Having a Taste of Italy, Close to Home

Carmel Valley’s Taste of Italy

Can someone really get a taste of Italy from the comfort of one of the Carmel Valley San Diego community neighborhood restaurants? I went to visit Carlos Arroyo to find out. Carlos is the restaurant manager at “Taste of Italy,” and has worked his way to the position over several years of busing and waiting tables. The day I went to visit “Taste of Italy,” Carlos and his team had a celebrity event at Morgan Run Resort in Del Mar, CA. Generally, I try to capture my stories on camera but due to his time constraint we couldn’t. We did have an opportunity to chat for a few minutes about the restaurant and the community. He believes that the restaurant fits in perfectly in the Carmel Valley San Diego community because of its warm, family oriented and friendly atmosphere. That seems like a winning combination right? Though that specific atmosphere is the desire for any classy family restaurants, Carlos says that what helps create and keep that environment, is the people in the community.

Taste of Italy | Carmel Valley Food Guide

Taste of Italy | Carmel Valley Food Guide

Carlos went on to say that, “the people that live in Carmel Valley San Diego, love their community.” Additionally, he said that, “they take pride in representing the community wherever they go.” Every night at his restaurant, he sees just how close knit the Carmel Valley San Diego community really is. Carlos smilingly tells me that every night, families consistently and casually approach other tables and stir up conversations with new and old friends. Once again, there is strong evidence to support the theory that the people of any city or neighborhood, have an undeniable influence over the community and its character.

“Taste of Italy,” is actually part of a larger family of restaurants serving San Diego County. The location in the Carmel Valley San Diego community opened in 2006 and happens to be the largest of its kind, with an outdoor patio and indoor dinning area. Because of his continued efforts to serve Carmel Valley, San Diego, Carlos has offered any viewer 20% off of his or her check (excluding any specials or alcohol). For more information, please contact: Carlos Arroyo @ 858.259.2300|carroyo123@gmail.com|www.tasteofitalyinc.com

David A. Moya | Founder & Carmel Valley Community Contributor

David A Moya | Founder & Contributor

David A. Moya is a community contributor and influencer for positive change. As a Certified Mortgage Coach, he focuses on education and transparency. During his earlier years, he fed his entrepreneurial spirit and founded a company called Motivus International Inc, which focuses on the development of young individuals who are committed to peak performance. David went on to pay for his BA in Finance through his real estate business and after graduating flew more than 30 flights to over 10 countries in order to master the art of communication and business. At the downward turn of the real estate market, David saw a need to change the industry and began to reach out to his network of professionals to see what could be done.


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One Response to Having a Taste of Italy, Close to Home

  1. This is a awesome page, and a must to be linked to! I love living in Carmel Valley!.

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