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2820 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92106-6146
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Ranked #94 of 4,119 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Roosevelt Road
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are immune to great northern Italian food; friendly, competent San Diego style service; a righteous wine selection and a relaxed, romantic experience, leave this jewel to the rest of us

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Foodies rejoice! There's a new player in town and you won't be disappointed! Located on this strategic peninsula where Europeans first stepped foot in this country, it may mark the spot where California began but this charming bistro marks the location where the finest of Italy's recipes are now taking root! Bellisima! The presentation is outstanding, the service impeccable, and... More 

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san diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been to Solare many times. The food never disappoints us. Everything is amazing. You have to try their pizza! There are always innovative new options. The owners and the chef strive to use fresh, farm to table ingredients. They have Jazz on Thursday nights, and offer great specialty dinners and cooking classes.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Recommend a gps to find it its kinda tricky to find On old naval facility which is being converted to retail and office space Found it on fido.com We had just dropped son at airport It is less than 2 miles away Sat on nice front patio Very dog friendly When my wife looked at menu she wanted to come... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

in San Diego for our nephew's wedding and we needed a place with the flexibility to seat between 12-17 people. We ended up with 14. Solare met our needs perfectly. Our family group represents a well traveled, good food appreciating bunch. Always hard to satisfy that many eclectic tastes, but again they did a great job. The menu is quite... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The staff worked hard to make sure everybody in the party was attended to. Coupled with good quality food and pleasant atmosphere you could do a lot worse. Definitely worth a visit.

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Christmas Eve prix fix. Blue Crab fritter on a vegetable patty, four mushroom soup, pork cheeks and honey glazed roast lamb were all beyond amazing. Dessert was this ricotta cake that was pure heaven. Great wine list. Staff were well informed and attentive. Check this out!

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Billings, Montana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Enjoyed several nice meals in San Diego but Solare was my favorite. Everything was perfect and the service outstanding.

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San Diego, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Solare serves some of the best italian food in San Diego. It is situated in Liberty Station which is mostly associated with more casual fare. But don't be fooled. Solare is beautiful, inviting and sports an active bar as well as a very warm dining environment. All elements of their menu are creative yet adhere to tradition. They focus on... More 

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San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I met my friend for drinks, and it turned into dinner at the bar. She had a pasta with lobster dish, and I asked for something simple not on the menu: linguini with garlic, basil and olive oil. It was superb. What a nice surprise. Someone is really thinking about making extraordinary food at this restaurant. The small chunks of... More 

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Additional Information about Solare

Address: 2820 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92106-6146
Phone Number: 619-270-9670
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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