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Antica Trattoria

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5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
619-463-9919
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite for Fine dining in La Mesa

the outside would not give you an idea of how wonderful the food is. It is in a stip mall in the middle of La Mesa. You can ask for special request as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cklamesa
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La Mesa, California
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La Mesa, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the outside would not give you an idea of how wonderful the food is. It is in a stip mall in the middle of La Mesa. You can ask for special request as well.

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Thank cklamesa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have eaten here many times & have brought a variety of friends. We have ordered almost everything on the menu at one time or another. You can't go wrong no matter what you order. Everything is absolutely amazing! The wait staff is helpful & friendly but not overbearing or intrusive. An excellent dining experience. Reservations are a must as... More 

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Thank juliepL9315AO
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a bustling place. Always crowded and reservations are a must. But once you find your table it's all about the food. The waiters have been attentive and friendly. We've never felt rushed. The portions are large. We especially love their calamari steak. Melt in your mouth tender. (By the way, we often are able to get a coupon... More 

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Thank LesfromSanDiego
San Diego, California, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Very homely environment the moment you come in you are greeted by very friendly waiters then provided with a card with a great selection The tomato soup is the best we have had so the artichoke ravioli. Delicious, we have been there several times to enjoy them Great place to eat!

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Thank Leopoldo K
Eureka, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Five of us had dinner last night (Friday) at 6:30. Great service, never rushed, and outstanding food. Tried the brussel sprouts, saltimboca, veal cutlet, pasta with meat sauce, rigatoni, and ended with cannoli. Just delicious.

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Thank DUANE D
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Luckily for us - this restaurant is in walking distance of our condo; we had heard great things about it - but decided to try it for ourselves a few weeks ago. AMAZING, 5 Stars, is all I can say. The service was warm and friendly, the food was delicious and the price was reasonable. Reservations highly recommended; we did... More 

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Thank Rita23890
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant and found a pleasant place for basic Italian food. The menu, while limited, has a reasonable selection of basic dishes. The sauces were pleasant without being "overpowering" and the servings were ample -- perhaps a bit on the large size. My guest had a pasta dish with shrimp and salmon (she complained there were only two shrimp)... More 

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Thank William S
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We love going here. You can find a Groupon coupon on line, which makes it all the better to dine in the best Italian restaurant east of Highway 15. Hubby loves the calimari and I usually go for the eggplant parmigian. Franco, the owner, is usually there to greet you and the staff are very attentive. Lovely ambiance. The fare... More 

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Thank pattymooney
La Mesa, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Antica is very, very good at preparing delightful Italian dishes. Service is excellent. It is a bit loud, though.

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Thank Lou P
La Mesa, CA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food and service are great. This is our favorite go to Italian restaurant. If you have a favorite that is no longer on the menu, they will prepare it for you upon request.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 619-463-9919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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

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