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Seneca, San Diego, CA
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Seneca

$31 to $50
Italian
Roman trattorias are a timeless expression of simplicity. Immune to the lure of gastronomic experimentation and ego. In Rome, no chef can cook better than the mothers and grandmothers before them. Our goal is to merge the dogmatic approach of Roman cooking with the amazing abundance of ingredients available to us in San Diego. A True Roman Holiday In SD.

A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 118 times today

Why we love it

Alabaster statues and trickling fountains add a Roman holiday-like ambience to this rooftop trattoria. Enjoy lighter spins on Italian food like wood-fired prawns and pizza made with three-day fermented dough. Seneca lives on the 19th floor of the InterContinental, so your Roman feast comes with equally delicious Marina District views.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 877-8642
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For information on parties of 7-8 people please reach out to us at (619) 877-8642. For parties larger than 8 we offer private dining, please visit or website www.senecatrattoria.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    The InterContinental Hotel offers self-parking for $6 an hour as well as valet parking for $10 an hour. The entrance to the self-parking is on Bayfront Ct. We do not validate for parking.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Most Booked

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

3,560 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, service was great just didn’t expect it to be as loud as it was.

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  2. MichaelH

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff was pretentious, we had asked for a special table a month in advance for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and literally got the worst table . Had to wait a half an hour past our reservation time with only the explanation that the people at our table hadn’t left yet. I went to use the restroom and went in a “ membership “ area which wasn’t marked and was scolded like a child by a waiter who actually put his hands on me to show me where the restroom was. Our waitress was ok until I ordered a Coke instead of alcohol, she literally laughed at me. Food was descent but not worth any of the other stuff that happened. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone over the age of 30.

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  3. Sierra

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish our service was better. Our server hardly came to our table even though restaurant was not busy. And did not offer to chill our champagne.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress Janie or Jess can’t remember made our experience perfect

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there to celebrate my birthday, it was cloudy and windy but still an overall great ambiance and experience. Jade was our server and gave us great attention and was a gem!

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  6. Anamaria

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly the best thing about this place is the view and the vibes. We had a reservation at 8:30 and we weren't seated until almost 9, which set back the rest of our plans for the night. There's no waiting area so we were just standing there for 20+ minutes waiting to be called. The food was good but not great, we ordered The prawns and the eggplant appetizers and there was more bread than anything, eggplant was burnt, a side of brussel sprouts and they were burnt, we also ordered a Truffle potato pasta and it barely had flavor. The service was very nice but they took forever and would forget about us, didn't check in mid or later, I asked for the check and they forgot, we were waiting for a while and one of us had to get up and go ask them for the check again. I wouldn't come here if you have plans after.

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  7. Stevick

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was horrendous. 1.5 hour wait with a reservation.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for 8 that required a deposit with a credit card. When we arrived the hostess told us it would be s little wait. We were not seated until 30 minutes later.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time coming here and really want to like it. Unfortunately I have yet to be impressed by the food and the most recent visit the food was incredibly salty. Service was great at least! Probably will not return for a fourth time.

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  10. BreM

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Seneca is difficult to find for the first time but as you exit the elevator it's like you've stepped into a nighttime jungle. Very cool! Then you walk through a set of doors to be greeted by an awfully rude and elitist young hostess, maybe high school age. Our favorite night out is Thursday to check out restaurants we haven't been to in San Diego, this one was such a disappointment. The hostess and waitress were aloof and arrogant, immediately made us feel unwelcome, as if we were in the wrong place. It’s a trendy, good looking interior with amazing views that does not live up to its setting. The appearance at first sight is visually dynamic until you start looking closer and taking in the atmosphere of the staff, the interior is also worn. Not a great feel, in fact, we couldn't wait to leave. The drink pour was very small and the food it heavy and tasteless, quite generic with limited menu options. Just not what we were expecting from a place with a such a gorgeous view. Pizza was boring, pasta was FULL of butter and made us feel sick. Price was high but many may consider the view worth it. Service had a lot to be desired. I would not go back. It was a VERY disappointing experience.

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FAQs

Seneca is rated 4.5 stars by 3560 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 118 times today
Google Map for Seneca

901 Bayfront Ct, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    The InterContinental Hotel offers self-parking for $6 an hour as well as valet parking for $10 an hour. The entrance to the self-parking is on Bayfront Ct. We do not validate for parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 877-8642
  • Private party facilities
    For information on parties of 7-8 people please reach out to us at (619) 877-8642. For parties larger than 8 we offer private dining, please visit or website www.senecatrattoria.com.
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