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Trattoria Fantastica

1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517 (Downtown)
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Ranked #231 of 4,078 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Date
Description: Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Trattoria Fantastica.The rustic decor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including wood-fired pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrees show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas.Wood-fired pizzas are popular beginnings in this authentic Italian country setting. Enjoy a taste of Italy with an assortment of fabulous pasta dishes. Patio dining is available.
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

While in San Diego on business, took a short walk to India St. It was a busy Sunday evening the wait staff was taxed but handled it well. Saltimbocca was very good and the portion was nice. Food was served hot and fairly quickly. What with all the choices in Little Italy in San Diego this is a good choice,... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great place to stop for breakfast, a variety of options, and great coffee. Service was good as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

All the food that came out was garbage. The service was very poor. Giovanni our waiter with his fake Italian accent charged our credit card twice. When we called, the manager was very unprofessional, rude and did nothing to solve our issue. Don't waste your money here.

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Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I ate here on our final night in San Diego, which was the half price wine night, and the place was packed. The food was plentiful and extremely tasty, with a comprehensive wine list to match. I had the pasta, and my wife had the risotto and both were excellent - and next time, I'm trying the... More

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Calgary, AB
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I dont normally give out a 5 easily but they deserve it. The have a nice patio that is covered. Caprese salad is great, Capallini with shrimp was out of this world. Someone playing beautiful music (classical guitarist) and fresh desserts. I would live at this place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We found this place after a long walk around Little Italy looking for a something authentic. It was my wife's birthday and I had not booked anywhere so a good outcome was essential! The food was outstanding, and the service was great.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Genuine italian food in Little Italy. The price is fair for what you get. Started with a combo plate containing the highly esteemed burrata, prosciutto di Parma , italian salami and vegetables and it was great. The puttanesca and arrabbiata were high quality. The service was kind and discrete. A very good place for a tasteful dinner.

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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We started during the Festa Italia and have been back 2 more times for breakfast. We've tried the fried calamari and caprese salad both were delicious especially the moz used for the salad -super fresh! Breakfast has been a pleasure. We've had the frittata, palmeritana & huevos con chorizo. All were excellent and the coffee is out of this world.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Food quite good....waiter very pleasant....atmosphere very festive. Great fun being in Little Italy, San Diego!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We chose this restaurant on our first night in San Diego as it was just around the corner from our hotel and it was a great way to start our stay. The food was terrific. The service great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area who enjoys Italian meals. By the time we had finished the restaurant... More

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Additional Information about Trattoria Fantastica

Address: 1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
Phone Number: 619-234-1735
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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