Shrimp and Calamari Fritti
Lady fingers soaked in espresso, layered with mascarpone cheese and dusted with cocoa powder
Gnocchi Gorgonzola e Mirtilli
Sweet gorgonzola cheese and blueberries
Supply of gin is limited but food was good
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.
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!!
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 .
We felt as if we were dining in Europe. Very good food and service.
Food was outstanding & service impeccable. Definitely recommend & will be back!
Service was terrible. Secondi dish was all pasta, barely any meat, and no veggies. This place used to be really good.
Consistently good food and service
Fantastic experience! Definitely recommend. Will come here again if I am in San Diego.
The food was amazing!!! The service was even more amazing!!! This has become my new favorite ❤️
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!
Great good amazing service. Looking forward to coming back to try more stuff!!! Highly recommend
Nice last minute Italian spot that we picked. The wait wasn’t long, great service and decent food. Happy with this place overall.
Such amazing food!! The tomato bisque was to die for! Pastas were rich, hearty, and flavorful. Go hungry!!!
Amazing food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.
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!
amazing and authentic tasting food, exceptional service and great variety on the menu
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.
JC was the best!!! Great service and great food!
The atmosphere was very nice. we sat outside in the evening. The service was wonderful and the food was very good.
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.
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!!!
Delicious food, the outdoor patio was not to shabby, salads didn’t come with the meal and our server only brought bread once.
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.
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.
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.
The food and service were amazing!
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic pasta menu! I had the ravioli with porcini and truffle, so delicious!
Food was too salty but overall everything else was great!
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.
Amazing food!!!! Reasonable priced and service was fantastic.
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
The food was amazing! Loved the service, outstanding.
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.
It's a great small restaurant with amazing food! Great service too!
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!
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.