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#312 of 3,739 Restaurants in San Diego
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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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San Diego, California
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me begin by saying that the service is exceptional! The food...not so much. We started with a very tough and rubbery calamari appetizer. The salads were good, but not memorable. My husband had Veal Parmesan and it was nothing special. I had meat ravioli with meat sauce and the sauce tasted like it was burnt. We ended with a... More 

Thank E F
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime my best friend comes to town it is a tradition for us to go to Godfather's restaurant we always order the tornatore steak which is a filet mignon with a chili and pepper crust this is hands down one of the best steaks you can get in San Diego.. even if you visit a high-end Steak House you will... More 

Thank alexdollar
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Godfather restaurant! The food is delicious and service is superb. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The filet is so tender and flavorful. We begin with their standard zucchini appetizer and house salad. All main courses come with a side of pasta. Be sure to say hello to Izidoro and Anthony. You will indeed... More 

Thank Carol Z
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness for the Godfather restaurant -- this particular area off Convoy Street is more known for diverse Asian offerings of various sorts, but tucked away off Clairmont Mesa blvd. is this outstanding, classy authentic fine dining restaurant. It's always a treat to dine at The Godfather!

1 Thank Kelly B
Torrance, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Very good Italian old school flair. Great prices for entrees that include a starter. Surprised by included zucchini appetizer too. We had the yummy cannoli too...

Thank lynn313131
Gilroy, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm visiting a good friend who has lived in San Diego for 10 years, so I trusted she would bring us to a good restaurant. My husband was really craving some Italian. My local friend eats out a lot and out of the many (dozens probably) options of Italian restaurants she said her favorite was the Godfather. There are many... More 

Thank mommagarlic
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The Godfather had a beautiful atmosphere, attentive service, and delicious Italian food. I loved the fried zucchini appetizer and had chicken parm for dinner. I upgraded my side of spaghetti to fettuccine alfredo and was glad I did! I'm not sure if I looked at the lunch menu online or not, but the food was $5-8 more per meal than... More 

Thank Glory L
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing food. Easily the best Italian I've ever had, went with two other people and we all tasted each other's entrees and they were each individually fantastic. So impressed by the quality of food and the portion sizes (could be 3 different meals) but I can't forget the amazing wait staff. Over all fantastic experience- I definitely recommend

Thank Mille567
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food at reasonable prices and the Spinoni cake was amazing!!! A must stop when in San Diego.

Thank Chiln
San Jose, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My dinner was amazing. The staff were so professional. I had the veal chop. I have to say this was not a light dinner, but it was so good who cares I needed to run 5 miles the next day to burn it off. Outstanding!!

Thank casesamuel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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: 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?