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Godfather

#222 of 3,818 Restaurants in San Diego
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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
+1 858-560-1747
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't live in San Diego anymore but I came back and went to Godfather's for both lunch and dinner! It has not changed!! Same tremendous menu, friendly efficient people and wonderful atmosphere! For those of you on your first visit, ignore the location. Trust me!! Just go in and get one of the greatest meals of your life. And... More 

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Lemon Grove, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are new to San Diego and I wanted to treat my husband to a nice/cozy/delicious dinner. I'm so glad we found The Godfather, it was cozy and delicious, the plates were a great size for a good price. We will definitely come back.

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San Diego, California
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with a group for dinner and the food was not only great, but it just kept coming! We had a great experience and took enough pasta home for two more meals!

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Utica, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Godfather's twice over 4 nights. The food and service is excellent. Fried zucchini is their free appetizer and is great. Since I am carb restricted I had the meatball appetizer. It was so good that when we returned the second time all of my companions had the meatballs..... The men added the minestrone soup. Whenever we are in... More 

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Thank J H
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Old school Italian atmosphere, waiters in suits, cozy booths, a pianist on the weekends. Make reservations this place is always busy. They serve you fried zucchini when you sit down that is to die for. Meals come with either soup of the day or salad. Generous portions. Owner is usually at the front desk - always greets you with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Godfather's Restaurant is the Best Italian food in S.D. county. The seabass and ribeye steak are amazing ! Fabulous overall dining experience !!

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Encinitas, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This restaurant is not easy to find but once you come into the restaurant and meet the waiters all dressed in black suites and either ties or bow ties you will understand the experience of what great Italian food is all about.

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San Diego, California
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231 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Godfathers is a long standing classic and classy establishment. Many of the staff have been there for years. Tonight Carlos served us and he was wonderful. We each had a glass of wine (which they allowed us to sample first). House salad (which they chipped on request), capresse and Caesar were all great. The veal picatta and ciopino outstanding. And... More 

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Fremont, California
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Enjoyed another family style meal at the Godfather, who has a 40 plus year history with a great full menu, excellent items who stand the test of time...I love the veal dishes while is prepared to perfection in 10 different styles... But if you want pasta, seafood, great pollo / chicken, this is your place. Many local dishes , two... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in San Diego for 35 years, and I had never been to The Godfather until last Saturday night! I had a hankering for Penne alla Puttanesca, and this was the ONLY restaurant, after an exhaustive Internet search, that had it on the menu! I was not disappointed - it was fabulous, and the entire meal, from wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-560-1747

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