A combination of calamari e zucchini deep fried.
Baked eggplant with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce
Grilled homemade bread with pesto, garlic, chopped tomatoes and basil mozzarella.
Thinly sliced raw beef, arugula, parmesan cheese.
Beef steak tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil.
Smoked salmon over a bed of arugula with capers.
Mixed cold cuts and cheeses.
Soft polenta served with mixed mushroom and gorgonzola cheese.
Jumbo shrimp sauteed in a light tomato sauce.
Baby spring mix with house dressing.
Traditional cesar salad with h.m. cesar dressing.
Radicchio, arugula, Belgium endive w/ walnut, goat cheese.
Mixed green salad with pears, smoked mozzarella.
Baby spinach, red onions, figs, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, honey mustard dressing.
Smoked breast of duck over warm spinach, pine nuts, raisins.
Vegetable soup with homemade pesto.
Ask your server.
Penne pasta with sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms in a spicy tomato sauce.
Fettuccine pasta with fresh vegetables in a cream or tomato sauce.
Black linguine pasta with bay scallops, bay shrimp, leeks in cream sauce and caviar.
Angel hair pasta with fresh chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic.
Linguine pasta with mussels, clams and shrimp in a white wine or tomato sauce.
Homemade potato dumplings in a parmesan cream sauce, au gratin.
Italian Arborio rice with scamorza cheese, radicchio, pears.
Bow tie pasta with salmon, asparagus and vodka sauce.
Fettuccine pasta with mushroom, chicken, peas, brandy sauce.
Linguine pasta with string beans, pine nuts, potatoes, in a fresh basil sauce.
Half moon shape ravioli filled with lobster meat in saffron sauce.
Angel hair pasta with fresh tomato sauce, radicchio, arugula and Belgium endive.
Penne pasta in a spicy tomato sauce with chicken.
Linguine pasta with calamari, capers, olives, in tomato sauce.
Spaghetti pasta with eggs and pancetta.
Angel hair pasta with zucchini, mushroom, and shrimp in tomato sauce.
Ask your server.
Veal scaloppini sauteed in a white wine, lemon and capers or marsala wine and mushroom.
Breaded veal cotoletta served with arugula salad and chopp Filet mignon with gorgonzola cheese and mushroom.
Veal scaloppini breaded topped with mozzarella and fresh tomato sauce.
Grilled chicken breast served with arugula and fresh chopped tomatoes.
Chicken breast rolled and stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach, mixed mushroom sauce.
Chicken breast with artichokes, mushroom in a white wine and tomato sauce.
Chicken breast with fennel, black olives, and white wine.
Chicken breast sauteed in amaretto liquor and sliced roasted almonds.
Filet of fresh Atlantic salmon stuffed with scallops, crab meat and spinach in curry sauce.
Filet of fresh seabass sauteed in tomato sauce, mussels and clams over a bed of linguine.
Sea scallops in a light white wine, garlic sauce served over spinach.
Mixed grilled fish marinated in olive oil, lemon, pepper.
Jumbo shrimp with artichokes, mushroom in a light tomato sauce.
Mixed fish and shell fish sauteed in a light tomato broth.
Filet mignon in a gorgonzola cheese and mushroom sauce.
We are located in the heart of la Jolla shores, a short walk from the beach. The Shores area has one short main street with a few stores and restaurants. It has the look and feel of a town square. In this simple but wonderfully comfortable setting, Osteria Romantica generates good feelings as one dines on its good food. The voices of Pavarotti and other famous singers emerge from the background, filling the room softly with operatic melodies. An outside patio provides seating for diners who wish to enjoy the sunny afternoons and cool La Jolla evenings. The restaurant was opened by Fabio Speziali and Antonio Mastellone in 2004. Speziali grew up in the Lake Como region of northern Italy. Mastellone, who also owns several other local restaurants, grew up in Sorrento, Italy. Speziali said, "and we are from different regions of Italy. But we create together and offer dishes from all of Italy. We have our regular menu and daily specials. Our breads and pasta are always fresh and homemade." Come and enjoy your own private tour of Italy with us!
If you’ve been to one of our restaurants, you’ve seen – and tasted – what keeps our customers coming back for more. Perfect materials and freshly prepared food, delicious pizzas, pastas, and gourmet desserts make us hard to resist! Stop in today and check us out!
We offer full bar service. Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cocktails.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
2151 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, California 92037, United States
Mon-Thu: 11.30am -2.30pm / 5.00pm - to close
Fri-Sat: 11.30am - 11.00pm
Sun: 11.30am - 10.00pm
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