As mentioned in my last post on San Diego, G and I ate at Bencotto Italian Kichen twice. It was amazing and while not cheap, it was worth every single penny and would have likely cost double had we had this same meal in Toronto.
Anyway, we read about this restaurant and decided that we absolutely had to eat there. And we fell in absolute love. So much so that when we were leaving, we made another reservation to return for our last dinner in California!
And what a dinner it was.
I started with stuffed squash blossoms.
Delicious blossoms stuffed with ricotta cheese. They were then lightly battered and fried. Served on a parmesan cream sauce that I would pay to just dip my fingers in it and lick off, it was amazing. The sauce had some sun-dried tomatoes scattered over the top. Heaven!!! Absolute heaven.
I was really excited about my second course. Asparagus gnocchi with cream sauce, bacon and more asparagus. Fan-freaking-tastic.
Oh yeah. Every single bite of gnocchi was beyond amazing. Seriously, it could not have been better had it been even much better. Even thought it was a huge plate of food, I still cut each gnocchi into threes just to make it last longer. I didn't realize that I was ordering two creamy dishes, but it happens. And it was amazing...
If you are in San Diego, I highly recommend this place. Our first time there, I ordered two appetizers, a glass of bubbly red (which I love), and a HUGE plate of baked pasta. With another appetizer and G's main, our bill was still only about $70 or so. Which is a lot, I understand that, but the quality is just out of control.