Dean Martin

Dining at Pernicano's: A family affair for three generations in Pacific Beach/San Diego

Dining at Pernicano's: A family affair for three generations in Pacific Beach/San Diego

IN GOOD TASTE:

Pernicano's Family Restaurant has been in Pacific Beach at 711 Turquoise St. — well, before Pacific Beach was even Pacific Beach as we know it. When the restaurant opened in 1947, there were only seven other restaurants on the entire thoroughfare. Pacific Beach literally grew up around Pernicano's Restaurant, and it's still standing on solid ground 70 years later.

That longevity is due primarily to the work of owner Johnny Pernicano, who was there from Day One, and who is still there today. Pernicano has been called the "Heart of Pacific Beach," and is as close to a living-legend restaurateur as you'll find in these parts....

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