Joe Magnanelli


  • Chef of the Year
    California Restaurant Association
  • Hot New Restaurants
    San Diego Magazine
  • People's Choice Award
    San Diego Union-Tribune
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SD

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Ricotta gnudi
$$$, Pizza, Full Bar, Italian, Bar, Park West
"The craftsmanship and quality of the ricotta they use really make this antipasti dish irresistible. The dish is delicate, and the richness of the sage brown butter, the texture of the Parmigiano, and the sweetness of amaretti combine to make perfect gnudi."
Garden Isle Cocktail
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Italian, Newport Center
"A Bar Whim homage to the places I've been - Garden Isle Bacardi Silver and Lazzaroni Amaretto with lime, pineapple, and a lime/lemongrass shrub. Blueberry puree sink and Goslings dark rum float - as pretty as the NaPali coastline - this one's sure to put you in an aloha island state of mind. Special thanks to the friends I've met along the way @captainkamua @paseo_knows and @lifeinabeachtown #bacardisuperior @bacardiusa @bacardi #barwhim @cucinarestaurants @amarettolazzaroni1851"
At my venues