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Sardegna Island Wines meet Ambrogio15 New Nuvola Gourmet Focaccia for Aperitivo

Join us Monday March 2nd anytime between 5 and 8 pm for a special aperitivo! We’ll introduce our New Nuvola Gourmet and we’ll pair it with a special wine tasting of Audarya Winery from Sardegna, Italy.
The owner and winemaker of Audarya, Nicoletta Pala, together with our Sommelier and Chief of Wines Marina Snow from DOCG Imports, will present 6 outstanding Natural Wines from the Beautiful Island of Sardegna:

  • Nuragus
  • Vermentino
  • Rose di Cannonau
  • Monica
  • Cannonau
  • Nuracada

Ambrogio15’s New Nuvola Gourmet

An even fluffier gourmet focaccia bread topped by our Executive Chef with the best Italian cold cuts and cheeses and local sustainable produce, inspired by our New Partnership with Michelin Star Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi
Mix of gourmet pairings (Porcini, Truffle Oil and Fontina, Prosciutto and Burrata, Smoked Provola Speck and Olives etc etc.)

$ 49 per person (including 6 Wines and Aperitivo Tasting) before tax and grat.

Let’s Talk More about Aperitivo

Aperitivo is a cultural thing in Europe, jus like happy hour in the United States. It can take place before each meal, like it can also happen before lunch. It is centered over drinks, accompanied with light food offerings to nibble on. This makes Ambrogio15’s New Focaccia Nuvola Gourmet the perfect dish for this. It is best shared with friends, for an early girls night out during the week, and is best appreciated with fun and light hearted conversation.

We are bringing the perfect setting for you to enjoy a really good moment. Delicious focaccia inspired by a Michelin star chef from Milano, six delicious natural wines from the islands of Sardegna handpicked by our partner DOCG Imports. You just need to come with your friends and enjoy the moment. Make your reservations from 5 to 8pm on March 2nd for this special event.

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Valentine’s Day is an important day for love. Even though there will always be some people that will say that if you really love someone you show it to them year round, and not only on Valentine’s Day. We have to say that we agree, however, on Valentine’s Day, there’s one thing you can get at Ambrogio15 that you won’t get any other day. Heart Shaped Pizza.

Heart Shaped Pizza is a symbol for us, the symbol of our love for all of you that come and dine with us. The love of fresh ingredients, and the love for Pizza!

So on Valentine’s Day, we will give you a couple options to dine in. A La Carte, which is ordering from our regular menu, and we also are offering a Prix Fixe Option.

We also offer our Online Ordering for Take Out if you would rather spend the night at home with candles and more…

Let’s look at the Prix Fixe offerings as there are some specials in there that have been featured in past events. This diner favorites brought their love for pizza to a new level. So let’s look at the options that are available to you on this prix fixe option.

Valentine's Day


We will have you start with the “Taste of Italy”, a Taglieri meats and cheese assortment. From Bresaola, Speck, Pecorino, Parmigiano and Provola. You are getting some of the best products Italy has to offer. Served with Stone Ground Flour Foccacia and four award winning Frantoio Franci Extra Virgin Olive Oils. This is already a great start, isn’t it.

Valentine’s Day Main Course options

Your next course will be a choice of between four special gourmet pizzas.

Bufala, Porcini and Truffle Oil

Luxury on a pizza. Between the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, the Imported Porcini Mushroom and the white truffle oil, you will be delighted by this Pizza

Margherita That Went Wrong

This one was a fan favorite at our Annual Christmas dinner. This fan favorite is a deconstructed Margherita Pizza with Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, a filet of vesuvian red tomato sauce and a basil reduction.

Pomodoro Giallo, Burrata e Prosciutto

Mozzarella Fiordilatte, Yellow San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma and Imported Burrata Cheese.

Quattro Formaggi, Salsiccia e Pesto di Radicchio

White Pizza with Mozarella Fiordilatte, Gorgonzola, Smoked Provola, Asiago, Sausage and Radicchio Pesto.


Our Homemade dessert for this special evening is going to be a Panna Cotta ai Frutto di Bosco e Cicciolato – Homemade Panda Cotta with a berries coulis and chocolate, so you can finish your dinner on a sweeter note.

