Ambrogio15 Restaurant Group To Grand Open Aperitivo-Focused Ciao Ciao Piadina On April 1

March 28, 2021

The team behind San Diego's expanding Ambrogio15 restaurant group is nearly ready to unveil their newest dining concept Ciao Ciao Piadina, an Italian speciality sandwich restaurant and aperitivo-focused natural wine bar set to grand open in La Jolla on April 1.

Milan-turned-San Diego residents Giacomo Pizzigoni, Andrea Burrone and Luca Salvi opened the flagship Ambrogio15 on Turquoise Street in San Diego's North Pacific Beach community in August 2016. The team expanded in 2018 with a stall within the Little Italy Food Hall and also has plans in place for a micro-version of Ambrogio15 to debut within Del Mar Highlands Town Center's incoming, 20,000 square-foot, multi-restaurant food hall called The Sky Deck. The Ambrogio boys have no plans on slowing down and will also be launching Semola The Ambrogio15 Pasta Bar in the former PrepKitchen space in La Jolla later this this year.

Ciao Ciao Piadina will open in partnership with longtime friends of the Ambrogio team, Francesco Burnazzi and Lauren Turton. The group has redesigned the 1,200-square-foot space that last housed Poke Go on Pearl Street in La Jolla to have a playful interior space with a pink bar, fun murals and pink velvet booths, as well as  outdoor patio seating. The menu is centered around piadina, which is an Italian flatbread sandwich from the region of Emilia-Romagna. Expect a variety of sandwiches like the #1 with Parma prosciutto, crescenza cheese and baby arugula, and the #4 with red beet hummus, vegan mozzarella, grilled veggies and balsamic reduction. The menu will be rounded out with a variety of salads, sides like Italian poke and vegetable crudités, and dessert items like a pink canoli and tiramisu panna cotta.

With the tagline "The Apertivo Social Club", Ciao Ciao Piadina will also be bringing patrons an authentic apertivo (Italian happy hour) experience featuring natural and biodynamic wines, craft beers, and a variety of spritzes. From 4-9pm, guests 21-and-over will be able to pay a flat fee ($29 or $39) that will include one drink and unlimited bites of finger foods and sandwich samples. Patrons will then be able to purchase additional beverages at their regular price. 

Ciao Ciao Piadina will open at 11am on Thursday, April 1, at 510 Pearl Street in La Jolla. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.