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Allegro, San Diego, CA

Allegro

4.1
4.1
629 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Sicilian born Executive Chef Marco Provino, is a master in the kitchen, constantly shocking us with his latest creations. Our see through glass allows patrons to have a full view of the kitchen to ensure no shortcuts are ever taken. As the sexiest restaurant in Little Italy, we offer an exquisite yet youthful ambience including a beautiful lemon garden patio covered in velvet, gold, marble, ceramic tiles, and couture fire pits that make Allegro perfect for a special occasion with your significant other. As part of the San Diego Dining Group, we take every step to uphold sky-high standards and quality to ensure the most magical dining experience. Join us for happy hour Sunday to Thursday 4pm-6pm. $5 draft beer and fresh oysters.

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Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-6996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marco Provino

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next group dining experience here at Allegro Allegro offers multiple levels of private dining experiences for anything you desire in a gorgeous modern Sicilian inspired atmosphere. We offer our highly-demanded Lemon Garden Room for parties under forty guests. Our innovative menu along with sophisticated service will exceed all of your needs. Our event planning team is available and ready to create a personalized experience and is guaranteed to make your next gathering a most-memorable one!

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Cedar Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Trolley Station Cedar Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Date Night in Capri

    $47.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Take a seat in our Lemon Capri Patio and enjoy our date-night menu on Tuesdays! You will forget your troubles for the night as you basque in this luxurious setting that will have you reminiscing for weeks to come! Our date night menu includes a choice of any two appetizers, a parmesan cheese wheel experience for two, a choice of dessert and even a bottle of house white or red! This is the perfect way to ‘wow’ your date with this $95/ couple rare experience! Stop by today for a dining adventure that will leave your taste buds in awe and your spirits high in the sky!

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. l

    lovetodine

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    What a great first experience! We met up with a friend and we wanted to try something new. Allegra did not disappoint. The food was good but what made it an excellent experience was our waiter Joesph! He was professional, personable, and one of the reasons why we’d go back. There is amazing food in Little Italy… but what sets restaurants apart is their staff. Nailed it! We’ll be back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing ambiance! Food was delicious

  3. DH

    DerekH

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent choices Wait staff very helpful and accomodating

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious! Only thing was my drink wasn’t strong, but it might be strong for others LOL!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Poor service 😞

  6. JB

    JasmineB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was good, lacking flavor in the garlic knots and fries a bit.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks and food were creative, delicious, and fresh. Service was fast and accommodating.

  8. CK

    ChaseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Parmesan Wheel is a must have while dining here. Girlfriend and I came here for our anniversary and everything was perfect.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Fue cumpleaños de mi esposo y decidimos ir a allegro el servicio fue excelente la comida estuvo buena mis esposo y mi hija pidieron la pasta que es la especialidad de la casa tenia buen sabor pero para mi gusto estaba fría otra de mis hijas pidió ensalada cesar muy mala mi hijo pidió parpadear muy bueno y mi hija la más pequeña y yo pedimos tortellini estaba bien. Fui al baño y me encontré con una homeless

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I chose Allegro for my graduation dinner. I had a party of eleven and everyone loved it! The appetizers were perfect for passing around the table, and overall the food and cocktails were amazing. Would definitely go again

  11. VS

    ValfromSeattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    We made reservations for my cousin's bachelorette dinner weeks beforehand and they say they don't have a table for us once we arrived. Once they do have a table it is probably the worst seat in the house. We are sitting behind a pole and the chairs are wobbly. The waiters have to move around this pole to even come to wait on us. It was just a disaster. We should of trusted our instincts and just left beforehand. The prices were as expected - about $35 for some pasta. The pasta was good but the sauce was mediocre. My cousin received 5 singular raviolis for $35 dollars and left hungry still. The service was good until the last part of our dinner when the waiter didn't say a word to us. He went from calling us "bellas" to just ignoring us and not even attending to us. It was SUPER WEIRD. I was questioning if we did anything wrong. I still tipped 20% and because the bill was so high that was like a $30 tip. It was ridiculous. There were only three of us girls and we didn't order anything else. We left hungry and we all were very disappointed. We found this place on TikTok but I"ve learned that TikTok recommendations are mid asf.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good for appetizers

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not only was the food amazing, but the service was stellar as well! Our waiter was especially sweet to my grandmother, which she loved. We will be returning!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    First of all, this place was amazing! It wasn’t hard to find and the ambiance was great! We got seated right away so it felt good not to wait! The food was also so good. We ordered The Ribeye w/Parmesan fries and chicken Alfredo for our son. The ribeye was so tender and could melt in your mouth! Now, the service was meh. We waited a while to order and the waiter kept passing by us and never really checked to see if we were ready..which were for 20 minutes! So when he did come to take our order it was like a rush but he got everything down. Noise level was ok.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Hochzeitstag

