DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria- Escondido

4.4
90 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is truly a family affair. Our family-owned restaurant serves up Italian classics like hand-tossed pizzas and mouth-watering homemade pasta, offering distinct tastes crafted from time-tested recipes that our guests have craved for years. A central valley staple for decades, DiCicco’s brings hearty Italian meals and authentic atmosphere to the San Diego area. Bring your appetite when you visit DiCicco's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Escondido!

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 90 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JCole
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was a little slow. Bartender was our waiter so he had to do both however very friendly. Food was very good.

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Vicki
Las Vegas
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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vipBarry
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good, but nothing "special". Basic simple standard Italian menu favorites. The minestrone soup and chicken parmigiana were good.
The bread pudding desert was a MUST HAVE.
That desert elevated the caliber of the rest of the meal.

The service was warm, friendly and attentive.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Will definitely take the family there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, service was ok.

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CarmelValley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A new and upcoming place in San Diego with excellent fresh italian food and plenty of choices. We have been impressed in the 3 times we have been here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!

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vipRobK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cocktails were good. Food was fine; lasagna better than previous occasion.
Overall quite nice. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. My only gripe was
the entree came out literally 5mins after salad delivered. Sorry, this is a big issue
of mine. Believe the kitchen was running at full speed while dining room less than
half full. We’ve been to DiCiccos before and will return.

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Foodie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Added 4pct surcharge on the bill left a bad taste in our mouths after a subpar meal comparable to Olive Garden. Service was outstanding though.

If you need the 4 percent that much, just RAISE THE PRICE OF THE FOOD, rather than hiding it. Deceptive business practices aren’t ok.

We will NEVER come back.

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Dawn
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanting to try this new restaurant, we took a college graduate and his family for lunch and were very pleased with the meal and service. We were able to be seated on a semi-private room which was great for the occasion. We will be back!

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Linnrn
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am loving the manicotti with Alfredo sauce. OMG!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for wife’s birthday. All dishes were very good.

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TimothyL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

LOVE the fireplace and live music. Love the dark classy lounge with the bullet button on the leather/pleather? This was my second DELICIOUS meal. (first was the spaghetti limone and this time ravioli marsala. YUM. Red wine pinot noir 10$ was fair. Sangiovese better.Love the lite up bar area. This time I didn't notice any crashing glasses/bottles. Our server was apathetic. Both of us did not think he was friendly or attentive enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every one was friendly and had great service and also food was excellent. Didn’t have to wait got seated right away. Would recommend this place.

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Porshas2
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was fine, however there are several better places to eat Italian food in Escondido. A couple of notches above the Olive Garden. We seldom eat at chain restaurants, so it certainly won't be our favorite place, but not bad as chains go.

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Rooster
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit to DiCiccos and they didn't disappoint. There were 5 in our party and we ordered Lasagna, Chicken Marsala Raviolis, Combo, Eggplant Parmeseanm and Cheese pizza. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was good not too fast or slow and everything was priced reasonably. The individual salads are huge and serve as a meal.

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Steven
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was awesome! We look forward to going back!

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Lisa
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was taste and served hot. The service was excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating.

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Gerda
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times. Service and food was great.

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SuzanneS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

DiCicco's is a lovely addition to our restaurant choices in Escondido. The new owners did a great job with the new interior decor and seating layout. I would like to see at least a couple more entre choices that aren't breaded. The mushroom raviolis were delicious.
I am looking forward to enjoying the music in the Bar Thursday thru Sunday.
Thanks for being here.
The Cork and Knife is a pretty cool nook off the Bar too. And the deck is inviting. Can't wait to see the new area under construction off the parking lot to be finished.

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notthatpicky
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend very highly!

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BonnieG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, our reservation was ready with no waiting time. Food was very good wish the entrees included soup or salad.other than that
A very nice Mother’s Day outing!!

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CarrieS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would dine here again! Food was so good . I love the interior. Our waitress was great !

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LauraP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to go to DiCicco's in Fresno all the time growing up, it was great to see they opened one in Escondido. Brought back great memories and it did not disappoint. The food was as good as I remember and the service was fantastic.

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scotstern
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The manager is fantastic and his people are very well trained. This is clearly one of the best managed restaurants in Escondido. The food is great, the service is amazing and everyone does everything possible to make it a pleasant experience. Please do not change!

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FoodieJenn
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Could have given more fried zucchini with the order. The bread was good - but too thick of a slice - cut smaller so you have more slices. Red sauce was on point, and I like that they didn't skimp on the sauce with the pasta. THANK YOU.

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AnitaC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice wine selection and great Brussel sprout appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Veggie Eggplant Parmesan was to die for. Bartender Scott is fabulous and friendly. Will become regulars here!

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PamHoward
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Spaghetti Limone was excellent. My Husband thought Joe's Lasagna was a little better. The side salads were 5 star. The Tirramasu was darn good. Will order again. We'll be back.

PJ
PoppaJohn
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. All 4 of us said our food was salty and too much pepper added by chef

Next time we will request no salt and pepper.

Other than that food was very good

JC
JamesC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wife and I drove past this place many times and realized we needed to try it. Food was fantastic, I ordered a meat lovers pizza and my wife ordered the lemon chicken/ pasta. Both were so good. Will definitely be back to try some more items on the menu.

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scotstern
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Management, wonderful service and great food. We keep coming back because this restaurant does a great job of making every meal an experience. Not too much they could do to make it much better.

DH
DonaldH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service. Very friendly staff. Great atmosphere.

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ShelbyW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and so was the service. It was a quiet weeknight and our big family with small children felt so welcomed. Highly recommend the chicken spaghetti limone!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, we sat in the bar for dinner, everybody was helpful, even the owner/manager? as we walked around the venue looking at the private dining rooms, which are very cool! Our server/bartender was the best, he was very attentive despite being the only one working the bar area. Can’t wait to go back and listen to the music, especially with Dave Scott and Bobby Lanuza!

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JULIANT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Portions were very adequate,
and the Taste was excellent!

CD
CharlesD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good but the service wasn’t. Perhaps the waitstaff was stretched?! Had a bottle of wine, staff didn’t check to see if our glasses needed filling. Dropped off our food but didn’t ask if we needed any added parmigiana or red pepper flakes. Finally flagged down another waitress who got them for us after a few attempts.

I want the place to be successful. We will try it again to see if it improves the service.

Seafood fettuccini Alfredo was terrific
Italian sausages were amazing
Caesars salad was delicious
Cannelloni was just so-so

MS
vipMfromSanDiego
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our party in the Godfather room, which seats up to 12 people. The service was excellent and everyone ordered food they enjoyed. I like this room because you can close the glass doors to keep the noise level down.

SD
SharonD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food, service quick, friendly, nice atmosphere

FAQs

DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria- Escondido does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria- Escondido also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 391-4422.

DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria- Escondido is rated 4.4 stars by 90 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.