Donna Jean

Beer, Desserts, Fine Dining, Italian, Pasta, Pizza, Salads, Weekend Brunch, Wine

2949 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-5500
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Reviews 4.6/5

Mark Salazar 5/5

Amazing place! Very impressive vegan restaurant that delivers on all fronts. I brought my family here (who are carnivores) and they loved it too!

We got bread (a definite must), a salad, pizza, lasagna, and a cheesecake. The bread and crust of the pizza was my favorite part. They’re homemade vegan cheeses were also awesome, pretty mellow in flavor but spot on on the texture.

The service was also top notch. If you’re vegan you should definitely come here. If you’re not, you should also come just to be impressed with what can be done without your standard meats and cheeses.

Joe Yancho 5/5

This is an awesome spot for vegan food. I’m not strictly vegan, but my significant other prefers to eat mainly vegan, and I’ve got a pretty open mind/palate. I have to say as far as vegan restaurants go (and I’ve tried quite a few) this place is at the top of my list. Most items (including their vegan cheese) are made in house, and you can definitely tell. The vegan pizza was the best I’ve had, and the fried “chicken” (mushrooms) was insane. They worked us in on a busy weekend night with no reservation, to boot. Will definitely be back, as this place is just down the street from me. Highly recommend!

Jane Lee 4/5

Great spot for vegan food. The sea bean Caesar salad was pretty good. The house bread with the pesto and garlic butter was excellent. We got the spuds pizza because other reviewers sang praise about it, but I found it underwhelming. I liked the crust, but prefer if it was crispier on the bottom. Great service and we loved hearing all the birds in the outdoor patio!

Soy Vegana 4/5

Beautiful atmosphere on the front patio. Pretty romantic and quaint.

The hostess was incredibly friendly and kind that sat us. Our server was a bit less enthusiastic but didn’t ruin the night at all.

Pretty underwhelming gluten free options. $25 for a small plate of gnocchi was pretty steep. Even though it was very good. I was not thrilled that the reason there’s no more gf pizza is because it “didn’t sell well” as the server informed us.

Outside of this, the food was fantastic along with the atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meals!

Zachary Van Stanley 5/5

This was fabulous. The lasagna was some of the best I have had, vegan or not. The chicken fried shrooms were crunchy and had a great, creamy gravy. The greens were just the right amount of salty. Our server was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was nice, although the music was just a touch loud for my taste. Everything was beautifully presented.

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