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Antica Trattoria

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Thu, 3/21
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Grilled homemade bread + Yellow & red grape tomato + Garlic + Basil + Goat cheese + Roasted eggplant + EVOO
Crispy brussels sprouts + Pancetta + Shaved parmesan cheese + Balsamic glaze
Thin sliced raw Filet Mignon + Arugula + Shaved parmesan cheese + Capers + EVOO
Heirloom tomato + Aged balsamic + Basil + EVOO
Frittura Mista
Crispy shrimp + Calamari + Artichoke + Creamy garlic sauce
Calamari Only (Spicy Marinara)
Mussels + Onions + Garlic + White wine + Whole mustard grain broth + French fries
House made meat ball + Red wine marinara + Mediterranean olives + Parmiggiano
Add: Chicken $5, Shrimp $7
Insalata Cesare
Classic Caesar salad with parmesan cheese + Homemade Caesar dressing + Croutons
Insalata Chiara Isabella
Heirloom tomatoes + Purple onions + Cucumber + Arugula + Avocado + EVOO + Balsamic glaze
Insalata di Venere
Organic spring mix + Poached pears + Goat cheese + Caramelized walnuts + House vinaigrette
Insalata Antica
Organic spinach + Local Avocado + Hearts of Palm + Shaved Parmiggiano + Balsamic Vinegar
Split or Share Plate $5; Gluten Free Pasta $3
Arborio rice + Safron + Shrimp + Julienne Zucchini + Chery Tomatoes
Mussels + Clams + Calamari + Shrimp + Fresh herbs + Garlic + Tomato sauce
Baked pasta sheets + Meat sauce, Béchamel + Parmiggiano + Mozzarella cheese
Artichoke ricotta ravioli + Brown butter sage + Toasted almonds
Porcini mushrooms + Eggplant + Fresh tomato + Garlic + Pesto + Burrata
Homemade pappardelle + Braised diced short ribs sugo + Fresh tomato + Crumble goat cheese
Fettuccine + Smoked salmon + Shrimp + Garlic + Fresh tomato + Brandy creamy lobster sauce
Angel Hair pasta + White shrimp + Wild mushrooms + Fresh tomato + Garlic + Chardonnay + Lobster broth
Homemade potato gnocchi + Poached Pears + Gorgonzola & Walnut cream sauce
Braised all-natural Angus Boneless short ribs + Cabernet Sauvignon + Fresh herbs + Mashed potatoes + Vegetables
Monday & Tuesday; Half Price Bottles ~ (*) Excluded; 2 Bottles Max.
Bottle (Split) $8.0
Lambrusco "Sweet Red", Riunite, Italia
Bottle (Split) $8.0
Prosecco, Lunetta, Veneto, Italia
Bottle (Split) $8.0
Sparkling Rose, Lunetta, Veneto, Italia
Bottle $32.0
Prosecco, Da Luca, DOC Veneto, Italia
Bottle $35.0
Sparkling Red, Rosa Regale, Banfi DOCG Veneto, Italia
Bottle $50.0
Champagne, Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, France*
Glass $8.0
Bottle $28.0
Riesling, Cupcake, Pfalz, Germany
Glass $8.0
Bottle $28.0
Moscato, Folonari, Provincia di Pavia, Italia
Glass $8.0
Bottle $28.0
White Zinfandel, California
Glass $8.0
Bottle $28.0
Rose, NED, Pinot Noir, New Zealand
Bottle $35.0
Rose, Pecorari, Roso de Alba, Friuli
Glass $9.0
Bottle $32.0
Pinot Grigio, Bolla, Veneto, Italia
Glass $10.0
Bottle $37.0
Pinot Grigio, Paggio, Venezia Giulia, Italia
Glass $9.0
Bottle $32.0
Gavi, Riva Leone, Gavi, Italia
Glass $10.0
Bottle $35.0
Vermentino, Perolla, Toscana
Glass $10.0
Bottle $35.0
Sauvignon Blanc, Crowded House, New Zealand
Glass $9.0
Bottle $32.0
Sangiovese, Mezzadro, Terre di Chieti
Glass $12.0
Bottle $42.0
Sangiovese Blend, "Ciu Ciu" Piceno, Marche
Glass $9.0
Bottle $32.0
Chianti, "Melini" Borghi D' Elsa, Toscana
Glass $12.0
Bottle $44.0
Chianti, Classico, Tenuta di Arceno '14, Toscana
Bottle $49.0
Chianti, Classico Riserva, "IL Grigio" San Felice" 13*
Glass $9.0
Bottle $32.0
Primitivo, Masseria Del Fauno, Puglia
Glass $10.0
Bottle $35.0
Barbera, Riva Leone, Piemonte
Bottle $35.0
Refosco, Pecorari, Friuli*
Glass $13.0
Bottle $45.0
Valpolicella Ripasso, Villa Borghetti, Veneto*
Bottle $40.0
Montepulciano, Carrara, Montepulciano*
Glass $10.0
Bottle $35.0
Merlot, Montpellier, California
Glass $11.0
Bottle $38.0
Merlot, Sterling, California '16 California
Glass $10.0
Bottle $35.0
Cabernet Sauvignon, Montpellier, California
Glass $11.0
Bottle $38.0
Cabernet Sauvignon, Heavy Weight, Lodi
Glass $12.0
Bottle $40.0
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling '16, California
Bottle $47.0
Cabernet Sauvignon, Franciscan '14, Napa*
Bottle $75.0
Cabernet Sauvignon, Antinori, Antica '13, Napa*
Glass $12.0
Bottle $40.0
Petite Sirah, Bearitage, Lodi
Glass $10.0
Bottle $35.0
Syrah, Montpellier, California
Glass $13.0
Bottle $45.0
Red Blend, "Niner Red", Paso Robles
Stella Artois, Cidre Apple, Hard Cider 4.5% Leuven, Belgium
Modelo Special, Lager, 4.2% Mexico
Stella Artois, Euro Pilsner, 5.2% Leuven, Belgium
Peroni, Euro Pale Lager, 5.1% Roma, Italia
Ale Smith, Nut Brown English Style Ale, 5.0% San Diego
Stone "Delicious" IPA, Indian Pale Ale, 7.7% Escondido
Moretti la Rosa, Doppelbock Red Ale, 5.0% Italia
Ale Smith, 0.394, San Diego Pale Ale, 6.0% San Diego
Ballast Point, "Yellow Tail", Kölsh, 5.0% San Diego
Our cocktails are prepared with Premium TY KU soju
Sour Apple, Mango, Cosmopolitan
Piña Coladas
Pineapple, Strawberry, Mango, Passion fruit
Lime, Mango, Strawberry
Lime, Mango, Passion Fruit
Moscow Mule
Jinro Soju, Ginger beer, lime juice
Mexican Mule
SABE Blanco, Ginger beer, lime juice
Antica trattoria is a modern casual Italian eatery. Using organic and localy sourced Ingredients ,
$15 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

