Farmer's Bottega Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table restaurant located in the heart of Mission Hills. Farmer's Bottega serves farm fresh breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner along with a unique selection of craft local beer and wine.
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JG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We eat in little Italy all the time. This was definitely not one of our better meals or experiences. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Service was chaotic. Noise level was nearly unbearable. Best to just visit for a glass of wine at the bar and eat elsewhere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing and cozy.... The food was great. I definitely would recommend trying this place out. I would have given the food 5 stars but I only ordered a cheese plate. My coworker enjoyed her food but was a bit taken back by the prawn on top of her pasta.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood restaurant— great service, good cocktails and starters.

M
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and service! So glad we went here for dinner tonight!!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was fine but nothing special. Despite the restaurant being about half full at the most - and when making a reservation a little before, they had open times all night - our server never came to check on us after taking our order despite chatting with and checking on many other tables. Nor did any other staff after dropping our food (and note, entrees came out separately). Perhaps because we didn’t order any wine (we had a long drive ahead that night back to LA) or because we were a mixed race same-sex couple (the only same-sex couple we saw, tho we were quite close to Hillcrest, and likely the only guest of color tho I can’t be sure about that). Or because our server was just handling more tables than he’s used to - tho it wasn’t busy. Either way, not a place we’d return to.

E
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good. I enjoyed the Portobello burger, friends enjoyed salad w/ salmon and burrito. The food tasted fresh and high quality. Maybe we should have checked out the patio; perhaps a nicer atmosphere.

K
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Staff seemed stressed and unfriendly. Took 10
Minutes for someone to greet our table. They were unapologetic and

JB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a fantastic dining experience. the environment was quite and relaxing. the service was great. the food was one of the freshest and most delicious meals we've had in San Diego

OT
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here often for breakfast and we always have a hard time deciding what to order because everything is so good. The staff is always very accommodating and make adjustments and changes so people get exactly what they want. All seven of us loved what we had. We highly recommend this restaurant. Hats off to Fernando. He always gets our day off to a great start.

KP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler is the best!!

DE
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the squash blossoms. Two people had the vegetable risotto which they felt needed more flavor.

WG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding from the chicken to braised beef rib. The homemade bread pudding was exceptional. Our server, Taylor was very knowledgeable, enthusiast, & clearly enjoyed his job which made our experience much more enjoyable. We will recommend to all our friends visiting San Diego. You have to get off the tourist path to find the best food in San Diego. We'll be back next time!

DR
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not Bad, but not great, either. I had hoped for more visiting this newer trendy restaurant in Mission Hills. I met a client for lunch and she had a turkey sandwich and fries while I had the eggs benedict with fruit. My eggs weren't poached as well as they should have been (clear goopy globs sliding out when I cut into them) and they skimped on the hollandaise sauce -- not a drop over the edge of the muffins. The two smallish muffins looked tiny in the plate swimming with the plate of fruit. No garnish, no nothing. I wasn't about to complain in front of a new client, though. Service was fine, no complaints. The setting is pretty with lots of interesting things to look at. Overall, I spent more than I should have on a meal that was "just ok."

OT
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good was terrific the BLT was phenomenal, the pancakes are crazy good as well.

LK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, we sat on the patio -- great vibe, perfect for a family gathering

S
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. The challenge was deciding what to eat.

CA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a very good meal. Very enjoyable.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Stopped in for a family dinner with my wife’s parents before their flight home. Our party of seven was on the large side for the room yet we were comfortable and well cared for. The charcuterie and entrees were top-notch. Overall it was a great evening and I am eager to further explore the menu on our next visit.

NW
Tucson
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered an eclectic selection of dishes and had hits and misses. The fries, fish tacos, and Brussel sprouts were as expected. The pasta special of mushroom ravioli priced at $28 was also as expected but overpriced. The ceviche served with broken chips and a sprig of parsley was a bit sad. The service was fine.

H
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service? What service? I've eaten here several times (convenient and decent food) and the service has never been good. We ate on the patio and it took 15 minutes to get a server AFTER we went searching for one. He wasn't particularly friendly or welcoming when we finally came nor during the time we were there. I go to their Bay Park location and the service is stellar so why the difference. It's so off-putting that it doesn't matter how good the food is - it was fine by the way.

RS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place, great atmosphere, great service. We had a great family time

C
San Diego
162 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in Mission Hills! I especially enjoy their Moscow Mule!

DB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scrumptious, organic local ingredients, good bar scene, friendly service, decorated to create a peaceful outdoor environment when inside. We had gnocchi and a hamburger and both were excellent! we will be eating here again.

DE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. We sat on the patio out back which was very quiet and beautiful. We will definitely go back!

WS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at this restaurant several times... food and service have alway been very good!

T
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate our dinner on the back patio. It was very comfortable and quiet. loved being outside on a warm evening.

J
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner for my wife and I and two other couples. The short ribs were among the best our dinner companions ever had. We had the spinach pasta and shrimp entree; outstanding! THe coffee and cheesecake with raspberries were excellent as well. The owner was our server (very good)... we had a great evening.

CB
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

They couldn’t honor our reservation since the front of the house employees weren’t showing up for another 30 minutes. We had to leave and go elsewhere.

ML
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good here. In the summer we like to sit on the patio.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

INCREDIBLE omelettes, and the arugula parmesan truffle potatoes are to die for!

F
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch spot for business meetings. Extensive lunch menu with attention to detail. Service and quality of ingredients were fantastic. Parking for the area was easy and just a nice location.

RO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a party of 8 for a birthday celebration. We were seated promptly. All the elements of a great dining experience. Food was served hot for all eight of us. A piece of delicious cheesecake was on the house for the birthday girl!

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Menu was incredible!

BF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great night with family while enjoying good food and wine.

GN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had short rib lasagna. Very meaty and delicious.

BP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, nice ambience, adequate service. Overall, great place for a lunch!

OT
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Service is always tops. The server is always accommodating. We all enjoyed our entrees. I especially enjoyed the Farmer’s omelet.

C
San Diego
162 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cocktails are fabulous!!! We enjoyed our meal, too! We'll be back!

KL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service was excellent - attentive but not pushy. Prices were a little high, but we enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. would definitely recommend this restaurant.

KB
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first date spot

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