Italian Restaurants in Del Mar Heights

45% Off Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant

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

Up to 42% Off at Naked Pizza

Naked Pizza

Pacific Beach

$20 $13

(126)

Healthy pies made with hormone-free meat, sugar-free sauce, and 10-grain dough that includes brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, and probiotics

38% Off Italian Cuisine at Olivetto Ristorante

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

45% Off Italian Food from Figaro's Pizza

Figaro's Pizza

Allied Gardens

$20 $11

Build-your-own pizzas can be eaten at Figaro's or carried out and cooked at home

50% Off Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe

Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

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

Half Off Italian Cuisine 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

47% Off at John's Incredible Pizza Company

John's Incredible Pizza Company

San Diego

$22.48 $12

Guests enjoy pizzas, pastas, and a build-your-own-salad bar along with over 100 rides, games and attractions

Half Off at Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Temecula

$30 $15

(58)

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

Up to 50% Off Pizzeria Food or Pizza Party

Pizza Factory

Temecula

$25 $14

(27)

Thick-crust and thin-crust pizzas crowned with creative toppings, such as cashews and pesto, plus hearty pastas; arcade games and party room

Up to 45% Off at Times Square New York Style Pizzeria

Times Square New York Style Pizzeria

Temecula

$20 $12

Bite into slices of cheesy New York–style pizza topped with chicken, salami, or artichokes, which can be made gluten free

40% Off Italian Cuisine at Sabatino

Sabatino

Mission Viejo

$20 $12

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

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Romeo Cucina

Romeo Cucina

Laguna Beach

$30 $16

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Pastas made by hand daily, pizzas baked in a wood-burning brick oven, and other Italian dishes including grilled scampi prawns and risotto

Up to 52% Off Pizza at Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery

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

51% Off Italian Dinner for 2 or 4 at Italian Cravings Irvine

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

50% Off at Luna Rossa Ristorante

Luna Rossa Ristorante

Tustin

$30 $15

(170)

Authentic Italian restaurant known for its homemade pastas & pizzas made in a wood burning oven mostly uses products imported from Italy

45% Off Italian Food at Tuscany Mediterranee Grill

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

Up to 45% Off at Papa Joe's Pizza

Papa Joe's Pizza

Moreno Valley

$20 $11

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

Up to 52% Off Pizza 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

$7 Off at Carolina's Italian Restaurant

Carolina's Italian Restaurant

Garden Grove

$20 $13

(768)

Seafood pasta, chicken pizza, antipasti, and 280+ beers from around the world at a cozy, family-owned spot

Up to 40% Off at Surf Dog's Sports Grill

Surf Dog's Sports Grill

Huntington Beach

$35.95 $26

(43)

Large pizza or 21 pieces of wings for parties to split at a sports bar with 19 flat-screen TVs

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

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Though perhaps known best for its catering, Elijah’s also serves its New York-style deli cuisine at its restaurant along with bringing it to customers. The deli staff builds sky-high and overstuffed sandwiches with piles of hot corned beef, smoked turkey, or juicy roast beef. They give their eats names such as “The Rockefeller Center” to remind diners of the time they never went there but ate a delicious sandwich boasting its name.

2638 Del Mar Heights Rd
Del Mar,
CA
US

Barely a wave's crash from the water, Del Mar Pizza has hosted hungry beach-goers—some sans shirt or shoes—at its tables for more than 20 years. Amid walls lined with long surfboards and artful beach photography, chefs whip up gooey specialty pizzas by the pie or slice, with traditional or New York–style thin crusts. After downing a brew on the outdoor patio, patrons can head inside to two-hand a Boar's Head deli sandwich or clamber up overhead lights to hang ten on wall-mounted surfboards.

211 15th St
Del Mar,
CA
US

Acclaimed chef/restaurateur Scott Harris recreated his popular Chicago trattoria in Del Mar, where patrons enjoy rustic family style cooking in a casual friendly atmosphere. Mia Francesca Del Mar’s clean design, with its wooden floors, giant glass windows and antique chandeliers, is enhanced by black-and-white photos by renowned lensman Paul Elledge, who captures the faces and landscapes of the Tuscan countryside. The menu changes often, but is always filled with home-style dishes like bruschetta with asparagus, mussels in spicy tomato sauce, gnocchi with wild mushrooms, or roasted garlic chicken. Chef Woody Benitez helms the Del Mar incarnation describing the food as, “old-school trattoria cuisine like how a mother cooks for her child.” Customers cap the meal with airy and sweet tiramisu.

12955 El Camino Real
San Diego,
CA
US

Chef and restaurateur Scott Harris originally started Davanti Enoteca in Chicago, and his growing chain has now reached great heights in San Diego County. The first Southern California incarnation immediately became a favorite in Little Italy, and its sister restaurant in Del Mar Heights has also won over the local crowd. Davanti in Del Mar feels cozy and charming, thanks to its exposed brick walls, ambient lighting and lively communal tables. The outdoor patio is also popular for leisurely lunches that might involve pizzas, homemade pastas, charcuterie boards and more. To start, try the truffle egg toast with fontina and asparagus, or a roasted pear and goat cheese salad with arugula. It’s a great place for a date night or after-movie bite and libation.

12955 El Camino Real
San Diego,
CA
US

Sam's Pizza tends to pizza hankerings by giving its gourmet pies top billing on a menu already crowded with star Italian eats. Pizza backstories begin with chefs kneading house-made dough, which they then punch, lob, and give pep talks to before baking it in an oven. The process results in creations such as the BBQ chicken pizza, which mixes five toppers, including chicken, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms ($19.99 for 16"). Diners escape the tyranny of tomato with white pizzas that lay out a medley of three cheeses and garlic ($9.99 for 10"). Diners await their pizzas while sipping beers such as Bud Light ($3.99) or calculating the exact number of krill in the ocean from the pizzeria's outdoor seating area, which is replete with views of the water.

2212 Carmel Valley Rd
Del Mar,
CA
US

Chicago's Finest Cuisine packs a menu full of edibles inspired by Chicago, including Vienna Beef dogs, deep-dish pizzas with cornmeal crusts, and made-from-scratch bagels. Run by a couple of former Second City citizens, the eatery fills expectant mouths with Maxwell Street polish sausages ($3.99) and fried pork-chop sandwiches ($4.25), as well as vegetarian options such as the Edgie veggie sandwich ($4.50) packed with nine healthy fillings, or the meatless garden burger ($4.25). An authentic Chicago grilled skirt-steak sandwich with homemade fries ($6.99) convinces lunchers to linger and bellies to stop jabbering just to get attention. With more than 20 types of bagels made fresh daily, as well as muffins, omelettes, and cereals, breakfasters can also pop in to scare away a bad case of the morning-time hungries.

3870 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego,
CA
US