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“Fabulous ! Don't pass this one up” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Solare
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Ranked #205 of 4,699 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Roosevelt Road
Chichester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous ! Don't pass this one up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Don't miss this great restaurant. Great atmosphere. Superb service. A wonderful range of menu choices. Everything was delicious. The starters were incredible. The fried artichoke hearts were amazing. The espresso ice cream was a favorite of everyone.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Solare mi Solare!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

My wife and I enjoy finding special places that have outstanding staff, great food, and an atmosphere where you just want to stay all night. Solare meets all of these criteria. The food is extremely well prepared, and you are frequently given an opportunity to meet the chef (from Sicily!), and the whole staff. They have many fun events, Jazz Thursdays, Pizza making classes, Truffles, Farm to Table dining, etc. My favorite is the home made pasta with the four cheese sauce. The pear pizza is a brain squeezer, because you always want to order it, yet everything else looks so good too. I can never decide, and my waist can't one of each!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Barleyman-SD
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Salem, Oregon
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great ambiance; "ok" food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We thought the food was "so so." Lovely staff and beautiful restaurant. We were a large group (35) and had an entire room reserved. Restaurant is in a very chic area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dramagurl
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SF BAY AREA
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great setting,great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Took out of town family here for first time.Wonderful atmosphere and attentive service in great location with some seriously tempting entrees. Ownership ,Randy, is involved in making this a great find

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JIMBOSfBayArea
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Naples, Florida
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Go See Christmas Lights - and eat Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have been going to Solare since coming back to San Diego from 2.5 years in Southern Italy - Avellino to be exact. Over the last three years, we have had a number of great meals at Solare but we keep coming back for the pizza which is the closest thing we've found to what we enjoyed in pizza's birthplace.

On Thursday past, we were really taken by the Christmas lights at Solare -- really beautiful -- and our chance to meet the new owner, Randy. Since many of the same folks continue to work there, we were greeted like family friends -- and learned about the new things being featured under Randy's leadership.

You can pay more -- and less -- for Italian food in San Diego but we don't think you will find a better and more authentic pizza and they serve my favorite risotto as well (with scallops). The other thing that keeps us coming back is pet friendly outdoor dining -- truly reminds us of our yorkie-poo's march through restaurants in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands and spoiling her with pasta and mozzarella di bufala under the table.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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