Best American Restaurants in La Mesa

WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1643)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1527)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(507)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(277)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1029)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1098)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1995)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(2859)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1465)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(413)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3253)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1768)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(102)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1040)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in La Mesa

Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
(78)
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Italian | La Mesa, East County
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(839)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(503)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(568)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4249)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(432)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2740)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(629)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1304)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1489)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(113)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(632)
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Italian | Coronado, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(133)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1076)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(77)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Villa CapriVilla Capri
(192)
$$$$
Italian | Poway / Rancho Bernardo, North San Diego

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La Mesa Locals Are Talking About
What do locals love about La Mesa?
Parking is a nightmare. Leave a little early to find parking.
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What’s great about the dining scene in La Mesa?
La Mesa has quite a few cool dinning spots that not everybody knows about.
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What are some fun things to do in La Mesa?
Going to the top of Mount Helix on a clear day to enjoy the view in all directions, or just before the sun goes down to watch a gorgeous sunset!
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La Mesa Restaurants

Banbu Sushi Bar & GrillBanbu Sushi Bar & Grill
66 reviews
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Sushi | La Mesa, East County

Restaurant was very small, there was no intimate space available. Outside seating was unavailable due to the rain and chill, but outside did not seem to offer any better ambience since the restaurant is located in a shopping center. Our server was a Gem and they offered flowers to all ladies at the end of the meal for Valentines day, it was cute touch. More

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Antica TrattoriaAntica Trattoria
650 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | La Mesa, East County

We hadn’t been to Antica in a long time but decided to meet friends there, remembering a delicious dinner enjoyed there in the past. We were not disappointed. The Caesar salad is still one of the best around and the special of the day, cod in brown butter with lemon and artichokes was yummy. The pappardelle pasta was delicious as well. It is a warm and inviting place to meet, with a buzz in the atmosphere. More

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Cucina Basilico - La MesaCucina Basilico - La Mesa
5 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Mesa, East County

Wow!! Fabulous fabulous food and genuine wonderful service from the genuinely Italian people at this restaurant. Hours and space are limited so you really want to make a reservation. More

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Brigantine La MesaBrigantine La Mesa
1622 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Mesa, East County

A great find in our neighborhood! Food is good..good variety. Reasonable prices and always great service. More

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Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
78 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Mesa, East County

Always delicious Italian cuisine. Nice wine list and great service. More

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Anthony's Fish Grotto - La MesaAnthony's Fish Grotto - La Mesa
525 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Mesa, East County

The restaurant has a lot going for it. Our food was very good. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable which we needed as we rarely order fish. The atmosphere was excellent. They have a beautiful large pond right behind the restaurant. Our seats were right next to it. They had ducks and fish in the pond. Very georgeous and unexpected but so wonderful to see. They also had outdoor tables with many customers eating outside. I also like the walkway out side which lead to another parking lot besides the one right on front of the restaurant. We know we are going back! More

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BO-beau kitchen + gardenBO-beau kitchen + garden
899 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | La Mesa, East County

My fiancé and I celebrated an early Valentine’s Day with dinner at Bo Beau kitchen + garden and it was so wonderful! The service was great, the food was AMAZING (especially the Brussel sprouts omg out of this world!), and the garden was the perfect romantic setting for our date. We will be coming back! More

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Farmer's TableFarmer's Table
458 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | La Mesa, East County

Good craft beer choices to complement excellent dinner options. More

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Terra American BistroTerra American Bistro
1286 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Mesa, East County

We eat here two to three times a year and have never been disappointed. Excellent food and service with menus that are seasonal. Keep up the good work!!! More

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Rockin Baja Lobster - Mira MesaRockin Baja Lobster - Mira Mesa
70 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Mesa, East County

Our group has been doing Sunday Buffet Brunches in San Diego once a month for over 30 years. For the price and quality of food, this is an outstanding value. We will definitely be back in future months. More

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La Mesa Diners' Choice Winners

La Mesa's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Antica TrattoriaAntica Trattoria
650 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | La Mesa, East County

We hadn’t been to Antica in a long time but decided to meet friends there, remembering a delicious dinner enjoyed there in the past. We were not disappointed. The Caesar salad is still one of the best around and the special of the day, cod in brown butter with lemon and artichokes was yummy. The pappardelle pasta was delicious as well. It is a warm and inviting place to meet, with a buzz in the atmosphere. More

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Banbu Sushi Bar & GrillBanbu Sushi Bar & Grill
66 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | La Mesa, East County

Restaurant was very small, there was no intimate space available. Outside seating was unavailable due to the rain and chill, but outside did not seem to offer any better ambience since the restaurant is located in a shopping center. Our server was a Gem and they offered flowers to all ladies at the end of the meal for Valentines day, it was cute touch. More

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Brigantine La MesaBrigantine La Mesa
1622 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Mesa, East County

A great find in our neighborhood! Food is good..good variety. Reasonable prices and always great service. More

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Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
78 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Mesa, East County

Always delicious Italian cuisine. Nice wine list and great service. More

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Anthony's Fish Grotto - La MesaAnthony's Fish Grotto - La Mesa
525 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Mesa, East County

The restaurant has a lot going for it. Our food was very good. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable which we needed as we rarely order fish. The atmosphere was excellent. They have a beautiful large pond right behind the restaurant. Our seats were right next to it. They had ducks and fish in the pond. Very georgeous and unexpected but so wonderful to see. They also had outdoor tables with many customers eating outside. I also like the walkway out side which lead to another parking lot besides the one right on front of the restaurant. We know we are going back! More

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BO-beau kitchen + gardenBO-beau kitchen + garden
899 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | La Mesa, East County

My fiancé and I celebrated an early Valentine’s Day with dinner at Bo Beau kitchen + garden and it was so wonderful! The service was great, the food was AMAZING (especially the Brussel sprouts omg out of this world!), and the garden was the perfect romantic setting for our date. We will be coming back! More

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Terra American BistroTerra American Bistro
1286 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Mesa, East County

We eat here two to three times a year and have never been disappointed. Excellent food and service with menus that are seasonal. Keep up the good work!!! More

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Farmer's TableFarmer's Table
458 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | La Mesa, East County

Good craft beer choices to complement excellent dinner options. More

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Rockin Baja Lobster - Mira MesaRockin Baja Lobster - Mira Mesa
70 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Mesa, East County

Our group has been doing Sunday Buffet Brunches in San Diego once a month for over 30 years. For the price and quality of food, this is an outstanding value. We will definitely be back in future months. More

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Discover La Mesa

When eating in Southern California, the seafood is, of course, the star. The Greater San Diego area, including La Mesa, houses some of the best seafood restaurants in the country. Their easy access to Pacific bounty, like tuna, salmon, calamari, and shellfish, means some of the freshest ingredients are in the hands of some of the most experienced seafood chefs in the business. This quality of fish also means there is a lot of great sushi. There is a growing farm-to-table movement in this area, driven by access to many local produce vendors. Without a doubt, a strong Latin influence exists on East County's cuisine. The area has everything from fantastic taco joints to high-end traditional fare, all worth checking out.