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Busalacchi's A Modo Mio

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3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221 (Pennsylvania)
+1 619-298-0119
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here as a recommendation of our uber driver. All homemade pasta, served by an authentic Italian server. Pasta special was delicious, just spicy enough. Homemade canolli not too sweet. Best dinner we've had in SD

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Thank mollydog391
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and patio. That's all good I can say about this place. Arugula salad was old, it seemed like it has been sitting for couple days. The food was not tasty and has nothing to do with Italian cuisine. The pasta sauces are completely off. 👎🏼

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Thank Kristina P
Bonita, CA
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246 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived early for drinks and appetizers. Happy hour is great. Very affordable wine. Very good appetizers. Definitely popular with locals. We will visit again.

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Thank Snorris57
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was glad to visit this local landmark known for its fine Italian food. The food was not quite what I expected: most dishes were drowned in a rather heavy tomato sauce. And the warm ambiance was spoilt by a manic barman, spurred on by an equally manic client. Both repeatedly shrieked with laughter, making it impossible to have a... More 

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Thank TheOuse
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Now this is a great Italian food. Fresh pasta, fresh sauce (not too salty). Really great menu, delicious food . Excellent service. we will be back and more than once!!

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Thank 27xoros
Las Vegas, United States
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This restaurant was a surprising find. We walked in and found the place charming. The food was delicious. I had the carbonara. One of the best ever.

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Thank Dawn F
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Thanks VERY much to our server Mario! The Gentleman was so pleasant, and truthfully, I had lots of questions and requests during the meal (I am Italian, from Detroit, so was having a few interesting experiences with SoCal Italian dining). The Eggplant appetizer was really prepared well! This Restaurant offers several red sauces, which was a nice change, I had... More 

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Thank Robert K
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

There's eating and then there is DINING, when going here, especially on Wednesday 1/2 off bottles of wine... Everything is great !!!

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Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
Utica Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Really ended our experience from start to cheesecake. I would definitely recommend. We had the braised short rib and spaghetti carbonara which were both wonderful

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Thank TimothyMcRae
toronto
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday while we were away in San Diego. Initially we were thinking of some fancy waterfront dining location but truthfully, we were underwhelmed by some of the menus at the highly rated restaurants in the area. On a suggestion from the concierge at our hotel, we made a reservation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
    (Pennsylvania)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop within 2 blocks. Taxi stand 2 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-0119

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