Northern Mediterranean Cuisine in Southern California
Yanni's Bar & Grill has fulfilled the need for a great
in the Poway and Scripps Ranch area. A loyal following of guests comes
from Rancho Bernardo, Ramona and Escondido, even traveling from as far
as Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Julian and Point Loma.
Yanni's Bar & Grill is elegant and sophisticated without being
Simplicity is the focus: delicious food served in a comfortable,
spotlessly clean environment.
Proprietors Yanni & Denise Pihas are veterans in the
hospitality industry, and owned a very successful restaurant in Sherman
Oaks. Previously they worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in
several locations throughout the United States.
In keeping with Yanni's and Denise's heritage, the menu
reflects a fusion of northern Mediterranean cuisine with predominant
influences of Greece and Italy.
The open kitchen allows the guests to enjoy the view of the
culinary action. A wonderful terrace complements the dining room and is
perfect for dining al fresco.
A very extensive wine list was designed to complement the
and has a very good balance between old and new world wines with some
hard-to-find wines and vintages from Yanni's private cellar. Yanni
features his own wine label called “Grano Greco” (Yanni's nickname),
along with a large variety of wines by the glass. Quite often Yanni
will open an exceptional wine to make it available by the glass.
Come and visit Yanni's Bar & Grill for a gourmet lunch
or a memorable dinner!
Yanni & Denise
“The menu at Yanni's has a generous
of Greek and Mediterranean food, sure to satisfy everyone.”
The Well Known Eater
"They are all personally involved in
making sure you are welcomed properly, served appropriately and thanked
graciously when you dine in their bistro."
Best Restaurant – 1st place Best
Best Italian – 2nd place
Best Greek – 2nd place
Best Seafood – 3rd place
Best Gourmet Cuisine – 2nd place
Best Sandwiches – 3rd place
Best Dessert 1st place
Rancho Magazine 2010 Dining Survey as selected by
Voted #1 for Best New Restaurant
Voted #1 for Favorite Restaurant
Voted #2 for Best Greek
Voted #2 for Best Lunch
Voted #2 for Best Other Ethnic
Rancho Magazine 2008 Dining Survey as selected by readers
Voted Best Italian and Seafood
SignOnSanDiego.com Best of 2003
Voted Best Greek and Best Italian
SignOnSanDiego.com Best of 2008