Encanto is a quiet bedroom community, but its proximity to downtown San Diego makes it a great place for easy access to dining in and around the Gaslamp Quarter which offers excellent cuisine of all types and for all types of evenings out, from elegant dining to family-style. A great Italian and Mediterranean choice is La Strada, known for its chic clientele, stylish decor, and robust Italian wine. For an authentic Australian experience, Bondi is a new restaurant that offers all thing Aussie. Monsoon is an Indian restaurant on Fourth Avenue with some of the finest Indian cuisine in San Diego. Another great downtown restaurant is Buca di Beppo for Italian Fare and Galileo 101, as well as Dobson's Bar & Restaurant, an "in" place for the dedicated pre-theater crowd. There are other fine Mexican, Thai, Chinese, and other restaurants in downtown San Diego and always something new to try.