835 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-6538

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Restaurateur and esteemed chef, Patrizia Branchi, has been a part of award-winning restaurants and Italian cuisine since 1985, when she opened her first restaurant, L’Osteria Delle Tre Panche, in the heart of Florence, Italy. After moving with her family to the states and getting acquainted with the city’s vast restaurant scene, Patrizia saw an opportunity to open her next culinary venture, where she could continue to share the award-winning recipes she’s spent her life perfecting.

Now at the helm of the Gaslamp’s popular Operacaffe, alongside her daughter, Kika, the two are fulfilling their lifelong dream of owning a successful restaurant in the United States, while doing what they love most.

Come see why this iconic Italian eatery has won the hearts of locals and visitors alike, and experience authentic Italian cuisine the way it was meant to be enjoyed – surrounded by family.