follow us on twitter    Get ActiveDiner on the iPhone

Reviews By Cuisine

All Reviews (55)
American (5)
Barbecue (2)
Brewery/Pub/Tavern (3)
Californian (1)
Chinese (1)
Contemporary (1)
European (1)
Greek (3)
Italian (15)
Jamaican (1)
Korean (1)
Lebanese (2)
Mediterranean (2)
Mexican (4)
Middle Eastern (2)
Pizzeria (5)
Seafood (1)
Steak House (6)
Thai (4)
Turkish (2)
Vietnamese (1)

Other City Reviews

Borrego Springs
Cardiff By The Sea
Carlsbad
Chula Vista
Coronado
Descanso
El Cajon
Encinitas
Escondido
Fallbrook
Imperial Beach
La Jolla
La Mesa
Lakeside
National City
Oceanside
Pine Valley
Poway
Ramona
San Marcos
Santee
Solana Beach
Valley Center
Vista






San Diego Restaurant Reviews

San Diego  restaurant reviews photo

Welcome to our San Diego restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the San Diego just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in San Diego, you've come to the right place.

Our San Diego restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in San Diego 2013 Guide


Sort By:  Latest Reviews | Rating | A-Z  
Displaying 1 - 20 of 55

Dempseys At Ocean Beach

 5 star(s)  (08/05/2012)
“I lived in Ocean Beach for over 11 years and looked forward to breakfast at Dempseys on Saturday mornings. To have breakfast with a glass of iced tea while reading the Tulsa newspaper looking at the ocean is a memory everyone should have. The food was always great.”

Ocean's Pizzeria

 4 star(s)  (02/22/2012)
“It does have free wi-fi and it is a great place for kids or just buddies that want a nice slice of pizza and some beer. It is very loud and not a good idea for a first date. Their prices, in my opinion, are what keep customers coming back. Some say that the food isn’t the best, but I enjoyed it. The... ”

Brian's American Eatery

 4 star(s)  (02/22/2012)
“This place a good choice for those that have no idea what type of food they are in the mood for. Brian’s American Eatery has a very extensive menu and the items are very reasonably priced. Another great thing about this place is that it is open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday and from 7am to 10pm on... ”

Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

 4 star(s)  (02/22/2012)
“Toscana Café & Wine Bar is not your normal café. Yes, it is quaint and yes they do have coffee, but it is much more than just your local hangout. The food, first off, is amazing. It has indoor and outdoor dining, for those that like to have the option. I wouldn't, however, recommend this place for c... ”

KnB Wine Cellars

 5 star(s)  (02/20/2012)
“waitress Melissa - great personality and really knew food, wine and beer. exceptional service”

Tacos Si Senor

 3 star(s)  (02/06/2012)
“Best tasting carne asada in town! Also suggest The special #4 (carne asada burrito,beef taco and a 16oz drink) all for only $5.99! I Love to add a side of their delicious refried beans. Has a drive thru for ease of use.”

Fargos Bar B Que & Jamaican

 5 star(s)  (11/28/2011)
“If this is the same Fargo's from the early 80's-OMG! The standard by which I judge all baby back ribs and sauce! My blonde kids would wake up next mornin' with a blister halo 'round their lips! Seriously fantastic ribs! Phil's BBQ? Good, but only minor league next to Fargo's. Sorry, it is what it ... ”

Extraordinary Desserts

 5 star(s)  (08/20/2011)
“There is a very good reason this place place is called extraordinary desserts. Maybe they could have called it desserts on steroids or extreme desserts but either way you get the picture....they are awesome. Very busy on Friday and Saturday nites to get a table but take out is always an option and ... ”

Geleto Vero Caffe

 5 star(s)  (08/17/2011)
“The best gelato period. How amazing can you make strawberry gelato or espresso bean or chocolate hazelnut? If you think you've had good ice cream or gelato come here and be prepared to have a fresh scoop of perspective.”

Kitchen 4140

 5 star(s)  (05/16/2011)
“Wow... what a gem in the Clairemont area of San Diego. I'm a designer who frequents this design row & for years we were wishing for a restaurant in this area. Chef Kurt & his team are amazing. He features delicious, fresh, and creative daily specials & soups. Perfect portions and creative plates... ”

Kitchen 4140

 5 star(s)  (04/02/2011)
“We had met Chef Kurt & team a year ago as he catered my parents 50th Anniversary party. We were ecstatic to hear he opened up his new Bistro a few months ago. This restaurant has managed to achieve a stylish, yet comfortable atmosphere. They really know what they are doing. Best words to... ”

Kitchen 4140

 5 star(s)  (04/02/2011)
“We really enjoyed our dining experience at The Kitchen 4140 The food was excellent even our 4year old Daughter loved it I had the Sauteed Butter Fish with Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Truffle Oil and my husband had the Lamb and Frites with Heirloom Tomatoes wow two amazing dishes. We will definitely e... ”

Kitchen 4140

 5 star(s)  (03/29/2011)
“Scrumptious!! What an eclectic experience. A group of us came here for a business lunch recommended by one of the design businesses in this area. Fun environment & comfortable. Service was helpful and she gave us some great recommendations. They were running some chicken, lamb & fish specials. ... ”

Kitchen 4140

 5 star(s)  (03/19/2011)
“We were delighted to have found this organic minded restaurant. My girlfriends & I try a new restaurant from the Dining Out magazine every month. The design & food kinda reminds me of New York meets Portland. Kind of in an obscure area - the Design District on Morena Blvd, several minutes from dow... ”

Phat Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (02/26/2011)
“The food is amazingly goog!”

Tre Porcellini

 5 star(s)  (01/25/2011)
“We had a wonderful dinner at Tre Porcellini and came back for lunch the next day. Both times the food was fantastic. I love that they make fresh pasta. I live in Hillcrest and will definitely be back. I want to try more dishes now. My new favorite Italian in San Diego. I'll definitely bring my Valen... ”

Taste of Italy Del Mar

 5 star(s)  (10/31/2010)
“We came out from boston, August 22, 2010, to see the New England Patriots play against the San Diego Charges. It was suggested by friends that we try this restaurant. What a great place. The Bar is top notch and the food was sumptuous. The presentation was delightful and mouth watering. Everyth... ”

Neighborhood Grill

 4 star(s)  (10/31/2010)
“The restaurant has a warm, rustic atmosphere. The mixed grill and the eggplant parmesian were excellent. The tap beer was also excellent. However, the service was not. We had to request bread and butter, and then we had to request plates for the bread. I ordered the eggplant parmesian as did an... ”

Florencia's Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (10/13/2010)
“I have had chicken parmesean and veggie lovers pizza here. It is amazing food!”

Pasha Mediterranean Cafe & Grill

 5 star(s)  (01/30/2010)
“Great food very fresh , very different than the other Mediterranean restaurants. They have dishes from Lebanon and Turkey .Great food very pleasent”

Read more San Diego restaurant reviews >>