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Extraordinary Desserts

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American, Dessert, Ice Cream
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2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good desserts and teas but only really...

Good desserts and teas but only really worth it when you want to pay for presentation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2010
Springfield, MO
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Springfield, MO
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

Good desserts and teas but only really worth it when you want to pay for presentation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

You want to make time for this place. It is small and there is no menu to go by, just whatever they feel like making on a given day, but it is worth it. You have never seen or tasted desserts like this. We had to wait in line for 20-30 minutes just to get to the counter to order,... More 

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South Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

After running the San Diego Marathon, I wanted to treat myself. This was SO good. We went to restaurtant in little italy (there are two locations). I had the German Chocolate cake with a parline ice cream and my husband had a brownie sundae. The cake was huge and had rose petals all over it. The best part was the... More 

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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

8 dollars for a slice of cake, but it was good.The Dessert was just delicious. It was modern. The front desk is a little too close to the door, so it gets busy quickly. The people were nice, happy to help, great service, but a little slow. It took them 20 minutes to get me a cup of some pudding... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

The desserts are very good here but not truly extraordinary. A giant clue they are not truly gourmet is their size- no true gourmet dessert is that large. Still, I stop in on average a couple times a month. I adore the coconut gelato and tropical fruit banana split. The servers are almost always attentive and courteous but the front... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

I visited Extraordinary Desserts last Saturday night. Our party of four was seated in less than 10 minutes (although we were told it could be 45). Our server was friendly and attentive, and the desserts were out of this world - gorgeous presentation, amazing flavor. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in San Diego.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

If you are a celiac or are gluten intolerant -- this is not the place for you. Everything looks delicious and smells marvelous, but there is very little you can have here. Let's all tell the owner we need treats too. How about flourless chocolate cake or flourless almond torte or biscotti that we (one out of every 130 people)... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

On the weekends this place is open until midnight. The perfect place for a romantic date, The desserts are large enough for 2 to share, Sit outside on a candlelit table and enjoy a fabulous dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

I know there have been some poor reviews but the day we went everything was great. I know they have two locations and the one we were at was their original location so that may be part of it. Not only are the desserts a work of art but the flavors were intense, rich and everything was so fresh. We... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

The desserts here are on the pricier side but its worth it especially if sweets are your weak spot. Everything that I've tried is flavorful, decadent, and beautifully artistic. I have tried the sorbets, creme brulee and the chocolate strudel. The chocolate strudel is by far my favorite. Every time I visit San Diego, I will have to make it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-294-2132

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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