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Nicolosi's - San Diego

4.3
4.3
106 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nicolosi's has been serving authentic southern Italian cuisine in San Diego for over 65 years. Our old country recipes as well as new favorites have made us a local favorite. Come try our housemade Lasagna, our hand made Ravioli or our Sicilian Six-Cheese Mac and Cheese. Find out what San Diegans have come to love with our famous torpedo sandwiches, meatballs, awesome pastas and delicious salads. Our pizza has consistently been voted best in San Diego and you can choose from one of our many traditional or unique combinations. A delicious basket of fresh made bread comes with every meal.

Our recently remodeled interior, Our welcome atmosphere features attentive service, outside dinning and banquet facilities. Our family hopes to welcome you to Nicolosi's soon. Mangia!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 461-5757
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Lauren Luther
  • Catering
    Nicolosis catering is your one stop for large party take out, in house events or complete catering at your site. We offer a great selection of our family's recipes for your special event.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that seats 35-40 comfortably and an additional middle room that seats up to 40 more.
  • Private party contact
    Ron Burner: (619) 354-5757
  • Neighborhood
    College Area
  • Cross street
    Jackson Drive
  • Parking details
    We have plenty of on site parking available including three spots for curbside pick up.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseModerate

106 Reviews
  1. Marlene

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicolosi’s always provides delicious, good quality food. Our server Carl was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. A great dining experience!

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  2. KittyG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So so good ! Friendly service and the pizza was delicious 😋

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  3. TerriC

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a family favorite. It's hard to find a place that everyone in our family of 5 will be happy with, but Nicolosi's always does. It's nice to have a place that's casual but still really authentic and delicious food. We had lasagna, ravioli, salad, garlic bread, spaghetti, there was something for everyone. We love Nicolosi's for a great family experience.

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  4. FoodieBM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Italian at a neighborhood restaurant. Food is tasty, pizza is very good, salads are fresh and crisp. There is lots of free parking available on the lot. We had a table out in the middle, in the future would request a side booth towards the back, probably a little less noise.

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  5. Marlene

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and family owned restaurant. Ciara is a fabulous server. Always a great dining experience!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been to Nicolosi's several dozen times. We have had both good and so-so experiences. This time was absolutely the worst and probably the last. The prices have skyrocketed that our bill was over $200.00 at a neighborhood restaurant. Of the 5 of us, there was 1 wine and 1 beer and 3 cokes, so not a lot of alcohol. The baked spaghetti had so much cheese in it, the color was actually pink. The chicken piccata was a broiled chicken breast with a few capers thrown on a mound of spaghetti sitting in a bowl of what tasted like lemon juice. The 1/2 order of angel hair with meat sauce was spaghetti with very bland sauce. Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp was a very thick sauce with spaghetti and very few shrimp. I am not sure what has happened to this place, but this visit felt like the dishwasher was the chef!!

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  7. slimdiego

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and great food. Many of the service staff have been there for years and that adds to the experience.

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  8. GT81

    San Diego

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Though the food is very good, the service is very slow. I've experienced the same on a previous visit.

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  9. Janel

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really bland this last time. It was disappointing. I'm pretty sure we won't be going back for a while. The wait staff were great as always though!

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  10. Suenose

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My only complaint about Nicolosi's is that it is too far from my house!! The food is delicious and fresh! Great old family recipes. Service was great and friendly!

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Google Map for Nicolosi's - San Diego

7005 Navajo Rd., San Diego, CA 92119

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jackson Drive
  • Neighborhood
    College Area
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have plenty of on site parking available including three spots for curbside pick up.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lauren Luther
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 461-5757
  • Catering
    Nicolosis catering is your one stop for large party take out, in house events or complete catering at your site. We offer a great selection of our family's recipes for your special event.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that seats 35-40 comfortably and an additional middle room that seats up to 40 more.
  • Private party contact
    Ron Burner: (619) 354-5757
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