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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%
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3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful pre-wedding celebration at this lovely Hillcrest bistro. The owner made the evening very special by providing a perfect table located on their beautiful patio. Excellent Italian inspired dishes with fresh thoughtful ingredients. Excellent wait staff as well. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Kirk R
Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a high end Italian restaurant with authentic and delicious food. Diligent service and great atmosphere. Great place to enjoy a cocktail in their outdoor bar and terrace. Loved the calamari and fish.

Thank Tishlf
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in on Sunday during Happy Hour to check out the place for a private party in their private room (which is very nice, btw). Sat at the bar, had a few drinks. The bartender was so amazingly friendly! Loved him! We also shared...More

1  Thank Checkers_Domino
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We tried a few selections including the house salad with romaine hearts, blue cheese chunks and dressing. Very fresh and a great summer choice! The Melanzana Imbottiti was amazing!! Sauce, cheese and eggplant rivaled restaurants in Italy. For dessert, we tried the cheesecake which was...More

1  Thank sandiego0821
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The food is delicious. The service is friendly and helpful. It's also good to have outdoor seating.

Thank Lynnbrownstone
Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Buslacchi family owns numerous restaurants in San Diego. Most of them are in Little Italy, but their original eatery on fifth avenue remains my favorite.The prices are very reasonable, and the food is very good.For early birds happy hour prices for appetizers apply every...More

Thank baltoro
Reviewed June 26, 2014

this was my first visit to Busalacchi's but it will not be my last. I will definitely return anytime in am in San Diego. the food was excellent, as well as the service and the atmosphere.

Thank skeerlee
Reviewed May 19, 2014

The food is always fresh and absolutely flavorful! Everything is good...but I really enjoyed the carpaccio. The pasta sauce was so good and the bread was excellent. They have great happy hour specials. Good wines. Plus, you get nice friendly service!! Sit outside on the...More

Thank Artie M
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great food...great hosts...angel hair pasta is incredible....bruschetta is best in U.S. Always an excellent meal.....

Thank colesloough
Reviewed March 14, 2014

I came here for Restaurant Week a few months ago with a friend. They have a dog friendly patio which is great! I got the carpaccio which was really good! Then I opted for the butternut squash ravioli which was good as well. They don't...More

Thank nlee1220
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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
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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