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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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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is always packed! We had gone to Italy in the spring and had missed real Italian food. The family is from Milan I heard, so it was the food I was looking for. The lasagna was just like they make there, more like a croissant with lite layers of pasta stacked up high.

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have now eaten twice in this lovely restaurant and would recommend it highly if you enjoy excellently prepared Italian food. The location would lead you to initially believe that it may be a pizza/pasta place, but it certainly is not. The menu is varied, the wine list good, service is professional and attentive, and the prices are very fair. This... More 

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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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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