Solare Ristorante Lounge
Housed in the filming location for Top Gun, Solare helps to sustain the historical landmarks of San Diego's NTC Promenade.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Lasagna Tradizionale al Pepe Nero
House-made lasagna baked and crispy, slow braised Bolognese sauce, house-made béchamel, and a Grana Padano fondue
Ravioli di Ricotta e Spinaci
Hand-crafted ravioli, filled with spinach and ricotta, Grana Padano, butter and sage sauce, and shave Grana Padano
Delicious food and great ambiance. The owner is wonderful. Pricing is on the high side and if you’re in a hurry, this isn’t the place for you.
Food was good and plentiful, service reasonably attentive. I was disappointed that a dish I had seen on the menu online and planned to order was not being offered last night. Planes roaring overhead—we sat outside—were noisy and distracting. Next time we will sit inside.
We had a great Father's Day dinner. Wonderful seasonal salad (beet, it was beautiful and delicious) and our pasta and salmon entrees were delicious. They also have a terrific dessert menu and great choices for beverages. We ate outside which was really nice. Great evening!
Great food and service. Will definitely come back.
Best Italian food in San Diego! Totally recommend!
We came to Solare for Father’s Day brunch this year and had a fantastic meal. The brunch menu was great, we especially enjoyed the breakfast pizza. The entire meal was great, as everyone enjoyed the restaurants signature seafood appetizer, their entrees and the 2 desserts we tried (orange panna cota and pistachio creme brulee). Only one down part was it took quite a while for our entrees to come out after the appetizer and first round of drinks. But luckily we were not in a rush, so overall it was a fantastic meal and experience and I would be back and/or recommend to friends.
Excellent dishes as always. Seth is an excellent waiter who knows the dishes and his wines.
The food was amazing and we had great service. The restaurant was beautiful. A wonderful dinner.
Never disappoints, food, service, value and wine list.
This restaurant was a great place to go. The food was delicious and well portioned. The service was also very good. The only bother we’re the jets over our head but that is not the restaurant’s fault. I would recommend it for sure.
Food was awesome. We enjoyed getting out
Solare always has great food. Our server was a beginner. She tried really hard. We helped her with some tips on wine service and timing. She was really trying, and I think she will do well.
This seems to be a situation with most restaurants. Skilled servers are scarce.
Beautiful restaurant, good service. But both of our meals were below average. Fish was over cooked but great sides and sauce, and the pasta texture wasn’t good but the sauce was also great.
Good food and service. Owner, Randy and sommelier stopped by table several times.
A creative menu but on the pricey side for Italian food. Noise level is high when jets take off from SAN.
Did not get service for 20mins. No waters, nothing.
Excellent evening and dinner and we enjoyed interacting with Solaré’s owner
We had a delicious dinner with great service and ambiance. LOVED IT!!!
Good food and very accommodating staff. Nice outdoor patio.
Excellent food. Great portion size.
First time at this restaurant. I typically don’t go to Italian restaurants but the food here is outstanding. The calamari is so good, not oily but light and crispy. It’s not traditional in the sense that it also comes with jumbo shrimps, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The dipping sauce for the calamari is unique and flavorful. Focaccia bread is soft and moist, so fresh. More importantly I came for the fresh pasta dishes. From the lasagna; and eggplant parmigiana to the ravioli’s the freshness is evident with each bite. I will definitely be back.
Food was timely and tasted wonderful. There could have been a touch more lighting but all in all a great experience
We've been to this restaurant about 6 or more times in the last year. Thoroughly enjoy the food and their wine pairing dinners. The scallops with truffle risotto and eggplant parmigiana entrees are my faves. Randy, the manager, is very visible and personable. The noise level outside can be a bit loud due to the planes flying over and our table on this last visit was right behind the check in podium, which was distracting at times. We will continue to dine here though.
Great Ambiance and Fantastic Food in Liberty Station!
Our favorite Italian restaurant
Great wine list
I was raised in a town with mostly Italian people back East and have been to many places in Italy. Dining at Solare on Saturday was the most delightful experience I've had in a very long time. I will remember this meal as being among my top 10 favorites (and that is high praise).
My friend and I both enjoyed everything about your restaurant: food, staff, ambience and all things in between.
The (Eggplant) La Parmigiana was as light as a cloud enfolding flavor as heavy as the Earth; truly out of this world. The Ravioli di Ricotta e Spinaci was so delicate and was loaded with a burst of heaven in each bite.
And the Calamari appetizer was more than special, it was prepared EXACTLY as it should be, but so very often is not. Bites of the octopus were so tender it practically melted in my mouth and the side vegetables were a wonderful surprise.
Thank you for making my friend's birthday celebration a special occasion by just being who and what you are: a very special Italian Ristorante.
Would I recommend Solare; heck yes and already have to about 20 people in 2 days!
Wonderful as always -- the food, wine and service. And LOVED being in that little wine room!
Solare Ristorantes' ambiance and menu options were fine, however, the service definitely needs improvement. Our server was neither friendly or attentive simply nonchalant. Maybe it was just an off night or is this Solare SOP?
The food was AWESOME!!! It was our first time there and we are most definitely returning this coming Saturday. The service was great and the ambiance was very nice. I highly recommend this great restaurant!!!
We had a date night and everything was delicious! 10/10 with the food. The pistachio creme brulee was amazing :)
Very good service and food! Definitely recommend for a fancy night out
We went for our anniversary and it was the first time in a long we had a really excellent meal. The service was perfect, attentive but not hovering. Lovely arugula and pear salad. The special,was beef cheeks and they were absolutely delicious. It was overall a lovely evening.
We had a wonderful dinner last night... wonderful wine pairings, wonderful food (I had salmon, my husband a terrific pasta), great service. We were in outdoor seating at the front of the restaurant. Very comfortable and enjoyable in every way. I will mention that my pistachio creme brulee was delicious, especially with the wonderful dessert wine selected by the sommelier. Perfect! Highly recommend.
As always the food is consistently good. Service was great even though they were slammed and shortstaffed. I rarely go out for Italian food but this is a standup restaurant in my opinion
It was great. Our table was not the best (right by the bar and quite a lot of foot traffic so not ideal for some relaxed conversation) but it was good. They are really short staffed and I heard about it from some of the staff (really didn’t need to but I understand and I’m glad to support a local business hiring local. Our bartender was also our server so he had his hands full. Still his effort was noted. ). The wine selection and our pairing was excellent and the food was amazing. Really great place. Def will be back.
Pasta was fresh freshly house made and superb!! All of us (5) were pleased with our meals.
Our server and her assistants were terrific. The set-up was done well for spacing and masking.
Solare Ristorante Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 270-9670.
Solare Ristorante Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1512 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.