Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego

Expert recommended Top 3 Italian Restaurants in San Diego, California. All of our italian restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


505 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

Since 2004

Chicken Fra Diavolo, Antipasti Giardino, Pepperoni Pizza, Pappardelle, Contorni, Tagliatelle, Short Rib, Grilled Octopus, Roasted Portobello, Smoked Chicken and Chopped Salad, Grilled Three Cheese, Margherita, Mushroom, Whipped Goat Cheese, Rustichella Tartufo Pecorino, Finocchiona, Spaghettini, Cucina Burger, Lasagna, Giant Meatball & Ravioli

Cucina Urbana is famous for combining the tastes of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California. Their environments evoke a stylish Italian kitchen-meets-charming bohemian cuisine, complete with open kitchens, large alfresco patios, spacious bar areas, communal seating, and intimate table settings. The restaurant boasts comfort and familiarity, embracing diners to a country farmhouse with the added whimsy of a contemporary art installation. Cucina space is perfect for birthday and graduation celebrations, corporate dinners, wedding receptions, and other personal and professional milestones. Taste their happy hour's dishes, brussels sprouts, giant meatball & tricolore salad.

Price: Starts from $9


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Mon Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun Dinner: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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1609 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

Since 2003

Polenta Alla Boscaiola, Pasta, Minestrone, Orecchiette Alla Barese, Pesce Del Giorno, Scampi Serenata, Antipasti, Burrata, Lasagne E Ravioli, Salad, Ossobuco Alla Milanese, Arancini, Linguine Boscomare, Antipasto Alla Contadina, Insalata Fantasia, Caprese, Lasagne Classica, Insalata Tricolore, Capellini Alla Checca & Fettuccine Alla Montanara

Buon Appetito is a part of Italy situated in the heart of Little Italy, San Diego. Their three partners have more than 60 years of restaurant and hospitality experience between them. They found their cooking techniques from the University of Mama's Kitchen and hospitality and management skills from grace and compassion of remembering where they came from and how it all got started back in 1993. Buon Appetito hopes you surely realize your dining experiences like your fondest childhood memories of family meals and gatherings. The restaurant team provides high quality and authentic Italian food in a friendly manner. Savour their gluten-free Scampi Serenata.

Price: Starts from $7.95

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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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750 West Fir Street, #103, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

Since 2009

Riso Fritto, Tortino Al Tartufo, Melanzane Alla Parmigiana, Prosciutto San Daniele, Arrabbiata, Gnocco Fritto, Tagliatelle Integrali, Formaggi Del Giorno, Insalata Mista, Marinara, Erbazzone, Insalata Cesare, Bolognese, Calamari in Umido, Pasta E Fagioli Alla Toscana, Pesto, Gnocchi Ripieni, Lasagna Alla Bolognese, Gnocchi Neri & Cioppino Bencotto

Bencotto is a chic bi-level eatery famed for artisanal Italian eats, including handmade pasta and classic desserts. It is located in the "Q" building in Little Italy and prides itself on exceptional customer service, so if undecided, ask the staff for a suggestion. The restaurant environment is contemporary though mixed with the feel of an Old World kitchen. Their mezzanine dining space may be reserved for parties up to 50 persons wishing to hold private meetings or celebrate special occasions. Valet parking is accessible at the corner of India Street and Fir Street Tuesday through Sunday from 6 pm for 12$. Taste their seventy-five different kinds of pasta recipes.

Price: Starts from $8


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Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu & Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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