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Pizza, Gelato & Prepared Food Planned for Solunto's Bakery Revamp

The Little Italy landmark gets a big update.

While he's prepping for the reopening of La Villa in Little Italy, which he has renamed Sorrento, restaurateur Antonino Mastellone is simultaneously working on a complete redo of Solunto's, his bakery and eatery located just across India Street.

After more than 40 year in operation, the space is getting a revamp that includes a thorough and modern makeover that will likely take two months to complete.

One side of Solunto's will more casual, with a 'tavola calda' counter stocked with prepared food for dine-in and take-out, plus a gelato and espresso bar and a pastry display. They will also continue to serve Italian and American-style breakfast.

A newly-installed wood and gas-fired oven, viewable from the all-white, chandelier-lit dining room, will churn out Neapolitan pizza; the full menu will also include homemade pasta. And a full liquor license means a new cocktail bar tucked into the back corner of the restaurant.

Panificio e Ristorante Solunto

1643 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 233-3506

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