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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Authentic Italian in Hillcrest!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
DavidUmstot
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Asheville, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Per a friend's advice, I let the waiter help me choose the best dish that day and he did so! I wouldn't have ordered it based on the menu description (and still not sure what it was) but it was amazing! Delicious! Perfectly prepared, and best risotto I've ever had! Highly recommend. (And don't confuse this with the pizza place... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Inexpensive and great food. Pollo al limone wasn't on menu but very good. Always sides of veggies accompany main course.

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Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

They bring a full basket of bread and will bring more if required. The portion sizes were good sized and the prices reasonable. Servers are friendly and the location is ideal with lots of street parking available. Much better than going downtown to the gas lamp district for those other horrible Italian restaurants.

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Washington, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great service, great food, great atmosphere! The waiter was helpful in recommendations. We sat outside for lunch and it was wonderful.

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Raleigh NC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here three years we lived in San Diego. Back again 10 years later. Nothing changed and that is great! Tricolor salad is the best anywhere. Greens and dressing in perfect harmony. Lamb sausage on rapini good flavors; not too spicy.

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Palmdale, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here on Valentine's Day for dinner. Considering the crowd, we were seated in about 20 minutes after checking in. We sat outside, as the weather was perfect. We started with the calamari fritte which was tender and an ample portion to boot. My entrée was the veal osso bucco but made with the pork osso bucco sauce of a... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We had the pork ossobucco and stuffed pork chop. Served with really nice sauces that defined the dish. Pork chop cooked perfectly. Service is attentive but brusk. Accommodated gluten free. They have GF pasta although I did not have. Bring your own GF bread if interested. There is a whole foods a few blocks away. Small but really nice Italian... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While travelling for a couple of weeks in the US, I was surprised by culinary variety and had some nice culinary discoveries. However ... italian restaurants in the US generally let me down even in the more expensive price classes. Nothing as in Italy or in an expensive Italian in my home city Antwerp. But luckily there are exceptions ...... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

First time here. Visiting from Colorado. We got the recommendation from a San Diego native who we met on the street. Very authentic Italian food. Good wine selection. The homemade lobster ravoli was yummy. My friends loved their filet and scallops. It wasn't very busy on a week night but I can see how it gets busy. Our waiter was... More 

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?