3 1/2 Stars Restaurants

107Fresco Trattoria

Address: 264 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA  92008   Make a Reservation
Fresco Trattoria
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Opened in 1999, Fresco Trattoria in Carlsbad is just a few blocks from the beach and offers traditional Italian cuisine seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. Owner Leone D’Arcangelo is from a small town on the west coast of Italy, very similar to the restaurant's location in North County. When it comes to seafood, pasta, steaks, veal, chicken, pizza or appetizers, Fresco has every base covered. A very encompassing wine menu provides the perfect pairing for your meal whether sitting in the elegant dining room with a bubbling fountain or lounging under the stars on the patio ... Learn More »

107Toronado

Address: 4026 30th Street, San Diego, CA  92104   Make a Reservation
Toronado
The North Park neighborhood of San Diego is quickly becoming the welcomed alternative to downtown, with high-quality and hip joints popping up all the time. Toronado is one of those places that have gained quite the local fan base for its staggering selection of craft beers on tap, and its satisfying menu of fresh and tasty pub fare. Toronado boasts a refreshingly casual, roll-up-your-sleeves atmosphere where the enjoyment of fine drink and food takes precedence. In fact, freshness and quality is so important to the Toronado crew that the drink and food menus are updated daily to ensure guests savor ... Learn More »

107Jake's Del Mar

Address: 1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA  92014   Make a Reservation
Jake's Del Mar
Jake’s Del Mar is a classic waterfront grill, situated right on the beach in the picturesque town of Del Mar, and has become one of San Diego's best loved restaurants. Floor to ceiling windows provide dramatic panoramas of the breaking surf. Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunches all showcase California coastal cuisine and Chef Dustin Anselm remains focused on serving classic dishes prepared with a creative twist. The restaurant’s genuine, friendly service and delicious menu makes for a relaxed atmosphere that is a favorite among locals and tourists alike . The bar offers a special bistro menu specializing in more casual ... Learn More »

107Himalayan Cuisine

Address: 7918 El Cajon Blvd. #P La Mesa, CA, San Diego, CA  91941   Make a Reservation
Himalayan Cuisine
Himalayan Cuisine, nestled in the east county city of La Mesa, offers authentic Indian, Nepalese, and Himalayan cuisine. The warm earth colored walls and traditional Hindu and Buddhist decorations accentuate the overall exotic mood. Specialties include various momos (stuffed dumplings) and vegetarian tarkaris (spicy vegetable curries) prepared in an array of distinct options. Carnivores and seafood lovers alike are sure to delight in the abundance of chicken, lamb, and seafood selections that are available for both lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is both casual and inviting: Guests feel as though they are delighting in the traditional homemade meals found in ... Learn More »

107Roy's

Address: 8670 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA  92122   Make a Reservation
Roy's
Roy’s, a Hawaiian fusion restaurant, is based on the technique using “new directions,” blending freely the European techniques with ingredients of Asia and the Pacific. The first Roy's Restaurant was opened in1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and its La Jolla location maintains the fine dining mantra with innovative and flavorful dishes. Using the freshest ingredients of any locale, Roy’s exemplifies the same sense of fun and freedom found in the original restaurants in Hawaii. At Roy’s, you can get a taste of paradise without having to fly across the Pacific. Learn More »

107Sally's Seafood on the Water

Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Sally's Seafood on the Water
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For years, diners have been heading to Seaport Village for a day of fresh air, shopping, and amazing dining. Many have already discovered the delectable cuisine at Sally's Seafood on the Water, while others haven't yet experienced the unique cuisine of Chef Sarah Linkenheil. While Sally's is renowned for its seafood, shellfish, and sushi, it also serves excellent soups, salads, and meat dishes that have mouths watering as soon as the menu is opened. Weekly specials and happy hours make the restaurant an ideal location for a quick bite after work, and there is a large selection at the bar ... Learn More »