This Prix Fixe Menu will be $49 per guest before tax and gratuity.

Optional Valentine’s Day Wine Pairings

Now let’s get into the fun part, the optional wine pairing (also available for $49 per guest) to bring elegance and class, followed by passion and that aphrodisiac feeling to be finished with a sweet touch.

All the wines below are Natural Wines

  • Rose’ de Noirs Extra Brut Millesime, Dosage Zero Welcome – Very Elegant and Classy
  • 2013 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Cave’ Rose’ di Una Notte, Cannonau, Sardegna – For the dreamer in you
  • 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella, Fasoli Gino, Veneto – Passionate and Aphrodisiac
  • 2014 Passito di Sagrantino, Milziade Antano, Umbria ‘14 – Final Sweet Touch

We wish you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day in advance and looking forward to celebrate it with you.


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Pam Kragen from the San Diego Union Tribune has interviewed the three Ambrogio15 owners for an article called “Ambrogio15 aiming to serve Americas best pizza in June 2020” about their Del Mar Restaurant

In 2016, a trio of young entrepreneurs from Milan opened Ambrogio15 pizzeria in Pacific Beach, with the goal of making the best pizza San Diegans have ever tasted.

Four years later, with Ambrogio15’s signature Burrata y Prosciutto Crudo pie topping many local “best pizza” lists, they’ve moved on to a more ambitious goal. Giacomo Pizzigoni, Luca Salvi and Andrea Burrone now hope to revolutionize pizza-making in California, if not the U.S., and perhaps become the first pizzeria in the world to earn a Michelin star.

“We want to reinvent pizza,” said Pizzigoni, 30, whose shared company now includes a second Ambrogio15 location and a Semola fresh pasta stand, both at the Little Italy Food Hall. “If pasta and other things can earn Michelin stars, why not the most essential food in Italian cuisine, which is bread? Let’s take our amazing dough and make it our canvas to create something new.”

To launch this revolution, the Ambrogio15 team returned to their roots and hired chef Silvio Salmoiraghi, who helms the Michelin-starred Ristorante Acquerello, a modern Italian restaurant just outside of Milan. Salmoiraghi was a protégé of the late Gualtiero Marchesi, the Milanese chef known as the founder of modern Italian cuisine. Since 2003, Salmoiraghi has launched two Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe.

Over the past several months, Salmoiraghi and his team of chef/partner Choi Cheolhyeok and gastronome Paolo Tucci have been collaborating with the San Diego trio on a gourmet tasting menu that will be served exclusively at the Ambrogio15 location opening June 12 in the Sky Deck dining hall at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley.

Pizzigoni said the new location will sell the affordably priced pizzas and other items from its regular menu. But more adventurous diners can choose a chef’s tasting menu featuring some of Salmoiraghi’s new dishes. In late January, Ambrogio15 hosted a five-course tasting dinner with some of the new dishes being developed for the Sky Deck location.

“When we decided to sign the Del Mar lease, we didn’t want to do Little Italy No. 2 and didn’t want to be part of a food court. This was a chance to be in a really modern establishment. It was time to step up our game and challenge ourselves,” Pizzigoni said. “Our pizza has been really successful so it was time to push the accelerator and go gourmet.”

Americas Best Pizza

Read the rest of the “Ambrogio15 aiming to serve Americas best pizza in June 2020” article on the Union Tribune Website.

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Introducing our new Pacific Beach Patio Dining:

Dear Ambrogio friends and family,

We are proud to present you our Pacific Beach Patio Outdoor Dining experience, also known as “Al-Fresco Dining”.

Following statewide Covid orders, we had to move our operations outdoors. While the safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority, we wanted to ensure that our guests will get a unique dining experience when visiting our restaurant.

Our goal has always been to take our guests on a culinary journey through Italy by offering only the highest, top quality ingredients, imported from our motherland. We’re happy to add to this journey, by creating an inimitable ambience and atmosphere with beautiful décor, music and under the stars dining as you would only find it in the streets of Italy.

With our amazing food and wine selection, you will enjoy plenty of options that will satisfy all of your cravings. We strive to serve only the best, highest quality ingredients and we’ve been doing so for the past 4 years.

