Trattoria Don Pietro

4.7
112 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With a menu of Sicilian specialties made from locally sourced, organic and sustainable products, expect to find only the highest quality Italian imported goods at Trattoria Don Pietro. The restaurant encompasses an open kitchen, a ten seat bar with a television featuring Serie A as well as outdoor patio seating.


Trattoria Don Pietro offers an array of house-made pasta dishes native to Sicily and shareable authentic Sicilian street food appetizers such as Sfincione, a rich and tasty Sicilian style pizza. Trattoria Don Pietro offers an assortment of Vegan and Gluten Free options alongside our regular menu. Brunch and Sicilian-Style Taco Tuesdays to come soon after our grand opening.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 112 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was an excellent server!!! We wanted to try everything but he was able to help us narrow down some amazing choices. We can’t thank you enough Tim!

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CraigM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the meatballs, very tasty, could only eat one, enough for lunch the next day. The ambiance is great, sat outside, nice patio. The staff is great, really take care of you. Will be back.

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vipELENA
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. A great addition
to Old Town. Valet parking on Friday & Saturday.

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Happy
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing and we had great service! We loved the music but it was a little loud when trying to chat at dinner. That’s the only thing I would change!

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katherined
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. I'll be glad when dining is back indoors.

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AudreyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this gem. We ended up going two nights in a row

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vipLeonoreS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Trattoria Don Pietro for it's delicious and authentic Sicilian food, and the fantastic service and servers, hostess, bussers, food runners. They are all so friendly and they are like family to each other and to us as well. The owners are fantastic and always looking out for their customers and staff. We go there every Sunday evening and love the place!

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CMWatts423
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service! Loved it! I also really loved the effort put in for my birthday. Will definitely be back!

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vipShell
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service and food at Don Pietro are superb. We had the brussels sprouts and the beet salad appetizers. Each was well prepared and seasoned well.

Our pasta entrees of penne in pistachio cream and tortellini with pesto were perfectly prepared. The pasta was fresh and the sauces were creamy and delicious. The salmon was also quite delicious.

The music is good, though it is played really, really loud, and it was difficult to hear conversation with others at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious. The service provided was one of the best I’ve ever experienced at a restaurant. Definitely will be going back!

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vipRockHud
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time Superb Location We Will Definitely Be Back Food And Service Is Phenomenal

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EmilyPG
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is energetic and the food, beyond fantastic!! Try the bread pudding...even if you think you don’t like bread pudding, you’ll LOVE this one.

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Lynnie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a vibe and is the perfect place to enjoy yourself and have an amazing meal.

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A000S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty! Great new

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CassieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, services and atmosphere! Sangria was delicious too. Will definitely return soon.

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EmilyPG
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was FANTASTIC!! Fried calamari had the perfect amount of crunch, the arancini was devoured, the fig ravioli, seafood linguini, and rib eye...gone in a flash! We wiped our plates clean! We topped off our meal with a bread pudding which three of us split. Won’t do that again....we’re each going to get our own! We’re looking forward to going back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional! Best lasagna I’ve ever eaten! Deserts were spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Pork Chop is spectacular!

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LorenaS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our anniversary and it was awesome 👌thz u will be back!!

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ConnieS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Terrific experience!

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SarahM
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing about this place is Italian. Lox is not the same as salmon carpaccio. If you ask for parmesan they give you a to-go plastic cup... even though you are dining there. The sauce in my pasta was congealing by the time it got to me. Loud club music. It feels like it’s run by a group of kids. The food was overpriced and below average. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with our waiter, He gave good recommendations to the wine and food. I would definitely go again!!

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vipNicoleR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the outdoor patio table with built in heaters. Great sea bass and yummy salads!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipSlacker61
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent.

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vipMollyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peeps here could not have been any more accommodating! Food, music, atmosphere was spot on! Can’t wait to go back!

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NETOGM
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Authentic italian dishes, paired with friendly service on a great street... value all the way.. lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary was well spent having dinner there. The server treated us so special and the food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. Excited for them to get their liquor license. The service and care is always top notch!

