Maestoso To Open Offering Modern Italian Dining In Hillcrest In 2018

Future Italian eatery, Maestoso, announces it will open in The Hub Hillcrest Market at 1040 University Avenue, in place of the former Napizza Pizzeria, as early as February 2018.

The restaurant is the project of Chef-Owner Marco Maestoso, who has found success around the world while cooking for names like former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Donatella Versace. Having graduated from the prestigious culinary school, Gambero Rosso in Rome, Marco has worked alongside multiple Michelin-starred chefs.

While living in New York City in 2013, he was lauded by national media for launching a series of sold out pop-up dinners served in his own small apartment. In 2015, he opened his first restaurant, Casa Maestoso, which spent more than five months as Trip Advisor’s number one restaurant in Rome, topping a list of thousands of eateries.

Most recently, Marco and partner, Dalila Ercolani, completed a world tour of their pop-up dinners in San Francisco and Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 2017. Following this move, they reunited with childhood friends, Christopher Antinucci and Giulia Colmignoli of San Diego’s Napizza restaurant group, who also hail from Rome and will co-own Maestoso with Marco and Dalila.

“I’m excited to open this new restaurant, Maestoso, in such a vibrant area of San Diego, and am looking forward to being able to share our Roman roots with the locals while using my culinary creativity to put San Diego on every foodie’s map,” said Marco.

We’re excited, too! Look at these food shots…talk about a visual feast!

Get excited Hillcrest – this looks like an amazing addition to the neighborhood!

See you there!