Rosina's Italian Restaurant

4.9
412 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
What 412 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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JohnM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant! The food and staff are great.

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BlairS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delightful neighborhood gem with outstanding service!!!

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vipFoodTaster
San Diego
289 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE neighborhood Italian eatery. Best Lasagna in town! We go weekly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely love going here for a nice dinner. Staff is super friendly and the food is amazing every time we go!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosina's is hands-down the best Italian food in San Diego. We drive 40 minutes south just to eat here. It is perfection.

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TylerW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. The Old Fashioned was not the greatest for $15 and pretty much tasted like straight bourbon. Mentioned it was our anniversary in OpenTable reservation, but no acknowledgment of it during visit. The food was excellent however. Highly recommend the lasagna and chicken/veal crepes!

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vipFred
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Salads are a meal in themselves. Calamari con Spinaci is my favorite. The Cannelloni is always my wife favorite or the home made Raviolis. My favorite entrée is the Saltimbocca Alla Romano. They always have 3-4 specials like Veal Piccata, Fish and Lasagne also available. The service is the best. My pet peeve is when the server can not remember who ordered which meal. At Rosina's they always remember and the timing is perfect. Very professional family run business.

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vipColleenB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great dining experience

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lauried
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food. We ate outside and we enjoyed it all.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was very very hospitable and we had a GREAT time and delicious food. Thank you!

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vipDeborah
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch! Food is fabulous! Dinner service was excellent,

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time met the owner and incredible person with a real passion for what he does will definitely be back!

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vipDinaS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite places for Italian cuisine. The food is delicious! I recommend any of their pasta dishes or the eggplant parmigiano.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food but poor service. The staff was friendly but it took forever to get our food. Love the outside ambiance and great menu selection.

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vipTeresaC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood restaurant with a pretty view.

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ShawnK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is wonderful and the food is excellent!!

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vipthegang
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service. Very consistent every time I go there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is SO good!!!

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Dds216
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosinas is a gem that consistently provides wonderful food and great service. It’s like having a five star dinner with family. The chefs not only cook but come out of the kitchen to share the specials. Every time we go to rosinas we are delighted. It’s our go to restaurant now.

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vipRhiannonS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place! Food was amazing, service was amazing, we will definitely be back! Just all around wonderful experience! ❤️

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, authentic Italian food and even during these strange times, great atmosphere. Family restaurant with fresh, delicious food.

JK
vipJessieK
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood gem. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend them always.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KarenL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice for great outdoor seating with lots distancing. Staff was super friendly and very knowledge on menu. Crab stuffed mushrooms highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personable experience! The co-chef even came around to greet us at our table and shared their specials for the night. The food was outstanding. I chose one of their specials, a salmon-wrapped scallop dish with lemon risotto. It was AMAZING! Their Lemon Drop martini was created from house-made limoncellos...so good!
I would definitely recommend this little hidden gem to anyone, especially for a special occasion celebration.

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Jere
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our first impression, to the end, the service and food was impeccable !
The people are SO NICE and attentive there. Our first time and most definitely not our last! Highly recommended

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vipShari
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we are in San Diego, Rosina's is a top choice for dinner. Food and service are always A+. Their Peach Burrata appetizer is to die for! So good you can order it for dessert!

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vipChuck
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Local gem with excellent Italian food, attentive service and pleasant atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Take out tonight. Same dish ordered. Nothing like it was 3 weeks ago which I was boasting about to friends to try Rosina's for takeout. I could tell by looking at the dish it wasn't the same. Oily appearance. Also this time, half the portion and so so salty, I couldn't finish the dish and had to cook something at home to fill my plate. Drank so much water and still feel thirsty. My husband wants to give it another try to support the times. So do I (?), but I'll need a refund to make my own meal at home afterwards if it happens again. We always always support local, but this was not acceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is authentic and fantastic!! Service is wonderful.

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kenh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the food as usual was very good and sitting outdoors was average and it is not the fault fo the restaurant but some plants and lights to make it nicer would go a long way

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JAJ77
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with great food. Neighborhood gem for sure. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at this restaurant a few times. The owner is a great man and alway accommodates what you like. I usually order Chioppino but they had removed it from their menus. The owner was kind enough to to ask the chef to cook one for me. Great food, great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobody in my family had interest in going to a new restaurant. After I forced them, they absolutely loved it! We will definitely be going there a lot!!

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vipSanDiegoReviewer
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding- the perfect spot for our Thursday evening dinner. Burrata and grilled peaches is "to die for", famous lasagne delectable, and pomodoro fresh and satisfying. You can't make a bad meal choice here!

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KarlE
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We love this place! Lasagna is a must!

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lovebirds
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As first-time diners my wife and I found the setting and wait staff at Rosina’s to be nothing short of outstanding. The penne arrabbiata I ordered was quite tasty but could have benefited with a smattering of grilled chicken or Italian sausage. My wife ordered lasagne which was also quite tasty but so rich she could only eat less of than half of the very generous portion (probably best if split between two diners).

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and place like as always:)!

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BrenZ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall best italian food 😍😍😍😍

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HenkO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food at an Italian family restaurant.

FAQs

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

Rosina's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 412 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.