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Best American Restaurants in East County

WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1643)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1527)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(507)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(277)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1029)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1098)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1995)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(2859)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1465)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(413)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3252)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1768)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(102)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1040)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in East County

Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
(78)
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Italian | La Mesa, East County
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(839)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(503)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(568)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4249)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(431)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2739)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(629)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1304)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1489)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(113)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(632)
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Italian | Coronado, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(132)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1076)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(77)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Villa CapriVilla Capri
(192)
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Italian | Poway / Rancho Bernardo, North San Diego

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

East County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Antica Trattoria1. Antica Trattoria
650 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | La Mesa, East County

We hadn’t been to Antica in a long time but decided to meet friends there, remembering a delicious dinner enjoyed there in the past. We were not disappointed. The Caesar salad is still one of the best around and the special of the day, cod in brown butter with lemon and artichokes was yummy. The pappardelle pasta was delicious as well. It is a warm and inviting place to meet, with a buzz in the atmosphere. More

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Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill2. Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill
66 reviews
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Sushi | La Mesa, East County

Restaurant was very small, there was no intimate space available. Outside seating was unavailable due to the rain and chill, but outside did not seem to offer any better ambience since the restaurant is located in a shopping center. Our server was a Gem and they offered flowers to all ladies at the end of the meal for Valentines day, it was cute touch. More

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Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino3. Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino
816 reviews
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Steakhouse | Alpine, East County

Great all the way around. Great food, Greats drinks, Great people. More

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Brigantine La Mesa4. Brigantine La Mesa
1622 reviews
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Seafood | La Mesa, East County

A great find in our neighborhood! Food is good..good variety. Reasonable prices and always great service. More

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Tiramisu Trattoria5. Tiramisu Trattoria
78 reviews
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Italian | La Mesa, East County

Always delicious Italian cuisine. Nice wine list and great service. More

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LocaleLocale
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Californian | Alpine, East County

Contemporary California Cuisine with focus on seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients, Chef Antonio Votta's menus are both serious and imaginative, with familiar dishes re-imagined. The modern restaurant design features 3 distinct areas: an open kitchen concept that overlooks the main dining room, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area, as well as an enclosed patio area that provides a bit more privacy and mountain views. Guests can watch the action of the casino, have an intimate dinner, and everything in between. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites, to feasts prepared for the whole table. Open for Dinner, Weekday Lunch, Weekend Brunch, and Late Night.

Must be 21 years of age to dine at this venue.More

Discover East County

In the East County area of San Diego, you’ll spend your time hiking and exploring the beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Nature abounds here, and that includes the food. You’ll easily find American farm-to-table bistros with local wineries, French cuisine with cocktails, gastropubs equipped with on-site breweries, and a large beer selection. As the rugged outdoors is paramount, you’ll find many places with fresh meats as well as produce from local farmers. Besides the international cuisine offered, there is also an eclectic blend of hip restaurants offering contemporary takes on classic dishes. East County offers everything from local, family-owned restaurants to diners serving "western grub," all in the vicinity of the scenic and historical view of the San Diego backcountry.