Allegro

4.1
147 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Allegro offers a new way to experience Italian food, while enjoying the best of Californian culture as well. Our menu combines the best of Sicilian tradition, and adventurous new flavors. Through the use of both global and local ingredients and cooking methods not usually seen in the Italian kitchen, we offer a one-of-a- kind cuisine.

With locally sourced seafood and hand-made pastas created daily from the heart, your meal will always be fresh. We use only the best hand-crafted, simple ingredients from local markets. Offering a variety of shapes, sizes and textures of pasta, as well as unique vegan and gluten-free options, there is something for everyone on our vast menu.
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Irishgirl
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is amazing and the food is always delicious! Highly recommend Allegro.

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vipKaylinC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for dinner on Friday, May 14th, 2021

Outstanding service. Our server was Marija. The team, as a whole worked very well together, and each person was down to earth and pleasant.
Crab cake appetizer: Very Good.
Fig Ravioli: Excellent
Bucatini Carbonara: Excellent
Limoncello Sponge cake: Very good especially with limoncello to sip on.
Pistachio mousse: Very good

Overall: An excellent dining experience, and we are going back for dinner two days later!
Highly recommend.

Only downside was the location of our table for two which was just inside the lemon room. The floor is sloped there so my husband’s chair kept sliding downslope.

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vipJocko
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Staff was well groomed, professional, attentive, efficient. Definitely have.a great operational plan in place and executes it well.

Ordered Spanish Octopus appetizer. Not as tender as it should have been. The Sauce was very good.

Ordered Duck ragu pappardell. The food processing time was short. The pasta was cooked perfectly. However the dish was bland. Lacked flavor.

The food presentation was good. And temperature of food was good.

Couple minor observations. No olive oil with the bread, in Italy this would be a sin. No extra parmigiana cheese offered.

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vipJdominque
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The atmosphere is modern and lively. The food was high quality!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience all around. Will be returning.

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LucreciaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for the Bone marrow bruschetta, but was unavailable. Understandable! Gives me a reason to go back. 😉👏🏽💓

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Lisa
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch at Allegro. The Salmon was amazing, as was the Ossubucco Fries. We all enjoyed our meals!

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vipShari
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Allegro for Mother's Day brunch. I had the eggs benedict with crab and asked for the eggs to be poached just a minute longer than usual and they came out perfect and the dish was great. My son ordered the steak and eggs and also really liked it. My husband ordered the Tuscan Chicken from the Mother's day special menu and said the chicken was overcooked. Too bad since everything else was really good. Nice, energetic atmosphere and the service was great too.

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Cassidy
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I was so excited to dine here for mothers day. Unfortunately our server just was not on her game or something. She was incredibly inattentive and we had to wait much too long for everything we needed. She did not check on us after the food came out until after we called her over. She forgot to refill coffee. She had zero personality throughout the experience. Food was mostly good. I ordered the steak and eggs and at first it was overcooked but after I mentioned it they did make a new steak that was much better. Quiche was a little bland but decent. The best thing we got was the crab benedict, that was actually great. We shared a bottle of champagne for mimosas which was good. I would say that the value of the "Mexican Widow" cocktail is not worth the price. I would want to come back another time with a different server and hopefully the experience would be better. I have heard such great things about this place I don't want to immediately count them out after coming in on a busy holiday. I really enjoyed the design of the place, the bar was so cute.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All the food was AMAZING!! However I don’t recommend going if you’re planning on going with friends and want to have time to chat... we felt rushed throughout the entirety of our dinner... we were constantly asked if we were done when we were still eating and at the end our waiter told us we have 5 minutes to leave bc the next reservation shows up. I’ve NEVER had a restaurant do this. If you are going to eat a meal quickly 10/10 recommend but if you’re going to catch up with friends and want to enjoy some drinks/ have time to chat I don’t recommend.

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vipjimply
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place that is lively, excellent food and drinks in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy. The food, the service, the atmosphere and the drinks were all the highlight of our trip to San Diego's restaurants. We were shocked by how lively things were and it almost felt like a little slice of the world that's gone back to normal. There was a ton of outdoor space and a very beautiful indoor space. I had a cocktail that was unlike anything else I've ever had: it's a cigar tobacco infused take on an old fashioned that's served out of a light bulb and had a presentation that involved smoke. Very memorable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Came for the pasta cheese wheel and they didn’t have it...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Food took over an 1 hour and 30 minutes after ordering entrees but the food was great when it did come.

