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From the Tip of the Boot to the Edge of The Jewel: Sicilian Enzo Castiglione owns La Dolce Vita restaurant in La Jolla

From the Tip of the Boot to the Edge of The Jewel: Sicilian Enzo Castiglione owns La Dolce Vita restaurant in La Jolla

For the last 21 years, La Dolce Vita restaurant has been tucked away in the international shops courtyard at 1237 Prospect St. Food enthusiast Enzo Castiglione has helmed the restaurant since its onset to bring touches of his hometown to La Jolla. Known for his “mostly traditional” recipes, Castiglione greets patrons to get to know them and, when musicians perform at the restaurant, has been known to join in by playing the Cajon (percussion box) or singing.

Where did you grow up?

I’m from Ragusa, Sicily. It’s a very small agricultural town. The main thing they do is grow wheat. My family grew wheat and grapes. I went to culinary school in Italy and worked for the cruise...

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