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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 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
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
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
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
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
Louie Linguini's Menu includes clam chowder, dungeness crab cakes, mahi mahi tacos, pasta, and pizza. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. See Details
Buon Appetito The passion of the folks running this spot shows in its divine food and service. Fido can join you at an outdoor table. See Details
Firenze Trattoria Firenze Trattoria specializes in authentic Italian dining with Tuscan influences in a romantic atmosphere that has pet-friendly seating. See Details
Barbarella Restaurant & Bar Barbarella Restaurant & Bar is a pet-friendly restaurant in La Jolla, CA. Enjoy delicious housemade Italian food in our cozy dining room or on the breezy patio. Dogs are welcome on our outdoor seating. See Details
Cello Ristorante & Bar Serving rustic, northern Italian cuisine made from farm-to-table ingredients, Cello Ristorante & Bar is a dog-friendly eatery in Paso Robles branding itself as a culinary getaway. Dog owners wanting to indulge in one of Cello's garden-inspired craft cocktails can do so alongside Fido at one of its outdoor tables. The menu includes breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, appetizers, wood-fired oven flatbreads, risottos, seafood dishes, oak grill-fired steaks, chicken dishes, and more. Cocktails, beer and wine are also available. See Details
Pappalecco Pappalecco is a dog-friendly restaurant in San Diego serving Italian fare with Tuscan influences to locals and tourists alike. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Pappalecco's menu includes paninis, pizzas, coffee drinks, breakfast items, salads, and wine. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in a Gelato Cookie Sandwich or Affogato dish. See Details
Masa of Echo Park Masa of Echo Park, located in Los Angeles, CA, is a trendy joint that serves up a plethora of delicious eats. Choose from menu options including starters, soups, salads, pizza, paninis, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Garlic Bread - toasted and drizzled with olive oil, parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh garlic, served with marinara sauce. Next, chow down on the Santa Ynez Pizza topped with prosciutto, pineapple, jalapenos, marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan. Or go for the Masa Muffaletta with mortadella, Genoa salami, lettuce, tomato, red onion, spicy giardiniera, mayo, and Swiss cheese served on a grilled Cuban roll. Masa of Echo Park is open daily from 11am to 11pm. 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
Cecco Authentic Italian cuisine including brick oven pizza and spaghetti bolognese. Heated patio allows dogs. 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
Bellanico This cozy spot attracts crowds hoping to indluge in fresh pasta and Venetian tapas. Dogs welcome at outdoor tables; will provide water bowl. See Details
Scardino's Italian Restaurant Scardino's serves authentic Italian cuisine derived from recipes brought over from the old country. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Gregorio's Italian eatery serves specialty pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Trattoria I Trulli There's a water bowl for your pup at Trattoria I Trulli, which serves up abundant Italian portions. Both the front patio and sidewalk tables welcome Fido. See Details
Osteria Monte Grappa Rustic menu of Northern Italian fare & seafood dishes featuring many local, seasonal ingredients and a spacious, dog-friendly patio. See Details
Nicola's Kitchen Nicola's is dog friendly and offers creative dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tasty menu favorites include apple pie pancakes, canoli-stuffed crepes, spicy Italian sausage omelets, pastas, BBQ chicken pizza, and jambalaya. Outdoor tables are dog-friendly. See Details
Sole Luna Cafe The bistro fare draws hungry customers and their dogs, who happily join them on one of the restaurant's two patios. Cozy neighborhood spot! See Details
Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana Lively Italian bistro serving pasta & seafood. Dogs are welcome at outdoor seating. See Details
Sergio's Caffe Hearty Italian dishes such as chicken ravioli, gnocchi, calamari steak, pork osso buco, and veal marsala. Covered sidewalk patio seating is dog friendly. See Details