Pan Bon is born from the clear vision of two brothers, Luciano and Giancarlo Anselmi, and their over 30-year experience with the production of Italian bread and pastries using the renowned cooking method with "lievito madre”.
The Anselmi Brothers story begins in the city of Verona, Italy, most known for being the inspiration for Shakespeare’s book Romeo and Juliet. In Verona, the brothers own a bakery of the same name “Pan Bon” (in the Italian dialect from Verona, Pan Bon means “good bread”) which has gained them their notoriety throughout Italy’s food industry. A few years ago, the brothers came to San Diego on vacation and fell in love with America’s finest city. They began the journey to develop a new restaurant concept which would incorporate their famous Italian bakery and the production of quality, healthy food. The idea is to introduce San Diegans to the “take out” gastronomy made in Italy.
Luciano and Giancarlo Anselmi explain that “Pan Bon is a warm, inviting restaurant designed to make our customers feel as if they are enjoying VIP services in a world all to themselves.”
The unique state of the art show-kitchen concept designed by CierreEsse, Italian prime design company, is aimed to entertain customers with the sizzling rituals of our Italian chefs preparing delicious breads, pastries, and main courses. The energy and atmosphere of the restaurant is vibrant.
Pan Bon will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday and, of course, "take-out" food for those on the run! Juicy steaks and roasted chicken cooked to perfection are some of the delicious plates on the menu. Mouth watering panini (Italian sandwiches) and oven-cooked pizzas made with prime Italian ingredients are some other menu options. The menu will also include fresh grilled seafoods, healthy salads, soups, appetizers, and flaming desserts.
From the bar, patrons will be able to order a wide range of American and Italian wines (mostly Verona wines: Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto, etc.) and beers; including the most popular microbrews.
Pan Bon is considered a refreshing escape from restaurants with a routinely custom of service. Our goal is to leave the complete freedom to enjoy a blend of exquisite Italian food while sitting in a casual but elegant and modern place, reminiscent of a perfect Italian day or night out.
True Italian Style