This place is the best anywhere. Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. We live over an hour away, but whenever we take a day trip to San Diego, the day ends at Enoteca Adriano. Everyone from the hostess on up to Franco, the owner, really cares about our experience.
THE KIDS LOVE IT !!!!! We have a 7 and a 5 year-old. They actually behave at this restaurant. It's fine dining, but not too formal, they are comfortable there. We usually aren't the only family with small children there. We all love the bread (we have stop the kids from filling up on it). The kids love the italian sodas and the Pope Pillow Dessert. When the kids order chocolate milk, the waiter does a fancy chocolate design on the inside of the glass and sprinkles cocoa powder on top. We call it a "kid cappucino" When we're still eating, it keeps the kids busy trying to clean the inside of the glass with the straw and spoon.
We love the menu and wine selection. Actually, we've never selected our own wine. We just ask the server to bring whatever wine goes with our entree and we have never been disappointed.
We usually go in at the 5:00 opening, but there are other people there, too. Sometimes when you go out to dinner early, you have to sit in an empty restaurant and listen to the din of the staff setting up the dining room. But not here. They open at 5 and they are ready to serve. It's fantastic. It's worth the trip from anywhere. Better make reservations. They fill up early and stay full.