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Petrini's Italian Restaurant

#365 of 3,870 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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610 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
+1 619-595-0322
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Great outdoor nook for drinks and dinner. Easy walk from local hotels. I'll come back.

Thank Brecero
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My second time here while traveling on business and it's a great find! An easy walk from the waterfront/ cruise boat terminal area. Excellent cuisine and friendly service. Fun place for appetizers and drinks as well as a full Italian meal. Italian sausage is made in-house and delicious- outstanding value for the price. Great atmosphere with bright and open concept.... More 

Thank Brad M
Carmel, Indiana
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188 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stumbled upon Petrini's looking for a parking space downtown (parking structure is just around corner from restaurant). Quiet, eat inside or outside, menu totally a wide selection of Italian food. Excellent cook and servers. Hard to make choice due to wide variety, but we both had sandwiches for lunch; excellent. For a single, small group or large family, highly... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Petrinis. We both ordered pizza which was great. I had a beer and my wife a glass of champagne at a very reasonable cost. This upscale eatery is at the edge of little Italy. It is a family owned restaurant and is a good choice for dinner. Highly recommended. WR. Ontario

Thank Walter R
South Haven, MI
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203 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was given the choice of inside or outside seating. I chose outside so I could see the bay down the street and watch the sky change colors. I chose the Baked Tilapia and it was very good. What was disappointing was the lack of attention. I ended up going inside to get & pay my bill after finishing my... More 

Thank runandbike
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant is always on our list when we visit San Diego. Hearty Italian fare served up with a smile. Don't hesitate to eat here; breakfast is also delicious!

Thank S G
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123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoyed our short walk to Little Italy, and found this restaurant immediately. It was not crowded for the late lunch, but would definitely be busy on an evening. The food was delicious. Thanks!

Thank riverrunnermo
Fallbrook, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant. My wife and I split an amazing salad, and we both had small bowls of the made-from-scratch Italian Wedding soup. It was amazingly good, also. Our server deserves mentioning, too, because she was very serene and helpful to us due to the fact it was our first visit. We will definitely return!

Thank LawrenceKevin
Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

While staying nearby in San Diego, the reviews of this place seemed positive and encouraging. We (4 friends) decided to test their Happy Hour menu and stay for dinner. What is listed in the Trip Advisor menu for Happy Hour did not really exist. Wines were shown as $2.00-3.00 per glass and martinis were noted for $5.00. Well, there are... More 

Thank Dave M
Lucy P, Owner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Morning Dave, We at Petrini's appreciate your input on our prices and portion sizes. I would like to assure you I wouldn't have been upset if our server mentioned the price differences to me. What I can tell you is that we don't always have control who puts up our menus. We update our website when we have menu... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Although we read various reviews about this restaurant it was convenient for us to go there as we were exhausted and just needed something to eat. We were very pleasantly surprised to have a delicious pizza at a reasonable price.

Thank sammiecanada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-595-0322
Petrini's is a small family owned Italian restaurant. My family has been in the business since 1958. We serve tried true recipes from my family. We make everything homemade in the restaurant . We specialize in our housemade sausage and sauces. As my Nono use to say "La Famiglia Mangia". (the family eats)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?