La Gran Terraza, located on the campus of the University of San Diego, offers stunning views of Mission Bay and Tecolote Canyon and exclusive ambiance, making it the ideal venue for private events.View Private Dining Details
The location is great, the food was good, however I had to give a low star rating due to the slowness of service. The place did not look overcrowded and ironically we only ordered 2 salads. It took an excessively long time to get them. When we inquired we were given what sounded like excuses. This was a business meeting, I could tell my guest was not impressed.
Great service! We were nearly the only guests for early dinner! (Early seating). Great sunset view!
Back to the scene of my fabulous 70th and 74th birthday parties. Just awesome as always.
Great hidden gem on USD campus. Beautiful views, very nice presentations of table, meals and restaurant overall. Dessert was delicious! We went for Valentine's Day, they had a great menu selected for this special date night. They had a lovely pianist playing in the background as well! The only thing that might have made it even more perfect would have been dimming the lights a bit and maybe put some candles on the table to make it a wee bit more romantic for Valentine's Day anyway...
I love everything about La Gran Terraza except their new menu. The setting and service is great, but I feel they are trying to be too experimental with their menu. Our dining experience was wonderful except we were totally underwhelmed with the food.
This is my second visit to La Gran Terrazza, and I was not disappointed. Very good service, excellent food and great ambience.
We ate here during restaurant week. Three course fixed price dinner. Four pf us hafd different entres and each was terrific. Bread pudfing and three desert sampler were terrific. Service was wonderful!
Food was marginal. No ambiance. Disappointed. 😕 my birthday no acknowledgement.
Excellent meal overlooking Mission Bay.
The meal was disappointing. The marinara sauce in the Arnachini Margherita was so salty that it was barely edible. This was to compensate for the fact the risotto balls were bland.
Chicken tangine was very disappointing--the chicken was dry; the coulis was lumpy and very dry.
The best part of the meal was dessert.
We have had their prime rib meal, and that, too, has become rather disappointing.
First time dining here. Experience was very good, but the signage to locate the restaurant was just fair. It is in the same building as the college store and other rooms and offices. Had to ask directions twice to find it. The venue itself is impressive, with floor to ceiling palladium windows, overlooking Mission Valley and the view extends all the way to Coronado Island. We were there for lunch, but think the view of the city at night must be awesome. We both had a salad option, one with grilled chicken and bleu cheese and one "trio" with beets , sweet peppers and zucchini. Both were nicely seasoned, not filled with lots of lettuce and beautifully presented. We shared the dessert, a chocolate "ice cream sandwich ", a giant confection with two huge, thick chocolate cookies, surrounding about three inches of chocolate ice cream and liberally dusted with chocolate shavings. Definitely a dessert to share. Service was attentive, and we did not feel rushed at all. Valet parking was available at no charge, although we did leave a tip. The. University campus itself is beautiful. We will return again for dinner. A great find is an unusual place !
Had family in town for the holidays and they loved the view, the campus and the food was terrific, even though it was the last lunch before they closed for the Christmas holiday. The prime rib was very tender and seasoned nicely and the selection of salads was wonderful!
Took mom for her 95th birthday and was disappointed with the cold buffet. I was hoping for some warm food. Buffet has always offered warm food in the past; I’ll be sure to ask what is being offered next time I make a reservation.
$35 for a cold lunch, plus two $5 tips (service and valet).
Always have eaten from. your delicious buffet.
Understand you are eliminating the punch card...sad but I do understand.