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.

Oltre Mare 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.

Oltre Mare 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!
San Valentino
Eggplant parmigiana
Shrimp cocktail
Marinated salmon
Risotto with sausage and asparagus
Lobster Ravioli
Green Pepper filet served with roasted potatoes
$130 per couple
Taxes and gratuity excluded
Reservation required
Burrata 15.00$
Cherry tomatoes, burrata, extra virgin olive oil and oregano
Antipasto di terra 19.00$
Zucchini, prosciutto crudo di Parma DOP and brie cheese
Antipasto di mare 19.00$
Zucchini, smoked salmon and brie cheese
Tartare di tonno 19.00$
Raw tuna fish served with grape tomatoes and black olives
Insalata Oltre Mare 13.00$
Arugula, tomatoes, onions, black olives, carrots and feta cheese
Spaghetti alla Pescatora 29.00$
Homemade spaghetti served with manila clams, mussels,
shrimps and squids
Risotto alla Pescatora for Two 67.00$
Rice served with manila clams, mussels,
shrimps and squids
Preparation time 45 min minimum
Spaghetti alle Vongole 25.00$
Homemade pasta with clams, parsley and garlic
Pappardelle ai funghi Porcini 25.00$
Homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms
Risotto ai funghi Porcini for Two 61.00$
Rice with porcini mushrooms
Preparation time 45 min minimum
Wild boar Bolognese 27.00$
Homemade pappardelle pasta or ricotta gnocchi (add $ 3) with wild boar meat sauce
Ricotta Gnocchi 21.00$
Homemade ricotta gnocchi served with a gorgonzola cheese cream
Pesce alla griglia 39.00$
Fish of the day grilled served with salad and grape tomatoes
Pesce al forno 45.00$
Fish of the day baked served with potatoes, olives and spices

Preparation time 40 min
Pizza Margherita 17.00$
Tomato sauce and mozzarella
Pizza Pepperoni 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni
Pizza Parmigiana 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, garlic, grilled eggplant and parmesan cheese
Pizza Prosciutto e Funghi 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms
Pizza Quattro Formaggi 19.00$
Mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan cheese and brie, without tomato sauce
Pizza Quattro Stagioni 21.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, artichokes and black olives
Pizza Vegetale 19.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, fresh tomatoes and black olives
Pizza Crudo e Porcini 25.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto crudo and Porcini mushrooms
Pizza Crudo e Rucola 23.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto crudo, Arugula, fresh tomatoes and parmesan cheese
Pizza Crudo e Burrata 23.00$
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto crudo and burrata
Toppings 3.00$
onion - mushrooms - black olives - artichokes - carrots - parmesan
fresh garlic - eggplant - anchovies - fresh tomatoes - cooked ham
mozzarella - gorgonzola - pepperoni

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

Opening hours
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
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 fusilli
Gamberoni al cognac
Celebrate with us!!

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