Serving up fresh and delicious Italian fare, Blade 1936 is North County’s newest destination. The Oceanside restaurant, which has taken up residence in the old Blade-Tribune building, combines classic Italian cuisine with modern twists for a innovative and authentic menu. Perfect for both an intimate dinner and a larger party, Blade 1936 is Oceanside’s newest gathering place.
A Fresh New Breeze from Italy in Oceanside…
WHY BLADE 1936
The historic building which is included in the City of Oceanside’s Historical Resources Inventory, was designed by famed San Diego architect Irving Gill in 1936 and is notably his last work before his death. The building is a mix of modern and Art Deco and local architect Kennith Chriss will elevate the space adding rustic, wood and steel elements, while keeping the historic beauty. Menus will be reminiscent of old newspaper issues, along with framed old newspaper articles in the restaurant and a time capsule in the floor.
Focusing on modern Italian flair, John Carlo Ferraiuolo (CaffП Calabria, Red Oven) will join the team as Partner, GM and Head Pizza Chef, utilizing a custom-made Stefano Ferrara pizza brick oven from Italy. Using both locally sourced and imported Italian ingredients, featured items will include classic dishes drawing inspiration from across Italy, house-made Napoli style wood fired pizzas, crafted semolina pastas, innovative desserts, cocktails, Italian bottled beer, wines, and local and international beers on tap.
Blade 1936 is a casual eatery with a modern Italian style flair. The venue is the perfect place to meet with friends and family and celebrate and enjoy outstanding cuisine and great pizza. Our bar lounge area includes Ultra HD TVS to enjoy the major sports events. The private dining room will be the perfect space for hosting family reunion, birthday parties and corporate dinner. A state of the art audio and video set up offers a great place for business meetings.
BOOK THE PERFECT PARTY
Blade 1936 is the perfect venue for personal celebrations or corporate events.
Our private dining room is perfect for sit-down or reception style events.
With over 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Mario Cassineri uses his natural and refined talent to bring authentic and innovative Italian cuisine to Blade 1936. Serving as Culinary Director and Partner of the restaurant, Cassineri who was born and raised in Milan, Italy, infuses a taste of cultural flare and tradition into each decadent dish that he designs. Driven by a desire to both delight his guests as well as put a modern spin on contemporary dishes, Chef Mario credits his success in the kitchen to two defining attributes: palate and passion. The latter is shown not only in the meals he creates but, in his amiable personality that fills dining rooms nightly with an electric and positive energy.
JOHN CARLO FERRAIUOLO
MASTER PIZZAIOLO / GENERAL MANAGER
John Carlo’s restaurant journey began in 2009 when he moved to San Diego and partnered with CaffeCalabria in North Park. Having brought the art of Pizza Napoletana to San Diego, during his time at Caffe Calabria he became certified through AVPN (Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana), making himself and Calabria the first to be certified in San Diego. After three years with Caffe Calabria he joined the team at Red Oven Pizza and helped grow the restaurant based on sharing the experience of Pizza Napoletana using a mobile wood fired oven. John Carlo also worked as a consultant for multiple restaurants that wanted to add the Pizza Napoletana component to their business, now launching his own restaurant with Chef Mario bringing his passion for Pizza Napoletana and Mario’s passion for fine Italian cuisine and to North County.
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