BY MIKE PUCKETT
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Antica Trattoria, a San Diego authentic, multi-regional Italian dining destination opened in 2001, maintains its reputation with award-winning homemade Italian recipes. The family-owned and operated hidden Italian gem is found in La Mesa ,Antica Trattoria presents fine dining with a pleasant ambiance. Classical Italian dishes and highly-heralded flavorful down-home recipes are prepared by Owner and Chef Francesco Basile, which include these favorites’ Ravioli Montecarlo, the penne alla Norma, the Vittelo, the Brasato all’Antica and so much more! If you ask Chef Basile what his secrets are to exquisite authentic Italian cuisine, he will tell you he uses only the freshest of ingredients in every dish he prepares.
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Grilled homemade bread, yellow & red grape tomato, garlic, basil, goat cheese, roasted eggplant, EVOO
Paired with: Vermentino, San Felice, Toscana Italia
Coolness, with subtle citrus in the background
Shrimp, calamari and artichoke flash-fried and served with creamy garlic sauce
Paired with: Gavi, Riva Leone, Gavi, Italia
Delicate with intense fruity and lemony notes
Light dressing and fresh ingredients
Paired with: Sauvignon Blanc, Fernlands, New Zealand
Lime, citrus, green apple, bell pepper, grass and a hint of sweetness
Gnocchi with braised short rib
Home-made potato gnocchi, pomodorini, garlic, spinach, cow milk mozzarella cheese, baked
Hand-cut pappardelle, clams, roasted garlic, Mediterranean olives, EVOO, capers, chili flakes
Both paired with: Sangiovese Blend, “Ciu Ciu” Piceno
Juicy Italian wine, bursting with flavours red fruits
Fettuccine pasta sautéed with smoked salmon & shrimp in a creamy brandy lobster sauce
Cioppino Alla Livornese
Mussels, clams, fresh assorted fish, calamari and shrimp in light tomato herb broth cappers & green olives
Both paired with: Barbera, Riva Leone ’13, Piemonte
Pomegranate, blackberry, nuts, and earth
Chocolate Lava Cake
Topped with vanilla gelato
Topped Ladyfinger crumble
Both paired with:
Marsala, Florio, Sweet
Redolent of ample syrup, brown sugar, almond, pine resin and dried fruit
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