We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4,046 San Diego Restaurants

Buon Appetito

1609 India St, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Downtown)
619-238-9880
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #39 of 4,046 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cedar
Transit: Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
Description: Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
Write a Review

439 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    262
    119
    45
    10
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

While in San Diego on Business, I had a wonderful dinner with excellent service. The Veal Marsala was perfect and Enzo was outstanding. I felt as if I was in Florence. The entire staff from Hostess to bus boys was friendly and professional. I was sitting outside on a wonderful evening, wondering how people walking by and looking at the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Where there for lunch, order Fetuchini with mushrooms and peas, was amazing . espresso very good. The service was a little slow for lunch, but pleasant and with a smile, very Italian.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Awesomeness in a sea of Italian restaurants. Walked in hoping for a good meal and left feeling like we were back in Italy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Encinitas, CA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A repeat review of the finest Italian restaurant in San Diego. Had a great bottle of Syrah, caprese salad, filet mignon topped with gorgonzola, and finally gelato. Comparable to good restaurants in Italy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited this restaurant after recommendations from 2 trolley drivers on the city tours. We has the classic meat lasagne which whilst very meaty was heavily overspiced with a predominant herb which wasn't too my taste. I may have made the wrong choice but didn't enjoy it at all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'd heard about this place and really wanted to try it unfortunately they were booked for dinner for the whole weekend we were there so we settled for a 3pm reservation so that we could at least try the food. We sat outside and had a delightful waiter. After we ordered a couple glasses of wine we decided that we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited on a busy Thursday evening.Seated in the restaurant next door. The room was dark and the seating cramped. The tables were far too close almost on top of each other. The service was fine and the food very tasty and full of flavor. Decent wine list, and well priced. I would recommend the food but not the setting. mpo

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mushroom Risotto was over the top! Sword Fish with fresh vegetables was great, and Fabio was an excellent waiter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jefferson WI
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While on a trip to San Diego for a Navy Reunion, we had the good fortune to eat at Buon Appetito in the Little Italy section of San Diego. Excellent service and food; not any more expensive there than any other good restaurant in SD. Will certainly eat there again if I ever get back to SD.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What great service! Vincenzo, you are awesome. The antipasto was straight out of New York! Although I don't drink wine it has a fantastic wine list. Little Italy, it didn't disappoint. Take the time to stroll before and after dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Buon Appetito also viewed

 

Been to Buon Appetito? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing