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Catania, San Diego, CA

Catania

4.8
4.8
1409 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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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Gluten Free Pasta Available

Antipasti

  • Pizza Focaccia$4.50

    Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Rosemary and Chili Flake

    • Add Fontina Cheese$5.00
  • Asparagus Soup$9.00

    Leek, Green Garlic, Cream, Vegetable Stock, Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper and Croutons.

    • Crudo* **$16.50

      Ahi Tuna, Beets, Citrus, Basil, Poppy Seed and Meyer Lemon.

      • Arancini$11.00

        Saffron Risotto, Parmesan and Tomato Sauce.

        • Crispy Octopus**$19.50

          Chickpeas, Lamb Sausage, Capers and Herbs.

          • Meatballs*$14.95

            Lamb, Tomatoes, Creamy Polenta, Mint and Parmesan.

            • Duck Liver Crostini$12.50

              Dates, Currants, Almonds, Pickled Shallot and Parsley.

              • Wood Roasted Cauliflower**$14.50

                Ricotta Cheese, Fresno Chili, Pomegranate, Red Onion and Pistachio.

                Insalata

                • Kale Salad**$14.50

                  Treviso, Chickpeas, Celery, Parmesan and Warm Anchovy Vinaigrette.

                  • Chopped Salad**$14.95

                    Romaine, Treviso, Salami, Chickpeas, Fennel, Basil, Cipollini Onion, Olives, Red Wine Vinaigrette and Pecorino Toscano.

                    • Green Salad**$13.95

                      Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Pecorino Toscano and Pistachio.

                      Entrees

                      • Scallop Piccata* **$35.00

                        Polenta, Artichoke, Green Garlic and Olives.

                        • Whole Branzino*$38.00

                          Clams, Garlic Butter, White Wine, Chili Flakes, Charred Broccoli and Breadcrumbs.

                          • Rotisserie Chicken**$28.00

                            Roasted Carrots, Carrot Top Pesto, Almonds and Chili Oil.

                            • Wood Grilled Flat Iron Steak* **$32.00

                              Fried Potatoes, Arugula, Parmesan and Balsamic.

                              Wood Fired Pizzas

                              Mushrooms $2 | Burrata $3 | Egg* $2 | Olives $2 | Red Onion $2 | Pork Sausage $2 Prosciutto $4 | Arugula $2 | Fennel Salami $2.

                              • Italian Meat$23.75

                                Sausage, Fennel Salami, Pancetta, Tomato, Fontina and Pecorino Cheese.

                                • Sicilian Pistachio$22.95

                                  Pork Mortadella, Pistachio Pesto, Pecorino Cheese and Burrata.

                                  • Artichoke And Prosciutto Pizza$23.00

                                    Smoked Mozzarella, Fontina and Garlic.

                                    • Margherita$19.75

                                      Mozzarella, Basil, Tomato, Oregano and Garlic.

                                      • Wild Mushroom$22.95

                                        Burrata, Garlic, Chili Flake and Thyme.

                                        • Diavola Pizza$22.00

                                          Tomato, Spicy Calabrese and Mozzarella.

                                          • Spicy Pepper & Sausage$23.00

                                            Tomato, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Pickled Anaheim Chili & Oregano.

                                            Handmade Pastas

                                            • Aglio E Olio Peperoncini$19.50

                                              Spaghetti, Evoo, Garlic Chili Flake, Parmesan and Parsley.

                                              • Tagliatelle Alla Portofino$21.50

                                                Pesto, Creamy Tomato Sauce and Parmesan.

                                                • Artichoke Agnolotti$24.00

                                                  Onion Brodo, Sunchoke Chip, Mushroom and Parmesan.

                                                  • Duck Sugo Orecchiette$26.95

                                                    Braised Duck, Tomato, Mushroom, Juniper and Parmesan.

                                                    • Bucatini All'amatriciana$22.95

                                                      Pork Cheek, Pecorino, Tomato, Garlic and Calabrian Chili.

                                                      • Spaghetti And Clams$23.95

                                                        Clams, Garlic, White Wine, Chili Flakes and Breadcrumbs.

                                                        • Shrimp Risotto**$23.50

                                                          Fennel, Tomato, Parmesan and Fresno Chili.

