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Osteria Cotto e Mangiato, San Diego, CA

Osteria Cotto e Mangiato

4.6
4.6
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Casual authentic Italian neighborhood cuisine/ Osteria

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 310-6522
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Marco Provino
  • Neighborhood
    Banker's Hill
  • Cross street
    Ash & 7th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Perfect Date Night

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a romantic journey at Osteria Cotto's Date Night, Monday to Thursday, 4 pm to 9 pm. Indulge in a tantalizing $50/person 3-course Chef's Tasting menu rotating weekly!
    The Perfect Date Night Photo

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Neighborhood gem

49 Reviews
  1. texcat

    Salt Lake City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends. Great menu with plenty to choose from and daily specials. The lobster ravioli was a firm favorite. Enjoyable cocktails and wine. Mee enjoyed being able to take our time and enjoy the ambiance and each other’s company

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  2. ShanD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    service was wonderful. the waiter was accommodating, attentive and very helpful. nice little atmosphere with an Italian feel. wine and drinks were tasty but the food was just okay

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  3. Jack

    Alabama

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great restaurant. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. The wheel of cheese special, gnocchi with truffle oil and mushrooms was incredible. We will definitely be back.

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  4. JAcoustic

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Felix was great, saw the staff getting upset at him and we felt bad for him. I could tell last night was chaotic but he did a good trying to handle it. Service was too slow but the food was great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for Valentine’s Day and left impressed with this small restaurant. It’s so unassuming and quaint, you might not expect much, but the food was excellent, as was the wine. The service, despite being super busy on a holiday, was top notch. Our server, Felix, was incredibly personable and attentive. This is sure to be a new favorite of ours!

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  6. JUMASADO

    Baja California Sur

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely I will give them a second chance because we liked a couple of dishes but the restaurant is totally average, the employees where really kind but they need training about service, wines and food.

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  7. MartinL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First, I need to preface my comments that we were there on Valentine’s Day. So, there was a set menu option. The waitress did not make it clear the my wife that you could still order off the regular menu if you wanted. That being said, the whole staff was very pleasant and attentive. And, the food was fantastic. Unique, tasty, and reasonable portions. The set menu came with a starter, entree and desert. We each added a glass of wine. It was maybe a little more pricey than I expected the total bill to be, but considering it was a busy holiday meal, I give them a pass and would definitely return again to try out some different food items.

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  8. stevenh

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! I feel like this place is a hidden gem. There were a lot of special options that our server showed us pictures of which I thought was a great idea. This place is one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to!

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  9. Dwivedis

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience with very personalized service and authentic flavorful pasta dishes - the cheese wheel and penne vodka were outstanding. Highly recommended!

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  10. JamesP

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Well, the pasta carbonara, which we have had before, was probably a casualty of the Saturday evening before Valentine Day. It was not so much carbonara, but Alfredo. Disappointing

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  11. Davidf

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caesar salad was delicious. Eggplant was cooked perfectly. Lobster ravioli was perfect. Excellent food and service.

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  12. AndreeaB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was lovely and service was attentive. Felix was great!

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  13. DnMR

    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
    Lasagna was amazing! We enjoyed everything we had :)

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the most authentic Italian food you’ll ever taste. Heavenly.

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  15. TimF

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We got just pasta and an app and it wasn't anything special. I don't live downtown, so I won't make the effort to go back. Server didn't know the prices of the specials, which was a little weird, but the chef was very involved and seemed to care a lot about us.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are vegetarian, and there weren’t a lot of vegetarian options, but we found the vodka penne pasta, and the fettuccine Alfredo with vegetables to be very good. The staff was very attentive and friendly.

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  17. KirkC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible staff, great location, warm friendly environment but the food is the true 🌟

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  18. KathyW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an exceptional New Year’s Eve dinner. The lobster entree was delicious as was the clam chowder. The staff was charming and attentive. We will return soon.

