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Antonio’s Pizzeria

One of the stalwart restaurants on Catalina Island is Antonio’s Pizzeria! Not the best food and service you’ll find, but they’re a solid choice with an expansive menu of favorites. It’s situated right on the water, so you can enjoy stunning views when sitting on their deck. We enjoyed this outstanding white pizza with chicken, bacon and maters.

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant

(Visited December 9, 2019) Any visit to Catalina Island would not be complete without a trip to Buffalo Nickel Restaurant! We eat there every time we go. Just a short shuttle drive south of Avalon near the heliport. We always plan our island visits to include a Monday night. That’s when they do the pasta bar thing at Buffalo Nickel and my son dearly adores it. My burrito this time unfortunately wasn’t as good as previous visits.

Waterman’s Harbor

Outstanding Chilean Sea Bass and Spicy Shrimp Pasta at Waterman’s Harbor in Dana Point, CA!

Casa de Food Obs

Outstanding homemade panko crusted fried chicken cutlet with fettuccine alfredo.

Yanni’s Bar & Grill

(Visited November 30, 2019) Excellent Linguine Frutti de Mare at Yanni’s in San Diego! Shrimp, mussels, salmon and calamari in a delicious white wine broth. In business for over 17 years, they recently won the Best Greek Restaurant award from the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto

(Visited November 23, 2019) Excellent order of half & half spaghetti and lasagna at Filippi’s in Santee! It was accompanied by a huge, tender and flavorful meatball and one of the best antipasto salads you’ll find anywhere. Filippi’s is a San Diego institution, in business since 1950. They’ve grown into a small chain of old-school red sauce Italian restaurants dotted throughout SoCal.

Rosa’s Italian Restaurant

(Visited November 16, 2019) Excellent cannelloni at Rosa’s in Pismo Beach! Cannelloni is not a common dish in Italian restaurants so when I see it on the menu I usually order it. This one had to be among the best I’ve had! Rosa’s is a top-shelf Italian restaurant with fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend them if you’re ever visiting California’s beautiful central coast.

Marechiaro’s Italian Restaurant

(Visited November 9, 2019) Excellent Frutta de Mare at Marechiaro’s on Olde Hwy 80! The presentation was somewhat shambolic but it tasted great. An assortment of shrimp, clams, scallops and mussels prepared with a flavorful red sauce and served over a bed of linguine pasta.

Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria

(Visited October 31, 2019) Outstanding “Meat Eaters” pizza at Tony Pepperoni in Rancho Bernardo! Topped liberally with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, Canadian bacon, etc. I cannot wait to have another one of these delicious pies.

Rock & Brews

Outstanding calamari at Rock & Brews in El Segundo, CA!

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