So beloved is the original downtown location of Pan di Bacco that a second location opened in San José del Cabo last year. Both specialize in handmade pastas, pizzas, and breads that hearken back to Naples, where corporate chef Paolo della Corte trained with many Michelin-starred chefs. Visitors to the restaurant-bakery can also pop in for baguettes of ciabatta, tartine or cheese grissini, or settle in for savory servings of leek and bacon quiche, potato frittatas, organic chicken croquettes, or antipasti and veggie panini. The menu blends a host of hearty breakfast delicacies with the more sophisticated fare one would expect during a lengthy, Italian-style lunch. There’s a trio of daily wine pairing options as a multicourse meal upgrade. Heart healthy salads and fruit salads can be custom made at the on-site salad bar, and the café offers heart-starting espressos from rich Italian Illy coffees. Of course, the incredible service and cuisine should come as no surprise; Pan di Bacco is part of the same family of restaurants that includes Sunset Mona Lisa and Sunset Point. Cabo San Lucas: Marina Boulevard and Lázaro Cárdenas, (624) 143-3508, www.pandibacco.com. San José del Cabo: km 7.55 on the tourist corridor, (624) 108-1748 Daily 7 a.m.–midnight. MasterCard, Visa, and vouchers accepted. $–$$$ C.S.
Contact Page in Los Cabos Guide: http://www.loscabosguide.com/pan-di-bacco/