|Re-Open Under New Ownership (Formerly Espresso Pizza)
Espresso Cucina is open for business again after 4 months of being closed for a major face lift. The Italian restaurant has been a fixture in the Ocean Beach community since the early 70's!
Chris Stavros and his wife Adriana Alcaraz purchased the restaurant when the former owner decided to sell and retire. The couple also owns The Olive Tree Marketplace right next door on the corner of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Narragansett Avenue. The Stavros family has been in business in Ocean Beach since the 40's when Mr. Cristos Stavros first owned and operated what was the "Corner Malt Shop" on Newport Avenue.
Now Chris and Adriana have taken the best of what Espresso had to offer and made it better with a fresh new look and high quality menu ingredients. The interior evokes a casual and relaxed urban feel. The wall artwork, outdoor signage, and the tables are all made by local artists.
The menu offers an affordable selection of salads + pastas + entrees + pizza. Guests are welcoming the "create your own pizza" concept. They're also hooked on traditional favorites such as chicken picatta, spaghetti and meatballs, and the lasagna which is the house specialty.
The employees you know and love are still here and ready to provide an excellent dining experience!