Italian Restaurants

108Stella Italianfare

Address: 8008 Girard Avenue Suite 220, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation

106Salvucci's

Address: 935 J St., San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Salvucci’s is more than just a name. It’s food, rooted in our culture and traditions. It’s recipes, passed down from generation to generation; each adding their own unique touch while still honoring the integrity of the original flavors. It’s community, where neighbors are family and bonds are built and strengthened around the kitchen table. Salvucci's Ristorante brings delicious, homemade meals, pairing traditional Italian recipes with locally-sourced ingredients. The menu includes daily homemade pastas, hand tossed wood-fired pizzas, fresh seasonal salads, and fresh baked breads. Learn More »

106Acquavite La Jolla

Address: 1298 Prospect Street Ste 3M, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
A hidden gem nestled inside the Coast Walk in La Jolla features authentic Italian cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Filippo Piccini. Homemade pasta, fresh ravioli delicious risotto and a unique selection of wines accompanied by amazing ocean views in a romantic, yet relaxed rustic dining room emphasized by a contemporary décor is just the beginning of your new Italian experience. Learn More »

107BiCE Ristorante

Address: 425 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
BiCE Ristorante
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BiCE Ristorante skillfully fuses the elegance and trend-setting gusto of modern Europe in the historic San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, while introducing patrons to contemporary Italian cuisine melded with California ingredients. Executive Chef Mario Cassineri has created a menu that entices palates with amazing flavor combinations as his attention to detail and presentation mesmerize guests. Start off the night with the Prosciutto con Burrata, 24-month aged prosciutto paired with creamy burrata cheese that will surely tantalize taste buds with its perfected meat-and-cheese combination. Indulge in the Orzotto all’Aragosta e Burratina: “risotto style” barley with Maine Lobster, fresh tomato and burrata cheese, ... Learn More »

107Trattoria i Trulli

Address: 830 South Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
Trattoria i Trulli pairs fresh ingredients with traditional Italian tastes and welcomes all to dine in a warm, hospitable atmosphere. Great pride is taken in the extensive and meticulously chosen international wine list which helps provide the best experience Encinitas has to offer. There are international white and red wines from Santa Maria, Paso Robles, Germany, St. Lucia and many other regions of the world. Sit inside the enchanting dining room or on the exclusive patio overlooking Italian shops, buildings and an urban neighborhood. Come in for lunch or dinner and choose from a wide variety of entrees which include ... Learn More »

107Toast Enoteca & Cucina

Address: 927 J Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Toast Enoteca & Cucina
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In need of a relaxing moment and a glass of wine or want to sample varietals in a chic, intimate, and sophisticated environment? Come relax and unwind at Toast Enoteca & Cucina in San Diego’s East Village. This combination restaurant and wine bar features around 400 different bottles of wine to sample and purchase. By the glass sales are available as well. Toast offers an extensive and authentic Italian menu complete with antipasti, insalante, primi, pizze, secondi, and Panini courses. This downtown landmark is yet another culinary creation by Martin Gonzalez, the owner and executive chef of Acqua Al 2, ... Learn More »

106Mia Francesca

Address: 12905 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA  92130   Make a Reservation
Mia Francesca takes great pride in rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. This charming Italian restaurant has recently been introduced into the San Diego ago area and is quickly becoming the talk of town. Having a family reunion or celebration? Mia Francesca is the perfect place, featuring a large open patio and authentic trattoria style dining as well as a private dining room that accommodates up to fifty people. Try Antipasti and Insalate options to start off your dining experience while sipping excellent Old & New World white or red Wine before dinner or stop by during the day ... Learn More »

106Davanti Enoteca

Address: 12955 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA  92130   Make a Reservation
This is not your average Italian dining experience. Davanti Enoteca is lively and full of vibrancy. The excellent service and friendly staff make you feel comfortable and relaxed. This is the place to be if you want to kick back and make some new friends over delicious food. Not only does Davanti Enoteca provide a great atmosphere; pride is taken in creating fresh, authentic Italian dishes. For those craving something different and exciting, come in and dig into Polpo con Rafano: seared octopus, potato salad and fresh horseradish aioli. Or come by on the weekends and choose from an affordable ... Learn More »

107Pomodoro

Address: 2833 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation
Pomodoro
Taking inspiration from a primary ingredient, Pomodoro Ristorante boasts a décor that features more than one nod to that master fruit, the tomato. With curtains hanging over the dining room’s large windows and accent pieces that could have come from Grandmother’s home, Pomodoro is both casual and comfortable. Fresh, house-made pastas and sauces drive in that home-away-from-home feeling, while the full menu of sumptuous Italian specialties confirms you’re in a special place. The heated patio makes dining al fresco a possibility any time, especially with the Point Loma breezes beckoning us out to play. Learn More »

106Asti Ristorante

Address: 728 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Asti Ristorante
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Amidst a sea of Italian restaurants, Asti Ristorante in San Diego’s Gaslamp District is one that should not be overlooked. Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, Asti does not disappoint. Whether you stop in for lunch or for dinner, Asti’s extensive selection of hand-made pastas, fresh seafood or traditional chicken, beef or veal entrees are sure to please even the pickiest diners. The restaurant offers outdoor seating overlooking the Gaslamp’s bustling 5th Avenue, as well as indoor dining in the restaurant’s meticulously decorated dining room. Asti Ristorante is one of the few restaurants in downtown San Diego that can please both ... Learn More »

