Antica Trattoria, a San Diego authentic, multi-regional Italian dining destination opened in 2001, maintains its reputation with award-winning homemade Italian recipes. The family-owned and operated hidden Italian gem is found in La Mesa ,Antica Trattoria presents fine dining with a pleasant ambiance. Classical Italian dishes and highly-heralded flavorful down-home recipes are prepared by Owner and Chef Francesco Basile, which include these favorites’ Ravioli Montecarlo, the penne alla Norma, the Vittelo, the Brasato all’Antica and so much more! If you ask Chef Basile what his secrets are to exquisite authentic Italian cuisine, he will tell you he uses only the freshest of ingredients in every dish he prepares.
Enjoy an assortment of Italian cuisine, both recognizable dishes and house specialties not commonly found anywhere else in this part of the world. There is something for everyone’s taste buds which include, pastas, steaks, seafood, pork and chicken authentic Italian entrees.
Enjoy dining in our cozy, unique Italian-style restaurant where you can enjoy tasty authentic Italian cuisine while receiving exceptional service from our staff. On top of that, we provide a well-stocked wine bar including excellent handcrafted cocktail and martinis.
We are a family and treat each and every one of our guests like our family at Antica Trattoria! Chef Basile was born and raised in Sicily and graduated from culinary school in Italy. So, when you dine with Antica Trattoria, you will feel like you are right in Italy with our family! Whether dining in the restaurant with your family, friends, co-workers or if Antica Trattoria is catering your next event, gathering, party or wedding, you will quickly find out what everyone is talking about – Antica Trattoria is the finest multi-regional Italian restaurant, catering and banquets found in the San Diego area!