Best Tiramisu in San Diego

If you don’t know what Tiramisu is you are in for a delight. Go ahead and order it. You will not be disappointed unless you have had it before and it wasn’t as good. Every Italian restaurant makes Tiramisu differently.

Tiramisu is chiefly a layered dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked Savoiardi biscuits and sweet mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar. For each biscuit layer, the Savoiardi are soaked in espresso or strong coffee, often with an addition of a flavorful liquor such as sweet Marsala wine or dark rum.

Each Italian restaurant chef will have his or her own take on it. You will have to be the judge and try to figure out who’s Tiramisu is the one that all others will be measured.

If you are like this reviewer, an Italian restaurant isn’t complete without excellent Tiramisu. Plausibly this is one of the best desserts that anyone can order. It makes an already satisfying meal even more memorable. So if you are an Italian Restaurant that does not make its own fresh Tiramisu, you won’t make it to this list.

Here are some of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego that notably have the best Tiramisu:

Charisma Cucina Italiana
Located in the Hillcrest area, Charisma Cucina is a local favorite with its authentic cuisine originating from Napoli. All ingrediets are fresh and the prices are very reasonable. Service is fast even when it is busy. If you have to wait it is worth it.  The homemade Tiramisu is described as light and airy as it should be and many have raved about it.
Check out Charisma Cucina Italiana

Buon Appetito
This is a very popular, cozy, San Francisco-style Italian restaurant in Little Italy in downtown San Diego. Off India Street. They also feature local San Diego artists on a bi-monthly basis. The Tiramisu here is insanely delicious, creamy and light.
Check out Buan Appetito

Enoteca Adriano
This Italian restaurant is also a wine bar serving more than 30 types of Italian wine and is located int he Pacific Beach area. You can expect the quality and service to be way above par as well adequately priced. The Tiramisu is amazingly delicious. Light and creamy and fluffy and perfect.
Check out Enoteca Adriano

Nunzi’s
This is a local favorite in the Hillcrest area with super great charm. Delicious items on the menu that you want to try and very inexpensive. Their specialty is the desserts and the Tiramisu is no exception. Many say it is out of this world fantastic. Probably a safe bet that you will like it.
Check out Nunzi’s

Jack and Giulio’s Italian Restaurant
This popular restaurant, was formerly known as Giulio’s of Pacific Beach, and has proudly served the “Best Scampi” since 1961. It is now in Old Town San Diego. You have to try their delicious Tiramisu and Strawberries with Zabaglione.
Check out Jack and Giulo’s Italian Restuarant

Tiramisu Trattoria
Located in the heart of Historic La Mesa Village, Tiramisu Trattoria is an Award Winning Authentic Italian Cuisine Served in a Casual & Comfortable Atmosphere. If you are not having the Tiramisu here you are missing the point. It is the perfect sweetness, and it really melts in your mouth.  Try the chocolate, plain, or berry.
Check out Tiramisu Trattoria

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