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Petrini's Italian Restaurant

) #362 of 3,973 Restaurants in San Diego €€ - €€€ Italian, Gluten Free Options
610 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
+1 619-595-0322
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“ziti” (4 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
610 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
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1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place with good service. Food made fresh there and served hot. If you go on Saturdays you can park in their building for 5.00 dollars all day. Not far from Little Italy.The lunch sizes are just enough for one person. Would go back soon.

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stopped here for dinner and the pasta dishes were amazing, service was friendly and quick and it was reaonable price wise. Would recommend..beware it closes at 9pm!!

Thank topgolfer2016
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Great outdoor nook for drinks and dinner. Easy walk from local hotels. I'll come back.

Thank Brecero
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My second time here while traveling on business and it's a great find! An easy walk from the waterfront/ cruise boat terminal area. Excellent cuisine and friendly service. Fun place for appetizers and drinks as well as a full Italian meal. Italian sausage is made...More

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stumbled upon Petrini's looking for a parking space downtown (parking structure is just around corner from restaurant). Quiet, eat inside or outside, menu totally a wide selection of Italian food. Excellent cook and servers. Hard to make choice due to wide variety, but we...More

1  Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Petrinis. We both ordered pizza which was great. I had a beer and my wife a glass of champagne at a very reasonable cost. This upscale eatery is at the edge of little Italy. It is a family...More

Thank Walter R
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was given the choice of inside or outside seating. I chose outside so I could see the bay down the street and watch the sky change colors. I chose the Baked Tilapia and it was very good. What was disappointing was the lack of...More

Thank runandbike
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant is always on our list when we visit San Diego. Hearty Italian fare served up with a smile. Don't hesitate to eat here; breakfast is also delicious!

Thank S G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoyed our short walk to Little Italy, and found this restaurant immediately. It was not crowded for the late lunch, but would definitely be busy on an evening. The food was delicious. Thanks!

Thank riverrunnermo
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant. My wife and I split an amazing salad, and we both had small bowls of the made-from-scratch Italian Wedding soup. It was amazingly good, also. Our server deserves mentioning, too, because she was very serene and helpful...More

Thank LawrenceKevin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-595-0322
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Petrini's is a small family owned Italian restaurant. My family has been in the business since 1958. We serve tried true recipes from my family. We make everything homemade in the restaurant . We specialize in our housemade sausage and sauces. As my Nono use to say "La Famiglia Mangia". (the family eats)
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