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il Sogno Italiano, San Diego, CA

il Sogno Italiano

4.3
4.3
204 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

An unforgettable dining and musical soiree awaits you as we transport you to a Nostalgic yet modern Americana meets old world ambiance, perfect for any occasion. Our music program features world class entertainers and touring artists 7 nights a week, paired with an array of specialty craft cocktails and wines from across Italy and the California Coast. Our kitchen uses fresh sustainable ingredients and specializes in California Coastal Italian Cuisine with handmade pizzas, pastas, steaks and seafood. Our Mezzanine accommodates up to 100 guests and we offer a private bar, TV's upon request for private events and meeting spaces.

We look forward to hosting you at Il Sogno Italiano and Welcome you to San Diegos hottest place for fine dining and music.

Mondays: Martinis & Jazz w/Grammy Nominated Sacha Boutros and friends/Martini specials all night long
Wednesdays: Passport to Italy
Pop, Jazz, RnB, Motown and beyond every night of the week.

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 380-2652

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Private Events: sacha.ilsogno@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Street Parking or Valet at Hilton on 4th and K Monday - Thursday for $10

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Valet Coming Soon. There is Valet at the Hilton on the Corner of K between fourth and fifth.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Award Winning Entertainment 7 Nights a Week

    Multiple dates available
    Award Winning Musical Entertainment 7 Nights a week with National and International Touring Artists.

What 204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JA

    JasonAlexander

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. Music by Sacha B was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service - 2 of 3 enjoyed their seafood / carbonara needed salt, spice and a bit more cheese. Great drinks too!

  3. LM

    LidiaM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Our waiter, Ian, was outstanding. I'm giving this poor rating on service because we had to wait almost an hour for our food...unacceptable. We hope they fix their staffing issues soon - we want them to succeed! I will not recommend this place until I see considerable improvement. This was not the first time we had to wait this long for our food.

  4. TB

    TemeculaBen

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went back for anniversary meal.. Food is very tasty although our first Risotto was way to salty... Server promptly got it replaced and the next one was perfect. Beet Salad is a favorite.

    il Sogno ItalianoResponded on June 13, 2022

    Thank you Ben xo Sacha

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best. Service, Food and atmosphere was outstanding and will definitely come back !

    il Sogno ItalianoResponded on June 13, 2022

    thank you

  6. JP

    JoshP

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. Portion sizes were large.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came down to San Diego for my birthday and decided to try the restaurant! Everything was amazing from the food to the live band! They even did a birthday song for me ☺️

    il Sogno ItalianoResponded on June 13, 2022

    Thank you. I'm glad you loved the music xo Sacha

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Expected more. Didn’t get a VIP experience like the reservation stated. Not anywhere near the music like requested. Stated was there for a bday but wasn’t even offered the dessert menu. But waiter was great and we had a good time.

  9. KA

    KerryA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    It was great but my daughter was rude to me and it ruined the evening.

  10. J

    Jean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    I go for the entertainment. The food and drinks are overpriced but it’s a beautiful restaurant and the entertainment is great. The service is generally very good too. I would recommend for the entertainment.

    il Sogno ItalianoResponded on June 13, 2022

    Thank you Jean, I am the entertainment director and appreciate your comments for the music, thank you for your patronage. xo Sacha Boutros

  11. DL

    DanL

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2

    Live music WAY too loud; prevented normal conversations. Extremely annoying and profane guest was ignored by management. Service very slow. Food was pretty good, but won’t be going back.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For my ladies night we had so much fun. The servers were prompt and very nice. Recommended some amazing food and also let us get more lobster saucer for the bread. I wanted a sweet wine the had before but the ran out and the next available choice was actually good as well. Eli was our server and he was fast and knew the menu well

  13. Y

    Yash

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    We waited for almost 2 hours just for the appetizers. And waitress was rude in asking if we want to cancel the order after waiting so long. The ambience upstairs is very dull. Overall not worth the money.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We cancelled this reservation prior to seating as our plans as something came up. Thank you

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We came here for Mother’s Day. I wasn’t aware until we showed up that they had a limited menu. There were 5 of us and we all agreed the food was not very good. It wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t good. Dry and flavorless. But service was great, live music was good. I won’t be coming back tho, no sense in eating out if the food is less than mediocre. Side note: I came here for happy hour a few months before this and the pizza and apps were pretty good

  16. L

    Lou1

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I have loved this restaurant in the past,,today was not good. We had reservations at 2:30pm, restaurant was not busy. We waited forever for our dinner, delivered at 4:00pm., paid bill immediately . Service is extremely slow!! Halibut was dry, lamp pops were extremely small and overcooked. All in all it was just OK, probably won’t return… Disappointed as I like the ambiance and the evening music

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Everything was was wonderful! Sergio are waiter- buster our everything went above and beyond to make our experience amazing. The only thing was the host. He was cold and not accommodating. Other then that it was an amazing experience. We will be back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience3

    We made a reservation and got seated a few minutes before our scheduled time. That was the last in time thing that happened that evening. Our first round of drinks took longer than it should have to get to the table. 45 minutes after ordering food, our waiter finally comes over to check on us and tell us the food will be coming shortly. 15 minutes later, he comes back and asks if we want another drink (everyone’s wine glasses and water glasses are empty at this point). A little over an hour after ordering we finally got 3 of 4 dishes ordered and the 4th came 10 minutes later. No bread, no apology, no comped food or beverage. The only plus is that the food really was quite good, but by the time it came, we were not really hungry because it was so late. Would not recommend.

