We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
+1 858-560-1747
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (14 reviews)
“scampi” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste G, San Diego, CA 92111-1621
Write a Review
Reviews (133)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 128 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were regulars at The Godfather for many years when we lived in San Diego over 25 years ago. It's only gotten better over the years!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Free fried zucchini appetizer was delicious!! My pesto linguine was superb. The portions are big share a dish with someone. Decor is unique it has a godfather environment appeal about it. Ladies there's only one stall in the restroom.

Thank Lovleetina
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If you're into The Godfather or if you're simply into Italian, this is the place to be. Come with an appetite since they are quite generous with the servings. I could have shared my meal with two. The real kicker is the service. WOW! I...More

Thank Berenice M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were invited as part of a larger group and we were in the back banquet room. The service was great as well as the food. This is true Italian cooking and the pasta was cooked al dente the way it should be. The owners...More

Thank hale1922
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Adventure Godfather's many times and have never been disappointed usually I do the steak but this time I tried the vitello Alla Pizzaiola which was very tasty indeed of course the salad and pasta that comes with it is always delicious and my good friend...More

Thank alexdollar
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This place is -ring- perfect if you -ring- don't mind -ring- being ignored by -ring- your waiter -ring- while someone's -ring- cell phone alarm -ring- goes off for -ring- over 20 min -ring- I had to actually leave the restaurant halfway through dinner I couldn't...More

Thank WideGreenSea
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

If you like Italian food, this is the place for you. If you like cheap Italian food it is not. But when it comes to good regional food restaurants, you get what you pay for. The entree menu is very expensive. $35 +, but the...More

Thank BarryP1946
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My husband and I have loved The Godfather for more than 38 years! The food has always been wonderful! Many of the waiters have been working here for years. We moved away from San Diego 25 years ago and The Godfather is always on our...More

Thank KFW757
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I don't live in San Diego anymore but I came back and went to Godfather's for both lunch and dinner! It has not changed!! Same tremendous menu, friendly efficient people and wonderful atmosphere! For those of you on your first visit, ignore the location. Trust...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We are new to San Diego and I wanted to treat my husband to a nice/cozy/delicious dinner. I'm so glad we found The Godfather, it was cozy and delicious, the plates were a great size for a good price. We will definitely come back.

Thank ggalvan736
Nearby Restaurants
Chaba Thai Kitchen
25 reviews
.17 km away
Yakitori Yakyudori and Ramen
32 reviews
.36 km away
41 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Societe Brewing Company
19 reviews
.50 km away
Kilowatt Brewing
6 reviews
.41 km away
Convoy District
5 reviews
.77 km away
House of Hints
78 reviews
1.16 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Adriana C
Will you be open on November 24th ? I am travelling with a soccer team , a party of 29 people and need reservations for dinner.
3 November 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing