About Us

Family owned and operated, Petrini’s Restaurant serves Italian peasant cuisine and “Pizza to Die For” in a bright and inviting atmosphere. Savor amazing food, with lots of gluten free options, in a family-friendly environment where everyone is welcome, including the dog. Whether you dine indoors, on the outdoor patio, or you take your meal home, keep family and friends at the table with our concept of "La Famiglia Mangia”, or “The Family Eats”!

Welcome to Petrini's

Petrini's brothers began by selling pizzas in a little shop on a street corner in 1958. They grew their business to five restaurants over the course of 20 years. Tried and true, generations old, family recipes served in a family friendly environment were the basis of their successful businesses. In fact our house salad dressing is still made and bottled in the family’s traditional fashion and shipped out as needed. Ask your server for a bottle of this great dressing to go! Our restaurant takes the same approach to its menu and its environment as my mentors did but spins it with the twist of a new generation.

Special Dishes

Lightly dusted with flour and spices, meat choice is sauteed in virgin olive oil and covered with mushroom sauteed in...

Farfalle pasta mixed with zucchini, broccoli, red bell peppers, cauliflower, olive oil, butter, garlic and fresh basil. Option to add...

Fettuccine pasta adorned with shrimps, smoked salmon, and clams sauteed in a sauce comprised of garlic, olive oil, red pepper...

House made pasta/beef/chicken/spinach/onions/garlic/eggs/béchamel/Meat sauce/provolone/mozzarella

Our Services


Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu

Catering Service

Catering Service

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

Gluten Free Options

Gluten Free Options


  • Sunday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Monday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Tuesday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Wednesday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Thursday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Friday11:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday11:00AM - 10:00PM


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Petrini's Salad Dressing

Petrini’s has always believed in quality over quantity, and that’s why we take special care in creating our unique flavors. Using only the finest, purest available ingredients, we have developed three distinct flavors that will leave your taste buds singing. Petrini's Dressings combine the old world goodness of pure olive oil with zesty red or white wine vinegar and enhance the union with carefully selected spices.

Latest News

Private Parties

Call today and ask about Private Parties and Special Events at Petrini's (619) 595 0322

Family Night

Tuesday is Family Night.  All day, every tuesday, 16" pizza with 2 toppings, 2 pasta portions, house salad, Petrini's wings and garlic bread, only $49.00 (+Tax)

Local’s Night

Monday night is Local's Night.  Show us that you live at a 92101 zip code address and you'll receive 25% off your food order (restriction apply)

Happy Hour

Petrini's features a Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 6:30pm with special prices on food and drinks.

Our Story

Welcome to Petrini's San Diego

Petrini's, in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, serves homemade Italian dishes with a traditional aesthetic in its charming and inviting restaurant. Petrini's takes the same approach to its menu in its environment as previous generations. With years of feeding customers with authentic and mouth-watering recipes and cuisine, Petrini's holds its same standard that it did for several years.


Phone: (619) 595 0322
Sunday: 11am to 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11am to 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am to 10pm