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About Ignite Bistro
Ignite! brings you authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas prepared in our wood-fired oven and created with Ignites' fresh mozzarella, made in-house daily. Our unique spin on the world of casual, yet polished American cuisine along with offering a great selection of appetizers, hand crafted salads, grilled steaks and seafood dishes. Our bar will be offering a large variety of cocktails and microbrews, as well as a mix of sports on our high definition televisions. Happy Hour is off the charts here with two bars (inside and out). Everyday from 3-6pm!!!
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Hours of Operation:
Monday -Wednesday 11:30am-10pm
Thursday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00am-3pm "Bottomless Mimosas" on the weekends-it ROCKS
Happy Hour Everyday 3pm-6:30pm "Best in Town" Everyday!
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please see our calendar on our website. www.ignitecarlsbad.com for bands.
We will be offering cool tunes Thursday-Saturday starting in May.
LIVE MUSIC-- Friday Nights, Saturday Nights, and Sunday Brunch in the summer months.
We offer several buffet selections, and a private menu.
We can accommodate any large party or occasion.
Bus stop east and west side of El Camino in front of restaurant
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We can host a variety of special events including Weddings, Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday Parties and more. Give us a call!
Ignite Bistro Ratings and Reviews
I've been to this restaurant several times and we went there for Superbowl Sunday. The specials were great, staff is always , courteous, friendly and prompt, and the manager was generous with offering a raffle for quarterly prizes of $51 off your bill.. we didn't win but it was still wa fun, winning afternoon out !
We were there on a Saturday night. Our request for a booth was honored.
Our server was excellent. California Steak Tacos with a side of cole slaw were good; Braised Short Rib sandwich with sweet potato fries ($2 extra)were also good. Each entree could have used more protein, but were nicely prepared.
The wine list is not pretentious, and is extensive by the glass and by the bottle.
Kids eat free on Saturday nights, so late reservations if quieter dining is preferred make sense. By 9:30 it was reasonably quiet, and food service continues until 10pm with an 11 pm closure. There is a busy, popular, bar that can be noisy.
We would return, would dine late given our preference for a quiet atmosphere.
Great overall place. We've been there maybe 50 times and have never been disappointed with the food. Casual, nice outdoor seating and bar, friendly staff, not pretentious. Sometimes a bit loud in the dining room, we've actually found the bar to often be quieter.
Had a reservation for 7:15pm. Arrived at 7pm and was told they had a big party coming in and were unsure when they could seat us. Tried back at 7:15pm and they shrugged their shoulders on timing to seat us. They seems frazzled and unorganized so we left and went to the Park Hyatt hotel for a better environment and better food anyway. Will not return to Ignite. They need better organization around their operations.
The whole family went for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful. We all have the 3 course turkey dinner which was absolutely fantastic. Home cooked turkey was delicious; frankly better than we cook at home. Service was cheerful and energetic. The place had a festive (not drunk, I mean energetic) vibe. So reasonably priced would definitely come back. Not only was it a great choice for the holiday but as a first timer and local, I am definitely going back for weekend brunches and dinners.
Our server Meaghan S. made our visit special. She was adorable and on top of everything. While the service was never rushed, she also didn't slow down at the end, as sometimes happens at other restaurants. We were celebrating a 91st birthday for our father. We would definitely dine here again and would probably make the effort to do so when Meghan was working. She was that good!
Drinks were good. Servers were nice, friendly, social and responsive. Kitchen messed up several of our food orders. When everyone finally got their meals, we noticed some plates (same meal ordered) had much less food and even different food than others. For example: I had the Norco breakfast and got very little eggs but had flatbread, my friend ordered the same thing w/ no cheese but there ended up being cheese all over it and she got a lot more eggs. Enough for both of us to notice a big difference. The waitress took off ONE of our man candy orders but we feel we should have gotten a little more off and the manager should have come over. Several dishes were messed up twice before finally getting it right. Overall though, the atmosphere was great and the mimosa are spot on!
First time at ignite. Lobster roll had very good flavor, although did not quite remind me authentic Maine lobster roll. Pizza margherita advertised as Neapolitan - not quite, but still enjoyable.
Service was exceptional - Thanks, Casey! Music is a bit loud. Will return to try some other items that caught our interest.
We had a wonderful time as a group of 8 for brunch. The restaurant was fairly full, but the service was great. I had the two-fisted egg sandwich, which was amazing! Our waiter kept the bottomless mimosas flowing, in fact almost too fast as I wanted to switch flavors between each glass and sometimes he got to it before I could let him know. The cinnamon rolls brought to the table upon arrival were a nice surprise, but were a bit cold - still delicious. Overall, we had an incredible time and everyone raved about their food - we'll definitely be back!
My brother was visiting from out of town and I've been to Ignite and when my parents had visited (also from out of town) they've been too - it has never failed so I took him and he loved it! Dared him to eat calamari and he is now a fan! So it was a pretty success dinner- especially for siblings who fought their entire lives ;)
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