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Acqua Al 2

Hours: 11:30 AM-10:00 PM

Our History
Just steps away from the bustling Piazza della Signoria, Acqua Al 2 is tucked away where it remains as Florence's favorite charming spot. A meeting place for writers, artists, and influential Florentines to dine on exquisite food and good wine. International celebrities, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Weller, Herbie Hancock, and Lauren Hutton, have also sampled the restaurants Tuscan cuisine. Stefano, Gianni, and Lucia, the owners, combine their passions for creative Tuscan cuisine in Acqua Al 2 making it the most loved dining establishment in Florence.

On September 6, 2000, Martin Gonzalez opened the doors to the first international Acqua Al 2. The culinary adventure continues as the original dishes from Florence are now being served in the heart of the Gaslmap District in San Diego.

Acqua Al 2 is located in the historic Gaslamp District at 322 5th Avenue, between J and K, it is open nightly beginning at five o'clock in the evening. There is a two for one Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from five to seven.

What makes Acqua Al 2 unique?
The original Acqua Al 2 came to life in Florence in 1978. Over the past 23 years the restaurant has become an intimately loved dining establishment by world travelers, local Florentines, and international celebrities. We bring to San Diego the creative Tuscan cuisine and warm hospitality that has made the restaurant famous. Acqua Al 2, in San Diego, uses exactly the same menu as the original restaurant. The Executive Chef, from Florence, spent seven months in San Diego training the staff in the recipes and techniques. The owner, Martin Gonzalez, also spent a year working in the kitchen in Italy. We invite you to sample our authentic cuisine right here in San Diego.

Restaurant Information
Acqua Al 2 is open at 5 pm. nightly. The restaurant is located at 322 5th Avenue, between streets J and K, in the heart of the historic Gaslamp District. The restaurant’s warm atmosphere is set off by dramatic brickwork, rich, dark woodwork, and wines displays. The Tuscan cuisine is presented much in the same way as it is in Florence. There are a variety of Insalata (Salads), Primi (First courses, pasta and rice dishes), Secondi (Entrées), and homemade Dolci (desserts)! Our Specialities are our “Assaggio di Insalata, di Primi, di Formaggio, and di Dolci”. Each of these dishes offers a sampling of several dishes in one. For example, the Assagio di Primi is a selection of five different pasta dishes. The restaurant offers a diverse wine list with selections from Italy and California. The restaurant now offers it’s own label of Sangiovese wine. There are also an assortment of Digestivi (Digestives) and after dinner wines to end the meal.

Bar Information
Patrons to the Bar have the option of sitting at the bar or several booths adjacent to the bar. The restaurant’s dinner menu is available at the bar as well as a bar appetizer menu.The full service bar has Happy Hour between 5 and 7, Monday through Friday. During this time there are two for one drink specials on beer, house Sangiovese, wells, and assorted cocktails.

It has been our pleasure introducing you to the dining experience at Acqua Al 2, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Buon Appetito

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322 5th Avenue
East Village, CA 92101