San Diego Italian restaurants you'll love

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Top Italian restaurants in San Diego, California

San Diego has some of the best Italian food in the nation. Really. This beachside city became home to many Italian immigrants as early as the 19th century. Little Italy in San Diego is a prominent Italian neighborhood filled to the brim with authentic Italian cuisine, desserts, and coffee. From recipes passed down for centuries to Italian favorites with a contemporary twist, there’s a little bit of everything to explore.

Experience the complex flavors of slowly simmered sauces, fresh-made parmesan cheese, and handmade noodles. These family-owned restaurants in San Diego will change the way you feel about chain Italian cuisine forever. Choose from favorites such as eggplant parmesan, ravioli, and Italian cream cake. Everything is made with care and precision down to the last ingredient.

Ask your server about imported Italian wines to try or local pairings from California wineries. There is no better date night, family dinner, or work outing than one that starts with good food and wine. From traditional delicatessens, pizzerias, and upscale Italian eateries, when you search “Italian food near me” you’re bound to set out on a worthwhile adventure. Little Italy in San Diego is waiting just for you.


Must-try Italian restaurants in San Diego

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Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen

1652 Camino Del Rio North FS16, San Diego

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PIZZA • SALADS • SANDWICHES

Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen - SDSU

6011 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

Avg 4.5 (6284 reviews)
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PIZZA

Lorna's Italian Kitchen

3945 governor dr., San Diego

Avg 4.4 (1545 reviews)
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Level 19

901 Bayfront Court, Suite 1900, San Diego

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Matteo

3015 Juniper St, San Diego

Avg 4.6 (179 reviews)
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FRENCH FRIES

Sogno Di Vino

1607 India Street, San Diego

Avg 3.8 (505 reviews)
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Sorrento Ristorante e Pizzeria

1646 INDIA ST, SAN DIEGO

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Il Sogno Italiano

314 Fifth Ave, San Diego

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Operacaffe

835 4th Ave, San Diego

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Neighborhoods within San Diego to explore

Pacific Beach

Avg 4.3 (52 restaurants)

North Park

Avg 4.3 (36 restaurants)

Little Italy

Avg 4.3 (29 restaurants)

Gaslamp

Avg 4.2 (25 restaurants)

Kearny Mesa

Avg 4.4 (24 restaurants)

Hillcrest

Avg 4.5 (23 restaurants)

East Village

Avg 4.6 (22 restaurants)

Point Loma

Avg 4.5 (13 restaurants)

Carmel Valley

Avg 4.7 (10 restaurants)
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Avg 4.4 (55 restaurants)

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Avg 4.5 (5 restaurants)

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Avg 4.7 (4 restaurants)
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