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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
All hours
Sun 12:01 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hesperia, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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253 reviews
204 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 19 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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74 reviews
46 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great food. Very authentic. You will not be disappointed. Pasta is exceptional. Meat and fish dishes are also very good and the pizza is a gem.

1 Thank Octavio M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I am a frequent client, love their food, ambiance and personal service. The owner is there greeting you and waiters know your name. Great wine selection !😊

1 Thank L1613FSmartinb
Pordenone, Italy
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I frequently travel in US for both business and leasure with my family, and always enjoy trying Italian restaurant abroad. Italianissimo is one of the best I found and for sure the best in the San Diego area. Real Italian food, great variety of Italian wines, Italian chef and Emanuele is so friendly and professional. In a 2 days stay... More 

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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?