Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside

4.8
399 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Fratelli's Italian Kitchen, we are dedicated to consistently providing our valuable guests with the very best dining experience imaginable. Our family-friendly atmosphere, delicious food, unparalleled service, and our commitment to the local community define our core values. We shall live by these values by always working as a team, always having a great attitude, and always displaying our never-ending desire to make every guest feel just like family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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WilliamN
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fratelli’s is our favorite Italian restaurant. Been going there for years. We have special family occasions there including Christmastime tradition. The food is excellent, the service is great, and the ambiance authentic. As long as they stay open we’ll be customers.

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vipJenniferP
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner. We love the neighborhood feel.

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vipbkm425
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food from a solid establishment. Fratelli's is the place to go for Italian food like you would get from your friend's moms kitchen - staples, go-tos, the backbone of Italian cuisine like chicken marsala, chicken parmesan, linguini, fettuccini Alfredo, etc. Their bruschetta is top-notch, and the antipasto salad is a must-have. The wine list has some great choices, none of which will break the bank. I liked their Fratelli's lager, a locally brewed beer similar in taste and style to Pieroni. Go with family and friends and enjoy a night of low-key, high-quality Italian food at a restaurant that will make you want to come back, and feel like one of the family again.

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AlanC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor and his crew are always attentive to the smallest detail. The food is fresh, authentic, and delicious. Their Summer salad is good all year round and is a must when we eat there. If you want good food, a place to talk to your date, and excellent service, i recommend Fratelli's!

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KevinM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family operated restaurant. Food served promptly at right temperature and ample servings. Staff is attentive and friendly. Don't drive by this place. Stop and enjoy a wonderful meal. Menu has plenty of delicious choices. Do yourself a favor and dine here.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun. The food was amazing. Our first time there and I definitely Will be back.

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GraceF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for having an intimate family celebration. My husband, sister, her son, and daughter-in-law had a lovely, unrushed dinner, for my 77th birthday. Each meal was excellently made, served, cleared away. The staff was professional. unobtrusive, yet friendly. We had: Salads, Bread, Baked Lasagna with a side of Meatballs, Spaghetti and meatball, Chicken with artichokes and rice, Chicken Parmigiana with pasta, Eggplant Parmigiana with Penne and a side Asparagus, Chardonnay, diet Cokes with lemons, and waters all around. Had to forego the birthday free dessert because we were having cake and coffee at home. We all brought home leftovers!

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. BBQ chicken pizza was 🔥. And shrimp scampi was amazing as well. Service is amazing as well. The owner is very friendly and Victor our waiter is awesome!! Have not had any bad service experiences in the restaurant. Will be coming back to try more options on the menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service
Noisy, not good date night

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vipJamesD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fratelli's has become one of our very favorite restaurants in all of Oceanside and the coastal communities. Their food is fabulous! We haven't tried anything on the menu we didn't absolutely love and our current favorites are the antipasto salad and the chicken marsala but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

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TreK
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruschetta and fried cheese were excellent! All pastas were delicious. Service was impeccable. Thank you for having us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places. The food is excellent and the staff is first rate. We always feel like family when we come. The chicken Marsala and the chicken piccata were both fabulous tonight.
If you have not been here you owe it to yourself to visit

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SueG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister was visiting from out of town and this was an opportunity to get her together with my daughter and her family. We were seven people and had a reservation. Seated promptly drink orders and menus were brought right away. Victor and the crew that assisted him were excellent. They were present to help us without being intrusive. The food was delicious, as usual. Can’t wait to go back!

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Stevo
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come here, we feel like we're coming home. LOVE LOVE LOVE the food, the staff, the feel of the place. This is our go-to restaurant.

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vipHumDrum
Palm Springs
65 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner & service were wonderful for a cute little spot in Oceanside.
Only complaint was the calamari was horrible!
We even told the server and we were still charged for it 😏

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite. Italian restaurant. Staff is always pleasant, attentive and exceptional. Food is great!

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foodpacer
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Limited menu. But good food and great service.

