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The 8 Best Italian Restaurants Near North Park, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in North Park. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in North Park. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Tribute Pizza

Pizza, $$, North ParkPizza, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2017

    14 Amazing Pizzas You Need to Try Right Now in San Diego

    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2018

    15 Essential Pizzerias Around San Diego

    Eater, 2018

Cori Pastificio Trattoria

Italian, $$, North ParkItalian, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    38 Standout Restaurants in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

Siamo Napoli

Italian, $$, North ParkItalian, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Alexander's North Park

Italian, $$, North ParkItalian, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Florence Ristorante Pizza

Italian, $$, North ParkItalian, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Enoteca Buona Forchetta

Italian, $$, South ParkItalian, $$San Diego, South Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Italian spots in San Diego

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    21 Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego, CA

    Vacation Idea, 2021

Piacere Mio - South Park

Italian, $$, South ParkItalian, $$San Diego, South Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Madison

American, $$, University HeightsAmerican, $$San Diego, University Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    12 Spots for a Perfect Ladies Night Out in San Diego

    Eater, 2017
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Brunch Right Now in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Brunch Right Now in San Diego, Eater - 12 Spots for a Perfect Ladies Night Out in San Diego and Eater - 38 Standout Restaurants in San Diego. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

RustiCucina, Cori Pastificio Trattoria, and Siamo Napoli are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in North Park.

Alexander's North Park is the highest-rated upscale Italian restaurant in North Park.

Tribute Pizza is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurant in North Park.

Tribute Pizza, Alexander's North Park, and Florence Ristorante Pizza are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in North Park.

Tribute Pizza, RustiCucina, and Cori Pastificio Trattoria are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in North Park.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for tomato and arugula salad

    Experts recommend pairing a tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Pinot Grigio with tagliatelle pasta

    Try coupling tagliatelle pasta with a white wine like tagliatelle pasta to balance its creamy flavours.

Factoids

  • A day about pasta

    If you’re ever in The United Statesduring October, be ready to celebrate National Pasta Day. The people of The United States usually celebrate it on the 17 of October.

  • A match made in heaven: sparkling water & pasta

    If you’re gonna be eating pasta, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice sparkling water.

  • Wallet breaking lasagna

    The most expensive lasagna costs a whopping$100! Would you be willing to pay$100 for a fancy Diamond and Gold lasagna?

Parking info

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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