About your Chef
Franco Tassone was born in Italy and comes from a family of six Chefs and Restauranteurs. Growing up, he could always be found in the kitchen, helping his mother. His curiosity and passion for cooking led him to work and study abroad, from Italy to Australia, from Canada to America.
Moving to San Diego in 1989, he became a pioneer in the Gaslamp District and helped open La Strada. From 1992-2004, La Terrazza, which was nestled in the beautiful La Jolla Cove, became a huge hit with locals and world travelers. From 1998-2003, Zao Sushi, showcased four of San Diego's top sushi chefs turning food into an art form. From 2003-2007, Isola Lounge was the first to feature tapas from around the world, Italian food and the best Sangria on the beach!
Franco and his team welcome you to Enoteca Adriano, Pacific Beach's first Wine Bar. Highlighting Italian food and wine from 13 wine regions, we offer daily specials, wine flights, and wine pairings.
About Enoteca Adriano
An Italian Wine Bar, featuring paired regional Italian wines and popular dishes. With more than 30 types of wine served by the glass and the bottle, Enoteca Adriano's wine list highlights the best of Italy's 2000+ grape varieties from its 13 wine-growing regions.
Since 2006, offers delicious regional dishes, Enoteca Adriano is a unique yet casual place modeled after the Enoteca's of Italy that are at the center of Italian culture. Diners can experiment with ancient indigenous varieties like Aglianico or try Italy's old-world take on familiar varietals such as Cabernet, paired with tempting antipasti, the famous fresh Burrata, seasonal salads, distinctive soups, savory pasta dishes and delectable desserts. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or a casual meeting with friends and family, the patio piazza makes Enoteca Adriano a must-stop for anyone in San Diego, residents and tourists alike.
In loving memory and honor of Adriano Tassone