I've been really busy, so this is a quickie... I read about Babbo Grande on the San Diego Reader's website and recently checked them out. Their Fruit & Cheese Plate ($7) looked good on the menu, but I should have asked what kinds of cheeses they had. Their "specialty" cheeses were disappointing. (Afterwards, we walked several blocks to Taste Artisan Cheese & Gourmet Shop to pick up some treats for later.)
Mr. H. said the Beef Stroganoff ($10) was good, but it contained more mushrooms than beef. My Vegetarian Lasagna ($12) was also good. The marinara sauce was zesty. They also have a pretty large selection of crepes, breakfast, and vegetarian items. Overall, the hearty portions are reasonably priced and the staff was friendly.
1731 University Avenue
San Diego CA 92103