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Best Italian Restaurants in Solana Beach


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A photo of Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 16 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 North Italia San Diego - One  Paseo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 65 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 Il Fornaio - Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 19 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 Davanti Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 8 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 Firenze Trattoria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 5 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 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.
A photo of Nick & G's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rancho Santa Fe
Booked 4 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 Ambrogio15 Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carmel Valley
Booked 3 times today
Ambrogio15 Del Mar has established itself as a staple in authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons rave about the incredible dining experience, citing not only the exceptional food but also the exemplary service. Described as "the best pizza this side of Italy" and worth every penny, it's evident that the quality is top-notch. Reviewers have also noted the versatility of the menu, which offers something for everyone, from risotto with filet mignon to vegetarian tasting menus paired with superb wine selections. Many have stated that the ingredients are sourced directly from Italy, enhancing the authenticity of the dishes. Overall, Ambrogio15 Del Mar's high standards and commitment to an excellent dining experience make it a place that is highly recommended by its customers.
A photo of Villa Capri Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 8 times today
Villa Capri Ristorante, located in the San Diego area, is celebrated for its excellent Italian cuisine. Patrons regularly praise the high-quality, creatively authentic dishes, with the homemade pastas and unique pear ravioli receiving special mention. From the favorable reviews, it is evident that Villa Capri excels not only in delivering large portions of well-flavored meals but also in providing exceptional service. Patrons have described the staff as enthusiastic, friendly, and personable. The tantalizing flavors reminiscent of Tuscity, coupled with the well-decorated and relaxed ambiance, has made Villa Capri Ristorante highly recommended for a wonderful dining experience.
A photo of Marisi restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 69 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.
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