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Trattoria Fantastica

1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
+1 619-234-1735
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (43 reviews)
“cannoli” (19 reviews)
“osso bucco” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We ate here on recommendation from our Lyft driver. The food is reasonably priced however, we just expected a little bit more from a restaurant in Little Italy. We didn't order starters but had a main course each and a desert. I chose the Alla...More

Thank xxvikxx
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had an Open Table reservation, were seated immediately. Small tables for four people, no room to even have side plates with meal. Ordered appetizer and wine, were served promptly and it started out on the upside. The waitress, apologized as she was covering too...More

Thank Neillibin
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was a pretty darn good Italian restaurant. My wife and I both enjoyed our pasta dishes very much. They were two for two on making delicious sauce. The service was great. Everyone was helpful and very friendly.

Thank TravelforSports_Beer
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This trattoria's food isn't complicated, but simple in terms of honouring a few flavours and letting them shine. The dishes are a little different, the portions generous without being too much.

Thank bokalil
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Out of the many, many choices of inviting Italian restaurants in San Diego 's Little Italy, we chose this trattoria because they offered outdoor seating )with outdoor heaters, of course. ) Also they allowed us to sit while we waited for friends to join us....More

Thank janetfa2016
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were at the San Diego Zoo and were looking for a good place to eat. We decided on Italian so headed over to Little Italy. We found parking on the street and only had to pay $1.00 because meter parking ended at 6:00 pm...More

Thank Ron26067
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The place is lovely and the service was good. However, we were very disappointed in the quality and taste of the food. As we ordered, our waiter kept suggesting other dishes that were better, which was very odd. He was not encouraging us to spend...More

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My husband and I wanted to visit Little Italy while on San Diego. We were looking for an Italian restaurant that featured more than pasta and pizza. My hubby had prosciutto and artichoke appetizer, he loved it. I had the burrato caprese.....excellent! Creamy burrato and...More

Thank KAPjetsetter
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived with no booking on a busy night. Lady at the entrance was welcoming sorted me a table outside under a heater quickly and efficiently. Service was fast and friendly maybe too much for some eg. regular hand on the shoulder but it was also...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our fist meal in Little Italy was at Trattoria Fantastica. One of the first, if not the first, restaurant establishment since the beginning of Little Italy in San Diego. Warm atmosphere, very good, fresh food and a notable wine list. Margret gave us a warm...More

Thank D J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-1735
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Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Trattoria Fantastica. The rustic decor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including wood-fired pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrees show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas. Wood-fired pizzas are popular beginnings in this authentic Italian country setting. Enjoy a taste of Italy with an assortment of fabulous pasta dishes. Patio dining is available.
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