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Il Sogno Italiano Fine Dining and Music - il Sogno Italiano, San Diego, CA

il Sogno Italiano

4.1
4.1
408 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
An unforgettable dining and musical soiree awaits you as we transport you to a Nostalgic yet modern Americana meets old world ambiance, perfect for any occasion. Our music program features world class entertainers and touring artists 7 nights a week, paired with an array of specialty craft cocktails and wines from across Italy and the California Coast. Our kitchen uses fresh sustainable ingredients and specializes in California Coastal Italian Cuisine with handmade pizzas, pastas, steaks and seafood. Our Mezzanine accommodates up to 100 guests and we offer a private bar, TV's upon request for private events and meeting spaces.

We look forward to hosting you at Il Sogno Italiano and Welcome you to San Diegos hottest place for fine dining and music.

Mondays: Martinis & Jazz w/Grammy Nominated Sacha Boutros and friends/Martini specials all night long
Wednesdays: Passport to Italy
Pop, Jazz, RnB, Motown and beyond every night of the week.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 380-2652
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Private party facilities
    Private Events: sacha.ilsogno@gmail.com
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Street Parking or Valet at Hilton on 4th and K Monday - Thursday for $10
  • Parking details
    Street Parking, Valet Coming Soon. There is Valet at the Hilton on the Corner of K between fourth and fifth.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Award Winning LIVE MUSIC 7 Nights a Week

    Multiple dates available
    Award Winning Musical Entertainment 7 Nights a week with National and International Touring Artists. We are a Modern Supper Club with focus on music and dining and a wonderful musical experience awaits you at Il Sogno Italiano.

What 408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Hot spot

408 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I wanted to like this place, but the food left me wishing for higher quality.

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  2. JessicaH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok, nothing that really blew me away. We had the lobster arancini, which were a bit over fried. The Caprese Salad was just ok, could have used more pesto or even a bit of fresh basil in there as well. The Mushroom Ravioli were definitely the star of the evening. The waitress was helpful even if somewhat lacking in attentiveness. We waited a long time for our food. Although it was a very busy night with the concert happening at Petco. I can't say I would go there again, but it was a decent meal before the show.

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  3. SteveR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was flavorless and cardboard like. Not a good experience if you enjoy flavor and freshness in your meals. We were disappointed.

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  4. Renee

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, fun entertainment and music, and a delicious dinner. Highly recommend.

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  5. CVKAL

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent dining experience. Impeccable service. Great live entertainment. Highly recommended!!

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  6. EuropeanA

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza dough not very good. It is hard to fail Tiramisu recipe but theirs was the worst It is expensive The live music was a plus Service was good

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  7. Timob

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very enjoyable at Il Sogno Italiano. The service was great, food was great. We will return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    If I could give zero stars, I would. Made reservation for Easter. Arrived to a closed restaurant. Did they go bankrupt on the night before? Because that would be the only valid excuse for such a clusterf***. With reservation done far in advance, they had plenty of time to let me know they wouldn’t be open. OpenTable even had me confirm the day before.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food left a lot to be desired, however the entertainment was the main reason we stayed long after our book was paid. They were nothing short of amazing!

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  10. LYDIAK

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food & terrific band!! Really enjoyed the musicians! They were excellent!! Their repertoire of songs was awesome as well! Classics!! All the dishes were terrific as well!

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  11. KimK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was delicious! We sat outside and ate here for lunch.

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  12. BrigitteD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything. Great show Staff very helpful and friendly!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had reservations to sit inside and listen to the live music, we were then sat outside, cold, had to ask for the heater to be turned on halfway through our meal for a 2nd time. Was cold and unpleasant overall

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  14. JenniferL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went there for restaurant week but when we got there, they said that they are only participating in restaurant week for dinner. On the restaurant week website, this restaurant had a lunch offering and a dinner offering. I feel like they did a bait and switch kind of a deal.

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  15. AdelleD

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It took 2 hours to be served dinner. This was our third time dining. The first two times were perfect and food was delicious. Unsure what happened this time.

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  16. Judyjo

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short ribs and gnocchi was fantastic. Meatballs absolutely delicious. Interesting cocktail options. Lovely evening there.

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  17. PatriciaL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A bit disappointed. Prosecco was warm, food was ok. Staff seemed to be overwhelmed and lots of servers running around but not attentive to diners. Wines overpriced.

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  18. JasonS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had dinner there last night. Food was pretty good but a bit overpriced. Atmosphere was great, fun place. But the service was extremely slow at the beginning. We ordered drinks a few minutes after we sat down and it took 40 minutes to get them. When we finally ordered food, it came out reasonably fast.

