New Eatery. Deep Roots.

—— Honoring Tradition

At our table you are
enjoying Italian recipes passed
down from generations
past – paired with an
experience of family &
San Diego.

—— Raised in Restaurants

While most kids had
Play-Doh, we grew up
making the Pasta & Pizza,
from scratch. Home-made Italian
food runs through our veins.


Meet the Chefs behind our Hillcrest Pasta & Pinsa.

Jeff Oliveri


Jeff comes from a family of longtime restaurant owners -literally raised in his family restaurants. Jeff’s mom, dad, and his brothers are the main influence behind the family recipes and cuisine experienced at Tavola Nostra. Jeff has more than 25 years of corporate business experience in operational and executive management. Jeff trained in Rome, Italy to bring the Pinsa Romana to San Diego for the first time, and his certified to make the Originale Pinsa Romana”.

He enjoys playing golf, sports, traveling, and most of all spending time with his entire family.