You might be familiar with Lisko from their presence at Little Italy Farmers’ Market. The storefront Lisko offers more than just dessert. It’s a small market/deli offering a variety of sandwiches, meat, fresh made pastas, and desserts.
I wasn’t a very good blogger and forgot to take pictures of the rest of the interior, though I was definitely eying some of the fresh made pastas. Luckily, CC took pictures of everything from her previous visit so you can see the menu and other offerings here. What I was most excited about though was the desserts.
Lisko offers the biggest macarons I’ve ever come across.
Look how big they are, it practically covers my hand.
In comparison, you can see the regular sized macarons in the display counter.
They offer four flavors: pistachio, strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ($3 each). I bought three to-go.
I enjoy the macarons here. They have a chewy shell and and a light filling. It’s not the my favorite macarons in San Diego, but they are pretty good and I love the gigantic size. One criticism I have is that there is a huge hollow section between the outer shell and the chewy part of the shell. But I think it is caused by the size of the macarons.
Lisko also offers a variety of cakes, and we all got something to eat while dining in.
The owner says this is the by far their best dessert. Inside is a whipped chocolate hazelnut mousse. The bottom layer is crunchy and nutty. The middle is filled with white chocolate ganache and liquor soaked cherries. I loved everything about this dessert. I especially liked that there were three cherries inside. I was only expecting one.
CC got an opera cake. She also got a banana caramel teardrop cake and a torte to go. I had a bite of the opera cake and really enjoyed the strong espresso flavor, though the cake seemed heavier than other opera cakes I’ve eaten.
D chose the oreo cheesecake. I was really surprised by the texture. It was very dense and had an almost gummy-like texture to it too. I’ve never encountered a cheesecake with this texture before.
I’m happy that Lisko has a storefront so I don’t need to wait until the Farmers Market to pick up their giant macarons. And I definitely will be back to get some of their fresh made pasta too and maybe one of their sandwiches.
6548 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115