Busalacchi's Italian Restaurant

★★★★☆
San Diego Italian Food
  • 3683 5th Ave.

    San Diego, CA 92103

    Map & Directions
  • 619-298-0119

About Busalacchi's Italian Restaurant

Hours
Sun 4pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 12pm-9pm, Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat 4:30pm-10pm

Food

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I love going here even though the dishes are a little bit more expensive. But there is a definitely a reason why this place hasn't gone out of business!

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I love going here even though the dishes are a little bit more expensive. But there is a definitely a reason why this place hasn't gone out of business!

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This restaurant has been around for a long time. I have never had a bad meal here. A little pricey but well worth it. Good service too. I have been to a large party here also, and it was catered very well.

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This restaurant has been around for a long time. I have never had a bad meal here. A little pricey but well worth it. Good service too. I have been to a large party here also, and it was catered very well.

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One of my favorite restaraunts in all of San Diego. The food and service is top notch. I have never been disappointed with any of the meals i have had at this establishment. A San Diego treasure

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One of my favorite restaraunts in all of San Diego. The food and service is top notch. I have never been disappointed with any of the meals i have had at this establishment. A San Diego treasure

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Family owned and operated this place is fine dining. My favorite is the Pollo Marsala. It is Chicken breast and mushrooms in a sweet marsala wine sauce. The service is great and the food is impeccable. Price is moderate for the area.

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Family owned and operated this place is fine dining. My favorite is the Pollo Marsala. It is Chicken breast and mushrooms in a sweet marsala wine sauce. The service is great and the food is impeccable. Price is moderate for the area.

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We made reservations because it was my wifes birthday. My wife, her grandparents and I arrived at our time, but the hostess was no where to be seen. Eventually a guy carrying water passed by and I was able to get his attention. He went off to find the hostess, which was in the back I'm guessing because it took awhile to find her.
We were then seated in a table next to the entrance to the bar and between the path of the waitstaff. I then asked for an dinner I really wanted to try, but I was told the chef couldn't make it without capers because the sauce is pre-made with them in it and cannot be removed. So I had to order something else.
My wife ordered the lasagna and the sauce was more of a pink water then a tomato sauce. Plus, the lasagna was drowned with spinach. The other meals were alright, but not worth the price.
After the meal the waiter insisted that my wife have a desert on the house because it was her birthday. She settled on the the tiramisu, which was dry. But thats not the worst part of it. The worst part was that the lever from the lighter he used to light her candle must have broken off, because it was on top of the desert. She noticed it when she blew out her candle.
After paying the bill we left, but on the way out the hostess was chatting up her boyfriend, or husband on the phone and just gave a half hearted "thanks" as we left. Barely lifting her head away from the phone to say it.
I will not go back to this place. If I'm going to throw hard earned money down on food, it better be worth it, and this place is not.

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We made reservations because it was my wifes birthday. My wife, her grandparents and I arrived at our time, but the hostess was no where to be seen. Eventually a guy carrying water passed by and I was able to get his attention. He went off to find the hostess, which was in the back I'm guessing because it took awhile to find her.
We were then seated in a table next to the entrance to the bar and between the path of the waitstaff. I then asked for an dinner I really wanted to try, but I was told the chef couldn't make it without capers because the sauce is pre-made with them in it and cannot be removed. So I had to order something else.
My wife ordered the lasagna and the sauce was more of a pink water then a tomato sauce. Plus, the lasagna was drowned with spinach. The other meals were alright, but not worth the price.
After the meal the waiter insisted that my wife have a desert on the house because it was her birthday. She settled on the the tiramisu, which was dry. But thats not the worst part of it. The worst part was that the lever from the lighter he used to light her candle must have broken off, because it was on top of the desert. She noticed it when she blew out her candle.
After paying the bill we left, but on the way out the hostess was chatting up her boyfriend, or husband on the phone and just gave a half hearted "thanks" as we left. Barely lifting her head away from the phone to say it.
I will not go back to this place. If I'm going to throw hard earned money down on food, it better be worth it, and this place is not.

Pros: was close to my house

Cons: terrible service, terrible food, terrible atmosphere

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This is my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. The food is always delicious, and the atmosphere is charming. I've taken multiple relatives and friends there, and everyone always loves it.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. The food is always delicious, and the atmosphere is charming. I've taken multiple relatives and friends there, and everyone always loves it.

 

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