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Ottavios Italian Restaurant

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12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040
3:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon 3:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lakeside, California
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very clean and stylish restaurant. The service personnel are awesome. The food is to die for. We get the shrimp and crab linguine and it is amazing. The prices are great and there is a large menu with lots of things to choose from. The garlic cheese toast is awesome. They do have a decent selection of wine.

Thank Laura B
San Diego, California
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313 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This has to be my # 2 favorite Italian restaurant. The food was amazingly very very good and an excellent menu of flavors and choices. From appetizers to salads and soups to the main coarse , Plenty of seating and a very clean establishment. Our waitress Lenore was the best. Very attentive and made sure everything was just right. This... More 

Thank Perry H
Santee, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Recently my co-workers met at Ottavio's for lunch and we held an end of school year get together here for many staff members. This place has the best Italian food around and great service. My husband and I have visited the restaurant on several occasions and we have never had a disappointing meal. Their Italian grinder sandwiches are absolutely delicious... More 

Thank Diane M
Cornville, Arizona
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Lunch is the best meal with pizza, soup, salads, bread, cheese ravioli with alfredo sauce. Just delicious. Hope they are still doing this. There was an Ottavio's in El Cajon we always went to that closed. We loved it as well.

Thank Vickieb753
Lakeside, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you want great food, great service and like a family oriented atmosphere, this is the place for you. Not only are the dishes delicious, the portions are very large. Sharing is a good idea. Due to the family atmosphere, it can get a little noisy when it is really busy, but that is part of the fun. The wait... More 

Thank Mark B
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Ottavio's has a great menu and great pizza! Our favorite is the garlic fries, this isn't a truly Italian dish but we love ordering it! Their minestrone soup is wonderful. We enjoy dining on the patio during the summer, it's really quaint. The wait staff is attentive, the food is really good. We'll continue to go to Ottavio's!

Thank Angel2627
El Cajon, California, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

We've eaten here a few times recently and were surprised to discover this little gem of a restaurant in Lakeside, of all places. The food is very good. The prices are reasonable. The service top-notch.

Thank MaryAnn W
Lakeside, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We love Italian food and we love Ottavio's. I ordered the cheese pizza, my friend Debbie ordered the a spicy marinera chicken pasta dish and my Friend Jane of the Shrimp Crab Cannaloni! We shared all three dishes and the food was amazing. Tons of cheese and flavor and leftovers to take home! My favorite place to eat and enjoy... More 

Thank Donna G
Savannah, Georgia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Excellent food and first class service by employees who love what they do. Atmosphere very relaxing and clean. Perfect for our family. You will not be disappointed. Food! better be ready; lots of food!!

Thank Redonion12
Lakeside, California
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

The wife and I wanted to go out for dinner but didn't want to travel far, and the general area we live in isn't known for outstanding fine dining. We had heard Ottavio's was supposed to be good so we opted to give it a try. Dinner was excellent! We tried the Chicken Parmigiana as well as the Chicken Piccata.... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 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 - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: 16194432165

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