Farmer’s Table, a thriving East County restaurant, will open a second location in Little Italy later this summer. Its owners, cousins Alberto Morreale and Vincenzo Loverso, are both veteran local restauranteurs — Morreale operates the Fig Tree Café locations around town as well as Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills and Loverso owns several Gaslamp restaurants including Greystone The Steakhouse, Osetra The Fishhouse, and Osteria Panevino.
The pair, who opened Farmer’s Table last year, hope to translate the restaurant’s success in La Mesa to Little Italy, where it will be part of H.G. Fenton’s new Piazza della Famiglia development. There, it will join the newly-announced Little Italy Food Hall as well as a European-style bakery and cafe.
Farmer’s Table will occupy a 7,000-square-foot space and will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu, a seasonal mix of breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and flatbreads served in a setting that incorporates repurposed farm equipment, will transfer over. And a full liquor license means that the Little Italy location will also feature its signature Bloody Marys, including a particularly over-the-top version garnished with a whole roast chicken.