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Busalacchi's A Modo Mio

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3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221 (Pennsylvania)
+1 619-298-0119
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was glad to visit this local landmark known for its fine Italian food. The food was not quite what I expected: most dishes were drowned in a rather heavy tomato sauce. And the warm ambiance was spoilt by a manic barman, spurred on by an equally manic client. Both repeatedly shrieked with laughter, making it impossible to have a... More 

Thank TheOuse
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Now this is a great Italian food. Fresh pasta, fresh sauce (not too salty). Really great menu, delicious food . Excellent service. we will be back and more than once!!

Thank 27xoros
Las Vegas, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant was a surprising find. We walked in and found the place charming. The food was delicious. I had the carbonara. One of the best ever.

Thank Dawn F
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Thanks VERY much to our server Mario! The Gentleman was so pleasant, and truthfully, I had lots of questions and requests during the meal (I am Italian, from Detroit, so was having a few interesting experiences with SoCal Italian dining). The Eggplant appetizer was really prepared well! This Restaurant offers several red sauces, which was a nice change, I had... More 

Thank Robert K
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There's eating and then there is DINING, when going here, especially on Wednesday 1/2 off bottles of wine... Everything is great !!!

Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
Utica Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Really ended our experience from start to cheesecake. I would definitely recommend. We had the braised short rib and spaghetti carbonara which were both wonderful

Thank TimothyMcRae
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday while we were away in San Diego. Initially we were thinking of some fancy waterfront dining location but truthfully, we were underwhelmed by some of the menus at the highly rated restaurants in the area. On a suggestion from the concierge at our hotel, we made a reservation... More 

Thank kymbir
Bowling Green, Ohio
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Was headed to San Diego and found a Groupon for Busalacchi's--so I bought it. Actually made a reservation, as was headed there on a Saturday eve. Great food and service. My friend and I had a great meal and a glass of wine. Yes, it's a bit pricey for the average middle-class traveler, and I knew it was when the... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

As you walk in the restaurant is impeccable. Quaint, with an outdoor area and bar. The food, amazing. My mouth is watering, perhaps I'll visit again just to review a new dish. The clams ate to die for. The wine selection is great, the service is on point.

Thank hac0y7
San Diego, California
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My family wanted to take me to Busalacchi's A Modo Mio for my Birthday because they know I enjoy the restaurant and the food. Less than 2 hours before our reservations we received a call telling us they had booked a large party that would fill the inside of the restaurant for the evening. They offered us seating outside and... More 

Thank dunkertons

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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
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3707 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4221
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop within 2 blocks. Taxi stand 2 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-0119

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