The team behind Bottega Americano is excited to open its doors within the Thomas Jefferson School of Law building. Slated for a summer opening, Bottega Americano’s footprint includes 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space featuring a sleek modern design with retro Italian and European influences. More details will be coming soon and students can get the full scoop by engaging with Bottega Americano on social media and keeping an eye out for trending news stories on the big reveal!
The venue is separate and distinct from the law school, specifically reserved as restaurant space. Bottega Americano will also be offering catering for all events taking place in the Thomas Jefferson Law School building’s many venues/spaces and will be providing a meal plan to the students as well.
Bottega Americano is the first concept created by four partners involved in San Diego’s flourishing dining scene. Owners include Giuseppe Ciuffa, Founder and CEO of Giuseppe Fine Catering and Restaurants; practicing lawyer, investor and East Village resident Chad Ruyle; general manager Greg Van de Velde, who has consulted on several new restaurants and comes from the iconic Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant; and noted chef David Warner of San Diego’s beachfront hotspot JRDN. Together, these four longtime San Diego residents will bring to life a new genre of dining inspired by European style.
The partners hired designer Thomas Schoos to help bring the vision of Bottega Americano to life. Recently, Schoos has garnered acclaim for his recent projects Searsucker, Herringbone and Puesto. The last few years have seen Schoos going more international, with projects in Beijing, Taipei and the south of France. Last May, Ellipsis opened in Mumbai, the first project Schoos has designed in India.