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Ottavios Italian Restaurant

12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040-3018
+1 619-443-2165
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040-3018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Ottavio's many times over the years, and have discovered favorite foods on the menu. However, we've truly been happy with everything we've ordered, from appetizers to desserts. The pasta dishes are authentic and the portions are large. The house bread is more...More

Thank Lakeside31
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Have had good and bad pizzas here but the other night was the worest pizza I have ever had ever. It wasn't lightly charred it was right out burned. What are they doing? I haven't complained yet but will do so tomorrow.. When my 12...More

1  Thank Charleen J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Everything on the menu is Great. If you order Pasta, pizza Soup or Salad It.s all Great. And for dessert it has to be Tarimasu. It'.s the BEST ever. Ny favorites are the Spinach salad with Shrimp abd Panchetta and the Shrimp Pizza. They serve...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A family owned resteraunt with a great ambiance. We love the owners so personable and friendly! Then there's the food.... tonight we had the el Greco salad half feeds 3 easy it has a lemon vinaigrette dressing sweet red bell pepper the creamiest goat cheese...More

Thank kerrym622015
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Worked hard all day and Ottavios topped it off. Calimarie and Mozzarella to start. Then we enjoyed the lasagna spaghetti creamy Alfredo and Sals special penne pasta Finished with Tiramisu Magnifico!!!

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Ottavios is a great family owned Italian Restaurant. I love the baked Rigatoni they mix the red sauce with a cream sauce & then bake it with lots of cheese. My friend likes the Gluten free pizza and the ranch salad dressing is so good....More

1  Thank Reneetravels2
Reviewed 2 April 2017

All their menu items are worthy of sampling. But, if you like "white pizza" you may find theirs as unorthodox, as I did.

Thank JDSnow
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went there with the girls from my old job, wonderful food. Everything was great, except the girls wanted the lunch buffet and it's only on fridays, we went on Thursday. Otherwise it was excellent

Thank lidofad
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is my go-to restaurant when I'm craving Chicken Marsala. Its the best! You can order off the dinner menu at lunch time, just ask. Sign up for their birthday club and get a buy one, get one free deal.

Thank KatB92020
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wood fired oven! They serve fresh foccacia from the oven on the table as a welcome with olive oil and balsamic for dipping. The pizzas are Sicilian thin and tasty. I'm nt crazy abotu the minestrone but I love Sal's Rigatoni fra Diavolo. Not for...More

Thank Chris H
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Antoinette B | Property representative |
Hi Yes its the same family from El cajon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
3:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040-3018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 619-443-2165
  • E-mail
We are Family-owned and operated since 1952, Ottavio's Restaurant is a go-to spot for Italian food in Lakeside. Our casual restaurant is famous for mouth-watering pizzas and Our Friday Lunch Buffett. The salads and pastas are also fantastic. We know you will enjoy your visit. See you soon.
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