Gourmet Italia

4.6
886 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
At Gourmet Italia, experience Italy without ever leaving Temecula. Restauranteur, Alessandro (Alex) Prestifilippo moved to the states from Sicily in 1988. He takes much pride our attentive, friendly staff, knowing they’ll provide the exceptional “Sicilian” experience Alex prides himself in. The menu and wine selection is vast and reasonable and the special dishes vary from Seafood Pescatore, Halibut, Salmon, Filet, Osso bucco, Lamb Shank, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Lobster Ravioli and much more! Visit the website for more about the restaurant, Alex, the menu and specials. Dine with us and you could end up in a picture on the website or Facebook page!
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4.5
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was rude and not attentive. Food was very expensive for what we received

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EddieB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent venue for a first date. The lighting was low. The restaurant was quiet. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Our server even had an accent - how authentic is that? I ordered the Ravioli Contadina and it was perfect. The sauce was light and sweet and the sliced mushrooms were cooked to peak tenderness. We will surely return to this cozy place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, service assistant/bussed excellent,
Food runner amazing - drama between employees entertaining. Excellent food, suggested by our server. Wine was delicious -
I love Pinot noir- followed by an amazing dinner service and delicious desserts. Tiramisu will bring me back alone!! Our server made our date night special. First time here. Will definitely return. Loved finishing our date night on the couches. Amazing ambience.

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vipDoctorJeff23
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Still a good place to eat but turn of the times have affected the overall value. Food is good. Portions noticeably reduced with prices inflated by 20-25% since pre-pandemic. Will continue to come here but not as often.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sat us near the kitchen entrance and the dessert case. There was an employee toweling and noisely sorting a huge bucket of silverware right next to our table. The traffic in and out of the kitchen made it impossible to enjoy a quiet dinner. The food was mediocre to ok. Our server was short and not very friendly or helpful.

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GeniH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we felt welcomed, we were treated like family. When you then add delicious food, fun cocktails, and great friends, our evening was wonderful. Thank you for making our night perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the lasagna! One of my fav places for Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The owner is rude.

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vipGlennH
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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DebbyC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very yummy Italian food and great attentive service!

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vipJimS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice location. The staff was polite and very quick to take both the drink and food order. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend for wonderful Italian experience.

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AlexisL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Asked ahead of time for a nice table for anniversary and they told us forsure. Got there early checked in and went to bar....they forgot about us and sat us right with a bunch of loud families by the kitchen entrance..not even the nice side. We said something and they put us somewhere else and we then had a hard time getting our waitress. Food good...service bad

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vipDanG
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, by far the best italian restaurant in the area

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EbonieV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots. I’m always satisfied and happy after eating here.

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vipNorcal14x
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to have authentic Italian food, must go here!!!
Amazing desserts, too! Made on the premises.

Jennifer is amazing with impeccable service! She's the best!
Very friendly & the best server you could ask for.
Makes reservations, serves & cleans up. One lady team.
Thank you, Jennifer!!

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DuranteB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and atmosphere was very warm and inviting. Our entrees were delicious and the service was outstanding.

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harryd
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a reasonable price. Our server, Faith, was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Mothers day

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vipTrishaM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Giant portions of pasta. Mediocre food. Nice atmosphere and service.

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vipTomM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMomsnightout
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always delicious
From Carpaccio to Lon Tortufo
Amazing

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JGC9
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FARFALLE AL SALMONE IS A MUST HAVE DISH!!!!!

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KimB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Food was delicious, served beautifully. Cozy place.

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NancyA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, love the live music in the lounge, great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourmet Italia is our favorite local restaurant. The food and the service were excellent. We met some good friends and stayed for almost 3 hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around!!

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vipLenaS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Authentic delicious Italian food, freshly made. Will visit again when we go back to Temecula.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My husband and I were celebrating my birthday. The service was mediocre. When asking for items such as sugar or bread they never got to it...Even when asked twice.

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JMana
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was great even while at its busiest time. The food was flavorful and the live band made the experience even more memorable. They were able to customize our desert for our bride to be.

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ElizabethH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed!!! Reservation was made a week in advance, even received a confirmation the day prior, yet when we arrived on time all doors were locked. VERY disappointed!

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JohnM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "special occasion" restaurant. I took my wife and 4 other close friends for her birthday. We sat on hard wooden chairs for 2 and a half hours and had a wonderful time. Nobody wanted to leave. Food and service are top quality!

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jillw
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We noted in our reservation it was a birthday. The server did not ask if we were celebrating anything or if we were from out of town or if it was our first time there or anything. Clearly the atmosphere was stressful. It seemed the employees were overworked and there was an unpleasant atmosphere. We were looking forward to coffee and dessert as we had already been to a winery prior to dinner. We waited over half an hour from the time our dinner was cleared until our dessert order was requested and it was rushed. The server did not even ask if we each wanted a desert but assumed we were sharing. She was abrupt. We asked for coffee which arrived 10 minutes after our dessert. The coffee was cold. We told the bus boy and he asked if we wanted it warmed up! He told our server about it and she asked if we wanted an expresso but at that point, dessert was long gone and we were over it. We just wanted to go home. Not a pleasant dining experience though the food was good.

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Jessy91502
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice! Food was great! Waitress was so kind and sweet and helpful. I don’t remember her name but she had blonde hair:) definitely will go again!

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vipjordane
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely birthday dinner! Food was incredible. Cant stop thinking about their carbonara!

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Foodie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server seemed to be in a rush, talked quickly and pushed our dishes aside on our table when new plates arrived. She wore her mask below her nose the whole time.

Portions were large but food tasted average. My eggplant pasta tasted like it has meat fat in it. Maybe the eggplant was fried in the same frier as other meats?

The appetizer was tasty though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large birthday lunch celebration (party of 20). Service was great, thanks to Jennifer. Food was fantastic. Everyone loved their food and it was all brought out together. I would definitely go back!!!

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annel
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a excellent food hot and lots of it. Love the mussels and fries!!! Love the corner table. Took our family for Sunday lunch. They all were impressed

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andyd
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...will be coming back. The food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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SandyF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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RexB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff friendly and helpful. Baked ziti was best I have had. Great place for dinner.

FAQs

Gourmet Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 676-9194.

Gourmet Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.