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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 insideOUT restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Hillcrest
Booked 166 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 CUCINA urbana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Banker's Hill
Booked 40 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 57 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 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 ARTIFACT at Mingei restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 21 times today
ARTIFACT at Mingei is a highly esteemed restaurant known for its delectable and unique international cuisine. Housed within the Mingei International Museum, diners enjoy the dynamic ambiance complimenting the flavors of the world. Whether it's the 4-course African themed dinner, the interpreted Indian cuisine, or the Moroccan dinner, the restaurant offers a promising food journey. Their innovative dishes, beautifully presented with attention to detail, are often highly praised by the patrons. "The chef creates delicious and unique meals that you will not find in other local restaurants," one patron noted. The staff is lauded for their excellent service and knowledge about the menu. ARTIFACT's inventive approach to global cuisine successfully creates a captivating dining experience.
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.
A photo of The Venetian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Point Loma
Booked 2 times today
The Venetian Restaurant is undoubtedly among the finest Italian restaurants in San Diego, acclaimed for its exceptional menu and hospitable services. Despite location changes and ownerships, the restaurant has retained its quality, earning high praises and loyalty from regular customers since 1986. With a reputation for preparing hard-to-find dishes like eggplant Milanese to perfection and serving generous portion of pizza and lasagna, it has won over many food enthusiasts. Visitors rave about the wonderful outdoor patio, the friendly and accurate waitstaff, and the family-friendly environment, further enhancing the dining experience. The Venetian Restaurant succeeds in delivering authentically delicious Italian cuisine, earning rave reviews and repeat customers.
A photo of Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 8 times today
Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant, located in the heart of downtown, delights patrons with its authentic Turkish dishes. Customers rave about their dining experiences, lauding everything from the fresh, flavorful food to the excellent service. From traditional dishes like spinach & feta borek, to unique fusion offerings like a cheeseburger infused with a lamb and beef combination, reviewers agree that Mimoza consistently delivers in terms of taste and quality. Its ambiance and decor also receive high praise, providing a pleasant and aesthetic dining experience. With its focus on ensuring customer satisfaction and delivering authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant stands out as a must-visit place.
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