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La Pastaia, San Diego, CA

La Pastaia

4.3
4.3
231 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Upon stepping into La Pastaia, you’ll be greeted by an inviting ambiance that seamlessly combines modern elegance with rustic charm. The cozy and friendly environment creates an ideal setting for an enchanting culinary experience. From homemade pasta tossed in flavorful sauces to mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients, our menu offers a wide range of classic Italian dishes prepared with a contemporary flair. La Pastaia is the brainchild of a dynamic duo whose expertise and love for the culinary

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 272-0157
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Danilo Gagliano
  • Catering
    We would love to cater your next event
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant and each of its spaces are available for private or semi-private events. Perfect for Baby/Bridal Showers, Wedding Brunch, and more!
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Horak: (619) 300-7834
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Park
  • Cross street
    Mt Macadia Blvd
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    yes one block over
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Date Night Thursdays

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Escape the routine with La Pastaia's Thursday special: a $65 per couple, three-course extravaganza. Begin with two appetizers, paving the way for an unforgettable experience. Prepare to be captivated by the cheesewheel course for two, where velvety sauce meets al dente pasta in a symphony of flavors. Save room for a sumptuous dessert. Rediscover romance and culinary bliss every Thursday at La Pastaia.
    Date Night Thursdays Photo

What 231 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

231 Reviews
  1. BetteL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent I had the cheese wheel, which was very good My husband had the short rib tortellini was excellent If you want a quiet dinner restaurant this is a place to go, I do recommend eating inside

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  2. warrenj

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another successful dining experience! Our server Sergio always takes special care of us. I’m glad La Pastaia continues to do well. Convenient and upscale food and service. Love this place!

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  3. KrystalEatsTheWorld

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service at La Pastaia. Really enjoyed the cocktails we had. The carbonara was really good as was the short rib parpadelle. We had the burrata with mortadella which needed better bread to accompany it but not bad. I’d definitely go back if I was in the area and in the mood for good Italian food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING wait staff, bartender, hostess and food!! Overall great experience for us and thank you to you all for great time and outstanding food.

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  5. SusanW

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great . I had the bruschetta appetizer and the bread was too doughy , not good . My husband had a pizza , he said the flavor was good but crust was soggy . Our friends had the gnocchi and spaghetti with clams , they both liked their dishes.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and very aesthetically pleasing. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great vibe and food for sure - there was a patron who fell and hit his head hard on the floor, blood spilling out on the floor near our table. The waiter used my table napkin to clean the blood off the floor. They kind of just picked him back up and put him on the chair - while he proceeded to walk out and fall over out front from being too drunk, or concussed…or both. This threw off the ambiance of the room, and no manager came over to apologize or offer to cover dessert, even just acknowledge it…I’d recommend the place but that wasn’t handled very well last night.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, what a culinary delight! La Pastaia Restaurant is a must-visit for anyone craving authentic Italian cuisine. From the moment we walked in, the warm and inviting atmosphere transported us to Italy. Our server, Sergio, was attentive, knowledgeable, and made excellent recommendations. The food was simply divine! The pasta dishes were cooked to perfection, with flavors that danced on our taste buds. The Calamari were crispy and flavorful. The Pizza Capricciosa was cooked to a golden crisp and the Tiramisù was creamy and decadent. The portions were generous, and the prices were very reasonable. We left feeling full and content, with big smiles on our faces. If you're looking for a genuine Italian dining experience, look no further than La Pastaia. We can't wait to go back and try more of their delicious dishes! 5 stars and a big thumbs up from us!

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  9. Grace

    San Diego

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has upped their service level from the last time we were there. Water glasses never empty, checking on our food and making sure we were ok. Very pleasant staff. There are some true Italians working there. Food is good and the place is cute.

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  10. Kymberly

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food! I wanted to try the homemade pasta but the Chilean Sea bass entree was calling me! Fortunately my server suggested a kid’s portion of the Carbonara. It was delicious!

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FAQs

La Pastaia is rated 4.3 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Pastaia

3055 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mt Macadia Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    yes one block over
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Danilo Gagliano
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 272-0157
  • Catering
    We would love to cater your next event
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant and each of its spaces are available for private or semi-private events. Perfect for Baby/Bridal Showers, Wedding Brunch, and more!
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Horak: (619) 300-7834
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