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Arrivederci Italian Restaurant

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3845 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
619-299-6282
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great local find

OK, I know there are a lot of Italian restaurants and I've been to many. This one is near the UC San Diego Hospital and just off the main routes, but worth the trip. Great food, very reasonable prices and the portions are just right. Service is well paced and IF you are in a hurry just let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
fdl1948
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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San Diego, California
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

OK, I know there are a lot of Italian restaurants and I've been to many. This one is near the UC San Diego Hospital and just off the main routes, but worth the trip. Great food, very reasonable prices and the portions are just right. Service is well paced and IF you are in a hurry just let them know.... More 

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I called in here early on a Monday evening for a quick meal. The service was fantastic - very welcoming and attentive throughout the meal. We just ordered a plate of pasta each - I had the Farfalle Vodka & Salmone and my husband had the Mezzelune All'aragosta. They were decent sized portions, the pasta was cooked... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Italian food, served in generous portions and at a good price, Arrivederci is the place for you. I have never had a bad meal here, however, you should be aware of the following: it is a small space, it can get very noisy and very crowded during peak times. My tip? Book an opening... More 

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I don't think I knew what authentic Italian really tasted like until I ate at Arrivederci's. We arrived without reservations and eight people hoping to find seating. The seating capacity is on the smaller side, so I recommend making reservations. In a matter of a few minutes the staff happily arranged seating for all eight of us. The restaurant was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We love this restaurant and make it a point to visit whenever we are in San Diego. I was disappointed on this visit as service was not up to par. They were very busy (Tuesday night at 7PM) and although we were seated promptly, they failed to deliver bread until after we requested it with our entrees, our water glasses... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place was amazing if you like italian. I had the lasagna, large portions so either share or make sure you have a microwave in your room. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was part of two couples who had truly lovely meals at the Arrivederci in Rancho San Diego (next to the Target) last night. We all were really impressed with the tastiness of our meals. Probably the most impressive meal was the pork osso buco that my hubby had -- rich, deeply flavorful sauce, fall-off the bone meat, creamy risotto.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

For the 3rd time we had a wonderful Italian lunch here. The lamb chops were very juicy and tasty. The ravioli with salmon was excellent, with a creamy sauce.The service was friendly. The espresso strong and good.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We made a 7:30 reservation for dinner. We arrived on time and they said it would be 10 min before we were seated. We did not get seated until after 8:30. There is very little waiting room so you are out on the street, bring a jacket it gets chilly. Several people waiting had the same issue as us, reservations... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you are looking for a genuine Italian cucina in San Diego, stop looking and head to Hillcrest to Arrivederci. This affordably priced restaurant is in the heart of Hillcrest and offers up a wide variety of antipasti, pasta dishes, seafood, and traditional dishes such as ossobuco. My personal favorites are spaghetti nero with black pasta or risotto negro which... More 

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Additional Information about Arrivederci Italian Restaurant

Address: 3845 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: 619-299-6282
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3845 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-299-6282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?