, which opened recently in the La Jolla Shores area,
re-creates that warm ambiance.
The Shores area has one short main street with a few stores and restaurants. It has the look and feel of a town square.
In this simple but wonderfully comfortable setting, Osteria Romantica generates good feelings as one dines on its good food.
Two wooden doors lead into the long interior. Tables are covered with checkered tablecloths, and old photos with
Italian village themes decorate the walls. Along the far wall, a large wine rack houses many bottles and vintages.
The restaurant has a good international list that includes Chilean, South African and even Israeli wines along with
American and Italian choices.
The voices of Pavarotti and other famous singers emerge from the loudspeakers, filling the room softly with operatic melodies.
An outside patio provides seating for diners who wish to enjoy the sunny afternoons and cool La Jolla evenings.
The setting is casual and welcoming, relaxing and romantic.
The restaurant was opened by Fabio Speziali and Antonio Mastellone.
Speziali grew up in the Lake Como region of northern Italy. Mastellone, who also owns several other local restaurants, grew up in Naples.
Speziali said, "and we are from different regions of our country.
But we create together and offer dishes from all of Italy. We have our regular menu and daily specials.
Our breads and pasta are always fresh and homemade."
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