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Mia Francesca Del Mar - Permanently Closed

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4.1
477 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

The Francesca's family of restaurants has added another installment to the San Diego area. In addition to Davanti Enoteca, Mia Francesca's opened in the beautiful Del Mar community in February of 2012. Located in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the restaurant brings its famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 150 seat space.
Restaurateur Scott Harris has opened over 20 Francesca's Restaurants in the Chicago Area since 1992, and is excited to bring this concept to the west coast.
Mia Francesca's features a large covered patio, indoor trattoria style dining, and a 50 person private dining room. Chef Woody Benitez leads the kitchen, providing Francesca's classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. The wine list and cocktails are equally impressive in this one of a kind location.

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Menu

Vasi

With grilled pugliese bread

  • Olives Mediterranea$6.00

    • Italian Hummus, Calabrian Chili, Tapenade$7.00

      • Ricotta, Honey Comb$8.00

        • Eggplant, Tomato$8.00

          Mozzarella, pesto

          • Chicken Liver Pate$8.00

            Antipasti

            • White Anchovies$6.00

              Celery, pecorino romano, leccini olives

              • Truffle Egg Toast$10.00

                Fontina, asparagus

                • Roasted Beets$9.00

                  Walnut butter, crème fraiche, candied walnuts

                  • Roasted Cauliflower$9.00

                    Sicilian green olive tapenade, piquillo pepper, preserved lemon vinaigrette, crispy ceci beans

                    • Roasted Campari Tomato$11.00

                      Burrata, basil pesto, tuscan toast

                      • Charred Broccoli$8.00

                        Roasted garlic puree, chili flake, lemon, bread crumb

                        • Grilled Calamari$12.00

                          Squid ink aioli, chili oil, salsa verde, bread crumb

                          Insalate

                          • Shaved Brussel Sprouts$8.00

                            Pecorino romano, olive oil, lemon

                            • Escarole$8.00

                              Gala apple, pecorino romano, celery, hazelnuts

                              • Warm Tuscan Kale$10.00

                                Pecans, orange, pecorino sardo

                                • Pear$10.00

                                  Arugula, herb, speck

                                  • Farro$12.00

                                    Butternut squash, watercress, toasted hazelnuts, apple cider vinaigrette, whipped goat cheese

                                    Per La Tavola

                                    Grilled tuscan toast $1

                                    • Mascarpone Polenta

                                      Ragu of the day

                                      • Small$14.00
                                      • Large$18.00
                                    • Bruschette$8.00

