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Busalacchi's A Modo Mio

3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
+1 619-298-0119
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“carbonara” (4 reviews)
“vitello” (2 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (3 reviews)
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3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

My husband and I came here on Valentines Day, it was the best decision we made on our whole trip to San Diego! There was a set menu that night so I was a little nervous. Boy was I wrong! The food was outstanding! Despite...More

Thank hbl1992
Reviewed June 1, 2017

The hours listed are incorrect. They have no parking lot and very little parking available on the street,

Thank Jef E
Reviewed May 4, 2017

It was our annual visit to Busalacchi's A Modo Mio. This time there were seven of us. Here's the drill: drinks, appetizers, a couple of Caesar salads, some great lobster bisque, a few bottles of vino and various entrees ranging from Osso Bucco, Vitello Di...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Went here as a recommendation of our uber driver. All homemade pasta, served by an authentic Italian server. Pasta special was delicious, just spicy enough. Homemade canolli not too sweet. Best dinner we've had in SD

Thank mollydog391
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and patio. That's all good I can say about this place. Arugula salad was old, it seemed like it has been sitting for couple days. The food was not tasty and has nothing to do with Italian cuisine. The pasta sauces are completely...More

Thank Kristina P
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Arrived early for drinks and appetizers. Happy hour is great. Very affordable wine. Very good appetizers. Definitely popular with locals. We will visit again.

Thank Snorris57
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I was glad to visit this local landmark known for its fine Italian food. The food was not quite what I expected: most dishes were drowned in a rather heavy tomato sauce. And the warm ambiance was spoilt by a manic barman, spurred on by...More

Thank TheOuse
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Now this is a great Italian food. Fresh pasta, fresh sauce (not too salty). Really great menu, delicious food . Excellent service. we will be back and more than once!!

Thank 27xoros
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This restaurant was a surprising find. We walked in and found the place charming. The food was delicious. I had the carbonara. One of the best ever.

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Thanks VERY much to our server Mario! The Gentleman was so pleasant, and truthfully, I had lots of questions and requests during the meal (I am Italian, from Detroit, so was having a few interesting experiences with SoCal Italian dining). The Eggplant appetizer was really...More

Thank Robert K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop within 2 blocks. Taxi stand 2 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-0119
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