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Trattoria Fantastica

#128 of 3,766 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517 (Date)
+1 619-234-1735
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited three times with someone who really likes Trattoria Fantastica. It's difficult to understand why, other than the fact they haven't traveled much and don't eat out too frequently. The location in Little Italy means there is no shortage of options. The ambiance is fine, traditional white table cloths, music, etc. but the food is just soooooo average.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service was average, price wasn't. Location was great, right at the middle of Little Italy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great spot for lunch. We shared a couple of salads and the lasagne. I would definitely recommend the caprese salad!!!

Thank ElDiabla23
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The service here was great. The food was ok at best. I had the carbonara. It was quite soupy. My husband had he spaghetti and meatballs. That was not bad. There is an attached bakery next door that had some lovely desserts.

Thank Tuesdaysgrace
North Oaks, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great dining experience. Lucky enough to get an outdoor table (weekday evening); good menu selections, very attentive service and reasonable prices. Good wine selection. Lots of good dining in Little Italy, but this should be on yuour short list.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited while attending a conference at the Convention Center. 7 of us had reservations outside. Really enjoyed the place as well as the food. Service was average but fine. Prices are reasonable. Overall very enjoyable and great night.

Thank Thomas K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of eight co-workers while in town for a conference. Waiter and staff were extremely friendly but the service was average. Atmosphere was great and the surroundings inside and out were energetic. Was hoping for a more authentic taste but found the dish to be typical of any average Italian restaurant. Not bad, but if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I just loved the food and the service we had at Trattoria fantastica the other day. As Italian as you can get in San Diego bur their pizza was great and tiramisu the best one.

Thank adriana l
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Food was exactly the cheesy, tomato-y deliciousness I was hoping for, and the house Chianti, while not cheap was delicious and a healthy pour. Both the lasagna I ordered and the caprese appetizer were divine. The back patio seating area is a really nice setting to get away from the busy street front and is a nice change of pace.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Went for scrambled eggs with toast, a fruit bowl and a latte. Not sure how a professional chef under cooks scrambled egg, it was shocking. I had been to this place a couple of times before. Glad hand you in the door and happy to see the back of you on the way out. The fruit bowl consisted of melon,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-1735
Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Trattoria Fantastica.The rustic decor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including wood-fired pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrees show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas.Wood-fired pizzas are popular beginnings in this authentic Italian country setting. Enjoy a taste of Italy with an assortment of fabulous pasta dishes. Patio dining is available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?