The Red Door
TUESDAY 11:30am - 9pm
WEDNESDAY 11:30am - 9pm
THURSDAY 11:30am - 9pm
FRIDAY 11:30am - 10pm
SATURDAY 3pm - 10pm
SUNDAY 10am - 9pm
The scallops were overpriced for what the dish was. It was all well-cooked and the vegetables fresh, locally sourced and delicious but there was not enough flavor as a whole. The service was slow. It’s a beautiful restaurant.
Our first time back to the Red Door since the new chef-owner took over. We love the new menu. Had a hard time selecting which starter and entree' we would try first. The Butternut Squash & Brie was fabulous as was the Lamb Shank with Risotto. We will visit again when we are in the area.
Chef Luciano has brought the Red Door back to life with an exceptional Italian-inspired menu that features local seasonal delights and a fabulous wine list with more than a few surprises. The neighborhood has responded with enthusiasm so make a reservation!
Food is amazing! Service is fabulous. So glad they are now open on Monday!
Awesome experience, will be back very soon. Best beef Welly in town! Excellent starters, creative and delicious. Great main entres to choose from.
The Red Door was a favorite for many years and I was disappointed when the previous owners decided to sell, however now that I've been there several times under the new owner, I'm delighted that I have my favorite spot back. It does get noisy later in the evening, but I just go on the early side and it's fabulous. The chef/new owner (not sure if they are the same) greeted and chatted with everyone in the dining room which was very charming.
I treated my friend who just retired to lunch. We order 3 starters to share. Our favorite was the beets. We sat in a window seat with comfortable cushions. The noise level was perfect.
We lingered after lunch looking at pictures from her recent trip and we never felt rushed.
I can't wait to return.
This restaurant has gotten even better with its new chef/owner, Luciano Cibelli. I've brought several friends to this restaurant and they all have thanked me for introducing it to them. And some have already returned on their own. Good, fresh food, prepared wonderfully well, and substantial portions. The Red Door has a full bar and had my name brand vodka, as well as can make my cafe latte the way I like it. The restaurant is not large, which makes it more intimate and less noisy. Be sure to make a reservation.
Beautiful, Vibrant Addition to the San Diego Dining Scene. Luciano, the owner and chef has created the most delicious menu with elegantly arranged dishes that are ample but not overwhelming. His homemade pastas are to die for, such as pappardelle with slow cooked red wine ragu sauce and Orecchiette with
sausage, mushroom, pearl onions and brandy cream. The Beets and Burrata is not to be missed, and the Butternut Brie with persimmon, butternut squash, cranberries and walnuts is addictive. And if you really want to totally lose control, have the bread pudding with homemade toffee, caramel sauce and gelato for dessert.
It is a mixed crowd, but the later it gets the noisier it gets, so if you want to have a low voiced conversation, get there early. With food and service this good, the noise just didn't matter. Thanks for making Mission Hills your home, Luciano!
The chef was outstanding, truly exceptional! He dealt with a unique food allergy I had by making a special dish which was a combo of 2 menu items and it was delicious!!! This was much appreciated. Best restaurant food I’ve had in well over a year...
Luciano and his team do an amazing job. I appreciate how well they source their ingredients. It’s truly Farm to Table and you can taste it in each bite. Everything is very fresh, delicious and well presented. The vegetables are so flavorful and al dente how they’re supposed to be. The same applies to the variety of pasta dishes.
Tonight’s special, the mushroom soup, was very tasteful. The burrata from Italy paired with beets never disappoints. The Brussels sprouts with bacon are a must. The short ribs and the sea bass were an excellent choice. Our friends from FL were delighted with the Banana Cream Pie. We loved the Happy Frog Sauvignon Blanc.
To round up a pleasant evening I’d like to mention their very well trained staff. They make you feel welcomed. We’ll sure be back soon.
We were looking for a quiet place for date night and this place was amazing. Tuesday is half off bottles of wine and we enjoyed a bottle of Merlot. We will be back for sure!
I keep coming back there because the food and service are consistently good, depending on what one orders some of the food items border on 5 stars. Everything is offered at a reasonable price.
Great menu with numerous delicious offerings. Both the staff and food are outstanding!
The food was fantastic. As for service, our waiter brought the wrong wine but apologized for the error; then a busboy dropped a candle and spilled hot wax on my guests purse, slacks, blouse, basically everywhere. Frankly the tables are too small to have candles. Aside from that, all was nice.
