Rosina's Italian Restaurant

4.8
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352 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Family or Business
Rosina's Italian Restaurants are traditional, casual and family friendly. We prepare our pastas and sauces fresh daily. Rosina's is a great place for a business meeting, special gathering or family dinner.
Hand Made for 30 Years
We serve healthy, Mediterranean recipes the Italian way: hand tossed pizza dough, home made soups, fresh vegetables, classic Italian cuisine from the heart of Italy. Our family has prepared meals for San Diegans for almost 30 years.
Hidden Gem
Find out why your neighbors are calling both of Rosina's locations hidden gems. Our high energy restaurants and bars are perfect for a family meal, to meet up friends, or a takeout dining order. Our full service bars feature beer on tap and a special small plates menu that is perfect for singles.
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vipoldtimecustomer
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate out on the patio. Everything was perfect....noise level not an issue at all. Food was superb as always. Service amazing. Couldn't have been a better venue. And, of course, good friends to share the evening with!

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Mildred
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding. My crepes with meat were excellent, so was the homemade sweet tomato sauce they were placed on top.. Our teenage grandsons really enjoyed their appetizer and dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome, family owned best fresh Italian in the area

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Rosinas! Food is always delicious and high quality at this family owned restaurant.

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vipLisaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best family owned, authentic experience. From the hand made pasta, half off bottles and free corkage, to the daily specials.... it’s just perfecto! Pickup and delivery during COVID. If you want that taste of the old country, it won’t disappoint.

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vipSCinSD
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were 7 of us. We had drinks, appetizers (burata and antipasti), 6 different entrees and 3 different desserts. The burata was creamy and delicious and the antipasti was high quality, fresh and also delicious. We eat out 2x per week and rarely can I say that we all thought the entrees were excellent - they were all authentic, well-portioned and outstanding. And the raspberry sorbet - deep flavor, fresh and amazing. Thank you for an outstanding evening.

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vipCeliaE
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Rosina’s

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vipGregS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego. Absolutely amazing!

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vipSteve
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating at Rosina's. Great food and service. Never had a bad meal.

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vipJimD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

VERY noisy ....Should do something about acoustics

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vipShaunM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place. Great traditional Italian as well as creative options, and specials.

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rbach
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small little restaurant with huge flavor. The house wine was excellent and a very good value. The soup appetizer and entree were far above expectations. The staff and owner are very friendly and welcoming. Can’t say enough for this little gem.

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blackstone
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time we have been to Rosina's and it won't be the last.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipFred
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Local place to eat. Family owned, Italian food superb and service very good. My wife's favorite dish is the Cannelloni which not many place make. Mine is the Saltimbocca and also the Spinach Salad with warm Calamari . Also they have a good hip wine list. No corkage fee on Wednesday nights.

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SteveS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our whole experience was flawless, from the description of nightly specials, to recommendations, accommodating our vegetarian, fresh foods, great drinks and attention that made us feel special. Hand-crafted pastas and sauces. It was our first visit and looking forward to many more . . . lots to sample.

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TSpen
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we couldn't have been more pleased. The pasta, the veal, the tomato sauce, the wine, the service....it was all fantastic!

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ssingh2
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

- Awesome experience
- Food, especially appetizers and deserts were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time. Great restaurant! Well run with delicious nightly specials. We'll be back

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SheriH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is authentic and great. We love the wine selection too. The hardest part for us is deciding what to order as there are so many great dishes that are our favorites such as lasagne, Rosettas, and chicken bolognese. Best to have reservations if you want to dine on the weekends.

