The proprietors of Farmer’s Bottega, which joined the Mission Hills restaurant landscape back in 2014, have just opened a new all-day food option in East County. Farmer’s Table, which is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in La Mesa, replaces the long-lived Sanfilippo’s Pizza. Though pizza is still offered, it’s now baked up in a wood-fired Stefano Ferrara oven imported from Naples. The seasonally-based restaurant was built and designed primarily with reclaimed elements, including a 1940s tractor parked in the bar area.
Egg dishes, plus pancake and French toast variations dominate the breakfast menu and lunch fare ranges from salads to sandwiches and flatbreads, while dinner at Farmer’s Table showcases the restaurant’s Italian roots; there’s bruschetta on wood-fired artisan bread, pasta, risotto, and the aforementioned Neapolitan-style pizza. There’s also a full bar, pouring craft beer, wine, Italian spirits and a craft cocktail list.