                                                          Cocktails

                                                          $13.95

                                                            Refreshing

                                                            • Aperol Spritz

                                                              Prosecco, Soda and Orange Served Tall on the Rocks

                                                              • Amalfi Coast

                                                                Vodka, Chartreuse, Mint, Cucumber, Lime, Prosecco, and Salt Served Tall on the Rocks

                                                                • Cucci Cucci

                                                                  Vodka, Mixed Berry Syrup, Lemon and Royal Montaine Served up in a Coupe

                                                                  • Moncalieri

                                                                    Gin, Fever Tree Cucumber Tonic, and Lavender Bitters Served on the Rocks

                                                                    Herbaceous / Floral

                                                                    • P&P

                                                                      Rum, Chartreuse, Pistachio Orgeat, Pineapple, Lime and Absinthe Served Tall on the Rocks

                                                                      • Santa Maria

                                                                        Tequila Infused with Fresno Chili, Lime, Dimmi, Ginger and Agave Served on the Rocks

                                                                        Spirit Forward

                                                                        • Vestito Nero

                                                                          Bourbon, Campari, Punt E Mes, Ristreto, and Chocolate Bitters Served on a Big Cube

                                                                          • Fratelli

                                                                            Tequila, Mezcal, Agave and Amaro Nonino Served on a Big Cube

                                                                            • Maple Old Fashioned

                                                                              Rye Whiskey, Walnut Bitters, and Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup Served on a Big Cube

                                                                              Classics

                                                                              • Naked And Famous

                                                                                Mezcal, Aperol, Chartreuse, Lime Served up in a Coupe

                                                                                • Vieux Carrea

                                                                                  Brandy, Rye Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, and Bitters Served on the Rocks

                                                                                  Adventurous

                                                                                  • Cinque Alarmi

                                                                                    Spicy Mezcal, Bourbon, Aperol, Lemon, Raspberry and Cucumber Served on the Rocks

                                                                                    • Rosmarino

                                                                                      Gin, Alpe Genepy, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Lemon and Washed Dairy Served on a Big Cube

                                                                                      Whites

                                                                                      • Falanghina | San Gregorio | Campania$12.00

                                                                                        Crisp Minerality with Hints of Spice, and a Slightly Bitter Orange Peel

                                                                                        • Pinot Grigio | Mind de Grapes | Veneto$12.00

                                                                                          Citrusy Aroma with a Bright Pallet Consisting of Fresh Pear and Nectar

                                                                                          • Chardonnay Blend | O'lilla | Tuscany$13.00

                                                                                            Complex Bouquet with Fruity Aromas of Green Apple, Citrus and Pineapple

                                                                                            • Sauvignon Blanc | Scarbolo | Friuli$14.00

                                                                                              Ripe Stone Fruit, Round, Gripping Texture and Dried Herb Aromas

                                                                                              • Gavi di Gavi | Villa Sparina | Piedmont$13.00

                                                                                                Crisp, Refreshing, Lemon, and Pear Flavors, with Delicious Minerals

                                                                                                • Chardonnay | Trefethen | Napa$18.00

                                                                                                  Toasted Oak Frame, Citrus Flavors and Hints of Apple and Pear

                                                                                                  Sparkling & Rosé

                                                                                                  • Prosecco | Zonin | NV$12.00

                                                                                                    a Brut, Clean, Crisp Expression with Soft Notes of Toasted Hazelnuts

                                                                                                    • Lambrusco | Bruno Zanasi | Emilia Romagna$14.00

                                                                                                      a Beautiful Dry Red Sparkler That Offers Dark Red Fruit, Minerals and Violets

                                                                                                      • Rosé Brut | Clara C | Veneto$14.00

                                                                                                        Floral and Fruity with a Hint of Aromatic Berries and Currants

                                                                                                        • Rosé | Le Rose di Settembre | Marche$13.00

                                                                                                          Rosehip Perfume and Violets, with an Aromatic Complexity

                                                                                                          Red Wines

                                                                                                          • Barbera | Michele Chiarlo | Piedmont$11.00

                                                                                                            Purple Flower and Berry Aromas with Supple Tannins and Fresh Acidity

                                                                                                            • Nero D' Avola | Martorama | Sicily$13.00

                                                                                                              Dark Fruits Flavors with a Touch of Tobacco and Leather

                                                                                                              • Pinot Noir | Siduri | SLH$16.00

                                                                                                                Dark Berry and Cherry Aromas Are Complemented by Suggestions of Espresso and Candied Flowers

