San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2018

Past Events

past solare events

Below is a list of past Solare events.

February 19 - Meet Alessandro from Borgoluce Winery

Learn about Prosecco from the best! Here’s why …

If you’re available … my friend, Alessandro Samogin, from Borgoluce Winery in Italy will be in town … and he will be at Solare from 5pm to 7pm Tues Feb 19 with a selection of his amazing boutique Prosecco’s.

I highly recommend you join if you can because:

+ The winery is amazing. Borgoluce is located in Veneto between Verona and Venice – and it has been continuously owned by the same family since 958 AD. Yes, 958 AD … over a thousand years.

+ Alessandro is a super cool charismatic guy that live on the property and has been their “face of Borgoluce” for a long time.

+ This is a GREAT opportunity to really learn about Prosecco.

+ And … you want to meet Alessando if you are considering a trip to Italy. You want to stay at the Borgoluce Estate! The Borgoluce Estate is huge (3,200 acres!) and they have an incredible agriturismo wonderland. Everything from vineyards to cheese production to honey to livestock and a great bed & breakfast. Click here and just look at all the categories of photos they have:

Let me know if you’d like to join me – it’s an Open House style – come any time between 5pm and 7pm. $25 includes the Borgoluce Prosecco’s and appetizers by Chef Filippo – and fun times with Alessandro.

Here is a cool video too of Borgoluce:

<a id="Solare-Valentines-Day-Dinner"></a>Valentine's Day Dinner at Solare

February 14 - Valentine’s Day Dinner at Solare

You will love this — Valentine’s Day dinner at Solare! Come enjoy an awesome experience. Make your reservations now as we will sell out for our special dinner this evening. An awesome 4-course dinner with a special menu designed by Exec Chef Filippo Piccini for $69/person. A rose for each couple! Click here to make your reservation or call 619-270-9670

<a id="Solare-Madeira-Wine-Dinner"></a>A Dinner & Evening with Madeira at Solare

February 12 - A Dinner & Evening with Madeira at Solare

This is a very exclusive and special Wine Dinner and Evening at Solare. Madeira! Limited to 16 guests ~ the dinner is in our Private Room around one community table.

Are you ready to go on a guided tour of the mythic but oft misunderstood wines of Madeira? We have teamed up with Jake Parrott of Haus Alpenz to put on a palate exploding tasting experience. Jake has an engrossing and captivating passion for the history and modern development of all things liquid and delicious, and Madeira is one of his favorites.

Combining the rooted Italian flavors of Chef Filippo Piccini and the extraordinary Madeira wines of Henriques & Henriques, this bacchanal will open your eyes to the versatility of this storied elixir as a true accompaniment to the foods of the world. H&H is the only grower/producer in the denomination. This is a great opportunity to experience the full depth of madeira, from a company with a history dating to mid 1800’s.

Dinner at 6:45pm and Reception with Jake Parrott at 6:15pm. $96/person includes 5 Madeira wines and the 4-course dinner designed by Chef Filippo Piccini. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670

<a id="Solare-Pasta-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch

February 09 - Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch

Solare’s pasta is made fresh every day – in our kitchen. This is an opportunity to see exactly how Chef Filippo Piccini makes that happen! He will teach you all the right techniques to enable you to make the best “pasta fresca” and perfect ravioli. This is a hands-on pasta making class where you will learn the classic dough techniques and so much more. 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. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670

<a id="Solare-Pizza-Class"></a>Cooking Class – Authentic Pizza from Scratch

January 26 - Cooking Class – Authentic Pizza from Scratch

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make pizza in the authentic style from the renowned city of Napoli? How about a tasty Sfincione from Sicily; Focaccia from Liguria? Here is your perfect opportunity — Pizza Chef Brian will guide you through each step – starting with making the dough from scratch. This is very HANDS ON – you are learning to make pizza and not just watching someone else show you. Each student will take home extra dough to show off their pizza making skills that evening at home! 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

<a id="Solare-SDRW"></a>San Diego Restaurant Week

January 20 - January 27 - San Diego Restaurant Week

Solare is participating in San Diego Restaurant Week this year – #SDRW! $40++ dinner and $20 lunch. We are excited! We are offering the special menu we designed for Restaurant Week as well as our “regular” lunch and dinner menus. Note that during Restaurant week, the last lunch seating is 2:45pm and then dinner service begins at 4:30pm. We will be open for drinks, wine, beer, cocktails, etc., all afternoon. Click here to see the menus

Make your reservation here ~ Resto Week!

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