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Cesarina, San Diego, CA

Cesarina

4.9
4.9
3104 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
/////////////WE ARE OPEN FOR DINE IN AND TAKE OUT/////////////
Cesarina is a grandmother, a mother, a daughter—our personification of a nurturer who feeds and cares for her community. From the 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 154 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, 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

  • Executive chef

    Cesarina Mezzoni

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean Beach

  • Cross street

    Catalina Blvd

  • Parking details

    We have a private parking lot on the left side of the restaurant, at the moment only 2 slots are available. Each slot is marked by the Cesarina sign. Additional public parking lot, on the other side of the street, is available daily for 3$/h.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,104 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • San Diego

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and experience. Highly recommend cant wait to go back.
  2. WC

    WestCoastFoodie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food is so good! There were three of us and we shared everything! Cesarina salad with arugula and delicious dressing, Caprese salad, Meatballs, Lasagna, and the Tagliata de Manzo al Tartufo (beautifully sliced meat with porcini mushroom, arugula, parmigiano and freshly shaved tartufo nero estivo. Exquisite!!
  3. B

    Bernadette

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, amazing food,and kind and knowledgeable staff
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and Brittany was awesome!
  5. PP

    PamsParti

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff outstanding, dinner absolutely delicious! Simply brilliant meal.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for my partners birthday and they make special occasions truly special. They even take a Polaroid and have a specially made border with the restaurants name. That unique touch makes Cesarina a place to always remember.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gave us each a glass of Prosecco for our anniversary.
  8. c

    caitlin

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food!! Service was outstanding! Cant wait to go back
  9. AL

    AnnaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just delicious food and an amazing restaurant! We loved it!
  10. CW

    ChiaW

    Cancun

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely an experience of flavors and creative authentic Italian. Undone! Every dish was a burst of flavors! I want to order everything on the menu!!
  11. S

    Steph1972

    Phoenix

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cesarina is always consistently excellent. At lunch we shared the Cesarina salad (shaved fennel, arugula, oranges and raisins) and pappardelle with pomodoro fresco. The pomodoro tasted like it was made from freshly picked tomatoes! Excellent service from Giuliana and her team! The bartender made us Palomas that were excellent, even though they were not on the menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food from start to finish! The pasta was so fresh and al dente, one of the best dishes I ever had. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. You feel like you’re in Italy when you step foot in the restaurant.
  13. FO

    FossilOne

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very interesting menu and wine list, great food and appropriately attentive staff. Birthday dessert was a much appreciated surprise.
  14. b

    beagleboy

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time here and we will definitely return. Some of the best and unique pasta dishes in San Diego, with very attentive and knowledgeable staff
  15. C

    Casie

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, and outstanding service combine to make this our favorite place to dine. The servers are as friendly as they are helpful in choosing from their delicious offerings. This is our go-to place to bring visiting friends, to celebrate a special occasion, or just to treat ourselves to a wonderful meal. So glad we were introduced to Cesarina’s!
  16. SD

    SummerD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience the food and service was excellent I can’t wait to go back
  17. d

    debbieh

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect . It was my birthday and they made it a special evening. The service was above and beyond expected. When asked to be moved from outdoor patio to indoor they accommodated me . As a dessert the restaurant comped us prosecco and their signature tiramisu . The food was some of the best Italian food in San Diego .
  18. CF

    CarolynF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely lunch! Everything was delicious and the spot was beautiful. Such a treat! Highly recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in San Diego
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cesarina never disappoints!! It’s been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened. We just wish the secret had not gotten out because we used to be able to walk-in and usually get a last-minute seat at the bar. Joking aside, we are truly so happy for them and their success!!
  21. J

    Jag22

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service & food best in SD
  22. A

    Aimee

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful dinner, perfect for a date night or special occasion. We celebrated a birthday and the restaurant and staff were very kid friendly (kids were 2.5 and 6 months). The food was phenomenal.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There’s literally nothing I would improve upon. Fabulous experience!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food and ambiance
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sin was visiting
  26. DM

    DanielaM

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best italian restaurant in town. Food is extraordinary and they have excellent service.
  27. BB

    BaileyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a treat of a restaurant. Ideal for date night and or any other special occasion. Prepare to be transported into a sweet Italian universe. From the moment you walk in you are immersed into a cozy space where everyone makes you feel taken care of. This spot isn’t just an eatery, it’s an experience. I would recommend to anybody looking for quality food, impeccable service, and an overall good time.
  28. ST

    StaciT

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my parents who were visiting from out of town and the food and service were fantastic!
  29. s

    sed19

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artful menu with many dishes not seen elsewhere, and offering a large selection of pasta types. Our party of 4 each ordered a different entree and all agreed the food was excellent. Good selection of wines and nice variety of desserts as well. Service was cheerful, helpful and attentive without being obtrusive. Perfect place for date night or a gathering of friends
  30. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Cesarina with great food. All four of us would recommend Cesarina for its great food and friendly staff.
  31. L

    Lizzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, very attentive servers, & the ambiance was really great too 10/10!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday and it couldn’t have been more perfect! The staff there really go above and beyond! This is one of my favorite restaurants!!!
  33. ML

    MelissaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SIMPLY AMAZING! The food and service was perfect!
  34. G

    Gandalf

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service at Cesarina was, as usual, excellent. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but understandably so. We go there for special occasions.
  35. S

    Shana

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious pasta dishes and outstanding service. My favorite dish was the pesto. They gave us a complimentary tiramisu (made tableside) and a Polaroid picture for our anniversary. A great way to celebrate a special evening!
  36. m

    mlhunt4nufood

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we have been there, place looks great, a real gem! Staff were knowledgeable, attentive and quick to answer questions and make suggestions. I've posted on Instagram both times and we recommend to everyone!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Food is amazing and the service is top notch. Highly recommend!
  38. JA

    JenniferA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, authentic and fresh. Great atmosphere and service. Can’t wait to go back!
  39. S

    Sean

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food !!!!!! Absolutely great food for the value and owner was very professional. Will recommend to anyone
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great dinner once again! We had the calimari antipasti for starters then the lasagna and a few other pasta dishes. We had a birthday in our party, and they gave us the tiramisu desert with a candle plus snapped a Polaroid of our group. This is our favorite restaurant in San Diego!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4.9 stars by 3104 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 154 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cesarina

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Catalina Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a private parking lot on the left side of the restaurant, at the moment only 2 slots are available. Each slot is marked by the Cesarina sign. Additional public parking lot, on the other side of the street, is available daily for 3$/h.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesarina Mezzoni

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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