  19. MS

    MonicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderfully beautiful nice people food is amazing music was great. Overall great

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    everything was fine until they began closing, lights turned on, tables being put away , and being reminded that they were closing at 10pm at 9:45pm when we were ordered a bottleof wine at 9:30

  21. m

    ms1sd

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great food, service, and JAZZ!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Music by Iris Moné was great. She is fantastic talent! Good food and nice ambience.

  23. AC

    AlCzervik

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    The musicians were great but they talked and entertained themselves more than they actually played and sang. Food was just ok. Something was wrong with their mixed drinks. Ours were undrinkable. Would not return.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Very overdone grilled lobster In the squid ink pasta dish

  25. BB

    BillB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was very good. Waitress was good. Food service was slow. Live music was nice but loud which made it difficult to have a conversation at our table.

  26. RM

    RussM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were outstanding. Had lunch there and would definitely go back. Very lovely waitress that was perfect in her service and checking on us.

  27. r

    rosesforus

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Music was fantastic. Food was passable and very expensive. Had roasted pear salad that was excellent. Frito Misto was greasy and barely edible. Bolognese was very salty. Might come back for the music; not for the food.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food and service (the waitress did a great job). My drink was incorrect and they never brought our appetizer. Will definitely go again though.

  29. v

    vailsuz

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious pizza and salad, great service, suggest outside seating to enjoy the wonderful music.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 30th Anniversary here tonight and they sat us right away even though we were 10 min late for our reservations. We were offered a great table in front of the musicians performing but we opted for a quieter table. The music was great, jazzy w/vocalist. The menu was diverse and priced moderately to high. We both had a pasta dish w/fresh seafood. Food, service and music was wonderful. We felt taken care of and appreciated. We would definitely go back on our next trip to San Diego.

  31. GR

    GReviews

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Host and waitstaff were accommodating and friendly. We asked to be reseated outside because the live music inside was a little loud, and they obliged willingly. Great atmosphere in the heart of Gaslamp. The food was delicious and very filling.

  32. RF

    RichardF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us went for restaurant week, and probably would have never done so without that. So glad we went, good and ambiance was a 4-5 ⭐️ , we will definitely be back.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic ambiance, just don’t sit close to the live music if you want to have a convo in a date!! I will say, the live performance was INCREDIBLE

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!!!!! The team there was incredible! Sebastian greeted us very quickly once we sat and Erica was extremely attentive. Definitely coming here again! 🙏🏼😊

  35. L

    Luis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This is a must when we are in town. Great food, great drinks and cant beat the live music. Highly recommend.

  36. K

    aKhg

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff at IlSogno went out of their way to accommodate our party of 8 and moved us to a table further away from the very good but a bit too loud live music! They were very professional And fast, the food was great as well! Definitely recommend!

  37. VR

    VidsR

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food - tasty, fresh and delicious. Drinks were ok. The live music is very loud so if you are visiting to have a conversation then ask to be seated on the second floor or away from the musicians. But if you are there to enjoy the music then by all means, the main dining floor is the place to enjoy dinner and perhaps groove to the music.

  38. A

    Alexcis

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, amazing food! The entertainer was amazing, spoke Spanish, sang in Spanish and Italian, and even took customer requests. I highly recommend it.

  39. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    The server was overwhelmed with tables inside & outside. There was no suggestions to the menu & from the time the food was dropped off it took about 10 minutes for salt, pepper & chili flakes, in which my guest was done eating. At that point we skipped on dessert because there was no touch back to the table - Prices were affordable, live music was great - for a basic dinner spot where you're not expecting a lot in terms of service.....this is it!

  40. K

    Karbougi

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious 😋 the ambiance was so nice. Playing jazz music 🎷 Great place to dine or have a drink 🍸and enjoy the moment.

FAQs

il Sogno Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 380-2652.

il Sogno Italiano is rated 4.3 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for il Sogno Italiano

314 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92101-6910

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Street Parking or Valet at Hilton on 4th and K Monday - Thursday for $10

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Valet Coming Soon. There is Valet at the Hilton on the Corner of K between fourth and fifth.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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