At Carmela Cucina Italiana you can expect the very best of traditional Italian cuisine.


Having both been mentored in Italy and premier East Coast Italian restaurants for many years, Carmela & Zoro had been searching for a home to bring their culinary expertise and their lifelong dream of opening their own restaurant to. The result of this ongoing quest to share the fruits of their labor with people who would appreciate the passion they have acquired for delivering the utmost in food quality in a warm and friendly atmosphere finally found its home. Carmela & Zoro chose San Marcos, California to give birth to Carmela Cucina Italiana. It was (and still is) this passion for providing a grand dining experience to all of their guests that slowly but surely inched Carmela Cucina along to become one of the very few Outstanding Italian dining establishments in San Diego County. For over 18 years Carmela & Zoro have been working "hands on" to prepare savory, mouth watering dishes, the likes of which include home made pastas, unique chicken, veal, and seafood dishes along with an ever-changing array of delectable daily specials..... and don't dare leave without sampling one of their house-made Desserts!


Let them take your taste buds on a journey to a true Italian feast!

Carmela Cucina Italiana      823 Grand Avenue      San Marcos      California      92069     760-471-2131