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.
We really enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch at Allegro. The Salmon was amazing, as was the Ossubucco Fries. We all enjoyed our meals!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Came for the pasta cheese wheel and they didn’t have it...
Food took over an 1 hour and 30 minutes after ordering entrees but the food was great when it did come.
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.
Great for boyfriend’s birthday
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.
Food was marginal, good service , friendly people but I and my wife were not impressed with the food
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
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.
Fig and walnut ravioli was amazing.
I love their outdoor dining setup!! Lovely place.
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.
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.
Food was okay not very good but the place was very clean and pretty.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful service and great food!
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.
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.
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!!
Crab pasta made me sick. 2+ hour wait for being “next” in line
Max our waiter was great
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
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.
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.
Was rushed and just horrible experience for our special anniversary will not be back.
The food and drink were great and also loved the decor and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.
Enjoyable, the waitress could have been a little more attentive. She did not check back after the food was delivered by another to see if we needed anything, which we did.
I have never sent food back, but we were forced to last night! The place was extremely busy and they were struggling to keep up, The fig ravioli tasted like oatmeal and the duck Ragu sadly tasted like
Pasta in hot tomato sauce with absolutely no flavor. The restaurant was very apologetic and didn’t charge us for the food, but I don’t think I will ever return there.
I was really looking forward to this dinner and so excited to try Allegeo, but the entire experience left me completely underwhelmed.
We made a 7:30 reservation and weren’t sat until closer to 8 in a less than stellar position. It took our server awhile to greet us (think 10 + minutes) and that basically set the tone for the whole night. A dinner that should’ve taken a hour tops ended up being closer to 2 hrs because we were basically neglected the entire meal. The service was mediocre and the servers couldn’t even keep their masks above their noses. I’m vaccinated so I didn’t make a big deal about it, but it is something I noticed in multiple servers and buzzers walking around.
Little Italy has some of the beat food in San Diego and this place just wasn’t good. We had 3 different appetizers that were just bland. Dinner was also equally disappointing. My friend ordered a steak and it was just thrown on top of French fries with the sauce drizzled over the top. They also didn’t have a steak knife in the entire restaurant so my friend had to use a butter knife. My carbonara just wasn’t good. My boyfriend does a better job at home with boxed pasta.
The drinks were incredible, but they don’t make the rest of the experience any better. Save your money and pick a better Italian restaurant in Little Italy.
We were running a little late on a Friday night and they were great about holding our table. This was greatly appreciated bcuz Little Italy was extremely busy. Staff was very nice and food was good.
Great food and service. Can be a little hectic eating outside in the hustle and bustle of little Italy, bud otherwise love it!
Some food items were very good. Baratta tomato salad. Buccacini was excellent. But seating was mediocre, service erratic, wrong items brought to table, risotto was cold. Overall try some other excellent Italian restaurants in Little Italy.
We were sitting WAY to close to the people on either side of us. Did not feel comfortable from a COVID standpoint.
We made a reservation for indoors and got seated outdoors. When I asked the hostess how long of a wait it would be for an indoor table, she said “A while. You’ll be more comfortable out here.”
Allegro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-6996.
Allegro is rated 4.1 stars by 139 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.