2540 Bistro & Bakehouse

2540 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110 Directions
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90% of 68 customers recommended
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Sarah B.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great overall experience with exceptional service!
Adriana G.
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Report | 2 years ago
The chef is amazing! We learned about the different cuisines in all of the regions of Italy while eating delicious food. I can't wait to come back.
Tanya Y.
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great place....recommend it to all my friends
Lori A.
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent service and delicious food.
Nicolle L.
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Report | 2 years ago
Amazing food, I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, I'll definitely be coming back. I went in for Sunday brunch, but I might try coming at a different time.
roger d.
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent service on Friday night - very friendly.
Elaine E.
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Report | 2 years ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Thanks again to Vanessa for the use of her iPad and great service. We will be back when we're back in town!
Cass F.
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Report | 2 years ago
Chef Mark's appreciation for classic preparation creates delicious dishes and Tim's attentive service and friendly manner made for a wonderfully memorable afternoon. I will be back for more classes and fabulous meals.
Nancy D.
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Report | 2 years ago
Salad Bar was fresh and tasty, however the set up was difficult to navigate.
Travis H.
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Report | 2 years ago
The class was great! Mark did a great job and was a lot of fun. It was a little cramped, and not as much hands on as I had hoped, but provide a ton of info and was a lot of fun! They also had drink specials and food specials for us, which was very nice.
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At the Zagat-rated 25 Forty Bistro, chef Mark Pelliccia composes dishes that blend classic and creative culinary approaches. Pelliccia draws from international travels and experience working in restaurants throughout Italy to inspire his work. While the menu changes seasonally, featured dishes have included braised pork belly with sweet potato salad, a duck and white bean casserole, and oven-roasted lamb with tarragon fennel. Different events and specials liven up the week, from a prix-fixe three-course menu on Wednesday to Tuesday’s free buffet access with purchase of a glass of wine.

Diners relax with glasses of wine and cups of coffee in 25 Forty’s bright clean space, punctuated by line work of Asia and a chalkboard menu of specials. Crisp heather-violet tablecloths dangle from each table, flanked by modern chairs with geometric cutouts in the back. The bistro is open all day Tuesday-Sunday, and rests its burners every Monday.

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San Diego Restaurant Guide

San Diego restaurants can be found packed together in the touristy downtown area, but the restaurant scene has notable dining establishments all over the city. Mexican flavors are everywhere, and there's scarcely a restaurant within range that won't have a burrito, tortilla or taco on the menu. But in keeping with the diversity of the city itself, Italian and Asian restaurants are also popular in San Diego.

It's impossible to divorce the influence of Mexican food when eating in San Diego, and iconic amongst the ubiquitous options is the fish taco. Famously served at fish shacks and classy seafood restaurants alike, it is almost traditional cuisine for surfers, beachgoers and fishermen. Try George's at the Cove in La Jolla for a more modern fusion take on the traditional taco or Fidel's in Solana Beach for a more classic fish taco with a history stretching back to 1960.

San Diego food is also enriched by affordable Italian restaurants in the now gentrified Little Italy neighborhood. Buon Appetito should sit somewhere near the top of the list of restaurants to try for its varied menu and fresh flavors. This place does not take reservations over the weekend, but will call to notify of available tables.

For fine dining in San Diego, the trendy Gaslamp Quarter must be mentioned. This is a sure bet for finding quality ethnic cuisine from around the world. The intimate Escape Fish Bar is worth checking out for Asian-influenced seafood, but the quarter also hosts an annual culinary walking tour every June, during which visitors can test the best from participating restaurants in the area.

San Diego restaurants offer diners and casual lunch grabbers an array of options, from the humble fish taco to upmarket Asian cuisine. No matter the budget, there's a culinary delight to be found for every occasion.

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