Discover Authentic Italian Cuisine: Tavola Nostra- San Diego’s Best

A Tour of Tavola Nostra’s Regional Specialties

Embark on a remarkable culinary journey through Italy’s diverse regions without ever leaving the charming neighborhood of Hillcrest. At Tavola Nostra, we invite you to join us as we take you on a exploration of the country’s gastronomic treasures. Prepare to be delighted by the rich tapestry of flavors that our restaurant has to offer.


Indulge in a Symphony of Starters

Begin your culinary adventure with our tantalizing selection of antipasti, each one representing a different region of Italy. Dive into the perfectly seasoned Sicilian Meatballs, boasting grated pecorino, basil, and tender beef. Experience the Mediterranean flavors of our house-made Sicilian Rice Balls, filled with beef, mozzarella, peas, and marinara sauce. For a taste of southern Italy, savor the delightful Caponata Siciliana, a sautéed eggplant dish served with grilled bread and pine nuts. These starters provide a mere glimpse into the remarkable culinary experience awaiting you at Tavola Nostra, the top Italian restaurant in San Diego.


Pinsa Romana: A Slice of Ancient Rome

Experience the taste of ancient Rome with our Pinsa Romana, an oval-shaped pizza crafted from an ancient Roman recipe and technique. Made with a three-flour mixture imported from Italy and a slow fermentation process, our Pinsa Romana is a delicious and easily digestible delight. Delight in classic flavors like the Margherita, topped with house-crushed tomato, creamy burrata cheese, basil, sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil. Or opt for the Alla Norma, featuring house-crushed tomato, eggplant, smoked mozzarella, burrata cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and basil. Each bite takes you on a flavorful journey to a different region of Italy.


Authentic Italian Pasta Delights

At Tavola Nostra, we are proud to serve an array of authentic Italian pasta dishes crafted with care and expertise. Delve into the rich and comforting Lasagna Della Mamma, featuring layers of ricotta cheese and bolognese ragu made from organic beef. Indulge in the creamy goodness of Pasta Marsala, featuring cremini mushrooms, 24-month aged parmigiano reggiano, fresh parsley, and a velvety marsala wine sauce. For a taste of traditional Italian pesto, savor our Pesto pasta, tossed with toasted garlic, pine nuts, basil, and parmigiano reggiano.


Delight in Decadent Desserts

No culinary journey is complete without dessert. At Tavola Nostra, we offer a selection of delectable desserts that capture the essence of Italy’s dessert culture. Indulge in the unique pizza dessert, Tavola Nostra’s Dolce e Salato, featuring mozzarella, guanciale, pecorino Romano, and honey. Alternatively, savor the classic Italian flavors of Tiramisu or Cannoli, meticulously crafted with the finest ingredients.


Make Reservations now!

Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary culinary expedition through Italy’s diverse regions at Tavola Nostra, the premier Italian restaurant in San Diego? Reserve your table today to experience the flavors that will transport you to the heart of Italian cuisine. Click here to make your reservation and secure your spot for an unforgettable dining experience. Buon appetito!

Contact Info

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina
1040 University Ave. B101
San Diego, CA 92103



Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-9pm
Thursday: 12pm-9pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-9pm