Tiramisu Trattoria

4.4
138 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Trattoria Tiramisu is a casual eatery that opened in May of 2004. Since then, our goal has been to provide our customers with an authentic, multi-regional menu, focusing on the dining experience as a whole with special emphasis on impeccable service, fabulous atmosphere and excellent value. We are pleasantly nestled in the heart of Historic La Mesa Village. We look forward to serving you with our recently revamped menu in our newly remodeled restaurant.
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MK
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent as usual. A quiet charming environment, always excellent service, prompt without being obtrusive and purely superb food!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant by its great reviews on Yelp. Friendly staff, great food, relaxed ambiance.

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best night out for 2 in a long time. I love this place and the service is great. The cappuccino could have been better was a bit cold for me but overall I give them 5 stars !!!!!!

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K
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian food and well priced

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P
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't eaten here for some time, we were impressed with the wine selection and the entrees were all reasonably priced and delicious. We will be back!

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f
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So lad we tried this restaurant. All the reviews were correct, it is wonderful. Friendly staff and wonderful food at a reasonable price. We will definitely be returning to this neighborhood gem!

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to this restaurant for years, frequently bring friends and family members. We have NEVER been disappointed with the quality of the food, the reasonable prices or the excellent service. We've tried pretty much everything on the menu, and as an Italian, I can vouch for the authenticity and utter delicious flavors of the mostly Southern Italian dishes. There is no full bar any more, but their wine offerings are quite sufficient. If there is one minor complaint....the mirror in the ladies room needs to be a little lower for us vertically challenged people. Even standing on my tiptoes, I couldn't see my lips to freshen my lipstick....lol....

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J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I generally like the food but I ordered the pollo with capers and lemon. The chicken was overcooked, tough and dry. Everything else was good...the sauce and the vegetables. The meal was fine. The prices are reasonable. I was disappointed in the overcooked chicken breasts.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service, very friendly wait staff. Definitely will be back to try more delicious items!

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LM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Lunch here was also the perfect time to have a business meeting in a quiet setting.

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and an overall great place for business meetings or just a nice night out.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time I go to Tiramisu, I have such a good time. It has become my regular go-to restaurant for special occasions. I've spent at least two Mother's Days there, two different graduations for my kids, and special romantic dinners with my partner. I love it there. The vegetarian dishes are just as good as their non-vegetarian dishes, something that is important to my family.

Not only would I recommend Tiramisu to a friend, I have purposefully taken friends there so that they might take others there. I love the staff, the food is excellent, and the service is right on the nose. Their menu is varied enough that I still have not ordered everything that I would like to.

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M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Blown away. This is now my favorite restaurant in La Mesa. What a great, friendly vibe.
The service was perfect. Our waiter checked on us throughout the meal, and the owner even stopped by to make certain we were having a great experience. This place has it going on... wonderful meals
( literally cleaned out plates good) attentive staff, and a very reasonable price. Tiramisu Trattoria made me feel like I was at my own families home eating Sunday dinner. Hands down EXCELLENT!!!

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to Tiramisu Trattoria three times lately and have found the food to be very good and service excellent.

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H
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my first time dining at this restaurant. I always order one of two dishes when I try a new Italian restaurant to see how I like it. I ordered the Capellini Checca and have had better. While it was described as having diced tomatoes they tasted almost stewed and were much larger chunks than diced. That said, my husband enjoyed his meal.

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JG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was great. The caprese was ok. The mozzarella didn't taste like it was made freshly there. The bolognese and lamb shank were quite tasty. Really nicely done interior. Reminded us of our trip to Italy last year. We will come back.

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MK
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my favorite Italian restaurant and I've been to many. The food is always excellent. Usually I have their fettucine bolognese but this time I had the veal piccata. That, too, was superb. And the service is always attentive without being intrusive. It's a smaller restaurant but with wonderful wall decor and lighting so the ambiance is warm and relaxing.

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s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was blaaa. Small portions.Service was just ok. They didn't want to use my gift card..

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a
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It local Italian restaurant. Decent pizza and entrees that are tasty and filling

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JG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Not your typical heavy Italian drenched in marinara. Very flavorful and great value.

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D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tiramisu never disappoints... we've been walking into the Village for dinner there for over seven years and never get tired of their delicious food and nice wine list. Loved that it was very busy on Friday evening. Guess that means others share our opinion. Keep up the good work!

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l
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was awesome!!

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M
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was delicious!

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MK
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, superb food - that's why we go there. The ragu is the best in town. Service attentive without being obtrusive. Decor is appealing.

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p
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Got in....quiet that day....easy to talk. Waiter was fine, food was good. All went well!

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TR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have loved eating here for many years, the food is delicious and the staff and owner are always warm and friendly. I love their cioppino.

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DM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great tasting food and amazing service. The waiter was very helpful and attentive even though it was very busy at the time. I will definitely be recommending Tiramisu Trattoria to my friends.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was exceptional from beginning to end! David was our server and took care of our every expectation. There were eight in our group. Appetizers and entrees were absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the bruschetta appetizer and the calamari. Gnocchi and traditional pasta dishes like lasagna were top notch. Gelato and tiramisu for dessert were enjoyed by all! If you haven’t enjoyed dinner here, you’ve missed out!

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K
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We go here frequently...the food just keeps getting better and better! Comfortable, and quiet enough (usually) to actually converse with dinner companions.

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s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent tiramisu.

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G
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistent food, decent Italian wine list and wine's to go is an added bonus.

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KM
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the calamari. Friend had lamb shank and loved it too. Each had a glass of wine and ended up buying a couple bottles of the house cabernert for $8.00/bottle. Great dessert. I love the chocolata torte!! Service was wonderful.

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DF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice place to dine.

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SV
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the minestrone soup an cioppino. Great wine selection. Nice to have a classy Italian restaurant in La Mesa.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Outstanding food, and great service. The carciofi al forno is to die for!

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T
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a perfect meal. We never leave disappointed!

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JK
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Rocco who makes us feel so welcome year after year. Rocco is the best server in the valley because he knows the food and ingredients so well and he makes the effort to get to know his patrons.
The food and experience at Tiramisu is outstanding every time.

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TM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I went after reading the menu, it stated soup or salad with entree, Imdid not get that. the bread was quite stale and my linguini and clams undercooked, many empty claim shells. Frankly, it was the worst Italian Restaurant I have ever dined at- especially coming from the East Cost I have been to many.

The tiramisu looked nothing like photos I have seen, it had a mushy frozen strawberry in top.
With many choices in LaMesa this one will not be repeated.

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OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place is always delicious and great service .

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ravioli and fettuccini noodles are made in house. Need I say more? Yum! Also we were there for a double birthday and their ice cream is sooooo delicious! A must try!

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