The Best Italian Restaurants Near You

San Diego Italian Restaurants for Every Occasion

Buon Appetito,


Get ready to indulge in the world of cheese, bread, wine and oh so much more. Read along as we share the best of San Diego’s Italian Restaurants!

II Fornaio Cucina Italiana

II Fornaio Cucina Italiana Del Mar

First on our list is the epitome of date night perfection. Enjoy the San Diego Skyline while sipping on award-winning wines! This intimate restaurant is “supervised and guided by Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon using recipes and preparations that Italians have mastered over centuries of making great food. These ideals are best demonstrated by Festa Regionale, our monthly exploration of the food and wine of the different regions of Italy.” With locations in beautiful Del Mar and breathtaking Coronado, The menus are designed based on location, giving II Fornaio Cucina Italiana the ability to truly cater to their surrounding community.  From brunch to dessert you can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine without hopping on a plane!


Buca Di Beppo

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Ah, my mouth is watering just thinking about the famous big portions and stunning portraits Buca assimilates in their restaurants. Buca Di Beppo is perfect for casual family dinners, as well as celebrations of all sorts. The electric vibes Buca Di Beppo carries transpire through the food and overall environment. Buca holds their recipes near and dear as they have been passed down from generation to generation by Italian immigrants. Desired by all, you can find this Italian favorite at many locations in San Diego.


Cucina Enoteca Del Mar

Del Mar Dining best Italian Restaurants

Cucina Enoteca earns a 10 out of 10 in my book, not only for the outstanding Italian cuisine (or endless wine list) but for the unique whimsical setting. The atmosphere truly is like no other; with a wine shop located so conveniently inside, you can enjoy some late night tastings followed by some late night cravings. Unlike many Italian restaurants, all of the “tables” are conjoined, giving a new meaning to the idea of “social hour”. Cucina Enoteca is a must for couples/friends who enjoy taking risks and jumping out of their comfort zones while enjoying some one-of-a-kind Italian creations. The menu- which seems limitless by the way, is an Italian lovers dream.


Davanti Enoteca Del Mar

Del Mar Italian restaurants


La mia cucina è la tua cucina. Davanti Enoteca embodies the true feeling of the dining in Italy. From the moment you walk in, to the moment you step out you are immersed deep in the Italian culture. With brick walls and candlelit chandeliers, Devanti sets the mood for almost any special occasion. Although this restaurant is perfect for intimate dinners, you can always spice up the night once you head over to their bar. Aside from the mouthwatering menu, Devanti is also well known for their delicious wines and cocktails, making this the perfect excuse to get out of the house and enjoy some happy hour fun!


II Fornaio Cucina Italiana

Del Mar Plaza
1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 301
Del Mar, CA 92014

333 First Street
Coronado, CA 92118


Buca Di Beppo

1921 Calle Barcelona,
Carlsbad, CA 92009

10749 Westview Pkwy,
San Diego, CA 92126

Cucina enoteca Del Mar
2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014


Davanti Enoteca Del Mar

2730 Via De La Valle,
Del Mar, CA 92014