Greystone Steakhouse Owner To Open Route 29 In Former Chianti Space In San Diego's Gaslamp

June 8, 2018

From the owner of such downtown San Diego concepts as Greystone The Steakhouse, Osetra The Fishhouse and Osteria Panevino comes Route 29, a farm-to-table, Napa Valley-inspired bar & restaurant opening this summer in the space that last housed Chianti in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Vincenzo Loverso holds an extensive culinary pedigree, currently serving as the owner of San Diego Dining Group, which operates Greystone The Steakhouse, Osetra The Fishhouse and Osteria Panevino. He is also a partner in Farmer's Table, which has a location in La Mesa Village, with another opening soon in Little Italy's recently unveiled Piazza Della Famiglia and a third heading into Clairemont Village later this year. When Chianti closed earlier this year, Loverso scooped up the central space in the heart of the Gaslamp for a new concept.

Debuting as early as this July and named after the primary road that runs through California's Napa Valley is Route 29, a farm-to-table concept hoping to encapsulate the essence of California's wine country’s iconic, rustic-modern vibe. This Napa Valley-styled eatery will offer elevated California cuisine with a hint of European flair, featuring a menu that fluctuates with the season’s bounty of organic, local ingredients. Behind the bar, expect an elegant wine list of over 150 selections curated by experienced wine buyer and sommelier Nemanja Pejcic. The space is currently undergoing a complete renovation to implement a new design with elements of wood, iron, and copper, which will revolve around the open-kitchen layout.

Route 29 will sit at 644 5th Avenue in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. The restaurant is currently hiring staff. Those interested in applying should email their resume to [email protected]. For more information, visit