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Flora Bar & Kitchen, San Diego, CA
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Flora Bar & Kitchen

4.4
4.4
332 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Welcome to Flora, San Diego’s newest Italian Restaurant! Our menu focuses on a modern approach to classic Italian cuisine using cheeses, breads and meats from local food artisans, and fresh ingredients from local sources. Flora is a place to come together with family and indulge in great food together. Come join us in our socially-distanced indoor dining space or dine Al Fresco on our outdoor patio.

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Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 461-0622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 332 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for Brunch

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  1. KS

    KSwis

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    They were able to seat us fairly promptly for lunch as we had a reservation. There was good spacing between the outdoors tables, it was covered and a nice temperature. I was not a fan of them allowing dogs on the patio, people do not need to bring their pets to lunch, the table next to us had a beagle that kept running under our table from his long leash and inattentive owners. Server brought us water and my glass had a gross dried food smear all around the top of it, I don’t know how they missed that. Server apologized and brought me a new glass and this one had little red flecks floating in the water. The table was sticky, and it took us 40 minutes to get our food (and it was not at capacity). The highlight was that the food was delicious, we ate every bite of it - BLT, chicken sandwich and pancakes for the kids. Pricing was reasonable, overall it was “ok” but cleanliness and service could be improved.

  2. HL

    HLes

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Food is poorly prepared, presentation awful and unappetizing. If you go, order a salad. It’s hard to ruin. Order veal saltimbocca which was drowned in a thick dark gravy smothering veal. Spaghetti marinara was plated on same plate. Cheese was barely melted. Ordered pizza first and cheese lump like rather than melted to creamy texture. This restaurant is Bad.

  3. DV

    DonnaV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This was a GNO for four professional women. The restaurant is clean with nice decor. The service was ok…nothing special. The food was just mediocre. We ordered linguine with clams, spare ribs and ravioli. We enjoy trying new local restaurants with the hope of finding our “Go To” favorite spot. Flora will not be that place for us.

  4. H

    Holly

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, excellent service, music needs to be lower. Too loud to hear the server

  5. MW

    MelissaW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Very slow service. Sat for 20 minutes before we had any service. Food was pricey for the quality. Just okay food. Everything took a long time. We considered leaving.

  6. N

    Nichole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had reservations for my birthday. We were arrived early and had drinks at the bar before being seated. The bartender was great and attentive. We were seated promptly at our reservation time and the server was excellent! In addition to great service the food was INCREDIBLE! From drinks to apps to dessert everything was amazing!

  7. DC

    DeaneC

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very delicious clams. Caesar salad and swordfish and veal dishes!!

  8. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Besides a brunch (months ago), this was our first meal at Flora. From start to finish, this was a very nice experience. The host and service members were so accommodating, professional and courteous. Wine suggestions were spot on and at a reasonable price point. Our appetizer plates were traditional and hit the spot perfectly befor the main course. We had the Swordfish with lemon and caper sauce special and pasta Norma to make a relative comparison to other Mediterranean/Italian places we enjoy. Both main courses exceeded expectations, especially the swordfish. I’m a fisherman and love having a fish done slightly under keeping it moist and flavorful. The chef did an outstanding job at that and at keeping the sauce subtle and the sides exceptional. The pasta Norma is traditional standard (in my book) and they did a great job at balancing the sauce to the rest of the ingredients. Every taste brings something a little different to the palate. Even the musician that night was awesome! Traditional Mediterranean style music mixed with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and other crooners. Volume was perfect from where we sat. Bravo!

  9. RA

    gRAMMY

    San Diego

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went for the music, it was lots of fun. The food was very tasty last night. We could have even eaten outside. Flora has become a regular on our out to eat neighborhood eateries.

  10. MB

    MaryB

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive waiter, delicious food. I was able to switch out the sauce on my pasta so it didn't have mushrooms, as I am allergic! The portions are not really big, but the food is fresh and made to order. I had the short rib ravioli and my husband had the Scottish salmon, and both dishes were excellent. Try the Jalapeño Margarita, yum! And save room for the Tiramisu, it's fantastic!

  11. NV

    N6957V

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Tried for the first time. Went for Sunday Brunch. Good menu and large portions. Will go back

  12. OD

    OccasionalDiner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Literally no waiting with our reservation. Sat under the tented area, very pretty with the lights. Max and teams' service was very prompt, attentive. Pasta, clams, shrimp were all very fresh; chianti and beer excellent, and birthday mousse was amazing!

  13. s

    sophisticateddiner

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent Italian food in a nice setting with good ambience

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service and the food were both great. Our server Marcos was very attentive and took good care of us. Another server Elias is great too. At 10 pm they brought in a performer and a DJ and really got the place rocking. Great late night hang out place for a Friday night. Food is great and reasonably priced. You won’t be disappointed.

  15. GT

    GTRIZ

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Getting together with friends!!! Great food, service and evening!! Will defiantly go back!

