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Solare Ristorante Lounge, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Solare Ristorante Lounge

4.5
4.5
2312 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team are dedicated to providing an amazing dining experience for you. Our authentic Italian cuisine features a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. including fresh pasta made each morning and organic produce, wild fish, and hormone free meat.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 270-9670
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    PRIVATE ROOMS are available. Please contact us at info@solarelounge.com or 619-270-9670 or visit our website for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a full lounge and bar offering a deep selection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. Even our design and interior is rooted in organic elements, like teak for the customized furnishings, and natural wood floors & fabrics imported from Bali.
  • Private party contact
    Petra Belliti: (855) 504-4736
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Point Loma
  • Cross street
    Roosevelt Road
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of FREE parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

2,312 Reviews
  1. LisaCatlin

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food, location, and atmosphere are terrific. You will not be disappointed when dining there.

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  2. bigmcc

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but the room (which was full) was incredibly loud — much too loud to have a normal conversation across the table. Some sound-absorbing wall hangings or partitions would be a major step forward.

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  3. JimM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant, the atmosphere, service and food are very good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were good. Portions of the food were good sized, and left us satisfied. If you’ve dined anywhere in Liberty Station before, you should know to expect to fight the sound of the airplanes during conversation in oudoor seating. I can't hold that against the restaurant. Overall a good time and am looking forward to our next visit.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was almost like I was back in Italy, risotto was excellent!!!

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  6. MargoG

    Orange County

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we come to San Diego we enjoy a fabulous dinner at this great restaurant! Tonight we split a lovely salad, followed by 2 wonderful meals. Great service. Nice, quiet place to enjoy a wonderful dinner. Thank you!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. Everything here is the best I’ve ever had

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  8. Foodie

    San Diego

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is beautifully and tastefully prepared. Even though the magazine Edibles says that their focaccia bread is delivered to every table — this is NOT TRUE! There is a $6 tab if you want to order a 6-piece loaf of bread. Focaccia bread is $18. The $6 loaf feels like nickel and diming to me in addition to an untruth in advertising. My sons ordered the osso buco and the tomahawk pork chop. They delivered these items to the wrong son who, thinking the delivery was correct, began the meal before realizing he was eating his brother’s order. 😆 We were seated outdoors on their patio as they had an event inside, so no indoor tables were available. We all agreed we’d go back eventually, but would not sit outdoors again due to the constant and very loud air traffic overhead. This is a Michelin restaurant and the food IS yummy! 

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  9. ERH48

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ravioli and lasagna was amazing. Waiter was polite .

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  10. PeterN

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ribs were amazing , the pork sausage was nicely spicy, and the fried chicken was crisp and paired wonderfully with the chutney. A great find for lunch or dinner

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  11. Mimi

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening at Solare's - they put us in the wine room which was intimate and cozy and really made conversation with our out-of-town guests easy! The food was superb, as it is always and having the owner come in and speak with us was another great touch. If you haven't experienced Solare... YOU MUST!

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  12. Foodie456

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Love the lamb and pork chop. Actually everything we tasted tastes great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solare ruined arancini for me, and I say that in the best way possible. We went there (for the first time) for restaurant week. The polenta appetizer was amazing, and the pork osso buco was phenomenal, but seriously those little fried rice balls were the best I’ve ever had. I really cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

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  14. KarenL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Solare was wonderful for restaurant week! Loved the experience.

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  15. HeidiB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was restaurant week, which allowed for a nice tasting menu.

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  17. KevinB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding meal for restaurant week! Butternut Squash Soup is delicious! Everyone loved their food, and the Tiramisu is now my new favorite!

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  18. Tricia

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal. I’m a regular customer but I’m always impressed with the wonderful meals that we get. We wen for the special Restaurant Week menu. Wow! Polenta with mushrooms and Gorgonzola. The polenta was crispy on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. The combination of flavors are incredible. For dinner my husband had the duck lasagna, I have the pork Osso Bucco. Both are meals you’ll want to come back and dive into again. The meal was topped off with Pistachio Panna Cotta. I hope this is a regular dessert because I was in love with it and I’m not a dessert person. Thank you Chef and Randy for another meal that was absolutely phenomenal.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice venue, good food, but not quite the superb experience we were hoping for. We came on a Monday night during restaurant week and some of the items were great others were just okay. Service was very slow.