107Mapo Korean BBQ Cuisine

Address: 4647 Convoy Street Suite #105, San Diego, CA  92111   Make a Reservation
Mapo Korean BBQ Cuisine
Kearny Mesa is keeping a big secret. In the corner of a tiny strip mall, slightly off the beaten track, hides a venue serving some of the most delicious Korean barbeque in the neighborhood. Although the outside façade is quite unassuming, Mapo greets guests with warm familiarity and the mouthwatering aromas of roasted meat. With an extensive menu featuring everything from seafood dishes to spicy noodle bowls, guests are even offered the unique option of grilling their entrees tableside. Showcasing a generous All-You-Can-Eat-Special, they are perfect for larger family gatherings or the solo diner seeking a quick lunch. Ordering a ... Learn More »

107Ki's

Address: 2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA  92007   Make a Reservation
Ki's
Where can you find fresh and delicious food, a full bar, outdoor seating, and a beautiful ocean view? Ki’s Restaurant located at the border between Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas. Situated on highway 101 right across the beach, this bar and restaurant strives to provide its patrons with superb service, an extensive menu, and healthy choices for all ages. They serve everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to a kids menu and have specialty evenings like taco Tuesdays.Come out to this beachfront establishment and let all your senses be amazed by the sights, sounds, and tastes that are the ... Learn More »

107Nozomi Noodles and Teriyaki

Address: 4637 Convoy Street #104, San Diego, CA  92111   Make a Reservation
Nozomi Noodles and Teriyaki
Tucked away in the back corner of one of Convoy’s many Korean restaurant filled plazas, is Nozomi, a quaint Japanese sushi, noodles, and teriyaki eatery. Nozomi’s menu showcases an almost overwhelming variety of fresh sushi, specialty rolls, bento boxes, combo plates, and hot pots. Their specials change daily and they even offer an “all you can eat” deal. Nozomi rolls arrive in style on huge plates in a flower like or animal shaped presentations that come decorated with various sauces and an orchid. Dishes are colorful and fresh and portion sizes are generous and can easily be shared. The décor ... Learn More »

107Via Lago Trattoria

Address: 866 Eastlake Parkway, Suite 210, Chula Vista, CA  91914   Make a Reservation
Via Lago Trattoria
While far from the urban bustle of downtown San Diego, Via Lago exudes cosmopolitan charm. Located at the Village Walk at Eastlake, the restaurant is well worth the short drive from central San Diego, thanks to a modern, elegant atmosphere, spot-on professional service, and a menu of Sicilian favorites that will redefine your notion of Italian cuisine. Overseen by Joe Busalacchi, the kitchen turns out dish after mouthwatering dish using fresh ingredients and inventive combinations, such as Ramigna Alla Contadina, pasta with artichokes, chicken, zucchini, eggplant, tomato, garlic, basil, and ricotta salata, or Pasta Palermitana, rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage, ... Learn More »

107Redfield's Sports Bar

Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Redfield's Sports Bar
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Steps away from the convention center; a stone’s throw from Seaport Village; and a San Diego minute from the Gaslamp Quarter is Redfield’s Sports Bar, in the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Redfield’s combines dining elegance and premium seasonal ingredients with delicious, classic sports bar dishes. With twenty-one high definition TV’s showing every sporting event imaginable, a gigantic pool table, and a fully loaded bar, Redfield’s is the ideal destination for game night or after work. Redfield’s also boasts a daily eight hour happy hour, with drink and food specials that will have people wondering why they’re not regulars. Enjoy a ... Learn More »

107Surfrider Pizza

Address: 2163 Abbott Street, San Diego, CA  92107   Make a Reservation
Surfrider Pizza
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In the age of fast food, quality and price have become an oxymoron. So when it comes to pizza, you can pay more for quality service and ingredients or stay on budget and replace freshness with grease. Thankfully there's Surf Rider Pizza Cafe. Finally, a no-fuss pizza eatery where the recipes and toppings of a gourmet restaurant meet the laid back attitude of Ocean Beach. Combined with reasonable prices, Surf Rider Pizza has beach dwellers and visitors buzzing about their popular fresh baked pizzas, such as their house special Surf Rider Pizza with roasted garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, parmesan, ... Learn More »

