Appetizers


Bruscheta Pomodoro9.95

Our hand made bread, grilled and topped with fresh roma tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil and garlic.


Pesto Focaccini10.95

Our hand made focaccini, grilled and spread with pesto, sprinkled with goat cheese and topped with fresh

slices of roma tomatoes.


Tiny Meatballs with Crostini10.95

Our yummy little meatballs with fresh homemade marinara sauce served with 3 crostini.


Garlic Pan Fry Shrimp12.95

Large Mexican white shrimp sautéed with garlic, tossed with pesto.  Served on a stack of field greens dressed with our lemon vinaigrette.


Salads

Insalata La Taverna8.50

A bed of field greens tossed with balsamic vinaigrette sprinkled with crisp apple, imported gorgonzola and

caramelized walnuts.


Caesar8.50

Crispy romaine lettuce, housemade garlic croutons and parmesan cheese tossed in our homemade Caesar dressing.


Insalata Siciliana8.95

Romain lettuce, black olives, red onion, tomato, pepperoncini & fresh mozzarella, all tossed in our red wine vinaigrette.


Insalata Romana8.50

Baby spinach tossed in our home made honey mustard dressing. Topped with beets, & red onion.  Sprinkled

with goat cheese and toasted pecans.


Caprese8.95

Basil, tomato, fresh mozzarella, sprinkled with freshly grated black pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


Caprese with Prosciutto di Parma12.95

Basil, tomato, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil served with our imported slices of prosciutto.


Misto Salad4.95

Mixed field greens topped with tomato, curls of carrots, and sliced red onion, tossed with our red wine vinaigrette,

sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese.



Entrees


Parmesan Crusted Breast of Chicken21.95

Breast of chicken with bread crumb and parmesan cheese crust baked and topped with a lemon shallot sauce.

Served with our garlic smashed potatoes and vegetable medley.


Chicken Breast Picatta21.95

Breast of chicken pan seared and oven roasted.  Topped with a brown butter, lemon, & caper sauce. Served with oven roasted rosemary potatoes, green beans and cherry tomatoes.

Chicken Breast Marsala21.95

Breast of chicken pan seared and oven roasted.  Topped with a mushroom, and Marsala wine sauce.  Served

with garlic smashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots.


Grilled Salmon Filet23.95

Fresh salmon fillet grilled to perfection, topped with a citrus butter.  Served on a bed of warm small white Tuscan bean salad and sautéed spinach with garlic.


Risotto del Giorno – Risotto of the day!         

Always different; please ask your server for today’s special!



Pasta


Pasta al Pomodoro Fresco15.95

Thin spaghetti tossed with fresh cut roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with freshly

grated parmesan cheese.


Pennette alla Vodka15.95

Our fresh marinara sauce with a touch of cream, red chili pepper flakes, & vodka tossed with pennette pasta.

Sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese and torn basil.


Our  “Famous”  Pasta La Jolla18.95

Grilled chicken breast, oven roasted tomatoes & mushrooms in a parmesan cream sauce tossed with pennette

pasta.  Sprinkled with parmesan cheese.


Pasta Roma15.95

Fresh broccoli florets, garlic extra virgin olive oil, and a touch of red chili pepper flakes tossed with pennette

pasta.  Sprinkled with parmesan cheese, lemon zest and toasted pine nuts.


Pasta Roma with Italian Sausage18.95

Add our house made sausage to your Pasta Roma.


Eggplant Stack16.95

Stacked grilled eggplant stuffed with imported goat cheese served on top of thin spaghetti tossed with fresh cut roma

tomatoes, basil, & extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkled with parmesan cheese.


Pasta Parma 16.95

Peas, prosciutto, and mushrooms tossed with farfalle pasta in a parmesan cream sauce.  Sprinkled with freshly

grated parmesan cheese.


Pasta Toscana 15.95

Thin spaghetti tossed with our fresh arugula and basil pesto.  Topped with pomodoro garnish and freshly grated

Parmesan cheese.


Gnocchi alla Vodka18.95

Our fresh potato dumpling pasta tossed with fresh marinara sauce with a touch of cream, red chili pepper flakes &

Vodka.


Shrimp Scampi21.95

Large Mexican white shrimp sautéed with thinly sliced garlic in extra virgin olive oil.  We add a touch of cream,

white wine and Italian parsley.   Tossed with thin spaghetti.


Salmon Fettuccine21.95

Fresh salmon, sautéed mushrooms, and basil in a light chardonnay parmesan cream sauce.  Tossed with

fettuccine pasta.

Gnocchi – Fresh potato dumpling pasta with choice of sauces: 18.95

Gnocchi with gorgonzola cream and wilted spinach.  Sprinkled with toasted walnuts & parmesan.

Gnocchi with fresh tomato and our marinara sauce.  Sprinkled with parmesan and torn basil.


*Add house made sausage or chicken to your pasta.                                          5.95


Sides:

House made Sausage    6.95Sautéed Spinach4.95

Veggies    5.95Marinara Sauce2.95

Vodka Sauce    3.95Meatballs5.95

Garlic Smashed or

Oven Roasted Potatoes  4.95

Dinner Menu

La Taverna Restaurant

Dinner served nightly from 5:30 p.m. until close Monday through Saturday. Reservations are recommended, please call 858.454.0100.

Address: 927 Silverado St, La Jolla CA 92037