About Alexander's on 30th
San Diego, CA 92104
Voted "Top 25 places to eat before you die," by San Diego Union Tribune.
Visit our website at www.alexanderson30th.com
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Upas and Ray
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please email your inquiries to special events coordinator, Tim De Nardo, at email@example.com
Private parking lot located behind the restaurant.
MTS Busline on 30th St.
Private Party Facilities:
There is one interior private dining room and two private patio dining areas to choose from.
Private Party Contact:
Tim De Nardo firstname.lastname@example.org: (619) 281-2539
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Date Night is Tuesday night 5pm-9pm, contact the restaurant for information.
Alexander's on 30th Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed a special Valentines Day menu ...
We enjoyed a special Valentines Day menu that was delicious beyond description. Our waiter, Rex, was very friendly and personable and made us feel quite special. The ambiance was very romantic and we felt like this choice was a perfect way to spend Valentines Day.
Wife and I had Valentines Day dinner at ...
Wife and I had Valentines Day dinner at Alexanders and each course of the fixed menu was hit or miss. For example, the smoked salmon pate was amazing, but the cheese plate was far too small and underwhelming. The filet mignon again was amazing, but the mashed potatoes were cold and dry and the butternut squash ravioli tasted similar to something I bought at Costco and made at home. The cookie/ice cream dessert was delicious, but the tiramisu was bland. Sadly, all of the mediocre plates were things my wife ordered. I ended up sharing my food with her because I felt bad for her. We walked out spending almost $200 (including drinks, tip, tax) after all was said and done. Great service and ambiance, it just didn't feel like a $200 quality meal with all the culinary misses.
We enjoyed our meal very much. We split ...
We enjoyed our meal very much. We split a Spicy Ceaser Salad. The salad was very good, but not spicy and the serving s were just right. We also had one of the specials - Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and scallops. It was delicious. We dined early as we had 6:30 PM tickets to the theater and it was very quiet in the restaurant.
Overall the place was nice, beautiful in ...
Overall the place was nice, beautiful in side until you look a little closer. Some wear and tear on the seats, and the ground makes it seem dirty. I was not thrilled when I had to use the bathroom and they were out of soap, I had to wait 10mis after I told a staff personnel to wash my hands.
They were out of the appetizer I wanted and when I got my main dish it was okay. I love bass fish and their special underwhelmed me. My family seemed to like it so I guess their food was better.
Nice place, good enough staff, not as clean as I would expect for such a nice looking place. Not my first choice in the neighborhood of restaurants to choose from.
Service way below last time. Server had ...
Service way below last time. Server had no time for us. Grabbed our bread plates and disappeared before entree came. We had to ask for them back. In a rush for us to order and get rid of us. Last time was the opposite. Very good service. Music overly loud. Nice host though and the food was good.
Great place for a date. We had lobster r ...
Great place for a date. We had lobster ravioli and the sea bass special -- both items were spectacular. Waiter was helpful but not intrusive. We did wish for a little more privacy as one seat at our two seater was a shared bench with a rather loud occupant. Other than that, perfection. We will be back!
The ambiance at Alexander's cannot be be ...
The ambiance at Alexander's cannot be beat. The glow of soft lighting reflects on the white booths and flowers. Lovely! My friend had a great dining experience and loved every bit of her meal. I'm very particular, however, and really only enjoyed the garlic Caesar salad. The stuffed mushrooms were fishy smelling so I passed.
This is restaurant is one of the little ...
This is restaurant is one of the little San Diego neighborhood gems. My friend and I, both typically very healthy light eaters, love to dine out and really go for the experience. Tonight we randomly decided to revisit Alexander's since neither of us had been in years. We are very happy we did. Its a uniquely decorated sea of white, very cozy and intimate, welcoming and not stuffy. It was not loud or too crowded despite the open kitchen. The service was casual and friendly and prompt. The menu had many savory choices so we narrowed it down to 3, the scallops in basil leaf, the lasagna and a pesto/sundried tomota pasta, and shared everything family style. We paired that with a nice syrah. We both enjoyed all courses, but i was partial to the lasagna since I dont normally eat anything with cheese, I couldnt get enough, and the portion size was plenty for 2. We had a very nice time and our bill for 2 courses and a bottle of wine was only 100$, which is extremely reasonable for the great time we had. I would go back and I recommend Alexander's not just for an Italian food lover but for tourist who would normally stumble on to one of the big name restaurants, or for locals who want a cool midweek night out for dinner.
