italianissimo trattoria / chula vista, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

8 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    It doesn’t get much better than fresh pasta! This place is a bit far from me, but sounds like it’s worth the drive. Olive bread sounds delicious, if you get a fresh batch! Yum!

  2. Kimberlee says:

    Italian food is in my top 3 favorites. Nothing beats a tomato cream sauce on pasta, in my humble opinion. Funny how I crave these things from your reviews. I’m searching for potentially new food venues to test out my new bib, thank you very much.

    • mary says:

      Oh yay you got the bib! Very cool, let me know how you like it. Italian is probably my favorite cuisine. Homemade pasta is so so so good.

      • Kimberlee says:

        Oh, Yea! Thanks to you. I can even use it for drooling, which does happen when I see certain items on the menu in picture form.
        I’ll give you my reviews on my awesome bibs.

  3. Gosh this place used to be something else! I was wondering about this new Italian place! It seems much better than Mangia Bene, which is down the same street in downtown CV. I went there last year with TC and disliked it so much I didn’t even post it. Not worth it, haha. The homemade pasta is like a magnet to me….

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – I almost went to some pizza place nearby but it didn’t look like they had seating so I picked this spot instead. The photos are not great but that tortellini was so delicious! Homemade pasta is the BEST!

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