Italian Gourmet Lunch Wagon in La Jolla 2 Days a Week

Enzo Mauri and Marco Pavlinovic will be in La Jolla with their food truck. Photo: Dave Schwab

by Dave Schwab | LaJollaLight.com

Enzo Mauri and Marco Pavlinovic will be in La Jolla with their food truck. Photo: Dave Schwab

You may see Marco Pavlinovic and executive chef Enzo Mauri’s lunch trunk — named “Mangia Mangia: (eat, eat in Italian) — selling Italian gourmet cuisine in a La Jolla parking lot.

They are giving their venture a three-month trial period, parking every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ace Parking lot at 2131 Cave St.

“I always wanted a restaurant but I can’t afford it. Now I can say the economy put me on the street — it really did,” quipped Pavlinovic.

Mobile food vending, which is starting to catch on in the United States, is a staple in his native Italy frequented by patrons late at night exiting clubs, he added.

Appetizers cost $4, paninis and lasagna are $7, and desserts like tiramisu and connoli are $4.

The mobile lunch wagon is also available for catering. For more information call (858) 405-0070.