Salvucci's To Shutter In San Diego's East Village

March 9, 2018

It has been less than 2 years since San Diego hospitality firm RMD Group opened Salvucci's in downtown's East Village, but this Sunday night will be the restaurant's last night in business, as the eatery is currently up for sale and seeking offers.

"Salvucci’s has given us the chance to share a piece of our family history with San Diego and we have been honored to be a part the East Village neighborhood," read a statement on Salvucci's Facebook Page. "On March 11th, our cozy Italian ristorante will be starting its next chapter as we pass it off to new owners. Thank you for your love, support, and conversations around our table!"

We announced in March 2016 that RMD Group - known for such downtown San Diego staples as the recently unveiled Volcano Rabbit (formerly Don Chido), Rustic Root, Side Bar, F6ix, Ciro's, and an incoming multi-level, multi-concept restaurant, bar and entertainment venue heading into the historic Grand Pacific Hotel building - had taken over the space at 935 J Street that previously housed Común for a modernized Italian ristorante. Named after co-owner Dave Renzella's maternal grandparents, Salvucci's opened in May 2016 with a menu specializing in modern takes on traditional Italian dishes. The restaurant will close for business after service on Sunday, March 11.

There is no word yet on who will be taking over the Petco Park adjacent space in San Diego's East Village, but despite assertions that the eatery has already sold, we have heard that it is still on the market and seeking offers. RMD Group will be moving management from Salvucci's to the newly opened Volcano Rabbit in the Gaslamp.