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Caffe Bella Italia

1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017
+1 858-273-1224
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Family run with less common Italian menu choices. Service was attentive but nothing more than appropriate. We would stop again without hesitation.

Thank StopCallingMe S
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We were tired of the loud club atmosphere of the restaurants on the beach; the hotel staff recommended this place; we enjoyed the quiet dining experience ; food was small portions , but delicious ! The waiter seemed insulted when I asked about the 5-6pm...More

Thank Melody1962
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Very friendly staff and great food. Was surprised that there was only one other table with customers! If you want good Italian food, this is the place. Restaurant has a good mediterranean vibe.

Thank Elisabeth2511
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

After a big day exploring San Diego all we wanted to do was enjoy a beautiful meal and a glass of wine... but nearby our hotel (T23). All of the great Italian restaurants appeared to be in La Jolla / Little Italy, apart from this...More

Thank LuxeCMP_17
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We ate at this restaurant for a second time since we visited it last year. The food and service are very good. Our group enjoyed the calamari, shrimp and vegetable appetizer, pizza, lobster ravioli and a pasta and mushroom dish. Followed by cappuccino and cannoli....More

Thank manger2
Reviewed January 26, 2017

3 of us went for dinner on a rainy Monday night & we were the only people in the restaurant when we first arrived. We all had something different and each of us really enjoyed our meal - great suggestions on food & wine from...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Pacific Beach has some surprises, and this is a wonderful one. We had a server whose animated descriptions sold us on every dish we asked about. We tried the E Paccar A Rrau, giant meatball, pesto ravioli, and Spaghetti Vongole e Bottarga, a spinach beet...More

Thank kayakingcouple2016
Reviewed October 11, 2016

This is a hidden gem in Pacific Beach. We've been in a little rut when we visit San Diego and go to the same Italian restaurant. This time a guest services rep at our hotel recommended it and couldn't have been more on target. We...More

Thank bktripad
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Good food Good Wine Decent Service ⁉️ Totally different Bella Italia but we were in San Diego Nice pleasant evening. Shrimps were huge.

Thank Adihardon
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Seven family members went here to celebrate my niece's graduation. The kids had been here before and recommended it. The waiter recited the evening's specials -- lasagna and two kinds of raviolis... I ordered the lasagna. I include a photo to show how unappetizing the...More

1  Thank Truth19Tiger
Pasquale C, Owner at Caffe Bella Italia, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

you were here in May and write a review in September and you call our pasta Noodles? Please go back to school...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017
    (Haines Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-273-1224
  • E-mail
"Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffe Bella Italia- a charming restaurant where locals and Italians love to dine. The service is detailed and friendly. The interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm earth colors with a Mediterranean touch. This is authentic Italian cuisine served with great pride and beautiful presentation by chef and owners who hail from Napoli, Italy. At Caffe Bella Italia you can certainly enjoy a good wine with your dinner. Our list offers excellent wines at reasonable prices, most of them imported directly from Italy. JOIN US ON TUESDAY AND SUNDAY FOR HALF OFF BOTTLES OF WINE
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