San Diego Dining Group Opening Two New Bar & Restaurant Concepts In Little Italy

May 12, 2023

San Diego Dining Group, the hospitality company behind such local establishments as Greystone Steakhouse and Osetra Fishhouse, have taken over the former Cafe Gratitude and Carruth Cellars spaces in Little Italy for the upcoming opening of two new bar & restaurant concepts. 

San Diego Dining Group is the product of Sicilian-born chef Vincenzo Loverso, who also operates such local dining concepts as Greystone The Steakhouse, Osetra The Fishhouse, Osteria Panevino, Saltwater, Rusticucina, The Butcher's Cut, Breakfast & Bubbles, Allegro, Farmer's Table, InPasta, Zama and the recently-opened Truffle Neighborhood Cucina in North Park. Other partners in some of San Diego Dining Group's establishments include Antonino Cusimano, Alberto Mestre, and Marco Provino. 

San Diego Dining Group recently secured leases on two Little Italy properties, the former Cafe Gratitude building (1980 Kettner) and the space previously occupied by Carruth Cellars Wine Garden (2215 Kettner), both sited less than a half mile from one another on Kettner Boulevard. While there is no word on the name of the restaurant being installed in the mostly al-fresco, garden space that last housed Carruth Cellars, the former Cafe Gratitude will become a new bar & restaurant concept named The Heights. Both locations will have solely a beer and wine liquor license. 

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