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About Solare Ristorante Lounge
Voted Best Italian Restaurant and Best Chef (Accursio Lotà) for 2016 by San Diego Magazine! The setting, service, decor and ambiance in this historic Liberty Station location is like no other. Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team work hard to offer an amazing dining experience for you. We believe in the use of local fresh organic produce, natural meat and wild seafood and we are a "Sustainable Green Restaurant". Each dish is prepared from scratch with love and passion to satisfy our customer's heart and soul.
Housed in the filming location for Top Gun, Solare helps to sustain the historical landmarks of San Diego's NTC Promenade.
San Diego, CA 92106
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday/ 11:30am -4pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday/ 4:00pm - 10pm
Dinner only: Sunday/ 4:30pm - 10pm.
COOKING CLASS schedule on
CLOSED: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
$30 and under
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Live Jazz every Thursday Night at 8:30pm
PRIVATE ROOMS are available for up to 100 guests. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-270-9670 or vist our website for more information.
There is plenty of FREE parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We offer a full lounge and bar offering a deep selection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. Even our design and interior is rooted in organic elements, like teak for the customized furnishings, and natural wood floors & fabrics imported from Bali.
Solare Ristorante Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Waiter was nowhere to be found when needed, the maître d' who was also waiting on us (bringing the glasses of wine over) stunk of cigarettes, we were not wowed by the food (pasta was over-cooked, as was the pork shank). We planned for a pleasant evening out but the whole experience was over in a flash and suddenly we were home again having spent in excess of $140 for a rather forgettable evening.
I went with a group of friends for Happy Hour. Fair warning - only half the dining room does Happy Hour, so if you want it, request it! The small plates are VERY small (think 2 meatballs about the size of a ping pong ball for the Polpette). The food was good though and we had a fun time out on the patio.
Went for restaurant week, the selection was awful, and the food was tasteless, I've had better food in a cafeteria. The service was excellent but the restaurant was very noisy. I will not return for any restaurant week activity to any restaurant. I feel ripped off.
Excellent meal! Wonderful service. Pedro was exceptional and made sure everything was correct. The ambiance and decoration is beautiful and so elegant. A nice bonus Solare offers is a corkage fee to bring in a special bottle of wine. Really makes a dinner when the food is amazing. We will be going back again in April and May during our trips to San Diego.
We had a large party and Soloare accommodated is at short notice. I had the salmon which was excellent and others were quite happy with the pizzas and pastas they ordered. We were on the patio, however, indoor dining looks nice as well. Worth another visit.
One of our favorite restaurants, the food and service are always outstanding! Delighted to see they've made their lasagna with bolognese sauce a permanent listing on their menu. We celebrate our wedding anniversary there every year, as they did such a fabulous job hosting our wedding reception in their private dining room.
This is my second visit and I enjoyed the food and experience so much that I’m return next week! The smoked salmon fettuccine had a Smokey creamy balance that I just loved and my son enjoyed the classic sphagetti with meatballs. My husband had a different fish dish but ate it so fast I don’t recall what it was... but he loved it!
Have been to Solare many times and I have never been disappointed. This time we had a group of 12 and the service was superb. This is my go to restaurant for any occasion. The chefs menu is the best in San Diego, everything is fresh and you will not be disappointed.
Everything was excellent here from the atmosphere to the delicious salad, calamari and pasta dishes. Noise level is a little distracting. Loved our waiter, but can't remember his name. He has the best laugh! Reminded us of Robin Williams. Will definitely return and recommend.
quite possibly one of the most civilized lunches to be found in SD. thanx to chef Accursio Lota for training his kitchen staff to fill his shoes when he's not in house. swordfish special over lentils and artichokes was superb and perfectly prepared. Tommy would be proud. Kudos to excellent service by Taylor and much appreciation for allowing us to have an intimate family reunion in the private wine room.
The food was absolutely delicious, the service by Shana exemplary, and the atmosphere inviting. The lamb chop special of the day makes my mouth water just remembering it. The portion was generous. They were prepared to expertly. My husband’s bouillabaisse was equally well prepared. The other couple were pleased with their spinach raviolis. I can’t wait for the next visit.
We celebrated Christmas Eve at Solare . It was our first time and was a very enjoyable experience. We had a cocktail at the bar while waiting for our table. The team at the bar were great mixologists and made some tasty drinks neither of us had enjoyed before. Dinner was awesome from appetizer to desert. A wonderful experience. Looking forward to going back .
Let me start saying that at Solare I had the best "pasta" dish (it was gnocchi al pesto trapanese) since I moved to San Diego 7 years ago from Milano, Italy.
It was OUTSTANDING, the flavor the presentation, the size, really wow, congrats to chef Accursio.
The reason I don't give 5 stars is only because of the Pizza, which didn't make sense to me... if you do a great contemporary Italian restaurant (when it comes to food), why serving also pizza, especially if it's not done the right way? In Italy good restaurants used to serve pizza a decade ago, now they specialize in a type of cuisine and leave pizza to the good pizzerie.
Other than that, really amazing food, and perfect service!
Great wine list as well!
I'll be back for dinner and I recommend it to everyone
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