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Buon Appetito Restaurant

1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
+1 619-238-9880
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (123 reviews)
“bread” (88 reviews)
“osso bucco” (56 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is great for eating autentic italian food. The staff is friendly and the food delicious. The coffee was also italian like. We can recomend this place when you visit little Italy in San Diego.

Thank Christian J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the best Italian ive ever had. I had the lasagna and it was out of this world! You know the food is authentic because everyone speaks Italian and has very thick accents. Everyone loved theirs and we hope to go back!

Thank Mya M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I ate here and had different experiences. My spaghetti and meatballs was a bit above average while his pasta dish had runny/watery sauce. The staff here is fantastic. They were on top of refills and the like. Parking can be a little...More

Thank trm684
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited based on the excellent reviews on TripAdivsor. The food was decent and service was adequate....but nothing special. This is a very small place with tables very close together - it was loud which made it hard to have a conversation. I have no...More

Thank Lannie_CO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a great Italian restaurant in the centre of Little Italy. All the staff were very attentive and the food was very tasty. We had bread and marina sauce for the table, however the staff were willing to provide vinegar and balsamic on...More

Thank kerry o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of atmosphere and the best pasta I have EVER eaten. It's crowded and tables a bit small but I would go back in a heart beat!! YUUUMMMYYY!!!

Thank runnerrae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am of Italian decent; I cook and eat my share of Italian meals and I can be critical, that said, I enjoyed my meal. The server was prompt, provided good service and understanding of the food and menu. The bread and sauce at the...More

1  Thank Frank_1268Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of very different items to choose from (not just 8 pastas with the same marinara). Don't be seduced by the fresh bread; your meal will more than satisfy you. We tried one of the stuffed pastas (think little bags of money except...More

Thank Motowners
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So good that we ate here 2x- only because of the food, not the service and wait time. Easily walkable from hotel with great menu, good value HUGE portions and very tasty. Accommodating to special requests but wait time for food was too long on...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a very nice place. We came to eat dinner and everything was perfect!! The atmosphere, Service and the food was just fabulous!! I highly recomend It.

1  Thank GALICIA60
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Don C
Do you have Terramisu?
17 May 2017|
Response from Chas0916 | Reviewed this property |
We had tartufo... a gelato dessert made from hazelnut gelato layered over chocolate fudge gelato with a hot fudge filler
Where is nearest parking if unable to find street parking
14 July 2016|
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
You just have to park a few blocks up (not down towards the water) on a side street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
  • 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
  • E-mail
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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