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Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

2334 Carmel Valley Rd. (Via Donada) Send to Phone
858-259-9063 | Menu
Family-run Italian trattoria with old-school ambience.

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Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Trattoria Ponte Vecchio, Del Mar, CA

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio Restaurant Review

: At this quaint trattoria, Milano-born Daniel Nobili serves traditional Northern Italian to the locals of Del Mar and Carmel Valley with great care. The restaurant sits overlooking the lagoon, with the train rumbling by, especially nice on warmer summer nights. Inside, its walls are adorned with paintings of the Italian countryside, and it feels like a friend's living room. While the service is more casual than formal, staff is attentive and friendly. Dishes can be hit or miss, but overall this trattoria is worth experiencing. While a fine antipasto choice is the asparagus spears with prosciutto, tucked under a bed of Parmesan and mushrooms, we also enjoyed the soft burrata on smoky, thick speck with fennel and ripe tomatoes. Fresh pasta is key, as in lobster ravioli with shrimp in a pink brandy sauce, or penne alla bava with ham and asparagus in a Fontina sauce. Another winning house specialty is Nobili's veal with Dijon and goat cheese. Ponte Vecchio melds its old-world charm with affordable, authentic Italian cooking, making it a sweet neighborhood find.



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