The Red Door
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- 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
Seared tenderloin | mushroom duxelle | puff pastry | mushroom madeira | veggies
Braised lamb | butternut squash risotto | gremolata | port wine sauce
Mussels | calamari | scallops | shrimp | clams
The food is incredible and their outdoor space is very nice for not existing prior to covid. Great ambiance. Love supporting this place that is a gem of Mission Hills.
It’s always excellent!!
Wonderful dinner at Red Door. Very nice outdoor area with heaters. Food was delicious, service very good and manager engaging at each table. We will return.
Best service I e had in a long time!
We always love coming here for a delicious dinner. Chef Luciano always greets and welcomes us and his staff are all very professional. The food is always outstanding and we look forward to our next visit.
Started off with the M&M (Carlsbad mussels & marrow) for appetizers. The mussels are made to perfection and not too garlicy at all. For the marrow, it was beefy enough and gelatinous that it paired well with the egg and fried kale. Chef Luciano came out to check on our meal every step of the way and surprised us with a portion size of the truffle risotto to feed an army! Finished off the night with the chocolate Lava cake and it was choclatey, but light enough and not too sweet. Can't wait to come back and try everyhting else on the menu, especially the wellington!
Wonderful food and great service....can’t wait to go back again.
Great experience with very friendly service and excellent food!
Excellent dinner ! Best mussels I ever tasted . Everything was perfect. Service was great ! The Lobster raviolis amazing . The chef owner came by our table and to make sure we were happy with our meal. Then returned again when he found out it was my nephews birthday and sent him homemade truffles for a complimentary birthday desert with candle and beautifully presented !! I definitely will be back. I highly recommend this restaurant!
We always enjoy The Red Door. Since Luciano took over it has been our favorite local restaurant. We are doing all we can to support this business during these extremely difficult times. I would hate to see them go out of business due to this terrible pandemic. Please support them if you can. Even if we experience a new shutdown, we will be ordering for pick up. Thank you to Luciano and his entire staff the outstanding food, service and ambiance. We truly enjoy your space and the absolutely incredible food!
Some of the best customer service I've had at a restaurant. The BEST Beef Wellington in SD. Delicious, relaxed environment, friendly staff.
Fantastic food and service! I highly recommend this neighborhood gem of a restaurant!
Best Italian food in San Diego. Great service and amazing owner! Give it a try!
Amazing food and staff
Food was wonderful, owner is charming and passionate. Heat lamps outside were plenty warm on a chilly night.
PHENOMENAL food and delightful customer service. The chef/owner also came out and chatted with us for a few minutes. Try the flatbread! Unreal. We will definitely be back soon.
Pastas were excellent and the waiter was very attentive! It was our first time having lunch there as we usually do dinner. I enjoyed both menus!
Loved the ambience of the restaurant. From the set up to the decor, everything was perfectly arranged. The staff was amazing. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door, and were well taken care of throughout the entire evening. We were even graced with a visit from the chef. The food was amazing and the dishes were quite filling.
Great dinner - awesome atmosphere. Quiet and romantic.
Perfect evening. Luciano is the best. Beef Wellington was spectacular.
excellent neighborhood restaurant fir food, service, and ambiance
Great spot. Nice touch with having the chef come out to the table.
The Red Door is such a gem. It was the highlight of our vacation in San Diego. The owner/chef makes a point to visit every table and introduce himself and give insight into the menu if you have questions. We started our meal with the clams. Delicious. Dipping the foccacia bread in the broth was so good. We ordered the mushroom risotto and lobster ravioli. Both amazing. Great portion sizes, had plenty of leftovers. Amazing ambience. Perfect for a date night.
Maybe the best banana cream pie I've ever had. The burrata appetiamazing and the wellington was cooked perfectly. Chef made a table appearance, too! Overall great experience
Best restaurant in Sd!
The fresh made pasta is fantastic. I had the lobster ravioli with vodka sauce. It was amazing.
Sat outside due to Covid. Very attentive service. The "special" was recommended to portion was obnoxiously large and it was not discussed. The price was high but that was divulged.
It just seemed the portion could be more reasonable and therefore the price could have also been adjusted to more reasonable.
Mushroom truffle risotto
Excellent food and service
Thank you Chef Luciano and team
I just finished a real estate meeting and was in the nearby area. And, felt I deserved a good meal, last night. I ordered an Italian Chardonnay wine and the flatbread with homemade sausage. The flatbread they make at the Red Door is always delicious. I really enjoyed the meal and the great service.
It had been a while since we ate here (pre-covid) and during dinner, we wondered why. This place is a gem. Food is amazing, wine list is great and the ambience even during covid is wonderful. Cozy, comfy. Outdoor seating is available but we chose to sit inside and felt very safe, not exposed. We started with the white bean soup and house made burrata with beets...o.m.g. The soup was so delicious I got an order to go. My hubs had the short ribs/polenta and I had the daily catch of sea bass with root veggies. Portions were perfect and the flavors incredible. We will def not wait so long before our next visit. Thank you Chef!
Amazing food and staff
Great food. Reminded us of being in Italy vs eating Italian. Chef came out and introduced himself. Great overall.
My go to restaurant because I know I will never be disappointed. Each dish is incredibly flavorful. We started with the mussels, which were perfectly prepared and complimented by the rich broth and homemade focaccia. Our entrée was the ribeye – beyond words, probably the best ribeye I have ever had. It is clear the chef/owner only purchases the highest quality ingredients.
We booked a reservation on the fly— going through kitchen renovations and wanted warm food in a nice atmosphere. Red Door did not disappoint. Foremost, the restaurant is doing a great job at observing COVID precautions. Service was great— attentive but not hovering. The Chef kept making rounds— and certainly made us feel incredibly welcomed and special. We had the Brussels sprout appetizer, followed by the chicken and a plate of truffled risotto. Everything was exceptional. We splurged on dessert— spumoni and banana creme tart. Both were stupendous. We had plenty for leftovers. Truly a great dinner. Terrific neighborhood spot which is worth a drive.
Wonderful hallows eve night;)
We sat outside, curbside, with heaters so we were very comfortable, lots to look at being on the street. Our meal was excellent, I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts and the Kale Caesar w/naan-great twist on the classic! My husband had fresh catch with grilled vegetables and pesto and I had the Bolognese. Both were perfect. Definitely not your average Italian restaurant and our servers we’re wonderful !
Luciano is the Pavarotti of San Diego Italian Comfort food. Exceptional food in a quiet intimate setting in Mission Hills. Convenient to the airport. He is on premises and speaks with the diners. Very nice portions and great flavors. I had a 48 day in house dry aged ribeye with a side of pasta. Veal meatballs as an appetizer, and the farm to fork warm vegetable salad. All absolutely amazing. The chef was willing to create the pasta side at my request rather than a potato dish. Moderately priced wine list, excellent service, and superb food. A must.visit.
Great food & atmosphere. Owner walked around said hi created a cool experience.
Great food & great service. It was nice to speak to the owner to get some tips on our next visit. I recommend the Beef Wellington!
You can order delivery directly from The Red Door using the Order Online button. The Red Door also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 295-6000.
The Red Door is rated 4.9 stars by 1857 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.