                                      4 slices of rustic italian bread, tonight's toppings

                                      • Focaccia Di Recco$21.00

                                        Honeycomb, ligurian style baked focaccia, fresh soft cow cheese

                                        Formaggi + Salumi

                                        3 for $15, 4 for $20, 5 for $25

                                        • Pecorino Sardo$6.00

                                          Aromatic, grassy

                                          • Humboldt Fog (Cypress Grove)$6.00

                                            Soft ripened, ash, subtle tang

                                            • Midnight Moon$6.00

                                              Creamy aged goat cheese, hints of blueberry

                                              • La Tur (Piemonte)$6.00

                                                "Ice cream" of cheeses, robust earthy flavor

                                                • Robiola Bosina$6.00

                                                  "Due latte" luscious, creamy

                                                  • Taleggio$6.00

                                                    Creamy earthy, pleasantly salty

                                                    • Grana Padano$6.00

                                                      Aged nutty parmesan style

                                                      • Original Blue$6.00

                                                        (Point reyes) creamy full flavored blue

                                                        • Toma$6.00

                                                          (Point reyes) semi hard buttery flavor

                                                          Main

                                                          • Prosciutto Di Parma$10.00

                                                            Dry cured italian ham

                                                            • Mortadella Di Bologna$7.00

                                                              Heat cured italian salami

                                                              • Coppa$7.00

                                                                Cured pork shoulder

                                                                • Finocchiona$7.00

                                                                  Tuscan fennel salami

                                                                  • Truffle Salame$7.00

                                                                    Cured berkshire white truffle

                                                                    • Calabrese$6.00

                                                                      Calabrian salami with red pepper, garlic

                                                                      • Wild Boar$7.00

                                                                        Cured with herbs & spices

                                                                        Pizze

                                                                        • Pizza D. O. C.$12.00

                                                                          Tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil

                                                                          • Pizza Con Funghi E Taleggio$13.00

                                                                            Mushrooms, braised leeks, taleggio, truffle oil

                                                                            • Pizza Con Prosciutto E Rucola$15.00

                                                                              Prosciutto di parma, fresh mozzarella, fontina, arugula

                                                                              • Pizza Bianca$13.00

                                                                                Ricotta, brussel leaves, pancetta, lemon oil

                                                                                • Pizza Con Salsiccia E Rapini$13.00

                                                                                  Mild italian sausage, rapini, garlic, chili oil, fresh mozzarella, tomato

                                                                                  Paste

                                                                                  • Cacio E Pepe$12.00

                                                                                    Spaghetti, pecorino, black pepper

                                                                                    • Paccheri Con Salsiccia E Pomodori Al Forno$15.00

                                                                                      Giant rigatoni, sausage, oven roasted tomato, parmigiano

                                                                                      • Orecchiette Con Salsiccia E Rapini$17.00

                                                                                        House-made "little ears", sausage, rapini, pecorino, chilies

                                                                                        • Riccio Di Mare E Granchio$16.00

                                                                                          Linguine, sea urchin, crab

                                                                                          • Uovo in Raviolo 'San Domenico'$10.00

                                                                                            House-made giant raviolo, ricotta, egg, spinach

                                                                                            • Risotto Di Zucca$15.00

                                                                                              Pepitas, pumpkin seed oil, maple, crispy prosciutto

                                                                                              • Gnocchi All' Anitra$17.00

                                                                                                House-made sweet potato gnocchi, duck sugo, mustard greens, pine nuts

                                                                                                • Fagotelli in Brodo$17.00

                                                                                                  House-made chicken & veal stuffed pasta, bone marrow, green onions, veal brodo, grana padano

                                                                                                  Piatti

                                                                                                  • Capesante Siciliana$23.00

                                                                                                    Seared diver scallops, blistered tomatoes, spinach, castelvetrano olives, pinenuts, calabrian chili

                                                                                                    • Trota Salmonata E Fregola$19.00

                                                                                                      Cedar wrapped artic char, fregola sardo, roasted tomatoes, castelvetrano olives

                                                                                                      • Spada Davanti$19.00

                                                                                                        Grilled swordfish, brussel sprouts, mint, calabrian chili, balsamic reduction

                                                                                                        • Polpo Con Rafano$19.00

                                                                                                          Seared octopus, warm fingerling potato salad, marcona almonds, finocchiona, fresh horseradish aioli

                                                                                                          • Pollo 'Sole Mio'$18.00

                                                                                                            Grilled half chicken, chili pepper paste, romaine salad. A tribute to dennis terczak, restaurateur and friend

                                                                                                            • Bistecca Con Cipolline E Funghi$19.00

                                                                                                              Grilled and sliced flat iron steak, potato, oyster mushroom, roasted cippolini, salsa verde

                                                                                                              • Davanti Burger$15.00

                                                                                                                Our special blend beef burger, bacon jam, roasted tomato, cheese curd, arugula, roasted garlic mayo, shoestring fries

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                                                                                                                What 477 people are saying

                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                4.1
                                                                                                                4.1 based on all time ratings
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                                                                                                                • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                • 4.0Ambience
                                                                                                                • 3.8Value

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                                                                                                                87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  We were celebrating my dates birthday. The matre de served up two glasses of sparkling wine on the house and really made up feel wanted. The food was great as was the the rest of the service. It was early evening in a Tuesday and was quiet.

                                                                                                                2. SL

                                                                                                                  SteakLovers

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                  Service was terrible. Server spilled ice tea all over the table when pouring and did not wipe the table. Server was unfamiliar with the menu and was not aware of the specials. Carpaccio was amazing, but pasta was horrible and server even remarked that the kitchen did not know how to prepare the salmon. We could not eat our entree. No apology was offered. We will never eat lunch there again. Big mistake.

