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Solare Ristorante Lounge, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Solare Ristorante Lounge

4.5
4.5
2277 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team are dedicated to providing an amazing dining experience for you. Our authentic Italian cuisine features a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. including fresh pasta made each morning and organic produce, wild fish, and hormone free meat.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 16:30–20:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–14:45 Fri, Sat 16:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    (619) 270-9670
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    PRIVATE ROOMS are available. Please contact us at info@solarelounge.com or 619-270-9670 or visit our website for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a full lounge and bar offering a deep selection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. Even our design and interior is rooted in organic elements, like teak for the customized furnishings, and natural wood floors & fabrics imported from Bali.
  • Private party contact
    Petra Belliti: (855) 504-4736
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Area
    Point Loma
  • Cross Street
    Roosevelt Road
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of FREE parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

2,277 Reviews
  1. HungryHippo

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will return with mother-in-law: this place has it all. Great decor inside (lots of wood) and charming patio with outdoor heaters. Pizza was from a wood fired oven: nice crust and excellent balance of sauce and toppings. Pasta: fresh, homemade pasta done well and oh so delicious Bolognese sauce. We also had fish of the day: very good but not excellent. Wine pairing: they know how to do it. Superb wine selections. Dessert: we shared one but it was perfectly executed bunet. This is our new go-to Italian restaurant. Try it! (and easy parking: parking lot right next to restaurant).

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  2. RachelF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Solare! The food, the ambiance, the servers are all top of the line. It feels like a true Italian experience!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As soon as you walk in the fragrance of Italian food welcomes you & your palate for the delightful dishes you are about to consume. Nice ambience, and good service. Loved celebrating our friend’s birthday there. Will return.

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  4. BarbaraP

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our experience at this friendly neighborhood spot in Liberty Station. The bar, kitchen staff and service staff strive for excellence at every turn. We had lunch this visit — burrata salad and split a pizza into two choices, preceded by a Negroni and accompanied with a Chianti. Delicious and very satisfying! We took a quart of the Sopa del Giorno, a seafood stew, which exceeded our expectations.

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  5. AlbertP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was friendly and responsive. $$Pork chop was overcooked and dry.

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  6. CarrieE

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Wonderful food. Do not recommend d sitting outside. Have to halt you conversation every two minutes for a plane. Will go again, just sit inside

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! One of our go to places!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and my partner loved all the food as we had a reservation for Valentine’s Day. I understand it is Valentine’s Day and prices are bound to be high but the service really shot the score down. Service was if at all, less than mediocre. My partner and I didn’t really understand the menu as it was our first time and it was also a Valentine’s Day special. We asked our waiter, (male, 30s, maybe 40s) and in terms of service was very close to Terrible. I’ve had better service at lower end restaurants than I have had here. It may have been the one waiter we had but all in all, it would’ve been a 4.5 rating or higher had we had a different waiter/service experience

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience, my girlfriend and I loved the food. Only detractor was the rose was given to us halfway through the dinner. I would I have liked it to be handed to us as we sat down, like I saw with some tables next to us. Steak was amazing. Thank you

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  10. LoveKauai

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chelsea was an excellent server and Randy was cordial as always. Excellent place to celebrate our Valentine Anniversary

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  11. LynneD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a special Valentines Day menu that was fantastic. The service was great and the atmosphere was just right. They even gave me a rose at the end of dinner to celebrate Valentines Day.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Valentine’s Day with the 4 course pre-fix meal. The food and cocktails were fantastic, the service was impeccable and the restaurant was beautiful. We definately will go back again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very yummy food and nice staff :) will definitely be coming back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland, over priced, and portions were small.

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  15. Irene

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal and great wine. You just gave the specials of the day. Today was monk Chong fish coated with pistachio. It was delicious. The risotto truffled balls were tasty! The tiramisu was delicious. Thank you Solare team!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife here for our first anniversary. They couldn’t make a Capt and Coke correctly. Twice. When we got our food the Lasagna was so bad I couldn’t eat it. My server was very nice just very busy. They took my drink off the bill. When I got home I got very sick very fast. Just not what I was expecting. My wife was upset because this was our big anniversary dinner.

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  17. EstebanH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Very accommodating server who was knowledgeable about the food. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and clean. The host was courteous and understanding and made accommodations for us and our child. Our daughter was able to walk freely about the restaurant while we waited for our food to come out and made it possible for us to sit and enjoy the delicious entrees. Also, enjoy the evening of my mother in law’s birthday celebration. Thank you all at Solare!

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  18. LisaCatlin

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious. It’s been about 5 years since I have eaten at Solare, and I live close by, so decided to take some friends for dinner. The rock fish I had was outstanding! I’m going to go more often.

