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Buon Appetito Restaurant

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1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Cedar)
+1 619-238-9880
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered the osso bucco tonight. It was very yummy! The burrata was delicious. The wine was priced just right. The reservation lady was nice to hold my reservation for me because I was running late. She comes off rude on the phone, but I think it's just because they are very busy. Our table was really tiny for two... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. This is a busy place for dinner, so get there early to avoid a wait. The restaurant buzzes with energy from the diners and it isn't the most intimate setting if that is what you're looking for. The tiramisu was heavenly; light custard layered with espresso soaked ladyfingers. Best tiramisu... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I dropped in for an early dinner(5:30) because they don't take reservations on Saturday night. We were lucky to score the last table for two. Before we finished our meal there was a line of people at the door. The restaurant is not big. The tables are very close together which results in a very close and... More 

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Thank dandt65
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I heard great things. This was our first choice in Little Italy. Our waiter was rude, which made the remainder of our meal, lengthy (at best). The hostess was friendly and accommodating. The dining area is very, small. There is one bathroom stall per gender. Small. The food was average.

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Sheboygan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, and great wine selection. Reservations won't get you in until your entire party is there and tables are very close together.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for a healthy, tasty lunch and we found it here. Delicious salad and sandwich. Fresh greens, tomatoes, peppers salad and sandwich on freshly baked bread. Service was excellent and price was very reasonable ($7.00). The portions were large and could have easily fed two. Baked goods and gelato to treat yourself afterwards.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not the place to go for a long and relaxing meal as the service is fast because it is a very popular eatery. However, if you want delicious Italian food, this is a great place. Come before 6 if you want to be seated right away. Dishes can be shared and there are gluten-free options.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner last night on the open patio with my wife. Service was great and the food was very quickly delivered hot. Now granted we had dinner early and only a few people in the place, the food was right out. Average price and large plates of food. Kept the drinks full at all times and made sure we did... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel I was staying at recommended I try this family-owned restaurant located in the Little Italy section of San Diego. What a great suggestion!!! Since I was dining solo I ate at the bar. The bartender was fantastic -- easy to talk with and very helpful when choosing a wine to compliment my entre. I had the dinner salad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here 2 times in 2 weeks. Had the filet of beef w mushroom sauce. Very good! Very amenable to tweaking dishes for our personal tastes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
    (Cedar)
  • Public Transportation: Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-9880
Description
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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