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Little Italy
Food Hall

Semola brings artisan express pasta to Little Italy Food Hall, the highest quality pasta ready in a few minutes for you to enjoy on the go. We know you have a busy schedule, so we are here for you!



Little Italy
Food Hall

Semola brings artisan express pasta to Little Italy Food Hall, the highest quality pasta ready in a few minutes for you to enjoy on the go. We know you have a busy schedule, so we are here for you!




Alfredo‘s Featured Items

Based on 17 reviews
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Arshia M
Arshia M
07:15 03 Jan 20
Loved it, our picky toddler loved their food so much too that we had to go back again! Their sausage and mushroom with Burrata cheese is just too good to describe!read more
Brian Fraser
Brian Fraser
03:44 22 Dec 19
We enjoy the Piazza plaza in Little Italy. The pasta is tasty with a good selection. Perhaps the bowl size could be larger for the price. Worth coming to this place.read more
T. Dinh
T. Dinh
06:30 06 Dec 19
I was not expecting the pasta to be so fresh and the sauce to have so much depth for a counter order place. The pasta hit the spot and it was not expensive! I’m not sure why some people think it was expensive and the portion was small. Maybe they should go to Olive Garden?read more
Mayte Betancourt
Mayte Betancourt
06:05 31 Oct 19
Loved this hassle-free concept! The options are varied and delicious. I personally loved the ravioli and zoodles with pesto but will be coming back for all of the other ones!read more
Holly Tapia
Holly Tapia
03:24 07 Oct 19
The service was friendly, helpful and the food came out quickly. You can tell the pasta and the sauces are made with high quality Italian ingredients because they are very flavorful and simple in a good way. My favorite was the ravioli with pesto. So delicious and just the right amount. You won’t feel like you need a nap after eating it. The texture of the pasta was perfect and the sauces are not oily, greasy or heavy. I also love how they freshly shave real Italian cheese on top of the pasta at the end and you can mix and match any combinations you like which gives you a ton of options. Oh, and the prices are great. I’ll be back often for sure! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿread more
Next Reviews
Based on 93 Reviews
Jenny K.
Jenny K.
2020-03-19 10:22:42
Amazingly chewy pasta! There is surprisingly a lot of pasta in 1 bowl (I had hungry greedy eyes).I ordered the Strozzapreti pasta with Bolognese sauce and…read more
Michael M.
Michael M.
2020-03-11 13:49:52
Pasta was delicious! I had the fettuccini with parmigiano cream, truffle oil, and added chicken. Rich, tasty and the fettuccini pasta was very fresh. The…read more
Gem L.
Gem L.
2020-02-29 12:49:17
This place is a dime (10/10)! Went to try this place as we were browsing around the food hall in little Italy. It’s hidden by the corner right of the…read more
Stephanie L.
Stephanie L.
2020-01-20 13:37:21
While there are, obviously, many Italian restaurants in Little Italy, Semola offers a unique dining experience! Not only are you able to purchase authentic…read more
Jenna G.
Jenna G.
2020-01-03 20:02:24
Really good pasta and burratta, and right in the center of little Italy. I got the pesto which is interesting because it’s vegan and made with tofu instead…read more

Here is our Menu

Semola Pasta Shapes



[nyoh-kee] is Italian for yummy potato dumplings

Contains Wheat, Egg



Of courseโ€ฆAlfredoโ€™s Favoriteย 

Contains Wheat, Egg



Invented in 1604 in Padua by famous pasta maker Mr. Abbondanza (โ€˜Abundance’) ย 

Contains Wheat, Egg



Aka โ€˜priest stranglersโ€™ as apparently italian priests have had some difficulty with themโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

Contains Wheat



96 ft 1 in was the measure of the biggest raviolo in the world!

Contains Wheat, Egg, Dairy



The vegetarian / vegan option you want.

Alfredo‘s Favorite items on the menu

What’s going on

Latest news
from Semola

March 4, 2020

Hello to our all faithful patrons and pasta lovers. We wanted to bring up to date on some of the new options that we are offering at Semola. First of all, you will not be able to get our Fusilli we served since the opening, our mascot Alfredo didn’t agree with her and waved at […]

October 30, 2019

San Diego Union Tribune journalist Michelle Parente mentioned Semola in her article “San Diegoโ€™s tasty Italian invasion marches on with three new spots”.

October 25, 2019

We have a special offer for Halloween – October 31st, Kids eat free at Semola. Buy a pasta bowl and a drink to receive a free kids meal.

The team behind Semola

Andrea Burrone


Giacomo Pizzigoni

Marketing and Communications

Luca Salvi


Michele Bigiotti

Business Development and Supply Chain management.

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Counter Hours

Sun – Thu
11AM – 10PM
Fri – Sat
11AM – 11PM

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Mon – Thu
11AM – 9:30PM
Fri – Sat
11AM – 10:30PM

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550 W Date St.
San Diego, CA, 92101





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