Antica Trattoria, Inc.

Food & Drink
5654 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942 5654 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa Directions
Today 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Open All Hours
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96% of 2596 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Pasta, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Mon
    4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tue-Thu
    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri
    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Pasta, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Report | 7 hours ago
Excellent food and service.
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Report | a day ago
Everything I go I get something different on the menu and it is always amazing!
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Report | a day ago
Service was great. Gluten-free, dairy-free is difficult in Italian food so make sure you like the only kind of GF pasta they have - penne.
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Report | a day ago
The food is always incredible here, but bring along a nice bottle of wine, since the corkage fee is very reasonable and everything they serve goes well with a nice glass of vino.
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Report | 2 days ago
BEST PLACE EVER!!!❤️
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Report | 2 days ago
We had a group of six people. Three of us had the capellini and said it was the best ever. Two had short ribs and loved it. One had linguini and said it was delicious. We cleaned our plates and even ordered dessert (sorbet, spumoni and creme brûlée - all wonderful). Fantastic service and friendly atmosphere
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Report | 4 days ago
My absolute favorite Italian restaurant anywhere!!
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Report | 6 days ago
The serving staff are incredibly attentive. The food is fantastic and fresh! The fact it's in a strip mall is completely unexpected as to the quality of the food and the service offered within the walls of the restaurant. Made my wife's birthday very special. Thanks.
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Report | 6 days ago
Loved the burrata prosciutto appetizer!
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Report | 6 days ago
We love the food! Absolutely delicious!
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From Our Editors

Owner and head chef Francesco Basile cut his culinary teeth as a young boy in his native Sicily, peeling potatoes and cleaning fish for traditional family feasts. After graduating from culinary school, Francesco broadened his skills and palate, mastering meals of hand-rolled pappardelle at Italian resorts and learning to craft mouthwatering feasts of Italian-American fare at bustling restaurants in southern California. By opening Antica Trattoria in 2001, he built a business dedicated to cooking with fresh ingredients and celebrating simple, traditional Italian dishes, enrapturing diners with meals of veal scaloppini, melted brie with figs jam, and seafood stews swimming in tomato-herb broth. Together with right-hand-cook Eric Ruiz, Francesco changes his menu with the seasons, delivering seafood plates tinged with the aroma of fresh herbs and fennel in the spring and walnut cream sauces and pumpkin ravioli in the autumn.

The restaurant exudes a rustic, timeless charm, with walls of bare brick decorated with tops of wooden wine crates and colorful murals of idyllic Italian countryscapes. A towering china hutch in the rear dining area evokes images of a grandmother's kitchen, and an elegant marble-topped wine bar brings forth memories of a grandmother's secret speakeasy, inviting diners to sample tasty digestifs of fine vino from across Italy and the Pacific coast.

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Antica Trattoria, Inc.

Sun-Mon
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue-Thu
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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