Little Italy

17 06, 2016

Barbusa by the Busalacchi’s Brings Modern Sicilian to Little Italy

By | 2016-06-17T15:03:24+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Little Italy|0 Comments

by Candice Woo , photos by Lyudmila Zotova This article originally appeared in SanDiegoEater.com - All Rights are theirs, not ours More Southern Italian for India Street The Busalacchi family, including patriarch Joe Busalacchi, nephew and executive chef Nino Zizzo and son and general manager PJ Busalacchi, could be officially opening their latest restaurant in Little Italy as soon as this weekend. A transformation of their old school Po Pazzo, the new Barbusa is a modern homage to the family's Sicilian heritage; inspired by Southern Italian specialties, the menu includes arancini, sea urchin and shrimp pasta, and tripe with classic, spicy puttanesca sauce. Seafood is well-represented, particularly at the six-seat crudo bar which will offer everything from fish carpaccio to oysters. And the pasta is all housemade, rolled out in the open kitchen in front of seven-seat chef's table that will host monthly tasting dinners. There's also a wood-fired pizza oven, baking [...]

9 05, 2016

Coming Soon…Little Italy’s Barbusa

By | 2016-05-09T19:53:31+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Family, Little Italy, Restaurants|0 Comments

This article was copy/paste from SanDiegoEater.com - All Rights are theirs, not ours Busalacchis Enter Next Era With Little Italy's Barbusa by Candice Woo May 3, 2016, 12:55p . In a few weeks, the Busalacchi family, led by patriarch Joe Busalacchi, will unveil Barbusa, the new Little Italy restaurant that's a revamp of the experienced restaurateur's Po Pazzo on India Street. While Po Pazzo opened in 2004 as an old school Italian chophouse, Barbusa is being positioned as a modern Sicilian trattoria, with an entirely redesigned space that includes a patio flanked by living green walls and bi-fold doors that open into the dining room. Inside, there's a new shiny white Carrara marble bar that will feature 12 taps of craft beer, a six-seat section with a dedicated chef composing crudo and carpaccio dishes, a chilled case for meats and cheeses, and an eight-person chef's table. As Busalacchi restaurants are always a [...]

23 12, 2014

Let’s Toast to 2014!

By | 2016-04-19T13:35:51+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Events, Family, Holiday, Little Italy, New Year's Eve, Restaurants|Comments Off on Let’s Toast to 2014!

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” ~Bill Keane Ringing in the new year is all about reflecting on the year passed and giving thought to what lies ahead.  This New Year’s Eve, let’s honor the present!!  Put your resolutions on hold and let’s usher in the New Year the best way!  Celebrate with friends and family, music and cocktails, and of course the tastiest food that reminds you what living is all about. We don’t need cold, winter weather or Times Square to remind us what day it is!  We are America’s finest city and we know how to party!  So get out your fanciest attire, or throw on your flip-flops, and enjoy New Year’s Eve indoors or out at any of the Busalacchi restaurants! Cheers to good times and great memories this holiday season, from our family to [...]