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JeffreyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot believe we haven't been to Rosina's before now. My Italian-American wife and I, and her mother (who has been preparing wonderful authentic Italian meals for ... well, a long time) had a delightful and delicious evening at Rosina's. We were (pleasantly) surprised to be greeted by Rosina's son, Giancarlo, who explained the specials he had prepared--it was like being personally invited to try his and his family's favorite dishes in their truly family-operated restaurant. And all the dishes were perfectly prepared and delicious by the way. We started with Pizza con Verdura (as an antipasta), artichokes, red onions, tomatoes and spinach, and Calamari con Spinaci; the calamari was sauteed in olive oil and garlic--not breaded and deep fat fried--and served on a bed of sauteed spinach. We loved them. Then my wife had Melanzane alla Parmigiana, eggplant sautéed and layered with tomato, mozzarella and parmagiano; her mother had Fettucine Mare e Monte, shrimp, scallops and calamari sauteéd with wild mushrooms in a fresh tomato sauce with white wine on fettucine; and I had veal piccatta that was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We loved everything and will be sure to return.

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Celebrations
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it n will be back

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blackstone
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food I have had in years. It was just a great dinner.

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vipJohnB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Rosina's serves authentic, quality Italian food in a comfortable, friendly environment. Great food and amazing service, I highly recommend you check them out!

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LaszloB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent and tasty dining experience at Rosina's. The Cioppino was great, plenty of seafood and the sauce was perfect. Get plenty of bread for dipping. I tasted my girlfriend's veal scallopini and that was very well done too. Rosina always comes by to suggest her specials. This night, it was the minestrone soup. Another good choice.

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Cliff
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed it. There is a nice diversity in the menu. The owner, Rosina is a delight and always willing to chat a bit with you. Her staff is very helpful and polite. The food is homemade and fresh. There are not many tables which helps keep the noise level down and make it a bit more special. A great place for a date, couples, family or group.

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vipMercerB
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to go to the restaurant on a Thursday night, lasagna night! This ,8 layer dish was some of the best pasta I’ve had outside of Italy! We finished with a piece of cheesecake, that was perfect! I will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food nice service. A little bit noisy with so many people in a small space having a good time. A very nice place. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

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vipAregular
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in San Diego bar none!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine. Love the eggplant.

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marketingguru
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriends birthday which always lands on Restaurant week, making it difficult to get reservations. But, Rosina's had a table for us and great dinner as always for our special date.

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FoodieAtHeart
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Our go to place for birthday celebrations!!

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vipEire
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The staff was very nice, and the outside of the building has a nice ambiance. There is a very small
Bar inside the restaurant that seems a little out of place since there is nowhere to check in and wait. The food was below average - with the exception of the warm bread they served. The wine menu is good. The chicken parmigiana was overcooked and soggy and the Rosetta has too much cheese. Overall, I would not really
Recommend this restaurant as you can do better in the area

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vipAregular
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in San Diego area. They are a family of genuinely Italian restaurateurs. The current owner is second generation and apprenticed in Tuscany before returning home and taking over his mother’s restaurant. The food is wonderful, the ambience is lovely, and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. Prices are no more expensive than other Italian restaurants, making it a bargain given its quality. The location is a bit out of the way but it is worth the drive.

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bubba
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

one of the better Italian food restaurants in San Diego......but still average.

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vipGary
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and thoughtful homemade selections prepared by a loving and skilled Italian chef. Always delicious ~ NEVER disappointed.

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vipAllison
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting family in San Diego (we live in LA), and found Rosina's from the 5 star reviews on OpenTable. Those stellar reviews aren't lying! Rosina's is the best Italian restaurants that my family and I have ever been to! The food was amazing, and you feel like part of Rosina's family when you're there. Rosina pulled up a chair at our table outside (we had brought our dog, and the waitress was very accommodating with a water bowl for her, thank you!) and talked with us like she was part of our family, and had us all laughing. We'll definitely be back next time we're in the San Diego area!

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ShellyM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors and atmosphere at Rosina's is amazing. She treats you like family. Her sons pour themselves into the dishes they all create with Rosina's years of experience. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and Rosina is awesome! It's like home.

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Rosina's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 759-4300.

Rosina's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

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