Best Italian restaurants in San Diego

Check out the top Italian restaurants in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bencotto
1. Bencotto
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750 W Fir St, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 9 minutes
+1 619-450-4786
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Salo
Great Italian restaurant! Short walk
Belinda
This is a great Italian restaurant. Their specials are usually the best.
1. Bencotto
1. Bencotto
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0 local reviews
750 W Fir St, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 9 minutes
+1 619-450-4786
Salo
Salo
Great Italian restaurant! Short walk
Belinda
Belinda
This is a great Italian restaurant. Their specials are usually the best.
2. Alexander's
2. Alexander's
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3391 30th St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 619-281-2539
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Rozzi And Scott
Nice Italian restaurant. White table cloths but casual. Excellent food.
Jes And Joanie
Fabulous, white cloth Italian restaurant right down the street. Enjoy your meal inside or outside. Some of o…
Brook & Justin
A lovely white-on-white Italian restaurant with nice ambiance and an outdoor patio within walking distance. P…
2. Alexander's
2. Alexander's
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0 local reviews
3391 30th St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 619-281-2539
Rozzi And Scott
Rozzi And Scott
Nice Italian restaurant. White table cloths but casual. Excellent food.
Jes And Joanie
Jes And Joanie
Fabulous, white cloth Italian restaurant right down the street. Enjoy your meal inside or outside. Some of our nights can be chilly but th…
Brook & Justin
Brook & Justin
A lovely white-on-white Italian restaurant with nice ambiance and an outdoor patio within walking distance. Pizza's and pastas in style. M…
3. Filippi's Pizza Grotto Little Italy
3. Filippi's Pizza Grotto Little Italy
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1747 India St, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 619-232-5094
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Doug And Jennifer
Great authentic Italian restaurant in LIttle Italy. Best in San Diego. Get the cannoli's.
Linda
Classic Italian restaurant with wine bottles hanging from the ceiling. Wine and beer. Italian grocery in the f…
Susi
A great family-owned Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. This downtown location is the original restaurant found…
3. Filippi's Pizza Grotto Little Italy
3. Filippi's Pizza Grotto Little Italy
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0 local reviews
1747 India St, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 619-232-5094
Doug And Jennifer
Doug And Jennifer
Great authentic Italian restaurant in LIttle Italy. Best in San Diego. Get the cannoli's.
Linda
Linda
Classic Italian restaurant with wine bottles hanging from the ceiling. Wine and beer. Italian grocery in the front.
Susi
Susi
A great family-owned Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. This downtown location is the original restaurant founded by the family. It also has …
4. Enoteca Adriano
4. Enoteca Adriano
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4864 Cass St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 858-490-0085
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Karl
Great Italian restaurant just a couple blocks away. Reservations recommended on the weekend or you may encoun…
Mary And Jim
Romantic, amazing Italian restaurant in PB. Make sure to try one of their Burrata specials.
Ryder
Delicious and charming little Italian restaurant. Feels like Italy.
4. Enoteca Adriano
4. Enoteca Adriano
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0 local reviews
4864 Cass St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 858-490-0085
Karl
Karl
Great Italian restaurant just a couple blocks away. Reservations recommended on the weekend or you may encounter a wait.
Mary And Jim
Mary And Jim
Romantic, amazing Italian restaurant in PB. Make sure to try one of their Burrata specials.
Ryder
Ryder
Delicious and charming little Italian restaurant. Feels like Italy.
5. Little Italy
5. Little Italy
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Little Italy, San Diego
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Bob & Myleen
The name says is all. Plenty of Italian Restaurants, deli's and shopping.
Angi
Little Italy is a charming highly-walkable scenic neighborhood with numerous Italian restaurants, Italian reta…
Rebecca
One of the quaintest parts of town, filled with fabulous Italian restaurants and cafes.
5. Little Italy
5. Little Italy
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Little Italy, San Diego
Bob & Myleen
Bob & Myleen
The name says is all. Plenty of Italian Restaurants, deli's and shopping.
Angi
Angi
Little Italy is a charming highly-walkable scenic neighborhood with numerous Italian restaurants, Italian retail shops, home design stores, …
Rebecca
Rebecca
One of the quaintest parts of town, filled with fabulous Italian restaurants and cafes.
