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Buon Appetito

1609 India St, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Downtown)
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Ranked #43 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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!
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Anchorage, AK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

So delicious! We went for an early dinner as we had toured the USS Midway all afternoon. (Very interesting BTW). So, the restaurant is very simple inside AND they having lovely alfresco dining too. We opted for inside as it was rather chilly. Our waiter was exceptional and the only slight criticism is that we did sit a bit too... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to this place recently and I was really delighted from the food and the service.staff were really friendly and helpful.Food is bit expensive but delicious.can recommend to anyone who likes first class italian.

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Marrero, Louisiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Located in "Little Italy" section of San Diego, Buon Appetito proved to be an excellent choice for a taste of Italy. Although a bit noisy, the quality of the food and service more than made up for the noise. The service was excellent while the quality of the food and amount provided was way more than expected for the price.... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I have been lazily learning Italian with the dream of moving there someday so it was super fun to be able to practice on the hostess and server. The food was great. We started with the burrata and carpaccio. Both were very, very good. We split the Oso Bucco main dish which was more than both of... More 

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Laval, Quebec, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The foods is awesome. So we went 2 times during our stay in San Diego. First time, I ate their mushroom risotto and the second time, I ate their osso buco and it was amazingly good. Also, you have the possibility to taste some wines before being a bottle to make sure you will like it. Two minor things: -... More 

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Las Vegas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We decided to have our last meal in San Diego at this restaurant because of its reviews. The service was average, the decor is simple, but the food makes up for both. We'll come back and eat here again the next time we're craving for Italian Food and in the area.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We live a few blocks away, and this is our favorite restaurant in Little Italy. If it's too crowded or you want a more casual environment, go next door to Sogno di Vigno, which is a sister restaurant that serves both menus. Food is always excellent, but the borsettini is the pinnacle. They're little purses of pasta filled with either... More 

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a great restaurant. The food is so good, the waitstaff so friendly and accommodating . I feel like a regular even though I only go a few times a year. We had the aubergine soup and lasagna. It was nicely prepared! We will definitely be returning for it.

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Cioppino was spectacular, and so was the dessert we had (the Chocolate Mousse cake), but the Lasagna was just OK. Almost perfect with the food, and our server was excellent, however one thing that I found a little bit strange was that some staff were bickering within earshot of the patrons, which I found distracted me from my meal... More 

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I arrived at Buon Appetito solo on a Friday night without a reservation. I was seated at the bar. The bartender served me when he wasn't being yelled at by customers (who seemed unnecessarily rude to the poor guy.) I started with a glass of Tempranillo - an amazing, smooth red wine you almost never see on menus. Gold star.... More 

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Additional Information about Buon Appetito

Address: 1609 India St, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
Phone Number: 619-238-9880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30

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