Everything started 21 years ago when Danilo and Francesca moved to San Diego from Milano, Italy. Their passion and traditions drove them immediately into restaurant business and their drive and commitment into experience all angles of this hard work. They traveled back and forth for years to extend their expertise in cooking and hospitality before finally settle down in this beautiful and growing city.
They partner in a successful Italian restaurant in Pacific Beach for about 7 years and then decided to find a hidden place in need of Italian flavors and "Cucina Basilico" was born. A small humble Italian restaurant in the heart of business district as well as residential. Everything here is homemade, starting from the daily baked focaccia bread, to the traditional tiramisu'. Danilo uses genuine ingredients to give a healthy contribution to society, anything you eat here is free of preservatives and chemical additions.
Bring your friends and enjoy true flavors, you won't be disappointed!