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Antica Trattoria

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5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
619-463-9919
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Antica Trattoria participated in the San Diego Restaurant Week. Because we live nearby, we reserved a table for 2 for dinner. The specially offered dinner menu provided choices for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Every bite was exquisite! My husband chose to include the wine paired with each course and said that wines were satisfying and perfect. Service was outstanding! We... More 

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La Mesa, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great local Italian Restaurant, great food and especially their specials. Great place for a date.

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Thank Jack91942
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unknown hidden gem in a strip mall that is certain to delight with its menu selections, wines and service. And yes, a singing waiter was on premise who had the most delightful voice that added to the charm of the evening. I felt transported to Italy and was treated as if I was a queen. The bruschetta was the... More 

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Thank Victoria M
San Diego, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service, great wine list. If the Mahi Mahi is one the specials, it is a must ! Delicious, and cooked to perfection.

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Thank drdose
La Mesa, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little bistro is a good place for lunch or dinner. It has a variety on the menu. I enjoyed the lasagna. The staff is very friendly and pleasant and the service was excellent.

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Thank Babs1328
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We met a high school friend who I had not seen in 57 years for dinner. This restaurant was close to the University and his hotel. It was a pleasant surprise. Nice decor and good service. I had an Italian beer and my wife a good Prosecco. For dinner, she had the lasagne which was light herbal sauce not overwhelmed... More 

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Thank Hoofmark
Santee, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We just got back from Italy and fell in love with the food. This place brought us right back to a very special place. Everything they fix is fresh and homemade. The ambiance is fabulous and mist of the wait staff speak Italian. You will never be disappointed with the food and service here.

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Thank debbiegC6126PN
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Having traveled in Italy a number of times now, I can certainly appreciate the fresh local cuisine served at the Antica Trattoria. The serving sizes are appropriate, especially if you are ordering a three or four course meal with wine pairings. A real treat awaits you if you are so lucky as to have the singing tenor wait your table.... More 

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Thank jenart44
El Cajon, CA
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times, and it is just an okay restaurant. Too expensive for the portion sizes. Will not return.

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Thank Linda D
Fremont, California
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Very close to my childhood neighborhood. I went as I was visited my hometown. I was expecting decent food....my sister-in-law told me it was really good. I was blown away. We now live in the bay area...this meal was superior to a meal we had last month at a very well known restaurant in North Beach. The Linguine was super... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 619-463-9919

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