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La Mia Cucina

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
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Calamari
Calamari steak served abalone style, pounded and lightly breaded in seasoned cracker meal, grilled and served with house made tartar sauce
17
Crab and Prawn Cake
Alaskan crab and sweet Gulf prawns with fennel, breadcrumbs, red onion and spices. Grilled and served with a house made sauce on Coleslaw
15
Arancini
Italian rice balls filled with house made sausage, prosciutto, peas and mozzarella, dusted in seasoned breadcrumbs and fried golden brown. Served with a rich tomato pesto sauce
15
Italian Sausage
House made sausage sautéed with fresh heirloom tomato, shallots, garlic, fresh basil and white wine
16
Burrata Caprese
Vine ripened heirloom tomato slices with fresh burrata mozzarella, fresh basil, house made basil oil, salt and cracked pepper
About
Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one of the Peninsula’s favorite spots, La Mia Cucina. This little jewel, with its fresh ambiance and tantalizing menu, is popular with everyone. The colorful European advertising posters that enliven the walls, are “originals, not reproductions.” That phrase is accurate in describing La Mia Cucina itself. From the comfortable linen white decor, accented beautifully by those turn-of-the-century posters, to the hand-crafted entrees and desserts, everything about La Mia Cucina says fresh and original. Owner Michael’s specialty, his ravioli dishes, are a renowned local favorite, and for good reason. They are hand made, with all
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Prior to traveling to the Monterey Peninsula for 2019 U.S.Open Week, I asked for restaurant recommendations from my circle of friends, many of whom have visited the area. Perhaps the most enthusiastice recommendation I received was for La Mia Cucina, and as I found out,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the time you enter the restaurant, you are meant to feel like family....so welcoming and appreciative of you for coming to their establishment. The food and the service was incredible!! One of the best Italian meals we have had! We watched as people left,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jimnretha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up making all day gravy for a family dinner with fresh pressed Sunday pasta. Mia's delivered what I had been missing. Warm greetings, excellent wine suggestion, spaced courses, amazing Puttanesca! Food my 12yo raved about plus an owner delivered dessert that would make...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ilnaspilna
Reviewed April 25, 2019

I've been here 3 times in 3 months and each was fabulous - if anything, better each time. First was veal saltimbocca (my favorite veal recipe) which was fabulous, second time was their Sand Dabs - also awesome and was my choice when they ran...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank afolsom
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

This was our first visit and we were made to feel like family. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. A real gem if you are looking for excellent food at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank abacus032
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Lovely family style restaurant. Friendly hosts and staff made us feel welcome. Great atmosphere and great food and service. A true find. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Pat C
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Outstanding service, excellent choices for fine cuisine, very nice ambience with an Italian theme, owners are caring and appreciate your business. We had reservations for December 30th and were escorted to our table at the reserved time even though they were very busy with all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travel F
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Cannot beat the friendly owners and their gracious style! Desserts to are out of this world. Try the sole, mashed potatoes to die for and ceaser salad!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 857stevenab
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Even though a large rehearsal dinner was going on, we had great service. The owner, Paula, made everyone feel welcome. We had the Friday night special that was quite tasty and our server Danny, was terrific.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maria N
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We split our dishes, enjoying the burrata and sandabs . Excellent options! For dessert we had the tiramisu which in my opinion was the best I’ve had. Giovanni was our waiter and explained all the dishes and made some great recommendations. Definitely a place to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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