In the city of San Diego, California, it is simple to find a large number of good Italian restaurants. The Gaslamp District of the city is comprised of 16 ½ blocks of restaurants, theaters, and more, contributing to an exciting city nightlife. Its rise began in 1867 and this modern day city district also features several festivals and different scheduled events throughout the year. Italian restaurants in the Gaslamp downtown are plentiful and offer a wide range of choices when deciding upon the size and location of the establishment. In addition, in each and every one you will be pleased to find impeccable service and indescribable food, prepared and served by professional staff. The food will include such Italian dishes as antipasti and meals prepared with the best vegetables, including onion and garlic.
A little known fact is that when Italian immigrants came to America, they were unable to find certain staples used in their cooking in Italy, so they were forced to find acceptable substitutes for these items. This was the beginning of American-Italian food. Olive oil is a widely used staple in Italian cooking, brought from Italy by the best Italian cooks, as is Balsamic vinegar.
Another service you will find in San Diego is free valet dining Gaslamp. Many restaurants offer free valet parking which is a Godsend when you consider these alternatives; trying to find a parking space on the street or a parking garage that charges by the hour. The Gaslamp District is one block from San Diego’s East Village and is an historic site, named on the National Register of Historic Places. All of this lends to the fact that there are residents and tourists alike filling these 16 ½ blocks both day and night all year through, which can make for a parking nightmare! Free valet dining Gaslamp is a featured service at many restaurants which enables customers to leave their car in good hands, relieving them of the stress of trying to find safe parking (not to mention free), and to go enjoy their meal without a long walk from a garage or parking space that could be blocks away.
There are locations in the Gaslamp District, eating establishments included, that will offer overnight valet parking. Sometimes there will be a small charge; however, often times this service is free. In a crowded location, what could be better than free valet parking? Once your car is safely tucked away by your valet, and you have enjoyed a wonderful meal, you can continue on throughout the district, visiting shops, theaters, and historic places without worrying about traffic.
Another restaurant in the San Diego area might pan-sear a Ribeye steak. This is a fast, and easy, way to cook the meat and not only preserve, but also bring out its beefy flavor. Both of these you will find, and taste, in the Italian restaurants in the Gaslamp downtown district of San Diego.
About the author: This article is penned by Lora Davis for Asti Ristorante, a Italian food restaurant in San Diego.