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Buon Appetito

1609 India St. (Cedar St.) Send to Phone
619-238-9880 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Authentic Italian in Little Italy since 2003.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Buon Appetito Restaurant Review

: From owners Antonino Mastellone and the Caniglias (Daniela and Salvatore) of Trattoria I Trulli in Encinitas and Arrivederci in Hillcrest comes Buon Appetito. This cozy spot in Little Italy combines the best of both restaurants, but goes one step further with charming ambience and sophistication. The best way to start dinner here is with the burrata appetizer---fresh, melted mozzarella served with herbs, sautéed spinach and oven-roasted tomatoes. We also like the grilled polenta (served with wild mushrooms, roasted garlic and Gorgonzola) and the gamberi Buon Appetito (grilled shrimp served with a Tuscan bean salad). Order anything that contains eggplant---it's never greasy, always right. The veal piccata is very light, a good entrée for lunch or during warm months. The fettuccine alla Montanara combines morels and English peas with a smoky brandy sauce. Capellini al gamberi is a tasty mélange of angel hair pasta with large prawns, garlic, fresh herbs, roasted bell peppers, capers, spinach, white wine and orange lobster sauce. Homemade breads, pastas and desserts add to the panache.

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