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Cori Pastificio Trattoria, San Diego, CA

Cori Pastificio Trattoria

4.7
4.7
131 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Acclaimed Sicilian Chef Accursio Lota serves up authentic cuisine in a cozy 60's-style Italian trattoria. Voted San Diego's Best Chef five years in a row, and Barilla’s World Pasta Champion, at Cori Trattoria Chef Lota serves up beautifully bold dishes like Agnolotti with Spring Peas and Beef Bone Marrow, and an unbelievably rich Vegan Parmigiana di Melanzane. The menu melds the flavors of Sicily and Italy with the best of fresh, locally-sourced Southern California ingredients, and is matched by a curated wine list and cocktail program that include indigenous, bio-dynamic varietals from all Italy.

The current Spring menu features dishes like Agnolotti with Spring Peas, fava bean, and beef bone marrow, and Cacio e Pepe with sustainably-sourced Petrovich caviar.

Enjoy full-service table seating, grab a place at the marble-topped bar, from which you can watch all the action of your meal being prepared in the open kitchen or just order your meal to enjoy at home with your family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 573-6159

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Accursio Lota

  • Catering

    “The best way to share a meal is with friends and family.”<br />Whether an intimate dinner party, company meeting, birthday party or holiday celebration, or small friend get together Cori Trattoria Catering offers complete service catering.

  • Private party facilities

    “The best way to share a meal is with friends and family.”Whether an intimate dinner party, company meeting, birthday party or holiday celebration, or small friend get-together Cori Trattoria offers multiple solution on private event, buy out, and partioal buy out of our restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    North Park

  • Cross street

    30th Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus stop # 2 Upas and 30th

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Cori

    $82.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Come join us for one last hurrah as we say Goodbye to 2022. Celebrate the New Year with Chef Accursio and the team at Cori for a, one-night-only, New Year's Eve Four-Course Tasting Menu. Cori will be offering an $82++ per person Chef's Menu that highlights all the things we have come to love over the past year. Multiple wine pairing options. Cocktails & Champagne to ring in 2023! ($25/guest No show fee/Cancellation with less than 72hrs notice).

What 131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JB

    JeffB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food quality is outstanding and service was professional
  2. CM

    ClaireM

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very enjoyable, with authentic food and good service.
  3. SD

    SDDiner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Well prepared dishes using excellent ingredients. We had the crudo del giorno (made with tuna, small portion), brasato di manzo (short rib braised in red wine), minestra di mare (a delicious seafood stew) and tortellini di zucca (pumpkin and cheese filled pasta). Wait staff was pleasant. Restaurant sits on a busy corner in the trendy North Park neighborhood.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends for a birthday dinner get together. All the food we ordered was delicious. Nice atmosphere and friendly service.
  5. SM

    SteveM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner….Bridget is such a great server
  6. KG

    KatG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their wine dinners are amazing, be sure to check one out and learn about featured Italian wines paired with delicious dishes. A wonderful evening!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the special wine pairing dinner with the wine expert from Italy! Such a great time-hope they have another one soon! Food and service was amazing as always.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our overall experience wasn’t great. We arrived at 7:15 for a 7:15 reservation. We were not seated until 7:55. We were given a glass of champagne while waiting but despite a few tables opening up, we waited 40 minutes to be seated. The food came out quickly and was pretty good. For fresh and homemade ingredients though, we expected better. Our service started out fairly good then tanked. Good, champagne and explanation of menu as well as recommendations. Bad, the server spilled an entire glass of wine on the table and us. Hey this can happen but almost nothing was done to rectify the mishap. While giving us his card to take care of any dry cleaning services, he never replaced the wine (from an $80 bottle) until asked to replace it. They also left the cleaner in a bottle on the table and never came back for it. Just felt like more should have been done to recognize the mishap, especially on a $300 bill. As a result of the overall experience we won’t be headed back. I wouldn’t deter people from giving it a try as everybody has an off night. But I do think there are a lot of better options for Italian in San Diego. If the server/manager is reading this, you’ve got to deliver better customer service. We wish you well.
  9. r

    reddad50

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I wish they had a more varied menu. For a Michelin restaurant the offer a very limited menu.
  10. TD

    TysonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Service was great, and the prices were very reasonable. Recommend for sure
  11. F

    Fernanda

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sicilian food ! I love this place everytime I go ! Great service too !
  12. S

    Selllhi

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This restaurant gets raving reviews and we were excited to give it a try. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. The ambiance was typical Italian - warm and cluttered - and their prices were reasonable. All their dishes are family style and we started with a salad (the only one on the menu), followed by the gnocchi. Both dishes were decent but not outstanding. For the ‘Secondi’ we ordered their chicken with fennel sausage, which was way too salty and not at all to our liking. The Tiramisu, however, was rich and tasty. Maybe we ordered the wrong items, but based on the excellent reviews, we expected more and left disappointed.
  13. O

    Oliver

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and service are authentic and exceptional. Cori has become my go-to place for that feels-like-home Italian dining experience.
  14. SA

