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San Diego Italian Restaurant

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72 First St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1A3, Canada
(705) 445-9876
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here before but our last visit will be our last. Small, dated place with limited menu, and minimum charge per person, no kids menu. So even when your kids aren't hungry, and you plan to have a full meal and bottle of wine, they are charged the minimum. Server didn't smile and treated the kids with outward... More 

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Thank Dean T
Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Lovely little spot inside 8-10 tables.Owners do the cooking and serving.Menu is not large but lots of pasta dishes to choose from. Veal and Chicken as well. They look after you very well and are attentive and very friendly.Food is very good. Parking is a little tight to get into .

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Thank Geoff S
Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Pasta is always good here, we've been dining here for over 5 years. Husband and wife run operation good food without high end prices.

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Thank EdV54
Sarnia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I were introduced to San Diego last year by a lifelong friend. All we can say is San Diego is more than a restaurant...it is truly a dining event. Since the initial visit we have been back twice, greeted warmly by Jana and Emilio. As a dining experience I can only relate to growing up in the... More 

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1 Thank majorpappy
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was unique. Like being a guest in their home. Every one seemed to know each other - we did not. However, the meal was beautifully cooked - and tasted homemade. We were pleased, but did feel like the odd man out !! Recommend for that more down home ambiance !!

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2 Thank Ruthann-Caroline
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to San Diego for as long as I can remember. It's a great little place run by a husband and wife duo from Italy. The menu is small and simple but it is always consistent every time. The pollo San Diego is great, if they have the shrimp San Diego I also love that too. Their carbonara... More 

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2 Thank Thomas H
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have to disclose that I did not eat here, but I can comment on the service we received walking into the restaurant for a Valentine's Day Dinner. We were greeted very rudely by the hostess by being told we required a reservation. There was only one couple in the restaurant at 5:30pm. I did make a reservation the night... More 

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2 Thank Guillame2012
JanatravelOntario, Owner at San Diego Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

How to answer to a customer walking into a restaurant, without reservation on a Valentine's Day, for a dinner, when all the tables are reserved?! There is only one answer, without being rude. That night the restaurant was actually booked twice for a long time in advance. One seating from 5-7PM and the second from 7:30-until closing. There were reserved... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Had the penne ala vodka, and my date had fettuccine Alfredo. The former was great, the latter a little too plain, and not flavourable enough. We also had escargot and Caesar salad as well as tiramisu. Escargot was classic and delicious, the salad needed more 'oomph' in the form of garlic and anchovies. Again, it was good, but could have... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We liked the food and the pricing was ok BUT its hit and miss whether or not this restaurant is open! Its very strange! We think they don't want to be in business as its been for sale for many years but no buyer so maybe they just open at will????

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1 Thank Nina727
Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It's a mom &papa restaurant. If you want a privacy dinner with very clean Italian home made food, then go for it without looking at the prices. They only open 5 to 9 pm from Thursday to Monday. So, no wonder why they are charging bit more expensive or minimum food order of 13.95 per person. But, definitely worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 First St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: (705) 445-9876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?