Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego

4.5
277 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian trattoria and wine bar.
Favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 277 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get out again! We had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back!

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jhjhjh
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

My friend and I probably would’ve left if we weren’t vaccinated for COVID. We ate indoors (we are still in the purple tier) and they did not follow the same precautions as previous dining experiences in other establishments like distancing between tables, temperature checks, and taking your personal information to track in case of exposure. The food was fine, servers were nice, but I would’ve appreciated stricter enforced COVID protocols.

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HalfBrit
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This remarkable Italian restaurant is a gem hidden in the most unlikely of places, an upscale neighborhood mall. The atmosphere is cozy old-world quaint and the food, as exquisite as any four- or five-star Michelin favorite. Kudos to the chefs and staff for creating this amazing culinary experience.

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Lovetoeat
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way -- great service, great food.

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VictorT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food took forever and server was not a very good communicator or manager of expectations

But the rack of lamb was good once it got there. Ok selection of wine but descent.

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Richc
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The hostess totally forgot we were there so it was a long wait to sit. The bartender was nice and drinks were god. The food was very average for the high prices!

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vipentropyGain
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

OK maybe the day before Valentines, but the place wasn't close to ready.
Indoors and way too crowded with normal density of people.
CDC Covid Case study waiting to happen. I should have turned around and left...

Service poor. Food average.
Avoid.
Maybe they'll turnaround post-covid

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TerryA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The menu at this restaurant has everything you could possible want. In addition, the restaurant is able to use all the available space. As a result, the number of people attending is also quite large. The staff does a good job trying to balance the needs of the diners with the needs of the people preparing the food.
The diners receive a good amount of good quality food for a reasonable price.

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vipSteveS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure to call ahead. I think they were caught off guard when we showed up with an open table reservation. They did seat us and we had great food and service.

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DinaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend Vittorio Italian to anyone looking for delicious food at a great value & top notch service. My husband & I went to an impromptu date night. The food was excellent & we were welcomed like we were old friends. Do yourself a favor & check it out!

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vipJimmy
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family favorite. Consistently good food and service.

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vipZengirl18
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor's email on 1/2 wine got us in there but its my go to place also

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vipsocalgirl
San Diego
83 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly servers. Neighborly. Good value. Worth the trip.

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Jerry
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will return. Great food. Great service. Relaxing environment.

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vipClaudiaV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food was delicious! Thank you Alex for everything!

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NewtoPQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Good service and vibe, however we didn't like one thing we were served. The calamari wasn't crisp or hot enough and didn't have much flavor, the vodka sauce tasted pretty much like tomato soup, the kids didn't even like their fettucine alfredo because it was tasteless. I hate to leave a bad review for such a family friendly place, but the food just wasn't very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Vittorio’s— very good to excellent this visit. Generally I give 5 stars but tonight’s lamb was not as good as usual. Otherwise great service and a great experience.

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vipKimberlyC
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place with great Italian food

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vipMoonpatricia
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience ! Not only the food is delicious, the service is outstanding and they are SUPER careful about making sure the place is clean and safe against COVID!
We'll be back very soon!

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GregE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vittorio's is always excellent. The open-windows on the side room are perfect for this COVID time. Food was great as usual. Special Tuesday night deal included a great bottle of wine and two entrees for under $40

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vipMike
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend an evening out dining

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vipJimmy
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, super convenient location/access. Two thumbs up.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food is very authentic and fresh. I’ve tried the pizza, pasta, and steak!! Great experience. The Tropical salad was delicious and unique!!

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vipKarenM
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter for her 21st birthday. The service was impeccable and we were also treated like family. The food is scrumptious.

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vipMoonpatricia
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food and drinks are delicious! The service is outstanding.

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NancyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent service always and amazing food!!!

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vipunixrab
Kansas City
104 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful people

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Annie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Food was wonderful and the staff was attentive and prompt.

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vipJimmy
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday specials were awesome. Thanks for being open!

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vipBudW
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We'd gone here for a few wine dinners and decided to try the regular menu one night, and were very pleased with the result. Fresh ingredients and good classic preparation makes this a very good choice for an Italian dinner

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vipHeleneA
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian restaurant. Everything, including the specials are tasty and fresh!!

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vipsherryd
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were great Would definitely go back there again and recommend to friends

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grantw
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food was great but the bar area was very close to the main room and people were yelling and very loud watching a game on TV. It really felt more like a sports bar rather than a pretty expensive restaurant.

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vipArthurG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian Restaurant in San Diego!

We frequently eat here! Great food and great service! Victor the owner is obsessive with quality and service and cares about his customers. Our favorite server is Chuck who always gives us extra ordinary service. Very attentive and engaging. Eating at Vittorio's is always a great experience!

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Christine
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place to go. One of our local favorites

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PhilD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a super busy night, everything worked like clockwork. Seated on time, favorite appetizer (tuna stack) and two great entrees. Very happy with this experience.

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vipMjbeach
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to find a close spot for Italian food without driving clear downtown to Little Italy. Staff was super friendly and small portions were even large enough to bring some home.

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vipLauren
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, great food, and a charming ambiance. We've been coming for years. It's our favorite neighborhood restaurant in San Diego.

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Linda
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful. Staff were attentive. It quiet enough so that it was easy to carry on a conversation with the other couple we dined with. Highly recommend..

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vipJimmy
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delivers with quality food and great service. Would recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego using the Order Online button. Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 538-5884.

Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.