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Pietro's Cucina Italiana & Pizza

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8378 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-2893
+1 619-462-1162
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I love Pietro's! My family has been coming to Pietro's for maybe 30 years? I love the shrimp and garlic pizza and the antipasto salad. This place is great for take out or eating in. The restaurant is cozy with low lighting and Italian decor. You can expect to talk with Pietro, the owner when you come in and sit... More 

Thank lawlsiellie
San Diego, California
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We arrived late on a friday night and had the place virtually to ourselves, and had an amazing experience. The restaurant is family run, and they take a genuine interest in all their guests. You really feel like family here. We're Italian too so we had lots of stories to share. We ordered pizza and lasagna. Both were very good,... More 

Thank SDSteve
Santee, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

For a few years my wife and I have been going to a little "hole in the wall" Italian restaurant on Friday nights. Found it better than Olive Garden. This week a friend gave me a gift certificate to Pietro's Italian Cucina & Pizza and we decided to use it this week. This was a very good choice. We were... More 

Thank Pastrebob
La Mesa, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Place is very popular. The food is great. Pleasant atmosphere. Recommend pizza, or any pasta dish. We go there often.

Thank Ivan E
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Pizza for the first time have had other food on menu Pizza is EXCELLENT. Tiny place but big on taste

Thank Crystal B
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Very nice small Italian place, the service was really good made our experience a very nice dinner. Fairly priced, good italian ambiance, good portions not big, not too small. Good taste.

1 Thank Kmdurini
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This is authentic Italian food and the service is great!! The spaghetti is excellent. The spice Italian submarine sandwiches are a great meal to eat alone or share. The pizza has a yummy salted crust that makes this pizza special. The prices were very good. I would go back to eat again if I am in the area.

Thank elizabeth r
Santee, California, USA
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Pietro's is an local outstanding neighborhood restaurant. The food is superb and the family atmosphere of the restaurant is great. The owner of the restaurant comes to each table to see if the food is "good" to quote Pietro and make sure you are more than pleased with your order. This restaurant is "great"

Thank Rosemary A
Santa Paula, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Owner operated with great food at fair prices. The location isn't something to write home about, but I'd still return.

Thank James S
London, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Was looking for a local place to pick up a pizza as I couldn't drive to my usual favourite. I ordered the Pizza by phone and they said 10-15 minutes...and it was. I was served by the owner who was cheerful and engaging (is this your first time here?). I had a look I the restaurant, for future possibilities, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8378 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-2893
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-462-1162
This is a great little family restaurant in La Mesa, CA.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?