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Antica Trattoria

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5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
+1 619-463-9919
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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La Mesa, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

When we want to celebrate it just have a wonderful dinner we go here. The food is the best, the staff attentive and the whole experience is great

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Thank cklamesa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

After a friend's recommendation and reading many positive reviews, we went to Antica Trattoria. The ambiance is good and the service is great. Three different waiters visited our table while we were there (without interrupting or being a bother) just to check how the wine was, how the food was a to fix a "dancing" table without us asking for... More 

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Thank Juan A
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a surprise!!! Who would have known that such a fantastic restaurant would be in a strip mall. My husband is 100% Italian and is very wary of going Italian restaurants.....however this one we will definitely be back. From the moment we walked in...the service, food are amazing. The waiters speak Italian and are very attentive. You don't need to... More 

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Thank Michelle D
San Diego, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This small, but quaint restaurant is much better than average. They have just recently started opening for lunch. Their selections are genuine Italian/Sicilian. Their sauces are tasty, but not too strong. The wine selection (by the glass) is very good for a small restaurant. A full dinner of your choice, can be served, including a bottle of wine (of your... More 

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Thank DrDSanDiego_CA
La Mesa, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Antica Trattoria participated in the San Diego Restaurant Week. Because we live nearby, we reserved a table for 2 for dinner. The specially offered dinner menu provided choices for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Every bite was exquisite! My husband chose to include the wine paired with each course and said that wines were satisfying and perfect. Service was outstanding! We... More 

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Thank Evietravels
La Mesa, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a great local Italian Restaurant, great food and especially their specials. Great place for a date.

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Thank Jack91942
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A unknown hidden gem in a strip mall that is certain to delight with its menu selections, wines and service. And yes, a singing waiter was on premise who had the most delightful voice that added to the charm of the evening. I felt transported to Italy and was treated as if I was a queen. The bruschetta was the... More 

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Thank Victoria M
San Diego, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great food, great service, great wine list. If the Mahi Mahi is one the specials, it is a must ! Delicious, and cooked to perfection.

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Thank drdose
La Mesa, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This little bistro is a good place for lunch or dinner. It has a variety on the menu. I enjoyed the lasagna. The staff is very friendly and pleasant and the service was excellent.

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Thank Babs1328
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We met a high school friend who I had not seen in 57 years for dinner. This restaurant was close to the University and his hotel. It was a pleasant surprise. Nice decor and good service. I had an Italian beer and my wife a good Prosecco. For dinner, she had the lasagne which was light herbal sauce not overwhelmed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-1929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-463-9919

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