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 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

Pasta/house made sausage links/grilled bell pepper/meat sauce

Fettuccine smothered with our house made alfredo topped with smoked salmon sauteed in a bit of garlic. We finished it...

Greens, mushrooms, tomatoes, oranges, almonds (option to add a pesto chicken)

Shrimp, lemon, garlic butter sauce, white wine, spaghetti

Our Services


Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu

Catering Service

Catering Service

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate


  • Sunday9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Monday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Tuesday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Wednesday11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Thursday9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Friday9:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday9:00AM - 10:00PM


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Private Parties

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

Rib Night

Thursday is Rib Night.  1/2 rack baby back ribs on top of our famous truffle parmesan garlic fries, served with choice of soup or salad for $14.95

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 entire bill.

Happy Hour

Petrini's features a Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 6:30pm with special prices on food and drinks. Extended Happy Hour - Tuesday is Happy Hour all night from 3:30 to close (9:00pm)

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
Fax: (619) 595 0350

Monday - Wednesday - 11am to 9pm
Thursday - 9am to 9pm
Friday - Saturday - 9am to 10pm
Sunday - 9am to 9pm