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$20 - $30
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are here twice during our 4 day stay in San Diego. This was recommended to us by our InnKeeper at the Hillcrest House Bed and Breakfast, who says she is a food snob and we were not disappointed at all. I was recommended by...her to get the Pork Osso Buco and OMG what a fabulous meal. My partner had Spaghetti Carbonara which was good. On the second visit I had the Rigatoni with a meat Bolognese sauce which was very good and he had the tortellini, peas and ham in a cream sauce which was A OMG dish!!. The servings are very plentiful and could easily be shared. They do not rush you at all and are able to enjoy your wine and fresh bread before you order, HIghfly recommend this restaurant. You will not ge disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

We ate here with friends last night. We asked what their best dish was and they said the pork osso buco. I am not a fan but thought I’d try it! Wow! Impressive! Incredible meal for $23! Two of my friends had scallops and the...other had the rib eye. All were incredible but they all said next time they were getting pork osso buco after trying mine. Caesar salads were very good. Split one between two people. Had a nice Malbec. Our waiter was a character and made evening even more fun!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

On the recommendation of our Innkeeper, we went for the Pork Osso Bucco. BTW, best blind menu selection ever, I wouldn't ever ordered and it was sublime. Very well cooked, tender, falling off the bone with awesome mushroom risotto. A memorable dish, highly recommend. Spouse...had the lasagna and it was as good. Good wine selection and service even when they were very busy. It is an informal, familiar place and we enjoyed it very much.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

Worst experience every, I own a business in San Diego with over 6035 reviews and this was one of the recommended places to eat, but not anymore. Horrible to spend so much money an d be teated like crap. I talked to the Manager on...site and he told me he was not interested in hearing it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

Our Inn keeper from our B&B sent us here. Good food and reasonably priced. Shared a dinner and a salad. Was more than enough food. One of our beat meals while in San Diego

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 10, 2021

We four had a fabulous lunch today, felt like we were sitting in a charming Roman restaurant. We were greeted warmly by Antonio, the Italian owner, and waited on by Julio, who is fantastic. The food was incredible, from the traditional artichokes to the burrata...and minestrone soup, all the way to the lasagna and pasta dishes we shared. The chef is amazing and we'll be back soon!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

If your favorite Italian restaurant is Olive Garden or Buca Di Bepo, you've been living a sad life and missing out on the finer things in life, like REAL Italian food! I've been eating at Arrivederci for over 10 years now, and spent 2 weeks...in Italy, so I give a big two thumbs up for the truly amazing and authentic Italian dishes here. All the staff are friendly and seem to be imported from Italy. The interior transports me back to the most popular restaurants in Italy itself: busy, packed, warm, and delicious...that said, they do not have air conditioning, just like in Italy! ;) My favorites: $11.50 Polenta del Bosco...grilled polenta covered a divine mushroom and gorgonzola sauce...heaven! $18.50 Squid Ink pasta with scallops and shrimp in a cream sauce...amazing! $17 Salmon and Farfalle pasta in a pink vodka sauce...delicious! $18.50 Linguine Mediterraneo...seafood pasta dish with clams, mussels, shrimp, in a light white wine sauce...fabulous! $25 Pork Osso Bucco...when you're really hungryyou'll want this huge tender and tasty pork shank in Port wine sauce, surrounded by risotto and mushrooms...wunderbar! This place does get busy...so make a reservation!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020

This spot has by far the best, authentic Italian dishes in all of San Diego. Try the Pork Ossobuco in Mushroom Risotto, it's totally amazing. Joseph, our server, has been our server every time we've been there and he's terrific. He aims to get you...what you want so ask him any questions you have about the menu items and he will make sure you are happy. It's a romantic location too in the heart of Hillcrest. The attached street tends to be busy but the restaurant's atmosphere will remove that distraction. I highly, highly recommend this gem!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

I decided to treat myself for my birthday. Due to the pandemic, they have scaled down their menu but still had a good selection in variety. I got a lobster dish in a spicy sauce. The lobster tail was bigger than I expected. It was...a little hard to cut into the meat without the sauce splattering a little. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Amazing value! Outstanding Italian food, convenient location and exceptional service. The food is five star and it is cheap!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Sorry, I'm so late answering the question. Yes they do takeout. We've done it frequently.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arrivederci Italian Restaurant

Yes, Arrivederci Italian Restaurant offers takeout services.

Arrivederci Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5