The Best Restaurants In Grantville, San Diego

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Grantville is a small city located in San Diego, California, and the area is home to a variety of great restaurants; Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Italian, and more. Here are our recommendations of where to go.

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1. Szechuan Mandarin Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian

This Chinese restaurant offers plenty of spicy yet delicious entrees, and caters to variety of styles including Mandarin and Peking. Take your pick from a variety of chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. Either ask for your food to go, or request your favorite booth or table and dine in. While their food is highly favored, a fine wine list and intimate cocktail lounge is another great perk that comes with the place. So if you’re on your lunch break, want to grab a bite after work, or spend time with friends, stop by Szechuan Mandarin to enjoy their sweet and sour chicken and a glass of wine or an apple martini or two.

2. Gaglione Brothers Famous Steaks & Subs

Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Street Food, Snacks

Cheesesteak with onions and peppers
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This restaurant has been offering delicious cheesesteaks and subs since three brothers brought Italian food to California in 2004. This place has one particular quirk: some of their sandwiches are named after important members of their family. A fan favorite is ‘The General’, named after their late grandmother. Their meats, cheeses, and other fresh produce are mixed with their homemade ingredients, turkey, meatballs, coleslaw, stuffing, and dressings to create one-of-a-kind styles. While the restaurant provides a nice dine-in atmosphere, they also provide the option of bringing the food to you and your friends.

3. Osaka Japanese Food & Sushi

Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi

Chicken fried rice
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Experience the mid south’s finest sushi at Osaka Japanese Food & Sushi. Their talented chefs serve up savory sushi, teriyaki, and rice bowls, and other delicious Japanese food. They also offer a curated selection of fine sakes, and their servers are available to help you choose great food from the menu. The restaurant provides the perfect dine-in setting as well. Whether you’re dining with friends, on a corporate luncheon, or on an intimate date, you’ll find the perfect setting for all occasions inside the restaurant. On a nice day the restaurant allows you enjoy natural sunlight and dine outside.

4. Troy’s Authentic Greek Cuisine

Restaurant, Greek, Mediterranean, American

Troys Greek Restaurant, San Diego
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Troy’s has been in business for more than 20 years. Their fresh ingredients and special recipes create the perfect meal for you and your family. The friendly atmosphere will make you feel right at home, and the great customer service will make you never want to leave. Troy’s caters for any special events and delivery is free with any order more than $20. They opened their doors in 1985 and have been making great food ever since. Breakfast is served daily, but you can stop by for Sunday brunch and enjoy all you can eat. Saturdays are unforgettable at Troy’s. Stop by for dinner and surprise your friends with a belly dancing night.

5. Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican

Bacon-wrapped shrimp
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Emiliano’s combines an original menu with a lively atmosphere and friendly staff to create a great dining experience. On a nice day, experience the same great menu, atmosphere and faces on the restaurant patio, which provides a nice view of the golf course. In addition to delicious food, they offer full bar service with domestic and imported beer, as well as their specialty drinks, Emiliano’s also offers banquet services for private parties and other special events. The restaurant is family owned and is a place you want to keep bringing your family.

6. Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

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This restaurant is one of the most-loved Mexican restaurants. Tio Leo’s not only serve the best burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and much more, but specials as well. The tres, cuatro, cinco special features $3 domestic pints, $4 Mexican pints, and $5 house margaritas and appetizers daily. Start your week off with Margarita Monday and Tio’s Taco Tuesday where beef and chicken tacos are $1.95 each. Tio’s Burrito Wednesday gives customers the same tacos for $2.99. In addition to these fancy specials, is live music. There’s also salsa, karaoke, and swing dancing. No other restaurant offers this much fun with a cheap meal.

7. Mona Lisa Italian Foods

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Grilled calamari salad
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The old-school setting of this restaurant gives a comfy feel. This place offers some of the best Italian food in town, and is equipped with a full bar and extensive wine list. The menu includes delicious pizza, pasta, sandwiches and antipasti. There are also tasty house specialties like veal and chicken, lasagna, seafood, and manicotti. The restaurant is family-owned and was established in 1956 by grandfather Stefano Brunetto. Mona Lisa Italian foods also offers a gourmet deli and market which serves great drinks, pasta, and sandwiches. This family restaurant is happy to share their special recipes and customer service to your family and many more.

8. Pho Saigon Star

Restaurant, Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, American

Filet Mignon with maple glaze
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Pho Saigon Star is a family-owned restaurant and has been since 2000. They specialize in traditional Vietnamese and Chinese food. They’re known for their food quality and presentation, as well as their signature dish: noodle soup. They have many more delicious meals like Sizzling Filet Mignon, Salmon Vermicelli Noodle Soup, and Steamed Fish Fillet with ginger and onions. The restaurant provides great food but also a friendly and artfully decorated interior. Pho Star also caters at an affordable price. Whether for an intimate gathering or an upscale event, the food will fit into your budget.

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