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Buon Appetito Restaurant

1609 India St, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
+1 619-238-9880
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (144 reviews)
“bread” (104 reviews)
“osso bucco” (61 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1609 India St, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in to eat at this great little spot in little Italy. We were seated outside by the sidewalk, a great place to people watch. The service was fast and efficient. They brought out bread and a delicious red sauce for dipping, which tastes...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch today and the food was delicious. Had beef lasagna and cheese and spinach ravioli. Everyone was friendly. Had an authentic Italian atmosphere.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I were on our last night in San Diego and found this wonderful Italian restaurant to have dinner. The weather was fantastic so we sat outside. The food was amazing from the salad to our main courses of Osso Bucco and seafood...More

Thank Duke D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed the Little Italy neighborhood. I ordered the salmon risotto, it was okay. My son ordered a dish with chicken, mushrooms and eggplant, the sauce alone was delicious. My other son had the bologenese pasta. I’d return here, just pass on...More

Thank bayareaeducator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having travelled more than half of the world and eaten Italian food at more than 50 restaurants, I think this is the best lasagne I have ever had. It’s very much like home made authentic lasagne with extra tomato sauce made from fresh tomatoes. Their...More

Thank YusufPingar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reviewed the reviews. We’d been past it a couple times earlier in the weekend, and it looked active and the bill of fare looked great. So we set out from our hotel in the evening and didn’t mind the short line waiting. Until. No...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from Albuquerque and were heading out to go to the airport this is by far the best restaurant on our trip my husband noticed it was authentic Italian almost like his grandmother's kitchen. Shhh! We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed when my wife and I requested a table that seated 4 and were placed at a small table for 2 against the wall but everything after that went uphill. Our server explained that the restaurant was expecting a large crowd...More

Thank ulrod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here as it was close to our hotel and looked to be busy which we took as a positive sign. We were seated quickly and our drinks order taken with our food orders taken soon after. There was a buzz about...More

Thank Shropshiretourists
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The price is right at this restaurant in Little Italy, San Diego! We were pleasantly surprised by prompt seating upon arrival, our friendly and fun server named Paulo and the perfect timing on serving our food. I highly recommend Buon Appetito!!

Thank Diana C
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Don C
May 16, 2017|
Response from Chas0916 | Reviewed this property |
We had tartufo... a gelato dessert made from hazelnut gelato layered over chocolate fudge gelato with a hot fudge filler
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
You just have to park a few blocks up (not down towards the water) on a side street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 India St, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
  • Public Transportation: Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-9880
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Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
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