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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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Sarnia
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I were introduced to San Diego last year by a lifelong friend. All we can say is San Diego is more than a restaurant...it is truly a dining event. Since the initial visit we have been back twice, greeted warmly by Jana and Emilio. As a dining experience I can only relate to growing up in the... More 

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1 Thank majorpappy
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Ruthann-Caroline
Sofia, Bulgaria
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Thomas H
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

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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19 reviews
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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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1 Thank Nina727
Kitchener, Canada
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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1 Thank ScenicDriverHiker
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

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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3 Thank Seema E
London, Canada
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Laura J
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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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