Solterra Winery and Kitchen

4.2
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Solterra offers delicious mediterranean style tapas and entrees that pair well with the wines that we produce. We crush about 70 tons of grapes every harvest on premise and have and diners on the weekends can dine amongst the barrels.

We source grapes from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. The wines have garnered Golds and 6 Best of Class awards at top competitions . We can accommodate large private events in our Barrel Room, Bocce Ball court, and Main Room. For Inquires please email events@solterrawinery.com. We look forward to your visit. Cheers!
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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The wine is subpar, pricy and reminds me of a $10 bottle at Walmart but marked up at $50-$70. The food is advertised as shareable but it’s really not much of a good variety just plain veggies and sides nothing crazy. Large plates are just personal meals, very awkward to share with a group of 4. Food is subpar as well, really plain low flavor and kind of weak ingredients. Weak meaning nothing stood out and just reminded me of those “here are the chicken tenders but I added the parsley for the experience” Also if you are here for passport do not order apps as an entree they won’t let you use the card saying it “has to be a large plate not small plate” I’ve had this card for three years went to almost every restaurant in SD with this card and I order an app as an entree every time because I don’t eat that much and it gets comped with the passport dining card. It was ridiculous and will not be coming back, this place is honestly not worth it, so many great places in this area worth the value, this place is not.

A
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Food and wine paired was amazing. Definitely coming back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Very slow and poor service. Server kept complaining about how busy it was and was overwhelmed.

VG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Requested dining room table and ended up in the bar - practically yelling down the table to hear each other. Service was very good but food was nothing anyone in our group felt matched the hype. We were underwhelmed overall.

BB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server and the music! We come every couple of months and like the food changes. Makes it interesting!

V
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our server Cindy was wonderful, but the food was not. I hate to even write a review because our server was so nice, but the food was not good at all. What was described as flatbread tasted and looked exactly like Pillsbury’s pizza dough. I know because I have made it for my kids. My husband’s crab cake tasted as if it was bought from a grocery store and the wine was just ok. I hope improvements can be made. $60 is a lot of money for a bad lunch.

k
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but portions were extremely small and not a good value for the price. The people were very nice but even sitting in the far corner, the noise level was so high we could barely converse. I really wanted to like the place as it is very cute and funky, but no, we will not go back.

MK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great crab cake, seviche and mushroom flat bread

RV
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We went there, party of 4. Ordered the flatbread , alright. Another member of our table got the lamb burger, it was ok too. And we also go the cheese board fair tasting. The restaurant didn’t acknowledge that it was a birthday for my daughter we were celebrating. Anyways, overall the restaurant was good. Great service though, we had a very nice waiter.

D
Perth / WA
191 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner - love their lamb burgers and Brussels sprouts

AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and checked to make sure they were open, everything was ready to go! Show up to the establishment to meet my friend and the place was completely closed except for one table of a small group of people inside. Seems like it was a private event or something. Just really wish they would have notified me or prohibited me from making a reservation if they were going to have the place closed. My friend and I drove from equally long distances to figure out our dinner was not going to happen. Pretty disappointed is an understatement.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening of wine, food....

SH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Honestly I thought the food was not nearly as good as it was this time last year. The tomato basil soup was too salty and rather uninteresting in flavor. The beet salad was not as tasty as it was last year -- not as diverse with the ingredients

Perhaps you have another chef compared with a year ago?

S
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyday is a special occasion when we dine with friends. This time we headed to Solterra for happy hour dinner (a.k.a. Old Peoples 5:00pm dinner special). The food was very good including the Cornish game hens. We had some wine because this is a working winery. We also ordered the platter, a mix of olives, dips, breads, veggies and meats. The board has become a standard when we dine here.
All good.

H
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

One of our favorite spots unfortunately on this visit service was none attentive at best. Off day? We’ll be back

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time tonight !! My friend and I meet here as an in between for Carlsbad and Cardiff. The wine and food are divine. We loved our server Gabby and of course we we are always over the top welcomed by Andrea !! This establishment hits all the right notes - delicious food, amazing food, and relaxing vibe. Thank you Solterra !!!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was great! Got there just as they opened. Our server, he was very attentive ) We sat outside, it was nice but there were quite a few flies, not the restaurant’s fault, but be forewarned if that’s something that really “bugs” you...lol, ha, get it? Sorry, had 3 glasses of sav blanc. Anyway, friendly staff, good food & wine, nice location, plenty of parking across the street, I’ll come here again for my ladies lunch. :)

D
Tahoe
35 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious! What a great chef. Great selections of wines and just a fun place.

