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Italianissimo Trattoria

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$$ - $$$
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323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
+1 619-651-1457
12:01 - 20:30
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Sun 12:01 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but very nicely decorated restaurant is family owned and operated. They make genuine traditional meals that have a family twist to them. Very good service and the food is very flavorful. Would and have recommended this place to friends. Suggest that t is for families as well as for that night out you want to spend a little... More 

Thank James B
Cranbrook, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day at the zoo we were hungry. Driving by we spotted this nice little restaurant. After asking if they had gluten free options, which they had, we decided to dine. The serving staff had strong accents but were really friendly and very helpful with the items on the menu. Wine selection was spot on and the fresh... More 

Thank butcherboy89
Richmond, Canada
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant twice now, on someone's recommendation.... and it has been stellar both times. It is definitely Italian, with great food, great wine, and an Italian ambience. I would love to keep going back just to try more of the really yummy sounding menu....

Thank Penfor
San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last Saturday evening my boyfriend of five years decided to surprise me and fly in from Sacramento where he is not only a Navy Veteran but also an engineer. He picked me up and asked me where I wanted to have dinner and spend the evening...I told him him about the South Bay Uprising and how several of my close... More 

Thank Amy H
loomis ca
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434 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Based on the reviews, we were expecting an outstanding experience. It was fine, but nothing remarkable. My husband had the special sea bass. He enjoyed that. I had the mushroom ravioli. It was ok. We shared a Mediterranean salad for $11. Very small, no flavor, a couple of cherry tomatoes, and a few slices of mozzarella cheese. We order the... More 

Thank ernieLoomisCa
Maple Valley, Washington
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent and very attentive service. The food was wonderful! We had the bruschetta and seafood risotto. Super tasty!

1 Thank ZooGirlHI
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Chula Vista does not have a lot going for it. This is one of the best things about this town! Every time I have dined here I have had both excellent food and service. Always very welcoming and friendly. I have tried a variety of dishes, including every variety of veal, assorted pastas, chicken parm...All very good. I tried the... More 

1 Thank SoCalBossFan
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is the best Italian restaurant in Chula Vista, if not the entire San Diego area. I realize those are strong words. But trust me when I say this is the restaurant for which we measure the quality of all other Italian restaurants that we visit. The menu is diverse and authentically Italian. You are assisted by Italian servers, who... More 

1 Thank VictoriaB1985
Jacksonville, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent early supper today. Cesar salad, mushroom raviolis and spaghetti carbonara we're all perfectly prepared. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere matched the high level of food and service. Fortunately we will be in this area a few more days and can return to try other dishes that looked great.

2 Thank Sue M
Sooke, BC, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

An honest to goodness real Italian restaurant. Fabulous food and wine and service. Do yourself a favour and visit.

1 Thank boatnutx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:01 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 619-651-1457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?