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Lorna's Italian Kitchen

#628 of 3,874 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3945 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-2520
+1 858-452-0661
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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San Diego, California
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just moved into the neighborhood and wanted to try this place and we are sure glad we did. It was a bit odd that the by the glass came in a small water glass but beyond that it was everything we hoped for. The garlic knots were amazing and the side house salad was good. I got the carbonara... More 

Thank David W
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A couple of business acquaintances suggested this place for lunch. Tables lined up outside gave this place a nice out-doors lunch appeal. A varied menu -- I had the fusilli roma -- very tasty, generous portion with lots of mushrooms and spinach. I'll want to try this place again for a few other dishes and see what it like at... More 

Thank David R
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We recently held a post-funeral luncheon at Lorna's for about 14 people (great for groups but it is a cozy-sized restaurant, not a banquet hall). Everyone ordered their own food and I ordered extra appetizers and breads to pass around. Everything was delicious. The sauces are so good,especially the marinara, creamy pesto and carbonara. Everyone was raving about their meal.... More 

Thank Dana C
Olympia, Washington
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came upon this restaurant when I was "confused" about where I was. We entered the establishment tired and a bit disoriented. It is a nice place. Clean, open, spacepus. It was busy but not harried. We were seated at a table. The place smelled great! The cuisine is Italian. The menu is varied and there were a number of... More 

Thank John L
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of 8 had a delicious dinner. The rissoto of the day, lasagna and chicken marsala were wonderful. The calzones are as big as a football and can easily feed two. The same goes for many pasta dishes. They also have pizzas

Thank Clayton S
Encinitas, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Excellent meal. The pumpkin ravioli were divine! The salad with cranberries and feta was delicious also.

Thank LynneKarle
San Diego
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Never a disappointment. Steve and his staff are always wonderful. The food however, is even better. Exceptional Italian food made just like it came from Italy. Great selection, great place to meet up with friends and family.

Thank SanDiegoTravelingman
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We eat here a great deal, but today I tried a new dish that is simply too good not to share with TripAdvisor readers. Started lunch with a Spinach Salad (tender greens, carmelized walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, and big juicy chucks of apple). Very large so ended up sharing it with a friend, and still had leftovers to bring home. The... More 

Thank 70elizabethy
San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I called in earlier today to order some pasta to be delivered to my house. A man picked up the phone and he was probably one of the rudest guys I've ever spoken to. He was so unhelpful and very sarcastic. Very unpleasant. I was about to say I am going to order from a different restaurant. At the end... More 

Thank ysudakova
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Lorna's is a strip mall gem! The food was so so good and large portions. VERY casual, not a place to experience high end date night ambiance but definitely a place you will return to for the food and the staff.

Thank 2015tripper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3945 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-2520
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-452-0661

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