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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Pacific Beach


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A photo of Catania restaurant
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 34 times today
Inspired by an Italy road-trip Chef Ryan and I (Arturo) took back in 2008, we’re pleased to introduce Catania, the newest member of the Whisknladle Hospitality family. Here, we’ll be featuring simple, seasonal and authentic Italian Coastal Cuisine (None of the Italian version of TexMex you see most other places). Our commitment to authenticity will be evident in our use of wood burning ovens and grills, an all Italian wine list as well as an exclusively craft Italian Beer program. (Yes, Italy has an amazing craft beer movement nobody’s heard about.)
A photo of Semola La Jolla restaurant
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 2 times today
We are proud to introduce you to our new concept “Semola”. It’s our take on contemporary Italian cuisine and gastronomy. A fusion of different food cultures and experiences with a focus on the “raw material”, showcased by Executive Chef Patrick Money and Michelin Star Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi. Local ingredients and small farming will be a strong focus at Semola as we deeply value what San Diego has to offer…
A photo of Solare Ristorante Lounge restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Point Loma
Booked 29 times today
Authentic Italian - OPEN for Dine-In - and Take-out, Curbside, and Delivery. Solare is a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant - Voted Best Italian Restaurant, Best Service, & Best Wine List by San Diego Magazine. Full Bar - Craft Cocktails - Wine Room - and Private Dining. Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team work hard to offer an amazing dining experience for you. We believe in the use of local fresh organic produce, natural meat and wild seafood and we are a Sustainable Green Restaurant. Each dish is prepared from scratch with love and passion to satisfy our customer's heart and soul. Easy parking here in Liberty Station.
A photo of Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - La Jolla restaurant
• Contemporary italian • University City/Golden Triangle
Locals have been meeting at Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant to celebrate special occasions for over 30 years. We have one of the largest and most efficient delivery operations in the greater San Diego area, offering quick and friendly delivery of our entire menu. Call us at (858)-597-2222 for delivery and take out orders. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Join us for a great meal, including fresh Italian dishes like pizzas, pastas, and many more favorites.The next time you are craving the best Italian food in San Diego County, look no further than Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant!
A photo of North Italia - Fashion Valley restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Mission Valley
Booked 53 times today
At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experiences perfect for any occasion.
A photo of Nolita Hall restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 60 times today
Inspired by both the modern and traditional drinking emporiums in Europe’s legendary beer cities, Nolita Hall San Diego promises a unique and unexpected full-service restaurant experience. Nolita focuses on incredible craft cocktails and a local, sustainable kitchen program helmed by Executive Chef Moira Hill: featuring local farms and contemporary Italian cuisine. Our 20 taps pour a range of local and global craft beers. Our wines are carefully curated by our in-house Sommelier with a focus on California and Italy.We are not able to seat incomplete parties or parties larger than the number on the reservation. Your entire party must be present within 15 minutes of your reservation time. Note: Your table will be reserved for 2 hours.
A photo of Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 63 times today
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, Salvatore's uses the finest and freshest ingredients to create a California Cuisine with Italian influence dining experience unlike any other
A photo of Bencotto Italian Kitchen restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 70 times today
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOUR DESIRED TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE.We are proud to offer 75 kinds of different pasta recipe, fresh and hand-crafted 12 hours a day."Bencotto" means cooked well: this is what authentic Italian food is about.It tastes as it should and would in Italy.Bencotto offers two different eating environments: guests can either enjoy their meal at our “kitchen-esque” bar downstairs, or they can relax in the intimate low-ceiling dining area upstairs. The décor creates a clean and sophisticated atmosphere, where old-world charm and warmth blend with contemporary appeal.
A photo of Civico 1845 restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Italian born and raised brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo brings fresh flavors with a contemporary spin on traditional Italian classics. Our cuisine is inspired from the region of Calabria, Italy. Menu features also the very first vegan-italian menu in the US! Civico 1845 is 2022 Top Italian Restaurant for the most important Italian guide “Gambero Rosso”.
A photo of RustiCucina restaurant
• Contemporary italian • Hillcrest
Booked 20 times today
Welcome to Rusticucina, where locally sourced ingredients, seasonal dishes and a warm ambiance reign supreme. We are named to reflect the merging of two cultures; American and Sicilian, since our owners are straight out of a small town in Sicily. We invite neighborhood dwellers and visitors to experience our farm-to-neighborhood restaurant unlike any other. Aperitivo, a traditional Italian-style happy hour, leads the way—think sensational small bites, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncello. We also offer a full bar and carefully curated craft cocktails, along with an impressive beer and wine list. Our food menu, boasts hearty, rustic cuisine, with pasta made in-house, from scratch, as well palate-pleasing entrees and a slate of pizzas and flat breads. Our tableside service offers a one-of-a-kind, dedicated experience, and their outdoor space is the perfect landing spot for dog lovers and sun worshipers. We even offer a pet menu for furry guests.
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