About Us

Chef Brian Malarkey and his team are pleased to present their flagship venue, located in the noteworthy gastronomic neighborhood of San Diego’s Little Italy. The team’s decade of experience working side by side has created a timeless, sought-after dining escape that incites long dinners, conversation, and culinary delight.

Our Chefs

Brian Malarkey, the restaurant’s celebrated chef and media darling, has evolved, bringing his best work yet to San Diego. Brian brings joy and a contagious energy, igniting even the most reserved of people with his vibrant spirit and incredible flavors.

Co-chef and partner Shane McIntyre is endlessly dedicated to his craft, inspiring the help of the most talented and eager minds of Southern California. Every dish is served with the utmost integrity—Chef Shane is unyielding in his quest for excellence. His leadership sparks a competitive energy which generates brilliant flavors and innovative dishes.

Executive Pastry Chef Adrian Mendoza is the bookend of the culinary crew, allowing diners to break bread at the beginning of their dinner, and finish the evening with a sweet confectionary. A painstaking perfectionist, Adrian hand pours each crepe in his 25 layer ricotta torte, house making every element of his delicate desserts. When lauded for his talents, the gracious chef always redirects the spotlight to his crew of pastry chefs and bakers.

Brunch

Indulge, Repent, Repeat

Brunch served Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Events

We're Hosting. You're Invited.

We have spaces that can accommodate private meetings, intimate receptions, and even would-be awkward company holiday parties. Our spaces provide lavish sophistication set amidst industrial simplicity. With a California coastal and Mediterranean influence, our menus are inspired by seasonal and local provisions. We entertain all inquiries, for whatever event you are looking to impress with, whether it’s a quaint gathering for your 10 closest friends, your rehearsal dinner/ wedding or something in between.

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Artist In Residence

John Lane
Lane studied at Rhode Island School Of Design.
His paintings are in the style of Les Fauves. Simple yet transcendental.
All works for sale and commission.
Contact: johnnylanes@gmail.com

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