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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
Casual lunch with good food

Nice family style restaurant in a shopping center, but food is very good and prices are reasonable. Portions of all dishes were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Tijuana,BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice family style restaurant in a shopping center, but food is very good and prices are reasonable. Portions of all dishes were good.

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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90 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When we lived in the area (13 yrs ago) we visited Lornas often. Having a chance to return over the weekend, we were happy to find Lornas as good as ever. Enjoyed the Cesar salad, fresh bread and a glass of Chianti before dinner, and loved the combination of Italian sausage & Peppers with Angel Hair pasta as my entree.... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife had to use the urgent care clinic in a strip mall during our recent vacation in San Diego. While we waited for her to be seen and treated, we saw a place called Lorna's across the parking lot. It appeared to be busy on a Wednesday at lunch so that was a good sign. We decided to try... More 

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San Diego
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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101 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 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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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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