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Italianissimo Trattoria

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323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
619-651-1457
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great upscale Italian fare

The food is wonderful here. It is a little gem in Chula Vista! Try the various dishes especially things like osso bucco...the best around!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lou Ann V
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Chula Vista, California
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Chula Vista, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is wonderful here. It is a little gem in Chula Vista! Try the various dishes especially things like osso bucco...the best around!

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were planning on going to another restaurant on 3rd avenue but to our surprise was permanently close. So I check restaurants near 3rd avenue and read great reviews about it. when we arrived all personnel was real friendly, bread was warmly out of the oven and delicious, calamari was lighly batter and fresh, our waiter suggested the lamb dish... More 

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Eagle Point, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

All the great reviews are exactly right! We wanted a special dinner, but without the annoying, sometimes arrogant trappings. We arrived, were greeted by name, our table was marked 'reserved', (we had made reservation, but only a couple of hours before), and the owner treated us as special, even though we had never been there before! Had a hard time... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Well, we saw the reviews of this place and got in at 8:45 PM (15 mins prior to the closing) - 2 adults and 2 children. No pre-booked tables, just walked in. We were welcomed with a huge smile and were wished a Bonn Appetite. Our server was an elderly matron who has been around the world, she knew cultures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Food was wonderful! We were a party of 5 and we all enjoyed our food. This is the best Italian food restaurant! I look forward for my next visit.

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Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was good enough to earn our business 3 of the 5 evenings we stayed in CV. The owner and staff, many of whom were from Italy, were quite friendly and remembered us when we returned. They were very accommodating with one of our party's pepper aversion, making sure to check with the kitchen and offering alternatives. The decor was... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One usually has to go up into SD for good Italian food. Here's a local place right in the South Bay! The food is authentic, nice presentation and the atmosphere feels comfy. Crusty bread comes with a cool glass olive oil/balsamic cruet as the dipping sauce. Recommend this place!

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Chula Vista,Ca.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of my wife's favorite restaurants. Cuisine is very delicate and authentic. Make reservations for a Friday or Saturday night. Staff is above grade.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was a great find for a new resident of Chula Vista. Living only 10 miles away, I rarely actually get to "down town" but in my attempt to find new things in my new residence I happened upon this location while walking down 3rd Ave. The staff is very friendly and helpful with the menu choices. The food... More 

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Varese, Italia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Eravamo in otto ed abbiamo preso portate diverse. Tutto molto buono, delizioso!!! Menù dal sapore italiano in California. E i dolci? Ottimi!!! Per non parlare del pane...fatto in casa, fresco tutti i giorni. Consigliatissimo!!! It was a party of 8 and we had a variety of dishes, different starters and main courses (fish, pasta, tortellini and meats), everything was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: 619-651-1457

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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