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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 good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Aug 25, 2018
“It's gone.”
Oct 30, 2017
“Valentines Day Dream”
Closed Now
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3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

The Busalacchi family has been serving in Hillcrest and Little Italy for decades. They've obviously lost their way. Built beautiful new restaurant. Gone within a short period of time after opening.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Richard V
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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank hbl1992
Reviewed June 1, 2017

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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Robert L
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2016
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!!

Date of visit: November 2016
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.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Dawn F
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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, 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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