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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Pacific Beach


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A photo of Marisi restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 77 times today
Discovering Italy by way of La Jolla, Marisi focuses on Italian hearth cooking with an emphasis on handmade pastas, fine wine and classic cocktails. The menu celebrates the rich diversity of cuisine from across Italy, fashioned in a time-honored tradition of handmade all day, every day. A dream that lives between the Italian and La Jolla coasts, suspended between tides instead of time — a mood more than a plot. A visit that feels a lot like coming home, if home was a warm, charming villa off the Amalfi coast. Marisi is a taste of something you want to remember. We hope you love it.
A photo of Catania restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 35 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 La Pastaia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Bay Park
Booked 30 times today
Upon stepping into La Pastaia, you’ll be greeted by an inviting ambiance that seamlessly combines modern elegance with rustic charm. The cozy and friendly environment creates an ideal setting for an enchanting culinary experience. From homemade pasta tossed in flavorful sauces to mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients, our menu offers a wide range of classic Italian dishes prepared with a contemporary flair. La Pastaia is the brainchild of a dynamic duo whose expertise and love for the culinary
A photo of Candor by Giuseppe restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 11 times today
With honest flavor and expression, Candor is a fresh take on dining, a neighborhood destination, and go-to gathering place. Always ready to serve up an engaging and savory social environment, community and culture mix seamlessly through an unpretentious and approachable seasonal menu. An American eatery that satisfies locals and travelers alike, guests feel right at home – always delighted by familiar tastes with global twists.
A photo of Ambrogio by Acquerello restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 1 time today
Join us to experience Michelin Star Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi's Signature 7-Course Tasting Menu Daily. *For guests short on time, you can experience a shorter version (4 Courses) of Chef Silvio's Signature Tasting Menu Tuesday-Thursday*At Ambrogio by Acquerello we seek to operate within the frame of a New Italian Cuisine, built on concreteness, innovation and respect for our great Italian Culture and Materia Prima, as well as the amazing resources of San Diego.We work without employing sous-vide or parboiling techniques but cooking "à la Minute" to accomplish maximum quality and an integral respect for the “materia prima”, seeking to sweep away the customer through the experience and hospitality that we strive to offer.Italy, France, Korea, Japan and California: the five countries that define our cuisine and allow us to create a unique set of masterpieces where the traditional flavors of Milan typical foods meet the exoticism of Pacific Asian influences.
A photo of Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - La Jolla restaurant
Price: Moderate
• 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 Lucrezia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • La Jolla
Booked 73 times today
Lucrezia restaurant, part of the internationally recognized Grupo Hunan Restaurant Group is conveniently located at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla at 4301 La Jolla Village Dr.#1050.Valet parking is located right in front of the restaurant and self parking is available at the mall (first 2 hours free). We are serving lunch and dinner with a traditional and contemporary Italian flare, featuring extensive cocktail, liquor and wine list. Artisan Neapolitan Pizza prepared in traditional stone oven. We also feature a fully private dining room perfect for private gatherings and business meetings and events. Fully equipped with A/V and acoustically insulated. Looking forward to welcoming you soon !
A photo of North Italia - Fashion Valley restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Mission Valley
Booked 73 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
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 28 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 Luis Esteva: 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 from around the world. 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 Bencotto Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy
Booked 64 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.
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