    SteveA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true gem in North Park.. food, service, drinks, ambiance.. all amazing. Branzino was perfectly cooked, sage butter ravioli simply amazing. Salud
  15. L

    Lindalou

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time and still perfect. Im already planing my next visit.
  16. DC

    DCGC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All they need to do is turn the music down! Hard to converse with guests at your own table. Everything else is wonderful!
  17. KO

    KaylaO

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time at Cori! Our server Bridget was so sweet and knowledgable about all the dishes & wine. The food was fantastic. We got the arancini, carpaccio, & focaccia to start. The main courses were Tortelli, lasagna, & a seafood risotto (which was a special sorry you missed out). For dessert the lemon mousse, Tiramisu, & the chocolate tortino.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommended.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 16. Great service and great food!!
  20. JG

    JustineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back
  21. CC

    ChrysaC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our food was phenomenal. The service was great until we went to pay. Perhaps the server was overworked but she got very snippy when we asked for an itemized bill to submit for reimbursement.
  22. a

    ac66

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is such a gem. Food is impeccable and service is lovely. Highly recommend!
  23. L

    Lindalou

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and service were excellent. Cant wait to return.
  24. K

    Kristi

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small and intimate setting- nothing pretentious. Delicious grilled octopus and freshly made pasta. (They have gluten free pasta also) Highly recommend the desserts as well. I’ll be back-I’d like to try the entire menu.
  25. TT

    TylerT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner here for our anniversary. Would highly recommend
  26. TB

    TimothyB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wine. Ordered grilled branzino. Very well prepared. Pastas are all Hand made. Kid’s papadelle and meatballs were good. My 8 year old son ate a lot.
  27. SA

    SAN2SYD

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sicilian Italian food. Very good service. We went during restaurant week with the great menu options. The salmon was really good. Wish they would have had a full bar. Outside seating was nice but moderately noisy due to the location. Parking is an issue. Highly recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Busy - a sign that the cuisine is fine. They ran out of things in the menu which they substituted for others without letting us know, but, overall, the food was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so fresh tasting and everyone there makes you feel at home. Very comfortable and good vibe. And great wine!!
  31. C

    Carola

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come sempre la pasta era buonissima❣️❣️
  32. SA

    SusanA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do you love supporting San Diego restaurant week. We had never been to this restaurant and we really enjoyed ourselves. We will be back.
  33. K

    Kristy

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen! It's dinner and a show!
  34. JM

    JanetM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite Italian restaurant in SD. The staff is friendly & knowledgeable and helped us order. Everything course was delicious. We had the best meal and are planning on going back with friends.
  35. F

    Foodie23

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Awful experience but the meatballs were decent but the crudo was good. The "prime" short rib was a joke, 80 percent fat as seen in the pics. We were seated at a table so wobbly the drinks would spill so I had to fix the table. Celebrating a birthday but rolled the dice wrong on this place. They didn't even mention the birthday even though it was in the reservation. +1 star for the crudo, the only saving grace. Loud in here too so not much ambiance. Super disappointed. Worst experience at restaurant in years. Don't go here if you're Asian. Not sure if it's racism or a series of extremely strange coincidences.
  36. MM

    MayM

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Each of the courses I had during Restaurant week were very good. (Arancini, Bigoli Fradiavolo e Midollo, & Tiramisu). The service was very good also.
  37. j

    josephp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wonderful selections during restaurant we k
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish. Great food, service and wine list. Will definitely be back
  39. AT

    ATBM

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    This was our first visit as we participated in San Diego Restaurant Week. The arancini with a gorgonzola and truffle oil sauce were delicious, we would return for just this dish. I enjoyed the layered flavors of my eggplant parmigiana with lots of cheese. The Tiramisu was the restaurant's own concoction more of a pudding with bits of cake instead of the tradition which I prefer. We had a delicious Sangiovese blend as part of the wine pairing. My husband enjoyed his Paloma I would skip the Amalfi 75 which seems to be a play on a French 75. The staff was very friendly just very busy. We will come back to explore the rest of the menu.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time! Went for their San Diego Restaurant Week menu. Everything was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cori Pastificio Trattoria using the Order Online button. Cori Pastificio Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 573-6159.

Cori Pastificio Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

Cori Pastificio Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cori Pastificio Trattoria

2977 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92104-4146

Additional information

  • Cross street

    30th Street

  • Neighborhood

    North Park

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus stop # 2 Upas and 30th

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Accursio Lota

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 573-6159

  • Catering

    “The best way to share a meal is with friends and family.”<br />Whether an intimate dinner party, company meeting, birthday party or holiday celebration, or small friend get together Cori Trattoria Catering offers complete service catering.

  • Private party facilities

    “The best way to share a meal is with friends and family.”Whether an intimate dinner party, company meeting, birthday party or holiday celebration, or small friend get-together Cori Trattoria offers multiple solution on private event, buy out, and partioal buy out of our restaurant.

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