RoVino The Foodery

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian

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Italian Market + Restaurant in San Diego's East Village

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Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from Lucas.

JP
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fub venue!

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IM
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Don't miss the pizzas - crust is light, crispy and perfect. The pesto was one of the best I've ever had, and I've had/made many through the years. Service was attentive, friendly and made the evening a truly memorable one. Will be back, and often!

GL
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bring back the bread! Chips just go with the Italian theme

ES
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Much better than it looks. The food, service and selections are excellent. Portions are generous. Decent wine list. Prices are quite reasonable. Definitely recommended.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Arancini, pasta dishes and pastries are terrific. Prices are reasonable by San Diego standards. The staff is friendly and helpful. Come with a good appetite since the entrees are large.

NC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Always great:)

E
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian food just like Mama makes. Cool atmosphere and vibe.

DB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very weird restaurant setup. My wife ordered tea and the waiter had to order it from the market area. The tea took forever since there was a line to purchase things in the market. When it arrived it was in a paper cup.

We asked what they had for deserts we were told to get up and go to the market to see what we wanted and then come back and tell the waiter what we wanted, who then went back to the market area to order it.

Food was just okay and prices were quite high ($10 for just a standard beer). After dinner went to get some things from the market and ordered (2) cappuccino’s. Worst cappuccinos we ever had (like the gentlemen did not have a clue how to make the drink).

We will not go back.

D
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was excited to try this restaurant after dining at RoVino in Little Italy, but I was definitely disappointed. The ambiance was not quaint and Italian as I had expected. The food was just okay, the only highlight was the meatballs. I was really looking forward to eating there. The pizza was more like a flat bread. The pasta was just okay. I do not plan to go again.

KM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY in love with everything at RoVino The Foodery. Dominic was our server, who made excellent recommendations and provided outstanding service. We tried a variety of dishes, all of which I would have again. We over-ordered just a bit so leftovers were enjoyed the next day. Sometimes that is the real test of a restaurant and each small bite was delicious again. Particularly loved the pasta--homemade, melt in your mouth. The gnocchi is the best I've had in a very long time. The pizza, even the next day was perfectly delicious. Ossobuco, well order it and love it! The chef whipped up a shrimp appetizer for one of our guests on the spot. The desserts are a feast for the eye and we couldn't resist them either. I never take the time to review a restaurant but I am so glad to give my shout out for a job well done, top to finish.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is really nice place to eat. The only criticism is that the rissotto was a little over cooked.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the atmosphere is just as good.
Musician had an amazing voice as well.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant and attached market that has a great selection of gourmet foods & take out options. A must visit.

J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Wine list pricing is strange - the bottle is sold at one price and then they add a $15 corkage fee. Realistically this is a poor approach. They should price the bottle at the full cost they want rather than treat it like a package good (people dont like add on costs). I doubt anyone goes to a ‘restaurant’ and orders a bottle to take home unopened!! If they change that policy, they would be better off. The restaurant does not have ambiance - lighting is similar to Ralphs Grocery Store. They should dim the lights or maybe change them to reflect the restaurant use. But food and service are great and i would recommend the restaurant.

PJ
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, Love, Love this new neighborhood gem! We will be back!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is incredible. The wine selection is fantastic and I really enjoyed the ambiance here. Everything about this place is perfection, and I cannot wait to come back!

PJ
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! This is our 3rd time going in the short time they have been open :) The meatballs are to die for and the vodka sauce is delicious. Gelato and desserts are a perfect end to the meal!

M
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just wonderful and we had such a good time.

l
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a last minute, large group (15) for a business dinner. We wanted to be in the Gas Lamp so our choices were limited. I was a little worried about the ambiance considering the market but it was great! We had very personalized service and our waiter could not have been more accommodating. It is a great mix of casual, unique, creative and high quality. Food menu is somewhat limited but everything we ordered was wonderful.

E
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom and his associates got all three things just right.

Tasty, tasty and tasty! Please try the arancini appetizer. It you like or don’t like farrow salad - you will love this well executed and yes, tasty farrow salad. Short rib bucatini to die for. Deserts? No one make a cannoli like these wonderful people. Don’t miss cruising his well stocked and reasonably priced deli and yummy food store. Please enjoy. Thank you for sharing.

VP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! So authentic! Atmosphere was fun and exciting! Definitely will go again!

A
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is very customer centric, everyone is trying really hard. Very generous portions. Memu consists of some appetizers, salads, pizza and pasta.