One Paseo is steadily filling in with restaurants and shops; the latest, North Italia, opens today. San Diego diners are likely familiar with the eatery, which first landed in Fashion Valley last fall. It’s one of several local eateries, including Flower Child in Del Mar and Blanco Tacos + Tequila, run by Fox Restaurant Group; another restaurant and bar, called The Henry, is coming to Coronado later this summer.
North Italia Carmel Valley will be open at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends, serving lunch, dinner, and brunch in a 5,110-square-foot space that includes a ton of outdoor dining options. Executed by head chef Seth Vider (Red O), the modern Italian menu changes seasonally but always includes pizza and freshly-made pasta along with salads, starters, and entrees like diver scallops with sweet corn risotto and chicken parmesan. There’s a weekday happy hour, with select bites and $5 wine and beer from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., but bar offers a specialty cocktail list that ranges from a classic Aperol Spritz to the Amaro D’Amici, a mix of bourbon, Fernet Branca, clover honey, and bitters.