Romantic Dining Redefined: Trattoria Don Pietro’s Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than with an exquisite dining experience? Trattoria Don Pietro, the award-winning Sicilian restaurant located in the heart of Old Town San Diego, invites you to indulge in a romantic evening filled with delicious cuisine and a delightful ambiance. As part of El Sueño’s sister restaurant within The Vibrant Project, Trattoria Don Pietro has curated a special Valentine’s Day menu that promises to make your celebration memorable.

A Romantic Feast for Two:

Trattoria Don Pietro is renowned for its authentic Sicilian flavors and vibrant atmosphere, making it the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Their Valentine’s Day special features a Dinner for Two priced at $99 per person, allowing you to choose from a delectable array of dishes. 

Here’s a glimpse of what’s on the menu:


  • Lobster Bisque: A rich and creamy lobster and tomato bisque that will warm your heart.
  • Bruschetta: Savor the flavors of crostini topped with tomatoes, garlic, Romano cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.


  • Caprese: Delight in the freshness of heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  • Caesar Salad: Enjoy a classic Caesar salad made with baby romaine, house Caesar dressing, and shaved Parmigiano cheese.


  • Surf & Turf: Indulge in an exquisite combination of an 8oz filet mignon, an 8oz garlic-herbed lobster tail, garlic mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
  • Chilean Seabass: Experience the unique flavors of porcini-crusted Chilean seabass served with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts.


  • As the perfect sweet ending to your romantic dinner, you’ll have the choice of a delectable dessert from their menu.

A La Carte Options:

If you prefer to have more options, Trattoria Don Pietro also offers a limited a la carte menu on Valentine’s Day. This menu will surely cater to diverse tastes and preferences, ensuring that every guest has a memorable experience.

About The Vibrant Project:

The Vibrant Project is a dynamic, multi-generational restaurant conglomerate with a rich history. Led by veteran restaurateur Sal Busalacchi, who has contributed significantly to the popularity of Italian eateries in Little Italy, and known for owning San Diego Sports Arena’s first pizza place in the late ’70s, the group boasts a legacy of culinary excellence.

Pietro Busalacchi, Sal’s son, is a master of creating a vibrant dining experience that combines music, atmosphere, and food to create unforgettable moments. Additionally, Gustavo Rios, a longtime family friend, successful businessman, attorney, and engineer, contributes to the group’s expertise and diverse talents.


  • Sun: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Mon–Thu: 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Fri: 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Sat: 12:30 – 11:30 pm

Phone – (619) 255-7205

Address – 2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110