Firenze Trattoria

4.5
961 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
**IF YOU HAVE A SEATING PREFERENCE IN EITHER THE INSIDE DINING ROOM OR OUTSIDE HEATED PATIO, PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION. SEATING PREFERENCES ARE NOT GUARANTEED**



Sun-splashed by day and romantically lantern-lit at night, Firenze's flower-bedecked patio, with it's gentle fountain, is like a private courtyard in some romantic Italian villa. Come see what all the buzz is about we are certain that you will enjoy this one of a kind experience in this beautiful San Diego Italian restaurant.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be opening at 11:00 on Mother's Day.
We will be serving from our regular menu as well as numerous chef specials!
Every mother will receive a long stemmed rose!!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 961 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the veal scallopine and it was delicious! A very good choice.

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J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was awesome as always. Thank you so much. The food was exceptional.

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GD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, diverse menu, great drink list, nice wine list, love opportunity to enjoy eating outdoors!

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N
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was bad and food was bad . Will not go back , this was our first time and last time

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TM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outdoor patio was cool on an April evening, but excellent outdoor heaters made it OK. I had the carbonara, excellent. My partner had the squash, pretty good but not wow!

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JZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

High quality and delicious. Everything was great and on par, just thought it was quite expensive for salad s and pasta.

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CB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Starters - Bruschetta was uninspiring. Lots of tomatoes but no flavor in the tomatoes used meant it was ok but not the flavor you would expect
Salad - pretty poor. Drowned in vinaigrette. Felt like it was our of packet with blah lettuce and veg.
Main courses - great. Just what you would hope for and expect. The angel hair pasta with shrimp was 5 star. The cannelloni with sausage also good at 4 star. The ravioli in gorgonzola sauce was good but sauce very strong. Needed something with it to balance that huge flavor - hence a 3.5 star.. Overall main courses were 'homey' not gourmet
Deserts: so so - Tiramisu good but could do with smaller less creamy portions.
Winelist; extensive. Well targeted to the typical diner there and reasonably priced.
Bread was a highlight. Olive oil / balsamic could be better.
Guests typically in polo shirt and denims
Service was well timed and attentive, but not overly so.
Overall impression; Restaurant was pleasantly quiet, food was 'homey'. Would go back again for a quiet low key night out, skip starters and deserts and indulge in a good wine with the main course. Would not recommend for a gourmet night out in posh surroundings

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m
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of our favorite restaurants. Love everyone there!

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c
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Firenze is a place I have a long history with. We used to go there all the time in the 90's, but we weren't totally happy with the quality of the food, so we stopped going.

We thought we would give it a try, in today's world especially since I have offices close by and it is a convenient place to stop on the way home.

Pluses: They have 1/2 price bottles on Monday night, they are near my offices so it's convenient to stop on the way home. The 'wait' staff is lovely. The ambiance is good.

I gave some feedback here for the sake of the restaurant and the General Manager replied. Bravo! It's nice to know things 'land'!

Happy Healthy Eating,
Chef Marian

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p
San Diego
73 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent Quality - we always enjoy dining here because the food and service are always good. Many wonderful items on the menu and the service is always wonderful. In warm weather, the patio is great. If the weather is cool, sit inside. We have never had a disappointing meal.

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w
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Firenze for years and the food is always consistently superb. Always.

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D
Perth / WA
168 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wife’s birthday celebration - buratta salad was outstanding as was the risotto - excellent dinner

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MY
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and authentic, and service was great. We felt like we were in Italy, and would return again!

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D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A long term favorite. Never disappoints. While most often get stuff from regular menu the specials provide for nice change of pace.

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NL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPER, SUPER, and SUPER ... FOOD/service

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J
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff the manager did a great job in helping us during the night. Food was exceptional as was all of the service.

Thank you Jeff

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy was fun and attentive , swordfish was spectacular--best broken martinis around and great wine list. terrific spot !

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BR
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here dozens of times. One of our “go to “ restaurants in San Diego. Outstanding Italian food and great variety in menu.

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E
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great red sauce neighborhood restaurant. Nothing fancy but the chef gets it done

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SH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, as was the wine. Our server may have been new. She was very pleasant but was slow to take our drink order, and serve them.

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LB
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 4, our server was very accommodating! We had the fish special trout and special rib eye, everyone enjoyed their meals.

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RT
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My salad and mussels were wonderful and I'd order again, however, 2 other people in our party were not very happy with the Sea Bass special ...overcooked and dry ! Our waiter was great and removed one dinner from our check. It was a party of six and everyone else was very happy.

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l
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always! No surprises. Generous portions.

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Responded on February 23, 2019

Thanks for coming in! We appreciate it!

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A
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service always, we love this place! Thank you!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Was really looking forward to trying this restaurant. The food was delicious but the noise level was so loud we could not hear ourselves talk due to being placed between two large loud groups. They accommodated our request to be moved but still found the nearby table taking over the ambiance. Service was excellent too. Too bad. Not recommended for a quiet romantic dinner.

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BG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firenze is our favorite - the food and the service are always outstanding. Wonderful wine list too.

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Responded on February 23, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The grilled romaine with shrimp was terrific. The lasagna is possibly the best we've ever had. However the halibut entrée was not the best we've ever had.. The chocolate strawberries were lovely, but the mango sorbet was un-amazing.... although it sure looked fabulous.

Firenze Trattoria
Responded on February 23, 2019

Thanks for the review. We are always on the lookout for feedback so we appreciate yours.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, it was a great experience.
Great food, generous portions. We are definitely going back

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Average food

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AF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Not "romantically private"... Not inexpensive... EXCELLENT food and outstanding service. We go here for special occasions and will continue to do so..

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VF
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice , dinner house. Always great service and delicious food, with a nice wine selection.

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L
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Valentines

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G
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christine made our anniversary lunch a very special meal. Her menu recommendations were helpful and both of us enjoyed lentil and pasta fagioli soups to start. Entrees were delicious—salmon for me and lasagna for my husband. Our complimentary cannoli dessert was the perfect ending to our lunch. Firenze’s wine list is excellent and the Pinot Noir paired well with my salmon.

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Responded on February 23, 2019

We are so glad you shared it with us. I will pass on the kudos, it is always nice to hear. Thank you for coming in!

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V
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was and is always delicious and the food server was terrific...Perfect Birthday Dinner!!!

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service as always

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GD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firenze is a favorite, the food is excellent, the staff friendly and professional....one of our local go tos!!!

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Responded on February 12, 2019

Thanks gina, we love having you!

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w
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Firenze has been there for years. The dining room can be a little noisy at times but the food and service is very good. Be sure to make a reservation.

Firenze Trattoria
Responded on February 12, 2019

Thank you very much!

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R
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints!
The food is amazing here, and I’ve been going here for 10+ years!

Firenze Trattoria
Responded on February 12, 2019

Thank you Robert! We appreciate your loyalty!

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food (rack of lamb) and service phenomenal! 1/2 price wine Monday nice surprise. We’re going back again next week. And we consider ourselves “foodies “

Firenze Trattoria
Responded on January 30, 2019

So happy to hear! We love half price wine night too!

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E
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid food and good wine selection, but far short of 5 stars.

Firenze Trattoria
Responded on January 30, 2019

Your feedback is important to us and we take it all into consideration, so thank you.

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