DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria- Escondido

4.4
29 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 29 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KeithL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Bar was amazing.. great ambiance.
Wanted to love the food but it was definitely not italian by my standards.
It was American italian.. decent but not great

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Yummilicious
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager was fantastic and you could tell he was very hand-on with training and guiding his new hostesses and wait staff. The restaurant is a nice addition to the area. I’m sure they will be a smooth running machine soon. The manicotti was delicious and I would definitely recommend. I’m looking forward to trying more from their menu.

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TishaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent at DiCICCO'S, WE LOVE THE LIVE MUSIC ON FRIDAY EVENINGS! We also love how safe everyting is for your enjoyment.

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MarisolM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We had the chicken Parmesan, chicken Alfredo and the delicious garlic bread. I would suggest just adding a little more sauce on the chicken alfredo. We will return!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great. It was our anniversary and we had a great time.

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Dunryte
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked the improvements since the Marie Callender days. it was a pleasant Valentines Day interlude after many at home dinners. Food was solid but not spectacular. It would have been nice to give something special to the ladies at Valentines but maybe next time.

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HiralP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Too bad we have to leave in the middle of our dinner because of Covid curfew.

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Awfu
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

If you like “Italian” food like the spaghetti factory this is the place. Everything is frozen and microwaved. The musician LELE Rose is amazing!!! The bar was lively snd the staff was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and really enjoyed our experience, it's definitely an authentic Italian restaurant to the T. The food was excellent and just the right portion size. Our waitress checked on us frequently, was very friendly and deserved the healthy tip we left. We'll be back for sure!!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to hang out and listen to live jazz music.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in Escondido for Italian food. I loved the food quality and service. Very upbeat live music set up the perfect evening out.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real Italian food was delicious and good size serving. Looking forward to going back and trying other dishes. Friendly people!

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DonW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good food with large portions.
Had seating indoors and outdoors.

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Ralph
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommend

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Excellent service.
I will be going back.

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vipDavidL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice addition to Escondido. Good selection on the menu, good wine list. We ate there on a Sunday; at Joe's Italian they have decided that people don't eat on Sunday (or Monday!).

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MarkO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time. The calamari appetizer was the best we have ever had anywhere by far! The food was great! We really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. It's tough to find any restaurant that doesn't play loud music! The service was excellent. We can't wait to go back! I'm getting hungry! Maybe tonight's the night!

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PauletteB
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread is fantastic my seafood pasta was delightful and a good portion. Cocktails were delicious.
Will come back very soon.

LG
LindsayG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service my Monica was amazing! Glad to see this place open!

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KelTy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on every level - I had the best Chicken Picatta I've ever eaten!

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Jeri
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great. The only thing I thought could be improved is the lighting. It is too bright in the restaurant and that, coupled with the acoustics made it feel very Denny’s-like but with very good food. If they could just dim the lights a little, the ambience would be so much better!

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forrestb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great live music. Ample parking space. Traditional Italian food.

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ColleenH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the entire experience. We will definitely return and tell all of our friends about it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Marinara sauce was bland, which I was surprised from an Italian restaurant.
My husband ordered the meatball sandwich & it was pathetic. Hardly any meat or sauce.
Appetizer of zucchini was over priced for what you got.
Service was great, but the biggest disappointment for our first visit, was where we were seated, especially since there weren’t many people at the restaurant.
I did mention it to the hostess near the end of our dinner. We were a party of 4 & had we arrived before our friends I would have requested a different table, especially because I had made reservations days ahead.
We will try it once more & we’ll order something different.
I sure hope our next experience is better, as we need more fine dining restaurants in Escondido!!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The bread is really good. They gave us free pizza because our other food was running behind.

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FredB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious entrees!
Thoroughly enjoyed the live music!

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waines917
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience at DiCicco’s. Wonderful food, great service, good ambiance. The live music was a bit loud but it was entertaining and enjoyable anyway. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was divine!!

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AnthonyG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. Look forward to going back.

KD
KevinD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and awesome atmosphere!

FAQs

DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria- Escondido 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 29 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.