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Inpasta, Lemon Grove, CA

Inpasta

4.1
4.1
43 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
InPasta and Pizza is an innovative and creative take on traditional Italian food. This is all made possible with our fresh ingredients, world-class chefs, and a fierce drive to deliver the best Italian experience San Diego has to offer.

What makes Italian food so special isn’t the fancy ingredients or over-the-top cooking techniques, but rather, an appreciation of simplicity and the balance of delicate flavors that create a culinary bouquet that brings comfort and makes you feel warm inside. That is our mission, to bring San Diego a home away from home, where they can stop by, enjoy delicious and affordable Italian food, or simply take the ingredients home and prepare them yourself, quickly.

The language of food is something truly powerful and needs to be fully appreciated. This is why we are committed to providing San Diego with the true Italian experience of culinary perfection that will skip your stomach and speak directly to your heart.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 303-0415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 43 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
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Fit for Foodies

  • East County

    Good for Groups

  • East County

    Great for Lunch

  • East County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East County

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. RC

    RichardC1

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Portions were abundant, and our dinner guests said it was the best Italian food they have ever had.
  2. RC

    RamonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    After my boss told me about his experience after eating at Inpasta I decided to take my wife to Inpasta on a date and we were not disappointed on the quality and quantity of are pasta dishes.
  3. GH

    GabyHr

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day celebration
  4. RP

    R1stPony

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant! The food was delicious and the service excellent. I had the Ravioli di Shortribs. I thought it meant that it would be raviolis with shortribs on the side. Actually, it was ravioli with shortrib meat inside in a mushroom creamy sauce. SUPERB! I finished it all and even "licked" the plate with our garlic knots (cannot recall the actual name of them, but they were awesome, too). Spouse had the gluten-free pasta with meat sauce and meatballs. It was such a huge dish she took home over half of it. In her words, "delicious and filling". We finished it off with their limoncello cake and vanilla gelato. I told my spouse that if nothing else, I would come back here for that cake. It was divine! We took home two additional slices it was so good. Our waitress was very attentive but not TOO attentive, if you know what I mean. She allowed us to eat a calm pace and truly enjoy our food. Will we come back here again? Without a doubt!!!
  5. S

    Sara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner at Inpasta. We absolutely loved the food and our server Emily took great care of us. We'll definitely be back!
  6. 2

    2014engagement

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Table was ready and the food was great. Service was a little slow, but they made up for it with the taste of the food and bringing out free dessert for my wife’s birthday. We even took a picture in front of their sign and one of the workers went above and beyond to take the perfect shot of us.
  7. B

    Becca

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Service is exceptional very attentive, establishment is beautiful place nice aesthetics, has poor ventilation it reek like fish when you walk in the door, my dish was beautifully displayed but it lack flavor.
  8. LF

    LisaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third time back. The food is so good. Fresh and hot out of the kitchen. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The chocolate cake is amazing, as is the gelato.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Honesty i have been to inpasta multiple times and always had a great time but the last two times once one Mother’s Day and then this past Monday service was subpar at best it was 4pm on a Monday and when we arrived there was only 2 other tables that had customers and then we got our food and the Alfredo sauce was like pure water then it took almost 20 minutes to get our check… I don’t usually recommend restaurants but I have told multiple people about this place because we did have such amazing service and food prior to the last two times but the 3 people that have been there all said they had terrible service too
  10. JM

    JolindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy this place. The Hostess at the front funny, beautiful and awesome Table set up LOVE it Our table was ready and waiter came and fill up water Our waiter was AWESOME.. Food good and fast we have one of the best experiences at this place. keep it up Thank you
  11. SV

    SVjb

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Alfredo pasta was incredible. The spaghetti and meatballs were disappointing and the red wine was served warm. There is outdoor dining and we definitely want to come back to try the gelato.
  12. J

    Jaki

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience I've had ever! I had a reservation and still had to wait 30 min after our reservation time. Then to top that off, another party got sat before us even though they came after us. We talked to the host/waiter and all he said was that our table is coming up. We waited ages for our order to be taken and after most of them received their food, myself and another person in my group didn't receive our food. The manager who took our order insisted that I never ordered food when he went around the table taking everyone's order! They were very unapologetic of the circumstances. Definitely not worth coming here. Food was okay at best.
  13. FF

    FlavorFox

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    They are still pretty new and weren't ready for a holiday rush. Too many things went wrong. I left upset.
  14. j

    jerry

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was too expensive, needed better service, small portions for the amount of money pay.
  15. RV

    ReginaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and service was on point. The lobster ravioli in pink sauce & their tiramisu were fantastic!
  16. LF

    LisaF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far the best Italian restaurant I've ever eaten at. The entire experience was excellent. Staff was attentive without hovering. I'm telling all of my neighbors! And I will be back there soon!
  17. GQ

    GQ00

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious & very authentic. The service was good and everyone was very attentive. They also have a little store & gelato bar. A little expensive but I would definitely go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to sit back and enjoy dinner with friends. Food and wine were great.
  19. VP

    VanessaP

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, excellent food. Second time here and very much enjoying this new east county hot spot!
  20. MC

    MarkC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Uneven quality of food. Chicken Parmesan was good not great. Salmon was a tiny serving and overcooked
  21. KM

    KarenM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience with Restaurants week menu!
  22. GK

    GaryK

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find. Only our first time there but it won’t be our last. From the wine through dessert everything was delicious.
  23. HH

