$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

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Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only for the dinner menu. Not valid on holidays. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $15 for $30 worth of Italian cuisine for dinner
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Antica Trattoria

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.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful variety of menu items. I thought it would be all pasta. I had Halibut with fresh spinach and fresh vegetables and all were delicious without a heavy sauce!
Suzanne M. · September 3, 2014
A little pricey, but worth it. Big portions. Great service
Denise L. · July 19, 2014
Nice place to go when you have a lot of time to sit and enjoy the meal.
Michele W. · April 18, 2014
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    La Mesa

    5654 Lake Murray Blvd.

    La Mesa, CA 91942

    +16194639919

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