Thursday, January 21, 2010

carmela would approve

the other night, my friend heather and i were trying to choose a place to meet for dinner that was about halfway between our two houses. we didn't want to have to venture too far off the 805 because the weather was so awful, so we were left with a smattering of big chain restaurants (that frankly, excited neither of us) to choose from. i was yelping and googling the crap out of the UTC/university city area, looking for anything that looked even remotely intriguing, and finally i noticed that a place called lorna's italian kitchen on governor kept coming up, with great reviews to boot. i shot heather a link and she was sold. and dude: we made a good choice.

my camera phone picture doesn't do it justice, but i put my fork in the shot for some size perspective; this spinach/mushroom/gorgonzola calzone was so immense that when it was set down in front of me, we both laughed out loud and heather said "it's a turkey!" it was by far the best calzone i've ever had, and i tasted heather's linguine fra diavolo and that was damn good too. lorna's is in a little strip mall near a vons (and, awesomely, next door to a squirt your own yogurt joint) and it's a tiny little place, but if you get a chance - treat yourself. the service was excellent, the food was excellent, and did i mention their wine bottles are half off tues - thurs? lorna! loving you!


  1. I love lorna's!! we used to go there when we lived in clairemont. def a hidden gem! yum!

  2. OMG one of my parents' favorites.

  3. Thanks for the tip. Surprisingly, there isn't an abundance of great Italian food in La Jolla, will be sure to check Lorna's out!