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Nicolosi's Italian Restaurant

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7005 Navajo Rd, San Diego, CA 92119-1505 (Jackson Drive)
+1 619-287-5757
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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La Mesa
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The wait staff is perky, friendly, and happy. We could tell they enjoyed their job and place of business. The photos in the entry let the clientele know that the restaurant is really a family tradition. The Italian food was tasty and not too heavy. Come and enjoy!

Thank WatermelonLady
San Diego
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My youngest is in Italian class at school and gets extra credit for eating at Italian places. So we are doing a "stay vacation" traveling to local Italian places. Have lived in San Diego all my life and had seen this off Highway 8 on Adobe Falls road. Wanted to try for a long time. Ended up with a groupon,... More 

Thank Sdillon92123
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been going to Nicolosi's for over 20 years. After our visit last night we will not be back. The prices have increased and they now add a service fee!! We used to get salad or soup with our meal, now you have to pay $3 extra. There was no notification of the service fee. Very disappointed in Nicolosi's.

Thank sandieago
San Diego, CA
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212 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We bought a coupon to eat at Nicolosi's. We went over the value of the meals we were buying but it was worth it because we'll get at least another meal for each of us out of it. We ordered a large chicken pesto pizza. The large is only $2.00 more than the medium size so we figured it was... More 

Thank maringfro
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This place has great food no matter what you order. We came here to listen to Chet and the jam night. WOW did we have a treat. Loved all of it. Looking for great blues jam night or great food? This is the place

Thank tanadd
Lancaster, California
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Had an early Sunday dinner (4pm) and it was superb. The Sicilian Mac and Cheese was so tasty. We also saw some others having pizza and it looked yummy! A nice family restaurant but large enough to get a table away from the noise and enjoy some adult time.

Thank JanT56737
san diego
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141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Three of us went to this neighborhood restaurant on a Monday night and we were surprised at how many people were dining. The restaurant is attractively decorated and has a warm, comfortable feel. Our server was very friendly and pleasant. She took our drink orders and returned promptly with our drinks. We all ordered entrees, which included salads. The salads... More 

Thank sandiegoeater749
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Avoid this restaurant. Unfortunately, we did not avoid it, and got burned badly. We ordered carry-out. The food came out late, lukewarm, gloppy and dreadful. They serve it in cheap, cardboard boxes that soak up the sauce and turn the food into inedible mush. The Fettuccine Alfredo was a sticky, coagulated mess; the lasagne was nothing but a pile of... More 

Thank Adele E
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Went here twice while visiting my brother in San Diego. Its so close to his house that every year I would over look it. Well, this year I gave it a try. I was really surprised at how good the food was. The Anti Pasta salad was one of the best I ever had and the pizza was awesome. One... More 

Thank rpleb
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The food at this family friendly restaurant is hearty and tasty. However, the prices seem high for this casual-dining type of restaurant.

Thank CAPoppy28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7005 Navajo Rd, San Diego, CA 92119-1505
    (Jackson Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-287-5757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?