Bella Vista Social Club and Caffe is a restaurant that not only serves as the social hub for employees within the Sanford Consortium, but also attracts a mixed clientele that is looking for a warm, inviting atmosphere with superb food and beverage, along with stellar service and a panoramic view!
Our team is happy to welcome you to the Sanford Consortium!
What sets us apart from other venues around the Torrey Pines area is our combined years of success in the restaurant industry, as well as our deep passion for creating a truly unique café experience.
As our slogan says, "Because great minds deserve great food..."
Here is who we are:
Nicolas Caniglia, fluent in seven languages, comes from Switzerland. After several years in sales at the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Nico came to the US. His sales experience and language skills created the perfect background to succeed in the food industry. Nico spent several years working and managing top San Diego restaurants (Buon Appetito, Arrivederci) and Bay Area Italian Restaurants before starting his own cafe. He now runs Swieners, a successful mobile food business, with massive plans for expansion via franchise.
Amanda Caniglia, holds a BS from UCSD (class of 2000), as well as a TESOL Certificate from UCSD Extension, and a teaching credential from SDSU. Most recently, Amanda instructed courses in Business English for foreign businessmen and women. She left the world of teaching in May to pursue her and Nico’s company, Swieners, full time. Her strengths lie in strategic planning, effective marketing, and the delicate art of networking to expand opportunities for growth.