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“Always a great time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Romantica

Osteria Romantica
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Ranked #29 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always a great time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Friendly staff, always prompt on service, great location, price & wonderful food. Love their Arnold Palmer!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It Was Nice.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We came here because Piatti was booked solid and we were starving. The staff were nice when we walked in and we were quickly seated but I don't know if they were really busy last Saturday, but we wanted a couple of things during our meal and it was challenging to get our servers attention. I enjoyed my pasta dish and hubby got the pork Osso Busso which was huge and he didn't finish. A couple next to us had three small dogs with them and every time a bigger dog walked by, boy did two of them, one of which was a poodle, start yapping. It was funny at first, but after a while it got quite annoying. Most patrons were glad when they left.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Food-Great La Jolla location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We eat here whenever we are in San Diego. The food is excellent with good portions. Service is friendly and even though we arrived early for the reservation, there was no problem. The La Jolla location is great...we enjoyed a nice stroll along the beach after dinner.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quality and Quantity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants in La Jolla. A great local place with a festive vibe. The staff treats patrons like old friends and family. The food is well prepared and well portioned. Good wine list. The only two negatives cannot really be helped: it's a popular place so if you don't have a reservation you may be out of luck, and it can be crowded and a little noisy. IMHO the crowd just adds to the great vibe. Can you get a fancier Italian meal in San Diego? Sure. But it would be tough to match the quality, full size portions, and friendly staff. Try the Oso Bucco (pork or veal) and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DLB87
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Juneau, Alaska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great food, great location, and great service!

We came here last minute without reservations (warned about long wait times), but this was not a problem. We were seated in under ten minutes, even though it was quite busy. Before the meal, a basket of bread and delicious dipping sauce was placed on the table. Everyone had a different pasta dish and not was of us was disappointed. Absolutely delicious!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer T
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