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Buon Appetito

1609 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Downtown)
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Ranked #35 of 4,048 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

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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.

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Jefferson WI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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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.

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new jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Went to this place and was pleasantly surprised with good Italian food. I had the Salmon Raviolis and they were delicious. Their selection of wine is good. Had the $24 red wine think the Cabernet and it was good quality. Our waiter was very nice. We sat outside.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Pretty good chow. Small little joint in little Italy that was crazy hot inside (no air conditioning ). We had the veal piccata which was pretty darn good. Service was slow but friendly.

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New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Any plate from the menu is excellent, I would specially recommend "farfalle al salmone"!! Best pasta I have ever had. Good service.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Buon Appetito is by far the best Italian restaurant I have eaten In on all of my trips to California. My brother has taken me there on numerous occasions and It seams over the past 5 years the food gets better and better. Flavio is the Mgr. and he is fantastic to talk to. I sent a friend of my... More

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Moreno Valley, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

All the pasta dishes that we have tried over the year's are always fresh and delicious. Great appetizers and salads. Love the homemade desserts as well. Always a busy hotspot with great staff. Always can expect a wonderful dining experience

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A cozy place in the heart of Little Italy. Even when the place was packed we didn't have to wait. Service was excellent and fast. I tried the farfalle with salmon and it was amazing. The portion was generous and really tasty. A must visit.

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