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Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
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Little Italy, Central San Diego

Buon Appetito Restaurant

Italian Restaurants, Night Clubs, Bars, Mediterranean Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Friendly servive, good prices, delicious food. Basic wood fired pizza was so good! Ambiance made it better.



This seems like the best Italian place in Little Italy based on my research online and also recommended by hotel employees. Place gets really crowded but it's worth the wait. Love their pasta!


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Enjoyed lunch very much

Sorry, but I disagree with the previous two reviews. Maybe they just had one of those bad moments. I don't know, but our experience was excellent. The Salad and home made suops was delicious, the lettuce, particularily the raddichio, was very fresh, and the dressing tasty. My duck ragu pasta was plentiful and of very good quality. We had no problem with the service, and it was busy during our lunch visit. I thought it was a bit pricey, but not to excess, just not a ""bargain"".


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buon appetito

Caesar Salad was the worst ever, lettuce limp, soft, mushy, brown and looked like it was left over from the night before. Plus the shrimp was like leather/rubber. We did not even eat the salad after two bites. . Carpachio was a 6 out of 10. We would not go back again. Not sure how you can ruin a plain Casear Salad, but they seemed to do it. We were there when they opened at 11:00 AM. Waiters Italian accent was fake.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Are we living in the 60's?

Food was good. I enjoyed it. My wife and friends enjoyed it as well. HOWEVER, the service was horrible. It's like they did the bare minimum to get by. It's like we were bothering the waitress by being there. I was really upset with the service. The bad thing about it was that I didnt see it all around the restaurant. It was just at OUR TABLE. Maybe it was because we were the only hispanics at the restaurant. I hate to bring the race thing up, but I'm going to anyway. We were the only hispanics in there and we were definitely not dressed like the rest of the customers (who were in business-like attire, maybe on a lunch break from work) The waitress was a blond, light-skinned average-size female. So we obviously looked out of place. Anyway, the service was horrible and I am definitely not going back there again no matter how good the food is. And, it could've been many things..Maybe the waitress was having a bad day....Maybe she was new...Maybe she heard that Hispanics don't tip well...Regardless of the reason we were the only ones being treated that way...And if it was the latter of the reasons, then I definitely lived up to that stereotype (I hope she enjoyed her tip, JERK!).....TWO THUMBS WAY DOWN!!!!


Best Italian Food Ever

This is hands down the best italian food I've ever had in my life. We live in Riverside and whenever we visit San Diego, we make sure to eat here.


Provided by Citysearch - 

One of the best Italian Restaurants in San Diego, i go at least once a week! I love the fact that they have take-out as well. The owner also owns Arriverdercci in Hillcrest and Trattoria I Trulli in Encinitas. Both are just as great!! Love the egg plant appetizer and pizza'a at Arriverdercci!


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I'll drive from LA to eat there!!

I am an Italian citizen and know Italian food. All I can say is that I have never had such good Italian food in the States before - it was authentic and simply delicious. Service was excellent too - cordial and fast. I strongly recommend it!

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Buon Appetito

1609 India StSan DiegoCA 92101

(619) 238-9880

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