my nonna’s name was isola, a wonderful cook who gave me a passion for food and fresh, simple ingredients.
I have vivid memories of my grandmother turning plain bread into amazing desserts, simple apples into incredible fritters sprinkled with a little sugar and honey, and even treating my sunburns with olive oil. Thirty years later, I still savor every meal and moment.
Isola is proud to serve the finest local ingredients, dalla vite, from the vine. I hope you enjoy every bite, plucked from my family tree for your table. Buon appetito!
– massimo tenino
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Pietro Rinaldi Winery is located in Piemonte, Italy and is owned
by my brother, Paolo Tenino. Italian and American leading wine publications including Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast have honored the winery. I am proud to serve my family’s wine at Isola.
Isola Pizza Bar is located in downtown San Diego, in
the heart of Little Italy. Join us Tuesdays through Thursdays 11AM–10PM, Fridays through Saturdays 11AM–11AM, and Sundays 11AM–10PM. Closed Mondays.
Try our Valentine's Menu!