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Antica Trattoria

5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
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Ranked #2 of 188 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price range: $15 - $20
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
San Diego
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed this restaurant quite a few times for birthdays, anniversaries, special achievement recognition. We heard about it through Groupon and have continued to snatch up the discount coupons whenever they're available. The waiters are very attentive and immediately provide water and bread to dip in the seasoned olive oil. The food offerings are very authentic... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It was Mother's Day. We had driven to the San Diego area from Hollywood, and we planned on dinner with a friend. He chose the restaurant, and the joint was jumpin' (metaphorically speaking, as it has a lovely decor - it's no "joint") and the decibels were rising by the minute. But the service was excellent, and the wine list... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

My name is Krystal Bruun I would love to work we're I enjoy eating ! I plan on returning with all my best friends and family ! Andrew was really welcoming that's when I ask for a job. I would love to be part of the great atmosphere he had going in his restaurant. Your restaurant has never failed my... More

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La Mesa, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you're looking for a good Italian restaurant-look no further. Great "real" Italian menu, with a nice wine selection and service beyond compare. Been there several times, and have never been disappointed.

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La Mesa, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Top notch Italian restaurant in East County with excellent service. The fact it is always busy is a testament to this excellent dining establishment

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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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