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Lorna's Italian Kitchen

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3945 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
858-452-0661
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Saturday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I'm Italian and I am coming back!

I ate here several years ago and not sure why I have not come back. Perhaps because the eating area is small but the food is soooo good! We had the veal piccata and meat lasagna, both amazing. The bread basket was yummy, service was good, price was right and we will be back to try more very soon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
MaryAnnLens
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San Diego
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  • Families with children
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San Diego
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I ate here several years ago and not sure why I have not come back. Perhaps because the eating area is small but the food is soooo good! We had the veal piccata and meat lasagna, both amazing. The bread basket was yummy, service was good, price was right and we will be back to try more very soon. A... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have eaten here twice and it has been fantastic both times!, I would go more but I don't each much and the portions are large, which is a good thing for the price. Food is just great. I really like the chopped salads and the Lasagna was fantastic too.

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La Jolla
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has been a family run neighborhood Italian restaurant forever. Kind of like a back east place. I return for the generous portions, friendly staff, good prices, and location. Oh, almost forgot. Great food.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had dinner at Lorna's on a friends recommendation. While it is located in a strip mall don't let that fool you. This place is legit authentic Italian food. The service was great as well. A must if you are in the La Jolla area.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been going to Lornas for many years and have never been disappointed. Aside from delicious food (try the pizza), it is nice to see the same staff year after year. My fav is pizza with an order of pasta with meat sauce on the side. Pizza toppings are fresh and virtually no tomato sauce helps to really bring... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food and desserts was amazing. A little restaurant with great service. The price was great. YUMM

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Nashville, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Came here for lunch and it did not disappoint. Excellent food and arrived quickly, service was adequate, although she seemed to have too many table for one waitress, however she handled it very well. Would certainly return again.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I ordered the golden triangle pizza, but changed the sauce to Alfredo. It was very, very good! A family member ordered lasagna, which was also a great dish. You can't go wrong here!! Salads are also very good. They handmade their desserts, unfortunately we were too stuffed to get any. 😞 This place is a must try if you come... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When I moved to the University City area several people told me to check out Lorna's because people drive in from all over the county to eat there. Well, initially, I couldn't. Not being able to eat gluten, which seems to be 90% of Italian cooking, I knew I wouldn't have many options. I avoided the place. Then one day... More 

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Tucson
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Lorna's is a neighborhood restaurant in the University City area of San Diego. When I lived in San Diego 10 years ago, it was one of my favorite places for good, hearty Italian food at a reasonable price. A recent visit was disappointing. On a chilly day in May, the air conditioning was going full bore. It was freezing inside.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3945 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-452-0661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?