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Italianissimo Trattoria

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323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
+1 619-651-1457
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:01 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As always the restaurant is inviting, the staff is friendly without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank wbsnider69
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! We stopped in for lunch and had an extremely pleasant time. Food was on point and the service was super. Wonderful management, we will absolutely be back again when we are in Chula Vista.

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El Cajon, California
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441 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to the Italianissimo Trattoria on 3rd street in Chula Vista the other night and had a nice experience. The only bad part about going to Italianissimo is that you have to pay for parking if you can find it. Chula Vista does not have many Italian restaurants, but this one is very good. The servers were... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This small but very nicely decorated restaurant is family owned and operated. They make genuine traditional meals that have a family twist to them. Very good service and the food is very flavorful. Would and have recommended this place to friends. Suggest that t is for families as well as for that night out you want to spend a little... More 

Thank James B
Cranbrook, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After a long day at the zoo we were hungry. Driving by we spotted this nice little restaurant. After asking if they had gluten free options, which they had, we decided to dine. The serving staff had strong accents but were really friendly and very helpful with the items on the menu. Wine selection was spot on and the fresh... More 

Thank butcherboy89
Richmond, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We have been to this restaurant twice now, on someone's recommendation.... and it has been stellar both times. It is definitely Italian, with great food, great wine, and an Italian ambience. I would love to keep going back just to try more of the really yummy sounding menu....

Thank Penfor
San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Last Saturday evening my boyfriend of five years decided to surprise me and fly in from Sacramento where he is not only a Navy Veteran but also an engineer. He picked me up and asked me where I wanted to have dinner and spend the evening...I told him him about the South Bay Uprising and how several of my close... More 

Thank Amy H
loomis ca
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435 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Based on the reviews, we were expecting an outstanding experience. It was fine, but nothing remarkable. My husband had the special sea bass. He enjoyed that. I had the mushroom ravioli. It was ok. We shared a Mediterranean salad for $11. Very small, no flavor, a couple of cherry tomatoes, and a few slices of mozzarella cheese. We order the... More 

Thank ernieLoomisCa
Maple Valley, Washington
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent and very attentive service. The food was wonderful! We had the bruschetta and seafood risotto. Super tasty!

1 Thank ZooGirlHI
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Chula Vista does not have a lot going for it. This is one of the best things about this town! Every time I have dined here I have had both excellent food and service. Always very welcoming and friendly. I have tried a variety of dishes, including every variety of veal, assorted pastas, chicken parm...All very good. I tried the... More 

1 Thank SoCalBossFan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:01 - 20:30
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: 323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 619-651-1457

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