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Flora Bar & Kitchen

4.6
82 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 82 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Seated inside when outside requested
Took a while to get served- waiter forgetting things
Menu items were described differently from what was actually prepared for multiple dishes
Food was ok— not stellar
No recognition of special occasion
Received an email from Open table stating we didn’t show up so sounds like they didn’t perform the correct process for the reservation

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vipJoseL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food. The portions are generous, and the staff very friendly.

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vipKathyW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. The service was exceptional.

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JasmineO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice place to eat. Was more crowded than I expected, probably why service wasn't the best. But not a big deal since gave us time to talk.

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vipDiana
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Service, Food, ambiance were all excellent

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vipJenniferC
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! Excellent food and the service is even better!

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vipMonicaB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met two of my girlfriends for brunch yesterday and we had THE BEST time! The food was great, the ambiance was perfect and the bottomless mimosas were fantastic! We stayed and talked, ate, and drank for 3 hours. We’re already trying to find another Sunday when we can go back!

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vipKimberlyC
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday night at Flora. Food was great, service and great 2 piece band playing Gypsy King type of music. Great vibe! Love this place

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Begund
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flora bar and kitchen has great ambiance and amazing food. Live music was pleasant and not too noisy. I Recommend it highly.

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Foodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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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askDana
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to brunch in over a year (hello Covid), saw that this restaurant had changed to Flora. I checked out the menu online and we were pleased to see the bottomless mimosa on the menu (FIRST brunch in over a year!)

I reserved a patio table and when we arrived the hostess let us know she could only seat us inside- that was fine, there were only two other parties in the dining room- which felt great and safe.

It took a little too long for our server to greet us, but that was the only complaint. She took our order and the food came out quickly, it was hot and delicious, we both had the frittata and decided next time, we'd share, the portions were very generous. The sourdough toast was amazing, it was hot and crusty, served with butter on the side, and thank you for not giving us frozen butter packets. The staff was all very friendly, masked and thanked us multiple times for visiting. The space is beautiful and the booth seating was very comfy. We'll be back!

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JohnS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
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
11 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
37 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
5 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
7 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
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice local restaurant. Good food

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vipJenniferC
San Diego
18 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
39 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
13 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
10 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
6 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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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 4.6 stars by 82 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.