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Cesarina, San Diego, CA

Cesarina

4.8
4.8
3294 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
/////////////WE ARE OPEN FOR DINE IN AND TAKE OUT/////////////
Cesarina is a grandmother, a mother, a daughter—our personification of a nurturer who feeds and cares for her community. From the meticulous attention to detail and fresh ingredients to the warm and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is a celebration of the power of food and family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 144 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 226-6222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesarina Mezzoni

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean Beach

  • Cross street

    Catalina Blvd

  • Parking details

    We have a private parking lot on the left side of the restaurant, at the moment only 2 slots are available. Each slot is marked by the Cesarina sign. Additional public parking lot, on the other side of the street, is available daily for 3$/h.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,294 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Italian

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  1. CK

    CliffKellerMusic

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were all amazed at the service level. So many places seem to be short staffed, no problem here, and everyone was very friendly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Everything was awesome! Amazing service, amazing food, it was all so cute.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The outdoor seat was quite noisy due to the airplane/car traffic but it was really awesome night. Food was great and service was excellent!
  4. VP

    VivianP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simone was amazing ! We drive all the way from LA just to eat here, no other Italian restaurant compares !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks , everything is good 🤙🏽
  6. SR

    SRM62

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Have eaten here numerous times. Usually excellent. Fish was over cooked, lasagna mushy. Ate late on Sunday, probably 3rd string was in the kitchen. They comped the fish which was nice. Service is always amazing, hopefully just a bad night and not a trend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  8. EY

    EmmanuelYepez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a reservation set for 7:15 pm. We got there at around 7 and got seated exactly at 7:15. Juliana helped us throughout the night, and she was amazing! Food was great too! We were both amazed on how good everything was! Tiramisu dessert is a must. Definitely recommend Cesarina! Loved it!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Cesarina - from the moment we arrived, i already fell in love with the ambience at the back patio. We were greeted by a server (didn’t mention his name) but he was very friendly and served us water in the chicken shaped jug that was my the highlight of my visit (haha). We then were approached by Daniel (apologies in advance if I misspelled the name). Daniel was very friendly and welcoming. We started our meal with the complimentary bread (which i couldnt stop thinking about it until now). we then went straight to entree where we ordered the pomodoro fresco and funghi pasta. Both were very delicious. We didnt get the dessert as we were so full, but i saw the table behind us getting the tiramisu and it looked very nice (would totally come back to try the desserts). Overall, i had a very pleasant visit to Cesarina.
  10. AM

    AlexM

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  11. c

    cmendez

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and the food exceeded our expectations. Ive read all the positive reviews on yelp and very rarely does a restaurant exceed expectations. The pasta was simply incredible, the desert was the best ive ever had, the wine was perfect and the service was fantastic. Will definitely be back.
  12. t

    tubbyskitchen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! The staff made us feel so special (celebrating getting married a week ago). The food was fantastic, service was absolutely delightful, and I loved the ambiance. We will 100% come back next time we visit San Diego.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Don’t order gluten free bread, tastes like croutons
  14. KM

    KrisM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Birthday dinner for four. Server was rude, impatient, and condescending. Rude about ordering a glass of white wine and didn’t tell us that the Cadillac margaritas were floated w Cuointro when I shared with him how much I enjoy the Grand Marnie float while ordering. Very rushed when ordering. Very disappointing night! We felt as if we were an inconvenience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! The food was delicious. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in a long time!!!
  17. DN

    DebN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Especially enjoyed the salads - both the melon & prosciutto and the caprese salads. We will return!
  18. n

    nikkia

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always fantastic !! I love cesarina so much, and I'm so happy to visit often !
  19. EL

    EmeriLynn

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a wonderful experience!! They brought us glasses of Prosecco on the house for our anniversary. Very welcoming and wonderful!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing as always
  21. BW

    BetsyW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and presentation. Great atmosphere!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday so awesome
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I server was wonderful and made excellent suggestions. We left very satisfied and will definitely be returning!
  24. JC

    JoanneC

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food & service by John! Will visit everytime we come to San Diego!
  25. SJ

    StacieJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Italian!!! Delicious!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal. One of the best, if not the best, Italian meals I have eaten outside of Italy. Highly recommend and we can’t wait to go back. The atmosphere was great, the music maybe a bit loud but overall very nice.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great all around!
  28. TD

    TDDD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Make sure to leave a little ahead of time to allow some time to find parking. Make a reservation ahead of time too because it is a popular spot. Great outside ambiance, great service that's very attentive, and the food was yummy. Got the zucchini blossoms for an appetizer which was delicious and the pasta dishes we ordered were both very good. They comped our dessert for a birthday which was very nice! Tiramisu was tasty! Would definitely come back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great staff!!
  30. MB

    MelissaB48

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this little restaurant. The service was warm and inviting. The homemade pastas delicious and such a beautiful patio. My favorite was the tiramisu. Hands down the most amazing I’ve ever had. This place deserves all the great reviews. We can’t wait to go back and try more things on the menu. I was especially excited to see they serve brunch on the weekends. The menu looked great for that. And if you are a vegan they have you - an entire section of the menu!
  31. MA

    MatyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner, Simon was our waiter and he was FANTASTIC. The food was excellent but his service was beyond exceptional. Thank you for a great evening.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Knowledgable, friendly staff and amazing food!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with amazingly tasty food!
  34. K

    Kris

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. What a hidden gem. Super friendly staff and very nice managers. You have to try the tiramisu!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta I've had in San Diego so far! And so so so fresh. The bread was amazing too omg I couldn't stop eating it!
  36. A

    Annie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Service was absolutely amazing and I recommend it to anyone telling me they are going to San Diego especially Point Loma. Everything was phenomenal and I will definitely be back !
  37. CB

    CatherineB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Had to wait for service a few times. Bus boy was great though.
  38. SS

    SkyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am never disappointed with Cesarina. The food, service, ambiance and whole experience always surpass my expectations!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best (maybe even THE best) Italian food I’ve ever had
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience here is absolutely exceptional! The food, the service, the drinks, the dessert!!! Everything was out of this world. We already can’t wait to go back!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cesarina using the Order Online button. Cesarina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 226-6222.

Cesarina is rated 4.8 stars by 3294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 144 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cesarina

4161 Voltaire St, Ste B, San Diego, CA 92107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Catalina Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a private parking lot on the left side of the restaurant, at the moment only 2 slots are available. Each slot is marked by the Cesarina sign. Additional public parking lot, on the other side of the street, is available daily for 3$/h.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesarina Mezzoni

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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