Since I have to work today, my Mom and I celebrated last night at one of my all time favorite restaurants, Bencotto in Little Italy, San Diego! If anyone knows me, they know I’m slightly obsessed with Little Italy– a neighborhood in Downtown San Diego that is composed of mostly Italian restaurants, retail shops, and art galleries. Within Little Italy are some of the most fabulous restaurants including my personal favorite Bencotto! “Bencotto” means to a meal “done well,” or perfectly cooked, which let me tell you is not a lie. I’m no food critic but their food is A+ fabulous which is why whenever I am asked to suggest a restaurant to people, Bencotto comes spurring out of my mouth. Bencotto is inspired by the authenticity of an Italian kitchen with modern scenery. My personal friend Valentina, the owner is probably one of the most genuine, loyal and sweetest people you would ever meet. With her and her husbands work ethic, it’s no surprise that Bencotto (and it’s newest addition Monello) are so successful. For those of you who are visiting from San Diego or looking for a new place to try, I couldn’t recommend this little gem more!!