OT
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The staff is so lovely! Which is so important. I did appreciate the half-glass wine options so you could try a few different wines. I didn’t love the wines I had, and I’d say I picked bad - but I asked the server to pick the best options for the types of wine I like....
the food - we had the mixed plate cheese board which was beautiful ... the shrimp cocktail was beyond boring. It wasn’t a terrible experience but I don’t think we will go back.....

YU
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We sat on the patio and they had a large speaker playing the performers music from inside the restaurant extremely loud. We were trying to have a dinner conversation with our friends and it was like we were in a very loud bar. We are at dinner and not in a bar. We asked for management to turn the music down 3 times and they did nothing. The food was overpriced for what it was.

J
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

SAT OUTSIDE, VERY LARGE DOG, BLOCKING ISLE AND WAITRESSES. LARGE OWL OF WATER SPLASHING ALL OVER. BUT EVERYBODY INCLUDING WAITRESSES STOPPED TO PET DOG.
VERY CROWDED SO CAN NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT SERVICE.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great but busy so service was just ok

NG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We completely enjoyed the paella and salads. We did feel like we would have wanted more rice in the paella. Our guest was from Barcelona and he commented on the small amount of rice which is the inexpensive part of the dish. We had creme brûlée and it was excellent. We of course, enjoyed the music of Sprague and Patton.

BB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating another year of my wife being cancer free’n

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Land and Sea was amazing, sweet scallops cooked perfectly, and beef cheek braised to moist perfection
The chocolate cake and French press coffee was the choice finale to a terrific meal!

HC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great wine. This is a must go to place.

S
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food seemed stale and pre-prepared. I was very disappointed in the quality of the food.

DB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and they went out of our way to make our anniversary special. Thank you!

EA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ordered a medium-rare steak and recieved a medium-well steak. For the price of the plate, it should have been cooked properly. Our favorite dishes of the night were the patatas bravas with avocado aoili, the hummus, and the ceviche. The wine was excellent and the service was excellent. Appreciated the pace of the night.

MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solterra is a wonderful place to enjoy great wine and food!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service was awesome 😍😍food delicious...Tomato soup a little salty 😝love this place and will definitely share with friends 😍

H
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solterra does not disappoint. Cuban sliders, mussels, charcuterie plate--all amazing. Great service on the front patio for six of us. I always make this a stop when I'm in Leucadia.

L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Solterra is a hit or miss. Sometimes the food is fantastic and sometimes it just not worth spending the money on.

DC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location-excellent happy hour menu and super wide range of wine selection, including wine from casks.

D
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great. It was really cold out and they sat us outside but all of their heat lamps were broken so it was tough to relax and enjoy the ambiance.

CV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wine! We had the asparagus, surf and turf, quail, and all were excellent. The white wines and reds are of excellent caliber. Great local spot!

CG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A definite must! Great wine, location, food pairing. We ordered the Rosè and Syrah, and charcuterie board. Wish we had more time to explore the winery, will definitely be back. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather and people watching. A bit of delay when ordering our second round and getting water refilled, but the staff was friendly and helpful.

m
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Super slow service even though they weren’t busy. Food was decent and wine was good

TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience3

The kitchen stopped making food at 830 half way through our meal ... bummer as it was a birthday dinner with out of town guests :(

Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Responded on July 12, 2019

am terribly sorry for your experience. We were very short staffed that evening due to an emergency. It was completely unacceptable and I feel terrible that this happened. Id like reach out with a large gift card to make it up but I never heard a response. My apologies once again and hope that you will come back in. Sincerely, Chris (Owner)

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KA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This winery/restaurant was woefully understaffed and 5 of our muscles didn’t open. We had to ask twice for a bowl to put the muscle shells in. We also ordered the raviolis which was rather expensive for 4 bite size pasta pockets! There are too many other Italian restaurants to try. We won’t be back.

Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Responded on July 7, 2019

I am sorry that you didn't have a better experience with us. We definitely had more customers than we anticipated on this evening and were understaffed. Apologies once again. Chris

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