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Cucina Fresca & Sons

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6784 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1602
619-668-0779
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We have eaten here several times and enjoyed the experience. The food has always been first rate. They have a nice variety of microbrews, allowing me a chance to sample new beers. The price is a little higher than we usually spend, we like it when they have 2 for 1 coupons. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

the food here is out of this world, I have eaten many meals in Italy and this place is the real deal. It is a little, family-run hole in the wall, hidden in a modest strip mall, not only great food, but an impressive collection of craft beer. There is a bar as well as a seating area, suitable for... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My dad loves this place. So do I. The used to be located in Ocean Beach and had to move in town due to rising rents. The place may have moved but the food is still good. The family run restaurant makes great food. From specialty pizzas to chicken picatta. The cooking is really good italian food done well. They... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

If you didn't know any better, you might think that Cucina Fresca is something other than a restaurant. But it's location hides its true nature, that of an excellent Italian restaurant experience. I stopped in to eat, not realizing that Monday they are normally closed but was still seated for a meal. The family-run nature of this business is true... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

While visiting in San Diego we stopped at this restaurant by chance. It was just a casual little place & I didn't have high expectations. We were warmly greeted by one of the sons. The menu was impressive. Two in my family are vegetarian so we were happy to hear that the minestrone soup was completely vegetarian. I had the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Cucina Fresca & Sons is a family affair, with one brother cooking, another serving, Papa supervising, and Mama taking care of them. Their friendly charm is eclipsed by the quality of the food. I had a chicken in a Madeira sauce that was the quintessence of the dish - even the mushrooms were bursting with flavor. My husband's chicken on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6784 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-668-0779

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