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LAVO San Diego Italian Restaurant

Opening in June, LAVO San Diego is located in the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Featuring 235 seats and occupying a prime corner in the lively neighborhood, it will cater to locals and visitors alike. At LAVO San Diego guests can expect the boisterous, vibe-led dining experience of LAVO juxtaposed with a quintessential laid-back, yet chic, Southern Californian flair.

Tao Group Hospitality Chief Culinary Officer Ralph Scamardella has created a menu of LAVO’s hits like the infamous 1 lb Wagyu Meatball alongside brick oven pizzas and housemade pastas. The menu starts with Baked Clams Oreganata and a Chopped Antipasto Salad followed by Truffle Ricotta Cavatelli, Bone-In Veal, Chop Milanese and – of course – LAVO’s signature 20-Layer Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Mascarpone. The menu is complemented by LAVO’s playful cocktails like the Bubbles & Berries with vodka, St. Germain, Strawberries and Frizzante as well as an extensive selection of new and old-world wines.

Designed by Tao Group Hospitality’s in-house design team led by Vice President of Design and Development Susan Nugraha, LAVO San Diego features site-specific artwork commissioned for the space by long-time collaborator and artist Peter Tunney. The light-filled 15-foot loft-like restaurant houses an open kitchen, dining room with plush Hollywood banquettes, 3-sided bar with sports watching ability and outdoor sidewalk dining. Olive trees, antique wood floors and mirrors, and amber glowing pendants make perfect for both celebratory group dinner and intimate dates.



611 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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