Farmer's Table - Little Italy

4.3
574 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Excited to announce that we officially have four locations open in San Diego including Bay Park, Little Italy, La Mesa, and Chula Vista. As a family run operation we believe every good neighborhood deserves an eatery where locals and visitors can enjoy “honest food done right”. Here at Farmers Table, we specialize in farm-to-fork cuisine that focuses on bringing locally sourced organic ingredients together to be savored in an inviting family-friendly atmosphere, where adults and children can enjoy many different food options that are just right for them. If you are looking for a magical brunch this week, come stop by for an unforgettable night.

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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 574 people are saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was ok, but not great. Service was absolutely inexcusable.

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vipEricM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience. I had the pork chops, my daughter had a pizza and wife chose a ravioli. All 3 dishes were made perfectly. Great location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here 3 times while on vacation visiting family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, service not that great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Made a note it was for a birthday, and nothing was mentioned at our reservation

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Loved sitting outside and enjoying the Little Italy vibes!

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tomiyan
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Waiter failed to put our order in at the same time. Apps and entree. Took it upon herself to space out our meal. Asked 3 times for a glass of wine. Table next to us was seated after us. Received two rounds of drinks and their food before our meal came out

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TonyM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was poorer then usual. Think they forgot about us. It gets loud on weekends. Food is predictable and reliably at least decent if not good.

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vipDavidR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The halibut was way overcooked and fishy tasting. Waiter didn't really have knowledge of wines. Lasagna was good , so stick to pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Manuela, who is a very generous and kind person, took good care of us. Highly recommend the place.

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vipfamily
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the service was fine and the outside street table permitted some interesting street views, the lemon sauce on the sole was very sweet. The salmon was good and ginger mashed potatoes were a unique blend.

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ShanaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wish I had positive things to say about this place but I don't. Couldn't even try the food, and only had the drinks because we waited over an hour for our food that we never received. We had a horrible experience today with our party of 4. Got seated at 11am and had still not received our food until 12:30pm despite asking several times and being assured that our dishes were coming soon. Our waiter was rude and not helpful to us, and when we questioned a drink that we had ordered, he made it seem like we made the mistake and not him. Once 12:30pm rolled around, we could not wait any longer so we just paid for our drinks and left. We even asked to speak to a manager and the manager told us to wait. I guess they don't care about their guests at all. It is unacceptable to keep guest waiting for their food while several tables around us was seated after us, ordered, and left already. We saw several tables around us that were unhappy with the level of service as well. Both the acting manager that day and the waiter in our section needs more training and a better attitude. Avoid this location at all costs.

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EricS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Under staffed had to ask for things multiple times, service was slow, food served cold.

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MattG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was a let down from the start - hostess was almost bad enough to force us to walk away but it being 4th of July, we didn’t have many other options. Asked for a high chair, was given one with screws missing on one side (the seat actually fell out when you touched it - obviously unsat for a child). Pointed this out and they seemed surprised we didn’t want to seat our child in it. 20 minutes later as I was looking at the to go pizza menu for the pizza place across the street another high chair finally arrived. Rest of the evening service got better, the food was fantastic, and the wine was good. I think if we hadn’t have been met by such an atrocious hostess and the high chair had have been 1. Checked and 2. Understood as not safe for putting a child in, we would have given this 4 stars.

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vipMargaretM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The manager, Ashley, is my favorite kind of manager - watching everything that was going on. As a result- perfect service and meal. We had great service by Antonio and the food was all delicious. Salmon, lobster ravioli were delicious and the pork chop was outstanding!

Great night in Little Italy!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous- we love the location and the food never disappoints

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MattK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was okay, didn’t necessarily match the hype. Ordered a medium rare filet and was not impressed. I took the leftover steak to the dog..

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VanV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderful ambience to be right in the middle of the Piazza in Little Italy. Great to be there during happy hour as well - the pizza's are amazing!!! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Filthy windows, only dirt in the planter box next to our table, Cappuccinos so bitter we had to send it
them back, potatoes that accompany many of their dishes tasted like they’ve been cooked the day before and just barely re-warmed. Servers who didn’t really care about the issues at hand.

Nope. Not a go-to for a local.

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Marilyn
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was poor quality. I've had WAY better meals at their other locations.

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vipDaveR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average fish was dry.

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viveA
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the bloody Mary’s were amazing!

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vipjamroxsphd
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ernie was our server and he was fantastic. The drinks were good but quite weak which is disappointing for a $14 cocktail. The food was decent. I was surprised that the cooks and bartenders were not masked.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was amazing. The noise was a little loud for me. Not enough to keep me from coming back though. Definitely recommend as a regular night out or special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails, food, and service were fantastic!

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vipKrissym
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Place is super cute in busy street. Great people watching. Waiter was super nice

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Great service and atmosphere.

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Shelby
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were both delicious! Staff was polite and extremely helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a very odd experience. Our first server seemed very put off by my girlfriend and I and made some not so pleasant faces when speaking with us. We asked to move sections as we were originally seated along the sidewalk when there was a huge mostly empty covered area across the sidewalk.
When we moved, we were ignored by the new server for a good 10 minutes and even when I thanked the bus boy for bringing us water he didn’t acknowledge us.
The food was overpriced but tasty and I would honestly recommend the filet of Sole. We shared 2 meals as is our style.
However after being ignored the 2nd server was very pleasant although I had to ask for extra napkins 3 times, drink service was slow and the evening dinner rush crowd hadn’t arrived yet.

Once arriving I remembered having breakfast here in the past and had the same issue with the wait staff not being attentive to my requests.

Overall we had a pleasant experience spending time together and people watching but I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to my friends or family. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

overall average

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vipViolet
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice service. Good for Gluten Free dining. Not great for vegetarians.

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vipMMartin
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We went at 9:45 on a Friday night and the food was absolute terrible quality. The bread they served with our apps had clearly been sitting out all day, one pasta dish was severely reheated and over seasoned, and the steak we got was completely raw in the middle. Server seemed to be over it and didn’t seem to care that everything was just a little bit off.

Willing to try again a bit earlier in the day to see if the food quality is there.

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ALEXISW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a particularly good server. Quality and quality is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere!

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PaulinaS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food!!! and wine!! I would recommend the Fettuccini. Service a bit sketchy and could be improved!! No coffee at 5:15 and out of Tiramisu was so disappointing.

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vipHarrisB
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice evening in Little Italy with friends. Very good food.
Service was superb initially, but then as the place got more and more packed, nobody checked on us.

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LarryW
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was mediocre. Chicken dry and tough. Sauce with sole was blah. High point of the experience, agood bottle of Syrah. Will not return, unless to have another bottle of the wine. Expensive real estate for such a mediocre restaurant. Need a new chef. Not worth the visit. No wonder the restaurant was all but empty at 630 in the evening, while the rest of Little Italy was packed.

FAQs

Farmer's Table - Little Italy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 255-0958.

Farmer's Table - Little Italy is rated 4.3 stars by 574 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.