Fine dining is an experience in and of itself and if Italian cuisine is your thing you will enjoy dining at the Operacaffe in San Diego for a one of a kind exquisite culinary experience. The popular restaurant located 835 4th Avenue in the Gas Lamp District is owned and run by an Italian Chef and his wife. With a Florentine background Chef Bernardoni with his wife Patrizia run one of the finest eateries in Southern California. In fact, the Operacaffe is among the award-winning restaurants of 2009 and features a variety of Florentine and Tuscan dishes.
Dining Italian is one thing but to dine at an Italian restaurant where the Chef was raised in Italy and is living his passion is quite another. The Operaccafe in San Diego is such an establishment that features a beautiful selection of fresh foods ideal for the lover of Italian dishes. Expand your palate and enjoy a few of the popular dishes served at the Operacaffe in San Diego beginning with the delicious appetizers progressing to one of their rare entrees.
A few recommended favorites includes the beef tartare prepared with chives, arugula and sabayon; deep fried rice cones stuffed with chesse; or the fried pizza dough prepared with prosciutto de parma and stracchino cheese. Where certainly your choice of entrees is a personal preference there are several top recommendations that are popular at the Operacaffe. A personal favorite is the grilled lamb prepared with mint and served with spinach and mash potatoes. Fish lovers will enjoy the salmon filet prepared with green peppercorns, capers, white wine and lemon sauce. Meat lovers will rave over the flatiron steak served with cherry tomatoes, arugula with polenta served with gorgonzola sauce.
Of course you must finish fine dining with something tempting and sweet such as the assortment of desserts offered at the Operacaffe such as the ricotta cake with raisins, pine nuts and cheese; crème brulee, or tiramisu among many other choices.
Overall dining at the Operacaffe in San Diego is a fabulous culinary experience. The food is exquisitely prepared and presented and the service is impeccable. In terms of seating there really is no bad seating at the Operaccafe in San Diego. Of course if you have a seating preference it is advisable to call ahead for reservations. In terms of price for value, excellent culinary dining is an experience and dining at the Operacaffe is truly a wonderful experience. Expect entrees to average $22 and up for fine dining.
The Operacaffe in San Diego is located in the area between the airport and the convention center making it an optimal location for fine dining. The Operacaffe is open between the hours of 11AM to 10PM Monday through Thursday, 11AM to 11PM Friday and Saturday and from 3PM to 10PM on Sunday. Lot and street parking is available to guests of the restaurant. For more information visit the official web site or call 619-234-6538.