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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)
“osso bucco” (56 reviews)
“tiramisu” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
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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1 - 10 of 835 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Couldn't get in on our first attempt without a reservation, but was able to find an open table one night later. It was worth the wait! Great meal.....just like the North End in Boston.

Thank zekesidney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There were so many restaurants to choose from in Little Italy, and we were fortunate to pick this place! Had a wonderful bottle of red blend wine, and split the antipasta salad appetizer and the Rigatoni with Wild Boar - both were simply outstanding. For...More

Thank Kim1751
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at this lovely restaurant in Little Italy in San Diego. The servers were friendly, and although we were early for our reservation, we were seated immediately in the busy restaurant. The food was all well-prepared and plentiful, and we would...More

Thank newtonhiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had reservations. I dropped off my family while I was looking for parking. The hostess said they needed to wait until I showed up. Finding a parking spot can be very difficult. So when they called me to let me know they couldn't be seated,...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting Little Italy. We choose this restaurant based on the reviews and were very pleased we did. The restaurant is small, the seating is tight and is very busy. It was a beautiful night so we sat in the outdoor...More

1  Thank NancySeaside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, I found a hair in my risotto. When I pointed it out to the server he took it back to the kitchen and came out and told me that there was no one with that type of hair that work back...More

Thank Jared V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the menu! Whether I am in the mood for beef or seafood, this place always hits the mark. Great Location and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Baseball4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are glad we booked for a Monday night dinner as this restaurant is very popular and busy. The menu and food is great, including specials, and nice wine selection. Seafood linguine is excellent and so we're lobster pasta parcels. A few low points. Ravioli...More

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at Urban Boutique Hotel and looked for a restaurant that we could walk to. We wanted a special place/meal as we were in San Diego to celebrate being married 40 years. We started out with happy hour at a sister restaurant (next...More

Thank hedyevrt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had ravioli and it was wonderful. It was a simple dish with great big flavor! Open Table told us there were no reservations available for the whole evening so we took a chance and just gave it a try. We were seated immediately. It...More

Thank Kathy C
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Don C
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
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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