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Best Italian Restaurants in Rancho Santa Fe


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A photo of Nick & G's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rancho Santa Fe
Booked 12 times today
Nick & G's Restaurant is widely recognized as a shining star of American cuisine. The high praise it receives in customer reviews reflects its dedication to quality food and service. As one customer enthused, "The food was amazing, the ambiance beautiful, the service impeccable!" Another reviewer labeled the dining experience as "outstanding," with "excellent" wait staff and "top notch" food. Many commentators commend the prime rib dinner and Parmesan chicken, staples of American cuisine. One review even reflected on the professionalism of the staff, "always helping each other out". Nick & G's embodies the essence of excellent American cuisine and service.
A photo of North Italia San Diego - One  Paseo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 61 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 Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 25 times today
Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar is much acclaimed for its good Italian cuisine. Diners laud it for being anything but typical and for its creative comfort food. The excellent service coupled with the wonderful atmosphere adds to the overall experience. The restaurant has mastered outdoor dining, which often amplifies the satisfaction of diners enjoying the fresh, delicious Italian food. The meals are enhanced by the well-informed and friendly service. While the restaurant is considered pricey by some, the majority of the diners agree that the food, with the likes of short rib pappardelle and squashed blossoms, are worth every penny. Overall, Cucina Enoteca is one of the best Italian spots in San Diego County.
A photo of Rosina's Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Poway / Rancho Bernardo
Booked 25 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.
A photo of Firenze Trattoria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 13 times today
Firenze Trattoria is a gem of a restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine. The extensive menu includes mouth-watering options from delicious appetizers to main courses and delectable desserts, perfectly paired with an incredible array of Italian wines. Many customers describe the food as flavorful with perfectly cooked pasta, praising the unique Italian dishes and impeccable service. Reviews frequently mention the authentic Italian ambiance, making it a perfect venue for special occasions. Notably, the restaurant has been a beloved community staple for over 20 years, captivating patrons with its consistency in delivering outstanding culinary experiences. One reviewer even declared it their 'all-time favorite Italian restaurant.'
A photo of Davanti Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 9 times today
Davanti Del Mar is a beloved gem that guarantees an outstanding Italian cuisine experience. Conveniently located near a mall and theater, the restaurant is praised for its exceptional service, great ambiance, and a variety of authentic Italian dishes. Customers consistently commend their appetizers like the California Caprese and the Focaccia stuffed with cheese and honey, as well as their mains such as the Tagliatelle Bolognese and Cioppino. The restaurant also offers brunch options with a mix of Italian and classic dishes. Whether it's for a date night, family gathering, or business meeting, Davanti Del Mar is highly recommended for its consistent quality and wide selection of delicious Italian food.
A photo of Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carmel Valley
Booked 3 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 Il Fornaio - Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 39 times today
Il Fornaio - Del Mar serves high-quality Italian cuisine according to glowing reviews from many loyal customers. Located in Del Mar, the restaurant offers stunning ocean views, significantly enhancing the dining experience. Patrons commend the restaurant for its excellent service, delicious food, and special attention to details such as rose petals on the table for anniversaries, underlining the restaurant's commitment to creating a memorable experience. Notably, the food is often described as authentic and consistent, with dishes like homemade pasta and Margherita pizza becoming fan favorites. The restaurant is highly recommended as the best Italian eatery in the area, with some customers stating that it serves "the best Italian food in the U.S".
A photo of Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 9 times today
Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana in North County has been praised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the area by many reviewers. With its talented team led by chef Pierre, Vigilucci's Trattoria serves creative, authentic, and delicious Italian dishes. From pastas, ribs, chicken and lamb—every dish is cooked to perfection. Their excellent servers also greatly enhance the overall dining experience. As one reviewer said, "Food was nothing short of amazing, service was outstanding, and the ambiance was great!” Another said, “The service is excellent, the whole staff acts as a team to ensure your satisfaction. The food was excellent.” Several reviewers have left the eatery with "great food memory and happily full", praising it as a "fabulous local gem". With these glowing reviews, it's clear that Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana is a beloved Italian restaurant in the community.
A photo of Aqua Mare Cucina Italiana restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 7 times today
Aqua Mare Cucina Italiana stands out as an exceptional Seafood cuisine restaurant. According to the reviews, this place is lauded for its amazing Branzino dishes, superb seafood mixed platters, and outstanding services. Visitors frequently praised their seafood dishes, such as the Seafood Benedict, Spaghetti with Clams, and Healthy Seafood Mix. They also value the variety of seafood options available in both appetizers and entrées, with recommendations for the risotto with scallops and the octopus appetizer. The culinary journey is enhanced with a fantastic view and freshly-prepared food served hot. With a beautiful view from either indoors or the balcony, Aqua Mare is said to offer a peaceful dining experience along with its excellent food.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Rancho Santa Fe

Explore the rich tapestry of Italian cuisine nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, North San Diego. Our curated list of Italian eateries offers a diverse array of authentic dishes that cater to various palates, ensuring a delightful dining experience for lovers of traditional and modern Italian fare. Each restaurant is celebrated for its unique blend of flavors, fresh ingredients, and culinary craftsmanship, promising an unforgettable gastronomic journey. The dining scene in this upscale locale is vibrant and sophisticated, characterized by elegant ambiances and exceptional service that complement the exquisite meal offerings. Whether you're in the mood for a robust pasta dish, a delicate seafood preparation, or a hearty meat entrée, these Italian establishments in Rancho Santa Fe provide a perfect setting for both romantic dinners and family gatherings. Dive into the essence of Italian dining where every meal is served with a touch of gourmet expertise and cultural richness.

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