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Mama Cella's Italian Kitchen

16707 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2509
+1 858-613-7770
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (8 reviews)
“meat sauce” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
££ - £££
16707 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing that makes their meat lasagne better is their fresh salad and a great glass of Chianti. Mmmmm Service is wonderful

Thank M S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff/Owners, tasty Italian food and Pizza. Love the house salad with blue cheese dressing. Reservations are recommended as it is a very small local restaurant. Even on week nights!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This little restaurant at the end of a busy strip mall seats maybe 50 people. I had a reservation, but the waitress seated us without asking! Large menu, brief but reasonably priced wine list. Good traditional Italian food. Friendly waitstaff!

Thank MKatBa
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We showed up without reservations from out of town, but they found us a table with a short wait, and very helpful about it. Obviously a local favorite, judging from the crowd. We loved the food. I just had spaghetti with sausage and tomato and...More

Thank BigGuy57
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Mama Cella's in a little hole in the wall restaurant loved and frequented by locals. It can get cramped in the place but that's ok because the food is really, really good. I love both the lasagna and the spaghetti and meatballs. Give this place...More

Thank SDTravelgurl
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were in San Diego on vacation and this restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. It was a little hard to find, so we called to get better directions. It is in a strip mall area behind a Carl's Jr. It is a...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have eaten here several times and we always very satisfied. We had a five year old with us and he found something he liked. Great family restaurant and staff are very friendly.

Thank Eileentx
Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you like mushrooms a lot, this is a great restaurant for you. I like mushrooms, but they put them in too many things for me. Eggplant parm has mushrooms. I suggest you order it without them.

Thank arlene821
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I have traveled a lot. And have eaten to a number of restaurant. This is on my top five and my TOP Italian restaurant in the US. It appears that these people have taken proper italian home cooking to a restaurant. Amazing food, excellent choices,...More

Thank Spiros L
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Ate at Mama Cella's yesterday for the second time in a month. I was wowed by the flavor and freshness of the food, not to mention the portion sizes! My first time eating here, I had the "dinner" sized ravioli plate. Yum! The marinara sauce...More

Thank CLaw_9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16707 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-613-7770
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