Posts tagged "Italian food"
Visiting friends makes food taste much better

Visiting friends makes food taste much better

A day of catching up and sharing a fabulous Italian meal with old time friends Bud and Stephanie Simpson.  Sweet Stephanie was a former co-worker with Chris in San Diego before moving to Idaho, and she introduced us to a favorite restaurant, Cristina’s in Sun Valley, Idaho. Our meals were excellent with soups and pasta...
Mediterraneo Bistro in Alpine where momma makes the sauces

Mediterraneo Bistro in Alpine where momma makes the sauces

It’s true, a quality Southern Italian restaurant in Alpine! Mediterraneo has been in the Alpine Creek Shopping Center for over 20 years and the new owners, Vincenzo and AnnaMaria Croce, have livened it up with authentic Sicilian cooking.  AnnaMaria’s mother has been cooking in Italian restaurants for 50 years and she comes in the morning...
Pasta and cakes in Point Loma

Pasta and cakes in Point Loma

Vince Giacalone, began his first restaurant in 1965 and then bought a little lot on Voltaire Street in 1973, and today the Venetian Pt Loma still serves superb Italian food. The restaurant has expanded over the years by buying the next door dry cleaners and liquor store, plus tastefully modernizing the interior.  Vince retired in...
East Coast "gravy" on the West Coast

East Coast “gravy” on the West Coast

Spirito’s Italian Diner was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives so I had to give it a try since I crave east coast foods. Michael Spirito makes mean “gravy” just like in New Jersey and gravy to the east coast is red sauce to us on the west coast. Guy Fieri featured the...
Listening and eating in Little Italy

Listening and eating in Little Italy

I was captivated by listening to the Italians speak as well as eyeing all the food in Pan Bon on Kettner Blvd, Little Italy.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are freshly made by the Italians from Verona (Romeo and Juliet’s town) with open kitchens to watch the scrumptious activities. It’s a pop in and buy on...
Old Trieste restaurant unchanged in 50 years

Old Trieste restaurant unchanged in 50 years

Old Trieste on Morena Blvd has been a landmark Italian restaurant for 52 years. Owner Larry was raised in the restaurant and shared the history with me. When his dad bought the place it was a bar, the Satellite Room.  He pointed to the wood paneled walls and said those are the original and ceiling...
True Italian in Kearny Mesa

True Italian in Kearny Mesa

Many businesses have changed over the years in Kearny Mesa, and thankfully The Godfather Restaurant on Clairemont Mesa Blvd isn’t one of them. Pull open the heavy wooden door into the dimly lit restaurant and soft Frank Sinatra music is playing as the Maitre’D makes you feel welcome, finding the right table for dining. Owner/Chef...