Replacing Ciao Ciao Piadina, Ambrogio15 Enoteca To Open In San Diego's La Jolla

June 27, 2022

The team behind San Diego's Ambrogio15 restaurants has closed its Ciao Ciao Piadina concept in La Jolla and will rebrand the space to become Ambrogio15 Enoteca, a wine room and grocery scheduled to debut this fall.

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 opened a micro-version of Ambrogio15 within Del Mar Highlands Town Center's 20,000 square-foot, multi-restaurant food hall The Sky Deck. The Ambrogio boys launched new concept Semola Artisan Express Pasta in the Little Italy Food Hall in 2019 but last year relocated the concept to the indoor/outdoor La Jolla space left dormant by the sudden and inexplicable closure of PrepKitchen

Last year, the Ambrogio team opened an Italian sandwich eatery and enoteca in La Jolla called Ciao Ciao Piadina, but they shuttered the business over this past weekend. They will soon begin renovating the 1,200-square-foot space to become Ambrogio15 Enoteca, which will be a wine and grocery shop with a wine tasting room focused on natural, organic and biodynamic wines. Expect a menu of charcuterie boards made with very rare cheeses and seasonal cold cuts, as well as specialty items like balsamic aged 30 years, grand cru olive oils, truffles, and more. Ambrogio15 recently won the Best Contemporary Wine List Award in San Diego by Italy’s top food & wine publishing group Gambero Rosso, so they certainly know what they're doing on the wine front.

Ambrogio15 Enoteca is expected to open by this fall at 510 Pearl Street in La Jolla. For more information, visit