San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2019

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Almost every week, the Solare Team is creating and having an event around food, wine, beer, spirits, music, and more.   Here is our current schedule below.   If you would like to host your own event for a family occasion or corporate event, please see our “host an event” page.
 


A Message from Randy and the Solare Team

March 14 - March 31 - A Message from Randy and the Solare Team

March 16, 2020 — As you may have heard, the County of San Diego just issued an updated order that there will be no on-site dining through March 31. All food served shall be by delivery or through pick-up.

And Solare is ready.

You can continue to enjoy the delicious dishes we prepare – and there are three ways you can make that happen:

  • To-Go: Call us and we can have your order ready when you arrive (see our menus online)
  • Curbside: If you’d prefer, we can bring your food out curbside. Easy!
  • Delivery: We work with DoorDash for Pizza, Lasagna, and Italian Soups – just click here

We have new Italian soups and broths just in time for Spring:

  • Solare’s Minestone – Solare’s wholesome and hearty Minestrone soup is a a deliciously filling meal or starter any day of the year — A delightful combination of Lentils, potato, leek, carrot, beans, peas and more
  • Brodo d’Osso – Solare’s Brodo is clarified slow cooked beef bone broth. Pure delicious healthy bone broth.
  • Zuppa Ceci – Tuscan Classic: rosemary scented heirloom garbanzo bean soup infused with an Italian soffritto
  • Zuppa di Zucca – Solare’s famous organic Butternut Squash soup … infused with just a hint of white chocolate and Solare love

Finally, we are maintaining our online community on Facebook and Instagram – and emails and calls to us. We’re here to keep the conversation going and to answer any food and cooking questions you have.

In fact, if cannot enjoy our Solare dishes, and you are cooking Italian dishes at home – let us know if you have a cooking question we may be able to answer – contact us! We are here with you no matter what.

Food is the power that brings us together.

With Love,

-Randy and the Solare Team

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March 14, 2020 — Hi – this is Randy it is Saturday March 14 — and I am taking a moment to share my thoughts after the unimaginable week that we all just experienced. And I know that you are all equally concerned about what may happen in the week ahead.

I am an optimistic (you know that!) guy but also a realistic guy – and I am very confident we will all work together no matter what situations we encounter.

In that spirit — here are a few key items to keep you updated .

First, if you would like to continue to enjoy the delicious dishes we prepare – there are three ways you can make that happen:

  • To-Go: Call us and we can have your order ready when you arrive
  • Curbside: If you’d prefer, we can bring your food out curbside. Easy!
  • Delivery: We work with DoorDash for Pizza, Lasagna, and Italian Soups – just click here

And note: we do have great Italian soups you can enjoy at Solare – or To-Go or Curbside or Delivery through DoorDash.

You will love these soups and broths:

  • Solare’s Minestone – Solare’s wholesome and hearty Minestrone soup is a a deliciously filling meal or starter any day of the year — A delightful combination of Lentils, potato, leek, carrot, beans, peas and more
  • Brodo d’Osso – Solare’s Brodo is clarified slow cooked beef bone broth. Pure delicious healthy bone broth.
  • Zuppa Ceci (e Gamberi) – Tuscan Classic: rosemary scented heirloom garbanzo bean soup infused with an Italian soffritto
  • Zuppa di Zucca – Solare’s famous organic Butternut Squash soup … infused with just a hint of white chocolate and Solare love

And – we have been taking so many additional steps to ensure that we are taking good care of you at Solare:

  • Social Distancing – Tommy has removed tables and “re-designed” the dining areas so there is lots of space between guests at any two tables
  • We have imposed even greater cleaning and sanitizing requirements for dining and common areas – all menus are cleaned after each guest
  • The Solare team has strict requirements for regular hand scrubbing
  • All team members know to stay home if feeling ill at all and all management is closely monitoring this
  • We are enforcing “touch free” greetings
  • And – we are adhering to the guidance from local, state and federal health authorities.

Finally, we are maintaining our online community on Facebook and Instagram – and emails to us. We’re here to keep the conversation going and to answer any food and cooking questions you have.

In fact, if cannot enjoy our Solare dishes, and you are cooking Italian dishes at home – let us know if you have a question we may be able to answer – contact us! We are here with you no matter what.

