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Buon Appetito Restaurant

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1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Cedar)
+1 619-238-9880
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Drake, Colorado
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a large group with reservations, yet we still had to wait over 45 minutes to be seated. We then had to wait a long time to order, and they insisted on bringing every dish, even the salads, at the same time, so we waited another 40 minutes to eat. Then the waitress made a big deal about dividing... More 

Thank JonesC
Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here for lunch on our last day in San Diego. We were seated outside, and even though it was a little bit tight, it was great to just watch people and feel the nice breeze in the shade. The workers are Italian as well so it felt very authentic as an Italian restaurant. They were all very friendly.... More 

Thank kmbperdon
Maple Ridge, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just left this restaurant because the hostess with brownish long hair with a black head band treated us with no respect. I came with my family to have dinner with my family and a couple of my elderly friends. When I arrive to the counter to be seated she asked me for how many people, I replied for 6... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here on a recent visit to San Diego. Ou hotel recommended this restaurant and it was superb! Home made Italian dishes served in a friendly atmosphere. The service was good and the food was outstanding, and at a reasonable price. We would definitely return!

Thank stupidtvguy
Henderson, Nevada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had dinner here and it was great. The place is very small so get a reservation and be on time. We'd had a reservation for over a week but they couldn't sit us inside so we sat outside. They had heaters going and it was great. The food is simple, good Italian. The wine list is all Italian... More 

Thank MariKB
Salamanca, New York
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch today! The food and atmosphere were perfect for a late lunch after whale watching. The ravioli was awesome! Our waiter was very friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank JandN93
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner last night based on the review on trip advisor and we were not dissapointed. MY husband had the lobster ravioli which he loved and the spinach and cheese ravioli which i had my my mouth orgasm. The only downfall was dessert, the creme brulee was not nice and smooth, perhaps it had been over baked... More 

Thank Stewas
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very authentic feeling Italian restaurant. The food was really excellent and the service was good. The ambiance is very casual southern California but the staff and food seemed straight out of Tuscany. One item to be aware of is that the tables are quite close together. so if you need space, one should probably not go during... More 

Thank Jim C
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was incredible. I ordered cheese ravioli and was great. My husband had their lamb shank, and it was very tender. The service was exceptional. Their wine choices were nice! I highly recommend this Restaurant. Located in Little Italy.

Thank Team1mpoo
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late lunch - Quaint and cozy dining room with colorful artwork displayed on the walls. Has a feel of a neighborhood Italian diner. We started with the caprese and the arancini for appetizers. Will get these again. The bottle of wine recommended by the server perfectly balanced the experience. The lasagna classico was homemade goodness.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
  • Public Transportation: Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-9880
Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!

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