                                                                                                                3. SA

                                                                                                                  SANDflyer

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Our waiter Bill was wonderful, food was delicious. Mother got the salmon and it was outstanding. I got the scallops and fettuccine which was great and my wife got the alfredo that was spot on.

                                                                                                                4. c

                                                                                                                  chefbobcat

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  152 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  152 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 20, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Mia Francesca this past weekend. We sat at our favorite table in the Bar and had excellent service provided by Bartender Ivan. The cocktails, food, wine and service made for a great dining experience.

                                                                                                                5. D

                                                                                                                  David

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  79 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  79 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  we had lasagna , and it was excellent. The noodles were home made. We started with a house salad, which was delicious!!

                                                                                                                6. M

                                                                                                                  Maryam

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Great service, consistent attentive and great food!

                                                                                                                7. SA

                                                                                                                  SANDflyer

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  Dinner was nice, all our meals were good, I ordered a dish previously on menu (Salmon and avocado) and was no longer there. They (the chef and waiter) had no problem accommodated and it was awesome. certainly will go back!

                                                                                                                8. c

                                                                                                                  chmpned

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Service was excellent for a Friday evening. Got quite busy around 6pm. We arrived early to take advantage of happy hour prices. Were disappointed to find that happy hour pricing applies to very few selections. All other drinks are regular prices. We shared a scallop salad and "Diablo" pizza and had cup of lobster bisque. All was very tasty and excellent quality. Waiter brought us a complimentary Lemoncello. Nice surprise. Our two servers were very engaging and made our visit so enjoyable. We dine here often and enjoy the friendly ambience. Would recommend for anytime dining.

                                                                                                                9. T

                                                                                                                  Terrible

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  I use to love this place but they are not consistent the quality of food has gone down hill. I given more than 3 chances with my groups of 10 and I am done! Haven't been happy with the food quality!

                                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  I had a lunch date with my friend and our reservation is at 1:15 PM on March 24, 2017. We came in 10 minutes early and sat in the Patio Area. Waitress came right away to introduce herself and ask for our drinks order and said, she will bring us a basket of bread as well and she walked away. She was very nice and friendly. After 20 minutes she came back with our drinks, and she took our food order and still no bread. Another male server came by and ask if we are doing OK and i said we are doing fine, still waiting for our bread and he responded, "i will get them for you". After 45 minutes came by he came back with a basket of bread and our food order was serve at 2:05 PM. By that time, we had to hurry up and eat our food really fast so we can head back to work. I just don't understand why our food order took forever and it's not even busy at all. i think there were only 3 tables where taken. Overall, food was good and nice ambiance. I just don't recommend this restaurant if you meeting someone during your lunch hour from work. If you are not in a hurry then it's fine but I just don't have time to wait 45 minutes just to have a basket of bread serve and an hour for food order. By the way, this is my first time giving a review to a restaurant

                                                                                                                11. D

                                                                                                                  Discerningdiner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 21, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  We dined at Mia Francesca recently, and it was a wonderful experience. Our server Bill was extremely professional and attentive; the best service that we have had at this restaurant, and we have been coming here quite regularly for some time. The food was very well prepared and plentiful ... enough that we took food home! My husband and I highly recommend Mia Francesca for its delicious food and very good value.

                                                                                                                12. FG

                                                                                                                  FourGrandkids

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We are from Boston and frequently spend time in San Diego. Dining at Francesca's is a must on every visit. The lentil appetizer is a must for my wife, not in the menu was a grilled brussel sprout appetizer but the chef obliged and our friends loved it. Dinner was excellent per usual. Our waiter Fernando did an incredible job. We will be back again soon.

                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                  Where do I start. This place has the front a five star with the quality of a one star. They say us at a table that wobbled first. Then I notice there is paper on top of the table cloths. I wonder why and then I lift it up and the table clothes look like they haven't been washed since they be opened. The service from the staff seemed like they were working for Denny's and that's a compliment. They had no customer service skills. No smiles no politeness. It's like they were dreading being there. Reached over our table to poor drinks with out asking into dirty cups. My wife orders a pasta plate and there are clumps of salt in it. I had a pizza which was OK. Nothing special. I will never recommend this place to anyone I know unless I don't like them. I had two Stella drafts and we're good how can u screw that up though. Very poor quality with prices of fine dining.

