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Solare Ristorante Lounge, San Diego, CA

Solare Ristorante Lounge

4.6
4.6
1947 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian - OPEN for Dine-In - and Take-out, Curbside, and Delivery. Solare is a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant - Voted Best Italian Restaurant, Best Service, & Best Wine List by San Diego Magazine.

Full Bar - Craft Cocktails - Wine Room - and Private Dining.

Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team work hard to offer an amazing dining experience for you. We believe in the use of local fresh organic produce, natural meat and wild seafood and we are a Sustainable Green Restaurant. Each dish is prepared from scratch with love and passion to satisfy our customer's heart and soul. Easy parking here in Liberty Station.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 270-9670

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, 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

  • 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

Experiences

  • Solare Christmas Eve Dinner

    $68.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Please join us for a special Christmas Eve dinner – a Holiday Feast with traditional dishes from Italy! For this entire evening, we will be sharing special Italian Holiday dishes with a prix fixe special menu. It is a 4-course dinner with lots of selections that is $68 for adults — and we can definitely do something simpler for kids with our holiday kid’s menu.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner & Party

    $88.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Special 4-course Italian Dinner with a variety of selections. $78/person for seatings before 6pm. $88/person for seatings starting at 6pm. Includes the Party that night and Champagne Toast. Full Bar available ~~ Party goes till 2am with great DJ. Kids menu available too.

Popular dishes

What 1,947 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

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  1. CR

    CamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks! The service was great and the room was beautiful.
  2. C

    Cristina

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations at Solare for my Birthday, never imagining that the staff and owner would exceed expectations. We were guided to the special, enclosed wine room (though we had not made special arrangements for it) and were treated to a slow-paced, special gourmet dinner, complete with wines, appetizers, entrees and desserts. The staff was warm and helpful throughout, We cannot praise Solare highly enough!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us enjoyed dinner at SOLARE before attending the 9 pm Candlelight Concert Series at The Chapel. It was a 3 minute walk and the perfect location to enjoy dinner before the show. Parking was no problem. There were four of us and we all had to drive separately that evening and each of us found parking without any headaches. The ambiance was fun, lively and really enjoyable. Service was attentive (not overly so), helpful, top notch. Food was gorgeous & everyone of us enjoyed our meals. We had bruschetta and Cesar salad for appetizers, I had the special fish, the others enjoyed lasagna, ravioli and saffron fettuccini. Very good experience and we will go back!
  4. RR

    RuthannR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solare was excellent! We were celebrating a birthday and got to site in the wine room which was beautiful and quiet. Our server was amazing and the wine manager helped us pick a great bottle of wine to celebrate. The food was delicious - the soup of the day, the seafood appetizer, and OssoBucco were all perfectly prepared. They also accommodated my gluten allergy and gave my husband a complimentary birthday dessert. Well done and we'd give them more stars if we could!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Molto bene!!!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    When we arrived, there was horrible Caribbean like music playing. Very loudly. We asked our waitress if she could change the music to something more fitting for an Italian restaurant. She came back and said she and her boss tried to change the station and they couldn't. We asked her if they could turn it down at least. She did. I ordered fettuccine with shrimp. The shrimp was way over cooked. Could barely chew it. I had read this was voted best restaurant in San Diego and up for a Michelin award. Was my expectations too high? I don' know, but I do know we won't be going back.
  7. L

    Luvgoodfood

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solare always treats us like favorite family! The food is delicious, the staff is attentive. We love it here!
  8. s

    samb

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    We sat outside on the east side of the building. The noise from airplanes flying over every few minutes was awful. We were initially seated in the main dining room but asked to be moved because a large party was occupying most of the room and the sound was loud. The food was terrific but our waitress put an extra $60 on our bill and didn’t provide a detailed bill. It was corrected after I asked about the amount. Shame on me for giving her my cc before getting the bill.
  9. d

    dennism1176

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My sister is visiting and we wanted to go someplace special. We knew we were in trouble when we waited 10 minutes before we even got water. I understand being short staffed but someone should at least acknowledge us. So in short, food great, service disappointing…
  10. j

    jamgood

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shared an appetizer, salad, and pasta entree, with one of us having wine, and one an expresso afterward. All were delicious and we had just the right amount of food. Very satisfied and looking forward to returning.
  11. s

    sdbaywatch

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Well so much for Michelin star(s). It was horribly loud with babies crying in one large group, couldn't hear the wait staff. The wait staff was always behind. Food wasn't great although the Tiramiso in the small pot with a mint sprig was cute and good. I now know why I never heard anything about it from friends...it is nothing special. Covid has ruined a lot of things. Did that happen here ?
  12. L

    Laurel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was great and fresh! Would def recommend to a friend!
  13. BC

