Try the fried calamari or the saffron rice balls filled with ground beef, peas and mozzarella cheese to start out your meal at Rovino. Choose from dinner entrées like the prosciutto and arugula flatbread or the pasta al sugo. Top off your Italian experience with a cup of specialty coffee and a dessert such as the tiramisu or the cannoli.
Pollo + Prosciutto Tortellini
Chicken stuffed tortellini, pesto cream, crispy prosciutto, Romano cheese, tomatoes, lemon zest
It was our second time at Rovino, the first just before the pandemic. We were happy to return and had an excellent meal. Well prepared, generous portions and friendly service. Musical entertainment was also very enjoyable and not too loud or intrusive. We would defiantly return again to Rovino when we’re next in San Diego.
Amazing server- they were very knowledgeable about gluten free. This place has so many gluten free options.. Delicious food!!
Good service, meals were well enjoyed. Excellent beet salad, salmon, scampi— at reasonable prices. Good wine selection. Can’t wait to return.
I think By far the best Italian Restaurant in Little Italy. No doubt. I have tried almost all of them and this place is very impressive with the authenticity. I have been in Italy and I can tell this place took me back in the time. Moreover, I really enjoyed the risotto with asparagus and mushrooms. (Hard to tell the original name)It was very rich and savory. I enjoyed the every bites I had. I also recommend roasted artichokes too. Lastly, the service was outstanding. I only wish their outdoor seating could be better because during your dining people are passing through near tables so better to seat inside or on the deck.
Went for the Wednesday evening music, and it was excellent. Love the indoor outdoor field. Would absolutely return. Had a delicious Sicilian wine, very well priced. Want to go back for wine night
Great food. Great menu selection.
Service was great but food is okay. Nothing too special. The ambience is great and the decor. It’s a small space.
Great food! We also forgot our CC and they mailed it to us!
We did family style. Our waiter recommended the best dishes for us. They had live music. It was absolutely a great experience.
Great charcuterie board! Tight quarters like all of little italy
Wonderful all around! Food was delicious and service was spot on! Highly recommend!!
The entrees took too long to come back and other then that it was amazing service
The BEST food. I repeat the BEST food. Every dish we’ve tried is better then the last and the service is awesome. Highly recommend Rovino for date night, girls night, family night, actually ANY night.
We enjoy our weekly Wednesday night dinners at RoVino and will continue to go. We love the food and the owner and the servers and all the staff. It's a great place to go. We have taken family and friends and will continue to do so and to recommend it to others.
We love this place. Friday was very crowded. Seems they added more tables so more noise & slower getting our dinner.
Rovino never fails! They have excellent service, excellent food and a fun vibe! We always find a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price! I highly recommend this perfect little gem!
Delicious food, great service!
The food is average or below average. The pricing is way high for what you get. The waiter was uneducated about the menu and had to keep going back to ask questions. There is no restroom in the restaurant and you have to walk down the sidewalk pass other restaurants into an alley to use the bathroom. That’s why they sent me and when I got there I realized it was a code for the door and they didn’t bother to give me the code so I had to walk back to get it. I would not recommend this restaurant
The food was good. Little $$. Wine selection great, apps great, pasta great, mushroom soup special bad. Our server Dominique was awesome.
We really enjoyed our dinner at RoVino. Anthony was so thoughtful and welcoming!
He even took a couple photos of our birthday celebration (5 of us). Thank you! Great wine list and a very nice menu which included a wonderful fresh fish of the day. The entire staff were attentive and on their game the entire evening. The lovely manager came by to check on us to make sure we were each happy with our menu choices. Also parking was easy...across the street there is a valet service which worked out nicely. We were glad the restaurant had told us about the valet prior to us coming. Thank you RoVino for a fun and delicious night out!
The food was delicious. I had the octopus starter and it was wonderfully tender with a nice romesco sauce. The outdoor ambiance they have created with their lovely table settings added to the experience
Excellent food and service! A must go!!!!
Sat on the patio. Noise from the place next door for a few minutes when we first arrived by was very pleasant the rest of the night. My wife say her shrimp was wonderful. I had lasagna (B-). Overall, very happy .
Very good food but a little pricey! Good place to hang out with friends but not for a romantic meal!
The service was great but our chicken was over cooked and dry. We wish they had more than wine and beer. There was a strong sewage odor in the outdoor area.
Our waiter was amazing and the food was delicious! Definitely will recommend to friends and family
The food here was excellent. The Chicken Tortellini is a must-have item. We also really liked the Arancini Balls. The restaurant was a little loud due to the live music. Also, our waiter lost track of our table so it took some time to get the next glass of wine and our check. However, it did not ruin the experience.
Excellent service! Food was delish. Outdoor patio was super nice with heaters. We will definitely return! 5 stars!
Not up to par with establishments on India St -both in dining experience and food quality. We did enjoy their Thirsty Thursday (B1G1) special!
We were visiting from out of town and just found this restaurant to be okay. I understand having to have outdoor dining but the table was wobbly and there was a bad smell. The server was friendly but slow. The food was decent, but not anything to make us come back again.
Great food, nice atmosphere and superior service
Best roasted chicken in San Diego! Great service. A little noisy but lively.
It was very nice ambiance. We sat outside on a beautiful Friday for 2. I was expecting a great Italian meal. I wanted to try this place after I searched online and read about it. The food was average. The octopus was hard as a rock with some red sauce that may have helped cover the fishy taste. They had excellent wine at fair prices. Tables are small outside and my friends things kept falling off. We ordered the Fish which came on a wood platter. The sauce that was on the fish was all over the board and our very small table. The fish was cooked perfectly. I just did care for the style that it was cooked. Must be an Italian way. My friends liked it. The cacio de Pepe was very good. I may go back for wine and pasta try out some of there pastas.
My OpenTable reservation was not received by the restaurant which caused seating issues and we were forced to sit out in the tent
Our server was wonderful, though and the food was very good as well
Great meal and great service.
Our experience at Rovino was very disappointing. We were seated 15-20 mins after our set reservation time. The food was bland and not worth the price. I ordered the lamb chops (medium) and they were tough. The service was awful and the waiter was clearly having a bad day. One guest of my party requested extra Alfredo sauce (because the dish was dry) three times and never received it. The waiter finally told her the kitchen was closed and she wouldn’t get it. He was obviously not sorry about dropping the ball and appeared to be so agitated we didn’t even feel comfortable speaking to a manger about it.
Service was alright, a bit slow. They sat us in front of a door that servers still used even with our chair literally right there, never saying “excuse me,” etc.
Loud, even with being outside
Food was decent, looked better than it tasted
Love Rovino! We will be back again and again. Great service and amazing food!
The service was trash, our waiter had other things on his mind, he was either ready to go home, had a cute girl blowing up his phone or probably hated his life. Either way the food took 45 mins to come out with no apologies, he didnt break down the menu so didn't know the branzino would have tomato sauce it, since the pictures I saw didn't have any red sauce.
It was an overall weird experience, and I have a decent amount of eating out experience as places on this same level but for $160+ juice was not worth the squeeze. Could of been me but service to value was trash.
The lamb was good I would go just for that.
Awesome food. Brussel sprouts to die for!! We can’t wait to go back.
Rovino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 269-9341.
Rovino is rated 4.6 stars by 602 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.