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Trattoria Don Pietro, San Diego, CA

Trattoria Don Pietro

4.2
4.2
467 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Thanks to Trattoria Don Pietro, there is finally something new and fresh happening in Old Town. After spending a lifetime of cooking Italian food and a few years in LA learning from the best restaurants in the industry, Pietro is finally ready to roll up his sleeves and show San Diego his take on traditional Italian cuisine with a trendy twist. Between our groundbreaking Italian menu, wisteria garden patio ambiance, and over-the-top cocktails, we stand alone as the most instagrammable restaurant in San Diego. Come stop by today and experience our delicate balance of tradition and trend.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Weeknight Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-7205

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Busalacchi

  • Private party facilities

    Trattoria Don Pietro is the perfect venue for all your private events. Our garden is a lovely private yet open setting for intimate gatherings. Corporate functions, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties, you name it, we're the spot for you!

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    San Diego Ave at Arista St.

  • Parking details

    Along with street parking, we provide convenient parking below-ground with the entrance mid-block on Conde Street.

  • Public transit

    Old Town Transit Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 467 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty dishes & lovely decor. Music was extremely loud (inside) but other than that, we enjoyed dinning here.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got a great service celebrating two birthdays.
  3. C

    Carlo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The food was really really bad! For sure not Italian or Sicilian. The Pizza probably was a bad quality frozen pizza.
  4. SM

    SoniaM

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new favorite! ❤️❤️❤️
  5. F

    Foodie

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The arancini was amazing, as was the feta & corn salad. The gnocci was pretty disappointing with bits of sausage in it & the chicken parm was nothing special. Music was blasting as if it were a lounge, most of the staff was actually sitting and drinking at the bar, which seemed weird. When we asked to sit outside the hostess told us we were better off inside due to cockroaches. Jesus, our server, was amazing. Decor also amazing. Probably would not go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Don Prieto is one of my favorite places to go and decided to take my sisters on a girls night out. I talked to them about how amazing the food was and the drinks are to die for. We ordered a few appetizers, garlic bread, calamari and Brussels sprouts and had no complains. As our main dish we ordered the Margherita Pizza, Ravioli and added shrimp to plate and also the spaghetti. We received our dishes and both the pasta and ravioli where super dry, had to ask for additional sauce. The flavors were just so bland, nothing exciting about the plates including the pizza. Very DISAPPOINTING, specially after all the hype.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The music was too loud. The gnocchi was delicious, as recommended by our server. We also appreciated the value on their wine list.
  8. r

    robertof

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fancy place. The food is good.
  9. M

    Modown

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Had reservations at 6:30 pm. No server until 6:50 pm. It was not crowded at all. Appetizer on menu said 4 meatballs -only came with 3. My order was incorrect.
  10. K

    Karina

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Pésimo servicio las mesas están sucias 🤮 y tardaron 2 horas en llevar la comida .
  11. B

    Brenning1205

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Love the music
  12. CJ

    CarolyneJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Very loud music. When we requested the volume be lowered we were refused. I Iived inSigonella for one year the food and the ambiance didn’t remotely resemble the Italy I fondly remembered we won’t be returning
  13. EP

    EmilyPG

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ravioli was light and savory. The El Guapo pizza was excellent and I used the pizza crust to soak up the remaining ravioli sauce. Not a drop was left on my plate! We shared some of the leftover pizza with a friend and now she can’t wait to go there herself! The service we received was fantastic!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Our reso was for 7:15, we were greeted pretty quickly by a gentleman offering water and we didn’t see our server for about 15 minutes to order drinks… we ordered the “hot girl summer” and “mi Corozon” along with two shots. About 5 minutes later a food runner tried to give us meatballs, which looked really yummy!!!! But we didn’t order food yet? I told him this and then the server came by asking why we sent them back, I told him we didn’t order those? Our drinks then show up probably another 15 min later and it’s two hot girl summers and two shots… again not what we ordered. So when he finally comes to take our dinner order another 20 minutes later, I told him that they brought the wrong drink. I’m now understanding he misheard our order (meatballs instead of mi corozon) because the music is INSANELY loud. It’s literally a club even outside, but he does nothing to remedy the situation. Thankfully my friend wasn’t too picky and drank the drink she did not order… so we finally order our food it has been almost an hour we have been there at this point. I will say it was worth the wait, it was delicious. Absolutely loved my pesto pasta and garlic bread. All in all it was worth the try but I’m bummed, being a server myself, I was very disappointed in the service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good, just feedback on the music level. If it could be toned down just a bit so people can converse with their significant other 😉. Other than that it was a lovely experience.
  16. TC

    ToniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our drinks, appetizers and main course were delicious. Service was awesome and the atmosphere was very energetic and the sights are intagrammable. Our only complaint was that the bread pudding was a bit over cooked.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Trattoria Don Pietro on Yelp for a cute and fun work dinner. I made reservations online since we were a group of 7. It was super easy using the open table app to make this reservation. Once we arrived, we were seated at our table outside. The restaurant is soooo cute! The bold colors and the soft floral touches are Instagram worthy. I had the opportunity to use the bathroom and the same cuteness extends into the restaurant too. Our group started off with multiple appetizers and 120 ounces of Sangria. To start, we enjoyed the octopus, calamari, Brussels sprouts, arracinhi, and the shrimp. The flavors were on point! For dinner, I ordered the gnocchi and tried some of my coworkers food including the short ribs. Everything was amazing. The food was soooo good. On top of the amazing food, our waiter, Vito, was the best. Seriously, Vito gets best server of the year award. He was beyond great. He checked on us frequently, but it wasn't overbearing. You can tell he was knew the sweet spot and how to support his customer. I can't stop singing his praises. I recommend this place on so many levels, but the service alone will always have me back! Thank you, Vito and Trattoria Don Pietro!
  18. BS

    BrittanyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, atmosphere, drinks - espresso martini is to die for. Can’t wait to come back again!
  19. KS

    KristinS

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Brought my mother here for her birthday and left a little disappointed. The restaurant itself was beautiful but food was not worth the price in my opinion. A lot of it came cold and the steak my mother ordered was fully burnt one side. We would’ve informed our waiter but not once did he come to check on us, so all of us decided we waited so long we were better off just dealing with what we were given and moving on. I understand that the place was busy but at the end of the day we were charged for a luxury meal that we felt was mediocre at best.
  20. S

    Sarahi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really cute fun place to go with your family or significant other
  21. F

    Francis

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went for my wife's birthday, overall one of the best experience I had at a restaurant. The food was perfect!, the drinks even better. Our sever was very helpful and nice. Bill was about $160 for 2 they did give us a free dessert with a sparkling candle that was very cool of them. Will definitely go back. We went on a Monday.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Slow service, over priced, meals were inconsistent in quality and I had to be sent back for being served Ice cold (and then microwaved and ruined). Several tables couldn’t get their drinks, food or even water served consistently. Waited over 30 min to order, over 20 min to get water bottles for table (which were charged at $10 each), and we were only 5 people. Overall it took 2 hours to have a 1 hour meal, couldn’t order desert because we didn’t want to take another 30-40 min to get it. Manager asked every table around us how their meal was going, for which they complained about not getting all their items, but didn’t bother asking us. Avoid, many other places to go for less money and better food. Also valet wanted $12 for parking and tried to take legitimate street parking away to put their signs directing people to the valet stand, unacceptable! There’s $300 for pizza and pasta we’ll never get back!
  23. CA

    CairoA

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Had a reservation around 8:15pm and did not get our food till about 10:00pm. Ambiance and look was great but food and service was not good - don’t think I will be going back.
  24. C

    Cydney

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    That we were seated next to a boisterous birthday party of 12 people did not help (and we were there first so the hostess should have known better and seated us elsewhere). In spite of having reservations and being there on time, our table was not ready and we had to wait. We were never asked if we wanted indoors or outdoors. (We were seated outdoors) Our waiter tried hard but the food service took a really long time as did our drinks from the bar. Our waiter kept apologizing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was raining but because our party was large they sat us outside under their random pop-up tents next to the street where all the cars were driving by. Every thing else was good but more on the pricey side. I was just disappointed at sitting outside in the rain.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great experience!! Everyone’s meals were great and the drink choices all sounded amazing. While I decided on the lobster ravioli I’m anxious to go back and try other options that looked delicious.
  27. JE

    JenniferE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & cocktails! Loved the vibe & good service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance food was 10/10. Sat in outdoor area on the sidewalk and there was a lot of foot traffic.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    There was only one server. He was so busy. Our drinks would arrive late. His service was poor. Saw him drop a different table’s drinks. Pizza was burnt, but other food was good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Margarita Pizza is classic italian, bit here was like thick french bread with tomato paste smeared on it, then burnt. Looked nice on plate but tasted Pretty bad
  31. J

    John

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were great. But it was extremely warm in the restaurant. I will not go back just because how warm it was, it ruined the experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday apps and drinks
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  34. L

    oguL1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, perfect for a romantic date or an anniversary.
  35. c

    ciascunoilsuo

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Patio tables are nice, quiet outside. Service was great for a busy Friday night. Portions are just right. The Campanelle and Bolognese were our main courses. It was a good Italian option outside of Little Italy.
  36. AB

    AlexB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The Campanelle pasta had an rich and creamy pesto sauce I really enjoyed. It was also fun to see the colorful cocktails with very creative names. I have to say the service was disappointing. The waiter could not remember my order, forgot to bring me a wine glass for my wine and once brought us double the number of drinks we ordered. Now that is not necessarily a bad thing but to me it shows a staff that is unorganized.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good lasagna.
  38. AP

    ArcherPiquette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such delicious and unique Italian cuisine! We enjoyed the lobster ravioli, brussels sprouts, garlic bread, and cocktails before heading over to a show at the Cygnet theater. The food was amazing and service was attentive and fast.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor communication. Drinks come after dinner. And messed up order pretty badly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Good and drinks were delicious. John Cena was also dining here!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Trattoria Don Pietro is rated 4.2 stars by 467 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Trattoria Don Pietro

2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Diego Ave at Arista St.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Weeknight Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Along with street parking, we provide convenient parking below-ground with the entrance mid-block on Conde Street.

  • Public transit

    Old Town Transit Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Busalacchi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-7205

  • Private party facilities

    Trattoria Don Pietro is the perfect venue for all your private events. Our garden is a lovely private yet open setting for intimate gatherings. Corporate functions, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties, you name it, we're the spot for you!

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