Antica Trattoria, Inc.

Italian Restaurant
5654 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942 5654 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Closed All Hours
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96% of 1979 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Catering, European, Pasta, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Mon
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Tue-Fri
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Catering, European, Pasta, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • 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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Tips

250
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Report | a day ago
excellent food--enjoying it more every time
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Report | 4 days ago
The food was really great. Our only problem was our waiter was very unfriendly. All the others seems really nice, except ours!!
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Report | 4 days ago
Excellent Chicken Marsala!
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Report | 6 days ago
The sauce with the Calamari is outstanding. Thick and just the right amount of spice.
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Report | 6 days ago
pastas are good and they say house-made. The brie appetizer is good, also the bruscetta is good. I was disappointed with the canoli though
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Report | 6 days ago
Doesn't look much on the outside, but once you enter, you're taken to an Italian trattoria reminiscent of any movie or village or image Italiano. Crusty artisan bread and oil/balsamic dip starts things offDelicious food, well presented and filling.
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Report | 7 days ago
you can't use the groupon and 1/2 price wine deals on monday and tuesday so plan accordingly
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Report | 13 days ago
Capellini is to die for!
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Report | 13 days ago
save room for dessert!
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Report | 17 days ago
Wonderful staff, terrific service, delicious food!
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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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Sun-Mon
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue-Fri
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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