                                                                                                                14. c

                                                                                                                  chmpned

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 7, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great service today at lunch. Special was a wild salmon with avocado, tomatoes, balsamic glaze. Perfectly cooked. Beautiful on the plate and equally as tasty. Nice patio table.

                                                                                                                15. c

                                                                                                                  chefbobcat

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  152 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  152 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 2, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Mia Francesca never disappoints when we enjoy a dinner in this great restaurant. As I have stated before, the food and service is always at a high level. Also, we always sit at a table in the Bar Area that affords us to people watch.

                                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  The food was great, but the service was erratic and inconsistent. In the beginning the waiter was great and the staff were all over us, too much so, clearing plates right as some people were taking their last bites. Then the rest of us sat with empty plates for quite a while before anyone came to clear them. Also, when food was delivered they were yelling out the orders to find their owners and then passing plates across one person to get to another instead of walking around to the other side of the table. This may sound picky but it's poor form in a restaurant like Mia. I shouldn't have to lean back hoping I won't get soup in my lap because the food runner can't deliver the food appropriately. I would definitely go back but hope they do a better job of training the food runners.

                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  Food was very good. Started with the peapod salad, was crisp and fresh. Ordered the sea bass with vegetables, sauce was delicious and fish was very fresh. Husband had the garlic chicken and roasted potatoes which never disappointes and friend had a gluten free pasta which was very good as well. Would recommend and will be back to this local favorite!

                                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 17, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  The service was very slow. There was no one in the restaurant. The bread was so hard you couldn't eat it. The food was so so.

                                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  We went here on Valentines Day. Food was okay service was really poor.

                                                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall2food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                  The food was cold, tables too close to each other. Nothing special about the food

                                                                                                                21. DF

                                                                                                                  DrFoodie

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  142 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  142 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                  Not the best service on Valentine's Day. I enjoy this restaurant and we visit it regularly - it's not the best Italian food in San Diego but it has a nice atmosphere and is convenient. I ordered an appetizer which the server forgot to put into the kitchen, and when I asked where it was, he still did not put it into the kitchen, so I never got it. I usually love the pasta here - it's cooked perfectly. But this night it was gummy. And no one came to put parm cheese on it, and I had to wave frantically at a busser - and seriously, he said "please wait" while he worked on setting tables that no one was sitting at (and no one came to in the next 20 minutes) and he never came over. Management, please instruct your bussers that if a guest asks them for something, that is much more important than setting empty tables. Not acceptable. Pasta was getting cold by the time I finally got parm cheese to make the gumminess taste better. After all of this, nothing was comped, not even a glass of wine. And they were small pours at $15/glass. If I hadn't had good experiences here in the past, I would not return. Not ok.....

                                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New Mexico

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Booked a Valentines reservation and everything was wonderful! The food was beyond delicious! I tried the salmon and my partner had the bolegnese pasta! Glad to know you Mia Francesca!

                                                                                                                23. N

                                                                                                                  Ntamburini

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                  I wish I could be giving an outstanding review. The food was incredible. But our server was subpar and the busser kept interrupting us to serve us water, shoving his arms all over our table. He also left some lemons in the center of the table and when he returned, we hadn't put them in our water and he rudely said "i left lemons there for you". Also, they took our plates right from under us and we felt very rushed. It was a Monday night at 7pm so I'm confused as to why they were so rushed. Not coming back, maybe ordering take out, but the experience was not enjoyable.

                                                                                                                24. F

                                                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                  67 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  67 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  Very enjoyable. The half chicken dish is terrific.

                                                                                                                25. DH

                                                                                                                  DavidH

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 4, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  We've eaten at Mia Francesca Del Mar at least 4 times now. Each time the food has been at least very good. I would say it rivals any Italian restaurant I have eaten at in Little Italy, and that is more than a few. The only nitpick I have is the noise level. It isn't the LOUDEST restaurant I've eaten in, but if you want someplace where you can have a nice quiet conversation and not have to strain to hear your partner, this isn't the place. The noise level is at the upper end of what is acceptable to me--but I like quiet restaurants.