My boyfriend and I came to Alexander's f ...
My boyfriend and I came to Alexander's for our two year anniversary and it was more than amazing. The food was
Incredible, the service was amazing, the ambiance was exactly what I was hoping for and they even surprised us with champagne and dessert. Truly the best anniversary i could've asked for. It will be hard to top our two year now!
I can always count on Alexander's. Serv ...
I can always count on Alexander's. Service and food are always the best. It's a great gem in the neighborhood. Went with a group of 6. 4 had never been before. Once again everyone loved what they ordered. Only wish the music was turned down a bit lower...but that's just the way it is and not nearly as bad as elsewhere. We'll be back.
Second time here. First experience was d ...
Second time here. First experience was definitely better. Reason we came back! This time not so much. We're seated 35 mins past our reservation time of 730pm ,our server seemed very distracted. Needles to say we didn't get our food until past 9. And we were starving. Overall not the best experience...I was disappointed becasue we were celebrating my boyfriends 40th bday and his first nice restaurant since moving to San Diego. Definitely not the experience I wanted for him!
Came here for my fiance's birthday after ...
Came here for my fiance's birthday after many recommendations. Everything started well, appetizers and bread were great. The entrees were also really tasty and hearty portions. We were given a complimentary dessert for her birthday which was great.
The downside was the absolute lack of personality or attentiveness of our server, Matt. He maybe said 15 words to us the entire time we were there, never asked if we wanted another drink and would disappear for 10-15 minutes at a time. He never came to pick up our check and we had to walk it up to the front. The host/busser was working his butt off and was much more friendly. He really made the whole experience suffer.
Overall, I'd give this another shot but will definitely be requesting anyone else to be our server.
I would had given a perfect score if it ...
I would had given a perfect score if it wasnt for the waitress. She seemed rushed, not very patient and it seemed she wanted to kick us out.
Other than that, everything else was on point! The food, the welcome by the host and the bartender.
Maybe this girl needs a vacation....
Service is consistently good, the food i ...
Service is consistently good, the food is consistently great. Great date spot for Italian dining in SD. The space is a bit small, so seating can get somewhat "creative", but otherwise we highly recommend a visit.
The service was exceptional from the hos ...
The service was exceptional from the hostess to the server! The restaurant was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have been happier. We were a party of 8 with 4 kids and they didn't blink an eye. Our server was fantastic with the kids and my 11 year old son said, "Our server is really good!!" The food was great! The walnut Gorgonzola, pizza and lasagna were among our picks and did not disappoint!
The appetizers and bread were very good ...
The appetizers and bread were very good but the entrees were disappointing. The pasta dishes were swimming in sauce and not that flavorful. The seafood risotto was terrible . The pizza looked good. If we'd ever go back, I'd order the pizza.
I will start with saying that Alexander' ...
I will start with saying that Alexander's is a beautiful place with great food. For this visit though we had a bad experience that I feel could have been avoided. I made birthday reservations at least 8 days in advance, yet we were given the worse table in the house. The host apologized up front, yet we were still seated in a spot totally unsuited for a party of 5. Three to the bench, then a person directly across, and a spot at the other end. Hard to visualize, I know...basically the group was broken up and we could not converse. Plus, lots of bathroom traffic. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was my birthday and requested a booth. The host told me when we came in that they weren't able to honor that, and instead gave us literally the worse table. I understand it was busy. My complaint is that if they knew in advance they couldn't honor a birthday request made more than a week in advance, they should have called - and given me the option of choosing another restaurant. Which I would have done. We honestly were not able to talk to each other. My friend, who had never been to Alexander's, thought I was crazy for choosing such a noisy unfriendly place to celebrate. Luckily the Caesar Salad was good .
This place is a hidden gem in a great ec ...
This place is a hidden gem in a great eclectic neighborhood! The food is great for foodies & romantics. Reservations are necessary given the coziness of the restaurant & popularity of this place. I have never been disappointed at Alexander's and neither will you!
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