San Diego Restaurants

Alexander’s

The chic all-white interior illuminated by small twinkling lights provides an elegant atmosphere for savoring the fare at this Italian bistro. Feast on Tuscan seafood pasta and baked vodka bolognese…

Asti

Named after the Piedmont city famous for its sparkling wine and truffles, this brick-walled Gaslamp spot sports a bistro feel and serves Northern Italian cuisine including handmade pasta, fresh seafood…

Bencotto Italian Kitchen

The Italian word for “perfectly cooked,” Bencotto’s been a hit with locals almost since Day One. The menu spotlights heaping portions of house-made pastas, cured meats, artisan cheeses and rich…

Buon Appetito

This cozy spot is part of a small chain of Italian restaurants that stretches up to North County. On the menu is a classic selection of fine Italian favorites (we…

Buona Forchetta

The wood-fired oven named Sofia takes center stage at this cozy corner eatery known for its authentic Neapolitan pizza, house-made pastas and salads. Save room for classic Italian desserts like…

Caffe Bella Italia

Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine made from scratch—ranging from veal scaloppini amid a cozy ambiance complete with a romantic dining patio. D (nightly). 

Chianti

Taking its name from Italy’s largest wine-producing region, Chianti celebrates authentic Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on Tuscan flavors. Enjoy rustic, yet elegant fare, from seafood and steak to classic…

Cucina Enoteca

Located in the Flower Hill Promenade, this sister location of Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill features a Cali-Italian menu packed with organic, sustainable antipasti, salads, pastas (even gluten-free pasta) and…

Cucina Urbana

This always-bustling hotspot near Balboa Park features antipasti, pizza and pasta from Chef Joe Magnanelli, as well as a retail wine shop heavy on Italian varietals. The cozy neighborhood kitchen’s…

Davanti Enoteca

Opened by James Beard Restaurateur of the Year semi-finalist Scott Harris, this wine bar and restaurant serves up rustic Italian cuisine in a fun, casual setting. Enjoy a wide selection…

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