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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

STARTERS
Calamari
Hand-breaded & lightly fried & served with a spicy tomato-basil sauce & smoked paprika aioli
USD 13
Basket of Garlic Bread
Local Pearl Bakery baquette baked with fresh garlic, butter, and fresh herbs
USD 6
Fried Mozzarella
Housemade mozzarella with fresh basil, lightly breaded and golden fried, served with our fresh Pomodoro sauce
USD 11
Fried Zucchini
Crispy zucchini sprinkled with pecorino Romano cheese, served with housemade Pomodoro sauce and rosemary aioli
USD 9
Clams & or Mussels*
1/2 lb. steamed Puget Sound blue mussels and/or Manila clams in a house-made garlic, fresh herbs & white wine sauce
USD 15
Italian Bruschetta
House crostini topped with extra virgin olive oil and Roma tomato-basil relish
USD 8
Minestrone
Italian classic vegetable soup topped with pecorino Romano cheese
USD 6
ENTRÉE SALADS
House Salad
Organic mixed greens, grape tomatoes, shaved red onions, ricotta solata cheese & candied pecans tossed in our balsamic vinaigrette
USD 9
Classic Caesar*
Whole leaf romaine, shaved parmesan, Reggiano & housemade croutons
USD 9
Italian Chop Salad
Chopped romaine & Spring mix, salami, tomatoes, basil chiffonade, Cannellini beans, carrots, and cucumbers tossed in an Italian vinaigrette and topped with parmigiana Reggiano
USD 13
Blackened Shrimp Caesar
Our classic Caesar salad topped with five shrimp with house blend blackening spices
USD 16
PASTA
Lasagna Classico
Five layers of fresh pasta with ground beef, mozzarella, provolone, ricotta and parmesan & topped with Pomodoro sauce
USD 16
Manicotti
Three fresh pasta filled with ricotta, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses, rolled & topped with housemade Pomodoro sauce
USD 15
Spaghetti and Meatball
Tossed with housemade Pomodoro sauce and topped with housemade pork and beef meatball
USD 16
Penne Broccoli
Penne Pasta made with broccoli florets, sautéed with garlic, olive oil, Calabrian chilis and roasted bell peppers
USD 15
Fettuccini Alfredo
Fettuccini tossed in a parmigiana Reggiano garlic cream sauce
USD 15
Baked Penne Pasta
Penne pasta tossed with housemade Bolognese sauce baked with fresh mozzarella and provolone cheeses
USD 16
Seafood Pasta*
Fettuccini with prawns, sea scallops, mussels, clams, calamari and pacific white fish tossed in a classic white wine shellfish reduction with fresh herbs
USD 17
Fettuccini Bolognese
House made meat sauce with a touch of cream
USD 16
Pasta Pomodoro
Spaghetti tossed with house made pomodoro sauce, sautéed onions, tomatoes, and fresh basil
USD 15
PIZZA
Margherita
Housemade mozzarella, grape tomatoes & fresh basil
USD 13
Pesto Pizza
Roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy pancetta, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella cheese
USD 14
SANDWICH
Served with rosemary parmesan French fries
Roasted Turkey Sandwich
Sliced turkey, crispy prosciutto, mixed greens, goat cheese, and pesto aioli served on ciabatta
USD 15
Caprese Grilled Cheese
Grilled sourdough with fresh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil
USD 15
Chicken Caesar Sandwich
Ciabatta roll with marinated chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing
USD 15
Mama's Burger
Topped with olive tapenade, crispy pepperoni, mozzarella, arugula, roasted garlic aioli, served on a brioche bun
USD 14
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Four of us had dinner, appetizers calamari, garlic bread and salads came out in 5 minutes, which was surprisingly fast, made me wonder if the calamari was pre-cooked and warned prior to serving. I had the gnocchi with bolognese. Though these were supposed to be...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Cool old world ambience. My seafood pasta was A-mazing. Typically with that sort of dish I end up with all my seafood gone and a big bowl of pasta left. Had the opposite experience here. There was so much seafood I couldn't eat it all...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Restaurant ambiance was beutifull Food was amazing.Service was wonderful.Would definitely suggest to not miss this establishment.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

This has been my go-to choice once a week for lunch for over a year now. I've surveyed the menu and everything is truly delicious. They even have a great off-menu Caprese Salad that is really good. Its location doesn't afford it much foot traffic,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

You might look in on this restaurant from the street and think it's "an Italian restaurant for TV." Don't be fooled. Despite the old-school red velvet curtains and baroque details, despite the too-good-to-be-true location, this is not a set for a Vincent Price TV special,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour yesterday. They have a wonderful selection of delicious, small plates. The bartender was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019

They have Mama's happy hour everyday from 4 -6pm. You can choice from the menu. The price ranges from $3USD to $6USD. So some items are more than others. I had the Bruschetta which was $3.00 and the Beef Lasagna which was $5.00. I did...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

With some italian music you can eat good pasta the italian way. The service is excellent and waiters are nice and efficient. Plenty of parking places around.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

I was a bit worried when my water came warm and it was too dark to read the menu. Once the food came I was very happy. It was excellent, I had the lasagna and it was top notch. The Mrs. enjoyed a pizza and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

Ate here with a large group and didn't have any complaints! Service was fantastic and very accommodating. Food was good too!

Date of visit: June 2019
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magic1128
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Lorraine J | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem parking across the street.
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jojo03070
November 9, 2016|
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Response from TSKtraveling | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has the room to host your group; however I don't know if they do functions. Good to ring them directly and have a chat. Good luck!
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