Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge: Little Italy’s Newest Restaurant

The newest restaurant to join San Diego’s vibrant Little Italy dining scene, Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge, is a modern chic Italian restaurant featuring an Aperol Spritz window bar and the area’s first Cheese Wheel Bar.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge offers an inviting and vibrant atmosphere that makes you feel like you’ve been whisked away to an Italian city street. The Aperol Spritz Bar is charming and fun, with bright orange umbrellas, pinstripe walls, and the prettiest cocktails. A large patio wraps around the side of the building overlooking Little Italy’s Piazza della Famiglia, a 10,000-sq.-ft. European-style piazza in San Diego. Guests can also make reservations for the show-stopping pièce de résistance, the Cheese Wheel Bar, where a skilled chef creates a cheesy masterpiece with one of six homemade pastas tossed into a wheel of cheese of choice.

Whether it is weekday breakfast or weekend brunch, Vincenzo offers a variety of sweet and savory options to choose from. The brioche French toast is a photo-worthy creation, as well as the piña colada pancake made with infused pineapple, piña colada cream and a blueberry compote, topped with a flower garnish. For a savory option, the chorizo sope benedict features extra-thick corn tortillas, beef chorizo, tomato, jalapeño, poached egg, chipotle hollandaise, salsa fresca, and cotija cheese.

For dinner, enjoy Italian classics at Vincenzo, starting with beef carpaccio, steamed mussels and Tagliere di Formaggi e Salumi. In addition to the Cheese Wheel Bar, other pasta dishes include linguine Vongole e scampi and a four-cheese ravioli with pesto. There is also a selection of pizzas, such as the Pizza Prosciutto Burrata, which is made with mozzarella, tomato, prosciutto, arugula, and burrata cheese. Finally, a selection of entrees features pistachio-crusted Scottish salmon, pan-seared scallops, and an 8-oz. filet mignon with dried fig barolo wine reduction and crispy polenta, to name a few.

Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge is an exciting new addition to Little Italy San Diego that will surely be a neighborhood favorite and a dining destination for both locals and tourists.

For more information about Vincenzo in Little Italy, San Diego, and to see the complete menus, visit

550 W. Date St., Ste. A 
San DiegoCA 92101

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