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Published on May 23, 2024
San Diego Welcomes Its First Cheese Wheel Pasta Bar in Little Italy's Culinary SceneSource: Google Street View

Get ready to twirl your forks and say "Ciao" to cheesy goodness because San Diego has added a new twist to its culinary scene with the opening of Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge, its first cheese wheel pasta bar. FOX 5/KUSI reports that foodies are flocking to Little Italy to try this unique dining experience at the corner of India Street and the Piazza della Famiglia.

According to the restaurant's official website, the concept brought to life by Vincenzo Loverso is a novel attraction in the neighborhood - not only serving traditional Italian fare but also letting diners indulge in pasta straight from the wheel. With options like Parmigiano, Gold Parmigiano, and Pecorino Sardo to name a few, cheese aficionados have ample selection to customize their plates with varying aging preferences.

At the pasta bar, guests can witness chefs skillfully preparing dishes such as Pappardelle Porcini with creamy porcini mushrooms and truffle, and the rich Bucatini Carbonara, perfect for those craving a taste of authenticity. "From Aperol spritz towers and cheese wheels," the establishment is turning heads and tantalizing palates with a concept unique to the city.

There's plenty more on the menu for those who aren't all about pasta. Offerings range from a seafood tower, house-made meatballs, to bruschetta, and for pizza lovers, a variety of pizza options that are sure to hit the spot. The vibe extends beyond the plate, with an Aperol Spritz Bar providing street-side sipping along India, and for those who go big, Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge serves up Aperol Spritz Towers. Don’t miss the happy hour daily from 3-5:30 PM for some pre-dinner aperitivo.

This isn't just an evening hot spot, as the new restaurant quickly becomes a go-to for brunch buffs. Morning and afternoon diners can delight in brioche French toast, benedicts, and sandwiches. It appears that no matter what time of day, Vincenzo Cucina & Lounge is poised to become a staple for locals and visitors alike, looking to immerse themselves in a taste of Italy right in San Diego.