2151 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA, USA
www.osteriaromantica.com/din… - (858) 551-1221
Osteria Romantica La Jolla Reviews
A taste of Italy in La Jolla Mar 21, 2014
Two wooden doors lead into the long interior. Walls are decorated with vintage photos, decorative plates, cooking utensils and garden-watering pots to create a rustic feel for guests seated around intimate-sized tables covered with green-checkered tablecloths.
The menu offers a full range of Italian pastas, meat and fish dishes. Ossobucco, braised veal shank. Pollo is a large chicken breast sautÈed in bell peppers and tomato and then topped with layers of mozzarella. One of the gourmet salads is the Insalata D’Anatra with smoked duck breast placed over warm spinach with pine nuts, raisins and balsamic vinaigrette.
The choices of dessert were inviting. Tiramisu and cannoli Siciliani, strawberry Napoleon and black forest cake. The wine list has some interesting selections, Italian, Argentine, Chilean, South African, American, Israeli, with several available by the glass ($5-$10/glass).
An outside patio provides seating for diners who wish to enjoy the sunny afternoons and cool La Jolla evenings. The setting is casual and welcoming, relaxing and romantic. It's a lovely place for a date, an anniversary or a birthday, but it still has a comfortable neighborhood feel.
Most entrees are less than $20. Free street parking. Password for WiFi - their phone number, but it didn't work outside.
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