I was in Chula Vista last weekend, really the town of Bonita according to the signs, and had a chance to go to a favorite restaurant again. The restaurant is Buon Giorno, a charming place in a small strip mall on Bonita road. The decor inside is warm and inviting, the staff and service are excellent, but the food is super wonderful. They have an extensive menu and a good variety of nightly specials. I went with a friend and we shared a cup of the soup, which was roasted tomato bisque. It was great. Then we shared a portabella mushroom appetizer which was topped with more mushrooms and lots of garlic and onions with a rich sauce. We both used the fantastic rolls to wipe the plate clean. We both ordered the same entree which was a special that night. Seabass stuffed with a crab stuffing on a bed of heated spinach, still bright green and nearly crisp. On the side was fettuccini with a creamy tomato crab sauce - out of this world.
We were too full for dessert, but the offerings looked wonderful.
I had friends at another table who all loved their meals as well. Hopefully they will write in the details.
It was Saturday night and there were not nearly enough people there for the quality of the food and service. I'm sorry I live so far away or I would go more often. This place is a gem.
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