Catania

4.9
1072 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.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1072 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant, clean facility and minimalist menu. The service was great. I’ll be back.

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Alison
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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vipLtrain
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always they deliver great food, great service and us with a smile. Great place!!!

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JessicaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I really wanted to love this meal. This was our first time visiting, and everything we ordered was just rich with no nuance. Flatbreads were nothing to write home about, linguini so rich that it was difficult to get through, I don't know. I expected more. Off to explore other spots, we won't be back to Catania.

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vipLoveTahoe
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another truly memorable experience. Out of our nine night stay in La Jolla, we had the pleasure to dine at Catania on three occasions - it's that good. Food, service and ambience all rate a 10!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything! Will be back soon!

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vipEddieN
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booked this reservation for our anniversary a few weeks early & had requested an outdoor table. When we arrived at the reservation time, we were told there was no outdoor tables available currently, and we could either wait, or be seated inside. We went with the inside option. Not getting to sit where I had hoped is the only complaint.
Food was DELICIOUS & service was great!!!

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vipGlobaldiner
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a great view and perfect to watch the sunset from the patio. Service was great and the food exceptional. Need reservation.

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Kdlovesoccer
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. This was our first time here. The agnolotti and nutella semifreddo are not to be missed. The chopped salad and artichoke pizza were also fantastic. My husband says the semifreddo was the best dessert he has ever had. Our server was great and made our evening special. Will be back soon and often.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything

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vipSEM51
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was fabulous - don’t miss the octopus

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing from the entrance greeting to the goodbye. The food was very good and their cocktail selections were great. Beautiful view, service, and food....you cant go wrong.

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GAILP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful sunset. The service was good, the pastas we had recommended by our server was delicious! Will be repeat customers!

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reidz
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, warm service with a view and some of the best appetizers of Arancini and roasted cauliflower we have had! The shrimp risotto w tomato and chili was balanced and delicious and the umami agnolotti was decadent and buttery! We capped the meal off with a tasty Cafe italiano and Averna disgestif. Highly recommend for a creative and satisfying meal!

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vipJessie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food superb!

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vipChrisC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful ambiance!

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JennaY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Catania!!! Was so excited to go this weekend and it didn’t disappoint! Even got to sit outside with an ocean view! The staff is always so friendly and food is amazing!

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vipDowntowndiner
San Diego
79 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful property with some ocean views and amazing service. Good food - we enjoyed the meatballs, chopped salad and the breakfast pizza. And a nice bottle of wine. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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RonitA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stevie and the entire staff were knowledgeable and attentive. The food was amazing.

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vipsusanz
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. It was a bonus to hqve a perfect sunset as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego! I always bring my friends and family here when they visit or if they just simply haven’t gone into this awesome restaurant before. The service is always impeccable and the view is amazing. The. Pizza. Is. Amazing. They always have a fun seasonal pizza that is different from anything I’ve had anywhere else. Go check them out!

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KevinH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management and staff were wonderful and the food was amazing.

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vipcarrie
San Diego
101 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time back... Best Branzino (sp?) we’ve ever had. Salads and pizza fresh and delicious. Wine list lacking in selection and high priced as is the corkage. Wait staff is consistently lovely .
We’ll be back.

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DonnaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat inside... beautiful and private. Great service and lovely food!

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BayAreaFoodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great patio views. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and good service. Food was on point.

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laurascag
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal. I’ll dream about the Tagliatelle Portofino, focaccia with cheese, and roasted cauliflower!! Our server Brigitte went above and beyond. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipStephanieF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful view, great dinner

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vipExcitedDiner08
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catania was a perfect place to eat. We decided to eat at the outside bar overlooking the street with gorgeous views of the ocean and sunset. The food was impeccable from starters to desert and the service was top notch. We had great drinks and never once felt like they were rushing us out. Highly recommend for date night or even a quaint place to bring the family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server noticed we ordered couple items that are on the spicy side so he brought house-made chili oil alongside our pizza. Very thoughtful. The chili oil goes so well with the diavola pizza we ordered 👍

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Justin
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Love visiting Catania.

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Judy18
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service both! Our server was Jared and he did a great job taking care of us he even gave us complimentary lemoncello at the end of our meal! The food was really fresh and highly recommend the shrimp risotto and the trio dessert.

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MrsT
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were amazed at the quality of food here, it was Everything we had hoped for and more..
The service was impeccable!
The cocktails were very high quality!!!!
To top it off they had our menus printed especially for my husband’s special night out, that said, “Happy Birthday Jim.”
We will definitely Be Back❤️

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EllieW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Catania! The food was delicious and we recommend the cauliflower appetizer and the Branzino!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Catania and the food was excellent! Service was amazing and they greeted us with champagne to toast us. Great place with amazing food and views.

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Mary
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the menu and the view of the ocean. Our server was fantastic!

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HeidiH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter lunch. Wonderful layers of flavor in every dish. Friendly, professional serving team. Nice rooftop ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for what the evening, great food, and great ambiance.

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You can order delivery directly from Catania using the Order Online button.

Catania is rated 4.9 stars by 1072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.