Operacaffe

4.7
853 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Operacaffe we are passionate about our culinary business and our customers. The reputation for excellent cuisine, top-notch service, the quality and freshness of ingredients are the reasons we are so proud of our brand new restaurant!
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vipBestVietnamese
Palm Springs
61 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Supply of gin is limited but food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opera Cafe has been one of our favorite restaurants that we discovered as we strolled the street of San Diego. As soon as we entered Opera Cafe we felt as if we had walked into our favorite restaurant in Rome Italy. Everyone was so warm and welcoming . Their recommendations were spot on. I do recommend that you share your food and MAKE SURE you save room for dessert. The Limoncello Cale and Creme Brûlée topped the evening.

Should you decide to try this wonderful delicious Little cafe I hope you have Stephanie was your waitress. She’s attentive to your needs.

I promise you will fall in LOVE with Opera Cafe and the tentative staff. Make sure to leave a generous gratuity. You will leave pleasantly pleased.

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katey
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. This was my second experience. The first was a pick up order and the only bummer is the difficulty of parking on a Friday in the Gaslamp but, that aside, the restaurant is wonderful. We will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were extremely busy when we went and only had 2 waiters and 1 person bussing the tables ,But they were so amazing and attentive .. I would definitely go back .

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ChrisC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We felt as if we were dining in Europe. Very good food and service.

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vipJenniferPhoenix
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding & service impeccable. Definitely recommend & will be back!

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vipAj85
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was terrible. Secondi dish was all pasta, barely any meat, and no veggies. This place used to be really good.

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vipKen1
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Definitely recommend. Will come here again if I am in San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! The service was even more amazing!!! This has become my new favorite ❤️

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MiaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews. This place is 100% delicious food and at a great price for what you're getting. I'm from LA and cannot wait to come back to SD for this place. 10/10 recommend, you cannot skip out on this one!

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JaimeB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good amazing service. Looking forward to coming back to try more stuff!!! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice last minute Italian spot that we picked. The wait wasn’t long, great service and decent food. Happy with this place overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such amazing food!! The tomato bisque was to die for! Pastas were rich, hearty, and flavorful. Go hungry!!!

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BrandyR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was clean, the staff was so sweet and they gave us a wonderful little treat for celebrating our anniversary. I am so happy we visited ándate there. The food was hot, fresh and delicious!

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vipjilians
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing and authentic tasting food, exceptional service and great variety on the menu

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JoeG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside and was really happy with everything. JC was an excellent server and recommended the linguine and clams. Wow. Hot, fresh and delicious!! Outstanding meal and service was top notch.

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vipKateraS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JC was the best!!! Great service and great food!

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CorinnC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice. we sat outside in the evening. The service was wonderful and the food was very good.

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vipMMartin
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great!!! Food was perfectly cooked and the price was right!!! We ordered the calamari for starters and I ordered a shrimp/clam penne pasta and the food was cooked to perfection- both the calamari and shrimp were not overcooked that they were gummy. Service was great!!! Enjoyed every minute of it and have been spreading the word.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I marked down ambiance because they are seating outside only. The inside in charming and we can’t wait until we can get back inside. Otherwise as always 5 stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, the outdoor patio was not to shabby, salads didn’t come with the meal and our server only brought bread once.

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vipAlice
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot!

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Debbieandfriends
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience. Had to be outside, but they accommodated it beautifully. The food was delicious and plentiful. The waiter recommended a wonderful wine selection to pair with dinner. Very pleasant/friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Our server, JC, was great and the carbonara and bruschetta were some of the best I’ve ever had! This will definitely be my new go-to Italian spot.

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vipLWCR
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Operacaffe was very good and a very affordable. The service was great. It's located on a quieter block than the main street in Gas Lamp which was overly crowded. However, due to Covid, we sat outside in the area they set up in the street. It was set up very nicely but cars were speeding by the whole time and it was a little unnerving.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To be honest, if I had just walked by on the street, I would have chosen the restaurant next door. To me this place just didn't look very inviting. But I did choose it on Yelp through reviews and I am so glad it happened that way. Service was super super friendly and the food was oh so good! I had the gnocci with gorgonzola and blueberries - not a combination I thought was appealing, but after the waitress told me it was her favorite, I tried it and she was right!

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Pathfinder098
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My girlfriend and I visited OperaCafe in September. With COVID going on we were offered outdoor seating which was nice in San Diego in September. The food was outstanding. The portions were large and we enjoyed it so much that both of us ate a lot more than we normally would have.

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vipAmandaH
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Recommend the Truffle Ravioli and and Chicken Parm. Ordered a side of meatballs as an appetizer and they were good as well. Banfi Rosso Di Montalcino was great.

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vipMorgan
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic pasta menu! I had the ravioli with porcini and truffle, so delicious!

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KimberlyC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was too salty but overall everything else was great!

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AngelinaW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, we had the best experience. The food was delicious and affordable. Treated my family to a lovely meal. It was worth watching them enjoy the food.

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AryannaL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!! Reasonable priced and service was fantastic.

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ReneeH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite what we are going through with the new way of sinning outside, it was very pleasant. No issues at all! Food was outstanding and so was the service

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AngelinaW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Loved the service, outstanding.

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ALFREDC
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The only negative was sitting outside next to a busy street. The bread, oil, appetizers, salads, cocktails, wine, entrees, cappuccino, and dessert are all great. Our server was very busy but he did a good job too! I'll go back when we can sit inside away from car exhaust.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great small restaurant with amazing food! Great service too!

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EileenG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and authentic. Visited San Diego for a mini vacation and this was the first place I went! I made a reservation and found this place on Groupon!

FAQs

Operacaffe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 234-6538.

Operacaffe is rated 4.7 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

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