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.

Our History

Theresa’s Italian Steakhouse 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!

Theresa Cerullo

Our Signature Dishes

Theresa's New York Steak

New York Steak

Theresa's Short Ribs

Tuscan-Style Braised Short Ribs

Theresa's Famous Meatballs

Theresa’s Famous Meatballs

Theresa's Fruta Del Mar

Fruta Del Mar

Theresa's Salmon Rustica

Salmon Rustica

Theresa's Tiramisu


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.
Pascucci Fine Pastas | Little Italy, CA

Premium Steaks & Meats
Responsible farming with no antibiotics, no hormones, no by-product feed.
Hamilton Ranch | San Diego, CA

Fresh, Sustainable Seafood
Minimally-processed seafood.
Santa Monica Seafood | Santa Monica, CA
Sustainable Local Fisheries | Morro Bay, CA & San Diego, CA

Organic Poultry
Free range chickens that are humanely-raised on a vegetarian diet with no antibiotics.
Jidori Chicken from Eurell Farms, CA

Locally Sourced Fruits & Vegetables
The Weiser Family Farm | Lucerne Valley, CA
Stehly Farms Organics | Valley Center, CA
Connelly Gardens | Ramona, CA