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Mattarello Cooking Lab, San Diego, CA

Mattarello Cooking Lab

4.4
4.4
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Innovative
  • Romantic
At Matttarello we're pasta makers. We care for every single ingredient on our pasta, from flour and eggs to meat and vegetables we make everything from scratch, with local and organic ingredient. Our Goal is to provide you the best experience and the most tasteful italian food.

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2 people

10:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Dessert, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 717-0173
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Lucia Celi
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Richmond St.
  • Parking details
    in the back of the facility there is a private parking spot
  • Additional
    Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
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What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

88 Reviews
  1. JOANNB

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly authentic Italian food that is an inspiration! Everything is made with such attention to quality. The salume are sliced appropriately thin and practically melt in your mouth. The house-made ricotta is delicious. The pesto is the best in San Diego, the pastas are perfection. We came just for dinner, not the class, but could tell those attending the cooking class were having a great time!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    El lugar estaba cerrado, nadie nos avisó de ello!!

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  3. Anthony

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately, I didn’t even get to try the restaurant, I had a booking for 9:15pm and they close at 9pm. once I got there, the restaurant was completely close. Maybe I’ll try next time I’m in SD, but until then, please fix the Open Table hours for your restaurant.

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  4. LynnC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a magical place - the food is amazing, fresh, and authentic. The service feels like you are an honored guest in a warm, Italian kitchen. Everything was perfect. Watching people in the pasta-making class was an added bonus.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and tasty pasta. Alcohol is not served but you can bring in your own wine. Thank you!

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  6. Michael

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was authentic and very good. The service was also fantastic. The only downside was that they do not serve alcohol. We had to go to the liquor store a few doors down to get wine and they uncorked it for us (they did not charge us a fee). A tiny bit of an inconvenience, but I would expect wine to be on the menu at an Italian restaurant.

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  7. Luigi

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambiance, strong participation in community events. Some of the food was good and some was excellent. May return for a cooking class rather than a meal.

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  8. JeffinSD

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unique experience! Food was great but service a tad spotty!

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  9. RoLo

    Charleston

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The cooking lab is a great place for groups of friends to make their own pasta. They do not sell alcoholic beverages, but you css as n go next door and buy your own. The owners are very nice.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been back since they had moved from their tiny location downtown. So happy to see this great spot. Plenty of room for both dining & cooking classes, and on a Sunday evening, it was uncrowded. But we know that won’t last. The food & service were excellent. We will be back, both for meals & classes.

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FAQs

Mattarello Cooking Lab does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mattarello Cooking Lab also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 717-0173.

Mattarello Cooking Lab is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Mattarello Cooking Lab does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mattarello Cooking Lab

1295 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-7010

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Richmond St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Dessert, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    in the back of the facility there is a private parking spot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lucia Celi
  • Additional
    Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
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