Civico 1845 the Little Italy eatery known for its authentic Italian dishes and vegan offerings, has formed a collaboration with two Michelin-rated Italian chefs, father and son Antonio and Luca Abbruzzino, to highlight dishes that feature ingredients from southern Italy.
To kick off the partnership, the chefs will travel to San Diego and work with Civico 1845 chefs Alfonso Pisacane and Pietro Gallo to create new dishes that highlight southern Italys finest tastes. Ingredients to be imported from Italy include the Calabrian chile pepper, red Tropea onions, San Marzano tomatoes, Campanias buffalo mozzarella and more. As with the rest of the Civico 1845 menu, these dishes will also incorporate ingredients grown locally in San Diego.
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Civico 1845, the Little Italy eatery that features traditional Italian flavors with a modern spin, is bringing renowned Italian/vegan chef Luca Zannoni to San Diego to help design its new Spring-time vegan menu. With a resume that includes creating menus for restaurants and hotels across the globe including the Grand Hotel Rimini, Harrys Bar in London and Il Bacco Ristorante in New York Zannoni has cultivated an international reputation as an expert in organic, vegetarian and vegan cooking.
Our vegan menu has been a major differentiator for us and a huge part of the restaurants success, said Pietro Gallo, who serves as Civico 1845s vegan chef. I have known Zannoni for years and am excited to work with him to create dishes our customers will love. Our partnership will help Civico 1845 become the standard for vegan Italian cuisine in San Diego.
Dishes on the spring vegan menu will include new items and updated versions of the restaurants classic offerings, such as the lasagna and ravioli. New additions include Polpettine di Miglioin Tre Salse (vegan meatballs in three sauces), Risotto al Radicchio (risotto with radicchio lettuce, cabbage and caraway seeds) and Crostata di Nocciole e Amarene (a cherry and hazelnut tart).
On Wednesday, Feb. 24th, the restaurant will unveil the menu and donate 10 percent of the days vegan proceeds to The Humane League, a national organization with a San Diego chapter that reduces animal suffering by inspiring change at all levels for farmed animals. Reservations for this one-day event are encouraged, as seats are likely to fill quickly. Visit www.civico1845.com for more information.
The Next Generation of Italian Cuisine In Little Italy San Diego
Straight-from-Italy brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo are serving up authentic Italian cuisine that is anything but “old school.” Situated in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy, Civico 1845 (pronounced CHEE-vee-ko), provides a modernized Italian dining experience – with an array of vegan dishes included.
Located at 1845 India Street, Civico 1845 is a contemporary Italian restaurant that features fresh flavors and revamped versions of Italian classics. The Gallos’ southern Italian roots serve as the inspiration for much of the restaurant, both in its cuisine and design.