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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Best Italian. Period.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Vivek R
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Sammamish, Washington
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Sammamish, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chula Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been coming to Italianissimo since it opened, since we loved Buon Guirno in Bonita and this restaurant is run by the same owners. We always get delicious food, great service and a nice dining experience. We have even come here for special occasions such as birthdays or New Years Eve, and have had a great time. Check it... More 

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My fiance and I were trying too figure out where to have dinner last night but wanted too try someplace new. We decided to drive down to downtown CV. We drove down the street and decided to check out this place since no place else seemed busy. We're walked in and the place was packed but with only a 10... More 

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Whittier, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When I saw this restaurant's listing and read the reviews, I immediately went to the website to check out the menu and see where it was located. As it happened, it was close-by to where we were staying and the menu was fabulous. I couldn't wait to take my daughters-in-law and granddaughters there as a special treat. Our entire family... 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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