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Buon Appetito

1609 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Downtown)
619-238-9880
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Ranked #48 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
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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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Pasadena, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Their pasta is awesome, the service is great, the food taste very good. They really make you feel like a valued customer. We eat there every time we visit San Diego and never been disappointed.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Pedro and the boys know how to treat their guests. Best wait staff you will find. Service and attention was first rate. The Lasagna and Ravioli were both outstanding. Can't wait to go back the next time we are in San Diego.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice outdoor seating. Self service ordering but they do prying you your order. Nice staff. Good selection, several different burger even tuna burger. Overall very good. Prices ok but not great. A little high for burgers

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Folsom, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

ambiance - good food - nothing exclusive for the price they charge price- expensive service - good hygiene - good the food tasted just like any other Italian restaurant, nothing extra ordinary as the reviews suggested.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We each had a heaping plateful of very homemade style veal and mushroom tortellini and a glass of "Chianti de Casa". The meal was great the wine not so much but you get what you pay for. We sat outside and enjoyed the great people watching. Unfortunately the couple next to us were rather loud and obnoxious but I assume... More

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoyed our dinner here, arrived without reservations, but it was early so we were able to get a table right away. Adequate wine selections and food was good. Plates are large, had leftovers to take back with us. Service was very good too. Will return again.

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Stockton, California, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here for dinner on a Thursday night. The lady who seated us, was super nice and helpful. The place was very busy, but she was able to get us a last min reservation. We had calamari for starters and it was cooked perfectly and well seasoned. I had the linguine scoglia with red sauce and it was delicious.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were directed here by our tour guide and he didn't steer us wrong. I had linguini with clams, mussels, scallops and shrimp in white wine sauce. It was wonderful. I could soak enough of the sauce up with my bread. My wife had the spinach ravioli in a creamy tomato sauce. She was pleased as well. The bread and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Walking down the streets of Little Italy, you will see many Italian restaurants but you can just stop here. Trust me. The good is amazing! Try year cran-lemonade. Try their catch of the day. Try their anything on the menu and be amazed!

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Found this place online and it had pretty good reviews but who knows? Turns out the waiter took our direction and perfectly matched what we had a craving for. Outstanding food AND services.

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