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Pam Ledford
· February 17, 2018
I remember eating lunch or dinner with my mom and dad in the early 50's and strangely enough I was talking to my friend about it and how great the food was and also being able to tell her that I knew ...Mr. Pernicano. He and his family are so awesome! My prayers go out to the family and friends for the loss of Mr.Pernicano and other family members.
The very next time when I come to San Diego I'll be stopping in. God bless everyone 🙏🏻
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Amy Grady
· January 3, 2018
The cheese bread is to die for!!! Kate waited on us and she is fabulous!!! Also love that they have Ballast Point (Local Brewery) on tap.
Brenda Reed
· June 20, 2017
Most of the time the food is good but not great. The specials can be a bit off the mark. Like their ravioli with bolognese. Cucumber tomato salad is refreshing. If you like your green salad lightly dr...essed, be sure to order it that way, otherwise expect a heavy hand. See More
Carolyn Dall
· July 16, 2017
Great pasta and delicious food. Nice small salad bar too. Nice to see it so busy on a Saturday evening with families etc. for pizza and other dishes.
Franca Rivera
· January 9, 2018
The pepper chicken, garlic bread and rotini alfredo are amazing. Grazie!!
Floyd Lloyd Evangelista
· April 27, 2017
Can't believe this place was right around the corner of my house for the last 2 years. The best Italian food I have ever had. The pork chops are to die for. The pizza 🍕 and pasta in my opinion are the... best in San Diego. The staff is friendly and the service is excellent. Simply love this place See More
Miki Nenn
· July 22, 2017
The best clam past in San Diego! Fried calamari and bruschetta appetizers were also amazing.
Greg Fadul
· July 27, 2016
Service was fun and pleasant and attentive. Food was very good not awesome. It's standard old world Italian food done freshly.

It's a tad expensive for this type of food but I guess not really for Diego ( anywhere outside California the price for what you get would be too high).

We certainly will be back.
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Joe Rosati
· October 3, 2015
Fantastic place and I love the clam chowder on Friday nights! Service is great, too! Staff is very friendly. Natalie waited on us the first time and last night we had Laura. My wife and I had a experience! I'd give 10 stars but it only goes up to 5. See More
Christopher Terzich
· December 30, 2016
Has a bit of the old Scripps Ranch restaurant but also seems new and fresh with an updated menu. I had pizza which was very good and a nice glass of wine. Nice to have this perennial favorite back a...nd relatively close to the neighborhood. See More
Penny Dorschel
· March 18, 2017
Loved the pizzas and the family feeling here. We had a big group and they accommodated all of us and our requests wonderfully. We will be back soon.
Kim Green
· September 16, 2015
I love this place. I have for years, but now love them more because they are within walking distance! The food is absolutely delicious! Plus, they serve Sculpin on draft!
Isis Montalvo
· September 17, 2016
Great family run restaurant. Very good food and friendly staff. Best lamb chops around.
Cynthia Gentry Sandberg
· February 20, 2016
Loved the food, the service was amazing and all very affordable. Great atmosphere too.
Patricia Williams
· October 11, 2015
Great food, friendly and very reasonably priced, family owned
Gary Lawson
June 25, 2014
Great Italian food!
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I'm Italian (and therefore quite picky), and I really liked this place. I can't wait to come back! The salad bar had fresh, delicious options and the pizza was fantastic!...
Best Lasagne Bolognese I've had in quite a while. Chicken Parm was also delish, service excellent. Will definitely be back!...

Pretty classic beginnings of Pernicano's

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Gary Pernicano

Flashback friday to 1952

Great show at Spring Xposure 2016 @ The Forum! Chicken penne chipotle was a hit!

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Pasta! There are not a ton of Italian restaurants up in the Mira Mesa area and one evening when Laura came over to hang out with me (so we could watch some Downton Abbey together) she was in the mo…