Favorite San Diego Area Restaurants
1 Market Pl. (Harbor Dr. & Market St.)
San Diego (619) 687-6080
A great location by the bay, we had our VERY BEST
Alessandra & Associates Christmas party ever
right here. We had a special table IN THE KITCHEN
where we had incredible fresh seafood and several
other special items prepared, served and explained
by the chef himself. An unforgettable experience!
Donavan's Steak and Chop House
4340 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego (858)
Sue's and my favorite steak house in San Diego.
Fabulous dry aged ribeye steaks and delicious
side dishes with VERY attentive service.
3683 Fifth Ave., San Diego (619) 298-0119
Traditional Sicilian Italian cooking with "first-rate"
service make this our favorite Italian restaurant
in all of San Diego. (It doesn't hurt that I'm
Sicilian too!--reminds me of my mother's and grandmother's
cooking when I was growing up in NYC). ALL four
of our kids choose this as their birthday dinner
Come On In! Cafe & Bakery
1030B Torrey Pines Rd. (Herschel Ave.)
La Jolla (858) 551-1063
The BEST baked goods and breakfasts in La
Jolla. My family eats here more than ALL the
other restaurants combined. A great location,
outdoor seating, family atmosphere. There isn't
a time we go when we don't see friends there
El Bizcocho Restaurant, Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo
An elegant dining room with fantastic service,
extensive wine list, and traditional continental
cuisine -- and a great view of the golf course.We
celebrated Holli Catchpole's 15th anniversary
with Alessandra & Associates here.
Tutto Mare Ristorante
4365 Executive Drive, Golden Triangle
In the Golden Triangle section of La Jolla
, great Italian dishes, especially seafood.
We usually meet Brian and Barbara Tracy here,
because it's half-way between our homes.
514 Via De La Valle, Suite 100 Del Mar
Just across the road from the Del Mar Racetrack,
delicious California Continental cuisine. We
just celebrated Rick Barrera's 44th birthday
Anthony's Star of the Sea
1360 N. Harbor Drive, downtown
On Harbor Drive with great water views,
fabulous, fresh seafood dishes in an elegant
Marine Room Restaurant
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla (858)
Waves roll right up to the windows at this
elegant beachfront restaurant, known for exquisite
cuisine. Sue and I go here for special ocassions.
Top O' the Cove
1216 Prospect St., La Jolla
Sweeping views of La Jolla Cove and GREAT
food. Jim and Paula Cathcart just took Sue and
me here for my 54th birthday.
George's at the Cove
1250 Prospect St. (858) 454-4244
Rated every year as one of San Diego's favorite
restaurants, the food, atmosphere, and service
here are #1. Alessandra & Associates has
celebrated many Christmas parties here with
GREAT success. Our kids LOVE it here.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
4540 La Jolla Village Drive
My favorite Chinese food in ALL of San Diego.
Yummy lemon pepper shrimp and orange peel chicken!
875 Prospect St. La Jolla (858)
Sue and I keep coming back with friends
and family to try every one of the "Asian
tapas'' on this menu--half price during happy
3695 India St. (619) 299-0333
In my opinion, the BEST authentic Mexican
food in San Diego. I can't remeber ever eating
in at this restaurant though. We do take-out
Hob Nob Hill
2271 First Ave. (619) 239-8176
THE BEST breakfast place in ALL of San Diego.
Their homemade coffee cake, which changes daily,
6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe
Very stylish, very chic, and absolutely
beautiful - the decor, the clientele, and the
food. Sue and I love to go here. We save this
one for when we want to hob-nob with the rich
and famous, like Denis Waitley.
The Sky Room, La Valencia Hotel
1132 Prospect St., La Jolla (858)
This is such an exclusive restaurant, that
we only go there to celebrate VERY special events--a
10th anniversary, 20 years in business, etc.