Acqua Al 2 Ristorante
322 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Fax: (619) 230-0647
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, French, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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09/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We received very poor service, waited 40 minutes for entree to arrive, received a completely well-done crusty steak (ordered medium), and were told by an overly touch-happy manager that the deserts would be on the house. Of course they weren't. By the way, the steak came with no sides at all. It was a pretty sad presentation in a lousy restaurant.
AVOID THIS PLACE. There are so many other and better restaurants around this area.
Do not go to this restaurant if you are thirsty. The bill included a surprise, no free refills on iced tea. This is not mentioned on the menu or by the waiter, just a surprise waiting for you when you go to pay the bill. When it was suggested to the manager that they should let the customer know there are no free refills, the manager could not care less. The food is okay, might have tasted better if it were cheaper. Service was not great either. The place was very small and we felt we were in the way, as the waiter was forced to squeeze by to serve the other guests.
06/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I am noticing that there have been no recent reviews.... I personally think Acqua al 2 (2 is said, Due, its 2 in Italian) is authentic, its not to say that Old Spaghetti Factory isnt but what Acqua al 2 has to offer is a special meal that any self respecting Florentine would go out to eat at a favorite ristorante. Its not the lasagna that their mothers would slave all day for. Plus, the owners just opened a fashionable little wine bar called TOAST(like salute) enoteca e cucina (wine bar & kitchen). This place is so cool. So dont let the reviews sway you away, just relax and have a good time, trust me!
02/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I had some friends visiting and took them here for dinner. The food was good, I have no complaints about the food. The service however, was horrific. I will not go back simply because of the service. If I am going to splurge on a good meal I want someone to take care of me. Then when we got the check over 3 1/2 hours later he had included a ridiculous tip because in his words' he didn't think we'd leave him one'. I was infuriated. But by this point we were late for the rest of the nights plans, and I was just glad to get out of there without losing my Italian temper.
09/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Great overall dining experience! I may be biased because I absolutely love Italian food, however this charming restaurant met all of my expectations. The menu had so many delicious looking dishes but the friendly and knowledgeable server helped us narrow down our options. We skipped the appetizer since Italian food is pretty heavy and we wanted to save room for dessert. I ordered the gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce which was light and creamy. My boyfriend ordered the filet mignon topped with blueberry sauce. We were both hesitant about trying it since we weren?t sure how blueberry sauce would compliment red meat, but hats off to the chef and the server for recommending such an outstanding dish! Finally, we wrapped up our meal with the flourless chocolate cake and the cheesecake which were the perfect end to our meal. Both were more moderate portions and light in texture so we didn?t walk out feeling uncomfortably full. Overall it was a really positive experience and I will definitely be returning to Acqua Al 2 in the future!
07/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
step 1: make a reservation (sometimes they are closed for private parties)
step 2: go to acqua al 2
step 3: order the pasta sampler
step 4: order the balsamic steak and the blueberry steak and share (approx 2 for 3 people)..you wont need more after the 5 pastas in the sampler
step 5: thank me!