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Cesarina, San Diego, CA
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Cesarina

$30 and under
Italian
Cesarina is a grandmother, a mother, a daughter—our personification of a nurturer who feeds and cares for her community. From meticulous attention to detail and fresh ingredients to the warm and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is a celebration of the power of food and family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 180 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Why we love it

Executive chef: Cesarina Mezzoni

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Bib Gourmand

    2023

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Bib Gourmand

    2022

Fresh housemade pasta reigns at this charming Point Loma trattoria. Cesarina landed MICHELIN Bib Gourmand status for its knockout mix-and-match pasta options and one exceptional tableside tiramisu. The colorful Italian restaurant is a go-to for weekend brunch, best enjoyed on its bougainvillea-strewn patio.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 226-6222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We offer Catering options for parties of 20 guests or more. To inquire about our Catering options, please complete the Event Contact Form at https://cesarinarestaurant.com/events/, and Simone, our event coordinator will reply via email within 48 hours
  • Private party facilities
    For all parties of more than 8 guests, we only offer private dining. To inquire about our Private dining option, please complete the Event Contact Form at https://cesarinarestaurant.com/events/, and Simone, our event coordinator will reply via email within 48 hours
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Ocean Beach
  • Cross street
    Catalina Blvd
  • Parking details
    We know how challenging it is to find parking and truly appreciate your patience and understanding. VALET PARKING is available in front of the restaurant, Thursday to Sunday, from 4:30pm to 10pm GUEST PARKING LOT is available across the street from us, at 4154 Voltaire St NOT AVAILABLE DURING VALET HOURS PAID PUBLIC PARKING LOT is available across the street from us, at 4148 Voltaire St, next to the “ MATT KALLA INSURANCE AGENCY”
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,924 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Italian

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  • San Diego

    Most Booked

4,924 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was very good! first time there and loved it!

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  2. TimG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cesarina is amazing. I can’t say enough about how delicious it is. The service is also superb.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My first experience at Cesarina was great! The food back then was very tasty. Unfortunately, Last night I brought my family in and food was just not good. We all had very mediocre dishes and nobody finished even half. My pasta was only ok . And The shrimp/lobster hybrid that was on top of my pasta was full of salty hot water, was very mushy and just not edible. I’m extremely disappointed and embarrassed that I chose to bring family in town here for dinner. What’s happening? Niccolo- Thank you for responding. I read your message but cannot respond to it without editing my initial review. I called the restaurant a few times today to speak with you, but unfortunately could not get through. There was no option to leave a voicemail either. Can you please email me or send me your email ? Thank you- Tina

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. I make sure to come here every time I’m in San Diego. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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  5. ChrisG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and even better food. Would recommend to anyone

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  6. ChefLG

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I've eaten here quite a few times. I've always considered this to be a 5 star establishment for both excellent food and service. My recent visit did not meet the normal standards of service. The prices have gone up which is to be expected in this economy, however, the food and service were subpar so definitely no justification to pay the higher prices. The food quality seems to have slipped just a little bit. It was quite good, but just missing a little something to make it the usual wow. The service was very subpar. Through no fault of our delightful server, I believe she was just assigned way too many tables and didn't have time for us. Other staff would occasionally come and cover for her, but very inconsistently. A disappointment, not sure if I'd come again.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. JBDrinksRVA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Focaccia Bread they serve as an app is delicious. The servings are generous and large enough that two people can split a pasta dish, especially the lasagna, which in itself was delicious. Usually I’m not a huge lasagna fan but I enjoyed every bite. Our Waitress, Kara, was awesome. We liked it so much the first time we dined, we came back for a second time 3 days later and had Kara as a waitress both times. She took very good care of us. We sat outside on our first visit and inside on our second, I enjoyed sitting inside more. Overall, 10/10 experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Un lugar agradable, la comida y el servicio fue muy bueno y rápido. Creo que si existe un hambriento de música estaría y sería el lugar ideal de mis fines de semana!

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  9. ReturnVisit

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was delicious and the service and attention by everyone just wonderful. It was my guests first time there and she just loved it all. Finished with the tiramisu and the presentation is just show stopping. Until next time

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the perfect date night! literally everything we had was delicious and the service was amazing!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cesarina using the Order Online button. Cesarina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 226-6222.

Cesarina is rated 4.8 stars by 4924 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 180 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cesarina

4161 Voltaire St, Ste B, San Diego, CA 92107

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Catalina Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Ocean Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We know how challenging it is to find parking and truly appreciate your patience and understanding. VALET PARKING is available in front of the restaurant, Thursday to Sunday, from 4:30pm to 10pm GUEST PARKING LOT is available across the street from us, at 4154 Voltaire St NOT AVAILABLE DURING VALET HOURS PAID PUBLIC PARKING LOT is available across the street from us, at 4148 Voltaire St, next to the “ MATT KALLA INSURANCE AGENCY”
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 226-6222
  • Catering
    We offer Catering options for parties of 20 guests or more. To inquire about our Catering options, please complete the Event Contact Form at https://cesarinarestaurant.com/events/, and Simone, our event coordinator will reply via email within 48 hours
  • Private party facilities
    For all parties of more than 8 guests, we only offer private dining. To inquire about our Private dining option, please complete the Event Contact Form at https://cesarinarestaurant.com/events/, and Simone, our event coordinator will reply via email within 48 hours
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