La Sede Catering and Event Space

Introducing La Sede.
An Inspired Destination for Celebrations

Rehearsal Dinners | Wedding Showers | Corporate Retreats | Pop-Up Dinners


Tucked away in the village of La Jolla, La Sede is an intimate new event space by acclaimed chef Giuseppe Ciuffa, named Best Caterer by the La Jolla Light. Italian for “headquarters,” La Sede is a place to begin envisioning your catered events as well as an unforgettable place to hold them.

La Sede can accommodate up to 40 guests and is the perfect place to bring people together, to share good food and drink, and to celebrate the most special moments in life. 

Honoring Chef Giuseppe’s childhood in Cori, Italy, the design of the 2,000 square foot space, blends the nostalgia of classic Italy with the modern chic of new Italy creating an atmosphere that is at once comfortable and warm yet edgy and exciting.

Paired with Chef Giuseppe’s signature cuisine, curated wine, beer and craft cocktails as well as gracious service, guests can host an event in Italy without leaving La Jolla. 

Intimate Dining with Signature Cuisine from Giuseppe’s Hometown

Our signature menu features Giuseppe’s personal favorite cuisine and wine pairings from his hometown in Italy. Your dining experience begins with an Aperitif in our open and inviting main room before moving to our tranquil dining room for a more intimate evening. See below to learn more about our signature family-style dining experience.

  • Our Signature Menu


    Prosecco / Aperol Spritz / Campari Soda / Classic Martinis

    Tray Passed Teasers
    Smoked Salmon / Crisped Potato Gallette / Yuzu Crème Fraiche / Dill Garniture

    Cauliflower Croquette
    Panko / Basil / Parmesan / Roasted Pepper-Tomato Coulis / Micro Basil

    Kobe Beef Carpaccio
    Lemon Caper Aioli / Olive Crostini / Parmigiano Reggiano G


    Stracciatella con Frutta di Stagione
    Whipped Burrata- Ricotta Blend / Persimmon / Winter Berries /Rocket / Olive Oil Crostini / Saba


    Prosciutto di Bassiano + Salametto Piccante + Pecorino Fresco
    Served with Fig Mostarda & Toasted Levain
    Fire Roasted Pepper “Puttanesca” / Foraged Mushroom “Aglio Olio e Peperoncino”

    Wine Pairing “Moro Bianco 2015”


    Tortelloni Di Zucca
    Butternut Squash & Apple Filling
    Black Truffle Butter / Crisped Sage / Reggiano / Wilted Cavolo Nero
    Gnocchi al Ragu’ di Cinghiale
    Handcrafted Gnocchi / Slow & Low Cooked Wild Boar Ragu’ / Pecorino Wine Pairing “Capolemole Rosso 2014”


    Agnello alla Scottadito
    Cast Iron Roasted Rack of Lamb / Vincotto / Olive Oil / Pea Green Garniture
    Pollo Ripieno
    Organic Chicken Rolled & Stuffed with Speck / Fontina & Young Spinach / Marsala Pan Sauce

    Cicoria con Noci e Gorgonzola
    Chicory Blend / Candied Walnuts / Gorgonzola / Baby Beets / Gala Apples / Citrus Dressing

    Slow Roasted Romanesco Florets & Farmer’s Market Offerings

    Wine Pairing “Dithyrambus Rosso 2012”


    Giuseppe’s Signature
    Dark Chocolate Budino / Vanilla Panna Cotta / Tirami Su’

    Wine Pairing “Brachetto”


Our front room can accommodate up to 35 guests for a standing reception, and our back room will accommodate 40 guests for a seated dinner service or up to 50 guests for a flow-style receptionOur entire space will accommodate up to 75 people flow-style reception.

Contact us about reserving space at La Sede for your event.

7853 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 92037

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    “As I said the night of the wedding, out of every vendor we worked with on the wedding, you were the best…by far. The food was awesome, and I really appreciate the way you made sure Rob and I both got to eat without having to negotiate the line. We have received so many compliments on the food. Thanks again, we will recommend you to everyone we know.”
    -Priscilla Madsen