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vipJohnS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fratelli’s is a great family owned restaurant perfect for everyone.
Their keenly focused on diner happiness.
From the waitstaff to the bussers-who check on us often-the service is second to none.
The food is excellent! I’ve had the Chicken Marsala and the Chicken Parmigiana and both were delicious. The prices simply amazing and more than affordable.
They also have pizza.
Whether you’re a family or out on date night this spot is perfect.
If you’re solo, they have a cool bar with comfortable seats and a wide screen tv-always with the volume off so it’s very enjoyable.
If you’ve never been, GET THERE!

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MikeS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and Fratelli's exceeded our expectation. The staff was professional and even brought us a small propane heater (outside seating) as we sat down. Food was very good...the Bruschetta the best I have ever eaten. Food was served on time and hot. The bread plate included pesto, olive oil and grated parmesan cheese--this was free with the meal. Eggplant parmesan was great. The chicken picatta was a little mild but spiced up with pesto and pepper flakes was fine. We will be returning here for certain.

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TerriM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! I would have liked a more extensive wine list but the options offered are acceptable. I’ll definitely go back in the future.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Nice wine pours. Ample and delicious food. Kid friendly. I would recommend.

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vipLuisMH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, taste and service. Thanks to Daniel and all the team there

Wish you the best

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WalterB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience. Worth the price.

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Patt
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was wonderful- so attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always good. Me and my wife really love the food and the atmosphere is relaxing. The staff is very polite and professional!

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NeetsieV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday last night. We hadn't been back to Fratelli's in many years and were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful it was. The service was impeccable and the food delicious! We will definitely be coming back.

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WendieB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to get seated right away and the food and ambience were comfortable and good.

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vipSherryN
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place and so happy to have it back for our anytime- family -Italian Sunday dinner restaurant. You will be taking home lunch for the next day, for sure! Prices are so reasonable. Don’t miss the lasagna and the bread with oil, cheese and pesto on your table almost immediately is the Best!!

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Rachel
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service at this neighborhood Italian place is outstanding. Our waiter was wonderful - couldn't be better in terms of attentiveness and friendliness. The busboy/foodrunner was great too. Very nice and helpful. The outdoor seating is fine, but there really is no view or ambience. The food is well done for family style Italian and the portions are huge. I took home 2/3 of my dinner to enjoy again at home. The wines are reasonably priced as well.

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JoyV
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was okay. We especially liked the bread and chimichuri. Entrees were huge - next time we'll order one and share.

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JimN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best Italian restaurants in North County. Service outstanding!

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Sunshine
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience for our family get together of nine. Our waiter, Daniel, was so professional as well as the entire waitstaff. We had young children with us and that did not even phase them.

We were there 15 years ago and it was just as good!

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sharonc
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Stumbled upon this place and everything from food to service was exceptional!

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vipkcroxilu
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Servers were very friendly and attentive. The linguine primavera was so good and garlicky!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JessieV
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices are a bit on the high side when compared to other Italian restaurants, but once you factor in service and quality it embodies “more bang for your buck.”

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live2eat
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My dinner guest and I had a lovely, calm super tasty dinner here. As many reviews state, the service is waaaay better than most restaurants. We split a salad and each split plate looked like a full-blown huge salad dish for a single person. All ingredients were very fresh. While we were tempted by the pizzas and the online pizza reviews, we opted for the shrimp scampi and eggplant parmigiana. There were enough shrimp in my dish for two servings, hence I took a whole portion home with me. Guest had the parm and it was enough for three people. Looked utterly classic and delicious over a bowl of pasta. The red sauce was nicely balanced and not too sour. I would give this family-run place a try, even if you are cautious about eating inside, as the patio was very peaceful. Inside is cozy, restrooms were clean and the staff were very welcoming. Next time it is pizza, man!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza excellent and chicken piccata (?) excellent.

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and assertive staff. Great spacious atmosphere. Food is so amazing.

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Jean
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fratelli's was a lovely place for a Friday night date! We got the bruschetta, eggplant parm, and chicken piccata. All 3 were delicious, but the piccata was our favorite! Generous portions and the wait staff were attentive and friendly. We also really liked the bread and whatever oil they serve it with (it was pesto-y) is sent straight from heaven. Great place for a chill date night with yummy food!

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Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside is rated 4.8 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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