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Italianissimo Trattoria


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Bruschetta Toscana
Toasted bread‏ w/ fresh toma­toes, moz­zarella cheese & evoo
Cala­Mari Fritti
Our ver­sion of fried cala­mari served w/ spicy tomato sauce
Carpac­Cio Di Manzo
Thinly sliced‏ filet mignon topped w/ arugula, shaved parme­san & evoo
Carpac­Cio Di Salmone
Thin slices of salmon w/ aru­gola, capers & red onions
Antipasto Assor­Tito (for Two)14.95
Assort­ment of meats, cheeses & grilled mar­i­nated vegetables
Guazzetto Di Mare
Fresh mus­sels‏ & clams steamed w/ gar­lic, white wine & fresh tomatoes
Fresh buf­falo moz­zarella w/ a cream center, served w/ sautèed spinach, sun dried toma­toes & toast
House Salad
Spring mix, cherry toma­toes & vinai­grette dressing
Fresh moz­zarella w/ sliced toma­toes, basil & evoo
Hearts of‏ romaine let­tuce in a clas­sic cesar dress­ing w/ croutons
Baby arugula straw­ber­ries, goat cheese, wal­nuts & lime vinaigrette
Spinach leaves,‏ caramelized wal­nuts, gor­gonzola cheese, slice anjou pear w/ rasp­berry vinaigrette
Chicken $+4.00
Shrimp $+6.00
Mixed green salad, sliced toma­toes, cucum­ber, fresh moz­zarella cheese & bal­samic vinaigrette
Cup $3.50
Bowl $6.00
Zuppa Di Aglio
Home­made gar­lic soup
Cup $3.50
Bowl $6.00
Zuppa Del Giorno
Soup of‏ the day
Moz­zarella cheese, tomato sauce & fresh basil
Moz­zarella cheese, sliced pep­per­oni & tomato sauce
Moz­zarella cheese, ital­ian salami, pep­per­oni & tomato sauce
Gor­gonzola, moz­zarella, & parme­san cheese
Moz­zarella cheese, tomato sauce, mush­rooms & grilled vegetables
Moz­zarella cheese, mush­rooms, tomato sauce & prosciutto
Capellini Pomodoro E Basil­Ico
Angel hair pasta w/ toma­toes & basil
Spaghetti Car­Bonara
Tra­di­tional roman dish made w/ bacon & onions in a parme­san cream sauce
Spaghetti Von­Gole
Spaghetti pasta w/ sautèed clams, gar­lic & white wine in a light tomato sauce
Riga­Toni Cal­Abrese
Tube pasta‏ w/ sweet spicy ital­ian sausage, peas & tomatoes
Riga­Toni Mon­Tegna
Tube pasta w/ sweet spicy ital­ian sausage, peas & tomatoes
Penne Arrab­Bi­Ata
Tube pasta w/ egg­plant, tomato sauce, basil & melted moz­zarella cheese
Penne Vodka
Penne pasta w/ tomato vodka cream sauce
Far­Falle Pesto
Bow-tie pasta w/ home­made pesto sauce & a touch of cream
Lasagna Bolog­Nese
Tra­di­tional home­made‏ lasagna w/ tomato meat sauce
Gnoc­Chi Gor­Gonzola
Potato dumplings w/ gor­gonzola cheese sauce
Served w/ mashed pota­toes & juli­enne vegetables
Salmone Arrosto
Roasted salmon w/ pota­toes & sautèed spinach
Izu­Midai Livor­Nese
Fresh fish fil­let w/ gar­lic, olives, capers & fresh tomato sauce
Ciop­Pino Cam­Pano
Tra­di­tional ciop­pino seafood
Stinco D’Agnello
Slow braised lamb shank in a red wine tomato sauce over a bed of pasta
Vitello Milanese
Veal scalop­pini lightly breaded & pan-fried
Vitello Pic­Cata
Veal scalop­pini sautèed w/ capers & lemon in a white wine sauce
Pollo Parmi­Giano
Chicken breast breaded topped w/ moz­zarella & tomato sauce
Pollo Limone
Chicken breast sautèed w/ lemon in a white wine sauce
Melan­Zane Parmi­Giana
Baked egg­plant w/ tomato sauce & melted moz­zarella cheese
Pollo Fritto
Fried chicken tenders
Spaghetti Mari­Nara
Spaghetti w/ tomato sauce
Spaghetti Bolog­Nese
Spaghetti w/ meat sauce
Penne Al Burro E for­Mag­Gio
Penne pasta‏ w/ but­ter & parme­san cheese
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Pep­Per­Oni Pizza
Cheese Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great authentic italian meal. Service was excellent. The food was delicious. Atmosphere small but quaint. Our waiter, Omar ( I think) was great. Please give this review and photos a helpful vote.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank MatthewJPeacock
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

My wife and I love this place. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is great. We have been there seven times since we first went last year in April. They have all kinds of authentic Italian food choices, even for vegetarians. Prices are reasonable,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

This is the place to go in Chula Vista if you want the look and feel and taste of Roma or Florencia. Service is very professional, and menu is diverse.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank drczap
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

For over 35 years our family has had a tradition of going to a new restaurant to us on Christmas Eve . This year we visited this lovely restaurant . Our family enjoyed a wonderful meal . The lovely ambience and the service was attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank belliottsanders
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visiting area for 3 months and ate herevseversl times. Best Italian food in the area. Ladagna great, zveal Zoarm was awesomr and others Zi fir get the nsm3 of. Thry deliver to your door piping hot as well.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank jmmckeown
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

This was a great dinning experience. Real authentic Italian food I had the lamb shank and my wife had chicken parmesan. Both were very good but the lamb shank was outstanding. Wonderful ambience. Super service.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jesterrider20
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Happened upon this by accident - great food, great wine and great service! We had lasagna, spaghetti, and an awesome salad!

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank pamelan940
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I live in Chula Vista and found this hidden gem above and beyond SD Little Italy!!! What a BLESSING to have such ambience, fine food and wine served by the owner and his precious little girl and a A+++dedicated to customer service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This restaurant is a fairly safe bet. We stopped off on the way back from Premium outlets to San Diego. No drinks. Just 3 main courses; Spaghetti Carbonara, Lasagne and Bucatini. All food was of good quality and for $63 price was OK.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Northern_traveller56
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Went here because of the hype on tripadviser and to be honest was unimpressed at the food and the prices charged. At $15 for a glass of wine this is crazy for even California. Sorry they were not as good as the reports for us.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank BigOughty
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