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Godfather

#407 of 4,156 Restaurants in San Diego
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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
858-560-1747
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Outside was very hot, sun shine strongly. Inside was very dark with many pictures of that movie. I ate seafood spaghetti. It was great. I have been eating so many pasta; Tokyo, Rome, etc... This is one of the best spaghetti which I ate. Cost performance was good as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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  • Late Night
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AZ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our tour guide from Safari Park. The decor was very tacky looking. We ordered a bottle of red wine. It arrived cold. I don't like cold red wine so I asked the waiter if all the red wine was cold. He told me in a very haughty manner that it was at the proper temperature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Outside was very hot, sun shine strongly. Inside was very dark with many pictures of that movie. I ate seafood spaghetti. It was great. I have been eating so many pasta; Tokyo, Rome, etc... This is one of the best spaghetti which I ate. Cost performance was good as well. とてもお勧めできます。シーフードスパゲッティを食べましたがとてもとても美味しかったです。特にコストパフォーマンスがよくあれだけしっかりしたパスタが30ドル未満だったことにも大変満足しています。室内は驚くほど暗く、これが西海岸のスタイルなのかなと。外に出た時の眩しさ、暑さが忘れられません。ウェイターさんはとても親切で、ことあることに良い雰囲気で状況確認に来てくれました。ダウンタウンから遠いことだけが難点ですが、店自体は自信を持ってすすめられるレストランでした。

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I had just gotten into town and was looking for something good close to my hotel. A quick internet search and this popped up. The restaurant is filled with godfather memorabilia. The wait staff are more than accommodating and all food is brought on carts to the table. For what you get the prices are reasonable. I had the Filet... More 

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LaGrange, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was expecting a pizza place with other items such as lasagna, spaghetti, etc. What we got far exceeded that. The ambience was fabulous, a little retro, booths with red banquets, dark wood, waiters in tuxedos and full Italian accents. The food was exceptional. My niece had lobster ravioli which she loved and I had one of the specials, a... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love eating at the bar in this quaint in the Godfather restaurant. It is tiny and quaint with the feel of Italy. Run by a family and extremely friendly. Great selection of appetizers and drinks and good conversation with the staff. We did not have a problem parking in their little lot outside near the fountain. Pasta with white... More 

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San Francisco
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Terrible! Terrible part of town for a dinner. Terrible parking in a cramped strip mall lot. Terrible service. Terrible small booths. Terribly loud and raucous. Food was terribly disappointing. We were terrible cramped for dinner. Save your money, just drive past. This is NOT Italian food!!!

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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232 reviews 232 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our Christmas gift to our Dad. And we have been here before. To us, this is a real nice Italian Restaurant. Excellent service, wait staff was knowledgeable about the menu. Two of us had the Diablo Pasta. I had shrimp, Dad had Lobster. So hot, i had no idea pasta could be that hot. Wonderful. The Pork chop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Suggest making reservations as very busy during holidays. Highly recommend veal picatta and sea bass very tasty and complimentary zucchini delicious. Did not like their bread, very hard. Large portions so go there hungry.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely Godfather!! Men in suits greet you at the door! You forget for a minute where you are!! Then you hear the music, smell the deliciousness and get seated in a booth with pictures from the movies in a dark Mafioso fashion!!! Spectacular!! Good wine, cold martinis, chilled salads and piping hot food! Scampi tender and yummy but the Ciapinno... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The food was excellent, the service (without being intrusive) was the most prompt and efficient we have ever had. The atmosphere was great - not at all touristy, with mostly locals, which is always a good sign.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-560-1747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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