hi, i'm looking for a good restaurant in the gaslamp for dinner. due to various constraints i'm limited to this area. so far the search has turned up: la strada, chive, g5, and max restaurant. i'm very wary of trendy places in a touristy area. good buzz must come with good sizzle! good food is a must! e.g. is la strada in the realms of drago (in l.a.) or il fornaio? please advice and recommend other possibilities.
please also suggest a good bakery for breakfast and lunch spots of originality (yeah i read about the cahn group) in other areas (including la jolla). thanks much!