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Flora Bar & Kitchen

4.7
72 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Flora, San Diego’s newest Italian Restaurant! Our menu focuses on a modern approach to classic Italian cuisine using cheeses, breads and meats from local food artisans, and fresh ingredients from local sources. Flora is a place to come together with family and indulge in great food together. Come join us in our socially-distanced indoor dining space or dine Al Fresco on our outdoor patio.

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
What 72 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Although we had a reservation for outdoor seating, the staff told us there was no space for us outside. We settled on a table indoors in the back area. The music was extremely loud but when asked to turn it down the staff immediately did. The food was ok, not bad, not outstanding..just standard Italian food.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited Flora for Sunday brunch to celebrate my wife's birthday, a milestone, really. I had mentioned that in the on-line reservation, asking that Flora help to make it the special event my wife deserved. We were immediately shown to our table, and once things got settled, offered water and other beverages. We placed our order, which was delivered quickly. Both the BLAT and the Bagel-deLox were wonderful. After the initial pour, my wife's mimosas slowed a bit, to the point where she took her glass on the hunt for more! My Bloody Mary was good, but could have used a little more ummmph!

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DanConway
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and it was Fantastic. Great food, wine, and service. Looking forward to our third visit!

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EvanC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised based on the location. Once you get inside the ambience is excellent and couldn’t have asked for better service or food.

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vipSheri
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tables were a bit close on the patio and we were seated next to a large group so the
noise level was high.
The food was good but a bit pricey for what we got.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I came for restaurant week with my girlfriend the other night. The main course (salmon) was pretty cold. I didn’t say anything because it’s a fixed menu and we were basically trying things for a fixed rate. I wasn’t impressed with the food quality at all.

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vipThevictum
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was flavorful and fresh! This place is an unexpected gem!

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DonnaS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 1st time dining at Flora. We came to support San Iego Restaurant Week. What an amazing experience. The food an service were excellent. Enrique was our server and he was great. We will come again for more deliciousnesa!

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vipKirchners
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here, the restaurant is very nicely designed with a very upscale but comfortable feeling. It’s very loud in there no so much I couldn’t hear my husband, just noticeable. We started with charcuterie board, pretty standard, 3 meats 3 cheese, some olives and mixed nuts. The cheeses were all really similar would have liked to see it varied more with texture. I had a wild boar ossoboco special, was ok but had a weird after taste that I could place came with risotto which was really good. I think they roast them ahead of time and bring them up to temp later, as I got closer to the bone the meat was cold, not room temp, but cold. Meanwhile my risotto was still steaming so pretty sure something wasn’t reheated enough. It also had a dried out texture. My husband had the seabass. He liked it, I didn’t care for it much, but I also don’t care for sea bass. And the fish was cut weird like an unbreaded frozen fish filet. Dessert we had the cheesecake, was good, the berries and raspberry jam was a nice compliment. Right before we left they waiter brought us another dessert as R&D. That was a cannoli, the custard had an orange flavor, not a fan of that but the shell was nice and crisp. I like the chocolate chip custard. Anyway service was great, they had a girl playing the guitar which actually helped with the noise level. Was an expensive dinner for just a normal night out, but we also probably ordered the most expensive everything on the menu. Pasta dishes are reasonable, main entrees were much higher. Would try the pasta if we go back. Also, we didn’t order but several people near us ordered the truffle French fries and they smelled amazing!

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vipGalSereno
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Flora is definitely a new favorite of ours. The food was amazing. My husband’s Oso buco was one of the best he’s ever had. The sauce was celestial. My salmon was also excellent. Great wine list is another plus. I highly recommend the restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easter brunch
We ordered salad with salmon, flatbread pizza, chicken Caesar. Everyone loved their meals. They had live music which was such a treat! The service is always great. We were seated right away for our reservation

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CathieC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a Easter Sunday for brunch. The food was delicious and the patio seating is really nice. We all loved it!!

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BeckiC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter Brunch and it was an all around hit for a family of 5 including one kid who’s 7 and one 13 who’s a vegetarian. Waffles were huge hit as well as the wet burrito. You can tell everything was fresh and made in house. Giovanni gave us great service and the two man band playing added extra ambience to what was already a great vibe.

