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Petrini's Italian Restaurant

#373 of 3,769 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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610 West Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
+1 619-595-0322
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we read various reviews about this restaurant it was convenient for us to go there as we were exhausted and just needed something to eat. We were very pleasantly surprised to have a delicious pizza at a reasonable price.

Thank sammiecanada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The waitstaff is so friendly! The food was great! The Italian wedding soup was delicious! Pizza is a thin crisp pizza that was perfect! Did I say how friendly the waitstaff was - such great service with a smile! Would come here again next visit!

Thank Debby Q
Harrow, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A well located and spacious restaurant. Not overly busy due to much local competition. Tries to be an Italian restaurant and partly succeeds. I had pork ribs - very meaty, tasty, spicy with meagre green salad. Wife's spaghetti was OK, tasty but not brilliant. Fair price, not expensive - good value. Air is filled with food smoke.... But good, friendly... More 

Thank Globetourist
Danville, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was in the area of the restaurant because I was in the city for a conference. I saw that it had pretty good reviews on Yelp and it was close to my hotel, so I figured I would check it out. I should have know better.....I walked into the restaurant at 7:15 on a Saturday night and it was... More 

Thank PaulD146
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, great ambiance, reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble. I wanted my main course without one of the advertised ingredients and because everything was prepared freshly, it was no trouble. This is a place I would visit again and thoroughly recommend.

Thank Lynn M
Strongsville, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We ate at Petrini's twice on a short 4 night trip and we were not disappointed. It was only a block from our hotel so the first evening was for convenience, however we came back because of the quality of the food and service. I had the rib special (Thursdays) and they were the tastiest that I have in a... More 

Thank Thomas G
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

First time visitors to San Diego. The front desk had recommended a different restaurant in Little Italy. As we were walking down the street say Petrini's. Read the menu and thought it looked nice. Very good food. Not too busy on the Thursday night we were there. Friendly service. Sat outside on the sidewalk - a very nice meal.

Thank Martin S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was really looking forward to this restaurant, however, were disappointed. Not very traditional Italian fare, meaning not heavy on sauces, perhaps more Northern Italian. But very skimpy on the sauces does not make for an appetizing meal. Prices were average for the area.

Thank Lifeisonetrip
Winchester, KY, United States
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215 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very nice place. There are better pizzas in this, the Little Italy area. Great location. Friendly staff. Nice sidewalk area and window views of the street.

Thank Daniel F
Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was walking around when I stumbled on this place. It was slow at night. The servers had a great personality and were friendly. The food was not heavy and was very flavorful. They also had a lot of dessert options which is uncommon for an Italian restaurant. I loved it all.

Thank emotionalbutterfly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 West Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-595-0322
Petrini's is a small family owned Italian restaurant. My family has been in the business since 1958. We serve tried true recipes from my family. We make everything homemade in the restaurant . We specialize in our housemade sausage and sauces. As my Nono use to say "La Famiglia Mangia". (the family eats)

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