Monday, April 13, 2009

Restaurant Profile: Acqua Al 2

From Culturistas
In the Gaslamp district of San Diego, there is an Italian restaurant called Acqua Al 2 (awk-wa all doo-eh). I first tried Acqua Al 2 while I lived in Florence in 2005. Turned out they had a sister restaurant in San Diego and [no joke] it is the primary reason why we visit San Diego. They serve a pasta sampler and a steak sampler that is to die for. When you get a "sampler" you are served smaller portions of a few dishes. So if you like to try a lot of different dishes this is the best thing on the menu! Their balsamic steak is amazing--and they have a blueberry steak which is quite intriguing. Also amazing is that the food tastes exactly the same in Florence as it does in San Diego. Owner of the San Diego location, Martin Gonzalez had the chefs from the Florence location train his chefs, which makes for some great authentic Italian food :)

Although Acqua isnt exactly recession friendly-- it is a great place to go for a special occasion.

Acqua Al 2
322 5th Avenue
San Diego, Ca 92101

1 comment:

  1. i wish i could have gone on a triple date...this looks amazing!