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Caffe Bella Italia

#307 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Beach
Italian, Contemporary
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1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3017 (Haines Street)
+1 858-273-1224
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cave Creek, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service is great, the ambiance is great, but Chef Pask and the food are truly out of this world. I never cease to be amazed at the versatility and excellence of the dining experience at Caffe Bella Italia. Every dinner seems to bring new heights to what you expect and definitely what is delivered. The staff is friendly, professional,... More 

Thank Tomsprucegoose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with this place. Food and service were top notch. If you want authentic Italian food this is definitely a must. Great job guys🙂

Thank Steven J
Hubertus, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The food at this restaurant is excellent!!! The restaurant was a cozy inside and outside seating restaurant. The service was friendly and just over all delightful!! The food was great from the appetizer to the dessert!!! You can bring your own wine to this restaurant as well! Not being from California I don't know all the specifics but my son... More 

Thank JRae65
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I decided to take my mom here for her birthday dinner. We hadn't planned the day well so we ended up cold & full of sand at 7:30pm by the time we got showered & down there it was 9:30. They were nice enough to seat us anyway even though they were about to close. I felt bad but the... More 

Thank Monicawesomeness
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and our friends stopped by because it was close to where we were staying. I was impressed by the authenticity of the restaurant and food choices. Each dish surpasses all expectations, this place is truly amazing. The atmosphere, the service and of course the food were outstanding. We will come back and make sure we eat here again.... More 

Thank Laycee W
Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Food was very good - artichoke ravioli with shrimp in a brandy sauce was exceptional. And the tiramisu was enough for the whole family to enjoy! :-) They do that practice I dislike where they added 18% (for a group of 2 adults and 3 children?!?) gratuity automatically -- why bother in such a nice restaurant.

Thank mmcgrath
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Our best meal and restaurant experience Dan Diego so far. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. He made great recommendations and even brought some apps to the table that he thought we would enjoy...he was right. Authentic Italian at it a best. We sat in the back in a spacious room plenty big enough for our party of 8.... More 

Thank EssexOnTheGo
Laytonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Caffe Bella Italia very charming. They treat everyone like family. Their meals are prepared to order. Inside and outside dining available. A very nice family run restaurant.

Thank jpchaplin
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We ate here back in May 2015 on a week long stay in Mission Beach, ate here twice as the food was so good. Staff were so friendly and the penne napoletane was to die for. They have deals on most days which is a bonus. Should we ever to back to San Diego this would be our first point... More 

Thank Erinlouthorne
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We went here with another couple (5 of us total) the night of the Oscars and beat the rush. The food - from appetizers to dessert- was all delicious! My cousin knows the chef/owner who came out to greet us (and others). Very jovial Italian man. All our dishes were fresh and wonderful as well as attractive. Soooo much food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Italian, Contemporary
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, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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
"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.


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?