items recommended by patrons include the hot honey pizza, chilaquiles, and French toast board. While the planes flying overhead occasionally impact the atmosphere, most customers find the overall experience worth it. Its consistent excellence has made Nolita Hall a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 38 times today
Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge comes highly recommended for its authentic Italian cuisine, as per its reviews. The carefully selected menu, attentive service, and distinctive dishes have won the hearts of many customers. Also noteworthy is the restaurant's ambiance which is appreciated for its Italian-style serving of food, course by course. From appetizers like fried gnocchi to main courses like seafood linguine or prosciutto pizza, the food is consistently praised for being delicious and authentic. Reviewers also highlight the creative cocktail offerings and lively atmosphere. In addition, the restaurant's unique features like a speakeasy and fire show add to the overall experience. As one review sums up, "This is a high energy, vibrant and chic restaurant offering great Italian dishes." Not only is Salvatore's renowned for its food and drinks, but it's also mentioned as a wonderful place to celebrate special occasions.
A photo of Bencotto Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 82 times today
Bencotto Italian Kitchen is a treasure trove of true Italian cuisine, nestled in Little Italy, San Diego. Its menu might not be enormous, but each dish stands out, reflecting the principle of "less is more". This philosophy is confirmed by numerous customers who praise Bencotto's authentic Italian meals, especially the homemade pasta that enthusiasts say rivals the best in the world. The unique cheese wheel pasta special has been highlighted as a must-try experience for both its preparation demonstration and its unforgettable taste. Celebrated for its consistent quality and fabulous service, Bencotto Italian Kitchen promises an exceptional dining experience for those seeking the best of Italian cuisine, as one reviewer testifies, "There is no better choice in San Diego than Bencotto."
A photo of RustiCucina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Hillcrest
Booked 42 times today
RustiCucina is recognized by many food enthusiasts as one of San Diego's finest Italian culinary spots. This acclaimed restaurant boasts an enticing menu filled with traditional Italian dishes, fused with a distinct contemporary twist. The restaurant is frequently praised in reviews for dishes like their cheese wheel pasta, traditional lasagna, and pillowy gnocchi with wild boar. Impressive customer service complements the exemplary dining experience, demonstrated by complimentary drinks and memorable hospitality. With its reputation for producing succulent Italian fare, RustiCucina continues to charm the palates of both locals and visitors alike. Regardless of the numerous establishments around, it stands out through its fresh, authentic Italian cuisine that is always served with warmth and proficiency.
A photo of Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 51 times today
Farmer's Table - Little Italy is a gem that offers a unique blend of Italian cuisine and farm-to-table freshness. Customers highly commend the restaurant for its outstanding dishes, such as the Roasted Chicken flatbread, Artichoke Ravioli, and Oxtail Ravioli. Aside from its remarkable food, Farmer's Table stands out for its excellent service, from the hostess to the waitstaff. It's nestled in an amazing location surrounded by the vibrant energy of Little Italy's new Piazza. The comfortable ambiance, coupled with the reasonable pricing, makes it a favorite among locals and tourists. In the reviews, phrases like "awesome service, great meal", "great atmosphere and food", and "food was delicious" commonly appear, underscoring this restaurant's commitment to top-quality farm-to-table cuisine.
A photo of Nonna restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 12 times today
Nonna, located in the heart of Little Italy in San Diego, is an authentic Italian restaurant that never fails to impress its patrons. Hailed by Italian Americans from New York and Italian natives alike, Nonna is lauded for its high-quality, delicious food, exceptional service, and cozy ambiance. Reviewers on numerous occasions have noted Nonna's excellent eggplant dishes, generous portions, and outstanding authenticity, with some diners even stating it's the best Italian they've had since Italy itself! Whether you're craving their heavenly cannolis, exceptional espresso, or their succulent seafood special, you're in for an unforgettable dining experience at Nonna.
A photo of North Italia - Fashion Valley restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Mission Valley
Booked 86 times today
North Italia - Fashion Valley is highly acclaimed for its Italian cuisine, as attested by numerous positive reviews. Its location is perfect for a nice meal, and the atmosphere - either indoors or on the patio - enhances the dining experience. The restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Italian offerings, with great pizza, pasta, and salads, and the Strozzapreti is a recommended dish. The menu includes a variety of Italian wines, such as Nebbiolo Langhe and Barolo, enhancing the authentic Italian dining experience. As one reviewer noted, the food and service are "always phenomenal," making North Italia a must-visit for Italian dishes.
A photo of Alexander's on 30th restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • North Park
Booked 28 times today
Alexander's on 30th is highly recommended for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Located in San Diego, the restaurant is praised in reviews for its delicious food, particularly the lasagna, and superb service. Patrons note the warm, cozy, and European ambiance, creating an ideal setting for a romantic dinner, birthday celebrations, and special occasions. Diners unanimously appreciate the restaurant's attentive service and the leisurely pace at which they could savor their meal. Every aspect of Alexander's on 30th, from the moment guests walk in the door to the exceptional food and service, is meticulously accomplished, making it a top Italian spot.
A photo of Monzu Fresh Pasta restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 12 times today
Monzu Fresh Pasta, located in San Diego's Gaslamp area, is highly revered by locals and visitors alike for its authentic Italian cuisine experience. The restaurant boasts a myriad of positive reviews that praise not only the quality of the delicious and abundant food but also the exceptional wine selection, professional and friendly staff, as well as the intimate and inviting ambiance. Guests especially love the fresh pasta dishes, which they describe as "knock your socks off good" and "the best pasta in San Diego". Reviewers often mention the connection they feel to Italy when dining at Monzu, noting that it "made me feel like I was back in Rome". The positive reception from reviewers is a testament to Monzu's commitment to providing a true Italian culinary experience.
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