Mattarello Cooking Lab
Free Dessert every sunday
Enjoy a dessert of your choice every sunday on us evening with your meal
【ご利用可能人数】1 - 20名様
ご利用可能時間帯 日 17:00-22:00
free appetizer every tuesday and wednesday night
Enjoy our delicious meatballs, Our italian meat board or every appetizer on us with every pasta
【ご利用可能人数】1 - 20名様
ご利用可能時間帯 火-水 17:00-22:00
A darling, quietly chic cafe reminiscent of great neighborhood restaurants in Soho or Park Slope NY. A relief from the boozy. vaguely sleazy hot spots with mediocre food in the Gaslamp and East Village. Small groups, couples and singles felt right at home.
The pasta was exquisite; the best in San Diego. Beats Little Italy by a mile. Four different dishes were perfectly cooked to order and seasoned just right. For once a sauce that’s not too salty.
Protein offerings are minimal; meatballs and sausages. Eat a high protein lunch and save your carb intake for Mattarello.
Go. Just go. You won’t be sorry. 😋
The service by the owner was friendly, personal and accommodating. A nice guy who cares passionately about serving high quality ingredients prepared perfectly. Not fussy.
I've got to be honest. I never write reviews, but this experience was so bad that I feel compelled to write a review. In fact, it really makes me question OpenTable's rating system that this has any stars at all. The food was truly, truly terrible, they have no wine or beer to be served, the waitress had zero idea what she was doing and kept saying "Sorry, i'm new to this" and the dishes had price tags on them .There was a collective WTF from the table
Sometimes there are this kind of people. even Opentable rating is overrated but probably you think to be too smart than other people. The "WTF table", didn't like food. It can happen. You even tried to teach how to cook it. Fine too. What is not fine is joking against the waitress that was gentle and respectful, while you've been arrogant and rude. I love this city because people are kind and lovely. And you were not. You're not confident enough to show your name but i ask you to not come again
Excellent Italian food made by owner from Italy. Pasta and baked products are made fresh daily. Ravioli is prepared to order and is excellent. Sauces are all very good too! Definitely give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
In town for vacation. Our hotel was near Mattarello Cooking Lab so we thought we would try it out. The host was warm and helpful in suggesting certain dishes. The food was great and I love supporting an owner operated business. Definitely worth your time!
Best pasta we’ve ever enjoyed. My kids will never appreciate the pasta I cook at home again!
It's like taking a trip to Italy! Pasta and sauces are so good! They are made daily in house and all their baked goods are also made in house. Owners are from Italy and are very personable and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
I was very excited to try this place! It was not the best area, but a cute little restaurant. I love carbonara, it was burnt tasting, a very small portion which is a good thing. They served tepid tap water. The service was basically non existent. Really overpriced.
Excellent food. Only problem is no wine as they don't have their liquor license yet. Was looking to a calm place to relax after a long day at Comic Con and wanted some good food and glass of wine. I ordered the salad with turkey, corn, avocado, etc. It was very good and would recommend it. I will definitely be going back here once they have a wine list!! Can't wait to try all the amazing authentic looking pasta dishes on the menu.
If you haven't visited this wonderful resturant in the Gaslamp you are missing out. Amazing food, quiet atmosphere, great prices and great family stories.
Homemade food and owners are from Italy- I can’t wait to go back! ❤️❤️❤️
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Classic and unique dishes, could taste the difference with the homemade pasta. We were there early (before 6pm) and spent a long time talking with the owner. We so appreciate his vision and efforts, they designed and did the work on renovations themselves. If you prefer wine with your Italian meals, bring a bottle. They are still waiting for their liquor license but this should NOT deter you from trying this place.
A charming little gem in the gas lamp district.
Fantastic new restaurant in gaslamp. Amazing menu and service
The restaurant is run by an Italian husband and wife--she cooks, he works up front, so he is racing around to seve the tables. Although it's a small place, he's very busy. So, it's important to adopt an "Italian attitude," meaning this is not dine and dash. They're waiting for a liquor license, so you can bring your own wine with NO corkage fee. That makes this dining experience very affordable. The husband/wife are obviously working very hard to make the restaurant a success, and you have to admire their effort. The food was quite good. Entrees were around $20. I would recommend it.
Horrible from start to finish in every way. I have written a lengthy review at Yelp.
Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious! Possibly the only negative was the lack of wine with our dinner due to no bar! We were in San Diego for a visit and will surely return to the restaurant again!
Tiny place. Cute. Simple decor. Comfortable. Nice that we could bring our own drinks without paying a corkage fee (seeing they do not have a liquor license yet). Their bread is delicious. I had the Cippollotto (Handmade farfalle with green onions, bacon and pecorino) for $18.00. Prices seemed reasonable for a restaurant in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter. Food was served in a timely manner, on what appeared to be a bread plate. There were a few farfalle (bowtie) pasta in the center -- about 1/4 of the amount you would get in most Italian restaurants. If I had ordered it for an appetizer, even at 1/2 the price, the quantity would have been surprising. It was lukewarm, but tasty. My friend ordered the Eggplant Parmesan with a small Mediterrean salad, which for an Antipasti was the proper size. Her Eggplant was also lukewarm. We did not mention our disappointment about the lukewarm food because we had another engagement and could not wait for reheating/recooking.
So, overall, a disappointment. The food on the menu sounds delicious, and I had trouble deciding what I wanted, noting that I would have to come back and try everything, but I do not think I will be back. Pricing is good for its location, but too expensive for what you get for your money.
Food service was slow. The food was fresh and a great value with BYOB for wine.
The place is really beautiful and food it’s really fresh
Freshest pasta I had in a while. This place is definitely worth a try.
Awesome fresh Italian food.
Food took a long time to come out and was barely warm. We were the only ones there. Entrees came out 10-15 min apart even when they were the same entree. No liquor license only offered water without ice. Eggplant was way too salty, couldn’t be eaten. All three of us didn’t eat more than two bites.
Yelp reviews were a bit deceiving. We went for the more popular items: ravioli and carbonara but both dishes were lacking the right flavors and textures. It’s nice that it’s right next to the hotel we were staying at and it seems like a great hole in the wall restaurant from the outside. Atmosphere was nice and service was fine.
Perfect ambience. Great authentic Italian. Fresh homemade baby mozzarella and focaccia with the salads and appetizers was a bonus. Homemade pasticciotto tart desserts were delicious.