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Via Lago Trattoria

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866 Eastlake Pkwy # 210, Chula Vista, CA 91914 (Miller)
(619) 216-8660
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Reservations

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Italian with style

The menu from appetizers to entrees is wonderful. They have a Happy Hour that no one should miss. The interior of the restaurant is tastefully decorated and the patio is well designed with comfortable seating. Great musical entertainment also. Locals are regulars and visitors are delighted to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
Linda W
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The menu from appetizers to entrees is wonderful. They have a Happy Hour that no one should miss. The interior of the restaurant is tastefully decorated and the patio is well designed with comfortable seating. Great musical entertainment also. Locals are regulars and visitors are delighted to find this Italian jewel.

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Upland, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We live 130 miles away but come at least once a year for our anniversary. Since our anniversary was on a Tuesday, the restaurant wasn't very full so we sat at the bar. OMG! We had the best time!! The bartender (sorry, I don't know her name) was fabulous! So attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun! The owner came over and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I live a few miles from Via Lago but had never been there. We had a gift card so went on a Wednesday evening. The hostess gave us both the regular menu and a Happy Hour menu because Happy Hour was still in effect. We had appetizers from the HH menu. I had shrimp cocktail (5 large... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I tried this place for the first time the other night and we fell in love with it. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. It felt like everyone there had pride in what they were doing. The drink list is limited in the mixed drink selection to primarily martinis. They were not familiar... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We love this restaurant! The atmosphere is serene - well designed. The food is delicious and elegant. Last year, we brought our cousin - an amazing and much admired home cook from Formia, Italy, and she absolutely loved it! She wanted to taste every dish and exchanged recipes with the owner, Joe Busalacci. He speaks Italian, of course.

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san diego
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I have been here many times for lunch and early dinners. I have made a point of ordering something different every time I go even if it isn't something I would normally order, just to expand my palate. I have loved everything. The flavors and freshness of the food is wonderful and I love every bite. We all love the... More 

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San Diego, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My Wife and I eat out here about 2-3 a Month. We consider ourselves regulars here, the Food is Amazing and the Staff are Extremely Nice and Professional. The Service is Outstanding and would Recommend everyone to try it at least one, guaranteed you'll be hooked!

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Chula Vista, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

This is my second time eating at this restaurant. Food is excellent. Had the halibut and ny husband had the filet mignon.

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Mexicali, Mexico
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is my third visit to this place and every time is getting better. Great selection of italian food and drinks. Huge wine selection by the way. Service is great, sometimes a little bit slow but nothing to blame. The atmosphere is more on the romantic side, the outdoor are is very nice also. All in all some of the... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming here for 4 years. The food is extremely fresh and the service is amazing. Very low key, not loud. Can be a bit spendy but worth it. Great for romantic dinners or just a relaxing family dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 866 Eastlake Pkwy # 210, Chula Vista, CA 91914
    (Miller)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: (619) 216-8660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?