                                                                                                                • Sangiovese | Nunzi | Chianti Classico$13.00

                                                                                                                  Floral Notes of Violets and Cherry with Nuanced Minerality

                                                                                                                  • Nebbiolo | Giacomo | Piedmont$16.00

                                                                                                                    Balanced Tannins and Harmonious with Hints of Licorice and Some Pepperiness

                                                                                                                    • Cabernet Sauvignon | Sequoia Grove | Napa$25.00

                                                                                                                      Dark, Rich, Blackberry and Red Cherry Notes Followed by Savory Peppercorn

                                                                                                                      • Rosso di Montalcino | Caprili | Tuscany$18.00

                                                                                                                        Juicy Black Cherry, Espresso, Mocha and Licorice

                                                                                                                        Draft

                                                                                                                        • Pilsner | Gravity Heights 4.2% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                          Pale Gold in Color, Light, and Refreshing

                                                                                                                          • Blonde | Gravity Heights 5.2% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                            Pleasant Hop Flavors, Clean and Refreshing

                                                                                                                            • Hefeweizen | Black Market 5% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                              Spiced with Coriander and Curacao Orange Peel

                                                                                                                              • Hazy IPA | Gravity Hieghts 7% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                                Light and Dry, Loaded with Citrus and Tropical Hop Aromas

                                                                                                                                • Brown Ale | Mammoth Brewing 5.5% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                                  a Mild Sweetness and Finishing Roasty Dryness

                                                                                                                                  Bottled Beers

                                                                                                                                  • Lager Bionda | Menabrea | Piedmont 4.8% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                                    Light with Hints of Citrus and Fruit

                                                                                                                                    • Lager Rossa | Dolomiti | Birreria Pedavena | Veneto 6.7% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                                      Caramel with Bold Roasted Malt

                                                                                                                                      • Blonde Ale | Birria Nazionale | Birreria Baladin | Piedmont 6.5% ABV$14.00

                                                                                                                                        Chamomile and Citrus Notes

                                                                                                                                        • Strong Pale Ale | Super Florale | Birreria Baladin | Piedmont 8% ABV$14.00

                                                                                                                                          Belgian Ale with Tropical Fruit and Marzipan

                                                                                                                                          • Herb Ale | Nora | Birreria Baladin | Piedmont 6.8 % ABV$14.00

                                                                                                                                            Apricot, Cereal, Hazelnut and Honey

                                                                                                                                            • Witbier | Isacc | Birreria Baladin | Piedmont 5% ABV$14.00

                                                                                                                                              Citrus Fruits with a Delicate Flowery and Spicy Balance

                                                                                                                                              • Belgian Dark Ale | Leon | Birreria Baladin | Piedmont 9% ABV$14.00

                                                                                                                                                Taste of Roasted Cereals, Coffee Chocolate and Cocoa Beans

                                                                                                                                                • Kombucha | Juneshine | San Diego 6% ABV**$8.00

                                                                                                                                                  Blood Orange / Mint

                                                                                                                                                  Zero Proof

                                                                                                                                                  $7

                                                                                                                                                  • Pressato

                                                                                                                                                    Fresh Grapefruit, Thyme and Ginger Served on Ice in a Wine Glass

                                                                                                                                                    • Seasonal Italian Soda

                                                                                                                                                      Blueberry & Vanilla Served Tall on the Rocks

                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      What 1,409 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                      4.8
                                                                                                                                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                                        LynseeM

                                                                                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Great food, service, and wine!

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                                                                                                                                                        Csquared

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        We had a great evening at Catania! I highly recommend this restaurant for a fun night out. There is a variety of food and the wine/cocktail/mocktail list is fantastic!

                                                                                                                                                      3. LC

                                                                                                                                                        LizzieC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Absolutely fantastic! We saw gorgeous sunset and the they took care of our request very well. Highly recommend will go for dinner again

                                                                                                                                                      4. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Lots of cackling and shouting females in either side of us. Quite noisy. The halibut, risotto and gelati were very good. Will return to look for a quieter corner.

                                                                                                                                                      5. L

                                                                                                                                                        Local27

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Never disappoints!

                                                                                                                                                      6. KK

                                                                                                                                                        KarlyK

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The view from outside was beautiful and the food came out quickly. The servers were very attentive and the food was delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to go here.

                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food, service, and view. Definitely recommend!

                                                                                                                                                      8. OT

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                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Overall great experience!! Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I’ve been here many times and I have never had a bad item.

                                                                                                                                                      10. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Fantastic!

                                                                                                                                                      11. CY

                                                                                                                                                        ChiY

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Top notch food, drinks, ambience, and the ocean view. Here for Mother's Day for my wife. Will definitely come back.

                                                                                                                                                      12. VG

                                                                                                                                                        VegasGirl

                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                        35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Great location with delicious Italian food. Pizzas are outstanding.

                                                                                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Everything was amazing!