Food is the power that brings us together.

With Love,

-Randy and the Solare Team


<a id="Solare-Cooking-Classes"></a>Cooking Classes at Solare ~ Hands-on!

March 15 - April 30 - Cooking Classes at Solare ~ Hands-on!

Ciao!! Here is our Schedule for Cooking Classes. Contact us with any questions. We love doing Cooking Classes here at Solare.

Here is the Solare Cooking Class Schedule for January, February, March, and April:

Jan 25 – Making Pasta from Scratch – sold out
Feb 8 – Authentic Pizza – sold out
Feb 22 – Seafood + Fish Market – sold out
Mar 7 – Tuscan Meats including La Fiorentina Steak – sold out
Mar 21 – Seafood + Fish Market – sold out – POSTPONED
Mar 28 – Authentic Pizza
Apr 4 – Lasagna – sold out

Our Cooking Classes offer a truly hands-on experience in a commercial kitchen allowing each student to create Italian cuisine themselves to make at home. Our classes are not a “demonstration” – they are hands on.

The classes are held pretty much every other Saturday, and the fun typically starts at 10:30am at Solare (10am for some classes) with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. The Classes are $85/student and that includes the class, coffees, wines, and full lunch.

The Classes do sell out fast due to the limited size. Please call 619-270-9670 or email us to make a reservation for a Class: info@solarelounge.com

-Randy


<a id="Solare-Lasagna-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Lasagna from scratch … with Chef Filippo & Maria!  <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

April 04 - Cooking Class: Lasagna from scratch … with Chef Filippo & Maria! – Sold Out

Baked pasta … Lasagna! A whole lesson dedicated to traditional Italian baked pasta – with a focus on the best Lasagna. The incredible one-of-a kind, Maria, and Executive Chef Filippo Piccini will teach you how to master the technique of baking pasta, and everything you want to know about lasagna. The lesson will be held in our kitchen with Maria and Chef Filippo!! Don’t forget to bring your baking glove! The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. Limit 10 – $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details. Reserve now!

Lasagna, one of the most celebrated of the Italian food staples, has a long and luxurious history. The term “lasagna” comes from the Greek word, “lasagnum,” meaning dish or bowl. The ancient Greeks used baking dishes of that name, which they eventually transferred to the Romans. The Romans, who ended up using the same style of dish, also developed a type of food which they used the term “lasagnum” for: it was served in said dish, with layers of a pasta-like food with other fillings in-between. With the extent of the Roman empire, this new “lasagnum” dish spread all across Europe, eventually reaching Britain, where it was published in the very first cookbook.

After remaining dormant for many decades, the early form of lasagna once again surfaced. The early Italians changed the name from “lasagnum,” to “lasagna,” which is the current form. Over the years, the word “lasagna” began to change definitions; the word previously referred to the serving dish it was baked in, but began to simply mean the delicious pasta meal in the dish itself. In modern cooking terms, it now means layers of thin pasta, with meat, cheese, and tomato sauce squeezed in between. Lasagna sure has come a long way.

The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. – Class size limited — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670 – Sold Out


<a id="Solare-Venissimo-Cheese"></a>Italian Formaggi e Vino with Venissimo & Villa Italia Wines @ Solare

April 08 - Italian Formaggi e Vino with Venissimo & Villa Italia Wines @ Solare

Read the following from Venissimo Cheese: Named San Diego’s Best Italian Restaurant, Solare obviously knows Italian food. So we thought, why not create a cheese-themed dinner, showcasing our favorites from this fabulous country?

Solare Ristorante in partnership with Venissimo and Villa Italia Wines invite you to this fun and intimate dinner where you’ll enjoy an authentic appetizer/salad plus a delectable main course, both featuring Italian wines and formaggi.

Learn secrets to making delicious Italian meals, plus what makes Italian cheeses so unique, all the while enjoying wonderful wines. This will be molto buono to the max!

Click here to RSVP and secure a ticket. Join me!


Events and Parties

Have your special dinner, lunch, or party at Solare. We have a great venue with easy parking – and our Team is ready to make it a huge success for you! Solare Events Planning info here.


Click here to view Past Solare Events.

Pizza Verdure Mozzerella, San Marzano, tomatoes,
and farmer’s market vegetables