Yelp San Diego was treated to a true Italian family celebration this week. We took over Isola Pizza Bar in Little Italy and absolutely stuffed our faces!
"Oh, and the food… it never stopped coming. I lost count of how many different pizzas were being served, but the one with dates, gorgonzola, and pistachio was totally fantastic and definitely my favorite. And the beef skewers with chimichurri? LOVE. (Honorable mentions also go to baby caprese and the prosciutto-wrapped shrimp with melon.)" – David G
Who's better to tell you about Isola Pizza Bar than Chef Massimo himself? The answer is nobody. "I have vivid memories of my grandmother turning plain bread into amazing desserts, simple apples into incredible fritters sprinkled with a little sugar and honey, and even treating my sunburns with olive oil. Thirty years later, I still savor every meal and moment. Isola is proud to serve the finest local ingredients, dalla vite, from the vine. I hope you enjoy every bite, plucked from my family tree for your table"
"It's a Yelp Elite Event. It's at Isola. It's got to be great! The Italian vibe of slowing down and enjoying time with new and old friends over amazing Italian food (and good wine) permeated this wonderful Yelp event." – Amber E
The Elite only crowd was treated to:
Medjool dates, mascarpone/gorgonzola, pistachio
Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil
Arancini al Granchio
Dungeness crab risotto arancini, saffron sauce, parmigiano
Gamberetti al Prosciutto
Shrimp wrapped in Prosciutto with Tuscan Melon
Baby Caprese with fresh Tomatoes & Mozzarella
Polenta Cups stuffed with montasio cheese & crispy pancetta
Tagliata di Manzo
Beef Tagliata with sea salt, & chimichurri salsa verde
Various selections of red wine, white wine and Italian beer.
"Isola itself is a charming pizza bar that I need to bring my hubby to since the service was incredibly awesome and the pizza slices I noshed on had me pick up a take-out menu on my way out so I can figure out what I want to try for my next visit back." – Joanne B
Angelo F spent most of his night huddled behind his camera lens and captured all the fun. You can check out all the photos on our San Diego Flickr page and be sure to take a peek at all of the reviews of those who joined us here.
Want in on the next San Diego Elite Event? Check out the Elite page for upcoming get togethers or how to become elite if you are not already badged up!