Italian Restaurants in North Chula Vista

$40 for $70 Worth of Upscale Italian Dinner at Bice

Bice

Gaslamp Quarter

$70 $40

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Seafood spaghetti and beet-potato gnocchi join a seasonal menu served in an upscale black-and-white dining space

$25 for one $25 eGift Card with $10 Bonus Card, All Valid for Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo ($35 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$35 $25

Indulge in authentic Italian dishes served family-style that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

Pizza, Pub Food, and Craft Beer for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at The New Yorker SD (40% Off)

The New Yorker SD

Gaslamp

$25 $15

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Appetizers such as pulled duck rolls and chicken wings pair well with craft beers and specialty New York-style pizzas

Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

Pizzas, Classic Pastas, and Italian Sandwiches at Venice Pizza House (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Venice Pizza House

San Diego

$20 $11

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Family recipes have populated the menu since 1954 at this classic Italian-American eatery that serves pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches

Contemporary Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Olivetto Ristorante (38% Off)

Olivetto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$80 $50

(140)

The contemporary yet homey Italian eatery earned praise from the U-T San Diego, the San Diego Reader, and Zagat

$18 for $30 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Antica Trattoria

Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

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Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

Pizza and American Cuisine at Giant New York Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Giant New York Pizza

Giant New York Pizza

$20 $10

(29)

Dig into 12-, 14-, 16-, 20-, or 28-inch pizzas with toppings such as olive oil, spinach, and garlic, or barbecue chicken and red onion

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(155)

Lasagna, chicken marsala, pizza, and other Italian favorites paired with local craft beer

Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Capri Blu Restaurant

San Diego

$40 $22

(128)

Filet mignon, dungeness crab, and inventive pizzas all share one enticing menu of classic and modern Italian dishes

Farm-to-Table Italian Cuisine at Tuscany Ristorante (Up to 49% Off). Four Options Available.

Tuscany Ristorante

Carlsbad

$20 $11

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Helmed by a duo with 100 years of restaurant and entertainment experience, Italian restaurant offers entertainment and farm-to-table fare

Italian Dinner Food at Francesca's Italian Kitchen (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Temecula

$30 $15

(58)

Chicken marsala, gnocchi, lobster ravioli, and other Italian dishes from a husband-and-wife team

$13 for $25 Worth of Pizzeria Food for Deilvery or Weekday Lunch at Stuft Pizza

Stuft Pizza

San Clemente

$25 $13

(54)

Homemade sauce and dough define Stuft Pizza's pies, which the chefs have been serving up since 1976

Italian American Fare at Zona's Italian American Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Zona's Italian American Cuisine

San Clemente

$50 $25.99

(62)

Chef fuses Italian and California flavors, crafting pizzas and housemade pastas as adjoining bar with TVs hosts live music on weekends

Five-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Brio Tuscany Grille (Up to 48% Off)

Brio Tuscany Grille

Dana Point

$132 $69

(81)

Wood-fired pizzas and a dozen types of pasta and risotti headline the menu at an award-winning restaurant with nightly live entertainment

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Sabatino

Sabatino

Mission Viejo

$20 $12

Spinach and pesto garlic pizza, spicy buffalo chicken calzones, veal marsala, and baked cheese ravioli

Pizza for Takeout or Pizza Meal with Salad and Drinks at Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery (Up to 52% Off)

Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery

Irvine

$20 $12

Diners sip award-winning craft beer and munch hand-tossed pizza while watching live sports; a game room with prizes keeps kids entertained

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Drinks for Two or Four at Italian Cravings Irvine (51% Off)

Italian Cravings Irvine

Irvine Business Complex

$54.85 $27

Inventive pizzas, glasses of beer, and pasta dishes with signature marinara sauce characterize menu of familiar Italian staples

Pizzeria Cuisine for Two or Four at Papa Joe's Pizza (Up to 45% Off)

Papa Joe's Pizza

Moreno Valley

$20 $11

Cuisine includes spaghetti with meatballs, filet steak sandwich, garlic bread, buffalo wings, and cheese vegetarian pizza

Italian and Mediterranean Food at Tuscany Mediterranee Grill. Two Options Available.

Tuscany Mediterranee Grill

Irvine Business Complex

$40 $22

(450)

Penne with capers and diced ahi tuna, chicken in brandy sauce with prosciutto and artichoke hearts, lamb chops, and kebabs

Italian Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Nicolino's Italian Restaurant

Cathedral City

$30 $16

(43)

Italian classics such as freshly made pasta alfredo, specialty barbecue-chicken pizza, pepperoni-mushroom calzones, and seafood al diablo

Pizza Dinner for Two or $11 for $22 Worth of Pizzeria Food at Lamppost Pizza

Lamppost Pizza

Orange

$35 $17

(28)

A pair of friends shares eight slices of regular- or gluten-free crust pizza, washing it down with beer from Backstreet Brewery

Pizza at Canyon Pizza (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Canyon Pizza

Yorba Linda

$20 $11

(23)

Pizzas topped with ingredients like homemade meatballs, hot wing sauce, and pepperonchini, plus toasted subs, salads, and homemade cookies

Italian Cuisine at Charli Marrone's Italian Bar & Grill (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Charli Marrone's Italian Bar & Grill

Indio

$25 $13

Grilled filet mignon with blue cheese, fresh cannelloni pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta, cioppino, and other Italian specialties

Italian Lunch, Dinner, or Take-Out at Lino's Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Lino's Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine

Huntington Beach

$20 $12

(66)

Oven-baked pizzas and traditional Italian pastas topped with hand-rolled meatballs

Select Local Merchants

In 1959, Domenic Donato ventured from his hometown of Cosenza, Italy, to California, where he opened his first Italian restaurant with recipes from his mother, Rosa, whom he considers the best cook in Italy. Donato soon opened a succession of Italian restaurants now owned and operated by his sister, brother, and sons. In 2006, Donato passed down Mangia Italiano on Third to close family friends Adam and Kathy. The pair faithfully continues to follow the recipes passed down through generations of the Donato family, as well as adding modern twists to Italian classics.

