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Petrini's Italian Restaurant

#384 of 3,834 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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610 West Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
+1 619-595-0322
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Barrie, Canada
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Petrinis. We both ordered pizza which was great. I had a beer and my wife a glass of champagne at a very reasonable cost. This upscale eatery is at the edge of little Italy. It is a family owned restaurant and is a good choice for dinner. Highly recommended. WR. Ontario

Thank Walter R
South Haven, MI
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203 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was given the choice of inside or outside seating. I chose outside so I could see the bay down the street and watch the sky change colors. I chose the Baked Tilapia and it was very good. What was disappointing was the lack of attention. I ended up going inside to get & pay my bill after finishing my... More 

Thank runandbike
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is always on our list when we visit San Diego. Hearty Italian fare served up with a smile. Don't hesitate to eat here; breakfast is also delicious!

Thank S G
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123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed our short walk to Little Italy, and found this restaurant immediately. It was not crowded for the late lunch, but would definitely be busy on an evening. The food was delicious. Thanks!

Thank riverrunnermo
Fallbrook, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant. My wife and I split an amazing salad, and we both had small bowls of the made-from-scratch Italian Wedding soup. It was amazingly good, also. Our server deserves mentioning, too, because she was very serene and helpful to us due to the fact it was our first visit. We will definitely return!

Thank LawrenceKevin
Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

While staying nearby in San Diego, the reviews of this place seemed positive and encouraging. We (4 friends) decided to test their Happy Hour menu and stay for dinner. What is listed in the Trip Advisor menu for Happy Hour did not really exist. Wines were shown as $2.00-3.00 per glass and martinis were noted for $5.00. Well, there are... More 

Thank Dave M
Lucy P, Owner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Morning Dave, We at Petrini's appreciate your input on our prices and portion sizes. I would like to assure you I wouldn't have been upset if our server mentioned the price differences to me. What I can tell you is that we don't always have control who puts up our menus. We update our website when we have menu... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Although we read various reviews about this restaurant it was convenient for us to go there as we were exhausted and just needed something to eat. We were very pleasantly surprised to have a delicious pizza at a reasonable price.

Thank sammiecanada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The waitstaff is so friendly! The food was great! The Italian wedding soup was delicious! Pizza is a thin crisp pizza that was perfect! Did I say how friendly the waitstaff was - such great service with a smile! Would come here again next visit!

Thank Debby Q
Harrow, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A well located and spacious restaurant. Not overly busy due to much local competition. Tries to be an Italian restaurant and partly succeeds. I had pork ribs - very meaty, tasty, spicy with meagre green salad. Wife's spaghetti was OK, tasty but not brilliant. Fair price, not expensive - good value. Air is filled with food smoke.... But good, friendly... More 

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Danville, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was in the area of the restaurant because I was in the city for a conference. I saw that it had pretty good reviews on Yelp and it was close to my hotel, so I figured I would check it out. I should have know better.....I walked into the restaurant at 7:15 on a Saturday night and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 610 West Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-595-0322
Petrini's is a small family owned Italian restaurant. My family has been in the business since 1958. We serve tried true recipes from my family. We make everything homemade in the restaurant . We specialize in our housemade sausage and sauces. As my Nono use to say "La Famiglia Mangia". (the family eats)

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