Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label fine dining

The Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine of Operacaffe

If you are looking for authentic Italian food in a historic environment that reflects the small shop life of Italy you may want to frequent Operacaffe. Located in the busy Gaslamp district of San Diego it attracts fine dining enthusiasts that seek a unique dining experience. Seafood, steak and pasta are only part of their main offerings. You can sit on the street side terrace or inside.  The lights are low and the décor is traditional European. Antique pictures, cabinets and tapestry line the walls while traditional table cloths only add to the experience. As a fine dining establishment they have taken impeccable care to ensure that the atmosphere is both inviting to guests and providing a romantic ambiance.  There are many restaurants but only one Operacaffe. If you are a pasta lover try the Ravioli Bascaiola made with mushrooms, sage and butter sauce. If you are seeking to avoid pasta you can try one of their salads, meat, or fish offerings. Appetizers and wine are a

Fresh Shell Fish at Crab Catchers in La Jolla

Crab Catchers provides premier steak and seafood.   It is a high end restaurant that matches the eloquence of their menu with a pristine view of the ocean. Sit inside under the open air, within the restaurant or on the patio listening to the wave’s crash upon the shore. One can expect to find three different atmospheres in a single establishment. Ranked 4.5 out of 5 stars by 142 local and out-of-town visitors on the experience matches the perception.   They are known for some of the freshest shell fish in the area. As prices for an individual range from $30 to $50 it can be beneficial to attend their Happy Hour.   “Our full bar features a Happy Hour from 3 - 9pm, with $3 .00 margaritas, domestic beers, champagne, half price on selected menu items and $2 .00 oyster shooters.” During our visit we sat on the patio and ordered fish tacos, oysters, and calamari. The menu is small plate by nature. The restaurant is immaculately taken care of and the staff w

Fine La Jolla Italian Dining at Piatti's Restaurant

Piatti Restaurant and Bar is a fine dining Italian restaurant that focuses on high quality food and a huge selection of barrel wine. They offer extras such as the vegetarian plates, gluten free food, and children’s menu. They are located in the unique La Jolla Shores neighborhood blocks from the beach. With tree covered patios and tablecloth dining they provide an excellent atmosphere for many occasions.  Prices are affordable with Insalatas like Grilled Hearts of Romaine Wrapped with Parma Prosciutto, Drizzled Hazelnut Vinaigrette offered for   $10.95. Panini such as Roasted Leg of Lamb, Pesto, Arugula is on the menu for $14.25. If you are in the mood for starch, you might want to try Rolled Pasta Filled with Wild Mushrooms, Ricotta, Spinach, Porcini Mushroom Cream Sauce for $15.5. Piattis started in 1987 and attempts to create a design that matches the needs of the community. Each servicecape is designed to bring a romantic Italian atmosphere   Low lighting, full b