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Petrini's Italian Restaurant

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Sat, 9/21
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$9 - $24
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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PASTICCERIA, BISCOTTI E PANE‎
Plain 3.00
Ham & cheese 4.50
Chocolate filled 4.50
Croissants
4.50
Apricot or Cheese Danish
They are very big & very good
4.00
Apple Turnover
Exquisite
4.75
Cannoli
Crunchy shell filled w/ ricotta, chocolate & almond flavors.
Cantucci (for 4) 2.50
Amaretti (for 4) 3.00
Mixed 2.75
Italian Cookies Cantucci
Biscotti cantucci-bleached flour mixed w/ natural almonds & pure vanilla extract. Biscott amaretti-almond flour dough flavored w/ real almond extract & covered w/ toasted pine nuts.
2.75
Fig Loaf w/ Butter
This is a great starter to go w/ your hot coffee.
2.95
Pane w/ Cream Cheese
Your choice of our baked cardamom or focaccia bread.
TORTA‎
4.75
Nona
Sugar dough tart filled w/ pastry cream custard flavored w/ a hint of lemon, topped w/ sliced almonds & powdered sugar.
4.95
Alle Mele
“Sponge dough” crust filled w/ sliced golden apples, topped w/ apricot glaze.
5.25
Alle Pere
Sugar dough tart filled w/ a thin layer of apricot jam & amaretto almond paste, topped w/ pear halves.
SPECIALITA‎
7.25
Petrini's Italian Toast
Our version of this classic breakfast uses Italian bread drenched in our own egg batter, grill fried, & served smothered w/ a hot mixed berry compote.
8.25
Focaccia w/ Smoked Salmon
Our toasted focaccia bread lightly toasted & served w/ “cugino” joey’s delicious smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, red onion, capers & a dash of pepper.
7.75
Cugino Mike's Baked Pancake
My cousin Mikey’s special recipe for pancake batter is baked in the oven & then topped w/ a bit of our special anisette cream & our fantastic mixed berry compote. an incredible flavor extravaganza
10.25
Jeanette's Hash
Grilled rosemary & garlic red skinned potatoes mixed w/ our marinated flat iron steak, fresh egg, & provolone & mozzarella cheese. This dish helped me land my wife
11.25
Smoked Salmon Hash
Same potatoes (see above) topped w/ our smoked salmon, a fried egg, alfredo sauce & seasoned w/ a light lemon zest. This is an absolute delight
9.25
Hash w/ Caponata
A twist for the vegetarians, this version of potato (see above-- again) uses our caponata fried in & then topped w/ melted provolone & mozzarella & a bit of pommarolo sauce for good measure.
6.25
Anisette Musilex Crema
Our handcrafted anisette flavored cream is poured atop a local specially prepared, hearty granola mix & then sprinkled w/ lemon zest. This is a great way to wake your mouth up.
5.75
Musilex & Imported Italian Yogurt
This flavored yogurt is imported, & tastes of it. Ask your server for available options.
PIATTI DALL’UOVO‎
7.25
Frittata
With meat & veggies
6.50
Vegies Only
Baked eggs topped w/ provolone & mozzarella.
With meat 6.25
Without meat 5.25
Veggies only 6.50
Panini
Egg & provolone cheese sandwich made w/ toasted focaccia.
Uovo 6.25
Meat 7.25
Uovo in Pane
One egg fried in the center of a slice of fresh cardamom bread, then topped w/ our béchamel sauce.
10.00
Uovo Benedetto
Italian eggs benedict using a polenta cake grilled w/ pesto sauce & topped w/ your choice of our handmade sausage, Italian capicollo, or canadian bacon, a fried egg, & our delicious béchamel sauce.
6.75
Eggs
With sausage, capicollo, or canadian bacon two eggs served your way, w/ meat of your choice, & toasted italian bread.
SIDES‎
4.50
Baked Pancake w/ Syrup
3.00
Grilled Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
3.00
With honey 3.25
Grilled Polenta Cake
3.00
Imported Italian Yogurt
Ask your server for flavors.
2.25
Grilled Meat
Ask for capicollo, Italian sausage, or canadian bacon.
1 Egg 2.00
2 Egg 4.00
3 Egg 6.00
Eggs Your Way 1 Egg
2.00
Toasted Italian Bread
DRINKS‎
5.75
Champagne or Mimosa
5.75
Bloody Mary
2.25
Orange Juice or Cranberry Juice
3.00
Panna Spring Water
3.50
Pelegrino Sparkling Water
1.50
Milk
2.25
Coffee
2.50
Espresso
2.75
Cappuccino
2.25
Hot Tea
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw tthis restaurant on a review and so glad we went there, the service was exceptional and the food really good cannot say anything bad about our experience here and would definitely recommended it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Kate1e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t go wrong with anything g on menu. Very happy - a true Italian eatery. Please give yourself time- enjoy the food and relax. Service isn’t super fast - but no one misses that as every bite is worth it.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank S7133DHsaras
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Petrini's is a quaint restaurant in Little Italy. We came here because of its recommendations and it was very close to our hotel. The wine selection was good and the service very good. The food flavors were excellent with many choices. The only complaint I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 118rhysw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Petrini’s after a lovely day spent in Little Italy. When we arrived, we were told that our booked table was no longer available, which was annoying but we agreed to an alternative location. Then we waited 45 minutes for our starter to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank missdmeenr
Reviewed July 15, 2019

I had the best gluten free pizza I can remember eating. They also do GF pasta dishes and prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank dazaroooni
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Waiter didn't refill drinks unless we asked multiple times, waited one hour for soups and/or bread to be brought to table, entrees were 1 hour 20 minutes from time ordered. Very slow. Food wasn't that good either.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lisa M A
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Four of us went to Petrini's with high hopes. All four of us individually rated the food average or below average. Service was strong. The restaurant was not crowded on a Saturday night. What tips the balance to negative is the cost. For a not...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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PetrinisSanDiego, Manager at Petrini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

can you be more specific? what did you guys ordered?

Reviewed June 4, 2019

Delicious Italian food and yummy desserts (especially the cheesecake). We walked here for dinner after visiting the USS Midway. It was about a 15 minute walk.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kb397
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

We had just arrived in San Diego and were looking for a place for dinner. Petrini’s was near our hotel and not crowded, so we decided to try it. What a find, we were quickly seated and given great attention by the waiter. We all...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Steve459
Reviewed April 21, 2019

Easy parking with lots of parking garages nearby. Great Italian food with friendly service. We tried pasta primavera, eggplant parmesan and chicken parmesan. The only thing we didn't like was the garlic bread. Please don't put oregano on garlic bread because it makes it bitter!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank anitam118
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