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Trattoria Fantastica

#135 of 3,793 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517 (Date)
+1 619-234-1735
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! We had mushroom ravioli and the linguine with clams and ate every bite. Prices are good as are the portions. Our waiter Fabio took excellent care of us. Can't say enough about how we enjoyed a relaxed and delicious lunch.

Thank cearn
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had family visiting from out of town and took them to Little Italy for dinner after a day on the Midway and walking downtown San Diego. We fell upon Trattoria Fantastica and were delighted by the experience. The fresh bread they put out is to die for and all of our dishes were outstanding. Vince, our waiter, was... More 

Thank Daniel S
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I arrived in San Diego late Thanksgiving afternoon and our hotel was next to Little Italy, so we walked and tried to find someplace to get Thanksgiving dinner. we found a few places, but they wanted outrageous prices so we settled for Italian food! Trattoria Fantastica was actually serving roasted turkey but not dressing (I really don't... More 

Thank Darlene H
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186 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have visited three times with someone who really likes Trattoria Fantastica. It's difficult to understand why, other than the fact they haven't traveled much and don't eat out too frequently. The location in Little Italy means there is no shortage of options. The ambiance is fine, traditional white table cloths, music, etc. but the food is just soooooo average.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food and service was average, price wasn't. Location was great, right at the middle of Little Italy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great spot for lunch. We shared a couple of salads and the lasagne. I would definitely recommend the caprese salad!!!

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Olympia, Washington
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The service here was great. The food was ok at best. I had the carbonara. It was quite soupy. My husband had he spaghetti and meatballs. That was not bad. There is an attached bakery next door that had some lovely desserts.

Thank Tuesdaysgrace
North Oaks, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great dining experience. Lucky enough to get an outdoor table (weekday evening); good menu selections, very attentive service and reasonable prices. Good wine selection. Lots of good dining in Little Italy, but this should be on yuour short list.

Thank jgsesq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited while attending a conference at the Convention Center. 7 of us had reservations outside. Really enjoyed the place as well as the food. Service was average but fine. Prices are reasonable. Overall very enjoyable and great night.

Thank Thomas K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of eight co-workers while in town for a conference. Waiter and staff were extremely friendly but the service was average. Atmosphere was great and the surroundings inside and out were energetic. Was hoping for a more authentic taste but found the dish to be typical of any average Italian restaurant. Not bad, but if you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-1735
Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Trattoria Fantastica.The rustic decor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including wood-fired pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrees show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas.Wood-fired pizzas are popular beginnings in this authentic Italian country setting. Enjoy a taste of Italy with an assortment of fabulous pasta dishes. Patio dining is available.

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