  16. J

    Jessica

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time here with my family and we visited for Mother’s Day. The staff was amazing… our server was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and quick. Food was outstanding! Specifically the octopus, pasta dishes, salmon, filet mignon, scallops and shrimp cocktail. We did not like the garlic knots (would not recommend at all). Calamari was not bad but the whole bodied pieces were not chewable. The tentacles were very very tough and rubbery. Biggest con was the bathrooms… female bathroom was very dirty with paper and dirty diapers all over the stall floors. The sink was clogged with hair and filled with a few inches of dirty water. Male bathroom had very sticky floor. But overall we will come back again!!! Food and service was amazing. Oh and get the tiramisu!! It’s the best I’ve had yet.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  18. S

    Sera

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The food was ok, but for the price it was not good. They have a 65$ Per person meal deal for an appetizer, entree and desert which is literally more than the cost of just getting most the choices separately. I paid 30$ for my pasta, which to me tasted more like it should have been 15 (just ok, it wasn’t warm) I give it a 3 star mostly because the food is not worth the cost. Service was good though.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food! Great quality!

  20. c

    chedal

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    The restaurant is visually cute. It was super busy and the service suffered. I thought the food was good—nothing exceptional but also not bad.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing thank you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I love allegro so much but it is frustrating when I request to be outside in my reservation multiple times and they always seat me indoors

  23. SZ

    SloanZ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great. Service was a bit slow but I know its hard times right now with having enough help. I am a business owner and I understand. Would go back

  24. F

    Franet

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a Mother’s Day dinner - day before - they were hopping busy! We got the Prix fixe which was great because you could select any entree and appetizer. Everything we ordered was delicious. Great spot in Little Italy.

  25. MM

    MichailaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner! We came to celebrate a baby shower and the ambiance and staff were incredible. Highly recommend.

  26. j

    julier

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came at 4 and had the lemon terrace to ourselves. Quick service, friendly, attentive server. Grilled octopus was excellent. Allegro salad was fresh and crispy. My server made me a special Aperol Spritz with an olive like they do in his Italian hometown. Can’t wait to go back

  27. u

    ursulac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    I ordered the scallops with lobster mashed potatoes and it arrived cold! Once my food came back heated properly, the food was bland and just ok. The potatoes had no flavor. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

  28. NN

    NoName

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Two out of the three plates were cold. However, the waiter immediately replaced them with new and hot plates. Good customer services and the food was very good. Good location and noise level. Good overall experience

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Food was horrible…way to salty

  30. K

    Kg2413

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a amazing time at Allegro, Allegro is our new favorite restaurant. The service was outstanding, Joseph was our server and he did a wonderful job. The food was delicious, we ordered the Limoncello cake and it was amazing. I wish I had ordered more Limoncello cake to go. We can’t wait to comeback.

  31. H

    Harper

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    Was sat next to the bathroom and in the midst of 10 birthday parties. Could not hear my friends across at the table. Appetizers came before our cocktails. Calamari was soggy. Entrees were served cold and ragu had no sauce on it whatsoever. To top it all off, why did my lemon drop martini have cherry in it?

  32. AB

    AliB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    We started with the steak tartare, that was great! Then ordered the carbonara pasta which is not anywhere near being a carbonara. Also ordered the scallops with lobster mashed potatoes. Scallops were undercooked & mashed potatoes were cold. Great environment but would never eat here again

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vincenzo was amazing he made my bday feel so special!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Parents in town and they both enjoyed their experience. The specials were great.

  35. L

    Localgal

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Pretty good food- service was a little sparse they must have been short staffed that night.

  36. DP

    DPinn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. They have beautiful indoor and outdoor settings.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4

    Pros- Beautiful restaurant! Cons- Food did not meet standards. Lamb was gamey…food tasted as it was re-warmed to serve. Server didn’t have knowledge of wine selection. For a restaurant with 3 $$$….I expected a bit more of a finer dining experience.

  38. p

    pameleee

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was okay - nothing special. Food was okay, service was okay. I wouldn’t go back.

  39. JG

    JudithG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing, but the gnocchi were the best thing we ordered.

  40. DG

    DanG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Food was underwhelming. Taste was mediocre and most dishes were lukewarm. Really disappointing experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Allegro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-6996.

Allegro is rated 4.1 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Allegro

1536 India St San Diego, CA 92101-2405

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cedar Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Trolley Station Cedar Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marco Provino

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-6996

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next group dining experience here at Allegro Allegro offers multiple levels of private dining experiences for anything you desire in a gorgeous modern Sicilian inspired atmosphere. We offer our highly-demanded Lemon Garden Room for parties under forty guests. Our innovative menu along with sophisticated service will exceed all of your needs. Our event planning team is available and ready to create a personalized experience and is guaranteed to make your next gathering a most-memorable one!

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