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  20. Cliff

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very relaxing, well paced dinner with friends. All exceptional!

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  21. Linda

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and the service was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals,

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. Absolutely lives up to the hype. Wow. Will be going back.

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  23. ScottP

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, festive environment. Outdoor seating was comfortable and warm on a rainy evening in March. Service was excellent and friendly. Food and wine were excellent…The focaccia bread was delicious and served hot. Prawn appetizer was super fresh and delicious. Excellent seasoning balance for the yummy lobster linguine. Va bene!!

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  24. JuliaR

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal. Kind server. Comfortable outdoor seating.

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  25. DrSam

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When they have special appetizers and/entrees, try them! Fabulous food always!!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Service, ambiance ‘, wine selection and delicious food.

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  27. Gilhotspot

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed here. Excellent food and service every time. From the appetizers to dessert. Great job Solare.

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  28. Katydid

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another terrific birthday celebration at Solare. The food and atmosphere are always on point, and the waitstaff was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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  29. kravit

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    good food, ambiance (except the planes flying overhead often), and service. worth a visit for sure

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  30. LyAnneB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We enjoyed the ambience as well. 5 stars!

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  31. MarkK

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal. Randy and team do a great job of rotating in special dishes including fresh local seafood while keeping the favorites (Osso Buco, Lasagna and Eggplant parm. They also have a great wine list and specialty cocktails.

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  32. Buckdollar

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food. Extensive wine list, corkage on the high side $30.

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  33. FAN8

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation. When we got there the place was nearly empty, yet the hostess gave us an outdoor table right by the entrance. So we sat very part that entered, and the hostess podium was looming over us and our conversation the entire time.

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  34. Thorny

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken Marsala was very tender and the sauce delicious. I would've preferred pasta instead of veggies. The portions are small so if you have a BIG appetite, I suggest Sardina's instead. Service was slow, but I think that was the fault of the kitchen and not the server.

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  35. HungryHippo

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will return with mother-in-law: this place has it all. Great decor inside (lots of wood) and charming patio with outdoor heaters. Pizza was from a wood fired oven: nice crust and excellent balance of sauce and toppings. Pasta: fresh, homemade pasta done well and oh so delicious Bolognese sauce. We also had fish of the day: very good but not excellent. Wine pairing: they know how to do it. Superb wine selections. Dessert: we shared one but it was perfectly executed bunet. This is our new go-to Italian restaurant. Try it! (and easy parking: parking lot right next to restaurant).

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  36. RachelF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Solare! The food, the ambiance, the servers are all top of the line. It feels like a true Italian experience!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As soon as you walk in the fragrance of Italian food welcomes you & your palate for the delightful dishes you are about to consume. Nice ambience, and good service. Loved celebrating our friend’s birthday there. Will return.

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  38. BarbaraP

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our experience at this friendly neighborhood spot in Liberty Station. The bar, kitchen staff and service staff strive for excellence at every turn. We had lunch this visit — burrata salad and split a pizza into two choices, preceded by a Negroni and accompanied with a Chianti. Delicious and very satisfying! We took a quart of the Sopa del Giorno, a seafood stew, which exceeded our expectations.

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  39. AlbertP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was friendly and responsive. $$Pork chop was overcooked and dry.

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  40. CarrieE

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Wonderful food. Do not recommend d sitting outside. Have to halt you conversation every two minutes for a plane. Will go again, just sit inside

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FAQs

Solare Ristorante Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 270-9670.

Solare Ristorante Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 2312 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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Solare Ristorante Lounge

2820 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Roosevelt Road
  • Neighborhood
    Point Loma
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of FREE parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 270-9670
  • Catering
    PRIVATE ROOMS are available. Please contact us at info@solarelounge.com or 619-270-9670 or visit our website for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a full lounge and bar offering a deep selection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. Even our design and interior is rooted in organic elements, like teak for the customized furnishings, and natural wood floors & fabrics imported from Bali.
  • Private party contact
    Petra Belliti: (855) 504-4736
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