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San Diego Italian Restaurant

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72 First St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1A3, Canada
+1 705-445-9876
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Collingwood, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We moved to Collingwood recently and decided to take my Mom there when she visited because she is fond of Italian food. what a mistake ! we started to order and were rudely reminded of the minimum order price amount policy per person. When the minestroni soup came I could not believe my eyes as it was served in the... More 

Thank bythebayboy
Barrie, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The restaurant was very nice atmosphere.I ordered Margarita Pizza and it was just cheese very flat and basil leave on top.The tables were very close and a party of 4 came in and were soo loud we couldnt even hear each other speak.So kind of ruiened the night.

Thank wendy w
Collingwood, Canada
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146 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here before but our last visit will be our last. Small, dated place with limited menu, and minimum charge per person, no kids menu. So even when your kids aren't hungry, and you plan to have a full meal and bottle of wine, they are charged the minimum. Server didn't smile and treated the kids with outward... More 

1 Thank CollingwoodGuy
Brampton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Lovely little spot inside 8-10 tables.Owners do the cooking and serving.Menu is not large but lots of pasta dishes to choose from. Veal and Chicken as well. They look after you very well and are attentive and very friendly.Food is very good. Parking is a little tight to get into .

Thank Geoff S
Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Pasta is always good here, we've been dining here for over 5 years. Husband and wife run operation good food without high end prices.

Thank EdV54
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

My wife and I were introduced to San Diego last year by a lifelong friend. All we can say is San Diego is more than a restaurant...it is truly a dining event. Since the initial visit we have been back twice, greeted warmly by Jana and Emilio. As a dining experience I can only relate to growing up in the... More 

1 Thank majorpappy
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

It was unique. Like being a guest in their home. Every one seemed to know each other - we did not. However, the meal was beautifully cooked - and tasted homemade. We were pleased, but did feel like the odd man out !! Recommend for that more down home ambiance !!

2 Thank Ruthann-Caroline
Sofia, Bulgaria
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215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I've been going to San Diego for as long as I can remember. It's a great little place run by a husband and wife duo from Italy. The menu is small and simple but it is always consistent every time. The pollo San Diego is great, if they have the shrimp San Diego I also love that too. Their carbonara... More 

2 Thank Thomas H
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I have to disclose that I did not eat here, but I can comment on the service we received walking into the restaurant for a Valentine's Day Dinner. We were greeted very rudely by the hostess by being told we required a reservation. There was only one couple in the restaurant at 5:30pm. I did make a reservation the night... More 

2 Thank Guillame2012
JanatravelOntario, Owner at San Diego Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

How to answer to a customer walking into a restaurant, without reservation on a Valentine's Day, for a dinner, when all the tables are reserved?! There is only one answer, without being rude. That night the restaurant was actually booked twice for a long time in advance. One seating from 5-7PM and the second from 7:30-until closing. There were reserved... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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146 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Had the penne ala vodka, and my date had fettuccine Alfredo. The former was great, the latter a little too plain, and not flavourable enough. We also had escargot and Caesar salad as well as tiramisu. Escargot was classic and delicious, the salad needed more 'oomph' in the form of garlic and anchovies. Again, it was good, but could have... More 

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  • Address: 72 First St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +1 705-445-9876

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