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Tiff
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is nice, food was good, drinks were even better. Major disappointment was that I made a reservation for inside and instead they tried seating my boyfriend and I way far outside and on the street. I reminded the host that I booked for an inside table and then he said all he could give me was a small cocktail table to eat dinner at. Kinda rude and unprofessional and he really gave this place a bad name for a first impression. I probably won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for boyfriend’s birthday

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BethB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

LOVED our waiter Mossimo. He was incredible! Made the night. So kind, knowledgeable, friendly attentive and charming. He definitely made our experience what it was. Would come back for sure! Enjoyed the ambiance as well.

MK
vipMikeK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was marginal, good service , friendly people but I and my wife were not impressed with the food

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SpartanTrades
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pasta is amazing. We got four different kinds and they were all delicious!! Portions are a little small for some plates, but nonetheless you won't regret coming here

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fig and walnut ravioli was amazing.

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DebbieW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Waitress was great!! The steak was poor quality and not cooked to taste. Incorrect wine was poured...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The duck pappardelle was one of the worst pastas I’ve ever had. The sauce tasted like a 50 cent cab of tomato sauce- zero salt. Very disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are amazing! Excited to see Fabio!!!!

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PriscillaJ
Baja California
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their outdoor dining setup!! Lovely place.

JC
vipJoeC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were outstanding! Try the pork chop for sure! Loved the wait staff! Very courteous, friendly and on top of things, especially our waitress and Fabio.

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Carina
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay not very good but the place was very clean and pretty.

DH
vipDustinH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Took a very long time after being seated to get a server, and the street-side seating on the Cedar St side loses pretty much all of the energy and ambiance of the actual restaurant. Bread was a little stale, but gnocchi was good. Nothing terrible about the experience but there are a dozen better places within a block or two. I expect the experience/service would have been better if sitting inside or closer to the restaurant.

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vipChiInAZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sat in the bar area, the bartender was our server so he was pretty busy. Asked for our salad ahead of time but he ordered it the same time as our entrees which was annoying and made us feel rushed. The salmon was barely room temp and the shrimp he must’ve been an employee or a partner there. The server took the fettuccine off the bill but an apology from a manager or something other than “I gotchu” would’ve been more appropriate. Very disappointing experience, definitely will not be back.

RG
vipRafaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We sat in one of the auxiliary sections that they added post pandemic. The food was good but the service was extremely slow. It took them 40 minutes to get our drinks to our table. I think they expanded far beyond their service capacity.

MK
MarissaK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's a cute and fun place. Lots of energy and people, they were very busy. Sometimes it took awhile for the server to come back around, but overall good service for how busy they were. The food was good, but I wasn't blown away. I would recommend taking a group here as the menu is good for sharing plates, and they seem to set up for having big groups.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food!

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Bagel
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They sat us in a cramped corner by the bathroom which was strange since we had a reservation and we had to wait 10 minutes for a table that wasn’t even set yet. Service was outstanding, we were never rushed and our server helped the meal to flow perfectly. Food was excellent but the parmesan wheel is not available on the weekends which was what drew us to this restaurant in the first place, wish they would put that on their online menu at least.

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vipKen1
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lots of choices in Little Italy for Italian food. Allegro's strength is clearly meat and possibly fish; it's definitely not pasta. Very crowded and loud, particularly if seated outside on India St. Not a favorite, but worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff! Expert knowledge and welcoming vibe. Very classy vibes. It’s the perfect place to have a nice dinner with good friends! Our waiter, Baran, was excellent, he helped us pick appetizers and our entree that were incredible. Allegro’s house sommelier even helped us pair the perfect wine, which was an amazing touch. Nothing but great things to say about our experience at Allegro’s. We’ll definitely be going back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Crab pasta made me sick. 2+ hour wait for being “next” in line

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max our waiter was great

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KatyD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the pasta in the cheese wheel. I never not want pasta in a cheese wheel now haha. It was very delicious and so were the drinks

EM
EMIW
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our server ignored us the whole night. If it wasn't for Colton, our great food runner that attended to us, we would have left. The food is not authentic, but not horrible. More focused on the aesthetics and ignoring their guests.

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EricaK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I specifically selected outdoor sitting but when I got there, they did not have outdoor sitting so we were seated in the patio. Also, I put "birthday" to occasion but it seems like no one really checks that. These are the only 2 things that bothered me visiting here. However, food and vibe are really nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Was rushed and just horrible experience for our special anniversary will not be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drink were great and also loved the decor and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

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

Allegro is rated 4.1 stars by 147 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.