                                                                                                                26. D

                                                                                                                  Debbie

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 28, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We love this restaurant! Its like a taste of home, since we are originally from Northbrook, IL. There are so many choices!

                                                                                                                27. B

                                                                                                                  Bill

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  64 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  64 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 27, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  As usual pleasant experience, good service, food and ambiance. Very sorry they are not on the passport program any longer.

                                                                                                                28. F

                                                                                                                  Fredyair

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 17, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Good Italian fare, specially the pizzas are really authentic and tasty. Good wine selection and very close to home.

                                                                                                                29. BD

                                                                                                                  BethD

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 13, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We had a great evening. Added two to our already large reservation at the last minute and they couldn't have been nicer! Love having this delicious restaurant so close to home!

                                                                                                                30. J

                                                                                                                  Jamaica

                                                                                                                  Milwaukee

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 13, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  Mia's is one of my favorite Chicago Resturant's when I move to SD I was so excited to have one near by!! The food was Amazing, the patio was closed in the middle of service due to rain. Our server was nice and knowledgeable however it seem that he was double or triple sat and he had a very demanding table just next to us. I wait for 30 mins from empty glass of wine to the new glass to arrive ,mid entree . Service was slow but I will be back! The Raviolis we Outstanding!!!

                                                                                                                31. s

                                                                                                                  sally

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 10, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                  Had not visited this restaurant since the movie theaters had been shut down for refurbishment. It had been our go to. So disappointed, the service was shoddy, the cutlery was grubby and the plates for bread were delivered to our table wet from the washer. My main course plate appeared a little greasy and cold but the risotto was red hot and over flavoured with garlic but totally lacking in salt and pepper. No I did not complain as it was a rare night out and I did not want to spoil it. They were not busy. The ambiance seemed to be telling us that they were all ready to go home. Mia Francesca need to sharpen up and get their groove back. I will visit again to hopefully find they have sorted out the wrongs and made them rights.

                                                                                                                32. T

                                                                                                                  Terrible

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 8, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                  I would normally give this place 5 stars but i was really disappointed with the chicken it was over cooked and burnt... Doesn't look like i will be back for a while! then our waitress forgot about the salad so we just cancelled it...

                                                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 7, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  I like a restaurant that you can hear and have a conversation!

                                                                                                                34. NT

                                                                                                                  NickT

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 6, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  We've been to Mia Francesca on Clark St. in Chicago, La Sorella de Francesca ("Francesca's Sister) in Naperville, IL, and this Carmel Valley location's food is just as fine. Considering that they were very crowded, (when we arrived walk-ins were told the wait was 45-60 minutes) but we were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation. Service was good, food excellent.

                                                                                                                35. D

                                                                                                                  Debbie

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 6, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Love love love this place!!

                                                                                                                36. B

                                                                                                                  Bill

                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 6, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Came into Del Mar for a lacrosse event and looking for a nice place for some Italian food. Found this little gem in the Del Mar mall. Nice ambience and excellent food. Service was attentive but allowed us to have a conversation without feeling rushed.

                                                                                                                37. t

                                                                                                                  tomk

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 4, 2017

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  Went here for National Spaghetti Day. Though the portion wasn't large, for only $6, it was still a good value. The preparation was very good and there were four dishes from which to choose.

                                                                                                                38. MC

                                                                                                                  MichaelC

                                                                                                                  Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                  good food but service was inattentive. We were seated at a table next to "problem 4 year old" when we asked not to be.

                                                                                                                39. S

                                                                                                                  Steve

                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  New Years Eve at Mia Francesca's was definitely not up to par with what we have come to expect from many past dining experiences.

                                                                                                                40. S

                                                                                                                  Susan

                                                                                                                  New Mexico

                                                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                  Staff is amateur hour. Too young to know how to be professional although they try. Food very average, used to be excellent but no longer. They always oversalt the food! If the kitchen used really fresh ingredients they would not need to oversalt. Caprese salad-tomato tasted like a salt shaker. Pasta with shrimp & scallops very little flavor and scallops were not fresh, but smelly.

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