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For 2
Thu, 2/22
7:00 PM
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Booked 14 times today

Solare Ristorante Lounge

870 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Pizzeria
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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.
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Phone number
(619) 270-9670
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Accursio Lota
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PRIVATE ROOMS are available for up to 100 guests. Please contact us at or 619-270-9670 or vist our website for more information.
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Cross street
Roosevelt Road
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Parking details
There is plenty of FREE parking.
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Live Jazz every Thursday Night at 8:30pm
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us to learn more about our Cooking Classes and Team Building events. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!!!
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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

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.

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What 870 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined a day ago

The lamb chops were excellent. All of the desserts were intriguing.

Buttercup13 (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Knowledgeable and nice waiter
Wide selection of dishes and wines but not overwhelming
Delicious home-made bread and pasta
Elegant settings and candlelight
Quick service

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very nice restaurant. Food was great. Liked the fact that every thing is cooked fresh. Only issue was the service as a little slow like refilling drinks and checking up on us.

viptenspeed (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Date Night. Best restaurant in San Diego. Incredible staff, crazy good virtuoso chef, friendly comfortable atmosphere, wine, cocktails, ...the total package. Get thee to Solare!

JamesW (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Had a wonderful meal, with excellent service and congenial staff.

ChristinaV (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We (2 couples) got together to catch up and have a wonderful meal & wine . We were all very happy with our food, the service, and the wine. The osso buco and pappardelle pasta were outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

sixth time in four weeks we have dined here-great food and service - i now feel at home there but I have to return to Chicago. Try it, you will like it.

vipBrendaD (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Not only was the food great but we got to meet the owner-Randy- and had a wonderful conversation with him about cooking classes held at the restaurant every other Saturday and some trips to Mexico that he hosts a few times a year.
Fabulous evening!!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

adeline (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had dinner reservations but they seated us in the bar. Food was OK, noise level was excessive, and service was solicitous but not efficient.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

DCGC (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Even though head chef wasn't there dishes were coming out that he could be VERY proud of!

vipsocalgirl (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great restaurant!!!! Food is delicious, service is friendly and professional and ambiance is wonderful!!

Parker2013 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We have enjoyed Solare on past visits to San Diego. This trip we were in town for 4 days and dined at Solare twice! It was a real pleasure - food and service were excellent.

LoCh (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food. I did not love the calamari though. The entree, drink, dessert and wine were great.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic food and service. We had the Restaurant Week menu and enjoyed risotto and scallops. Also, the pasta with saffron and lamb was delicious. Creative Italian crusine. Recommend for ambieance and relaxing dinner. We were not rushed! Enjoy!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Ordered pasta and the portion was not generous. It was good, but very limited menu due to restaurant week. Had I remembered it was that special week, would never have gone out. Hate what restaurants do during that time.