106The Godfather

Address: 7878 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA  92111   Make a Reservation

108Primavera Ristorante

Address: 932 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA  92118   Make a Reservation
Primavera Ristorante
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With its intimate, reserved, and romantic ambiance and soft floral palette décor, Primavera strives to provide each guest with a sense of being on vacation while dining. Situated between shops and cafes on Coronado’s Orange Avenue, Primavera brings a little bit of Italian culinary heaven to us right here in San Diego. The restaurant’s menu is loaded with color and flavor from appetizers to desserts. They also have nightly seafood specials along with an extensive menu of entrées and a great selection of pastas, salads, chicken, and meat. Primavera’s extensive wine list contains an assortment of choices suited to pair ... Learn More »

106Kitchen 4140

Address: 4140 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA  92117   Make a Reservation
Kitchen 4140
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Kitchen 4140 owner Chef Kurt Metzger is a trail blazer in San Diego’s organic dining scene, purchasing products from local farms and using ingredients from his onsite garden. He uses this plentiful bounty to provide diners with a fusion of Italian, Mexican, and French cuisine. Taste these truly fresh ingredients in signature dishes such as Steak Hash with wild mushrooms, red onion, fire roasted peppers, two poached eggs, chive-chervil crème fraiche or the Kitchen Pasta-- linguini with tomatoes from the garden, basil garlic and shrimp. Dine here for a satisfying meal made with good old fashioned TLC-- tender love and ... Learn More »

107Osteria Romantica

Address: 2151 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Osteria Romantica
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Osteria Romantica provides a chic, casual, and relaxing atmosphere for enjoying wonderful company, cuisine, and drink. This restaurant was designed to reflect the osterias of Italy, where locals commune around fresh food and good wine; indeed, La Jolla Shores locals and visitors alike raise their glasses—and forks—to the common goal of enjoying authentic cuisine and company. As the likes of Pavarotti and other legends woo you with their crooning, Romantica’s sophisticated décor invites you into an intimate setting punctuated by nostalgic accent pieces and mementos. Similarly, the refined yet hearty menu of Italian specialties is both familiar and intriguing. The ... Learn More »

106Gaetano's

Address: 10615 Tierrasanta Blvd., San Diego, CA  92124   Make a Reservation

106Bull & Bear Bar and Grill

Address: 8008 Girard Avenue, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
A neighborhood hangout offering classic American, Italian, and Mexican fare, Bull & Bear Bar and Grill attracts not only the local La Jolla crowd, but also hungry stomachs in-the-know. Guests can bask in the typically temperate coastal air on their patio as they savor Bull & Bear’s casual cuisine and friendly service. Learn More »

107Firenze Trattoria

Address: 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
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Sit at a table at Firenze Trattoria and let yourself be transported to Italy. The quaint Italian restaurant, tucked in the hills of Encinitas, seems worlds away from the bustle of San Diego. Whether you choose to dine on the soothing outdoor patio or calm, or inside the elegant interior dining room, you are sure to feel at ease. The cuisine is as authentic as the space, with an extensive menu of savory Italian fare including alluring pastas and risottos, fresh, flavorful fish, and tempting house specialties such as Veal Scaloppini, Chicken Piccata, and Eggplant Parmesan. An extensive, Italian-centric wine ... Learn More »

106Romano's

Address: 2718 B Street, Julian, CA  92036   Make a Reservation
Romano's
All selections are made on the premises and feature traditional italian dishes as well as innovative specialties. Whether your mood is for spicy apple cider sausage pork loin in cinnamon, garlic and whiskey sauce halibut in florentine sauce or the more traditional Italian fare of pastas and pizza, For finale, share a tiramisu or cappuccino. Learn More »

106Armstrong Catering

Address: 4134 Poplar Street, San Diego, CA  92105   Make a Reservation
Armstrong Catering
Since 1976, Armstrong Catering has been a San Diego institution. Providing top-notch, professional, and affordable services throughout the county, this family-owned company is dedicated to the cause of giving you the event of your dreams – maybe one better than you could imagine. Weddings turn magical, themed parties are unforgettable, and corporate events reflect impeccable taste under the expert eye of Armstrong Catering. They even offer their own historic facility that boasts grand architectural details, along with scenic surroundings and an outdoor patio to suit all your event-hosting needs. Learn More »

106Caffe Bella Italia

Address: 1525 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA  92109   Make a Reservation
Caffe Bella Italia
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At this family-run Italian restaurant, Chef-owner Stefano Ceresoli has transported the essence of his Milan birthplace to the beautiful setting of Pacific Beach. As a native who knows the niceties of Mediterranean dining, Chef Stefano prides himself in the bona fide Italian ambiance of his restaurant, accenting the space with mood lighting and decorative gold metalwork. His Northern Italian cuisine includes a variety of homemade pastas, complemented by rich sauces such as Saffron and Creamy Tomato. With scrumptious signature entrees, over thirty selections of wood-fired pizza, and a superb wine list with over 70 bottles, Caffe Bella Italia is a ... Learn More »