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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 5/26
Time
7:00 PM
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Petrini's

4.3
22 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Petrini's, in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, serves homemade Italian dishes with a traditional aesthetic in its charming and inviting restaurant. The diablo shrimp in spicy wing sauce with lemon and cream, served with garlic cheese bread makes the perfect starter to your meal. Some of Petrini's' specialty entrée dishes include the smoked salmon alfredo sautéed with tomatoes and basil, Petrini's flat iron steak marinated in Italian beer, garlic and rosemary served with spaghetti with tangy pomodoro sauce and the baked white fish tilapia coated in seasoned bread crumbs in wine, butter and garlic sauce with Tuscan vegetables. Handhelds, such as the classic meatball hoagie, the vegetarian caponata sandwich with tomato-stewed eggplant and the craft-your-own pizzas, are other diner favorites.

For a sweet end to your meal at Petrini's, enjoy a homemade classic Italian dessert, the layered tiramisu cake.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(619) 595-0322
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We do catering and private events. Call us for more information (619)595-0322 or e-mail us at info@petrinis-sandiego.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
India St
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Parking details
After 5pm, parking at 610 W. Ash st building is only $5.00
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Authentic Cooking, Original Recipes, Fine Food and Nice Atmosfer

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 22 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food & service wonderful as usual.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I needed a last-minute venue for a family get-together after something else fell through and found that Petrini's had room for a 13-member party on a Friday night. I was relieved to book something, and when 3 additional people needed to come I simply called up the restaurant and they were happy to accommodate the extra folks. The restaurant was homey and welcoming, and there was live music playing the night we dined there. It was a little noisy, but in a way that contributed to the atmosphere. The food was also delicious and everyone had a great time. The staff did everything they could to accommodate our large group and everything went without a hitch!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Decided to try this spot for lunch ! Very convenient to downtown time! We had the baked ziti and the lasagna ! Everything was delicious. It was cooked to perfection !

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great live music that wasn’t “noise” and very good food!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We wanted to eat Italian food, not being from San Diego we looked on the internet and found Petrini's.
The service was great and food was Awesome! It was a quiet Monday. We had the lasagna and chicken parm for dinner, coffee and a canoli for dessert. It was so yummy we didn't need take home boxes. Server was friendly and helpful too.
Try it you will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the food. Very attentive service. Great live music!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This restaurant was wonderful! The food was delicious, our server was very attentive, and there was awesome live music. I would highly recommend this place if you love Italian food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Petrinis's is always special. The food is always delicious, service is always great and you can't beat Saturday's live music with Rick Ross, a rare talent and real treat for us. Moshe, Wendy and Zachary always take great care of us. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Petrini’s has everything I’ve been looking for: great food, great service, great ambience, and live music on Saturday’s .

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Made a last minute reservation because previous plans were messed up
Feels like a hotel restaurant
Menu was not interesting and seemed overpriced for what was offered
We left without ordering

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Grabbed dinner before seeing at show at the Civic Theatre. Nice little spot. Good food (with lots of gluten free options) and nice service.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Took a date on new year's. Quite place. Lots of choices. Good times

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Zachary took great care of us, and our compliments to the chef!!! The chicken parm and Caesar are amazing!

Love the sounds of Rick Ross, it’s the only place in Little Italy with great live music!

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Good for any casual lunch or dinner. Very friendly staff

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I love Petrinis amazing cuisine, great service, warm hospitality and now their live music!

I’m grateful to have Petrinis in the neighborhood and can’t wait for our next dinner. We also look forward to having Rick Ross performing!!!

Wendy and Moshe take great care of us and look forward to seeing you soon.

J&M

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere, it's a great place to eat in little Italy.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Great home style Italian food. Enough to share a meal. We were visiting so could not take it home with us but wished we could.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent nice presentation, sauces tasty, enjoyed the lasagna and penne pasta chicken Marsala Pleased with service

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

A friend of mine was recomending about that place so I came for dinner with my husband. The place was really nice with a quite music and very delicious food. I had the little italy salad and my husband had the pasta with mushroom and olive oil. We really enjoined and definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was pretty good however I was disappointed with the service of the waitress we had.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Not great. Food just ok. The service was wonderful. The portions are generous.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was good, but the service was terrible. I honestly felt bad for the waitress- she was swamped. Poor management left her and one other to host and serve for the entire restaurant on a busy Saturday evening. We waited 45 min just to be served our soup because she was so frazzled and busy. Wrong dish was sent out. Hopefully, management sees this and hires the appropriate amount of staff to actually run the place.

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