Italian Restaurant in San Diego

Established in 2016 by Florence native Leo Landini and his wife, Christine, Ristorante Illando is a charming Tuscan trattoria nestled in San Diego’s vibrant Little Italy. This area, renowned for its rich Italian heritage, offers a lively atmosphere with quaint cafes, boutique shops, and colorful street art, making it a perfect backdrop for this intimate, second-story dining room and cozy backyard patio.

The house specialties at Ristorante Illando are a testament to authentic Italian cuisine. The spaghetti carbonara, made with pancetta, eggs, parmesan, and a creamy sauce, is a favorite, as is the pappardelle bolognese, featuring a rich, homemade meat sauce. Seafood lovers will delight in the ravioli alla aragosta, stuffed with lobster and crab and topped with a luscious creamy vodka sauce. Other standout dishes include the pollo al limone, a succulent chicken breast in lemon and capers, and the costolete di agnello, grilled lamb chops marinated in olive oil, rosemary, and thyme. The menu also features a variety of antipasti and insalate selections, perfectly paired with an extensive wine list and a selection of Italian and local craft beers.

Ristorante Illando is an ideal venue for special events, offering options for buy-outs, private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, and more, all set against the vibrant backdrop of Little Italy’s lively neighborhood.

Ristorante Illando serves all of San Diego including:
  • Balboa Park
  • Bankers Hill
  • Barrio Logan
  • Bay Ho
  • Bay Park
  • Birdland
  • Black Mountain Ranch
  • Border
  • Burlingame
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch
  • Carmel Valley
  • City Heights
  • Clairemont
  • College Area
  • Del Mar Heights
  • Del Mar Mesa
  • Downtown San Diego (Centre City)
    • Columbia
    • Core
    • Cortez Hill
    • East Village
    • Gaslamp Quarter
    • Horton Plaza
    • Little Italy
    • Marina
  • East Elliott
  • Egger Highlands
  • El Cerrito
  • Gateway
  • Golden Hill
  • Grant Hill
  • Harbor Island
  • Harborview
  • Hillcrest
  • Kearny Mesa
  • Kensington
  • La Jolla
    • La Jolla Village
    • Torrey Pines
    • Village of La Jolla
  • Lake Murray
  • Linda Vista
  • Logan Heights
  • Marston Hills
  • Memorial
  • Midtown
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar
  • Mission Beach
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Valley
    • Civita
  • Morena
  • Navajo
    • Allied Gardens
    • Del Cerro
    • Grantville
    • San Carlos
  • Nestor
  • Normal Heights
  • North City
  • North Park
  • North Clairemont
  • Oak Park
  • Ocean Beach
  • Ocean Crest
  • Ocean View Hills
  • Old Town
  • Otay Mesa
  • Otay Mesa West
  • Pacific Beach
  • Pacific Highlands Ranch
  • Palm City
  • Point Loma
    • La Playa
    • Loma Portal
    • Midway
    • Point Loma Heights
    • Roseville-Fleetridge
    • Sunset Cliffs
    • Wooded Area
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Encantada
  • Rancho Peñasquitos
  • Redwood Village
  • Rolando
  • Rolando Park
  • Sabre Springs
  • San Pasqual Valley
  • San Ysidro
  • Scripps Ranch
    • Miramar Ranch North
    • Scripps Miramar Ranch
  • Serra Mesa
  • Shelter Island
  • Sherman Heights
  • Sorrento Mesa
  • Sorrento Valley
  • South Park
  • Southeast San Diego
    • Alta Vista
    • Bay Terraces
    • Broadway Heights
    • Chollas View
    • Emerald Hills
    • Encanto
    • Jamacha
    • Lincoln Park
    • Lomita
    • Mountain View
    • Mt. Hope
    • Paradise Hills
    • Shelltown
    • Skyline
    • Southcrest
    • Valencia Park
  • Stockton
  • Talmadge
  • Tierrasanta
  • Tijuana River Valley
  • Torrey Highlands
  • Torrey Hills
  • University City
  • University Heights
  • Uptown
  • Webster
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