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Da Giorgio provides tantalizing taste of Italy

Jorge Alcaraz, owner of Da Giorgio Restaurant on Old Highway 395, has the pleasure of serving diners who favor Italian cuisine. With a zeal for cooking dishes that burst with flavor, Alcaraz enjoys inventing new entrees on a regular basis.

“I have a lot of ideas and always experiment with new things and it turns out that people like it,” he said.

Alcaraz is no stranger to the kitchen, as he started cooking when he was a young boy. “I helped my mom cook and even baked fresh bread,” he said.

Raised in Michocan, Mexico, with his 11 siblings, Alcaraz was in charge of cooking meals whenever his parents were out of town.

As the years went by, he received in-depth training in Italian cuisine, beginning work at an Italian bistro at the age of 18. This experience gave him skills he needed for opening his own restaurant.

“[Da Giorgio] serves Sicilian cuisine,” he said. “It’s a little part of Italy.”

Along with savory pasta dishes, fresh seafood entrees are popular at this eatery.

“My whole menu is unique and so much different than a lot of other restaurants,” Alcaraz said. “My sauces are homemade and the bread is made fresh every day.”

Delighted with how his restaurant has grown in popularity over the years, Alcaraz believes the recipe for his success has resulted from quality products, excellent cooking techniques and inventive “know-how” in the kitchen.

“Our food is different and is not commercial,” he explained. “We offer fresh gourmet food with great service.”

For busy families, this establishment offers food-to-go and delivery within a six-mile radius. “Our delivery service is something we just started,” said Alcaraz.

The restaurant, he explained, is also a wonderful location for private parties and rehearsal dinners.

Alcaraz also provides an expansive catering service and is pleased to work with those planning a special event. He offers food choices that include Italian, Mexican, American, French, Hawaiian and Asian cuisine.

Da Giorgio Restaurant is located at 3135 Old Highway 395 and can be reached at (760) 723-1080.

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