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Antica Trattoria

4.7
4.7
1903 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Antica Trattoria is a warm restaurant with an old-fashioned sense of hospitality that quickly became a gathering place for dinners in Lake Murray and the rest of San Diego when it opened in 2001. For Executive Chef and Owner Francesco Basile, good cuisine is about honest flavors, fresh ingredients and simplicity. That's the kind of food he grew up eating by the seaside in Sicily and it's what he learned in culinary school in Italy.

Why Eat Ordinary?
when you can eat Extraordinary!

About reservations: We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

We may contact you, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; 2 hours for parties up to 4; 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of up to 6; and 3 hours for parties of 7+. We can't guarantee special request for tables.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 463-9919

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Basile

  • Catering

    Antica Trattoria provides a wide range of catering solutions. From simple dishes that can be picked up at our restaurant and served family style to in house banquets for wedding receptions and many other important events. off premise company or family events are also available. we offer preset catering and banquet menu options at www.anticatrattoria.com<br /><br />Chef Francesco Basile can always tailor a menu that fits your budget and specific catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available for private events. depending on the number of guest, time and date of the week a buy-out fee will be included.Over the years we have cater to corporate events, family gatherings and fund raisers.

  • Private party contact

    Francesco Basile: (619) 463-9919

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Cross street

    Baltimore Ave

  • Parking details

    We are located in a strip mall that has large capacity

  • Public transit

    MTS San Diego 854 and 14

  • Entertainment

    Tenor Rosario Monetti our Opera singing bar keeper enjoys performing for our guest during dinner and is available for private events

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,903 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • East County

    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • East County

    Best Value

  • East County

    Fit for Foodies

  • East County

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. JK

    JanetK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We love this restaurant but felt it over booked between 6 and 7 We had reservations at 630 and never got seated until 7 even tho 15in early
  2. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We had a reservation. Had to wait 40 min in area with no place to sit. They need to space out reservations more as they had about 20 people waiting more than 1/2 hour, all with reservations. Sat night so no where to go without a ing wait if we left. Food was delicious and service good after we were sat. Don't over book. Not worth it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We waited 36 minutes to sit down, and then our service seemed spotty at best. Add-on down the server for wine. We were never given cheese, even when I asked. but they were busy so we just tried to be patient.
  4. EJ

    EricJ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and good variety. Excellent service. Upbeat atmosphere. Noisy.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Play manager reservations very poorly. Food was ok.
  6. TJ

    TomJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time here and it didn’t disappoint, fantastic delicious food and looking forward to our next visit
  7. JJ

    JJ1111

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent, family feel, neighborhood Italian restaurant, Great service, excellent food, warm vibe, good value...worth checking it out!
  8. DB

    DonnaB

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and delicious
  9. EL

    EmmaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food are not that great, the Tiramisu cake is so disappointed
  10. DB

    DonnaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food. Nice restaurant. Highly recommend this restaurant. Plan on dining here again.
  11. C

    Carp

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salmon and risotto were wonderful and the service by Alessandra was perfect. We will return in 6 days.
  12. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food served on restaurant week menu was delicious. Only minor failure was the cannoli dessert. Crust was hard like an over baked pie crust, thick and tasteless. Tiramisu was the best, freshest we’ve ever had. Overall, would return in an instant.
  13. JM

    JohnM

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Antica has been a wonderful restaurant for many years. Excellent service and high quality food are its hallmarks.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was a good experience. Alessandro was a wonderful new addition to their staff. The food was very yummy. We went for an early dinner, that’s why the noise level was quiet.
  15. P

    Pam1

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always…awesome! Excellent service and food. We eat there often!
  16. DC

    DanC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Have always enjoyed this eatery for several years.
  17. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we’ll be back! All was great but kudos on the service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful staff
  19. E

    Ellie

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Lobster ravioli Yum!
  20. FO

    FoodObservations

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice rustic restaurant. Easy parking. Bread service and exquisite wine list is definitely the standout here.
  21. MJ

    MikeJ

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Server Levi D did an outstanding job.
  22. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful...Perfect evening taking our granddaughter out for her 15th birthday! Couldn’t as for anything more! Thank you!
  23. GH

    GlennH

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! A little pricey but overall good service and nice dinner.
  24. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed for the Labor Day weekend. Your scheduling tools were not aligned for some reason?
  25. EB

    EddyB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    How come I was able to make a reservation in Open Table and when we got to the restaurant it was closed!!!
  26. KB

    KeithB

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New menu items at Antica Trattoria. Great food as always, great service!
  27. BC

    BrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire visit from start to finish was amazing!!!!
  28. T

    Tyrone

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always and Levi did an excellent job taking care of us.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and ambiance was really inviting.
  30. DM

    DMilroy

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday at Antica Trattoria and were very happy with our choice. The cocktails were delicious (pretty strong too!!) The Brie appetizer was good, though it was lightly "breaded"..and not lightly "braided" as the menu described it! :) The main dishes were delicious...the short ribs were super tender, the lasagna was rich and cheesy...everything was perfect. Our waitress, Heather, was delightful and helpful...one of the best servers we have had in years! She rocks! (As did all of the staff! We sat outside because it was cooler and a bit quieter than inside. This is a must-try in the Lake Murray area. We will definitely be back!!! Molto bene!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always have a lovely time. Service is a little slow but food is yummy and the staff is very nice.
  32. MM

    MichaelM

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather was fantastic!!!!
  33. RM

    RichardM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience…was surprised how busy it was on a Thursday night….full/no tables available for walk ins after 7:30.
  34. JO

    JerryO

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant
  35. BH

    BrittanieHaszel

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 baby. We had an amazing dinner experience!! Thank you for having us.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were lucky enough to get a table outside. We were dining with friends that we hadn’t seen in a long time and wanted to come to this restaurant as we have all been here before and know that the food is great. Tonight was no exception… The service and the food we’re all really good. I ordered the Pappardelle with shrimp, and my husband got the chicken. We also had the burrata appetizer which was sensational. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
  37. C

    Cascabel

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not bad, but disappointing for the price. It was very hot inside, and we had to chase someone down to refill our waters and bring more drinks. I understand they were busy, but a $300+ tab (3 people) shouldn't have you feeling neglected.
  38. JO

    JohnO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here. Dining was very comfortable. Resurvations are definitely recommend. The food was DEVINE WE will be returning.
  39. N

    Netty

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was good! Food excellent. Enjoyed sitting outside- chairs could have been more comfort. The chairs needed to be upholstered. Definitely a great place to eat.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat with amazing people

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 Antica Trattoria using the Order Online button. Antica Trattoria also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Antica Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 463-9919.

Antica Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1903 OpenTable diners.

Antica Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Antica Trattoria

5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baltimore Ave

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are located in a strip mall that has large capacity

  • Public transit

    MTS San Diego 854 and 14

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Basile

  • Entertainment

    Tenor Rosario Monetti our Opera singing bar keeper enjoys performing for our guest during dinner and is available for private events

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 463-9919

  • Catering

    Antica Trattoria provides a wide range of catering solutions. From simple dishes that can be picked up at our restaurant and served family style to in house banquets for wedding receptions and many other important events. off premise company or family events are also available. we offer preset catering and banquet menu options at www.anticatrattoria.com<br /><br />Chef Francesco Basile can always tailor a menu that fits your budget and specific catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available for private events. depending on the number of guest, time and date of the week a buy-out fee will be included.Over the years we have cater to corporate events, family gatherings and fund raisers.

  • Private party contact

    Francesco Basile: (619) 463-9919

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