I have lived in the east county all my life, 70 years, and just learned of this fabulous restaurant this last night. Service, awesome, food spectacular, decor homey and relevant for the cuisine. I will never go downtown or to Old Town for Italian again....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kenmac1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Love the decor and the food! Great selection of wines and the special is always good. Molto bene, molto bene, molto bene.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SanDiegoCarlos
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Called in an order to-go. Salmone, the pistachio crusted salmon in an orange Prosecco sauce, is simply TO DIE FOR! Perfectly balanced sauce, excellent flavor, just a wonderful dinner. I do not recommend the garlic bread. Maybe it's just that we got it to-go, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Krizzin42
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We were luckily enough to be taken here by family who live in the area. Every time we go I feel like we're treated like visiting royalty, but I think they are that nice to everyone! I've never had anything that wasn't exceptional. Last time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

One of my favorite Italian restaurants! I have visited several times and have never been disappointed. I typically order one of the pastas. It is a fun place to go if it is your birthday because Roasario will sing Happy Birthday in Italian.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Cindy V
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in my neighborhood. Have been there many many times never been disappointed. For special occasions birthdays anniversaries family out of town. The Decour is very Italian and so are the waiters. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Donna H
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Went with the TripAdvisor recommendation for Antica Trattoria and it was right on! Best Italian food we've had in quite some time. Unassuming store front, but could tell the place was popular as soon as we walked in the door. Our waiter, Joe, was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Douglas U
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Monday night dining on business trip. For some reason TripAdvisor showed it near but wasn’t. Very glad for mistake as this neighborhood restaurant in a strip mall was excellent. Terrific service, great piccata and sea bass special, and reasonably priced fine wine list. If near...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Randy46236
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This restaurant was a suggestion from a friend and was tucked away in a little strip mall. Although, we were hesitant to go in, I was pleasantly surprised! The décor was very Italian, our server was on top of all of our requests and explained...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DavidM15863
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The ambiance and the service made for a very pleasant evening out for our party of four. On a summer Friday night it’s challenging to find a bit of an oasis away from rush and noise but Antica achieved this for us. They even took...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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