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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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11:30 am - 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, Reservations

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  • 20
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Italian food in a lovely atmosphere.

Nice restaurant with very Italian feel. Excellent wine selection. Nice tablecloths and wonderful service by waitstaff. We'd only dined there once, so this is based on a single experience, though it was a very nice one. Frescos on the walls. Located in a strip mall with good parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
hoffgal1
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Southern California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Southern California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant with very Italian feel. Excellent wine selection. Nice tablecloths and wonderful service by waitstaff. We'd only dined there once, so this is based on a single experience, though it was a very nice one. Frescos on the walls. Located in a strip mall with good parking.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is high end wonderful food in a relaxed neighborhood style restaurant. Staff are friendly and like family and adds even more to the whole experience. Wherever you live in San Diego this place is a gem and worth trying it out.

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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This must have been our 9th or 10th visit to Antica. Each time they have exceeded our expectations. Minor tweaks to the menu make it interesting each visit. And....the wait staff are so cordial and polite. Such a wonderful feeling to be made to feel so welcome into such a wonderful restaurant.

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a small neighborhood restaurant with excellent Italian food. The meat dishes are generous and very tender. Nice wine selection, also has a wine bar. Delicious bread and spumoni for dessert. Other options too, but I love spumoni.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow. Delicious Italian cuisine. We had the privilege to sample a new pasta from the chef / owner. You've got to try it next time you come. Thanks Francesco! Lovely evening. Thumbs up to the waiters!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Having lived in Italy for 3.5 years until a year ago, I am very particular about Italian food and restaurants that people claim are authentic. To my disappointment, Antica Trattoria is definitely NOT authentic Italian. It has decent Italian-influenced American dishes, but it is not Italian by Italian standards. The bread is hot but very doughy. The oil/vinegar dip is... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This strip mall restaurant is somewhat of a local favorite. However, I recommend you eat somewhere else. True, the help is very friendly and it feels pretty comfortable half full of people. But the food poorly prepared with ingredients of questionable freshness and using over-the-top creamy rich sauces. I had the $8 "Insalata Cesare" (classic Caesar salad), modest size, slim... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I went to Antica Trattoria because of good reviews on TripAdvisor. It is a somewhat hidden restaurant in that it would be easy to pass by. The ambiance is pleasant, the furnishings OK. The service was excellent. We were waiting for our 4th member of the party to show up. The waiter worked with us on our order and kept... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Located in a strip mall, this restaurant would have earned five stars except for the acoustics. Tile flooring and high ceilings serve to amplify the sounds of diners, making dinner conversations somewhat strained. That said, this was a nice discovery to find excellent Italian food. We went there because of the location near to our house and because it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This hidden gem in a Von's shopping center is terrific. Great service, fresh baked bread to get you started. We've tried many items on the menu and never have been disappointed. Only $6 for a Duvell beer! We always use a $15 for $30 living social coupon which makes our visits even more of a value. If you live nearby,... 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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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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