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  19. MikeC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well presented and delicious, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

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  20. PhilJ

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service food and wonderful atmosphere. We were celebrating my birthday and had a lovely experience.

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  21. localnerd

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance as always. I go about once a month.

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  22. mikem

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our son took his date there before their winter formal. They each enjoyed their meals immensely. Service was good and they enjoyed the ambiance. They said it was the best lasagna they have ever had.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautifully presented and very good. The tomato garlic sauce was the best I have ever had. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. We will definitely be coming back.

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  24. glorias

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Start to finish, we had a delightful and delicious meal. The whole team, including the owner, are professional and kind. We will be back!!!

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  25. IlyseR

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta dishes were amazing! Some wines were out of stock on the list. Overall great specials and great meal

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  26. MarkZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tell Randy our guest were super impressed and Francois was great - thanks! Mark Zouvas

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  27. CatherineG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the food was good, especially the warm spinach salad and mousse dessert, the service was disjointed and odd. Our main server was great. Decor felt dated.

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  28. Jobi

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food everyone enjoyed. We really liked it, and well done wine list. Only dispute is to arrive at 7:15 on Sunday of a 3-day weekend for dinner (i.e. “dinner hour”), and to be told when ordering dinner that it already was “last call.” They were mopping while we were eating and we left at 8:20pm. Uncool.

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  29. RayS

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dining experience. Can’t wait to go back soon!

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  30. GailA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I treated a friend. This is my second visit. First time outside was noisey with planes, but bearable. This time, inside was super quiet. Last time, I had not stepped inside. What a cozy set up! The area around the bar is super cool with it's wine bottle filled walls. There are even 2 seats next to a window for viewing chefs at work! The wine recommendations were excellent by knowledgeable wait staff both times. Both my dining companions and I felt the food was outstanding. This may be my new special place.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait even though we had reservation. Waitress was nice, some desserts & food were good but not worth the hype or the price they charge. I thought the filet & pork dishes were salty. We won't be coming back here again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Our server was Outstanding! Everything was perfect and the surrounding areas were so much fun!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place to grab a decent dinner. Good vibes, good service. A+

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  34. RobynL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the hostess was a bit stand-offish but mostly professional. The bartender was pleasant and service there was good. We waited for our reserved table and when seated, waited for our server. I wished the server would have. offered bread as an option early on and finding out that it takes some time to be done since it is baked on order was only shared with us when we expressly asked about it. We found the server difficult to understand and when one member of our party mentioned they would not be ordering, we were treated rather curtly and with a minimum of care and service. The food was excellent, but the service felt cold and very uninviting. Even though this restaurant is close to a venue we visit often, I'm unlikely to return.

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  35. JohnR

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there and the vibe was great.. Cozy, happening, good lighting, great food! Indoor cozy outdoor pretty with heaters so take your pick! Great bread before the meal as well👏🏻

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  36. AlessandraM

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked for new years “party” food was amazing only really small portions for what we payed por each person. We had a table in the terrace and the airplanes kept coming every 5 minute really noisy. We had a tiny champagne plastic cup and no favors that they said they will give us. I had kids and they were looking forward to that.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for NYE dinner /midnight toast. In our table, 2 of us ordered steak and although it was delicious, we both got sick almost immediately. This was clearly due to poor food handling. Besides that, sides and service were ok.

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  38. PhilippeT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italien food anywhere near San Diego. Host the s fabulous, food is just as fabulous.

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  39. DrSam

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always! Excellent New Year Eve Dinner. It's the one restaurant that you will always enjoy delicious.

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  40. PointLomaPam

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to have our New Year’s Eve dinner! Great menu choices and everything I had was delicious. Loved the 4 Italian wines suggested to accompany dinner, too. From the prosecco through the dessert wine, all were great matches for the food. Service was terrific, and Randy to owner was even walking around greeting the customers. So fortunate to have this great restaurant in Point Loma- has been a reliably terrific option for us for many years!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Solare Ristorante Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 270-9670.

Solare Ristorante Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 2277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Solare Ristorante Lounge

2820 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross Street
    Roosevelt Road
  • Area
    Point Loma
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 16:30–20:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–14:45 Fri, Sat 16:30–21:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of FREE parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 270-9670
  • Catering
    PRIVATE ROOMS are available. Please contact us at info@solarelounge.com or 619-270-9670 or visit our website for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a full lounge and bar offering a deep selection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. Even our design and interior is rooted in organic elements, like teak for the customized furnishings, and natural wood floors & fabrics imported from Bali.
  • Private party contact
    Petra Belliti: (855) 504-4736
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