Went here last week for a date night with my boyfriend. I ordered the seafood fettuccine and my boyfriend ordered the lamb shank. We also ordered the steamed mussels appetizer. All our food was delicious, and were portioned well. We loved the ambiance. It was very quiet when we went on a Sunday night, which was very romantic and relaxing. Our server Ryan, was professional and very friendly. We will definitely be returning in the future!
Great local gem.
Had a wonderful experience. Jacob was awesome! Will definitely be back!
The team always shines here! Sat in the restaurant with two good friends for a double-date night. Specials were cooked beautifully and rich in flavor. Never a disappointment!
The food was fantastic. We started with the egg & marrow... DELICIOUS. We did ask for extra toast, no problem. there was a great vinaigrette with our salad... just a little kick... SO GOOD. The beef wellington was perfectly cooked... and the pastry was crispy. The risotto had such depth. Highly recommend the peanut butter dessert. We will be coming again. Thanks, Kelsea.
Great food, great service. It’s a nice relaxing place to have a meal with the people you enjoy. The owner/chef makes his way to the tables between each phase of your eating (appetizer, entree, dessert) and checks to make sure you’re enjoying the food and see how you’re doing. It’s a cool experience. Would come back :)
We celebrated my son’s 9th birthday here. I am not going to write details, all I want to say - my son said that it was the best birthday he has ever had and from now on he wants his birthdays to be celebrated at The Red Door!
We are coming back for more music and great food tomorrow !!!
We had a wonderful time. Our waiter, David, does such a great job of making us feel welcome and making sure we had were happy. Prices were quite high but it didn't take away from our good time.
The food was outstanding, the service was exceptional, and the owner/chef introduced himself at the beginning, checked on us during our dinner, and thanked us for coming! A lovely neighborhood gem.
Chef Luciano Was gracious to come and introduce himself. He is Obviously passionate about food and making people happy. I’ll definitely be back very local scene
Red Door was a pleasant surprise. Chef and Ower Luciano was engaging with us and other guest. Beets and Burratta was amazing! Each of our dishes were fresh and flavorful. Will absolutely return for more.
It is now our Favorite Restaurant. Love all the great dishes, Beef Wellington, Mushroom Hodgepodge and the braised ribs. The sauces are terrific.
Went there before going to the Old Globe. Farm to table restaurant. Braised lamb was excellent. Good wine choices. Definitely will be going back.
Lucciano the owner and chef was absolutely INCREDIBLE. He provided an amazing dining experience - we turned the ordering over to him and he did not disappoint! Amazing dinner, wine selection... and he was SO personable. I felt like I was at his home in Italy! My boyfriend and I will definitely be back and it is our new favorite place in San Diego! Thanks Lucciano!! - Heather & Nathan
New management had the lights on bright and it took over an hour to get entrees
Service was terrible- food took forever and we had to keep asking for the basics- like bread, water and wine. Several plates arrived cold. We got shushed numerous times- the layout was not conducive to large groups.
The ambiance is great and the food was stellar!
We ate a LOT and it was all awesome. Highly recommend the cashew chicken wings, the kale Caesar and the peanut butter torte.
We were blessed to be beside a noisy table with a woman whose laugh was the equivalent to Woody Woodpecker on steroids, but not the Red Door’s fault.
We’d go back for sure - but probably ask for a different server. Nice but super inattentive given how long we were there.
Love going here and we are never disappointed. The farm to fork veggies, Brussels sprouts and pasta superb. The aged steak delicious. Everything is great.
Fresh pasta dish was very good! 4 cheese ravioli was delicious. Need Wellington was a little over cooked and you can have it made your was. Was on the medium-well to well done side. Was hoping for medium-rare to medium but wasnt given that option.
Went here on a Saturday night. The place was buzzing. The ambiance is great with small and large tables. The service is fantastic - right level of attention. The chef stopped by to talk to us about food. We had calamari with Kale for starters. We had Lamb Schank and Beef Wellington for main courses. The lamb was falling off the bone. The Wellington was OK, but not fantastic. We had Creme Brule for dessert and it was quite citrus flavored. Really nice meal overall.
We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a great dinner. Cocktails, appetizer, entrees, and dessert were all delicious and outstanding. Our server was attentive and patient and gave great recommendations. All pastas are made fresh in house and they use seasonal ingredients from local farms, which is always apparent in the food quality. Would definitely recommend for a celebration or just any dinner out.
I love this restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is fantastic and they go out of their way to please you. It is now my go to restaurant.
The food was delicious and the staff was fun, energetic and attentive! The Red Door was great for date night.
Food is wonderful. Always fresh and well prepared. Luciano always comes by to see how everything was. Love it.