    Here2HaveFun

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We went on Monday during Restaurant Week and ordered the Chicken Parmigiana and Salmon. Food was tasty and delicious, so I thought we would come back with our friends on Thursday the same week. We noticed that this time when our friends ordered the same meal, that the portions were much bigger than what we ordered on Monday (about twice as much on the meats!). Our female server also could have been better. First, when our Calamari appetizer was brought out, she forgot to bring the dipping sauces that went with it, so I had to ask for those. Second, our entree was brought out even though we hadn't finished our appetizer. Third, the dessert was brought out even though we hadn't finished our dinner. Somehow the timing of everything was off. It would have been nice to have the food portions consistent in size everyday.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Bff’s birthday dinner. Food was delicious & fresh. We had the artichoke appetizer, short rib ravioli, and the pizza with arugula & prosciutto. Yum! Yum! It was restaurant week so the wait staff was not as attentive as we prefer but they were polite and friendly.
  25. k

    karen

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a cute place, great food, authentic Italian staff. I think this was their first restaurant week so they were a little disheveled and the chef was also delivering food. But all in all it was an awesome place we will be back!!
  26. JT

    JTSD

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First time here. Very cute place. Much bigger than it looks from the outside. Lots of outdoor seating. Went for SDRW $30 3 course dinner. Excellent apps. Ordered the fried pizza knots. For $10, don't bother, MEH. Dinners were both good, but realized long after that my tortellini with ham in cream sauce had no peas. Whoops? Also disappointed that 1 of the 2 desserts (the limoncello cake) was not available. What - that was what I wanted to try. I asked for a scoop of Gelato and the waiter said OK. That was nice. Not the best I'd ever had, but it was refreshing. I'll come back to try their pizza. The pizza oven is gigantic.
  27. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Hard to describe. Bad I guess. We ordered off the Restaurant week menu. We both ordered the same main dish. One had enough sauce the other was dry and had almost no sauce. The meatballs seemed to be frozen like what you would buy at Costco only worse. The calamari was nasty I would not use it for fish bait so as to not insult the fish. Just overall bad. There were many staff members but only one server for 14 tops. The whole operation is a mess. Hire a consultant or quit the business is my advice to the owner.
  28. TB

    TaraB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Tried it for the first time during Restaurant Week. Horrible all around. The staff argues amongst themselves constantly and no one seems to know what's going on. Far from relaxing. Had to ask for bread three times. Had to ask for dessert three times. No peas in a dish that was supposed to have peas. Croutons all over the salads that we asked for no croutons.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the staff was incredibly friendly . Found a new gem
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Friendly welcoming but server a little on the slow side. Seemed like she was too busy helping other tables rather than continuous service. There were other servers with multiple tables that were extremely attentive to their tables and seemed like I was an afterthought. Revioli was great, but portion was too small. The carbonara needed more sauce, the pasta was on a tougher side. Needs a bit of a color element, dish needs a pop, maybe try adding peas and making sure that pork belly is crunchy, I got some soggy pieces. Garlic knotts drenched in too much olive oil, easy drizzle would be great. Would like to gove it another try. Please make sure you clean gelato counter, fingerprints and dirty glass make me not want to look or buy
  31. TL

    TimmerLG

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent! Loved the in house market.
  32. MM

    MagicalMoment

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed excellent food in a fun and lively atmosphere with great service.
  33. SR

    SusanR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of four women for dinner last Thursday night about 5:30pm. I was a little worried because I had seen reviews that said the service wasn’t good. Our server was Manuela, and she was outstanding! She came to our table right away and gave good information about the specials. She also helped when I asked for advice in choosing my meal. She was very friendly and accommodating. She almost made us feel like family. She even fixed our table when one end was a bit wobbly!! The food was also excellent. The portions were generous and we all agreed our meals were very tasty! We will definitely be back!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great !
  35. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Not ready for prime time. Overall a big disappointment. Seated quickly. We only had one menu to order from. When my wife ordered chicken Alfredo, the waiter returned a few minutes later and told us they were out of that dish. It took over 15 minutes to get an order of garlic bread. When it arrived it was cold and tough. Seemed to be a roll sliced into 6 pieces. Not very good. I ordered the ribeye, it came on a bed of French fries. Not worth the price. It took over 50 minutes to get our meal. During that time a waiter came out with plates of food and asked if we ordered them. He went from table to table until he found the right table. This happened 4 times. Our waiter was the only bright spot. He was trying and kept apologizing for the delay. My wife said she would like to try it for lunch to see if it is any better. I think they need to reevaluate their menu. Also a meeting with their cook staff as the food was mediocre at best.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cynthia was our server and she was amazing! Food was delicious. We will be back for sure.
  37. LM

    LorianaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed this place. The carbonara (while not traditional) was really good. I loved the garlic bread. The tiramisu was really delicious as well. The only thing that wasn’t a “10” was the Calzone but was still pretty good. Our server was really good and friendly as well. I look forward to returning.
  38. O

    Overrated

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is excellent, service is spotty.
  39. C

    Charlie

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fabulous! Very busy and the servers were having a hard time getting the food and drink orders but they were jumping! Market items we’re pricey. Very accommodating when our party increased to 6 instead of 7. We’ll be returning soon!
  40. MW

    MariaW

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DELICIOUS! Everything we ordered was wonderful and very flavorful. Nice wine list and a little market at the front. Lemon Grove has needed this fine dining restaurant for years. Nothing is close if you want upscale dining, great flavor, excellent service. Perfect experience. We will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Inpasta is rated 4.1 stars by 43 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 3 times today
Google Map for Inpasta

8099 Broadway Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2533

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lemon Grove

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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