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All 188 La Mesa Restaurants

Antica Trattoria

5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
619-463-9919
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Ranked #1 of 188 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tucked away in the modest locale of a strip mall, Antica draws repeat diners for all the right reasons and one that is unexpected. If you have East Coast Italian family, as I do, they immediately appreciate the food; the menu has something for everyone, and each selection is exquisitely prepared. Even though meatballs are not on the menu, by... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love the atmosphere, the food, and the service. They have a special for two where you each get a salad, an entree, dessert and a bottle of wine for $70. Can't beat it. One of the waiters is a trained opera singer and serenades the crowd with a wonderful voice. It gets crowded, so make a reservation.

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San Diego, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It is in a strip mall, but don't be fooled. The food is excellent, the wine list is good, and the service is very good. Then prices are reasonable. Go there!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was very excited to dine at Antica Trattoria after reading reviews. Had the pappardelle with sausage, sun dried tomatoes, and artichokes. There was no saffron in it as billed. Very bland, uninspiring. The chef needs to go back to Italy and taste what fabulous flavors can be created. Service was excellent, wines outstanding. My waiter asked how my largely un... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great little very nice neighborhood restaurant. Exceptional food ,lovely ambiance.Highly reccommend it .great,great,great! You'll love it.

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San Diego
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a restaurant that is low key, quaint, and culturally relevant. I have been here a few times with friends and even solo. They have a great selection of entrees, with a good wine list and are not pretentious ( some Italian restaurants can be like that,.. alittle snobby) but serve the clientele well!! My favorite is the penne... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I took my friend there for lunch. It's in a little strip mall but you wouldn't know it when you enter. The waiter was great and very friendly. Because it was lunch, we split a salad and an entree. They charge a $3 fee for splitting a plate. The spinach salad was one of the best I've had in a... More 

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San Diego, CA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Even when it's not crowded we enjoy sitting at the cute bar. The crusted brie was just melted enough. They serve champagne in splits, which is nice and unusual. Again the Pappardelle pasta was enough for two, and just scrumptious. We live close so it's become one of our favorites.

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California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very good attmosfere. Very attentive waiters.Very much like the little Italian restaurants that I went to in Naples while I was stationed there in the Navy. Very good selection of foods. Not just another Spaghetti Joint

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Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a real gem in La Mesa tucked into a small shopping center. We had the pleasure of finding this restaurant when it had just been open a month. Chef/owner Franco has built this into a great restaurant that serves some of the best Italian food in all of San Diego at great prices. This is not spaghetti and... More 

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Additional Information about Antica Trattoria

Address: 5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
Phone Number: 619-463-9919
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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