Inspired by Italy’s Coastal Cuisine

Catania San Diego is the direct result of our ongoing love affair with Italy. The people, the beauty and, of course, the food. Opened in 2015, Catania Restaurant was quickly named one of the “15 Hottest New Restaurants Around the U.S” by Zagat. Catania continues to roll out unforgettable plates of handmade pasta, woodfired pizzas, fresh seafood and decadent desserts.


Dustin Karagheusian

Catania Restaurant Executive Chef

Bringing the taste of coastal Italy to one of Southern California's most popular coastal towns is Chef Dustin Karagheusian and team. Learn more about the craftmanship that continues to make Catania a must-visit for locals and visitors alike. 

The Escape You Need

Italian Apertivo Happy Hour

Daily 3 - 6 pm

Enjoy select small plates, and drink specials including a selection of cocktails, beer, and wine priced from $5-$9.  

In support of the rising minimum wage, a 3.95% surcharge will be added to all checks. It helps us to improve the pay for of our employees both in the dining room and the kitchen while continuing to provide the same delicious food, exceptional service and genuine hospitality we are known for. If you’d like more information about this decision please visit or email


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