                                                                                                                                                      14. GS

                                                                                                                                                        GregS

                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Excellent meal. Diverse memo. Everything well prepared and served with care.

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                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Food is superb. Get everything.

                                                                                                                                                      16. CD

                                                                                                                                                        CarolynD

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The food and drinks can’t be beat! Our server, Robert was outstanding in his knowledge of the menu and also taking such great care of us! This is my favorite restaurant, can’t wait to return!!

                                                                                                                                                      17. c

                                                                                                                                                        cpsd

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        68 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        68 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The salad, halibut, octopus, and crostini were all delicious. Bravo!

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                                                                                                                                                        ShariW

                                                                                                                                                        Cleveland

                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Everything was perfect. The food was amazing especially the mussels. Great outdoor space. We will come back.

                                                                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Always a great dinner experience!

                                                                                                                                                      20. DO

                                                                                                                                                        DineOutDivas

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        The server, Brigeete, was excellent, and the food superb. We had branzino, house salad and artichoke pasta.

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                                                                                                                                                        MadisonC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Thank you for a memorable evening!

                                                                                                                                                      22. TB

                                                                                                                                                        TimB

                                                                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Absolutely amazing, go!

                                                                                                                                                      23. NP

                                                                                                                                                        NickP

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Great experience. The duck orecchiette was excellent, service was quick and attentive. Lovely ambiance and relatively quiet. Outdoor terrace has plenty of heat and it was just a nice relaxing experience. Would definitely recommend giving the Italian beers a try!

                                                                                                                                                      24. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Great service, food and view.

                                                                                                                                                      25. BW

                                                                                                                                                        BudW

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        107 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        107 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        excellent pizza; great shrimps; good service; interesting wine list

                                                                                                                                                      26. TF

                                                                                                                                                        TerriF

                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Absolutely the best meal ever! Every single dish was perfection! We had the ribs, Arancini, spring bruschetta, rib eye (perfectly cooked) with the to die for potatoes, blue prawns, semi Freddo for dessert!

                                                                                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Good Service. Great food.

                                                                                                                                                      28. K

                                                                                                                                                        Kelly

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        We had a wonderful night at Catania with Kristen as our server. They made a special accommodation and allowed us to bring our small dog so we were seated away from the general restaurant in the plaza section (which was lovely and intimate). Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                                      29. AH

                                                                                                                                                        AllisonH

                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Always incredible service and delicious food!

                                                                                                                                                      30. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Such great customer service! Genuine employees

                                                                                                                                                      31. SV

                                                                                                                                                        SarahV

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The meal was delicious and Bob our server was so calm and attentive and gave great suggestions. It was a wonderful dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                      32. TS

                                                                                                                                                        ToddS

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and service was topped off with great Italian wine selections by the bottle. Great experience last night with energetic staff and wonderful vibe on the patio!

                                                                                                                                                      33. SF

                                                                                                                                                        SamF

                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        outdoor view is amazing and food was great. Their lamps, like their GH location, is also plumed so they are good about keeping their beautiful patio heated. Food was great, staff was great location was great. Cant wait to go back.

                                                                                                                                                      34. 2

                                                                                                                                                        2foodlovers

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        107 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        107 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        The food was delicious as always, but the service wasn’t great. I think that they are low on staff and the person who checked us in and then seated us was surly

                                                                                                                                                      35. PC

                                                                                                                                                        PatriciaC

                                                                                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Delicious food, amazing service. A must try!

                                                                                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food! The cauliflower was amazing! It is a must try! Home made amaretto was so great too! Disappointed we could not sit outside to view beautiful sunset. I recommend requesting outdoor seating with reservation.

                                                                                                                                                      37. FK

                                                                                                                                                        FredK

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Lovely out-of-the-way place to have dinner/drinks. They offer a nice selection of Italian beers. The food and service was good. Excellent sunset view from the patio.

                                                                                                                                                      38. D

                                                                                                                                                        Dara

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Once again Catania was delightful due to lovely ambience (sunset over La Jolla), great service, delicious food (Sunchoke Agnoletti was very unique), and reasonable corkage fee! We will return soon with friends!

                                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Simply worth it.

                                                                                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The food was amazing!! The service was even better. Valerie was awesome!! Will return

                                                                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                      FAQs

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                                                                                                                                                      Catania is rated 4.8 stars by 1409 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                      Order delivery or takeout

                                                                                                                                                      Delivery

                                                                                                                                                      • Order online
                                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Catania

                                                                                                                                                      7863 Girard Ave Suite 301 San Diego, CA 92037

                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                        Girard and Wall

                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                        La Jolla

                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                        Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                      • 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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