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Best Italian Restaurants in College Area


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A photo of Aromi Italian Cuisine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Mesa
Booked 7 times today
Aromi Italian Cuisine enjoys a high reputation for offering some of the best and most authentic Italian dishes. Located just off Hwy 8, Aromi is known for its excellent service, welcoming atmosphere, and exceptional food quality. A review stated, "Great food and lovely atmosphere. Service was excellent", echoing the sentiments of many other satisfied customers. Many have praised the restaurant's attention to detail in creating an authentic Italian dining experience, with one reviewer highlighting, "The food was delicious, even better than I hoped. We will absolutely come back." Another customer noted that the restaurant, "made me feel like I was in Italy". From the decor to staff professionalism, Aromi Italian Cuisine consistently impresses for its dedication to delivering a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Antica Trattoria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Mesa
Booked 8 times today
Antica Trattoria is a beloved destination for contemporary Italian cuisine. Their extensive menu, featuring authentic dishes from salads to desserts, has been praised by guests. Stand-out choices include their Chef Special and their range of Italian red wines. Reviewers laud the exceptional food and service, with the Chef Franco regularly interacting with diners to ensure a satisfactory experience. Some even consider this gem to be the best Italian restaurant in San Diego due to its authentic dishes and excellent service. Despite a somewhat hidden location in a strip mall, the beautiful interior and top-notch service make Antica Trattoria a must-visit for all Italian food lovers.
A photo of Limoncello La Mesa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Park
Booked 15 times today
Welcome to Limoncello, your go-to destination for authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of La Mesa. At Limoncello, we pride ourselves on delivering a true taste of Italy with our carefully curated menu inspired by traditional family recipes passed down through generations. Our dishes showcase the rich flavors of Italy, crafted using only the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and from Italy. From classic pasta dishes to mouthwatering pizzas and delectable desserts, each plate is a celebration of Italian culinary heritage. Come savor the warmth and hospitality of Italy right here in La Mesa at Limoncello, where every meal is a journey to the heart of Italian flavors.
A photo of Siamo Napoli restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Park
Booked 28 times today
Siamo Napoli is lauded as the epitome of authentic Italian cuisine in San Diego, with many praising the high quality and freshness of their ingredients. The commitment to authenticity is reflected in perfectly cooked and beautifully plated pasta dishes, delicious pizza, salads, and more. Several reviews mention service excellence, specifically naming staff members like Gianni who go above and beyond to ensure an outstanding dining experience. The ambiance of the restaurant also earns high remarks for its great atmosphere, sending a feeling as if one is dining in Italy, without leaving California. Clearly, Siamo Napoli is not merely a restaurant, but an Italian experience in itself.
A photo of Cori Pastificio Trattoria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Park
Booked 26 times today
Cori Pastificio Trattoria, located in North Park, San Diego, is hailed as a standout for its authentic Italian cuisine. Customers often compare their food experience here to that in Southern Italy, evidencing its adherence to traditional Italian cooking. The restaurant gets high praise for its creative and unique menu, featuring dishes ranging from ricotta ravioli and short rib to a goat cheese infused pasta with meat sauce. Their offerings are described as "innovative", "fresh" and "delicious". The Caponata focaccia and Italian donuts were particularly highlighted in reviews as "absolutely to die for". The service is highly commended, with customers noting the accommodating and personable staff. This restaurant also features a sophisticated wine list and delightful cocktails, adding to its status as a must-visit for Italian cuisine lovers in San Diego.
A photo of Alexander's on 30th restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Park
Booked 27 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 Giardino Neighborhood Cucina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lemon Grove
Booked 8 times today
Giardino Neighborhood Cucina is highly praised by customers for its top-notch Italian cuisine and exceptional service. Located in San Diego, this hidden gem offers a variety of delicious traditional Italian foods. Their pasta, especially the penne salsiccia and risotto, are said to be "one to die for." Reviewers also rave about the restaurant's pizza, spaghetti, and meatballs, claiming them to be the best in San Diego. They also commend the friendly and attentive service and the warm and inviting ambiance created by the fabulous decor. The consensus is clear: if you're looking for excellent Italian cuisine, Giardino Neighborhood Cucina is the place to be.
A photo of Trattoria Da Sofia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Kensington
Booked 10 times today
Trattoria da Sofia is a brand new Italian restaurant located in the charming Kensington neighborhood of San Diego. Trattoria da Sofia features delicious, comforting Italian dishes paired with warm Italian hospitality. By day, the Trattoria is your new favorite coffee shop and cafe.
A photo of Truffle restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Park
Booked 10 times today
Truffle is a warm and charismatic Italian restaurant located in the heart of North Park. We offer classic yet contemporary cuisine.We pair different kinds of fresh truffles with appetizers, pasta, steak, and even gelato. Our signature dish is the "Bistecca alla Fiorentina," a T-bone steak cut live and served table-side on a lava stone.Wine is one of our restaurant's highlights. We have over 60 different wines and a sommelier on staff to decant big wines and open champagne with sabrage.We also have a lovely dog-friendly patio and a private room with a table for 12 available for large parties and events.
A photo of Cacio E Pepe Trattoria Romana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Park
Booked 14 times today
Experience a taste of Rome Italy in San Diego at Cacio e Pepe, where traditional Italian Roman cuisine takes center stage. Our dishes are crafted authentically using Italian ingredients, spices, and techniques, offering everything from the classic Cacio e Pepe to Roman-style pizza. Immerse yourself in the ambiance that reflects the essence of Rome and Italian culture. Join us for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm and indulge in our weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm.Don't miss our unique selections of wines and delicious cocktails to complement your dining experience. ---Brunch:Saturday and Sunday | 9 am - 2:00 pmDinnerTuesday - Thursday | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Closed Monday Night!
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