Verandina To End Run In Imperial Beach After Less Than A Year | El Sonorense Mexican Seafood To Open In Its Place

January 30, 2019

After only 9 months in business, the beachside modern Italian restaurant Verandina will shutter this week in San Diego's South County and will be replaced by Sonorense Mexican Seafood.

Last April, Chef Marco Provino and Karina Kravalis launched Verandina, a two-story waterfront, "coastal Italian" restaurant that was built in the 2,800 square-foot space that last housed Barrels on Seacoast in Imperial Beach. The duo also owns and operates Giardino in Lemon Grove, which remains in business. Veradina will shutter after close of business this Thursday, January 31.

There is no word on why Verandina is closing, but the restaurant did receive a big PR push, which could not have helped the bottom line. We reached out to the Verandina for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publishing. Moving into the waterfront space at 710 Seacoast Drive in IB is El Sonorense Mexican Seafood, a fast casual Mexican eatery from Olga De La Ree-Castillo and Ariela Romo-De La Ree, which currently operates 4 locations in Mexicali. El Sonorense aims to open by mid-February