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Best Italian Restaurants in Old Town


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A photo of Trattoria Don Pietro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Town
Booked 3 times today
Trattoria Don Pietro, an authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of the old town, is highly recommended for its outstanding Italian cuisine. The restaurant's reviews highlight its delightful atmosphere, excellent service, and a delicious variety of dishes. One reviewer enthusiastically shares, "Such delicious and unique Italian cuisine! We enjoyed the lobster ravioli, brussels sprouts, garlic bread, and cocktails". The ambiance is often described as energetic and fun, with a DJ setting a lively vibe. Multiple reviews commend the service, with a reviewer stating it as 'exceptional'. The diverse range of dishes and their palatable quality have left a lasting impression on diners, making Trattoria Don Pietro a must-visit.
A photo of Pizza Bella Italian Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Town
Pizza Bella Italian Bistro, also known as “Old Town’s Best Kept Secret,” isn’t exactly in the heart of Old Town, but people will definitely go a little out of the heart to taste and experience their deliciousness!You can sample a variety of popular Italian dishes from traditional spaghetti to stuffed tortellini to cheesy bread to their award winning pizza.For over forty years Pizza Bella has offered authentic Italian cuisine that has been praised by locals and national food critics alike and has been.written about in six national write ups.
A photo of Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Town
Booked 3 times today
Located in Old Town, Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant is highly praised by customers as a favorite go-to place for its consistently excellent service and authentic Italian food. The restaurant has received exceptional reviews, with diners recommending specialties like spinach tortellini, cioppino, linguini with clams, chicken piccata, and the magnificent shrimp scampi à la Giulio. Many diners also commend the excellent service, notably mentioning waitstaff, Stephanie and Sergio. Reviews raved about the exquisite food and the delightful evening experiences, with one customer stating it simply as "the best Italian Restaurant." This restaurant is a must-try for those seeking the authentic flavor of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Cesarina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Ocean Beach
Booked 190 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 Barbusa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 93 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.
A photo of Madison restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • University Heights
Booked 48 times today
Madison, a celebrated restaurant in San Diego, is hailed for its brilliant fusion of Modern European and Mexican cuisines. Patrons commend the establishment for its tasty and fresh meals, such as the Mediterranean breakfast, which stands as a testament to their allegiance to quality. The restaurant's ambiance is also highly appreciated by diners, with many enjoying the outdoor seating and tastefully designed interiors. Furthermore, the eatery's service is frequently applauded, contributing to its reputation as a dining destination that offers "wonderful experiences." Madison's extensive drink menu has also received rave reviews, solidifying its spot as a go-to restaurant for food and drink connoisseurs alike.
A photo of Roman Wolves restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 42 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."
A photo of Elvira restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Ocean Beach
Booked 66 times today
Benvenuti Nella Mia Cucina, Belli De Nonna! Before we dive into the delicious feast prepared for you, let me give you a little taste of my vita. I was born in the heart of Rome, and I've been cooking up a storm my entire life! My cucina has always been the center of the universe for my 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, their friends, loved ones, and acquaintances – everyone was always Benvenuto!Now, we've brought that same love and flavor right here to San Diego. My beloved grandson, Niccolo', and his amore, Cesarina, are opening the doors of my Cucina with the same warm heart and passion.Wondering how I made it to 95? Well, it's simple: I ate everything that's served here and filled my life with amore! So, Benvenuti! Don't hesitate to indulge in "Scarpetta" - dip that bread into the sauce, just like my grandchildren used to do at the stove when they thought I wasn't looking.Here, Belli De Nonna, it’s all about food, family, and creating beautiful memories!
A photo of Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 22 times today
The Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego is a widely praised locale renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. Dedicated to delivering a satisfying dining experience, the restaurant continuously receives commendations for its outstanding service, inviting ambience, and mouthwatering menu options. Visitors highly recommend the brunch offerings, emphasizing the perfection of their omelets and breakfast potatoes. The diverse menu also offers hearty meals including New York steak and rack of lamb, which are commendably cooked to perfection. Many guests consider Provisional one of the best brunch or breakfast spots in the city. A testament to its stellar reputation, one review stated, "After arriving by Amtrak from Fresno, I knew that we needed a hearty meal...The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was memorable." This sentiment is mirrored in many other reviews and reinforces Provisional's status as a must-visit gem in San Diego's vibrant culinary scene.
A photo of CUCINA urbana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Banker's Hill
Booked 54 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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