Owners Of Mission Hills Farmer's Bottega Open Farmer's Table In San Diego's East County

February 16, 2017

With all the exciting places to dine in San Diego, it’s about time East County gets a new hotspot. Farmer’s Table has moved into La Mesa, taking over the space occupied by Sanfilippo's Pizza for over four decades to bring together fresh, locally sourced organic ingredients and unique recipes in an inviting atmosphere.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Farmer’s Table’s menu borrows some best-sellers from sister restaurant Farmer’s Bottega, including Bison Tartare, Pecan Crusted Chicken Sandwich, Kurobuta Pork Chop, and Tiramisu French Toast. Part of the Farmer’s Table expanded menu also includes true Italian pizza, as the restaurant features a light blue Stefano Ferrara pizza oven imported directly from Naples.

"Honest food done right’ pretty much sums up our mission," says co-owner Alberto Morreale.

Farmer’s Table is approximately 4,000 square-feet with a 600 square-foot patio. From custom chandeliers and light fixtures, to a 1940 tractor in the bar, the Farmer’s Table décor presents a tasteful arrangement of rough-hewn, vintage details. The private dining area, separated from the rest of the restaurant by a working gate that doubles as a living wall of succulents, features walls that are coated in a blue jean fabric to accentuate the farmer feel. A key touch to the décor is that 80% of all materials used for decorating is reclaimed, aiding to the importance of sustainability and recycling to support the environment. Benches and tables were made from old car parts, tires, and vintage suitcases. One entire wall of the restaurant is all retractable glass windows and doors, bathing the entire dining space in natural light.

Morreale and Vincenzo Loverso are co-owners in this new endeavor. A dominant figure in San Diego’s vibrant restaurant scene, Alberto co-owns the highly successful Hillcrest and Liberty Station Fig Tree Café locations and is the owner of Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills. Vincenzo holds an extensive pedigree, having previously opened Hillcrest’s Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill and is currently serving as the owner of San Diego Dining Group, which operates Greystone The Steakhouse, Osetra The Fishhouse, and Osteria Panevino.

Located in the heart and soul of La Mesa, Farmer’s Table is expected to be a worthy complement to East County’s emerging culinary culture. Farmer’s Table is located at 8141 La Mesa Boulevard. For more information, visit farmerstablelamesa.com.