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Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

This restaurant serves fresh pasta with fresh ingredients--seafood, meat, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. etc. Its sauces are amazing. The location is wonderful. Customer service is very friendly.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 26, 2021

Great food, great service and wonderful vibe in this place. Clementino (sp?) was our server and he made great suggestions for us. If they have the artichoke appetizer as a special, get it! The hot bread and olive oil/vinegar is a wonderful starter as well....We had two of the salads before our pasta dishes. No room for dessert, but we were gifted a piece of dark chocolate cake to take home and enjoy later.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

Piacere Mia was phenomenal! The food was authentic Italian with homemade pasta, sauces and delicious calamari. It wasn’t the least bit greasy. The service was outstanding and everyone made us feel like we mattered. We will be back some day!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 7, 2021

I had the ravioli con carne, and my wife had pasta bolognese. Both were excellent, as was the service. Definitely a place to return to!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 7, 2020

After all my years eating here, how have I not written about San Diego's best Italian restaurant? The pasta is made fresh. Most of the staff is Italian, and incredibly charming, and good looking! The interior can get crowded on a busy night, but adds...to the warm, lively ambiance as if you're in someone's home having a big dinner party. $15 Nuziale...did they make that word up? Half your pasta will be in the fresh and fragrant basil pesto, the other half in their signature secret tomato sauce. Sounds like a weird combo, but its actually really good! $16.50 Funghi...the best mushroom pasta sauce! Creamy, savory, and that lovely aroma of mushrooms. $19.50 Taglierini Neri Al Frutti Di Mare...the best seafood pasta dish in San Diego! On top of their house made squid ink pasta is a plethora of fresh clams, mussels, calamari, and shrimp, all simmering in a delightful white wine marinara sauce. $24 Osso Bucco...not always available, get it when you can! A huge, tasty and tender braised pork shank served with golden risotto and vegetables. My favorite!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Not only is the food amazing, the staff is friendly. They make their own pasta...try any of the ravioli, or if they have the “wild boar” bolognese as a special. The best I’ve had outside of Italy. The calamari appetizer, or the stuffed eggplant...omg.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

This is a great restaurant. The cioppino was probably the best I have ever had. Good service and fun atmosphere

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Visited South Park & decided to drop in at 5:30pm without a reservation. We were welcomed in by a friendly Italian boy band looking staff. We started with the Prosciutto & Burrata which was delicious, a bottle of reasonably priced Chianti Classico Reserva & upon...the waiter’s suggestion, split the Orechiette. Good size portion to share for 2. Very good service. Did’t feel rushed for a change.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020

My wife and I live in Los Angeles, but visit friends and family in San Diego several times a year. If we are going to be there for two nights or more, we'll hit a good Italian restaurant for dinner. Mia Piacerre usually makes the...cut. We've eaten there half a dozen times in the last three years, and have enjoyed each visit. The food is good--the wine list is nice--and the service is usually at least okay. If the restaurant is jammed with customers, service suffers a bit. They sometimes have lamb shank on the menu, and if it's available when you're there go for it! Their pasta dishes are always nice. I saw a comment that they didn't serve "real Italian food". Well shucks, several of their cooks and wait staff I've met over the years were born in Italy and came to the States. And there are great regional differences in Italian cooking (I've done business in, and vacationed in Italy). If you eat here, you'll enjoy it. I've had both lunch(es) and dinner(s) at the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019

If looking for authentic Italian this is not the place. I own a home in Italy and am always seeking authentic Italian cuisine...this is not it. Find someplace else! Even service was “marginal”. :(. And this was for my birthday. Sad...

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from 602garyc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Schnitz Piacere Mio 1947 Fern St San Diego, CA 92102 b/t Fir St & Grape St South Park You can get driving directions, very easy, go to Yelp! Driving directions Del Mar, CA 92014, USA 19.7 mi. About 28 mins 1. Head... More
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Piacere Mio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5