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Arrivederci Italian Restaurant

#131 of 4,167 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Real Italians Work Here!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
NeverAgain1989
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On busy nights, don't be shy and just muscle your way to the front of the line to put your name in for a seat. It's a small area and diners will stand around blocking the area while they wait for a table, so you have to be assertive (but POLITE!!). Even with reservations, you may have to wait... Having... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The food was very good. I can recommend the salmon and vodka bowtie pasta and the lobster ravioli. The only downside was that it was an unseasonably warm evening and this restaurant does not appear to have air conditioning. And I'm sure 360 days of the year they don't need it. We just happened to pick the hottest weekend of... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice vibe. Food tasty. Only problem, is that it is very cramped and tight. Not much space between the tables. I am still a repeat visitor!

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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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?