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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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Santee, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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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El Cajon, CA
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Charlie J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neighborhood favorite! Food is Northern Italian, our favorite style and always fresh and delicious. Last night we enjoyed the Brussels sprouts with pancetta and balsamic glaze; split a Caesar salad; and dined on veal marsala and veal saltimbocca. Service was friendly and competent.

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Thank PABAM
california
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An out of the way "storefront" establishment but worth the visit, awesome food! My only regret is not being able to sample everything I saw pass by. Wow!

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Thank cheaptravelhunter
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

There are locals who love this place. I'm a local who doesn't. Pretentious servers with exaggerated accents (that can slip to west coast English when they argue among themselves). I have tried their conventional every day standards and their more exotic dishes. Not great. High prices. Owner / manager often sits outside near the door smoking and shouting on his... More 

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Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We were delighted by the food, service, and atmosphere. We shared a bottle of Chianti with homemade spinach gnocchi and seafood linguine. It was the best gnocchi I'd ever had! Found another great restaurant on Trip Advisor.

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Thank Lynn d
La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Wonderful food with superior service. The menu is great with many daily specials. The wine list is the best.

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Thank Nanniex5
La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Antica Trattoria is a small place but has that small Italian feel. They serve fantastic authentic dishes, the waiters are friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere reminds me of Italy.

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Thank Linda K

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?