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Antica Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
+1 619-463-9919
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made reservations and were seated at the appropriate time. The wait staff was very knowledgeable, personable and efficient. Our wine and appetizers order was taken and both were terrific. We used a groupon and were extremely pleased with all aspects of this local gem. We will definitely be back for an encore.

Thank Claudia M
La Mesa, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, Love this place. The food is to die for. If you go on a weekend be sure to make reservations. Small restaurant, the owner is the cook and OMG I have never had anything bad there. If you haven't gone you must.

Thank Cabral1964
Brighton, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of an eatery! Scrumptious food; excellent service; delicious wine. The Bruschetta was the best!!!

Thank Rita B
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just over the San Diego line in LaMesa is this lovely trattoria. The wine is well selected and there is a decent choice by the glass. We sat at the bar as we had planned in just getting an appetiser or two to share. I had a very pleasant Pinot Noir, smooth and not overly dry, whilst my companion enjoyed... More 

Thank SartreLives
La Mesa, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

When we want to celebrate it just have a wonderful dinner we go here. The food is the best, the staff attentive and the whole experience is great

Thank cklamesa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

After a friend's recommendation and reading many positive reviews, we went to Antica Trattoria. The ambiance is good and the service is great. Three different waiters visited our table while we were there (without interrupting or being a bother) just to check how the wine was, how the food was a to fix a "dancing" table without us asking for... More 

Thank Juan A
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise!!! Who would have known that such a fantastic restaurant would be in a strip mall. My husband is 100% Italian and is very wary of going Italian restaurants.....however this one we will definitely be back. From the moment we walked in...the service, food are amazing. The waiters speak Italian and are very attentive. You don't need to... More 

Thank Michelle D
San Diego, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This small, but quaint restaurant is much better than average. They have just recently started opening for lunch. Their selections are genuine Italian/Sicilian. Their sauces are tasty, but not too strong. The wine selection (by the glass) is very good for a small restaurant. A full dinner of your choice, can be served, including a bottle of wine (of your... More 

Thank DrDSanDiego_CA
La Mesa, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 

Thank Evietravels
La Mesa, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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

Thank Jack91942

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 619-463-9919

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