Every once in a while, you stumble upon an outstanding restaurant that celebrates the creation of good food and professional service.
Welcome to Sandiego Italian Restaurant in Collingwood.
This is the kind of place you search for to escape the hustle and bustle of fast food dining. Here, your food is prepared by Emilio, and special attention is applied to each and every order. The same kind of attention to detail is applied to Jana's delicious custom made desserts.
Together, Emilio and Jana share their love of fine food created from world experiences and a burning desire to present to you the finest in Italian dining in a comfortable, quiet, sophisticated setting that will no doubt remind you of what a traditional Italian restaurant should be.
Reservations are recommended. Call 705.445.9876.
Sandiego Italian Restaurant is quietly celebrating its 20th anniversary in Collingwood. The restaurant is featured in Anne Hardy's "Where to Eat in Canada." Here is what Anne has to say:
"Emilio and Jana are still doing everything themselves at the San Diego. They came to Collingwood in the first place because they liked to ski. They stayed because they cook Italian and cook it well. that means pasta, chicken and veal -- with a difference.
Their lasagne is made with homemade crepes, which are lighter than the usual noodles. Their penne has a rose sauce touched with vodka, their bruschetta is topped with red and green peppers, tomato and eggplant. Their veal marsala is made with dry marsala wine and mushrooms, their chicken is sauteed in a white wine with lemon.
Jana makes all the soups (potato with stilton) and all the sweets (kirsch torte, chocolate torte, pavlova, opera cake with meringue and fresh cream). They have excellent espresso and capuccino and first-class biscotti. The wine-list offers all the usual Italian reds at remarkable prices.