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The 14 Best Mediterranean Restaurants In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

If gyros, falafel, and fresh greek salad sound tasty we suggest a visit to these Mediterranean spots in San Diego. We analyzed top review sites and food blogs to find the best Mediterranean options for this list. For breakfast shakshuka or roast lamb and couscous for dinner, these are our go-to San Diego venues.

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Civico 1845

Italian, $$, Little ItalyItalian, $$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Enoteca Buona Forchetta

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

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Trust

New American, $$, HillcrestNew American, $$San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

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  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Costa Brava

Spanish, $$, Pacific BeachSpanish, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Parma Cucina Italiana

Italian, $$, HillcrestItalian, $$San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Piatti

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Monello

Italian, $$, Little ItalyItalian, $$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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Officine Buona Forchetta

Italian, $$, Midway DistrictItalian, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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  • Zagat, 2017

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Catania

Italian, $$$, La JollaItalian, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Buon Appetito

Italian, $$, Little ItalyItalian, $$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • USA Today

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Davanti Enoteca

Italian, $$, Little ItalyItalian, $$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • USA Today

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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$, Roseville - Fleet RidgeItalian, $$San Diego, Roseville - Fleet Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Cesarina

Italian, $$, Point Loma HeightsItalian, $$San Diego, Point Loma Heights
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Civico by The Park

Italian, Park WestItalianSan Diego, Park West
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

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    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Why is this list better than others?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mediterranean restaurants in San Diego. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10162 restaurants, and 624 lists and articles from top sources like San Diego Magazine and Eater. We cross-referenced with top lists, like San Diego Magazine - 13 Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Spots with Patio Dining in San Diego, Eater - 14 New San Diego Restaurants to Check Out Right Now and Eater - Where to Eat in Point Loma. 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. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Madison, Yanni's Bar & Grill, and Cusp Dining & Drinks are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Mediterranean cuisine in San Diego.

Madison, The Kebab Shop, and Athens Market Taverna are the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurants for take-out in San Diego.

Civico 1845, Alforon, and Amardeen Cafe are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Mediterranean restaurants in San Diego.

The highest-rated Mediterranean restaurants for delivery in San Diego are Madison, The Kebab Shop, and Athens Market Taverna.

Civico 1845, Madison, and The Kebab Shop are the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurants for a quick lunch in San Diego.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Chardonnay with falafel

    For an elevated experience, pair your falafel with Chardonnay. This combination works particularly well because this white wine enhances flavour.


  • A next-level match for falafel

    Experts recommend pairing a falafel with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your falafel

    If your food palns include Falafel, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Sauvignon Blanc, with its hits of tropical, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Did you know?

  • Celebrating Mediterranean

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

  • A long-held tradition

    When in Egypt it would be criminal not to try out the wul Medames. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

  • The best day for salad

    Want to indulge in some amazing salad? Join the celebration of The United States’s National National Caesar Salad Day held every July 4.

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in San Diego. 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 Mediterranean spot.

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