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Jim Sep 14, 2010 06:43 AM

Looking for an outstanding italian restaurant for an anniversary dinner next week. Anywhere from Carlsbad to San Diego. Any price range is acceptable. Thanks!

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  1. Fake Name RE: Jim Sep 14, 2010 06:45 AM

    Can you please define "best"? Many people define best as most authentic. Others may not care if it's authentic, but want a pleasant dining experience.

    Also, please define your version of "Italian". Some people think of Italian as pasta with red sauce and checkered tablecloths with pizza, others think osso buco, veal chops and shaved prosciutto.

    Help us help you...

    1. Josh RE: Jim Sep 14, 2010 08:40 AM

      Cucina Urbana or Bice are probably your best bets.

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        stevewag23 RE: Josh Sep 14, 2010 10:51 AM

        How did you think Bice compares to Bencotto or Buon Appetito?

      2. DiningDiva RE: Jim Sep 14, 2010 08:44 AM

        Anitca Trattoria on Lake Murray Blvd in La Mesa. It's small, it's intimate and if you tell them it's your anniversary I'm betting they'll treat you very well.

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          phee RE: DiningDiva Sep 14, 2010 09:43 AM

          Second Antica Trattoria.

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          Antica Trattoria
          5654 Lake Murray Blvd La, Mesa, CA

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            Ewilensky RE: phee Sep 14, 2010 10:59 AM

            Third.

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              4wino RE: Ewilensky Sep 14, 2010 11:36 AM

              Fourth

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