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Italianissimo Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3910
+1 619-651-1457
12:01 - 20:30
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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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Sooke, BC, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An honest to goodness real Italian restaurant. Fabulous food and wine and service. Do yourself a favour and visit.

1 Thank boatnutx
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The menu is diverse and even has gluten-free options. We brought my grandparents here, who have traveled to Italy extensively and they loved it. Portions are just right, bigger than in Italy but small than is typically of Italian-American. Good for a nice night out or even a family affair!

1 Thank Eric F
Naples, Italy
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a partnership between Neapolitan and Calabrese expats. It feels like I'm walking into a trattoria in Naples. Service is excellent and the food is amazing. I've not tried the pizza because the pasta has been so good! I've had the amatriciana (wish they used guanciale instead of pancetta, but the pasta was cooked properly, the Genovese--fabulous! And a... More 

1 Thank LisaAnn706
Hesperia, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were a party of six, our meal started with an appetizer of Fried Calamari. I've had this dish before but never has it tasted so fresh and superbly seasoned. Molto, molto, buono!!!! We ordered different dishes, the Chilean Sea Bass with Risotto was a special of the day and am I glad I ordered it. I fell in love... More 

1 Thank CapitanaSpanky
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It's rare that we eat out where we rave for hours after the meal but this one was really, really great. Can't wait to be back in the area for a return visit. And it was a surprise as most of the restaurants in Chula Vista would at best rate three stars. The owner checks on you to make sure... More 

1 Thank Stephanie2733
Chula Vista, California
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258 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Chula Vista is not graced with may non-chain restaurants so even though the food is not spectacular is a solid italian place. Prices are fair, decor is nice and service was solid

Chula Vista, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love the little bottle of vinegar & oil they put on the table---the bread is so delicious that I always eat too much!! Chicken Piccata is the best!!!

Naples, Italy
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lived in Italy for 3 years and really missed the spaghetti vongole and this place had it! Hit the spot too. Waiter was nice even though our toddler destroyed the white table linen with spaghetti sauce. Food came out quickly and we enjoyed our meals.

1 Thank Oharatara333
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful small Italian restaurant. Great proprietor, authentic menu and nice wines. What else can you ask for!

1 Thank Nick A
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went for Dinner, as usual the service was impeccable,my wife ordered the dayl special Risotto Pescadore,excellent,myself Fetucini Alfredo,delicious . Highly recommend Italianissimo,for quiet meal.

1 Thank Ruben2445

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?