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Extraordinary Desserts

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2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
+1 619-294-2132
08:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri 08:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoy a good dessert every now and then... this place it has really exceptional dessert presentation... and the flavors are there... but i was expecting the flavors to match the WOW factor of the beautiful display of this delicious desserts... but i missed it a little. 1 big slice is a good size to share... loved the coffee. first... More 

Thank Mr M
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely decor, scrumptious desserts (at least of what we had), and fine detail to beautifully decorated desserts

Thank Alibhais_from_TO
Santa Clara, California
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice dessert place. The wait time is long. We stopped by this place after visiting the little italy. The place is clean. I tried Tiramisu Scone and pink hot chocolate. Personally I am not a dessert guy, but I have to admit that their food is awesome. Surprisingly, after having the dessert, you won't feel full. The price... More 

Thank xtramood
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing restaurant, I ahve not been back for 13 years as we moved away. It was way too long to wait but the desserts were just lovely as ever.

Thank carlmsmith
Colorado Springs, CO
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by to grab a whole birthday cake while on vacation in SD. Ooh boy, we got lucky. Not only stunning, but the blood orange/raspberry cake tasted amazing. Best birthday cake I've ever had.

Thank rewardplanner
Palatine, Illinois
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're staying 1/2 block from the Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy. The first time we walked in, we were amazed at the prices: $10-12 for one piece of cake! We bought some not-very-impressive but still-expensive cookies and left. Then we decided to take the plunge. The restaurant was jammed so we used one of the little clipboards available at the... More 

Thank KarenfromChicago
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If only I could work my way through each of these dessert :) I was hard pressed to settle on just one thing, but after careful consideration I got my little treat and was not disappointed. Yes, it was loaded in fat and swimming with calories, but I just called it my lunch and that was that! A little bit... More 

Thank Kay B
Iowa City, Iowa
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited Extraordinary Desserts near Balboa Park a few days ago and we got a couple of their wonderful looking desserts. The strawberry shortcake looked wonderful, however there were very few strawberries on it and very little sauce. Although it had way too much whipped cream in there, it was still very dry. We could not eat all of it... More 

Thank Charles S
Camarillo, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

So my kid and his wife wanted to treat me to something unique while I was in town for work. We had to park about two blocks away but once we arrived, um, yea, I would've walked 10 blocks. There is no regular menu as it is all baked or made that day so when you check in to get... More 

Thank BobbieJean2010
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful, with so many scrumptious choices! I loved the cheesecake brownie, and the croissant chocolate bread pudding was above and beyond any bread pudding I have had before. The one disappointment was the passion fruit mango cheesecake, it was so expensive, over $12, and I didn't even eat 1/4 of it - no bueno. But I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-2132

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