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Buon Appetito Restaurant

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1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515 (Cedar)
+1 619-238-9880
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fishers, Indiana
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431 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

then this is place, which resulted in us downgrading from 4 to a 3 rating. Place gets very busy and is extremely noisy when crowded. Tiny tables that make it hard to juggle your food, silverware, glasses. One of the waiters caught another woman's purse and drug it as he went by, which apparently happens often here. The osso bucco... More 

Thank hellmbeck
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, very crowded and noisy. Don't go here of you want a quiet and romantic dinner. Tables are so packed in there is no such thing as a private conversation or much conversation for that matter. Our dinner was very good. The waiter was very pleasant.

Thank frankie2155
Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the osso bucco tonight. It was very yummy! The burrata was delicious. The wine was priced just right. The reservation lady was nice to hold my reservation for me because I was running late. She comes off rude on the phone, but I think it's just because they are very busy. Our table was really tiny for two... More 

Thank Tluvstravel
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. This is a busy place for dinner, so get there early to avoid a wait. The restaurant buzzes with energy from the diners and it isn't the most intimate setting if that is what you're looking for. The tiramisu was heavenly; light custard layered with espresso soaked ladyfingers. Best tiramisu... More 

Thank Tracy F
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I dropped in for an early dinner(5:30) because they don't take reservations on Saturday night. We were lucky to score the last table for two. Before we finished our meal there was a line of people at the door. The restaurant is not big. The tables are very close together which results in a very close and... More 

Thank dandt65
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I heard great things. This was our first choice in Little Italy. Our waiter was rude, which made the remainder of our meal, lengthy (at best). The hostess was friendly and accommodating. The dining area is very, small. There is one bathroom stall per gender. Small. The food was average.

Thank Geri C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, and great wine selection. Reservations won't get you in until your entire party is there and tables are very close together.

Thank Katherine A
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a healthy, tasty lunch and we found it here. Delicious salad and sandwich. Fresh greens, tomatoes, peppers salad and sandwich on freshly baked bread. Service was excellent and price was very reasonable ($7.00). The portions were large and could have easily fed two. Baked goods and gelato to treat yourself afterwards.

Thank Lovemidcaicos
Kelowna, Canada
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the place to go for a long and relaxing meal as the service is fast because it is a very popular eatery. However, if you want delicious Italian food, this is a great place. Come before 6 if you want to be seated right away. Dishes can be shared and there are gluten-free options.

Thank KelownaKimmi
Exeter, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner last night on the open patio with my wife. Service was great and the food was very quickly delivered hot. Now granted we had dinner early and only a few people in the place, the food was right out. Average price and large plates of food. Kept the drinks full at all times and made sure we did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 India Street, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
  • Public Transportation: Coaster stop 3 blocks south-west, bus stop on the south east corner, trolley tours stop on the south east corner.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-9880
Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!

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