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Buon Appetito Restaurant

1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
+1 619-238-9880
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (136 reviews)
“bread” (95 reviews)
“osso bucco” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
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Reviewed yesterday

Food was delicious and authentic Italian. It was fresh and portions were very good. Service was great.

Thank nanr441
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I read the reviews before we went so I expected it to be small, which was fine but what I don't expect was the horrible service. It took awhile to be greeted then once we got our food he never came back to check on...More

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly service from attentive staff. Gave good recommendations for wine pairings. Cippino and Osso Bucco were great. Would go again to try other dishes.

Thank Bibbit13
Reviewed 6 days ago

They move tables quickly, so don't be put off by the thought of a wait. Food comes out quickly and service is brisk. The portions are huge, I could have easily shared my chicken and pasta dish. The bread and dipping sauce are a nice...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor - the great reviews were spot on! Hubby and I had 2 delicious meals on the outdoor patio. Our Italian waiter was delightful and helpful in making our dinner choices. Servings were hot and plentiful.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. Atmosphere is nice, but tables are a little too tightly packed. Bumped up against my neighbor behind me several times. Loved the location; close to everything.

Thank Jeanene H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't get the reviews here, maybe we just had an off night. The hostess put us in a corner spot with a wobbly table. Not a big deal. The waiter seemed like he was doing us a favor. Had a chicken dish that was...More

Thank auggiemctavish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like a very fast pace restaurant the food was very good homemade pasta there was a lot in a bowl you can actually share it with someone they also gave you Brandon on the table with a side of sauce we asked for butter...More

Thank Kathlina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and great service coupled with a lovely atmosphere makes this a great place for dinner if you like good Italian food.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice it was s. Lunch service was slow (they said they were down one staff person) but dinner service was beyond excellent. Some of the best food I’ve ever experienced! Had the pasta and swordfish carpaccio.

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Don C
17 May 2017|
Response from Chas0916 | Reviewed this property |
We had tartufo... a gelato dessert made from hazelnut gelato layered over chocolate fudge gelato with a hot fudge filler
14 July 2016|
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
You just have to park a few blocks up (not down towards the water) on a side street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
  • Public Transportation: Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-9880
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Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
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