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  19. TinaI

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Wonderful entertainment. Good fresh food

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  20. Beantown

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a nice spot. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. Matt was a great waiter and the Plano player/singer gave a wonderful vibe. Recommended

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  21. GrahamB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casual yet elegant, great jazz singer and pianist, excellent food and service

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  22. travelboy

    Chicago

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Supper club vibe with quality food and entertainment. Fresh dishes. Attentive staff.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally the best and we love the piano bar and amazing singer last night the food is amazing and never disappoints. Great service! We will always come back

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  24. Nevin

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mother there for her 101 birthday. Amazing experience. Roman the singer is so special with Tommy supporting him. Mom loved it. She actually cried. A huge hit. Thank you to all the amazing staff. Wonderful service with a fantastic menu. Planning a family night for 12 in a couple months. This place is fantastic Thank you!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a truly amazing gem, unfortunately my guest that I was so eager to share this experience with could not over look the very poor service received- I am aware of the low quality in service and the opportunities to improve for this restaurant; however the live music just makes it all up for me. My guest did not agree; was not happy with the price for service. We had to pour our own wine, was unable to get server attention, they did not get either one of our courses prepared correctly. Was a bad experience from a service standpoint- the music and ambiance was amazing.

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  26. ArmandoV

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Feb.14 our waiter decided to not pay attention to us. We got our food an 2 hours later even when we got the flood managers attention. Received water once . We heard the waiters cursed at each other in the kitchen really loud fighting over why they didn’t put out food ticket IN . They came out w our order and it was wrong table . Reservation was at 7:15 food order taken at 7:45 , food came out till 9:30 , it was cold and not appealing. We didn’t leave till almost 11 pm . Restaurant was normal busy NOT extremely busy . With enough wait staff / workers . There was no excuse for us to have a horrible experience . We made the best of it cause we were already there , but never again . Do not recommend. Never again for valentines.

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  27. FrancisP

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced, slow service, waiter didn't bring champagne as advertised on pre fixe menu. Music too loud for conversation. Food was ok, but would have expected better for the price.

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  28. KrisG

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Valentine's day. The quality of the food was not worth the $300 meal for 2 people. We ordered the butternut squash soup, sea bass, filet, and dessert. The butternut squash was good but each portion was about 1/4 cup. Overall, very disappointing experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality of food. Rivals food we’ve had in Italy. Dillon was amazing and his recommendations was spot on. It was really nice having the music playing in the background 10/10 for overall experience.

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  30. meriemiller

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great family dinner there. Excellent food, a table in a quieter corner, and great conversations. Very memorable for us as we all gathered in San Diego for 3 February birthdays!!!

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  31. sarag

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was not understand our order and one of receive his meal 20 minutes after everyone

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  32. LilyB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a cabaret night. It was great! Wonderful singer, delicious food, a little dancing. Could only be better to see more dancing from the cabaret girls.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. It was pricey, but at least it was worth it.

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  34. RayView

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was great. Will definitely come back on a Thursday!

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  35. RayView

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music and food was outstanding. We had so much fun! I will definitely return.

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  36. BrianS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine , service and the live band was amazing .

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  37. JeffQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived precisely at the reservation time only to discover a lack of parking options, especially with the competition from stadium goers. Although I understand this is beyond the restaurant's control, it's worth noting. I sent my wife to secure our table, and during her wait, she ordered a drink that turned out to be quite pricey. After a futile 30-minute search for parking, we decided to opt for a takeout order to at least experience the food. The food arrived in a to-go bag, and we drove to the marina near Seaport Village, where we found an empty table to enjoy our meal. Regrettably, the quality of the food did not match the high price we paid. It seems the prices are more reflective of the atmosphere (which we didn't experience) rather than the food's quality. Given this experience, I wouldn't choose to dine there again, even if the atmosphere were perfect.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was pretty bad and overpriced. Wine pairing was TERRIBLE. Christmas Eve Dinner not worth it at all.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish the lighting was a little more brighter. It was very slow along with the service. We watched a couple walk out due to no one came to their table and they were there for a while.

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  40. ScottL

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to dine and enjoy some live music Ther service is good Very noisy when the music is playing I would go back for sure

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FAQs

il Sogno Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 380-2652.

il Sogno Italiano is rated 4.1 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for il Sogno Italiano

314 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Street Parking or Valet at Hilton on 4th and K Monday - Thursday for $10
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking, Valet Coming Soon. There is Valet at the Hilton on the Corner of K between fourth and fifth.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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