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Catania, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Catania

4.8
4.8
1916 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Inspired by an Italy road-trip Chef Ryan and I (Arturo) took back in 2008, we’re pleased to introduce Catania, the newest member of the Whisknladle Hospitality family. Here, we’ll be featuring simple, seasonal and authentic Italian Coastal Cuisine (None of the Italian version of TexMex you see most other places). Our commitment to authenticity will be evident in our use of wood burning ovens and grills, an all Italian wine list as well as an exclusively craft Italian Beer program. (Yes, Italy has an amazing craft beer movement nobody’s heard about.)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-5105
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Johnston
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re planning a party or a meeting, enjoy the attentive service and personalized touches that take the average private dining experience to the next level with Whisknladle Hospitality. With four restaurants to choose from & a wide selection of menu options, the possibilities are endless. Email events@wnlhosp.com for more info.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Rudolf: (619) 415-7101
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    Girard and Wall
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,916 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Italian

  • San Diego

    Italian

1,916 Reviews
  1. tasty

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Catania is always great but we had an extra fabulous experience this time. The food was tremendous and our server Kristen was perfect. Thank you!!!

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    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our dinner and the ambiance. The food arrived quickly as well as our drinks. Our server did her job but didn’t really provide a warm experience. Overall it was still a good experience.

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    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. They went above and beyond to make our anniversary diner special!

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  4. ElainaM

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 couples enjoyed an outstanding meal at Catania! Service and food were incredible. We knew we were going to have a great time the moment we met Robert, our fabulous server. Robert was professional, enthusiastic and most important, knowledgeable about the food and made some great recommendations! Pizza, pastas, arancini, fish and dessert were well prepared. Drinks also delicious! It was a little chilly on the patio but that didn’t detract from a wonderful evening. We will certainly return!

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  5. DeanT

    Charleston

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hospitality experience! Top shelf service, attentive to details. Cuisine continues to have focus with both ingredients and Flavor tastes. Do not hesitate when time for a sweet ending. Truly UNREASONABLE HOSPITALITY MERCI! Grazie!!

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    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, location. Would definitely go again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pasta and wine. Duck Sugo Orecchiette was so good. Highly recommend. Has nice views of the ocean as well.

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  8. Donna

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s one of my fave Italian restaurants! Everything is delicious!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Malcolm was awesome! Perfect in every way.

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  10. BreeL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    2nd time there. 1st time was much better. Service was horrible. Server rarely seen and had to ask for service.

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Catania is rated 4.8 stars by 1916 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Catania

7863 Girard Ave, Suite 301, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Girard and Wall
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Johnston
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-5105
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re planning a party or a meeting, enjoy the attentive service and personalized touches that take the average private dining experience to the next level with Whisknladle Hospitality. With four restaurants to choose from & a wide selection of menu options, the possibilities are endless. Email events@wnlhosp.com for more info.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Rudolf: (619) 415-7101
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