On top of our nightly Al Fresco dining experience, we recently added an incredible lunch and happy hour menu which offers a variety of pizzas, salads, paninis, our popular roast beef lunch platter, and our signature Ambrogio bruschetta. All of this, of course, on our beautiful outdoor patio.

Our patio is for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, date night or hosting a large group of friends, we guarantee you an astounding experience that will make you feel like you are dining in Italy.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and experience our magic Italian nights, or as we call it, “Notti Magiche”, 7 days a week.

For reservations for our Pacific Beach Patio Dining experience, please visit Open Table.

We are also offering  online takeout ordering as well as catering for large groups


Your Ambrogio15 team.

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Following the current situation and the measures around the COVID-19 virus.


Dear Ambrogio15 Customers,

Amidst growing concerns about the Coronavirus disease and news of its spread, we aim to maintain a fluid communication with our customer base.

We want to alert you to the added precautionary measures that we have implemented at Ambrogio15, due to the current dynamic situation. Following are alterations we are making to our operating procedures, in order to prioritize our guests and employees’ health and well-being while providing you with the best out of home experience possible. By the nature of our restaurant design, our venues feature an intimate environment.

Considering the California health official’s mandate for public gatherings, we are taking steps to reduce the seating occupancy in our restaurant, and will increase space between tables to adhere to social distancing guidelines. We are working to reduce our the number of seats available, as well as implementing staggered seating procedures.

While we encourage maintaining social distance in our restaurants, we will not prevent families and friends from sitting next to each other. Along with this initiative, we will be focusing our resources towards providing a safer and cleaner setting.

As we learn more about this virus, we are prepared to further modify operations on a restaurant-by-restaurant-basis to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees. Although we remain hopeful that the situation will be controlled, we are closely monitoring new developments and are prepared to modify operation models if we feel this will further enhance the safety and health of our guests and employees.

As we navigate this ongoing situation, our management is taking guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities. Following their guidance, we respectfully ask that if you are sick or feeling under the weather you consider staying home. For those of you able to join us, we encourage you wash your hands frequently with soap and take precautions as necessary.

For now, we continue to operate all our locations as we strive to offer our guests a safe and secure setting to enjoy with these enhanced procedures in place, to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your continued support, and we will continue to keep you informed as we take action.

Curbside Delivery in Pacific Beach

Following the recent events, if you wish to order online stay in your car and us to bring you your food in the parking lot, please park at Ambrogio Pacific Beach, 926 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109.

Then give us a call at 858 291 8650 upon arrival, and we will send one of servers to deliver the food to your car.

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Welcome to the Ambrogio15 Little Italy blog. Ambrogio Little Italy is located in the Little Italy Food Hall, where we offer counter service, and you can also order online to skip the line.

The Pacific Beach Location of Ambrogio15 is our original concept and offers table service as well as a wonderful biodynamic wine collection. Little Italy is a different concept we opened in 2018. Counter service means no reservation. Which means that if there is a line to order your pizza, you will have to wait to order, then wait for your Pizza to be made and cooked.

Order Online to Skip The Line

You can skip the wait by ordering online, that will get you right in front of the line and get your order started before you leave your house or your office. Your pizza will be ready around fifteen minutes after you order.

When you place your order online you are also encouraged to sign up for an account. That way you can collect points for future discounts. You will also be subscribed to our newsletter, and you will receive exclusive coupons by email regularly.

All our pizzas, paninis, sides and beverages are available online. You can also customize your pizza just how you would at the counter.

You can order online for take-out as well as for counter service and enjoy the full bar at the Little Italy Food Hall.

Best Pizza in San Diego 2020

Our Pizza has been voted “Best Pizza in San Diego” by an article in the San Diego Union Tribune. Michelle Parente already reviewed our Prosciutto Crudo – Burrata Pizza as one of the best bites of 2019. For 2020, we are claiming the number one rank in San Diego for Pizza. We are extremely proud, and are looking to keep this number one spot for years to come.

Give online ordering a try, and try to maximize your time. As the quote says “Time is the only thing you cannot get back”.

We are looking forward to receive your order.

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