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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
+1 858-560-1747
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried zucchini” (20 reviews)
“veal” (17 reviews)
“cannoli” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant! The service, the food and the overall atmosphere were outstanding. Everyone treated us with the highest level of service possible. I loved my Filet and my Husband loved his Chicken dish. The atmosphere is very romantic and classic. This was our...More

Thank MrsK45963
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for that "special" restaurant for dinner? It can be found in Kearny Mesa. This traditional Italian cuisine comes complete with piano player, formal service and a romantic atmosphere. The moderate prices and old world menu, will make you feel like you have gone back...More

Thank Stacheck
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Went for lunch this time with a co-worker and the meal was very good. I tried the chef's veal special and my co-worker had the shrimp linguine with vegetables and artichoke hearts. Her dish could have used more sauce but otherwise it was good. You...More

Thank hale1922
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the exterior of this place, as it it located in a rather nondescript strip mall. This is the real deal, almost like a scene out of the movie! The fountain in front gurgles away, as you walk into the darkened interior...More

Thank TheSeaIsForMe
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Having grown up in a heavily populated Italian area where really good Italian food is easy to find, I am always hesitant to order Italian food when I am away from home. However, my family and I decided to give the Godfather's a try when...More

Thank corkyc988
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals I have eaten any where in the world. A great dining experience. Friendly staff who were knowledgeable and put us at ease. Quality of food is amazing. We shared a starter and had the steak and lobster. The portions are...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

As an Italian I am usually very critical of Italian restaurants -- my wife says that I set the bar too high. Our hotel had recommended this restaurant as one that we should not miss and we were so glad we listened. I normally am...More

Thank chuckbianco
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Wonderful service, wonderful food and great selection of wine. Piano player not too loud and played all the favorites.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Looking from the outside it is not that existing, but coming in through the doors there is a very nice Italian restaurant opening up, and it has been there for 44years. We got a plate with fried zuccinis as snack with the wine, and they...More

Thank Rog Z
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Went to another appreciation dinner there and it was awesome. Service is great, food is over the top. Last night they served calamari, fried zucchini, and choices of cioppino, Ribeye or veal chop. The prime rib was delicious and cooked to perfection. You can't go...More

Thank hale1922
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Questions & Answers
Adriana C
3 November 2016|
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Response from Carol Z | Reviewed this property |
Please call Anthony at the Godfather Restaurant at 001-858-560-1747. They have a nice room to reserve for large parties. You won't be disappointed!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-560-1747
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