During a business trip to San Diego last week my friend Daniel Paul and I came upon this surprising find:
The Old Trieste is a classic continental style fine dining restaurant located at 2335 Morena Boulevard near Mission Bay. It opened in 1963.
The owner, Larry Tomicich (above), is the son of the original founder Tommy Tomicich. Larry, like the restaurant’s captain and waiters, wears a traditional tuxedo while serving guests.
Curved vinyl booths, starched white tablecloths, rich wood paneling, dark windowless interior, tableside service.
“From the Broiler” there’s Filet Mignon, Half Spring Chicken, and Combination Filet Mignon and Lobster. And, as the menu remind us, “Wine Makes Good Food Taste Better”
I’ve added the Old Trieste to my Google map of 200+ classic restaurants that is on this blog site. Let me know about a favorite of yours that I’ve missed.