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Godfather

#298 of 3,755 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    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
Italian in an Italian-American kind of way

I've never been to Italy, so I can't comment on how "authentic" it is. It does feel like you might be sitting next to Don Corleone or Tony Soprano, though. I had the general impression that it was more Sicilian or Italian-American than actually Italian, though. The entire time we were there a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Bob F
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've never been to Italy, so I can't comment on how "authentic" it is. It does feel like you might be sitting next to Don Corleone or Tony Soprano, though. I had the general impression that it was more Sicilian or Italian-American than actually Italian, though. The entire time we were there a guy playing piano (actually a keyboard) played... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Met for business lunch with a regular. I was impressed with the staff, but not with the food or decor. Went for a business meeting with a client who frequents regularly. Booth was very small for a guy over 6'2" and was not comfortable. Since it was lunch, had a salad that was nothing special. Maybe I would try again... More 

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San Diego, California
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

great place, can get crowded on the weekends, so make reservations, but well worth the wait and the effort to find the place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This restaurant is the real deal when it comes to the Italian tradition. Being from Chicago and Having family in New York and Boston, My family has a pretty good taste when it comes to Italian food. Our table had a variety of dishes From the Veal to traditional pasta to the sea food, everyone was pleased with their food.... More 

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Orem, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fun little Italian place. Great menu. I got a salmon pasta thing..the salmon was like butter. Super velvety. Everything was cooked "to perfection". Great selection, etc. The staff are all well dressed men, for that Godfather atmosphere. It's a little quirky, and the wine is a bit pricey, but all to be expected. We were just visiting from out of... More 

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Poway, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been dining here for over 20 years. It is always consistent, always great, and has never let us down. I guarantee you will have a wonderful meal here. The portions are very generous.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Cool looking restaurant inside, incredible food, great prices, great service!! We love the vibe here - looks like a flashback from the mafia days in the Godfather movie. The food is amazing - get the filet mignon steak and cannaloni - it's incredible and you'll get two meals out of it! The fried zucchini is so wonderful too - ask... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I came here last weekend for our anniversary. We had been here once before but it was at least 10 years ago. The décor is old school Italian with the staff dressed in suits. The place is extremely clean and everyone is very friendly and professional. We sat in a nice roomy booth in the corner. Our... More 

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Cleona, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wide selection of Italian food prepared like no place else I know. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The atnosphere leaves you thinking you are in Italy. So many appetizers to choose from. Everything coming out of the kitchen is superb. I have been coming here for years and it just keeps getting better and better. Don't let the... More 

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California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant for dinner, after an absence of about a year. We live in North County, and don't always get down to San Diego, so we were looking forward to a meal at one of our favorite restaurants. The dining room was as we remembered, the waiters still wear tuxes, and the service was... More 

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