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Best Italian Restaurants in Mira Mesa


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A photo of Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carmel Valley
Booked 5 times today
Vittorio's Italian Restaurant has been hailed as a gem of San Diego for its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. With a chef who maintains a high standard, its dishes such as lemony shrimp, veal parmigiana, and an artichoke appetizer have earned rave reviews. Customers liken the experience to being warmly invited into an Italian home with its ambiance, friendly staff, and outstanding service. Victor, the restaurant owner, is highly commended for his tight management and obsession with delivering quality. Regular patrons have dubbed it as a neighborhood favorite, a must-visit, and even the best Italian cuisine in San Diego.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Mira Mesa
Booked 15 times today
Buca di Beppo in Mira Mesa is widely recognized for its high-quality, authentic Italian cuisine. Renowned for its vibrant and fun atmosphere, it captures the essence of the Italian dining experience. Customers rave about their dishes, such as the Mussels n clams linguine, the lasagna, and the Quattro al Forno, describing them as exceptionally delicious and hot. The dishes are served family-style, which contributes to the authentic experience and is perfect for larger groups. This busy establishment also offers excellent service, with patrons noting the friendly and efficient staff. Furthermore, their attention to detail and hospitality greatly enhance the dining experience. Despite the occasional parking issues, the restaurant is a hit with diners, many of whom are regulars.
A photo of The Amalfi Llama - San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • University City/Golden Triangle
Booked 45 times today
The Amalfi Llama reimagines the culinary landscape by seamlessly merging the allure of a rustic live-fire steakhouse with the flavors of Italian cuisine, a culinary haven where genuine cooking, down-to-earth cuisine and stylish flair intertwine. Guests embark on a journey from Southern Patagonia to the Mediterranean coast of Italy as they indulge in a multisensory experience that transcends boundaries – from the soothing cream decor to the intimate ambiance of crackling embers accompanied by the melodies of vintage Italian vinyls. Embracing the essence of a modern farmhouse, The Amalfi Llama revolves around an open parrilla grill and wood-burning oven, harnessing fire, smoke, coals and embers to craft dishes. The restaurant’s ethos also meets design with Latin American and Mediterranean influences, resulting in an inviting environment adorned with light woods, natural light and subtly elegant finishes, defying traditional steakhouse and Italian restaurant conventions.
A photo of Lucrezia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 38 times today
Lucrezia is an Italian restaurant highly regarded by its patrons. According to the guests, what makes Lucrezia stand out is the excellent service and delectable Italian dishes. From the classics to creative and innovative options, every dish is crafted with care and authenticity. The pasta, burrata, chicken, and pizza are particularly praised, noted for their freshness, taste, and appropriate seasoning. Customers also applaud the restaurant for its excellent service, with the staff being kind, attentive, and well-versed. The ambiance is classy and well-thought-out, further enhancing the dining experience. Patrons have expressed their desire to return, acknowledging Lucrezia as their go-to Italian restaurant. The overall consensus is that Lucrezia is a restaurant of excellent Italian cuisine.
A photo of Piatti - La Jolla restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 53 times today
Centrally located in La Jolla, Piatti offers a remarkable culinary experience, with customers often praising its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. The restaurant's popularity is evident in the 35-year patronage of some diners, who find the service efficient and dining atmosphere cozy. Reviews highlight Piatti’s solid good old-fashioned Italian fare, offering excellent value for money. Dishes such as the signature lemon sauce ravioli, grilled romaine salad wrapped in prosciutto, and Penne Bolognese have been frequently described as “the best outside of Italy.” Customers also commend the thoughtful service, consistent food quality, and the pleasant ambiance of their garden area. Despite minor critiques such as parking issues and a 4% surcharge, Piatti remains a beloved choice for both locals and tourists, earning its reputation as one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego.
A photo of North Italia San Diego - One  Paseo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 63 times today
North Italia San Diego - One Paseo is lauded for its diverse array of authentic Italian cuisine. Many patrons have praised its generous servings, flavor-rich dishes, and the freshness of its ingredients. From their renowned meatballs and excellent red sauce to the perfectly seared scallops on creamy risotto, the restaurant's skill is evident in the execution of every dish. Commendations extend beyond the food, with many reviews highlighting the exceptional service as well. Notably, guests appreciate the varied Italian wine selection, especially the whites, which are often lacking in other Italian establishments. The restaurant offers a wonderful blend of traditional Italian and modern American dishes, ensuring universally satisfying dining experiences for all patrons.
A photo of Marisi restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 76 times today
Marisi, located in San Diego, is revered for its authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been lauded for its upscale, Mediterranean themed decor and exquisite food presentation, with several patrons labeling it as their favorite restaurant in the city. Critics and diners have noted that Marisi serves "some of the very best Italian food", including fresh, delicious pasta dishes that are comparable to the ones in Italy, as well as a unique and extensive old-world wine list. The service receives consistent praise for being top notch, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. With interior details that are described as "incredible", "gorgeous", and "immaculate", Marisi is renowned for its fantastic ambiance, making it a go-to place for a date night or special occasions.
A photo of Catania restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 63 times today
Hailed as a favorite by the locals, Catania is renowned for providing an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of San Diego. The menu offers an exciting variety of dishes, from Smoked Duck Liver Crostini to Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Crispy Octopus to Grilled Mary's Duck Breast, all prepared to perfection. Patrons have particularly praised the freshness and authenticity of the food that brings back memories of Rome, some even declaring it the best Italian food in San Diego. The restaurant is also known for its rooftop location in downtown La Jolla, providing beautiful ocean views that perfectly complement the delicious fare and friendly service. Whether you're craving for a classic Margherita pizza or savoring the Aglio e Olio Peperoncini, Catania guarantees an incredible experience.
A photo of La Dolce Vita Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 25 times today
La Dolce Vita Ristorante, nestled in La Jolla, offers a memorable dining experience characterized by authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has garnered rave reviews for its incredible food, with dishes described as "authentic and amazing," as well as its personable and attentive service staff. Not only has it established itself as a beloved local gem for "real world Italian" experience, but it has also captivated visitors from afar, with customers recommending the establishment for anyone looking for a wonderful Italian dinner. Reviewers praised the pasta, particularly the lobster ravioli, and the homemade ingredients, as well as the vast wine selection. Notably, one Italian reviewer expressed their satisfaction, passionately endorsing La Dolce Vita as their only go-to for Italian food.
A photo of Rosina's Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Poway / Rancho Bernardo
Booked 23 times today
Rosina's Italian Restaurant has received rave reviews, with patrons lauding it as one of the best Italian eateries they've experienced. From hearty, flavorful appetizers to the perfectly executed main dishes, each item on the menu is said to be exemplary of authentic Italian cuisine. Customers find the service to be outstanding, whether dining indoors or out on the patio, making the experience even more enjoyable. They make special mention of the notable dishes like past vongole, Sicilian salad, lasagna, and the pappardelle pasta with shrimp. The overall atmosphere is praised as upscale yet comfortable and family-friendly. According to the patrons, Rosina's Italian Restaurant consistently offers great food, great service, and a great atmosphere.
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