About us

Il Sogno - ‘The Italian Dream’ is located right in the heart of Gaslamp District on famous 5th Ave. Our flower lined outdoor patio offers great views of San Diego’s most popular street. Here at Il Sogno we believe in using the freshest most sustainable ingredients. We specialize in handmade pastas and hand rolled neapolitan style pizzas. Complete with a full bar, specialty Italian cocktails, and a temperature controlled wine cellar featuring wines from many different regions in Italy along with all over the state of California. Our baby grand piano offers live music from some of San Diego’s finest musicians. Guests should expect to feel as if they have just transported to the beautiful Italian Countryside, as they enjoy our authentic cuisine while hearing hits from great Italian composers such as Andre Buccelli and Frank Sinatra. Along with our regular dining, we have an upstairs venue that serves as a fantastic space for private events. Multiple flat screen TV’s line the walls, a private full bar, a large curtain to provide utmost privacy and space to accommodate up to 100 guests. Il Sogno is one of San Diego’s premier restaurants for all of your dining and private event needs. We look forward to hosting you, ciao!

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Our menu specializes in handmade pastas, hand-tossed, Neapolitan style pizzas, classic Italian small plates, desserts, wines, and cocktails.

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314 5th ave
San Diego, CA


Mon, Tue, Wed
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun, Thur, Fri, Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM