|Orecchiette pasta with sausage, rapini, tomatoes and Mozzarella at San Diego's Piacere Mio Ristorante Italiano|
Owners Stefano and Marco (leave your last name at the door) allow diners to customize this particular menu item. For example, I like to substitute penne pasta and mix in pancetta** with the ground sausage. I’m not the only one that mixes and matches and as the late great comedian Jimmy Durante often quipped “...everyone’s getting into the act.”
Piacere Mio is a hit. It’s stylish, unpretentious, comfortable and delicious. Owners, who genuinely love what they do, run it. In the past year lines have been appearing regularly for dinner, but lunch is still relatively uncrowded.
** Pancetta is an Italian bacon made of pork belly meat, that is salt cured and spiced with black pepper, and sometimes other spices.