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Lorna's Italian Kitchen

#623 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3945 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-2520
+1 858-452-0661
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

We recently held a post-funeral luncheon at Lorna's for about 14 people (great for groups but it is a cozy-sized restaurant, not a banquet hall). Everyone ordered their own food and I ordered extra appetizers and breads to pass around. Everything was delicious. The sauces are so good,especially the marinara, creamy pesto and carbonara. Everyone was raving about their meal.... More 

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Thank Dana C
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We came upon this restaurant when I was "confused" about where I was. We entered the establishment tired and a bit disoriented. It is a nice place. Clean, open, spacepus. It was busy but not harried. We were seated at a table. The place smelled great! The cuisine is Italian. The menu is varied and there were a number of... More 

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Thank John L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 8 had a delicious dinner. The rissoto of the day, lasagna and chicken marsala were wonderful. The calzones are as big as a football and can easily feed two. The same goes for many pasta dishes. They also have pizzas

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Thank Clayton S
Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Excellent meal. The pumpkin ravioli were divine! The salad with cranberries and feta was delicious also.

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Thank LynneKarle
San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Never a disappointment. Steve and his staff are always wonderful. The food however, is even better. Exceptional Italian food made just like it came from Italy. Great selection, great place to meet up with friends and family.

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Thank SanDiegoTravelingman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We eat here a great deal, but today I tried a new dish that is simply too good not to share with TripAdvisor readers. Started lunch with a Spinach Salad (tender greens, carmelized walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, and big juicy chucks of apple). Very large so ended up sharing it with a friend, and still had leftovers to bring home. The... More 

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Thank 70elizabethy
San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I called in earlier today to order some pasta to be delivered to my house. A man picked up the phone and he was probably one of the rudest guys I've ever spoken to. He was so unhelpful and very sarcastic. Very unpleasant. I was about to say I am going to order from a different restaurant. At the end... More 

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Thank ysudakova
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Lorna's is a strip mall gem! The food was so so good and large portions. VERY casual, not a place to experience high end date night ambiance but definitely a place you will return to for the food and the staff.

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Thank 2015tripper
Beaverton, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

First of all, what kind of Italian restaurant serve Chianti in a small water glass.! Unacceptable! Presentation of food was terrible, pasta was overlooked and ragu was made with sliced meatballs instead of ground veal or beef. Sauce lacked of flavor and salad dressing lacked flavors too!

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Thank 007junebug
Roseville, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went to Lorna's on Thanksgiving with another two families who were looking to get there boys "carbo-loaded" for the weekend soccer tournament. This nice place sits in the middle of cool town of University City. It reminds me of Monterey. The food was plentiful and the bread kept coming and we were all very satisfied. I would recommend Lorna's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3945 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-2520
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-452-0661

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