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Catania, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Catania

4.8
4.8
1970 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighborhood gem
Inspired by an Italy road-trip Chef Ryan and I (Arturo) took back in 2008, we’re pleased to introduce Catania, the newest member of the Whisknladle Hospitality family. Here, we’ll be featuring simple, seasonal and authentic Italian Coastal Cuisine (None of the Italian version of TexMex you see most other places). Our commitment to authenticity will be evident in our use of wood burning ovens and grills, an all Italian wine list as well as an exclusively craft Italian Beer program. (Yes, Italy has an amazing craft beer movement nobody’s heard about.)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-5105
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Johnston
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re planning a party or a meeting, enjoy the attentive service and personalized touches that take the average private dining experience to the next level with Whisknladle Hospitality. With four restaurants to choose from & a wide selection of menu options, the possibilities are endless. Email events@wnlhosp.com for more info.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Rudolf: (619) 415-7101
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    Girard and Wall
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,970 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,970 Reviews
  1. DavidS

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always a great neighborhood place for excellent food, flavors different than anywhere else in town, and friendly service in a great location.

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  2. PattyB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious!! And great very attentive service!

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  3. KateS

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Great service and great food! Good choices for gluten sensitivity too!

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  4. Nadia

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers must have been new. We come to Catania regularly. This time we told the server no water yet he kept refilling our glasses. We don’t drink tap water. Don’t waste water people don’t ask for. They brought the gelato we ordered for my son and did not bring a spoon. We waited for the spoon as the gelato was melting. Finally we went to go get the spoon from them. Understandable busy evening but for the value we pay we should get the 5 star service. Gerard is the waiter we like , he was serving other tables but still came to check on us.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was horrible. Pizza focaccia is a crunchy disk that is slightly burnt and covered in rosemary and chili flakes. Waitress purposely ignored us and treated us like idiots for not ordering drinks.

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  6. BobR

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, our server Natalie recommended dishes and drinks perfectly. Worth the money! Crispy Octopus was incredible

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  7. JudithG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special birthday celebration with good food and great service! Only issue was lamb chops ordered by another guest were too salty to eat. It may have also been nice to have bread.

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  8. Choux

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Catania this time. It was even better! The manager Jared and the server Kristen works exceptional, as was the food!

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  9. KarenH

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice casual and costal restaurant. The food was great.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals are always an art form they are always delicious!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Catania using the Order Online button.

Catania is rated 4.8 stars by 1970 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 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Catania

7863 Girard Ave, Suite 301, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Girard and Wall
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Johnston
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-5105
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re planning a party or a meeting, enjoy the attentive service and personalized touches that take the average private dining experience to the next level with Whisknladle Hospitality. With four restaurants to choose from & a wide selection of menu options, the possibilities are endless. Email events@wnlhosp.com for more info.
  • Private party contact
    Erin Rudolf: (619) 415-7101
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