6. Buona Forchetta - South Park
6. Buona Forchetta - South Park
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3001 Beech St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 619-381-4844
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Paul
Amazing pizza, probably the best I've had, anywhere. Thin crust. Even the gluten free crust is way better than…
Tammy
“Wonderful Italian restaurant serving pizza from a traditional wood fired oven. Great outdoor patio. Gets bu…
Flavia&Austin
Italian restaurant and pizzeria. All the staff is italian and the pizza is afoordable and authentic. That's al…
6. Buona Forchetta - South Park
6. Buona Forchetta - South Park
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3001 Beech St, San Diego
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 619-381-4844
Paul
Paul
Amazing pizza, probably the best I've had, anywhere. Thin crust. Even the gluten free crust is way better than almost all other crusts anywh…
Tammy
Tammy
“Wonderful Italian restaurant serving pizza from a traditional wood fired oven. Great outdoor patio. Gets busy, may have to wait, but wort…
Flavia&Austin
Flavia&Austin
Italian restaurant and pizzeria. All the staff is italian and the pizza is afoordable and authentic. That's all we tried so far, so we can't…
7. Piatti
7. Piatti
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2182 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 858-454-1589
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Karin
Piatti is a great Italian restaurant that has been in La Jolla for over 25 years. They have a wide variety of…
Isaac
Fancy Italian restaurant
7. Piatti
7. Piatti
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2182 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 858-454-1589
Karin
Karin
Piatti is a great Italian restaurant that has been in La Jolla for over 25 years. They have a wide variety of items on the menu including a…
Isaac
Isaac
Fancy Italian restaurant
8. Arrivederci
8. Arrivederci
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3845 Fourth Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 9 minutes
+1 619-299-6282
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Steve
Excellent Italian restaurant serving regional specialties. Very popular.
Christine
Family run Italian restaurant -very authentic Italian/homemade cooking..
Mel & Sam
Great Italian restaurant with a very quaint and inviting ambiance, friendly service, and excellent food and wi…
8. Arrivederci
8. Arrivederci
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3845 Fourth Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 9 minutes
+1 619-299-6282
Steve
Steve
Excellent Italian restaurant serving regional specialties. Very popular.
Christine
Christine
Family run Italian restaurant -very authentic Italian/homemade cooking..
Mel & Sam
Mel & Sam
Great Italian restaurant with a very quaint and inviting ambiance, friendly service, and excellent food and wine.
9. Piacere Mio
9. Piacere Mio
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1947 Fern St, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 619-794-2543
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Plemmie
This Italian restaurant with amazing menu will make your tummy happy. We are lucky to have them just 2 blocks…
Patricia
Who wouldn't like to walk 100 ft to a very popular Italian restaurant in a cozy setting? Excellent happy hour…
Bob & Myleen
Piacere Mio is quietly the best Italian Restaurant in San Diego. In the "Hidden Gem" neighborhood of South Pa…
9. Piacere Mio
9. Piacere Mio
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1947 Fern St, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 619-794-2543
Plemmie
Plemmie
This Italian restaurant with amazing menu will make your tummy happy. We are lucky to have them just 2 blocks from our property.
Patricia
Patricia
Who wouldn't like to walk 100 ft to a very popular Italian restaurant in a cozy setting? Excellent happy hour too!
Bob & Myleen
Bob & Myleen
Piacere Mio is quietly the best Italian Restaurant in San Diego. In the "Hidden Gem" neighborhood of South Park, this "locals" spot is sure…
10. Lido's Restaurant
10. Lido's Restaurant
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7252 Broadway, Lemon Grove
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
(619) 469-9901
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Maria
Delicious and popular Italian restaurant. Dinner can have a long wait, especially on weekends. It's family s…
Yana
Italian restaurant. Good food and big portions. Opens at 11am.
10. Lido's Restaurant
10. Lido's Restaurant
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7252 Broadway, Lemon Grove
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
(619) 469-9901
Maria
Maria
Delicious and popular Italian restaurant. Dinner can have a long wait, especially on weekends. It's family style eating with large portion…
Yana
Yana
Italian restaurant. Good food and big portions. Opens at 11am.
11. Barbusa
11. Barbusa
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1917 India St, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 9 minutes
(619) 238-1917
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Irina And Victoria
Wonderful Italian Restaurant in Little Italy
Ryan And Melanie
Stylish Italian restaurant with Pop Art decor & a marble-topped bar serving modern Sicilian fare.
11. Barbusa
11. Barbusa
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0 local reviews
1917 India St, San Diego
Closed · Opens in 9 minutes
(619) 238-1917
Irina And Victoria
Irina And Victoria
Wonderful Italian Restaurant in Little Italy
Ryan And Melanie
Ryan And Melanie
Stylish Italian restaurant with Pop Art decor & a marble-topped bar serving modern Sicilian fare.