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Arrivederci Italian Restaurant

#101 of 3,705 Restaurants in San Diego
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3845 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
619-299-6282
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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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Divatravelgirl
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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English first
San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 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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San Diego, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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?