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Caffe Bella Italia

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Pacific Beach
Italian, Contemporary
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1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Haines Street)
+1 858-273-1224
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffe Bella...
"Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffe Bella Italia- a charming restaurant where locals and Italians love to dine. The service is detailed and friendly. The interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm earth colors with a Mediterranean touch. This is authentic Italian cuisine served with great pride and beautiful presentation by chef and owners who hail from Napoli, Italy. At Caffe Bella Italia you can certainly enjoy a good wine with your dinner. Our list offers excellent wines at reasonable prices, most of them imported directly from Italy. JOIN US ON TUESDAY AND SUNDAY FOR HALF OFF BOTTLES OF WINE
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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
Great romantic Italian Food

Cute little romantic spot in PB with wonderful Italian Food. Outdoor seating on the main strip of Garnet, yet atmosphere is quiet and chill. Nice, friendly wait staff and I always love the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
RescueDogSanDiego
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san diego
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cute little romantic spot in PB with wonderful Italian Food. Outdoor seating on the main strip of Garnet, yet atmosphere is quiet and chill. Nice, friendly wait staff and I always love the food.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Caffe Bella Italis is simply the most authentic and amazing Italian restaurant in San Diego. Everyone on the staff is very friendly, professional, and a credit to the restaurant. The owner and chef make sure everything is perfect and the menu and daily specials are simply amazing. I feel like I am in a friends home in Tuscany and the... More 

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El Cajon, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Excellent and authentic food!!!! Service was superb!!!! LOVED that the Chef came out to talk with us. Perfect family and romantic setting. Desserts were FABO!! We will definitely go back!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This little Italian Restaurant on Garnet Street is a gem. Service was amazing. They even changed a dish to accommodate my shellfish allergy. My hubby loved the chicken parm. Highly recommend!

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have been to Pacific Beach, Ca twice to visit our daughter. I have eaten at this restaurant twice and both times the meals were fantastic. If you are from back east, New York and are looking for a taste of home you must go here. The pasta is homemade, the mozzarella is imported along with many of their cheeses.... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Staying at Pacific Beach and read all of the reviews on trip advisor for this restaurant. They were right on. Service was without fault. Attentive but not overly so. The meal was oh so good. Husband had the tagliatelle with chingiale sauce and caesar salad. I ordered the special which was pasta with seafood including lobster! Half price night for... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great service and a great menu....the staff are attentive and helpful and they all went out of their way to make sure our meal was perfect!

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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff was very friendly and good to recommend their good dishes. The food was great at a reasonable price. The lobster ravioli with shrimp, cherry tomatoes and a light cream sauce was fantastic. As an appetizer I liked the warm burrata with arugala, porcini and sun dried tomatoes. An easy cab ride east from the beach front.

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Corpus Christi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ate at the Caffe Bella Italia on our last night in Pacific Beach. The atmosphere, the food and the service were all great. Our waiter was very attentive and it was a slow night, so the chef came out to check on us several times. The food is very authentic Italian. They have a great deal on Sunday night,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We took a party of 8 to Caffe Bella Italia earlier this week and what a treat it was. The food was excellent - including arancini, one of my favourite (and hard-to-find) dishes, and great gnocchi (notoriously mediocre in most Italian restaurants) - and the service was better. The staff were welcoming (we had four kids with us who were... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Bella Italia

Address: 1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: +1 858-273-1224
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
    (Haines Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-273-1224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

"Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffe Bella Italia- a charming restaurant where locals and Italians love to dine. The service is detailed and friendly. The interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm earth colors with a Mediterranean touch. This is authentic Italian cuisine served with great pride and beautiful presentation by chef and owners who hail from Napoli, Italy. At Caffe Bella Italia you can certainly enjoy a good wine with your dinner. Our list offers excellent wines at reasonable prices, most of them imported directly from Italy. JOIN US ON TUESDAY AND SUNDAY FOR HALF OFF BOTTLES OF WINE
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?