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Sole Luna Cafe

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702 Ash St, Ste E, San Diego, CA 92101-3228 (7th Avenue)
+1 619-232-0436
07:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, FL
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sole Luna Cafe was a cute little Italian restaurant near our place of stay on our last trip to San Diego. It had indoor and outdoor seating with true Italians running the show. The food was tasty and generous portions. It lacked full flavor in my opinion but was good enough. We had the gnocchi, tortellini and tortelloni. The tortelloni... More 

Management response:

Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food especially the Tortelloni! We hope you will travel to San Diego again soon!! More 

Stevensville, Montana
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Sidwalk cafe, right on the corner of a residential building in downtown San Diego. Inside or outside seating, great soups and entrees.

Thank Dennis L
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Thank you very much! We are glad you liked our soups and entrees! More 

Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant as it was only a block from out lodging, had good reviews, and we were in the mood for Italian. It was full of locals, which was a good sign, so we we were hopeful of a good meal. Only one of us realized that hope. I ordered the mare salad, and it was terrific. Lots of... More 

Thank Keeper40
Rolla, Missouri
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stopped by for brunch after mass at the nearby cathedral. The service was excellent, and the menu selection varied. I chose the Sole scramble, and had a wonderful scramble of Italian sausage, bacon and mushrooms, surrounded by eggs and melted blue cheese. The breakfasts come with a choice of roasted or mashed potatoes, which I found interesting.

Thank Gfiniti
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358 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The coffee here is reasonably good, not that the coffee is a way of judging what is effectively a restaurant space. The location facing an intimate terrace overlooking the city, below the Cortez Hotel on Cortez Hill is second-to-none though in the downtown area, so no matter how good or bad the food would be, this is definitely a great... More 

Thank Huitzilipoxtle
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with three families before a symphony show. We had a mixture of adults and children and had made reservations in advance. The restaurant is small so we were seated with the adults at one table and the kids at another. We all ordered different food off the menu. I was disappointed in the Caprese salad... More 

Thank Afsoon72
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

As we have extra time before we board our ship for our first cruise we are just chilling. Being right across from our motel and overly excited we decided we needed something to calm us. So here we are.. awesome sitting, wonderful workers and very relaxing. Just what we needed. .

Thank Ed M
Surrey, British Columbia
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234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

With Italian speaking staff. We stopped by for a light dinner and were not disappointed. My partner chose the Mare salad of tuna, smoked salmon, shrimp in a bed of mixed greens. For me, I ordered the chicken parmigiana with salad. Just slightly over baked but still delicious. I paired this with a glass of Argentina Malbec (excellent for the... More 

Thank conscom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very quaint little cafe. Made me seem like I was in Italy. Extremely friendly waiters that were actually Italian. Food and wine was exceptional. Had the Meatball appetizer and the Grilled Salmon over Greens with Shrimp. Wife said the wine was exceptional also. This is a hidden gem with great food and great prices.

Thank Paul M
San Diego, California
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272 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We walk the mongrels by this restaurant all the time, and only recently had a chance to stop in for a meal (beagles in tow). I'm glad we didn't look at Yelp before stopping, otherwise I might've had second thoughts. All we knew was that we wanted a good meal, and every time we walk by, the scents coming out... More 

Thank Jessica S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Ash St, Ste E, San Diego, CA 92101-3228
    (7th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-0436
Located at the bottom of the Historic El Cortez building Sole Luna Cafe brings you true Nothern Italian fare. Our back patio is great for groups or a nice romantic dinner, come in and see for yourself!

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