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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.

2820 Roosevelt Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

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
www.solarelounge.com





CLOSED: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Cross Street:
Roosevelt Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 270-9670

Website:
http://www.solarelounge.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Thursday Night at 8:30pm

Catering:
PRIVATE ROOMS are available for up to 100 guests. Please contact us at info@solarelounge.com or 619-270-9670 or vist our website for more information.

Parking Details:
There is plenty of FREE parking.

Executive Chef:
Accursio Lota

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us to learn more about our Cooking Classes and Team Building events. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!!!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

You will love this -- Valentine's Day dinner at Solare! Come enjoy an awesome experience.
Make your reservations now as we will sell out for our special dinner this evening. An awesome 4-course dinner designed by award winning Chef Accursio for $69/person. A rose for each couple!

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Private Dining

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Authentic (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved it all, but a bit too loud.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food, good atmosphere and good ambiance.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything was amazing. The staff was atuned to everyone. Food was unique and extremely tasty. The lemon gnocchi was amazing. Nice wine selection.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Solare and will return. It will become a favorite of ours.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this place! Great food and service. Francois is talented and entertaining- best waiter ever. The chef won the international pasta-making contest - need I say more?! Make a reservation today.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food! Our server had many tables to serve and was truly pushed. He did a commendable job. Our table (8) was underneath an air vent and the cold air made it uncomfortable during the meal. Overall, we’ll be back. Happy New Year!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great time. Seth was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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 .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The creativeness of their Chef (who just won the Barilla Pasta World Championship in Italy!) Accursio Lota is so delicious! He utilizes a lot of his mother's recipes and takes them to a new level. I guarantee you'll never be disappointed in any dish here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely perfect Italian cuisine that pampers your tastebuds! Every bite a delight!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We’ll be back in telling you!!!
Great service, everybody cares if you are having what you need and what you ordered.
Food is great in taste!
Very easy to get parking spot and a very cozy casual ambience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Not the best experience or food

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Great service. Pleasant waiter. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was fantastic, I came for my birthday and had Ana amazing time. The food was phenomenal and so was our server!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Went to Solaré to celebrate my husband’s birthday on a Tuesday night. They put the 5 of us at a table in the corner of the bar dining area, which did not have a very good atmosphere, even though there seemed to be plenty of other nice tables in the main dining room that were available. The waiter showed up, told us his name (Francois), and proceeded to disappear for quite a while, never having asked us if we’d like to order drinks. When he came back, he took out his pad and pen and said “are you ready to order?” We told him we wanted to order cocktails, and he almost seemed surprised by the idea. When he finally brought us our drinks, he once again asked “are you ready to order?” We said we wanted to start with appetizers, and once again, he seemed perplexed. He then AGAIN asked us to order dinner, as if he couldn’t wait for us to order, eat, and leave. All five of us ordered something different on the menu, and they were all VERY good, which was the only highlight of the evening. We spent almost $300 dollars for 5 of us to eat. Although the food was delicious, it was not worth the money for being stuck in the corner and having poor service and rudeness. A little bit of friendliness and personality goes a long way. We will NOT be returning to Solaré, nor will we recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love the chefs’ creative and delicious food and atmosphere of this place definitely great cibò Italiano

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing homemade pasta and fish. We were there as a family and they took great care of the kids too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The $5 plates at happy hour were great. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service, always there, perfect. Food was amazing and well presented. Atmosphere was wonderful and the fresh pasta amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The service was very poor and the food was just OK. Not worth the drive from North County to eat at this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lots of potential that unfortunately didn’t deliver on this occasion. The service was ok but food delivery was slow. Waiting staff were ok if not a little erratic at times forgetting cutlery, drinks and bread orders My wife had the fish stew which was very good and I had the Special Raviolini that turned up cold and for $27 was not a good value main course. I would have normally complained but the restaurant seemed short staffed to cope with the number of covers and so saw little point as I tend to just vote with my feet. We were looking forward to our dinner date as there is a lot of hype around Solare but it didn’t meet the price tag that we paid.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic food - fresh ingredients and very good service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Dinner was totally delightful. Tasty food, beautiful ambiance, good service. But we learned something VERY impressive...the chef competed with 14 others recently in Europe and won the title of best pasta chef (in the world!). I tried the traditional lasagna, and it was very good, but we both want to go back to try some more of his pasta. He was also just voted the best chef in San Diego in San Diego Magazine...A hidden gem here.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food, great location, good value... try theburrata, the pappardelle with ragu and anything with squash flower !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Another lovely meal. Great menu choices and the dishes we picked were delicious. This is a restaurant that we have visited many times in the past few years and they remain a favorite. Tonight we shared the Fritti Misti, the Eggplant Timbale and a weekly special house made macaroni with a four meat sauce. Excellent!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Solare. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was attentive. I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in SD.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always an enjoyable meal! We had quail, which was a special and it was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My borrowed and I came to Solare to celebrate our anniversary. After telling the hostess this, we were congratulated by the waiter, and he brought us a very delicious fruity drink to celebrate. The entire night was very enjoyable, good food, and very friendly service. The only think i would recommend would be some nice music to play while we ate. There could have been music playing while we were there but I don't remember hearing any. Either way, very good service and tasty food. Special thanks to Mark.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The pasta dishes, root ravioli and the lasagna, were excellent. The Caesar salad was a big disappointment even with added chicken had to go home and have a bowl of cereal because was still hungry.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fun environment, excellent service and awesome food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent menu full of creativity! Enjoyed our evening in Liberty Station at Solare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Been to Solare several times and am never disappointed. We both had the fish special - sea bass in a tomato sauce, encrusted with pistachios and olives on a bed of smashed potatos and spinach. Everything was perfectly cooked and flavorful. The waiter was professional and helpful. Definitely a great date-night venue.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Long story short, our party of 6 arrived on time but no food showed up at our table, not even bread, for nearly an hour, and only then because I kicked up a big fuss. We were told they were unexpectedly busy but there were many empty tables. They apologized and comped some appetizers, but overall it was a poor experience with Solare Ristorante Lounge. Why bother going out to a restaurant if you have to fight to be served.

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