Eggplant Parmesan at Cesarina, OB Noodle House Wings at Holding Company, and snacks at Kaneh Co.
Eggplant Parmesan @ Cesarina
For the next issue I’m reviewing Cesarina, the from-scratch pasta restaurant in Point Loma/OB that’s taken the area by storm. The husband and wife duo first turned the concept into a farmers market staple before partnering with two fresh-from-Italy friends for the brick-and-mortar in Loma Portal. It’s a tough location, a real no-man’s land. But it’s always packed because their pasta station (pastificio in Italian) cranks out some of the better from-scratch carbs in town. But one non-pasta dish stood out on my second visit—this eggplant parmesan, which arrives in a scorching terra cotta bowl where the sauce is sizzling and bubbling. It’s a wet one (many aficionados will say this is a crime), but it’s delicious, showcasing chef Patrick