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Best Italian Restaurants in Banker's Hill

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4.7
Exceptional(6948)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Banker's Hill
Booked 66 times today
Rooted in the heart of San Diego, CUCINA urbana is an authentic Italian restaurant famed for its brilliant food and excellent service. Highly rated by customers, CUCINA urbana is commended for its unique and unexpected twists on typical recipes. The restaurant offers a variety of delightful dishes such as squash blossoms with lemon ricotta filling, gnocchi, mushroom pizza and more. The outstanding flavors are complemented by a great selection of Italian wines. Patrons also appreciate the restaurant's proximity to the Old Globe Theater. From the fantastic food to the fun ambiance and attentive staff, it's clear CUCINA urbana is a beloved go-to spot for Italian cuisine.
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4.6
Exceptional(4116)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 88 times today
Barbusa is a revered Italian restaurant that has garnered a glowing reputation from both local and visiting patrons. Nestled in the heart of Little Italy, San Diego, it boasts an inviting ambiance that perfectly marries modern decor with traditional Italian heritage. As noted in several reviews, the food at Barbusa is nothing short of exceptional; dishes like the ribeye, the rigatoni with eggplant, and the pesto gnocchi have been pointed out as exquisite highlights of the menu. Customers have also commended the exceptional and attentive service, making special mention of waiters like Paolo and Diego Silva, who elevate dining experiences through their passion and knowledge. One reviewer described a visit to Barbusa as an "unforgettable journey into the heart of Italy," which speaks volumes about the authenticity and quality of its culinary offerings. Overall, the combinative experience of the food, service, and ambiance make Barbusa a must-visit spot in San Diego for any lover of fine Italian cuisine.
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4.5
Awesome(3706)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 98 times today
Seneca restaurant is consistently praised for its excellent authentic Italian cuisine, served in a unique environment with stunning views of the San Diego Bay. The eatery has garnered numerous positive reviews for its vibrant atmosphere, attentive service, and delectable dishes such as their praised 30-layer oxtail lasagna and delectable tiramisu. Besides the top-notch food, the restaurant's unique location on the 19th floor offers breathtaking views that enhance the overall dining experience, earning it the title of "one of the best restaurants" in San Diego. Customers have noted that despite being in the heart of the city, the ambiance of Seneca gives you the feeling of dining in Rome, Italy. This testifies to the authenticity of their food selection and dining experience.
A photo of Roman Wolves restaurant
4.3
Awesome(127)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 43 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."
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4.5
Awesome(69)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 17 times today
"Lala" is a captivating blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine, paired with handcrafted cocktails in a cozy, sexy-chic ambiance. Our menu showcases timeless Italian flavors with a contemporary twist, from traditional Stuffed Shells to inventive loaded potato gnocchi. The intimate atmosphere, with dimmed lights and plush furnishings, sets the stage for romantic dinners or vibrant gatherings.Our bar is a haven of mixology artistry, featuring classic Negronis and signature creations like the "Lala Martini." Sustainability is a core value—we source responsibly and implement eco-friendly practices in both the kitchen and the bar. "Lala" isn't just a restaurant; it's a community that appreciates culinary excellence, inviting you to savor the extraordinary in every bite, sip, and moment. Join us for a celebration of Italian cuisine, crafted with contemporary flair, and served in an ambiance that exudes romance.
A photo of Bencotto Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3151)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 87 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 Civico 1845 restaurant
4.4
Awesome(2280)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 36 times today
Civico 1845, located in San Diego, is highly acclaimed for its authentic Italian cuisine. Praise doesn't stop at its traditional dishes, but also extends to its impressively creative vegan menu. A plethora of reviews laud the restaurant, with one patron stating they experienced the best pasta they've ever had, and another commending the vegan mozzarella. The great service, as well as the warm and charming atmosphere, further enhance the dining experience. Comments also applaud the speed of service, portion sizes, and quality of dishes, leading to recommendations and repeat visits. Whether it's celebrating special occasions or simply relishing delicious Italian comfort food, Civico 1845 does not disappoint.
A photo of Cesarina restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(5062)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Ocean Beach
Booked 165 times today
Cesarina, located in San Diego, is a highly praised hub of authentic Italian cuisine. With a consistent track record of outstanding reviews, guests laud it as "the best Italian restaurant in San Diego" and "the only Italian food worth eating in San Diego." Patrons constantly commend not only the excellent food but also the superb service, going as far as giving it a 12/10 rating. The homemade pasta and dishes such as the octopus, rigatoni with pomodoro sauce, and tiramisu come highly recommended. Everything is labelled fresh and cooked to perfection. The ambiance is credited as uniquely immersive, and the service as unparalleled in kind professionalism.
A photo of Nolita Hall restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(692)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Little Italy
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 Monello restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2524)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 76 times today
Monello is a top-rated Italian restaurant, garnering rave reviews for its exceptional offerings of traditional Italian dishes. Renowned for their pasta tossed in wheel cheese, customers also enjoy their delectable black ink squid pasta and prosciutto pizza. The tagliatelle lam ragu and spaghetti with squid ink have been particularly highlighted as game-changers. Besides the outstanding food, the reviews also mention the excellent service, great atmosphere, and the attentive staff. Some customers even claim it's the best Italian restaurant in San Diego's Little Italy. Renowned for its fresh pasta and iconic cheese wheel, Monello has become a must-visit destination for Italian cuisine enthusiasts.
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