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San Diego Italian Restaurant

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72 First St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1A3, Canada
(705) 445-9876
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ma, Pa and all the Regulars !!!

It was unique. Like being a guest in their home. Every one seemed to know each other - we did not. However, the meal was beautifully cooked - and tasted homemade. We were pleased, but did feel like the odd man out !! Recommend for that more down home ambiance !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Ruthann-Caroline
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was unique. Like being a guest in their home. Every one seemed to know each other - we did not. However, the meal was beautifully cooked - and tasted homemade. We were pleased, but did feel like the odd man out !! Recommend for that more down home ambiance !!

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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been going to San Diego for as long as I can remember. It's a great little place run by a husband and wife duo from Italy. The menu is small and simple but it is always consistent every time. The pollo San Diego is great, if they have the shrimp San Diego I also love that too. Their carbonara... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have to disclose that I did not eat here, but I can comment on the service we received walking into the restaurant for a Valentine's Day Dinner. We were greeted very rudely by the hostess by being told we required a reservation. There was only one couple in the restaurant at 5:30pm. I did make a reservation the night... More 

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JanatravelOntario, Owner at San Diego Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

How to answer to a customer walking into a restaurant, without reservation on a Valentine's Day, for a dinner, when all the tables are reserved?! There is only one answer, without being rude. That night the restaurant was actually booked twice for a long time in advance. One seating from 5-7PM and the second from 7:30-until closing. There were reserved... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had the penne ala vodka, and my date had fettuccine Alfredo. The former was great, the latter a little too plain, and not flavourable enough. We also had escargot and Caesar salad as well as tiramisu. Escargot was classic and delicious, the salad needed more 'oomph' in the form of garlic and anchovies. Again, it was good, but could have... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We liked the food and the pricing was ok BUT its hit and miss whether or not this restaurant is open! Its very strange! We think they don't want to be in business as its been for sale for many years but no buyer so maybe they just open at will????

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Kitchener, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It's a mom &papa restaurant. If you want a privacy dinner with very clean Italian home made food, then go for it without looking at the prices. They only open 5 to 9 pm from Thursday to Monday. So, no wonder why they are charging bit more expensive or minimum food order of 13.95 per person. But, definitely worth the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant - definitely the last time. The hostess was rude. Completely inflexible when asked to make minor changes to menu items in order to accommodate my daughter. The menu is very limited. Do not even offer vegetables as a side order with a meat entree. The pasta and sauce were actually delicious.

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London, Canada
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

What a charming spot - we totally lucked out just dropping by. Parking is a bit tight, but the daily specials provided a great selection of authentic italian dishes. The food was amazing, portions overly generous, price point was great. House wine not the greatest, but didn't care! Will go back any and every time we are in Collingwood. I... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Service was just "ok," and the food was authentic delicious Italian. That's probably the only upside to this restaurant.

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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Very rude ' right from the door And clearly don't like children !!! ( even well behaved 8 year olds) Not impressed never ever go back!! No wonder it's always empty!!!!!'n

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 First St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: (705) 445-9876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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