Our goal is to delight our customers, providing authentic Italian signature dishes made of the highest quality ingredients prepared daily by our Italian hands and heart. To offer a memorable experience with great service in a friendly and casual atmosphere.Owner Paolo Pedrazzani and his wife Mara Gerloni, Ph.D, moved to San Diego from Milan, Italy in 1993. Paolo opened the first Via Italia Trattoria in a shopping center "Clairemont Town Square" in San Diego in 1997 and in Encinitas in 2002 center aiming to provide a real and outstanding Italian dining experience for his customers. After several years in the business, Paolo is proud to have reached what he aimed to achieve. As a matter of fact, Via Italia is not just a Trattoria, but offers everything an extraordinary restaurant can offer, such as catering events, wine dinners, authentic Italian food and contemporary music. It simply has it all!