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MyrnaC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Trattoria Don Pietro is delicious. The first time I went I had a short rib with risotto, absolutely scrumptious. I visited again and did not see it on the menu, I was a little disappointed but decided to ask our waiter if they had it, they did!! They did not disappoint, cooked perfectly and served over their delicious risotto. I will certainly visit again. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Kudos to the chef and the entire staff.

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MelinaG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was beyond sweet and their Sangria was one of the best I’ve had.

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ChrisK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious - we all tried something different on the menu to get a taste of the various dishes. The owner came out to great our table - what great service, we will definitely be back!

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JulieM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day, so very busy for the restaurant industry. On top of that, restaurants had just opened in California due to Covid restrictions. We were visiting at the last minute from Nevada, and so we could not get a reservation at any restaurant that we were familiar with. We finally got one at Don Pietro ‘s. I had never heard of it before, but we took a chance and we were so glad we did! We were sat promptly, in the section that we had requested. Nice! Service was outstanding. Very prompt and courteous. The owner even came over to our table and asked if everything was OK, and we had a lovely conversation with him.
And the food (which is what you come here for, right?) the food was just wonderful! The sea bass was the best I have ever had, and I have eaten a lot of seafood in my life. The braised short ribs were divine, as was the lobster ravioli. Cocktails and desserts were also outstanding. The only drawback our party could even think of was that there was no kind of bread served with the meals. Maybe we overlooked some we could have ordered? Anyway, our party agreed we will come back here and eat the next time we are in the San Diego area. It was really, really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining and customer service by far!

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HannahW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day. The food was so good, we had the arugula and buratta salad. For dinner I had the pistachio cream sauce spaghetti, 10/10. It’s a vibey atmosphere! I really enjoyed it.

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JimB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Besides running out of soop At 6:00 p.m. On Valentine's Day we were served burned aranchini. We also ordered some gin specialty drink only to find out ther was no gin as they only have a beet and wine lisence. Then our wedge salad we asked to split arrived unsplit and with ni dressing. 20 minutes later we finialy see our waiter and ask for a side of blue cheese dressing and he replies we dont have blue cheese dressing. Of course he was mistaken. Well that was it we opted not to order a main course and will not be back. Busalacci's you should be ashamed

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MoniqueK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We booked reservations for the patio for date night. We arrived 10 minutes early and waited around 25 minutes to be sat although there were plenty of open tables. When we addressed it with the hostess she very rudely sat us inside next to the kitchen. There were no other tables in use inside, we were the only ones inside and the ambience just didn't feel right. We asked if we could sit outside instead and the hostess very rudely moved us extremely close to another couple when there were plenty of other open tables. The other couple and ourselves were put off about this. We ended up having our food packed to go and went and ate at a different restaurant. I feel they may have had good food but their service was just horrible.

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ZamanH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don't want to get me started about the F** service at this place ...No I'm just kidding. The service was great and the waiter always came back to check if we needed anything else even though it was busy. The food oh man the food was delicious and the bread pudding. Try the bread pudding just do it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was cold, took forever, wine tasted like it was spoiled.

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MrsHKain
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Fast to seat us slow to wait on us. Waiter seemed new. Music so loud he couldn’t hear us and vise versa. Portions small for price. Calamari was lacking & Wedge salad fed 2. Had to ask for salad plates. Pesto Tortellini was great. Small enough portion to clear the plate. Gnocchi was good. Not great. Pasta and short rib sauce was tasty tho. Had to ask 3x for bread with pasta (never received) and 2x for check. Finally walked up to counter to pay. Never was offered dessert menu which we would have ordered for my birthday. It was a busy Valentine weekend so will give them that however there should be runners for water & drink service and more table checks for the customer service aspect. I would possibly try again on a non busy weekend. Venue was super cool and vibe was great however service was off.

FAQs

Trattoria Don Pietro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 255-7205.

Trattoria Don Pietro is rated 4.7 stars by 112 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.