Top 3 Best Fine Dining Restaurants Near Mission Bay

Baci Ristorante

Baci Ristorante is regarded by many as one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego. Founded in 1979 by Sicilian native Antonio D’Amato, Baci has quickly risen through the ranks as one of San Diego’s best fine dining establishments. Being from Sicily, Antonio became very familiar with seafood from an early age and has been perfecting his recipes and style ever since. Some of their menu items include Mezzi Rigatoni al Cinghiale, which is a slow cooked wild boar ragu, Faroe Islands Salmon Piccata, and Chilean Sea Bass, just to name a few!

Sushi Ota

If you want the honor of eating at one of the most coveted sushi restaurants in California, then be prepared to make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance! It may not look like it from the outside, but Sushi Ota is San Diego’s premiere sushi destination. Their decor is very simple, and their location is rather small, but what they lack in style and size, they make up for with unparalleled food quality. One of their specialty dishes is their Uni, which is sourced right from the San Diego docks, just a few miles away. They do serve cooked entrees, but their strongest dishes are sushi, sashimi, and nigiri!


Arlo is a chef-driven, culinary escape from reality that highlights the best of San Diego’s local ingredients, culture, and free-minded thinking. When you dine at Arlo, you will be surrounded by fun, fresh, and quirky atmosphere that will captivate you and your friends. Their menu is truly unique and special. Some of their menu items include Bacon Wrapped Rabbit Trio, Maple Halibut, and Thyme Leaf Beef Belly