Rancho Bernardo absolutely needed a great local restaurant with wonderful food, wine, service and ambience for a reasonable price. I've been there a few times for lunch or dinner and the place very consistently delivers a top-notch experience.
The paninis are creative and delicious. If you like salmon, try the panini with brie! There is a lovely outdoor patio but the interior is also light and open.
Great place for colleagues, family or just the two of you.