Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane fuel mixture of tomato sauce and mustache hair, which made them run forever but left ladybug-luring leaks in driveways. With today's Groupon, power your body motor without having to share. For $15, you get $35 worth of classic Italian fare at Trupiano’s Italian Restaurant in Oceanside. Trupiano's won CityVoter's Best Italian Restaurant in 2008.
Since 1971, Trupiano’s Italian Restaurant has served diners a slice of Italy made of delectable pasta and superb pizza; the pizza won second place at the 2007 West Coast Pizza Championships. The dinner and lunch menus are stuffed with classic Italian pasta, chicken, fish, and veal dishes. Try the tongue-massaging vitello Milanese with breaded veal cutlet, lemon, and white wine ($16.95) or the scampi Livornese with jumbo shrimp, capers, Kalamata olives, and freshly chopped tomatoes ($18.95). Prepare for a marathon or a lazy afternoon of marathon watching with pasta dishes such as the fettucine Alfredo ($12.50), ravioli di carne ($12.95), and spaghetti vecchio mondo with eggplant, mushrooms, basil, and tomato sauce ($12.75).
Diners enjoy Trupiano’s family-guarded Italian recipes in a rustic yet upscale dining room with cherry wood furniture, vibrant artwork, and California’s largest ball of spaghetti yarn. The knowledgeable and friendly staff flutters from table to table, helping diners select the most impressive Italian cuisine from Trupiano’s wider-than-a-big-and-tall-sweatpants-shop selection. Italian food, like chili popsicles and videos of grizzly-bear ballerinas, is enjoyed around the world due to its versatility and heartiness. Sampling authentic Italian flavors doesn’t have to entail trudging through the Alps with a herd of elephants just to find out that Italy closed its kitchen.
- I have only eaten at this fine restaurant once and was instantly taken aback at the quality of the food and service--you just don't find this high of quality in little restaurants anymore. It reminded me of the favored eateries in my homeland. – Helga I., CityVoter
- It is a fine dining experience with food that is very flavorful, authentic, well-priced, and beautifully presented. You are dining in a relaxed atmosphere that has the perfect balance of rustic meets modern decor. The service is attentive and well-exceeded my expectations. – Melissa T., Insider Pages
- I came all the way from St. Louis Missouri to savor the Trupiano's legacy and I was not disappointed. Tutti mangiano. – sbiondo, Urbanspoon