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Best Mediterranean restaurants in La Mesa


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A photo of Ney Restaurant & Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • La Mesa
Booked 3 times today
Ney Restaurant & Cafe is celebrated for its exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, offering a unique blend of Greek food with a Middle Eastern flair, and leaving a lasting impression on patrons. Guests laud the "delicious and very flavorful cuisine," complimenting the delectable hummus, succulent chicken tikka, and tender lamb. The inviting atmosphere, coupled with a "great vibe," also contribute to the overall dining experience. Reviewers frequently commend the attentive, accommodating service and well-presented food, with one diner noting that this was the "best Mediterranean food they've ever had." Ney Restaurant & Cafe has swiftly become the go-to choice for many, fully embodying the rich, diverse flavors of the Mediterranean.
A photo of Lemon Grove Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Lemon Grove
Booked 1 time today
In addition to offering comforting American favorites, our menu provides a selection of flavors inspired by our chef’s culinary experiences, ranging from classic Spanish fare to Italian favorites. Our menu changes seasonally to feature the freshest ingredients and provide an exciting dining experience throughout the year.The Lemon Grove Bistro is in a historic mission-style building in the heart of Lemon Grove. Since 1912, it’s been a place where locals meet and build connections, whether they were picking up their mail at the Sonka General Store in 1944 or ordering custom cakes at the Grove Pastry Shop in 2012. Come for the food. Stay to experience the inviting ambiance of the historic building and its new garden. Let’s build community--together.
A photo of insideOUT restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Hillcrest
Booked 167 times today
insideOUT, a gem in San Diego, California, has won locals' and visitors' hearts with its excellent Californian cuisine and vibrant atmosphere. Customers rave about the "light and delicious" food, with standouts being the steak, salmon, and vegetarian options. The eatery strikes a balance by incorporating Middle Eastern spices with a California flare, which is an integral part of Californian cuisine's charm. Reviewers emphasize the quality of service, describing it as "exceptional," "on point," and "exquisite." Even the beverages receive high praise for their taste and value. Whether it's a date night or a casual brunch, insideOUT consistently delivers more than just meals; it provides a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Herb & Wood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Little Italy
Booked 90 times today
Herb & Wood, located in San Diego, California, has been praised for its exceptional dining experience and is considered one of the best restaurants in the state. Reviewers have highlighted its unique and elegant decor, impeccable service, and an intriguing menu. The restaurant's creative take on Californian cuisine, with a myriad of vegan options, has received high praise. Dishes such as venison on polenta, whole stuffed baramundi wrapped in speck and topped with a tapenade, and a delightful pear souffle, have impressed even the choosiest of foodies. One reviewer emphasised the remarkable combination of flavors that rivalled some of the restaurants in the Guadalupe Valley. Herb & Wood comes highly recommended for an unforgettable dining experience in Southern California.
A photo of CUCINA urbana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Banker's Hill
Booked 39 times today
Rooted in the heart of San Diego, CUCINA urbana is an authentic Italian restaurant famed for its brilliant food and excellent service. Highly rated by customers, CUCINA urbana is commended for its unique and unexpected twists on typical recipes. The restaurant offers a variety of delightful dishes such as squash blossoms with lemon ricotta filling, gnocchi, mushroom pizza and more. The outstanding flavors are complemented by a great selection of Italian wines. Patrons also appreciate the restaurant's proximity to the Old Globe Theater. From the fantastic food to the fun ambiance and attentive staff, it's clear CUCINA urbana is a beloved go-to spot for Italian cuisine.
A photo of Bencotto Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Little Italy
Booked 58 times today
Bencotto Italian Kitchen is a treasure trove of true Italian cuisine, nestled in Little Italy, San Diego. Its menu might not be enormous, but each dish stands out, reflecting the principle of "less is more". This philosophy is confirmed by numerous customers who praise Bencotto's authentic Italian meals, especially the homemade pasta that enthusiasts say rivals the best in the world. The unique cheese wheel pasta special has been highlighted as a must-try experience for both its preparation demonstration and its unforgettable taste. Celebrated for its consistent quality and fabulous service, Bencotto Italian Kitchen promises an exceptional dining experience for those seeking the best of Italian cuisine, as one reviewer testifies, "There is no better choice in San Diego than Bencotto."
A photo of Monello restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Little Italy
Booked 55 times today
Monello is a top-rated Italian restaurant, garnering rave reviews for its exceptional offerings of traditional Italian dishes. Renowned for their pasta tossed in wheel cheese, customers also enjoy their delectable black ink squid pasta and prosciutto pizza. The tagliatelle lam ragu and spaghetti with squid ink have been particularly highlighted as game-changers. Besides the outstanding food, the reviews also mention the excellent service, great atmosphere, and the attentive staff. Some customers even claim it's the best Italian restaurant in San Diego's Little Italy. Renowned for its fresh pasta and iconic cheese wheel, Monello has become a must-visit destination for Italian cuisine enthusiasts.
A photo of Madi restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Kensington
Booked 21 times today
Madi is a beloved breakfast destination famed for its high quality food, innovative menu, and relaxing ambiance. Well-reviewed by patrons, it excels at offering a broad range of breakfast dishes that never fail to impress. Highlights include the Churro French toast sticks, breakfast tacos, and the much-raved-about goat cheese and blackberries pancakes. Guests have also singled out their unique beverages like the banana bread latte and horchata matcha. With its stylish decor, friendly staff, and vibrant atmosphere, Madi guarantees a memorable dining experience. Its popularity even extends to international guests, hinting at universal appeal. Whether you're planning a brunch or craving a hearty breakfast burrito, Madi is an excellent choice.
A photo of La Gran Terraza - University of San Diego restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Mission Valley
Booked 4 times today
Located within the University of San Diego campus, the La Gran Terraza is celebrated for its excellent Californian cuisine. Highly praised by patrons, the restaurant is lauded for its quiet ambience, outstanding service, and delicious food, all contributing to a memorable dining experience. Reviewers applaud the Chell’s Shrimp and Crab Louie as well as the Red and Green Caesar with Airline Chicken Breast, underlining the attractive presentation and fantastic taste. The commitment to high-quality dishes that satisfy any palate, from seafood lovers to those seeking fresh salads, is evident. As one satisfied diner remarked, the restaurant is a "hidden treasure" boasting some of "the finest dishes" in San Diego, and it always offers a "5-star experience". This endorsement, combined with the delightful campus view, affirms La Gran Terraza as an epitome of outstanding Californian cuisine.
A photo of Esca Blu restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Hillcrest
Esca Blu is an impressive choice for those searching for authentic Italian cuisine. Although specific location and accolades aren't available, the dining experience at this establishment is highly valued by customers. The timing of one's visit can potentially contribute to the atmosphere, as one reviewer notes the peace of an early dinner. Despite the lack of further detail in reviews, the positive tone suggests satisfaction with a dining experience that resonates with the heart of Italian culinary tradition.
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