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Italianissimo Trattoria

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323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:01 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our food. can't remember too much its been a few months. Waitress was an older lady, a bit on the dry grouchy side but knew the menu well. I think it was the owner that came and asked us how everything was when we were getting ready to leave. Explained it was our first time and that we... More 

Thank stella h
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place in downtown Chula Vista. Super friendly staff. Great service. We had the fried calmari. Zucchini soup and tortellini with mushrooms and peas. All top quality and delicious. I have really bad luck with most Italian restaurants. But this place is awesome.

1 Thank Sean E
Austin, TX
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place on Trip Advisor. I had just gotten into town and had missed lunch, so I thought I'd splurge on a nice dinner with wine. I had the cioppino (seafood stew) and dinner salad, and chose a nice red wine to go with it. The stew was so chock full of shellfish and fish, I couldn't believe... More 

Thank rwraphael
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Food! This place is my favorite Place in the whole world! Why go to Italy when you can have there food right here in Chula Vista Ca! This place has the best food and service. Yes,the prices are high but it's worth very dime. It's a small place but they still have place for a party as long as... More 

1 Thank JOSD04
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose it due to its ranking and were not disappointed. We had spent the day at the zoo and were looking for a place to do dinner and found it. We hadnt made reservations so had a 20 minute wait but well worth it.

1 Thank MichaelandTeres... G
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Funny thing we came to Chula Vista for Mexican food and end up in the best Italian restaurant in town. HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.... Service was great but food was amazing. We will definitely come back.

1 Thank reyna777
sunderland, tyne and wear
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting San Diego as part of our vacation, so far been to San Francisco, Vegas, Palm Springs and now staying with family in Chula Vista. We couldn't find anywhere down town that has cheap parking and reasonably priced food so we decided to try and find somewhere on our way back to CV- so glad we did as... More 

1 Thank potholer
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Chula Vista. It is a small place but the ambience is cozy, the food is over the top fantastic, the service is top notch, and the prices are reasonable. I bring all of my out of town company to this restaurant for dinner and I have had several "celebrations" there. The restaurant does not... More 

1 Thank sassy7532016
San Diego
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

As one reviewer said, "don't miss this hidden gem!" It's spectacular! We were treated to dinner by our nephew & his wife who dine here often. I can see why! The service is superb and the food amazing! We had 3 different appetizers, 4 different dinners and 2 types of desserts and it was all fabulous! We will definitely be... More 

1 Thank Kristi T
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

When you are in San Diego, check out this very reasonably priced hidden gem with exceptional food. Try the garlic tomato soup, it is to die for. I loved my clams with a white wine sauce over pasta. The beef carpaccio was exceptional in every way. Lovely staff, high quality table settings and linens. My only gripe, they need a... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:01 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: 619-651-1457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?