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  19. smileyborg

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was acceptable, service was bad. There are many other much better Italian restaurants in San Diego, plenty very close by downtown…don’t waste your time here. Go to Vinarius, or Monzu, or Rovino, to name a few spots that are way better than this.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m sad to say this wasn’t a great experience. One of our dishes the pasta vodka was great, everything else was pretty flavorless. The carbonara was not good at all. We waited about 15 minutes with our jackets on to get our bill after asking several different people for help. Everyone that works there is very nice but we were sadly, not impressed.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this place on a whim and turned out to be the most authentic Italian restaurant you could find. The owner Andrea was so welcoming and had a long list of specials you have to try. Will definitely be returning next time in San Diego.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely delicious. EVERYTHING. My boyfriend is part italian and he said we are DEFINITELY coming back. What a gem of a place.

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  23. KellyK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and hospitality! Owner Andrea was so attentive explaining the menu and we had a great time. One of the best Italian food I had in San Diego. Their tiramisu is to die for!

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  24. GenesisS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambiance was 10/10. Highly recommend the tiramisu! 💯

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  25. SharonC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this new and wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Glad it's here.

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  26. KimB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! Great, authentic Italian food, great menu plus happy hour! Nice fire table out front. Definitely will visit!

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  27. DeepthiP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the outdoor patio with fire on each table and live guitar performance. We had an awesome time enjoying handcrafted Sangrias & delicious food. Their cheese wheel gnocchi is the creamiest one I ever had 🙌🏼 Hospitality and ambience here made our night special. Best part is you can easily find a parking in this part of San Diego downtown.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service in a unique location. The ambience is quaint, comfortable and sophisticated.

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  29. RebecaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta was absolutely mouth watering.! Andrea the owner was so kind and took very good care of my partner and I. I have never been a fan of pesto pasta but after trying it here I have changed my mind completely! The food was fresh and the cheese was creamy 🫶🏼🍝🇮🇹 we had the Fettuccini Alfredo and Penne Pesto tossed in the cheese wheel. We also had the Trio Bruschetta the array or flavors was divine. I can’t wait to bring my family and friends.

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  30. LailanB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Big portions and immensely over priced. Will not be returning.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous staff- amazing food. Top notch! Ate with colleagues and we had a wonderful experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience! The service, the food quality, the drinks- all excellent. Appreciate the hospitality!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just what SD needed, an authentic Italian restaurant! Not only is the food amazing but the service was top notch. Definitely a charming place with a warm welcoming vibe. Already booked my 2nd reservation. 10/10

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing neighborhood date night spot. Great food, friendly staff, always a lovely dining experience. Highly recommended

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about our experience. The location was perfect. Right next to El Cortez and so easy to find parking. Food was amazing! The cheese wheel pasta was delish and so flavorful. And the service was exceptional. Staff was so attentive and even the owner was so welcoming and kind. We definitely will be coming back again. We need more restaurants like this in San Diego.

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  36. TheRealOne

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian Restaurant in San Diego! Delicious authentic food and fantastic service! I would recommend ordering the epic “Cheese Wheel” ~ it is a memorable, tasty experience! And the owner personally stopped by our table to check in on us! I will definitely come back next time I’m in the area! Great job, Andrea & Team!

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  37. JacAlb

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is beautiful and the staff are all friendly. They have the perfect balance of making sure you’ve got everything you need but also giving you space to enjoy your dinner with your guests. The food was insane, lasagna was the tables favorite but the zucchini appetizer was a strong contender. The evening was chilly so I appreciated the many tables with fireside options. Could be romantic or a good business dinner, but our family dinner had a great time

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  38. BesBes

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and authentic. We had gnocchi, pappardelle, and a few starters. Everything was 👏

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  39. Blessed

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Want an authentic Italian dining experience without leaving the country? Then Osteria Cotta e Mangiato will be your new favorite Italian eatery! From the food to the ambiance and personalized attention from the owners you will not be disappointed. We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our large family of 10 at this new gem of a restaurant and could not have been more pleased with the experience!! Well done and thank you for the beautiful memories!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The owner and server, Isa, both gave us a friendly greeting and attentive service. Fresh dishes, I had mushroom ravioli and my daughter have the gnocchi, both appeared to be home made and were delicious. Nice relaxing music and ambiance were modern and comfortable. We we definitely be back..

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria Cotto e Mangiato using the Order Online button. Osteria Cotto e Mangiato also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-6522.

Osteria Cotto e Mangiato is rated 4.6 stars by 49 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 Osteria Cotto e Mangiato

702 Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3228

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ash & 7th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Banker's Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marco Provino
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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