  16. JT

    JeannieT

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow! We could not have had a better experience! We went for my son’s 18th birthday and it started off with a wonderful welcome for the person seating us who made sure the table was perfect for what we needed. The waiter (Alessandro) was warm, inviting, friendly and a great sense of humor. The bartender and busser who stopped to talk to us were top notch as well. The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious and we will definitely be back soon. Seriously, we left there feeling so great and it definitely was due to the staff and ambience. Thank you, Flora!

  17. GT

    GeorgeT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Food was just of... not great.... super loud as they were doing a dance party --- will not go again

  18. R

    Rebecca40

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We sat out in the patio, very comfortable. We enjoyed watching the people enjoying walking with dogs. Very nice neighborhood. We ordered salad to share and an appetizer to share and one meal to share. All delicious and more than we could eat, we have food for tonight + the service was perfect. Also, they allow dogs on their patio. We will be back!!!

  19. T

    Tulika

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration

  20. MF

    MikeF

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The last time we ate here the food was good. This time it was mediocre at best. Very little flavor. The house was awful. We could not have a conversation at the table. Last time for this place.

  21. BR

    BRollins

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner with family. Great meal outside on patio

  22. P

    Proeats

    San Diego

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was a wine dinner night at Flora, but they were nice enough to seat us out on the patio, which was very nice with heaters and table cloths . Food was good and so was the service.

  23. S

    Scott

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and energy. Beautiful setup inside and very spacious patio seating outside. Excellent and attentive service by the staff. Our server, Spencer, was awesome! The menu offers a great variety of options and all of our meals were outstanding. Have been going here for a while and never disappointed.

  24. SP

    SusanP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Flora has become one of my favorite restaurants! It hits every mark for fabulous service, diverse delicious dinner choices, energetic ambience, and good value! It has become our go to place, as the management is always welcoming and never disappoints!

  25. LL

    LesL

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific food, terrific service and ambience wonderful. I would highly recommend

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I ordered something not on the menu veal Piccata and they made it for me. It was very good.

  27. V

    Visitor

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food, service, ambiance - all excellent. We were seated outdoors next to a VERY loud group, so that detracted from the experience a bit. But our 2 dinners (Cioppino and a Veal Saltimbocca) were both superb. Warm and fresh bread, attentive wait staff - what more could you want?

  28. TV

    TeresaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice dinner for my son's 19th birthday. Excellent food and service. We were both a bit chilly because the doors to the outside were open. All in all... Wonderful dinning experience. We'll defiantly return!

  29. s

    sophisticateddiner

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    i normally give this restaurant 5 stars but demoted them this time because so many menu items were not available. This included popular items like all the pizzas and risotto. This is the second time this has happened. We were told of the unavailable items long after we had ordered and had our salads. Also, there is a new special on sunday night that is free food for kids. If you have small kids who routinely run around a restaurant and scream a lot and play videos really loudly, you'll feel right at home with this special. If you're coming for a relaxing dinner, forget about it, don't come on Sunday.

  30. BC

    BeckiC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never fails food and service are amazing!

  31. LL

    LesL

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and Service excellent. Reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

  32. M

    Michelle

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Went for restaurant week. Food was ok. Felt it could have been better. Definitely had the potential to be better. Our server was great. He gave us a great wine recommendation.

  33. DS

    DeborahS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice brunch option in Carmel Valley. Good food and reasonable prices. Bottomless mimosas were a hit!

  34. TB

    TrevorB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Restaurant week. Service was excellent and the food was very good. The desert was amazing. Overall a very experience and we will going back again.

  35. G

    Gridley

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Very Good Restaurant Week Pick! Service was very attentive, helpful from start to finish. The food was tasty and plentiful. The only drawback was the extremely loud music, that we asked them twice to turn down, so if was difficult to have an intimate conversation. Hence everyone’s voices were elevated adding to the din.

  36. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    We chose this resteraunt during resteraunt week because the menu seemed exciting. We tried 5 of the 7 items listed for resteraunt week and each of the 5 were very underwhelming with the exception of the short rib ravioli. However, one dish of out 5 is never enough of a reason to visit again.

  37. b

    beverlyk

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Don't miss seeing Barry Cohen perform there. Versatile singer and performer. Great way to spend an evening dining and listening to great music.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service

  39. m

    mikef

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Nice sized portions of tasty food. Excellent service. Appreciate the large outdoor dining area, but prefer not to have pets in dining area. Noise level was lively, made more so by the pets in the restaurant, especially when other dogs walked by.

  40. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was the first time we tried this restaurant and we will go back. The service was good and the atmosphere was relaxing, and the food was very good.

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

Flora Bar & Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Flora Bar & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 461-0622.

Flora Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 10 times today

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Google Map for Flora Bar & Kitchen

5980 Village Way# B106 San Diego, CA 92130-2408

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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