Lady fingers soaked in espresso, layered with mascarpone cheese and dusted with cocoa powder
Arugula, watermelon, radish, cherry tomatoes and EVOO
Homemade Philadelphia cream cheesecake with a berry sauce
Omg the fooooood! Go here for amazing authentic italian!!!!
We had the gnocchi n ravioli with misto salad, pizza knot app and house red wine.
The quality of food and the taste was unbelievable.
Everything wAs so fresh and it all melted in youtr mouth with an explosion of italian flavor!
Graci operacaffe-we will be back!
Lovely Restaurant. Delicious food. I had the gnocchi which was perfectly made in a sumptuous cream sauce. My husband had meat based pasta with a yummy truffle sauce. Our waiter was friendly, considerate and knowledgeable. We look forward to returning.
Great service and the food was excellent.
The service and food were great. Don't miss the Spaghetti Carbonara.
Everything we ordered was delicious, the salad, tortelli di granchio was to die for, the pizza was delicious, the drinks were perfect!!!!
Dinner before the show
Wonderful food!!! Service was impeccable!!
Excellent food, and prompt, friendly service.
Food was super salty. We couldn't eat the veal Parmigiano and pasta. Waiter was really good to comp us for the dish.
It was good food. Good cheese sauce with cheesy other stuff too.
Highly recommend for a date night in San Diego
Always a great time! Patrizia is a great chef and the staff are fantastic! They had a rush crowd before a show and did an amazing job. Highly recommended.
Fantastic place to grab dinner before a show at the Balboa Theater. Our wonderful server was very attentive and pleasant with recommendations. The food was delicious and timing of our meals was perfect to allow us to enjoy our time dining and not rush to the theater. I will gladly return.
Excellent, freshly made food with excellent service and convenient location!
I was disappointed as the quality of food was lacking; orders came fast microwaving hot!
Amazing service and the food was outstanding. I’ll be back for sure.
I love this family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. The food is prepared by the matriarch. It is simply delicious. It's my favorite restaurant in the Gaslamp area.
Absolutely wonderful. Food was best I have had in a long time. We will be going back.
Good food, good service
The meal was phenomenal, waitstaff amazing and was close to hotel.
Good food and great and friendly service. Ambience has changed and feels less European and cozy but still nice.
Great service close to civic center
Came here before a concert at the Balboa Theater, which is right across the street. We had requested outdoor seating, and sat in the open air structure in the street they have (heaters available). I had the special cheese stuffed gnocchi con pepe, which was very light, and delicious, while my friend had a squash ravioli which she enjoyed. They were very busy with other patrons of the theater, and it took a long time to get our food, but the staff kept us apprised of the progress, and provided a free amuse-bouche while we were waiting. Best to have reservations if you are attending an event at the theater, as this is very popular for such events.
The food was fantastic! Lucky for me they made a mistake and first gave me the lobster ravioli instead of my mushroom ravioli. They were very apologetic and I got both. Both were outstanding!
Quality of food has suffered a bit during pandemic. Same with service. Food was not hot, but was pretty good. Will still return.
Extremely long wait time (30 min for drinks/apps and 45 min for food) and food was sub-par.
The service was great. We arrived early for our reservation and they seated us anyway. The outside dining was very nice. My friend got the bruschetta and thought it was very good. I ordered a salad and the meat lasagna. The salad was very good but I found the lasagna very bland. I didn't even finish it. If I go next time I will try something else. They did have a wide variety of choices on the menu.
Outstanding!!! Everything is freshly made. Pasta dishes were phenomenal. Visiting from Chicago but will definitely return our next trip and recommend to any friends that come out this way!
Excellent food and service! Would definitely dine there again.
From an appetizer of carpaccio di manzo to main courses of filetto ciao san diego and cioppino plus desserts of tiramisu and the best canolli i have ever had, both my husband and i could not have been happier with our meal at Operacaffe. The lovely chef has a gift with sauces given only to a few.
Service was very good. Friendly and personable. Food was good, reasonable but priced higher than what I would have paid. Deserts were unmemorable.
Peter, thank you for making the birthday dinner special for our guest.
Another great evening at Opera Caffe!!!
Amazing - awesome food and service - thank you!!
We had a lovely dinner at Operacaffee. Food was well prepared, waiters were friendly and efficient.
I chose Operacaffe to celebrate my birthday. My husband and I flew into San Diego to share the special day with friends and I had heard many good things about this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. I had the carbonara and it was excellent. The only downside to the entire experience was the reservation process. Open Table and Operacafe had an account issue and Open Table cancelled our reservation several weeks before the dinner. After I received the email I had called the restaurant to confirm I still had a reservation. They assured me that it was only a temporary issue and the reservation was still valid. Unfortunately it wasn't. I had to contact Open Table myself and have them reinstate the reservation. And to add to the confusion, when I returned home I found an email from Open Table stating that the Operacafe reported we did not show up for our reservation. But as I stated previously, the reservation process was the only negative to a good dining experience.
Great service - outstanding cuisine.
Opera Caffe is a downtown gem!!!
Loved it. Wonderful service and really good food.
The service was exceptional, the wine and drink selection were fine and the food was delicious. The Arancini special was truly amazing!
Operacaffe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 234-6538.
Operacaffe is rated 4.8 stars by 912 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.