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Ottavios Italian Restaurant

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12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon 03:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 21:00
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Lakeside, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wood fired oven! They serve fresh foccacia from the oven on the table as a welcome with olive oil and balsamic for dipping. The pizzas are Sicilian thin and tasty. I'm nt crazy abotu the minestrone but I love Sal's Rigatoni fra Diavolo. Not for faint hearts.

Thank Chris H
Lakeside, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice intimate Italian restaurant. Great for a date night! Awesome wine selection and great old fashioned pizza oven.

Thank TrojanmanB
La Mesa, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wife and I joined their birthday club. My birthday is 16 days earlier than wife's. We dined on each birthday and waitress remembered that I had the calzone two weeks earlier! Wood-fired focaccia, pizza, and calzone. Always have take home because the servings are too big at one setting.

Thank David H
Lakeside, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Longtime local family owned eating place. Great Italian food and a large selection. Nothing on the menu is not good. I am Italian and put this place among my top 5 restaurants. Friendly and efficient service. Good atmosphere.

Thank James G
san diego
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have been going here since they opened and believe me I am a BIG man and the food is superb ...Sounds funny being out here in Lakeside but take the time to come and try this place

Thank glesSanDiego
Lakeside, California
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very clean and stylish restaurant. The service personnel are awesome. The food is to die for. We get the shrimp and crab linguine and it is amazing. The prices are great and there is a large menu with lots of things to choose from. The garlic cheese toast is awesome. They do have a decent selection of wine.

Thank Laura B
San Diego, California
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430 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be my # 2 favorite Italian restaurant. The food was amazingly very very good and an excellent menu of flavors and choices. From appetizers to salads and soups to the main coarse , Plenty of seating and a very clean establishment. Our waitress Lenore was the best. Very attentive and made sure everything was just right. This... More 

Thank Perry H
Santee, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Recently my co-workers met at Ottavio's for lunch and we held an end of school year get together here for many staff members. This place has the best Italian food around and great service. My husband and I have visited the restaurant on several occasions and we have never had a disappointing meal. Their Italian grinder sandwiches are absolutely delicious... More 

Thank Diane M
Cornville, Arizona
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Lunch is the best meal with pizza, soup, salads, bread, cheese ravioli with alfredo sauce. Just delicious. Hope they are still doing this. There was an Ottavio's in El Cajon we always went to that closed. We loved it as well.

Thank Vickieb753
Lakeside, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you want great food, great service and like a family oriented atmosphere, this is the place for you. Not only are the dishes delicious, the portions are very large. Sharing is a good idea. Due to the family atmosphere, it can get a little noisy when it is really busy, but that is part of the fun. The wait... More 

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
03:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: 16194432165

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