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AmyR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’m very sad to say it was one of the worst meals I have ever had and three out of the four people I was dining with did not like their meals as well. I had the linguine and clams. It was flavorless, the sauce was murky and the pasta was so overcooked that it clumped together in a starchy mess. I will give them the benefit of the doubt that it was an off night, but it will be a while before I go back and I won’t be recommending it to anyone. I

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vipTorreyDelMarRes
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good but service by Elias is excellent. I plan to come back again.

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vipJojo
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice local restaurant. Good food

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vipJenniferC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night at Flora! Highly recommend if you're looking for great food and a great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was music with Barry Cohen that night. He was great. We had the swordfish. It was great.

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vipPrinceali
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!!!

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vipSergioL
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

“Diluted Italian” is the best description I can come up with for the food. Service was mediocre at best. With so many other great restaurants nearby, I recommend skipping this one and instead heading to Rosina’s or Firenze.

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Kr100
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 4 and were seated immediately inside as requested. Tables were well spaced which kept the noise down. Service was friendly and efficient. Both the Tropicale and Insalats Flora were excellent. We all had pasta for our main and they were also very good. We’ll be going back!

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jennifers
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No kids offerings, despite there being a kids menu online. Got them cheese pizza, not the end of the world. Food and ambience were great :)

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TheresaM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Awesome choices. Outdoor setting with heaters. Very cozy and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My daughter and I went to listen to Barry Cohen play and had lunch with bottomless mimosas . My daughter and I enjoyed our brunch and liked the music . We will return

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vipEddieN
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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DushonS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The osso buco was excellent!! Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vipromanticdininglover
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Great servers! Great hosts! Gorgeous bar and restaurant.
Also, the food was amazing. Truly, a neighborhood gem that everyone should try. Highly recommend.

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Love07
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food was great. I had the short rib- boneless, tender, and flavorful! Our waiter was great. He was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. I would go back again to try the other entrees! They have a full bar and I was happy the bartender was able to make some of my drinks!

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churchill
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The gnocchi sorrentina was fantastic, as was the kale ravioli. Salads were also good. We’ll definitely be back!

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RachaelA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance, pleasantly surprised.

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DavidM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Flora was outstanding. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, the food was excellent and we enjoyed the ambiance. We started with the artichoke appetizer and shared the spinach salad both were great. For the entree we ordered the short ribs and the Oso Buco.....WOW they were fantastic! Thank you Salvatore for a great night out, we will see you again soon. Definitely coming back for the Dauo wine and dinner night pairings.

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vipJonathanB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flora is great addition to Pacific Highlands Ranch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience so much we’ll be back next weekend! Food was crave-able which is mandatory for a restaurant these days. Live music was delightful! Dog and kid friendly. Finally an amazing restaurant in our area! Menu was great and can’t wait to try other items.

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MaddieR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared our appetizers, calamari, roasted artichoke and the burrata salad. All were fantastic! We also shared salads and pizzas and can't decide which one was best because they were all delightfully delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed an outstanding dining experience at Flora! Extensive menu, delicious food, and wonderful, attentive service!
I recommend Flora for any occasion, and I am looking very forward to my next visit!

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vipMercerB
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, selection and service. We had bolognese linguini, Caesar salad, burrata salad, and mini osso bucco. All were delicious! We topped it off with their panna cotta, and house made cheesecake, which were fantastic!
We shall return!

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RaeW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I was shocked that our waiter wouldn't let me enjoy my 1st glass of champagne and letting me know that I needed to order, like NOW! I'm there for the entertainment of Barry as well....

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vipMaryH
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this neighborhood restaurant. They have spiffed up the outdoor patio with string lights and they have the flamed heaters, which add ambiance. Our food is always great and the kids love it. It is definitely our regular "go to" place.

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vipNYUparent
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting.

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vipShoeprincess
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a chilly night so I loved that they they sat us between twi outdoor heaters. Beautiful outdoor terrace in PHR. The appetizer menu was a bit scarce but the salads we ordered were unbelievable! The wedge salad is fabulous. Overall
Good food and service has gotten better since they first opened! I look forward to coming back again!

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You can order delivery directly from Flora Bar & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Flora Bar & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 461-0622.

Flora Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 72 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.