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Taste of Italy
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1013 University Ave San Diego, CA 92103
1013 University AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92103
(619) 688-0333
$$Restaurant, Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Homey Italian restaurant with a cozy & inviting dining room specializing in pasta & pizza.- Google
"Great atmosphere, if a little on the small side - but what in hillcrest is't."
"Service is always prompt, excellent, and hot."
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Neil Howell
a year ago
Just reopened after some major updates in the kitchen area. Our experience has always been excellent. My wife and I have been here a number of times, each time dining in, and have eaten a good smattering of everything. Great atmosphere, if a little on the small side - but what in hillcrest is't. Pizza I really enjoyed - I know some people are really picky about pizza, can't help you there, as I just like a good pizza. If you like cheese, try the 5 cheese sauce on your favorite noodle, and all the sauces are made fresh. Service is always prompt, excellent, and hot. Have to try the Italian fries. Our past issue was the availability of the wines, but since the new owners in 2009? all the wine is in far. ;-)
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Ray carr
2 years ago
I placed a order from this spot and the food didn't arrive until a 1hr 40minute later and the food so so warm by the time it got here. so if u plan on ordering from here expect a long wait for your food! P.S. You guys might wanna hire more drivers.
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Russell Rappel Schmid
a year ago
Great food and people watching from the outside patio.
A Google User
4 years ago
I used to eat at the taste of italy down south until it closed and it was great. The one in hillcrest cranks out sub par food that takes forever to get to the table. The only upside to this place is that since it is so cramped the staff actually does a pretty good job. The atmosphere is horrific. You can actually feel the bass from the gay bar next door and when you walk out the door there are always 5 to 10 drunk gay guys in front of the bar next door being disgusting. It isn't a question of gay or straight I don't want to see anyone with their hands down a guys pants right outside a resturant. This is definately NOT a family enviornment.
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Jeff Brick
a year ago
Unfortunately this place has started to down hill. Service was poor, calamari was rubber toothpicks and our main dishes where filled with oil. Pull it back Taste of Italy.
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Marco Gymnopoulos
2 years ago
Typical American-Italian food. Nothing special but good.
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William Quick
3 years ago
Small pizza, big price!!
A Google User
4 years ago
So my 6 year old doesn't like Chinese food. So we walked across the street to get him some pizza from Taste of Italy. After we ordered the pizza we went back to Chinese across the street. I gave the host my number to call me so I could pick it up when ready. To my surprise and delight, 10 min later he delivered the pizza to us! Amazing Service!!!!! (I even tried to tip him, but he wouldn't take it!!!)


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