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Busalacchi's A Modo Mio

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3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221 (Pennsylvania)
+1 619-298-0119
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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North Hills
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599 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Latte, Lasagna and Pollo Rostito. Everything was delicious and the service was great. We all... More 

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1 Thank Robert L
San Francisco, California
1 review
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

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Thank mollydog391
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 off. 👎🏼

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Thank Kristina P
Bonita, CA
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248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Snorris57
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 an equally manic client. Both repeatedly shrieked with laughter, making it impossible to have a... More 

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Thank TheOuse
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!!

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Thank 27xoros
Las Vegas, United States
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Dawn F
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 prepared well! This Restaurant offers several red sauces, which was a nice change, I had... More 

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Thank Robert K
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

There's eating and then there is DINING, when going here, especially on Wednesday 1/2 off bottles of wine... Everything is great !!!

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Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
Utica Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Really ended our experience from start to cheesecake. I would definitely recommend. We had the braised short rib and spaghetti carbonara which were both wonderful

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
    (Pennsylvania)
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?