Restaurant Row at The Aventine Invites Locals to Dine Al Fresco in La Jolla

May 11, 2014

The Aventine, the lifestyle complex home to Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, The Melting Pot and Cafe Japengo, is welcoming summer by inviting diners to enjoy their libations and fare al fresco. With four unique restaurants to choose from, visitors can enjoy outdoor dining while taking in the Aventine’s Italian-inspired architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House: With two stunning patios, Truluck’s outdoor dining areas are ready to bloom for spring. For the ultimate warm weather enjoyment, take it outside for happy hour with half price cocktails and 25 percent off all bottles of wine from 4:30 to 7pm daily and all night on Sundays. With a circular fire pit featured in the outdoor space, evening dining at Truluck’s is irresistible this spring. Both patios are also available for private parties and receptions.

Melting Pot: Melting Pot’s patio is ideal to soak up the La Jolla rays and welcome the warm weather! Located directly in front of the restaurant, this patio provides visitors with plenty of people-watching and the perfect reason to get of the house. Enjoy seasonal spring dishes as well as fresh fruit and vegetables with your fondue favorites. Happy hour is available every day from 4:30 to 6pm and features discounted draft beer, wine, cocktails and small plates.

Cafe Japengo: Cafe Japengo’s open-air patio sets the stage for refreshing sushi and spring inspired beverages. Enjoy Pacific Rim-inspired food and drink specials while watching the sun go down during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30-7pm and all night on Saturdays. Cafe Japengo’s patio offers intimate table seating and large bench tables for a social dining experience.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Fleming’s patio will rise in popularity along with the temperature this spring! The space features elegant heat lamps and a cozy seating area for relaxing evenings with friends or a romantic date night. Happy hour is available on the patio from 5 - 7pm daily and highlights five cocktails, wines and appetizers for $6.

Aventine La Jolla is an 11-acre upscale lifestyle and business complex that, in addition to the restaurants discussed above, is home to the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel, an 11-story LEED Platinum Certified office building and state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Sporting Club. Built in 1990 by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Aventine boasts a post-modern design inspired by Italian silhouettes. Situated in the “Golden Triangle” between the I-5 and I-805 on La Jolla Village Drive, the Aventine enjoys a central location easily accessible to La Jolla, UTC and downtown San Diego. For more information, visit or socialize on Facebook and Twitter.