The Italian Menu is structured more or less in the same way all over Italy, with antipasto (starters), primo (first course), secondo (second course) and dolce (dessert) but since Italy has been strongly influenced by history, each region has its own specialities.

So, even if Italians are known throughout the world mostly for pizza, pasta, and tomato sauce, the national diet of Italy is very different from north to south. Before the spread of the cooking practices among different regions, it was possible to distinguish Italian cooking simply by the type of cooking fat used: butter in the north, pork fat in the center of the country, and olive oil in the south. The main dishes in the north were rice and polenta, and pasta and pizza were more popular throughout the south. Pasta is more likely to be served with a white cheese sauce in the north and a tomato-based sauce in the south. Italians are also known for their use of herbs in cooking, especially oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, marjoram and sage. Cheese also plays an important role in Italian cuisine. There are more than 400 types of cheese made in Italy, with Parmesan and mozzarella among the best known worldwide.

Alta Marea Italian Restaurant is a small and cozy place just two blocks away from the chaotic Garnet Avenue. Here You are going to experience the real atmosphere of the true Italian “Trattoria” where you can taste good food made with all the love and passion that a real Italian can use. We offer you the warmth of your living room and the feeling of being among real friends eating good food.

Alta Marea Italian Restaurant proposes to guide you in the discovery of the Italian traditions from north to south.

Come visit us and you will come back soon!
Burrata 9.00$
Grape tomatoes, burrata, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil
Antipasto di terra 15.00$
Zucchini, prosciutto crudo di Parma DOP and brie cheese
Antipasto di mare 15.00$
Zucchini, smoked salmon and brie cheese
Tartare di tonno 17.00$
Raw tuna fish served with grape tomatoes and black olives
Insalata Alta Marea 9.00$
Arugula, tomatoes, onions, black olives, carrots and feta cheese
Risotto or Spaghetti alla Pescatora 21.00$
Rice or homemade spaghetti served with manila clams, mussels,
shrimps and squids
Risotto or pasta ai funghi Porcini 19.00$
Rice or homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms
Spaghetti alle Vongole 19.00$
Homemade pasta with clams, parsley and garlic
Wild boar Bolognese 21.00$
Homemade pappardelle pasta or gnocchi with wild boar meat sauce
Gnocchi al gorgonzola 15.00$
Potato gnocchi served with a gorgonzola cheese cream
Pesce del giorno 37.00$
Fish of the day grilled served with salad and grape tomatoes or cooked in the oven with potatoes and olives
Gamberoni grigliati 35.00$
Grilled Shrimps served with arugula and grape tomatoes
Tagliata di roastbeef 27.00$
Sliced angus rib eye meat 10oz served on a bed of arugula, grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar
Pizza Margherita 13.00$
Tomato sauce and mozzarella
Pizza Pepperoni 15.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and spicy salame
Pizza Parmigiana 15.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, grilled eggplant and parmesan cheese
Pizza Prosciutto e Funghi 15.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms
Pizza Ai Formaggi 15.00$
Mozzarella, gorgonzola, provolone and ricotta, without tomato sauce
Pizza Quattro Stagioni 17.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, artichokes and black olives
Pizza Vegetale 16.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, artichokes and black olives
Pizza Crudo e Porcini 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto crudo and Porcini mushrooms
Pizza Crudo e Rucola 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto crudo, Arugula, fresh tomatoes and parmesan cheese
Pizza Alta Marea 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, pancetta, sausage and black olives
Toppings 2.00$
bell peppers - onion - mushrooms - black olives - artichokes - carrots
fresh garlic - eggplant - anchovies - fresh tomato - fresh basil
cooked ham - parmesan - mozzarella - gorgonzola - pepperoni

4286 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109
phone (858) 272-7247

Opening hours
Monday closed
Tuesday 5.00pm-10.00pm
Wedsneday 5.00pm-10.00pm
Thursday 5.00pm-10.00pm
Friday 5.00pm-10.00pm
Saturday 5.00pm-10.00pm
Sunday 5.00pm-10.00pm
Outside the restaurant
The cozy and quiet inside
Homemade egg fusilli
Gamberoni al cognac
Celebrate with us!!

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