Dog Friendly Italian Restaurants in California

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great Italian restaurants in California that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Paluca Trattoria
Paluca Trattoria Paluca Trattoria serves traditional Fisherman's Wharf cuisine with Italian and California influences in a casual waterfront setting that welcomes dogs in the patio seating area. Delicious menu options include Monterey Bay calamari, Sicilian prawns, crab cake salad, lobster ravioli, and smoked salmon linguini, Open daily 11am to 9pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Carmel Bistro
Carmel Bistro Carmel's Bistro Giovanni features dog-friendly outdoor seating and a menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Menu includes salads, pizzettas, crab cakes, osso bucco, lamb shank, chicken marsala, and lobster ravioli, and over a dozen pasta entrees. See Details
Portabella Portabella serves Italian fare with a lovely outdoor heated patio that welcomes pups with water in a silver ice bucket and white napkin! See Details
Gabriella Cafe Gabriella Cafe's sensational menu changes with the seasons. The small outdoor seating are welcomes well-behaved dogs. Gabriella Cafe opens at 11:30am during the week and 11am on weekends. See Details
Bistro Don Giovanni Bistro Don Giovanni is dog-friendly and serves incredible, fresh pasta, as well as tasty pies like the Margherita and Fig Pizza. The wait for a patio pet-friendly table can be long, though. It's advised to make reservations. See Details
Ugo's Culver City Fresh, delicious Italian food, wines, and desserts with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu offers authentic Neapolitan pizza, salads, paninis, chicken and steak entrees, a wide selection of hearty pasta dishes, and decadent desserts to die for. See Details
Piatti La Jolla Fans of Piatti say you'll be hard-pressed to find a dish on the menu that isn't amazing. Sit on the patio for lunch and Fido is free to join you. Please note that dogs are only allowed during lunch service as dinner hours tend to get too busy for your pups safety and enjoyment! See Details
Backstreet Bistro Open daily for lunch and dinner, and serving breakfast on weekends, The Backstreet Bistro offers beautiful mountain views and a wide variety of favorites from salads, sandwiches, and homemade soups for lunch and a full Italian menu featuring fresh fish daily specials. Enjoy live jazz every Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon on the dog-friendly, misted patio. Call ahead to ensure availability. See Details
North Beach Restaurant North Beach Restaurant in San Francisco is a local dog friendly favorite. See Details
Poggio Trattoria Poggia is a casual Italian eatery that utilizes fresh local ingredients and house grown herbs and vegetables. Leashed dogs are welcome on the patio. See Details
Pomodoro Locals are willing to wait for a table at this rustic Italian eatery. Dine at an outdoor table and your pooch can join you. Mangia! See Details
Cafe Aroma Cafe Aroma sprinkles a little bit of soul into all of their dishes, such as gnocchi, scampi ravioli, sausage lasagna, and osso bucco. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. Opens daily at 11am, 7am on weekends; closed on Tuesdays. See Details
Prego Ristorante Pull up a chair on Prego's patio with your pup. While your pet slurps some water, you can dine on the Italian fare. See Details
Louie Linguini's Menu includes clam chowder, dungeness crab cakes, mahi mahi tacos, pasta, and pizza. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. See Details
Starling Diner Starling Diner has a neighborhood diner atmosphere to go along with dog-friendly outdoor seating. See Details
Dopo Dopo is the place when you want to indulge in tasty pizza and pasta in a relaxed atmosphere. Expect a wait. Pets welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Tofanelli's Restaurant Tofanelli's Restaurant has great meal-sized dinner salads. Try the seared Ahi appetizer or dinner salad. The porch is dog friendly. See Details
Tootsie's At The Stanford Barn Tootsie's At The Stanford Barn is an authentic Italian cafe with great service and dog-friendly seating. See Details
Rose's Cafe They serve tasty Italian fare at all meals, but their breakfast pizza is the star of the brunch menu. Dine al fresco and Fido can join you. See Details
Piatti Restaurant & Bar Piatti's Restaurant & Bar serves rustic Italian cuisine and features an inviting ambiance that makes for a great gathering place where friends, family and neighbors eat, drink and socialize while enjoying the same sense of community found in Italy’s everpopular trattorias. Dogs are always welcome in the tree-lit courtyard. Bring your pup & enjoy live music on Friday nights from 6:30-9:30. See Details
Mi Piace A variety of Italian options from breakfast thru dinner, but you'll want to leave room for dessert. Water for Fido & outdoor tables. See Details
Boccaccio's The pet-friendly waterside patio at Boccaccio's is the perfect sport for a moderately priced romantic Italian dinner. See Details
Lorna's Italian Kitchen This low-key strip-mall spot serves hearty plates of tasty Italian eats for cheap. Fido can join you at an outdoor table. See Details
Cecco Authentic Italian cuisine including brick oven pizza and spaghetti bolognese. Heated patio allows dogs. See Details