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Caffe Bella Italia

1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017
+1 858-273-1224
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was great! The service was outstanding ! Way , way to much food , the rest of my dinner was box and eaten later and enjoyed 2nd round too .... Oh yeah, it was only there blocks from our hotel !!!!

Thank ChooChooBob
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bella Italia last week on our trip to San Diego. We are avid Italian food junkies, and he is very picky when it comes to quality of food and overall restaurant experience. We had a great...More

Thank Amy O
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We ate here on the recommendation of trip advisor ratings and we were not disappointed. In fact, it exceeded our expectations in every way. I had the lasagna and my husband had the bowtie pesto and they were both fabulous. The pasta is made fresh...More

Thank lrcpt
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Friendly welcome, fresh and delicious food carefully prepared by obviously passionate people. Our waiter guided us to excellent dishes. Attentive service without being intrusive. Inviting space. We will return again on this trip. If we lived here, we'd be regulars! Perfect pasta, freshest seafood. The...More

Thank DCTranslator
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our meal here was delicious and the service was very friendly. Every dish that we ordered was obviously homemade and cooked to perfection. We started with the bruschetta bella italia which is a tasty little sampler to start your meal. I had the pappardelle napoletana...More

Thank Maya D
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Very nice place with excellent service. The wait staff is very friendly, but not invasive. The waiter even comped us dessert for no reason. I had the gnocci and shared fried calamari for an appetizer. They brought out bread with marinara. The marinara was superb....More

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were looking for some place to eat and found this on Yelp. It had good reviews so we tried it. Parking was easy (right behind the restaurant). The guys that waited on us were friendly and seemed to really like their restaurant. The food...More

Thank TravelDonCA
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Little Italy has many restaurants but this is the absolute best. The food is awesome, the service great and the atmosphere is okay. It is a small place that offers delicious meals.

1  Thank BTPI
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We reserved via open table just a few hours beforehand on a Saturday night and were able to get a table for after 8.15. We were greeted and seated nicely, outside which was a plus, but then after being served water and given the menus,...More

Thank natmicstef
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and Open Table. We were staying on the beach, and it was a healthy 20 minute walk. We had a reservation, had requested outdoor seating, and the table was ready immediately. Our waiter was darling, with an accent,...More

1  Thank DrLeslieBee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017
    (Haines Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-273-1224
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"Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffe Bella Italia- a charming restaurant where locals and Italians love to dine. The service is detailed and friendly. The interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm earth colors with a Mediterranean touch. This is authentic Italian cuisine served with great pride and beautiful presentation by chef and owners who hail from Napoli, Italy. At Caffe Bella Italia you can certainly enjoy a good wine with your dinner. Our list offers excellent wines at reasonable prices, most of them imported directly from Italy. JOIN US ON TUESDAY AND SUNDAY FOR HALF OFF BOTTLES OF WINE
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