For a sweet end to your meal at Petrini's, enjoy a homemade classic Italian dessert, the layered tiramisu cake.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, Petrini's dressing
Veal or Chicken Marsala with Pasta
Lightly dusted with flour and spices, the meat is sautéed in virgin olive oil, topped with Parmesan and mushrooms sautéed in garlic butter and sweet Marsala wine. Served over a choice of pasta. Full dinners include house salad, minestrone or Italian wedding soup and garlic bread
Italian Wedding Soup
Petrini family scratch recipe
Excellent food and service! Gluten free options were great as well!
I found this place in the idine program and also was able to make a reservation on Open Table. We went for a late lunch/early dinner so we could enjoy our hotel lounge later. I was just going to drink water, but Betty V, our server per the receipt, accidentally brought my other half a red wine instead of the white ordered so she asked me if I wanted it (at no charge) because it would have to be poured out so I had that glass (not sure which wine??) while my other half got his G-Fiano Antica Masseria. We both ordered meals that came with soup or salad and garlic bread (the dinner plates and the specials). We both had the salad with house dressing (olive oil) and shared the 4 pieces of garlic bread. I had the Veal Parmesan w/ Spaghetti while my other half had a Canneloni. Service was friendly and efficient (except for wine issue), the food was very tasty with good sized portions at fair prices (just over $20 for each entree compared to much more 2 blocks away at the harbor??). I have already recommended this place to a friend visiting San Diego in the fall and would definitely return here if back in San Diego. Their being in the idine program was just a big plus. We were too full and did not have dessert. Also, we sat on the outside terrace and watched the people stroll by, many with their dogs. The bathroom is inside and was very clean. In summary, a great find!!!
Good location, good food, and a friendly waitstaff.
Nice and fun
Birthday dinner. Amazing service. Excellent food. Good value!
Italian fast food. It’s in Little Italy so I thought it might be good. I should have kept walking. My pasta was mush - way overcooked. The red sauce was dreadful. Walk away.
Great food but service was unfortunate- felt like a I was a bother when asking for what I wanted, server never came to the table - only to drop off food. Asking for a water refill was “asking for too much”
We had great service. The restaurant is fine, the ambience of somewhere you would go during a workday lunch. The food was good.
Smoked salmon pizza appetizers, cantaloni and eggplant parm were all delish
The chef made the BEST Veal Marsala I have ever had and I’ve tried MANY! And even better...it was prepared gluten free, per my dietary requirements, and it was fabulous! Also, my husband and son thoroughly enjoyed their Veal Piccata and Cannelloni! It was a great way to end our trip to San Diego.
The service was slow. They said they were busy but it was not very busy. You do get a lot of food but it was not real good. The restaurant was very nice decorated and clean. A lot is cramped in small spaces and people are very closely seated.
Good location, good food, and a friendly waitstaff.
Great food & great service
Staff was very nice
Delicious quality food, and friendly staff! It wasn’t too noisy even being right on the corner, and the outdoor seating had plenty of heaters!
Outstanding service and excellent meal. We sat outdoors in the early evening hours and were not dost by the traffic.
The food and atmosphere was great! Very friendly staff!
Great food, great service! We will go back to eat again!
The food was okay...the fettuccini Alfredo did it taste good. The bread they provide was not fresh. The service was great though.
Wed half price wine!
Went for dinner. Excellent service but food was just ok. The garlic bread is just fried sliced bread. The pasta was average.
We had a wonderful time dining at Petrini’s. Our server Lisa was prompt, knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Our food arrived quickly and as described and was delicious. We had a very nice time celebrating and will absolutely be back. Thank you again!
Service was great. Food was great. The next table was a little too close to ours - not six feet apart. Other than that it was great!
The chicken piccata was amazing! Prices were reasonable and the food was very high quality. Our server was great fun for a girls night out. I will be bringing my husband here for date night next time I visit.
Due to pandemic, largely had the place to myself. Receptionist-waitress had helpful insights on the fare, which included a marvelous Caesar Salad with light flaky parmesan atop a delightful creamy dressing.
The food was great and the service was remarkable as well. Def would eat again
Shrimp Diablo is a must. The Tuscan shrimp pasta was good but not as good as shrimp scampi. Sangria is delicious too.
Great food and service. Went there for our anniversary and definitely would return! The waitress and the new guy were on top of things and made our experience very comfortable.
Food and service were great! Heater shut off and some of our guests did get a little annoyed that it wasn’t turned back on or switched out. But that kind of signaled us to be on our way, it was getting to be around 10pm anyway. Would definitely go there again.
Good was just okay, service was okay, ambiance was alright.. just nothing special.
Delicious Italian pasta! Definitely satisfied our craving! Went with my girlfriends and had a great night! We ordered the Montepulciano wine bottle and loved it! We’ll definitely be back!
Service was pretty poor with large amounts of waiting around for a table. The bread they gave us was just white sliced bread from a grocery store which is poor. They also ran out of tomato sauce, how does that happen to an Italian restaurant?! Just overall quite an unprofessional restaurant despite a nice design. They need to update their menu and improve their service and the waiter's attitude and attentiveness towards guests. People want to feel like they are getting a taste of Italy in an Italian restaurant and this is not the case at Petrini's.
We had great drinks, great apps, a great seat and service! We will def be back!
Very delicious food! The service was really good! Only thing I would want more of is heaters since it was cold out and multiple tables needed them. This also caused the food to get cold faster
Considering they had just reopened for outside dining only after being closed due to COVID, the food was quite good, service was very good (a feat, since they have a longer distance to cover to get outside), and the value was outstanding. Go now if you don't mind a little street noise. We will definitely go back, and look forward to having a more "normal" dining experience soon!
The food feels homemade. I have eaten here before and enjoy it every time. There are many new and trendy places in San Diego but this place keeps up with the times while maintaining an old school, homey dining experience.
Our family had a fabulous evening at Petrini's! We sat outside with heaters and thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience.
Really nice place away from the crowds, and still in Little Italy. The service is good, and attentive. The wine selection is nice, and the food is excellent. We live close by so it is always nice to go here, even during Covid.
Great food and the staff knew exactly what to recommend.
The server was top notch. Appreciated her recommendations. She was the only female server on the Saturday before the lockdown. Please say thank you to her for us.
You can order delivery directly from Petrini's using the Order Online button. Petrini's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Petrini's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 595-0322.
Petrini's is rated 4.1 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.