best italian food in san diego
Whats the best italian food youve had in san diego?
Trattoria Positano (Cardiff), Trattoria Aqua (La Jolla) - although it's technically Mediterranean cuisine, and Bella Italia (Mira Mesa).
Also the old Vigilucci's in Cardiff (now Chiotti's or some) had the best Italian style pizza.
I'm a big fan of The Godfather on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. It's in a run down strip mall, but the inside will surprise you.
Pasquales on Prospect and Sante are also very good.
Bang for the buck??? Easily Mama Mia in Pacific Beach - genuine, homespun Italian without the ridiculous prices that seem to dominate the SD Italian food scene.
Francesco is a force of nature and his wife cooks like every Italian's mama.
I've really enjoyed Mangia Bene in downtown El Cajon, of all places! Good calzones, excellent saltimboca. Never had a bad meal there. Atmosphere is nice enough for a date but also fine for a special family meal.