Catania Est. 2015

Catania, Girard Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

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Eat top-notch authentic Italian coastal cuisine with a view of gorgeous La Jolla, California. 
Named one of Zagat’s “15 Hottest New Restaurants Around the U.S.,” this beloved eatery offers up farm-fresh dishes and elegant handcrafted desserts, all without the fine dining fuss.
The Lowdown
Type
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Ocean
Style
Coastal
Italian
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event

Venue Setting

Nestled on the top floor of the newly redesigned La Plaza center on the historic corner of Wall and Girard in picturesque La Jolla, the 3,750-square-foot restaurant is poised to provide guests with authentic Italian coastal cuisine unparalleled in the city. Catania was inspired by a two-week, 1,400-mile road trip taken through Italy six years ago by the owner and culinary director.
 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $35 to $65

Additional Charges

8% Tax
23% Service Charge (includes gratuity).

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
90
Buffet
N/A
Standing
130
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

If you're in luck, you'll be able to try Chef Schofield's seasonal White Alba Truffle Pizza, made with Buffalo Mozzarella, Robiola and Fontina Cheese, garlic and 1/4 oz. of shaved white truffles from Alba.

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Awards & Notables Named one of the "15 Hottest New Restaurants Around the US" by Zagat
Featured on San Diego Magazine's "Best Things I ate this Month: August 2015"
Named one of the "10 Hottest Rooftop Restaurants & Bars in San Diego" by Zagat in 2015.
Eats & Drinks
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Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
At the helm of the kitchen, Schofield, a San Francisco transplant best known for his work at Nombe, Darwin and his own Taco Libre, has thoughtfully developed a coastal Italian menu that’s as authentic as it is innovative.  Staying true to from-scratch cooking utilizing the freshest ingredients available, Schofield’s menu presents guests with unexpected riffs on traditional dishes. Guests are invited to surrender their palates to Schofield’s culinary prowess as they are taken on an immersive experience, transported from Venice to Puglia to Sicily. 
 
Highlights of Schofield’s innovative menu include starters such as the Yellowtail Crudo (Citrus, Yogurt and Calabrian Chili) and Quail Spiedini (Proscuitto, Sage and Charred Treviso), housemade pastas including Squid Ink and Octopus Spaghetti (Fennel Sausage, Rapini and Chili Oil) and Sunchoke Agnolotti (Artichoke, Green Garlic, Spring Onion, Carrots and Parmesan) in addition to a handful of Neapolitan- style pizzas such as the Sicilian Pistacchio (Mortadella, Pecorino and Burrata) and the Clam Pie (Fresh Mozzarella and Fontina, Chili Oil, Parmesan, Lardo and Parsley) all crisped to perfection by Beatrice, the restaurant’s 5,000 pound wood burning oven, named after the heroin in Dante’s Divine Comedy.  Completing the Catania menu is a thoughtful selection of handcrafted desserts overseen by Whisknladle Hospitality Corporate Chef Jojo Rossi, a first generation Sicilian-American.  The menu’s decadent offerings include the Torta di Pistachio (with Fresh Strawberries and Lemon Sorbet) and the Chocolate Budino (with Cabernet Reduction and Biscotti). 
 
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