a New Restaurant
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.
Why Blade 1936?
The name Blade 1936 is a nod to Oceanside’s old newspaper, The Blade-Tribune, which occupied the space from 1936 until the 1960s.
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 one of his last projects. The building is a mix of modern and Art Deco.
MODERN ITALIAN FLARE
A progressive collaboration between Chef Mario Cassineri (Ciccia Osteria San Diego, Madison on Park, BICE ) and chef di cuisine Chris Narvaez (Spruce, Wine Vault and Bistro), drives an approachable, lightened, coastal Italian offering. Focusing on modern Italian fare, John Carlo Ferraiuolo (Caffe Calabria, Red Oven, Cartolina Venice Beach) joined the team as Partner, GM and Head Pizzaiolo, utilizing a custom-made Stefano Ferrara pizza brick oven from Italy. Blade features a hand crafted menu of Italian American delights featuring locally sourced and imported ingredients, house-made salumi, artisanal Napoli style wood fired pizzas, and fresh semolina pastas.
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.
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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.
CHEF De CUISINE
With more than a decade of culinary experience, both in California and abroad, Chef Chris Narvaez brings a wealth of culinary expertise to his position as Blade 1936’s Chef De Cuisine. Chef Narvaez attended the Art Institute of California’s San Diego campus, prior to beginning his career in 2006 with a position at Del Mar’s classic Market Restaurant + Bar (née Black Horse Grille.) He subsequently worked in La Jolla at George's At The Cove and several restaurants abroad.
JOHN CARLO FERRAIUOLO
GM / MASTER PIZZAIOLO
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.
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.
SALES MARKETING MANAGER
Fabrizio Donato brings decades of experience as Marketing and Sales Manager at Blade 1936. Using his expertise and creativity, he developed Blade 1936 brand by an extensive research about the history of the Blade building. Fabrizio will help to craft the best possible experiences for guests,