Catania

4.8
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$31 to $50
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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SG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter! Good food and friendly atmosphere. Excellent menu. Really a good evening.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Very attentive service. The food was amazing. Great wine list and cocktails.

OT
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of 4 diners none of us had a meal we didn’t like. Everything was wonderful!

OT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter recommened braised pork appetizer, superb flavors. Food and service was great. Will have return visits.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience in every way

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food great for a romantic dinner!

RK
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks, good food and great service.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, from presentation, variety of ingredients, and well prepared offerings.
The service went hand-in-hand with the style of restaurant; the Server was knowledgable and attentive.
We look forward to returning and would definitely recommend the restaurant.

OT
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The view adds to it al!

BK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience :), the food and the drinks were amazing. We are defiantly coming back :)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Cool and relaxed spot, food and drinks were really high quality and the waiter was really attentive! Would recommend and we will be back!

f
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waitress was excellent. But the food was lacking. Had the bucatini amatriciana and it was just okay, not great. The fresh green starter salad was outstanding. It had a lemony vinaigrette that was super tasty. The olive oil focaccia was bland and needed more seasonings. Also had the cauliflower appetizer which was tasty. All the food was generous portions.

RM
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was New Year’s Eve and while there was little holiday ambience (though the server was in a festive mood) the food was quite good. However I might suggest a better presentation for the shrimp risotto. Overall, an excellent dining experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butternut squash ravioli is savory and sweet. Every bite was delectable!

DH
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, wonderful food! Cozy place with energetic vibe. Loved eating here! The five of us each loved our meal! Salads were especially delightful!

G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very nice location. food was good and service was timely and excellent.

T
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived 15 min earlier of my reservation, we ask for our table and said that they cannot give the table until the exact time of the reservation, there were many empty tables!!
And they waited until it was the time of the reservation... pathetic.

IR
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was not authentic, overworked. Bread was old, olive oil not high quality. PLEASE chefs of Italian food, use better raw materials in your cooking. This is what Italy is all about: simple, seasonal, high quality!

JK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

WE ENJOYED OUR LUNCH VERY MUCH - THE FOOD WAS VERY TASTY AND THE SERVICE PROMPT. HOWEVER, WE WERE NOT GIVEN FRESH PLATES FOR OUR MAIN COURSE AND HAD TO REUSE THE PLATES WE HAD FOR OUR SALADS. ALSO, PAYING AND RECEIVING CHANGE WAS CUMBERSOME AND TIME CONSUMING BECAUSE THE SERVER/HOST HAD TO GO BACK AND FORTH TO THE BAR AREA TO DO SO; WE WONDERED BY THE FRONT DESK COULDN'T HANDLE OUR BILL.

ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with incredible food!

JP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! The best Italian meal we've enjoyed in San Diego in many years. Definitely coming back. Highly recommend the wagyu carpaccio and the mushroom pizza (wish I had added the white truffles). Prosecco was delish and complimented the meal perfectly.

AS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, service, and ambiance! Will definitely be back!

LZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

A
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed. Menu changed that day. Expensive for what it was.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Catania! The food is consistently good and the service is impeccable. Definitely on of our few go to nicer restaurants.

B
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food on point as always. The duck sugo is a dish sent from Heaven.

j
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. My favorite is the duck ragu pasta and the farmer salad. It’s a beautiful restaurant. A nice treat out. The service always fabulous. Make reservations.

PF
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely Dining Room.

We Enjoyed our food.

Service was very slow, despite being a quiet time.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

LS
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food this trip was over the top. Had beef tartare and the foccicia bread with the clams and pasta. Outstanding. Definitely will repeat!

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location, with good food and fun drinks. We had asked for outdoor seating, but there was a private party, so they were not able to accommodate us. I wish we had been notified before we got there, but other than that, we had a fun time.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very nice service

RM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catania never fails to deliver. The Duck Sugo Orecchietti is my go-to dish, highly recommend.

MP
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla. Good food, good ambiance, a little on the pricey side so a place we go for special dinners.

L
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the side between the terrace and the bar, to enjoy views of the patrons, the street scene and each other. A heater provided the perfect amount of heat to offset the cooler nighttime air. Our octopus appetizer was delicious. My tastebuds delighted in the Tuscan Sangiovese wine with its currant with a perfect light tannin finish. The butternut squash ravioli were flavorful. We plan on bringing friends & family here next time.

AS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful evening for my wife's birthday dinner. Views were great, meal was excellent (Swordfish for me, Bronzino for my wife).

LM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the great food, atmosphere and especially the wonderful service we receive from all the staff, but especially Lucas and Bridgitte.

KH
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, interesting and delicious ingredients, cooked to perfection. Attentive service. Good wine to go with. All in all, it's a place you can count on for a tasty and enjoyable meal.

LH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was really very good. Only downside was that my cousin from overseas was visiting and ordered two different beers and they were both out of stock. They were very nice about giving him one on the house but it was disappointing that one after the other was out. I would definitely still go back & recommend this restaurant as both of our experiences have been very enjoyable otherwise.