Italian Restaurants in San Marcos

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Rossi's Pizza and Family Sports Bar’s culinary team depends on the fruits of California. Chefs incorporate local cheese, olives, and bread into their dishes, and stock the bar with more than 15 wines, all of which are bottled in state. The cooks bolster regional ingredients with handmade dough, a special three-cheese blend grated in-house, and from-scratch marinara sauce, ranch dressing, and garlic butter. Beyond that, chefs craft award-winning homemade lasagna from a family recipe, pile BBQ roast beef and oven-roasted chicken onto Italian rolls, and crown specialty pizzas with toppings such as cashews and sliced avocado. They also serve bar classics such as chicken fingers and hamburgers.

Along with Californian wine, 25 draft beers served in frosted mugs can help wash down meals, which unfold in a spacious dining area that surrounds guests with exposed brick, flat-screen TVs, and sports memorabilia. In the private team room, groups can enjoy a slice while reviewing strategies on a whiteboard and watching game footage on a big-screen TV . After feasts, patrons can stick around for games in Rossi’s arcade, which includes more than 17 classics such as pinball, foosball, and air hockey.

156 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
San Marcos,
CA
US

The hand-crafted meals at La Farfalla Café are inspired by the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Show spoons what they’ve been missing with pizza soup, a beefy broth of sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and peppers simmered in a tomato-based sauce with optional pasta and mozzarella ($2.95/small, $5.25/large). Garden-fresh flavor that doesn't involve sleeping face-down in a neighborhood vegetable patch comes in the form of organic quinoa tabbouleh salad, sprouting full vegan fervor with a mixture of fresh italian parsley, carrots, cucumbers, green onions, tomatoes, lemon, and olive oil ($8.95). Flatten hunger with a piadina, house bread dough rolled flat and warmed in a dry skillet, topped with options that include chicken, pesto, provolone, and tomato with a choice of green salad or potato salad ($8.95). Satisfy sweet and salad-y urges with the chocolate-zucchini cake, slathered with rich chocolate buttercream ($2.95) and manageable by dessert fork or pitchfork. La Farfalla Café uses organic ingredients in all of its dishes whenever possible, will make almost anything to special order, and offers eaters the option to make their meals gluten-free for $1 extra.

155 S Orange St
Escondido,
CA
US

Yelpers give Rock n' Jenny’s Italian Subs a four-star average, and 88% of more than 130 Urbanspooners recommend it:

1044 W Valley Pkwy
Escondido,
CA
US

Dominic's fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, served at lunch and dinner, pairs with a countryside wall mural, vines creeping down grotto-like archways, and red-and-white-checkered table cloths for a charming dining experience. For lunch, diners can partake in traditional plates, such as cheese ravioli ($8.75) and Ma's breaded chicken breast ($9.95), share a 12-inch pepperoni pizza pie ($9.95), or two-hand a classic muffaletta piled with ham, salami, cheese, and garnish galore ($8.99 for a whole sandwich). Dinner dishes support hefty helpings of lasagna ($12.95), chicken parmigiana ($14.95), and veal piccata sautéed in lemon-butter sauce ($19.95), like a tightrope supports a tightrope walker carrying a refrigerator, and can be paired with wine, such as a glass of Santa Cristina sangiovese ($5).

391 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido,
CA
US

Mafia Mike's Pizza is a family owned and operated pizzeria. We have been in business for over 10yrs and have 6 locations serving great New York style pizza.

3440 Del Lago Blvd
Escondido,
CA
US

The pizzasmiths at Sopranos Pizza & Restaurant hand-toss dough to sculpt piping hot pies covered in fresh veggies, meats, and whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The menu busts out traditional pies such as the four-cheese pizza, a circular pillow of ricotta, provolone, mozzarella, and gorgonzola cheese (16", $15.75) that harnesses soothing dairy power like a cowboy's lullaby. The Mike's Favorite calzone fills a crunchy dough stocking with pepperoni, sausage, gooey cheese, and sauce (12", $11.25). Pizza artists array toppings ($0.75–$3) such as salami, jalapeños, chicken, and artichoke hearts across a cheesy canvas (9", $4.25) to craft a culinary masterpiece that can be bronzed and placed on the mantel. A parade of hot and cold sandwiches ($4.50+) and pasta dishes march across Sopranos' tables, releasing a bouquet of mouthwatering aromas to demand stomach space.

360 N Midway Dr
Escondido,
CA
US