Inside the kitchens, chefs bake eggplant parmigana with ricotta and romano cheese and lightly flour and saut? veal with fresh mushrooms and marsala wine sauce. In the dining area, murals of Italian seascapes are dotted with white sails puffing in the wind and depict ancient ruins full of crumbling columns and Betamax players. When not inspecting the restaurant's art, patrons can dig into plates of housemade cannolis and tiramisu.

248 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista,
CA
US

Though named for a fiery volcano, Krakatoa Café reigns as the coolest spot in Golden Hill. This charming olive-colored Craftsman bungalow has an abundance of character, and good eats to back them up. Locals chill on the wooden deck, shaded by a fig tree, enjoying the lush foliage and bamboo wind chimes. It’s easy to relax here, sipping coffee drinks, smoothies or craft beers with friends and snacking on decadent house-made pastries or gourmet sandwiches, like the Ubehebe, complete with maple-cured bacon, roasted turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce and crisp romaine. One of the West Coast’s finest roasters, Caffe Calabria, supplies the coffee beans and artisan teas, while manager Julie bakes divine desserts and always has gluten-free or vegan treats on hand. Happy Hour calls for a Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale or orange blossom mimosa on the dog-friendly patio.

1128 25th St
San Diego,
CA
US

Set in a low brick building on the western edge of San Diego’s East Village, Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar is a reconfigured work space that’s been laid out to take advantage of a relaxed, downtown vibe. The 1912 warehouse corner space is arranged with plentiful WiFi for afternoon meetings and casual dining, including thin-crust brick oven pizzas like their signature mashed potato pie. There’s a chain-curtained central VIP lounge for special group events, and the long bar is bordered by huge garage doors rolled up most days, with a pool table near the back wall. The seating invites conversations on low, upholstered platforms that can be wheeled into comfy configurations to fit the size of your party.

410 10th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Step back in time to the 1950s and meet friends for a special dinner at Lou & Mickey’s. Designed as a post-World War II supper club, the dining room features green, leather upholstery insets on the walls, dark wood archways and an opulent tile floor, imported from Italy. Time has a way of standing still at Lou & Mickey’s, where the attached cocktail lounge sports a solid, zinc bar – rare for its temperature controlling properties– that is never too cold or too hot, a comfortable feature for the Convention Center neighborhood where days can turn from a chilly, marine layer to blazing sunshine in a few short hours. The menu honors that mid-American past with contemporary updates to its steakhouse and seafood specialties, without losing sight of the heritage that has kept it going. A large patio waits outside but hardly competes with the elegant dining room.

224 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Acqua Al 2 carries the legacy established across the Atlantic at its Florence flagship restaurant, importing the exact menu that has been delighting Italian patrons and travelers since 1978. Owner and executive chef Martin Gonzalez spent a year in the kitchen at the Florence location, mastering the menu firsthand to ensure the authenticity of his San Diego satellite. His dedication shines through in more than a dozen pastas as well as hand-cut steak, veal, and chicken entrees. Imported mascarpone cheese flavors bowtie pasta sautéed with porcini mushrooms, and gnocchi bathes in a house tomato sauce with Italian red cabbage and parmesan. Cooks hand-carve filet mignon served in a blueberry sauce, and sauté chicken breast in a port-and-light-cream sauce. Dozens of Italian and Californian wines complement the cuisine, including a house-label Sangiovese, envied by the other wines because it gets to work from home.

322 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

For more than a millennium, Cafe Sevilla has stood as one of Spain's great historic cities. In 1987, Spanish-born entrepreneurs Rogelio and Janet Huidobro opened the Cafe Sevilla tapas bar as a tribute to the longstanding cultural and culinary traditions of their homeland. Since then, the authentic Spanish eatery has expanded to three locations, each with a nightclub where live musicians take the stage every night in a celebration of Latin, Arabic, and gypsy music.

Cafe Sevilla's executive chef constantly experiments with his cooking, devising adventurous new dishes while highlighting cuisine from the varied regions of Spain. His menus encompass more than 40 tapas plates hailing from regions throughout Spain, such as skewers, ceviche, imported Iberian ham, and paella valenciana, a saffron-infused bomba-rice dish loaded with shellfish, Spanish sausage, and vegetables. Despite the ingenuity that suffuses the menu, one thing has remained constant: the sangria recipe, which is exactly the same as it was 25 years ago. On Saturday nights, there's an extra garnish for the cuisine: a three-course dinner is underscored by performances of flamenco, an Andalusian dance form that expresses love, pain, and passion through elaborate movement. Engaging the audience in a full sensory experience, the dancers?many of whom were trained in Spain and now run their own dance studios?are dressed in colorful, traditional garb and are chased off the stage by stampeding bulls at the end of each set.

353 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US