Whether I am welcoming guests at the restaurant, designing menus, promoting live music, producing a CD or writing a new book, Croce’s Park West is the center of my community and business. Croce’s Park West, our newest restaurant, located in Banker’s Hill, offers a welcoming retreat for our neighbors and visitors. The Expatriate Room, where Live Music is played, showcases memorabilia of my late husband, singer-songwriter, Jim Croce.

If you have any questions, or would like to share any stories or memories, please write me.

Warm Regards,
Ingrid Croce

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Kid’s Eat Free During Balboa Park December Nights!

Get into the holiday spirit with us at Croce’s Park West! In honor of this festive event, we are offering free kids meals! The famous Balboa Park December Nights will take place for it’s 38th consecutive year Friday, December 4th from 3-11pm and Saturday, December 5th from noon-11pm. Call us today to make your reservation! **One children’s [...]

Through it all, the agony and the ecstasy…We eat!

In 1983, with no experience in the hospitality industry and probably no business being there, I followed my “hungry heart” into the restaurant business. The next day I got my business license and a lease on the corner of Fifth and University in Hillcrest, the busiest corner in town. While the “music business” had prepared [...]

“Wives, Widows & X’s”, Mary Ann

Mary Ann written by Jim and Ingrid Croce in 1969 On our third and most auspicious date, Jim picked me up in his little V.W. Bug and took me for my first visit to the Croce family home.  I was nervous about meeting Jim’s mother Flora, “The Flower,” as he jokingly called her.  She had [...]

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