Theresa’s Italian Steakhouse
Enjoy authentic Italian Steakhouse cuisine right in the heart of Mission Valley in central San Diego. Theresa’s Italian Steakhouse combines a dynamic atmosphere with traditional dishes. From homemade pasta dishes to prime cut steaks, you will fall in love with our chef’s recipes, transporting you back to Italy. Take pleasure in every dish with perfectly paired selections from a carefully assembled wine collection.
Theresa’s Italian Steakshouse has been created by the Cerullo Family in honor of their mother, whose family’s Sicilian heritage provided a great love for authentic Italian cuisine within the family. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Cerullo Family spending the day before making their famous meatballs and marinara sauce for their evening celebration. Several generations would gather around the family table to enjoy an ample platter of piping hot spaghetti and meatballs. Mr. Cerullo was also well-known for his enjoyment of a good filet mignon to accompany his favorite pasta dish.
At Theresa’s, we invite you to our table to gather with your friends and family to enjoy the Cerullo’s famous Italian meatballs and marinara sauce. Welcome to the family!
Our Signature Dishes
New York Steak
Tuscan-Style Braised Short Ribs
Theresa’s Famous Meatballs
Fruta Del Mar
Our Food Philosophy
We believe in supporting local farmers and suppliers that produce fresh, sustainable and traceable ingredients. By working together, we can help protect the environment and ensure all animals are treated humanely through modern farming practices. We hope you enjoy these local ingredients and have an outstanding dining experience with us.
Fresh Homemade Pasta
Handcrafted daily with non-GMO grains and no preservatives.
Assenti’s Pasta | Little Italy, CA
Premium Steaks & Meats
Responsible farming with no antibiotics, no hormones, no by-product feed, and Top 2/3 Choice Beef.
Hamilton Ranch | San Diego, CA
Fresh, Sustainable Seafood
Minimally-processed seafood from Fish Wise and Sea Pact sourcing programs.
Local Fisherman | Morro Bay, CA & San Diego, CA
Free range chickens that are humanely-raised on a vegetarian diet with no antibiotics.
Pitman Family Farms | Sanger, CA
Organic Chef’s Garden @ The Legacy
Herbs, lettuces, citrus, edible flowers, and berries.
Locally Sourced Fruits & Vegetables
The Weiser Family Farm | Lucerne Valley, CA
Stehly Farms Organics | Valley Center, CA
Connelly Gardens | Ramona, CA