Benvenuto a La Taverna,
Hillcrest’s destination for artisanal Italian cuisine!
We offer a truly authentic menu journey from antipasto to dolce, as you immerse yourself in an engaging ambiance that just might send you home speaking “Italiano.”

Our house-made pastas are created with organic ingredients on-site daily, as well as a varied selection of wood-fired pizzas from our brick oven, so you can experience a fresh and flavorful sensation in every bite. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

Come to where inspired tastes await you!
La Taverna is inspired by a pair of native Italians from Rome who share a passion for telling their artisanal Italian food story, almost as much as they enjoy watching guests raise their glasses of wine or beer with a “Salute” to every perfect occasion.

Experience a taste of authenticity in San Diego’s iconic Hillcrest neighborhood at La Taverna!


3650 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103
Parking Available Behind The Restaurant!


Open Daily:
Monday - Friday 11AM - 9PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Sunday Closed