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Italianissimo Trattoria

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Menu

ANTIPASTI‏
$6.50
Bruschetta Toscana
Toasted bread‏ w/ fresh toma­toes, moz­zarella cheese & evoo
$10.95
Cala­Mari Fritti
Our ver­sion of fried cala­mari served w/ spicy tomato sauce
$11.95
Carpac­Cio Di Manzo
Thinly sliced‏ filet mignon topped w/ arugula, shaved parme­san & evoo
$10.95
Carpac­Cio Di Salmone
Thin slices of salmon w/ aru­gola, capers & red onions
$14.95
Antipasto Assor­Tito (for Two)14.95
Assort­ment of meats, cheeses & grilled mar­i­nated vegetables
$10.95
Guazzetto Di Mare
Fresh mus­sels‏ & clams steamed w/ gar­lic, white wine & fresh tomatoes
$8.95
Bur­Rata
Fresh buf­falo moz­zarella w/ a cream center, served w/ sautèed spinach, sun dried toma­toes & toast
INSALATE
$6.50
House Salad
Spring mix, cherry toma­toes & vinai­grette dressing
$10.95
Cap­Rese
Fresh moz­zarella w/ sliced toma­toes, basil & evoo
$7.95
Cesare
Hearts of‏ romaine let­tuce in a clas­sic cesar dress­ing w/ croutons
$8.95
Arugula
Baby arugula straw­ber­ries, goat cheese, wal­nuts & lime vinaigrette
$9.95
Spinaci
Spinach leaves,‏ caramelized wal­nuts, gor­gonzola cheese, slice anjou pear w/ rasp­berry vinaigrette
$10.95
Chicken $+4.00
Shrimp $+6.00
Mediter­Ra­Neo
Mixed green salad, sliced toma­toes, cucum­ber, fresh moz­zarella cheese & bal­samic vinaigrette
ZUPPE‏
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
LE PIZZE
$10.95
Margherita
Moz­zarella cheese, tomato sauce & fresh basil
$10.95
Pep­Per­Oni
Moz­zarella cheese, sliced pep­per­oni & tomato sauce
$11.95
Ital­Ianis­Simo
Moz­zarella cheese, ital­ian salami, pep­per­oni & tomato sauce
$10.95
Bianca
Gor­gonzola, moz­zarella, & parme­san cheese
$12.95
Veg­E­Tar­I­Ana
Moz­zarella cheese, tomato sauce, mush­rooms & grilled vegetables
$11.95
Cal­Zone
Moz­zarella cheese, mush­rooms, tomato sauce & prosciutto
LL PIACERE DELLA PASTA‏
$11.50
Capellini Pomodoro E Basil­Ico
Angel hair pasta w/ toma­toes & basil
$13.50
Spaghetti Car­Bonara
Tra­di­tional roman dish made w/ bacon & onions in a parme­san cream sauce
$15.50
Spaghetti Von­Gole
Spaghetti pasta w/ sautèed clams, gar­lic & white wine in a light tomato sauce
$12.95
Riga­Toni Cal­Abrese
Tube pasta‏ w/ sweet spicy ital­ian sausage, peas & tomatoes
$14.00
Riga­Toni Mon­Tegna
Tube pasta w/ sweet spicy ital­ian sausage, peas & tomatoes
$12.95
Penne Arrab­Bi­Ata
Tube pasta w/ egg­plant, tomato sauce, basil & melted moz­zarella cheese
$13.50
Penne Vodka
Penne pasta w/ tomato vodka cream sauce
$14.00
Far­Falle Pesto
Bow-tie pasta w/ home­made pesto sauce & a touch of cream
$14.00
Lasagna Bolog­Nese
Tra­di­tional home­made‏ lasagna w/ tomato meat sauce
$13.95
Gnoc­Chi Gor­Gonzola
Potato dumplings w/ gor­gonzola cheese sauce
LE PIETANZE
Served w/ mashed pota­toes & juli­enne vegetables
$16.50
Salmone Arrosto
Roasted salmon w/ pota­toes & sautèed spinach
$15.95
Izu­Midai Livor­Nese
Fresh fish fil­let w/ gar­lic, olives, capers & fresh tomato sauce
$18.95
Ciop­Pino Cam­Pano
Tra­di­tional ciop­pino seafood
$16.95
Stinco D’Agnello
Slow braised lamb shank in a red wine tomato sauce over a bed of pasta
$17.95
Vitello Milanese
Veal scalop­pini lightly breaded & pan-fried
$17.95
Vitello Pic­Cata
Veal scalop­pini sautèed w/ capers & lemon in a white wine sauce
$16.95
Pollo Parmi­Giano
Chicken breast breaded topped w/ moz­zarella & tomato sauce
$15.95
Pollo Limone
Chicken breast sautèed w/ lemon in a white wine sauce
$13.50
Melan­Zane Parmi­Giana
Baked egg­plant w/ tomato sauce & melted moz­zarella cheese
PER I BAMBINI‏
$4.95
Pollo Fritto
Fried chicken tenders
$4.95
Spaghetti Mari­Nara
Spaghetti w/ tomato sauce
$4.95
Spaghetti Bolog­Nese
Spaghetti w/ meat sauce
$4.95
Penne Al Burro E for­Mag­Gio
Penne pasta‏ w/ but­ter & parme­san cheese
$4.95
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
$4.95
Pep­Per­Oni Pizza
$4.95
Cheese Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Italianissimo is by far the best authentic Italian restaurant located in all San Diego, there is no need to compare to little Italy or others this is the real deal!!! the food is awesome I am a regular at this restaurant and I have tried...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Juanprieto89
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