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We Love Food

We Love Food

I know everyone says they love food. But have you met us yet? We’re food, quality, fresh obsessed. And we’re serving up some hot and delicious offerings that will have you coming back for more. Start your food journey with us and be part of our story as we adjust, modify and edit the classics with flair and innovation!

We Take Food Seriously

We Take Food Seriously

From one of San Diego’s oldest, and most cherished, family-owned restaurant Nicolosi’s Italian. For more than 70 years, our family has been making authentic Italian food here in San Diego.


Let us Cater your next Event!

Let the Nicolosi family bring more than

70 years of fine, authentic Italian food

and family recipes to your event.

Whether you’re hosting a wedding,

reunion, business meeting, fundraising

event or football party, Nicolosi’s Catering

will make your event unforgettable.

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Reviews

The best Italian restaurant there is in San Diego, the atmosphere, service, speed can not be match when you put everything together, they are the best.

Jerry L.

Jerry L.

Whenever I eat at Nicolosi's I always get the baked raviolis. I love the sauce- one of the better gravy's I've had besides my own family's. This trip we picked up a pizza to go for my wife's birthday. The meat lovers (I believe it's called or something similar). So many toppings and cheese was perfect.

James F.

James F.

My parents and I have been coming here for many years - even past locations of this restaurant. I now live out of state, but we make a point to visit when we are in town. Super friendly staff, great food, and a good value.

Rob W.

Rob W.

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Our Story

Our Story

It all started when Salvatore Nicolosi emigrated from Sicily to America in 1906. Salvatore and his wife, Francesca, opened their first restaurant in 1952 in Mission Hills, and with that, it became an instant success.

After Salvatore passed in 1954, the restaurant was taken over by his family. As the restaurant grew in popularity, their desire to expand brought many new locations and even San Diego’s first delivery location featuring three Yamaha motorcycles with boxes on the back to transport pizzas.


Location


Sunday

(Today)

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Monday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday

11:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM - 9:30 PM