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“Excellent food and great service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Via Lago Trattoria

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Via Lago Trattoria
Ranked #51 of 428 Restaurants in Chula Vista
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Miller
Mexicali, Mexico
Level Contributor
134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is my third visit to this place and every time is getting better.
Great selection of italian food and drinks. Huge wine selection by the way.

Service is great, sometimes a little bit slow but nothing to blame. The atmosphere is more on the romantic side, the outdoor are is very nice also.

All in all some of the best food in Chula Vista.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food. Service is amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming here for 4 years. The food is extremely fresh and the service is amazing. Very low key, not loud. Can be a bit spendy but worth it. Great for romantic dinners or just a relaxing family dinner.

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1 Thank CindiWhite
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Chula Vista, California
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food; slow lunch service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

As a new resident in the area, this was my first trip to Via Lago.

I went with a friend for lunch at about 12:45 PM and we were seated quickly by the friendly hostess. Our server was at our table shortly after we were seated and gave us enough time to review the menu.

It took a while for our salads to arrive and even longer for the main course to arrive. Perhaps the restaurant is trying to follow the European model of a leisurely 2-hour lunch. My friend and I weren't bothered by that, as we did have the time to enjoy the slower pace and converse. However, if you're looking to get in and out in a hurry, this would not be the place for you based on my one experience there.

The house salad dressing was quite good, as were the gnocchi. The price was around $15 for each of us.

Contrary to some of the other comments, our server and bus staff were friendly and attentive, keeping our drinks filled regularly. The owner even stopped to ask how our meal was.

I would give Via Lago a second chance.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Dimas, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2011

I'm surprised to read reviews of poor service. We are regular customers, and have always had terrific service. The food is the best in the area.

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1 Thank Scrubs11
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Chula Vista
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful Food...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2009

I absolutely loved the dish I had when my boyfriend and I ate there. I ate the Pecatore Pasta and I loved it! My boyfriend eats A LOT, so the serving size didn't satisfy him, but it did me! It is veryyyy hard to get the waitors to help you though, they seem to be so busy...maybe catering more to the wealthy eaterS??? It was fine though.

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