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Acqua Al 2 Ristorante

#640 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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322 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (J Street and K Street)
+1 619-230-0382
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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los angeles, ca
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I first discovered Acqua Al 2 (Due) while living in Florence, so when I was quite excited when they opened one in San Diego - a 3 hour drive rather than a 10 hour flight! The pasta sampler was always my absolute go-to meal - and over the years I visited many times and had many types of pasta. I... More 

Thank amksba
Encinitas, California
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

There is no place to start in describing either their restaurant in San Diego or Florence. They are both AMAZING! The Florence site is a little more quaint as is all of the great parts of Italy. San Diego is more California Italian decor, and we would challenge anyone to find any better Italian dishes. We take people here from... More 

Thank DKool
Las Vegas, Nevada
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I called and left a message about a reservation. There was no indication they were closed so imagine our surprise when we went to the restaurant. They may want to consider noting that on their voice mail and website.

1 Thank jzk131
Dublin, OH
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Based on the reviews, we decided to try this place for dinner. Walked 10 minutes to the restaurant, only to find it closed on a Wednesday night. No sign on the door--just a dark restaurant. Went to Bice instead, and had a number of small plates during happy hour. Recommend calling to make sure they are open.

Thank OhioWiners
Weatherford, Texas
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Last night in town and wanted an early dinner. Got reservations and enjoyed some very nice Florence style cuisine. Excellent minestrone soup with bread to start followed by a seafood pasta in cream sauce. Flourless chocolate cake topped it off with some nice strong coffee. No, I didn't need it but it certainly was nice. Highly recommended.

Thank Weatherford_Wanderer
Perth, Australia
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and i couldnt not fit one more bite in. This place was fantastic. Great food. The desert.. omg the desert. You have not lived until you experience this little restaurant.

1 Thank Robbo8888
Middlesex County, NJ
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

5 of us headed into Acqua Al 2 at an off-hour (around 2:30). There weren't many diners there at that time of day, granted, but I must say that the service was unparalleled. The maître d' was phenomenal (perhaps the owner?) and anticipated our every request. Good pasta and bread and a super convivial atmosphere. It's your typical Italian food... More 

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District of Columbia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Unremarkable fusilli pasta with parsley and garlic--couldn't spot the parsley and it was over spiced. Bread was good and the tomato dip was so-so. My spouse's pasta with pepperoni was under spiced so we swapped later on and were happy. Excellent cheesecake. Service was attentive and welcoming. We love the DC branch however so do check that out.

Thank penniman
Tijuana, Mexico
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Nice place with tipical italian food, very well prepared, tasty, very good service. Claim that they have their main location in Italy.

Thank Cesar S
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Had a great experience. All the staff was friendly and accommodating. Never felt as though they were hovering or neglecting us. Food was excellent.

Thank Shaun O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (J Street and K Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-230-0382
phone (619) 230-0382fax (619) 230-0647

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