Following the current situation and the measures around the COVID-19 virus.
Dear Ambrogio15 Customers,
Amidst growing concerns about the Coronavirus disease and news of its spread, we aim to maintain a fluid communication with our customer base.
We want to alert you to the added precautionary measures that we have implemented at Ambrogio15, due to the current dynamic situation. Following are alterations we are making to our operating procedures, in order to prioritize our guests and employees’ health and well-being while providing you with the best out of home experience possible. By the nature of our restaurant design, our venues feature an intimate environment.
Considering the California health official’s mandate for public gatherings, we are taking steps to reduce the seating occupancy in our restaurant, and will increase space between tables to adhere to social distancing guidelines. We are working to reduce our the number of seats available, as well as implementing staggered seating procedures.
While we encourage maintaining social distance in our restaurants, we will not prevent families and friends from sitting next to each other. Along with this initiative, we will be focusing our resources towards providing a safer and cleaner setting.
As we learn more about this virus, we are prepared to further modify operations on a restaurant-by-restaurant-basis to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees. Although we remain hopeful that the situation will be controlled, we are closely monitoring new developments and are prepared to modify operation models if we feel this will further enhance the safety and health of our guests and employees.
As we navigate this ongoing situation, our management is taking guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities. Following their guidance, we respectfully ask that if you are sick or feeling under the weather you consider staying home. For those of you able to join us, we encourage you wash your hands frequently with soap and take precautions as necessary.
For now, we continue to operate all our locations as we strive to offer our guests a safe and secure setting to enjoy with these enhanced procedures in place, to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your continued support, and we will continue to keep you informed as we take action.
Following the recent events, if you wish to order online stay in your car and us to bring you your food in the parking lot, please park at Ambrogio Pacific Beach, 926 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109.
Then give us a call at 858 291 8650 upon arrival, and we will send one of servers to deliver the food to your car.
Pam Kragen from the San Diego Union Tribune has interviewed the three Ambrogio15 owners for an article called “Ambrogio15 aiming to serve Americas best pizza in June 2020” about their Del Mar Restaurant
In 2016, a trio of young entrepreneurs from Milan opened Ambrogio15 pizzeria in Pacific Beach, with the goal of making the best pizza San Diegans have ever tasted.
Four years later, with Ambrogio15’s signature Burrata y Prosciutto Crudo pie topping many local “best pizza” lists, they’ve moved on to a more ambitious goal. Giacomo Pizzigoni, Luca Salvi and Andrea Burrone now hope to revolutionize pizza-making in California, if not the U.S., and perhaps become the first pizzeria in the world to earn a Michelin star.
“We want to reinvent pizza,” said Pizzigoni, 30, whose shared company now includes a second Ambrogio15 location and a Semola fresh pasta stand, both at the Little Italy Food Hall. “If pasta and other things can earn Michelin stars, why not the most essential food in Italian cuisine, which is bread? Let’s take our amazing dough and make it our canvas to create something new.”
To launch this revolution, the Ambrogio15 team returned to their roots and hired chef Silvio Salmoiraghi, who helms the Michelin-starred Ristorante Acquerello, a modern Italian restaurant just outside of Milan. Salmoiraghi was a protégé of the late Gualtiero Marchesi, the Milanese chef known as the founder of modern Italian cuisine. Since 2003, Salmoiraghi has launched two Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe.
Over the past several months, Salmoiraghi and his team of chef/partner Choi Cheolhyeok and gastronome Paolo Tucci have been collaborating with the San Diego trio on a gourmet tasting menu that will be served exclusively at the Ambrogio15 location opening June 12 in the Sky Deck dining hall at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley.
Pizzigoni said the new location will sell the affordably priced pizzas and other items from its regular menu. But more adventurous diners can choose a chef’s tasting menu featuring some of Salmoiraghi’s new dishes. In late January, Ambrogio15 hosted a five-course tasting dinner with some of the new dishes being developed for the Sky Deck location.
“When we decided to sign the Del Mar lease, we didn’t want to do Little Italy No. 2 and didn’t want to be part of a food court. This was a chance to be in a really modern establishment. It was time to step up our game and challenge ourselves,” Pizzigoni said. “Our pizza has been really successful so it was time to push the accelerator and go gourmet.”
Read the rest of the “Ambrogio15 aiming to serve Americas best pizza in June 2020” article on the Union Tribune Website.