    BobC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We've been here twice - once in 2019 and again on November 19, 2022. Both times we found the meals to be excellent and the service great. Our server offered several wines to taste, and followed up with selection. The table shared a gluten free pear and Gorgonzola pizza as an appetizer - wonderful. My wife had the Classic Pappardelle Bolognese pasta, but with gluten free penne pasta, again great. I had fresh sea bass on a bed of spinach - done perfectly - still moist and flaking apart, but not overcooked - so easy to do if the chef is not paying attention. Beautiful. We had the chocolate mousse, caramel mousse, flourless cocoa nibs cake desert, again great, and vanilla gelato with espresso - simple but elegant. Overall a great evening for the table: excellent service and meals.
  14. CC

    CapeCodder

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The orecchiette with sausage was the best I’ve ever eaten!
  15. m

    marco

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were seated next to two very large parties…..actually, it seemed like one giant group of 20 seated at two separate, long tables. Our waiter was their waiter, which was a set-up for disaster. Wonderfully, a manager stepped in and took great care of our party of four. The course pacing was good, food was very good, and our waiter/manager was super-attentive.
  16. d

    deliciousbiscuit

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yet another great italian restaurant in San Diego. My wife and I went there for our anniversary and were very pleased with the food, wine list, and especially our server.
  17. KC

    KenC

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's the 5th time we've been to Solare when vesting San Diego, it's now our favorite and the 1st reservation we make.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Osso Bucco was phenomenal
  19. MH

    MichaelH

    Kuala Lumpur

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, wine, and fantastic service. Highly recommended
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The catch of the day was phenomenal. So good. The service was extraordinary. Keep up the good work!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our dinners were great. I had the eggplant Parmesan and it was delicious.
  22. R

    Regularoutoftownvisitor

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to dine when in the area. Staff is wonderful and the food and wine selection are excellent from salads to pizza to entrees.
  23. WI

    WINNY

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calamari and everythng on the menu is fabulous Marie the BEST waitress and Paula alwasy totally friendly and hospitible! WIN
  24. n

    nickname

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. Highly recommended.
  25. CS

    CynthiaS

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful and cheerful! The food was delicious,
  26. CB

    ColleenB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only part not perfect: I would have background music Italian pop . Music trended to calypsos. Not a distraction but would be a better fit.
  27. A

    Angler

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish of the day was wonderful! Thank Tommy Gomes for the wonderful product. The Wine Room is a perfect venue for an intimate meeting place for 4 or less folks.
  28. l

    lovetodine

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food was OUTSTANDING! We all enjoyed our meal and left saying we'd come back for another meal. However, the service was not good. Our waiter was nice, but he was disjointed and scatterbrained! Our waiter forgot to put in our appetizers and then when our main entree's came we looked puzzled. Our apps came while we were enjoying our mains. The restaurant did comp our apps and we were grateful for that. I ordered the lamb, which was tasty, but I ordered it med (some pink) and when I received the lamb it was rare. I had to ask for them to cook it more and then I waited about 8 more mins and by then everyone was finishing their mains. Overall the food and restaurant is great. But the waiter really messed up as we were trying to have a special night, celebrating two birthdays. We will be back, just not with the same waiter.
  29. JB

    JoshB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was very good. We really enjoyed our visit. Thank you.
  30. PM

    PMTSDoc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solare is a spectacular restaurant. Outstanding food. Always excellent service. Cute ambience. Just be ready for occasional jet noise as it is close to the departure path for the airport. This restaurant deserves all the accolades it receives. It's a favorite of ours in the vicinity of Central San Diego.
  31. P

    Phil

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty loud aircraft noise on patio. Food was good with butternut squash soup being the best.
  32. b

    bajasg

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Slow service, bad wine recommendation, mixed up order 3x, food overcooked and had chorine smell
  33. L

    Luvgoodfood

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to downsize our reservation due to changes in two of our group's plans. The hostess easily seated us at a smaller table. Our waitress, Marie, had excellent recommendations for the new menu. She also recommended a wine that paired very well with the dish. Love this restaurant!
  34. KS

    KyleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was absolutely perfect. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and shauna was so amazing that she went above and beyond to make our night special. The food was so delicious and the service was impeccable.
  35. ML

    MonaLisaeats

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always welcoming, the servers are always great, knowledgeable, & kind. The food is scrumptious. Fresh ingredients made with skill.They always have interesting wines & plates on their specials menus. We tried one red and one white & they were wonderful. The food is always, always delicious!
  36. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food with very friendly service. Cannot recommend this place more if you enjoy Italian food.
  37. JK

    JimK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exemplary service and dining. Great value and experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy solo dinner. Appreciate the excellent service.
  39. TR

    TaylorR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best lasagna I’ve ever had!! My gf got gluten free spaghetti with clams and white wine sauce was also amazing, couldn’t even tell it was gluten free.
  40. FE

    FabiE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was outstanding. Although not on menu, we asked for cioppino & they made it! Our waitress was excellent but there was an older guy who kept hovering. Not sure what his role was. The noise is insane, being in the flight path. Perfect illustration of the "Point Loma Pause" as conversations stop when a plane lies right over.

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
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Solare Ristorante Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 1947 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 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Solare Ristorante Lounge

2820 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Roosevelt Road

  • Neighborhood

    Point Loma

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of FREE parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, 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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