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The Salvucci’s Story: Family, Food and Tradition

Salvucci’s is more than just a name to us. It’s food, rooted in our culture and traditions.  It’s recipes, passed down from generation to generation; each adding their own unique touch while still honoring the integrity of the original flavors. It’s community, where neighbors are family and bonds are built and strengthened around the kitchen table.

Our family’s story began in San Donato, a small village located in the Comino Valley in central Italy. Our grandparents, Loreto and Pasqua Salvucci, immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in the 1930’s with their three children. Their daughter, Carmela, married Peter Renzella and together, they raised our large, East Coast Italian-American family. 

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Summer Happy Hour

Happy Hour at Salvucci's is from 5-6pm on weekdays.  HALF OFF draft beer, draft wine by the glass and well drinks; HALF OFF pizza and HALF OFF appetizers. Join us for the best Happy Hour in East Village!

Express Lunch!

Need a quick but delicious lunch? Welcome! Call to pre-order your lunch and your food will be ready minutes after you're seated.  

Supper with Salvucci's

Coming soon....Share stories, laughs and good food around the Salvucci's dinner table every Sunday evening.  Your Supper includes four prix fixe courses served family style along with a glass of wine, all for $29 per person.     

Let us host your special event!

Reserve space in our beautiful new East Village restaurant for your group or private party.  Salvucci's can accommodate up to 125 people.  Or let us come to you for your next company party, meeting or anniversary. For more information about hosting your event, click here!






935 J St., San Diego, CA 92101







Monday-Thursday                                   11am-2pm | 5pm - 10pm

Friday                                                         11am-2pm | 5pm - 11pm       

Saturday                                                   5pm - 11pm                                     

Sunday                                                       5pm - 10pm