30 Years Preparing Italian Cuisine by Hand
Rosina's Italian Restaurant is one of the last remaining restaurants of its kind. It's an Italian legacy with a family heritage that began in Calabria. The Southern Italian region is known for its flavorful seasonal fruits and vegetables, and abundance of fresh fish and farm raised poultry along with incredible hospitality. Her remarkable family of restaurateurs shares Rosina’s talent and pride for authenticity. When she and her brothers and their spouses opened their family restaurant When In Rome in Leucadia, California over 35 years ago, the community welcomed their new recipes. From When In Rome came Salvatore's Cucina Italiana in downtown San Diego, Cafe Luna in Rancho Bernardo, Salvatore's in Sun Valley Idaho, Rosina's in Sun Valley Idaho, Castello Delle Serre in Serre di Rapolano, Italy, and Carmine's Pizzeria in Oceanside. Rosina's Italian Restaurant opened in March of 2013 in the charming town of Del Sur, San Diego and is still thriving today. Rosina, and her 2 sons, Giancarlo and Gianfranco, believe in working the old fashioned way - with their hands.
A Passion for Cooking
Working in the kitchen is a family tradition. Rosina will tell you she loves cooking as much as she loves people. "When you sit down for dinner with your children, you are assured they will do the same when they are adults," says Rosina. This is why it is so important to create Italian meals with pride, because you are making something for the people you love, your family. In this way, Rosina has always prepared her fresh sauces and baked pastas! For the pride and love of those who will share it with their families. Her Italian restaurant is an extension of her kitchen and a warm family atmosphere that feels like home.
The Next Generation
The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree...Giancarlo and Gianfranco literally grew up in the restaurant business. Following in their mother's footsteps they are keeping the family tradition alive and are now at the helm. In order to prepare, Giancarlo spent a year studying culinary techniques in Tuscany. When you come to Rosina's, Giancarlo and Gianfranco will take care of you like you are family.