107Terra American Bistro

Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA  92115   Make a Reservation
Terra American Bistro
Terra calls the East College District of La Mesa home. Chef and Owner Jeff Rossman brings quality to the table (literally) by stocking the Terra kitchen, bar, and menu with locally sourced and sustainable produce and ingredients. Brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks reflect the best the seasons have to offer, and often highlight the rich bounty of San Diego and Riverside County agriculture. From the fresh fruit-infused libations to the “New American Cuisine” menu featuring preparation styles unique to the Americas, Terra serves up a thoughtful dining experience that celebrates the joy of community and communal eating. Learn More »

107Top of the Market

Address: 750 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Top of the Market
Situated on the upper floor of the Fish Market, Top of the Market, serves up the catch of the day in style. Paneled with soft dark wood and accented with crisp white table linens, the chipper dining room is outshined only by the beautiful scene it overlooks. The ocean gleams bright through the large open windows that stretch the length of the restaurant. So while some guests may enjoy watching the preparation of their meal in the airy exhibition kitchen, others are encouraged to soak up the California sunshine and dine on the covered patio. By using the best the ... Learn More »

107Ocean Room

Address: 630 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Ocean Room
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Boasting fresh sushi and an oyster bar overlooking an open kitchen, Ocean Room also offers fresh seafood including shellfish cooked to perfection using a kettle steaming technique. This is something that is rarely seen here on the west coast as it is a technique utilized more in the southern region of the United States, particularly Louisiana. Located in the center of Fifth Avenue in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, Ocean Room’s contemporary décor, friendly staff, and flavorful seafood creations - headed up by Chef Felix Frias - will be a sure bet to indulge in ... Learn More »

107Lienzo Charro

Address: 12511 Poway Rd, San Diego, CA  92064   Make a Reservation

107Lighthouse Bar and Grill

Address: 1101 Scott Street, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation
Lighthouse Bar and Grill
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A fine-tailored décor of rustic design elements and nautical themed details sets the Lighthouse Bar and Grill apart, creating a smart and artistic dining space. The thoughtful and subtly whimsical ambiance complements the menu, which reflects an equal degree of inspiration and care. The nightly dinner menu is international in scope and speaks a language we can all understand. Pizzas and burgers mingle with tantalizing salads and seafood dishes, ensuring guests can humor their culinary fancy. And for those more adventurous guests, the restaurant’s knowledgeable staff is ready and willing to take the helm and steer your meal toward complete ... Learn More »

107Onami-TORA

Address: 1640 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 206, San Diego, CA  92108   Make a Reservation
Onami-TORA
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Seafood enthusiasts flock to Onami-TORA’s all-you-can-eat Japanese seafood buffet stocked with fresh salads, a vast spread of sushi, gourmet hot food, fresh baked goods, and more. With so many tasty offerings to choose from, diners revisit their buffet favorites again and again. And lucky for everyone, Onami-TORA’s reasonable prices make the prospect of coming back a definite reality. Fresh produce and seafood is delivered daily for Onami-TORA’s staff of professional chefs to work their magic on—new dishes are always finding their way to the forefront for guests to enjoy. Known for having a light, relaxed, and clean atmosphere, Onami-TORA is ... Learn More »

107Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant

Address: 5911 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA  92111   Make a Reservation
Located right off Balboa Avenue, Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant boasts some of the most authentic Persian cuisine San Diego has to offer. And that is no small feat. The elegant venue, its caring staff, and well-executed classic dishes set it apart from others. With proper accommodations for large private events and parties, Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant still maintains tried-and-true traditional quality throughout their entire menu. From the fresh Shirazi salad, to the popular koobideh kebab, and even to the extensive dessert offerings, the options are endless. Patrons have made it a definite go-to for Middle Eastern food done right. Learn More »

107Acqua Al 2

Address: 322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Acqua Al 2
RecommendedEditor's PickSpecial Offer
While it may be physically impossible to bring a Florentine trattoria to San Diego, Chef and Owner Martin Gonzalez has come remarkably close. Acqua Al 2 is the sister restaurant of the original Acqua Al 2, located on the Via della Vigna Vecchia in Florence. Using the same menu, recipes, and cooking techniques, Acqua Al 2 offers authentic Tuscan-style dining right in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district. The charming ambiance hints of old world Italy, while the aromatic and flavorful dishes exude authenticity. Anyone considering an escape to Italy should first pay a visit to this local favorite. Learn More »