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By Holly Peterson

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San Diego Hot Spot

By Holly Peterson

A California inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop in the heart of
Banker's Hill in San Diego.
This restaurant is noteworthy for it's menu alone, but I cannot
ignore the beautiful ambiance this superbly designed restaurant has to offer.

The restaurant’s interior evokes a modern kitchen combined with the
history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse. A touch of home,
splash of bohemia and many objects new and old attract the eye. A focus on
raw, sustainable material and reclaimed local material is found throughout.
Discarded fence boards recovered from San Diego county wrap columns,
walls, service stations and the back bar.

The Chef's whimsical expression of Italian classics coupled with the use
of the freshest local produce, and organic and sustainable products comprise
a diverse menu with all items at or below $20. Whether dining traditionally or
‘family style’, guests have become hooked on favorites such as Stuffed
Fried Squash Blossoms, Ricotta Gnudi, Braised
Black Cod and Veal Piccata.

View of the pizza bar:

View of main dining area:

Appetiser sampler board:

Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms:

(to die for)

Seasonal pizza with broccolini and speck:

Cucina Urbana is part of The Urban Kitchen Group, affiliated with
such restaurants as Kensington Grill.
Cucina Urbana is a great place for date night or an evening out with friends.
Pop in this weekend and check them out for yourself, but make
a reservation first. They fill up quick!

~ Design Diva

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