Mangia Bene e Vivi Meglio

"Eat Well and Live Better"


Flawless Execution

Fine Dining Service That's Second to None


Unparalleled Presentation

Blending the Most Carefully Selected and Most Flavorful Ingredients


Sourcing from the Best Local Farms

When Only the Freshest Seasonal Ingredients Will Do


Unforgettable Culinary Experiences

Combine Your Vision with Our Passion for Food


KUSI Special Cooking Show

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July 10, 2006

The San Diego Union-Tribune Goes Behind the Scenes

Rowena Kelley from the SD U-T spent some time behind the scenes with us before a party of 500. Read her story AND get some recipes…

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July 10, 2006

Sign On San Diego

Natural Selections Winning photographers found and artfully framed animals, elements and exquisite landscapes It takes a special eye to capture the crystalline quality in a dragonfly’s wings and a lot of guts to point, shoot and reveal as pelicans divebomb perilously close. And it requires the art of camouflage – blending in with undulating fronds…

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May 10, 2006

La Jolla ‘s down-to-earth side

The playground for the rich can be laid-back too. Shopping, museums, nature walks and cafes beckon. By Liane Bonin, Special to The Times With the rest of town brunching or at the beach the next morning, we had the La Jolla branch of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art almost to ourselves and relished…

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April 16, 2006

Cafe au Gratification

Museum Cafe is low-key, high-return joy By Karen Kenyon FOR THE UNION-TRIBUNE The Museum Cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla is something new, thanks to Giuseppe Ciuffa who took over last March. The cafe was opened in 1996 with cafeteria-style service. Now it’s a sit-down cafe, with tables inside and out.…

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February 27, 2003
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    I believe I speak for myself, my bride & our hostess when I say that we were COMPLETELY THRILLLED with David, his crew and the food!! YUM  We had a party of 10 last night for leftovers and there’s still more food. 

    Not only was it delicious, the presentation was lovely and it was as if just when someone was ready for a bite- something delicious appeared as if by magic.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please let everyone know how happy we were to spend this special evening with you- they were delightful.  We will not only recommend you but we will YELP you. 

    All the Best, until next time-