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Greeted with a handsome Italian ...
Greeted with a handsome Italian gentleman who was welcoming and seated us promptly giving us specials of the evening. We had to try the octopus appetizer which was wonderful, very tender and nice garlic olive oil. We ordered homemade potato and cheese ravioli with a mushroom cream sauce and Osso buco both to die for. We were paired w ... read more
Nora A. via yelp.com - Jun 23, 2017
The best of the best!!!!Italians are all about family and that is how Pietro runs the house!!!He
The best of the best!!!! Italians are all about family and that is how Pietro runs the house!!! He and the staff are wonderful and make you feel like you are in Sardinia! Burst of flavors, joys and lots of kisses and hugs!!!!!!!
Dolly Mancarella via facebook.com - Jun 16, 2017
What a wonderful experience.Real Italian food cozy great service and the owner takes pride in his operation. It is very small reservations suggested ... read more
Joseph Furnari via google.com - Jun 13, 2017
Classic, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Classic European service. A very enjoyable evening. Fresh bread, fresh homemade pasta, delicious ingredients. I had spinach salad and lasagna while my wife had the lobster ravioli, complimented with a bottle of Cabernet Franc. To round out the evening we finished with a Hot Mocha. Everythin ... read more
Mark Patton via google.com - Jun 10, 2017
The food was phenomenal, and our server was amazing! Definitely going back.
Destinee Guerra via google.com - Jun 10, 2017
Homemade pasta. Great service. ... read more
Joao Henrique Braga Feitoza via google.com - Jun 10, 2017
Excellent food great environment.
Darryl Hill via google.com - Jun 5, 2017
Best Italian food in the states! Takes us back to our beloved Italy.
Best Italian food in the states! Takes us back to our beloved Italy.
Melinda McAdams Mize via facebook.com - Jun 4, 2017
The whole experience was awesome ...
The whole experience was awesome. Gino was great, the lasagna and the papaderlle salmon pasta dish was incredible. Highly recommended!
Frank Z. via yelp.com - Jun 3, 2017
This is a great family restaurant ...
This is a great family restaurant. The staff and owner were super generous with our children; and the portions for food were amazing! My son left his hat behind accidentally; and the owner ran after us so we wouldn't forget it! Super friendly and kind! Our new go-to Italian place for sure!
kc d. via yelp.com - Jun 1, 2017
Best Italian around. Try the paperdele fungi ... read more
Alex Goldner via google.com - May 31, 2017
We happened into this restaurant ...
We happened into this restaurant by accident on our way home to San Diego. I was a bit skeptical at first because it's so rare to find good Italian food in Southern California, but I was really pleasantly surprised. Everything about this restaurant was excellent.First the food... we started with the cheese, meat & roasted vegetable p ... read more
Kaitlin B. via yelp.com - May 27, 2017
Food here is delicious. Small restaurant ...
Food here is delicious. Small restaurant.  Some people dress up and some are in Jean's. Food: ordered the brushetta mix which included the normal brushetta but also one with cheese and Carmelized onions. (so good) and a huge fresh ball of cheese in the center of the plate. The spaghetti with panchetta was great. Simply plate, nothing ... read more
Meg S. via yelp.com - May 26, 2017
Great seeing you Pietro!! Great dinner! Thank you for my birthday tiramisu and Gino's comedy show. Ciao ... read more
Sal LaBarbera via google.com - May 25, 2017
The reviews are right, this place is legit! Amazing food and great service. Everything is handmad
The reviews are right, this place is legit! Amazing food and great service. Everything is handmade, and it tastes like it. Good portions, great prices, and again delicious food!! We'll be back!!
Mary Ann Priore via facebook.com - May 21, 2017
What a heck of an experience at ...
What a heck of an experience at this one of a kind Italian restaurant.  I had a strong urge for Italian and would have settled for something generic but as luck had it I chose a gem in the heart of Temecula that had me wanting more.  From the moment I walked into the dining room I knew this was gonna be a unique experience.  The owne ... read more
Kenneth P. via yelp.com - May 21, 2017
Amazing Dinner. It's not cheap ...
Amazing Dinner. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. The most incredible pasta. I had never had homemade pasta before and boy it's something to experience. So authentic. Pietro is so nice and friendly. He brought over another dish for us to sample. It will become one of our favorite places when visiting Temecula. Definitely a ... read more
Veronica S. via yelp.com - May 15, 2017
We had the chicken parmigiana and ...
We had the chicken parmigiana and Gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce both were very good. Pasta was very good as well. Enjoyed tiramisu, regular and chocolate, both very good.
David F. via yelp.com - May 14, 2017
What a fantastic little place tucked ...
What a fantastic little place tucked away in the middle of a plaza! They had multiple gluten free options and I went with the saffron risotto, it was really excellent. The rest of our party had the file and the eggplant parmesan, everyone really enjoyed their meal. Definitely a great spot if you're in the mood for Italian!
Daniel L. via yelp.com - May 13, 2017
awesome good.great service..will definitely return for lamb and pig roast
awesome good.great service..will definitely return for lamb and pig roast ... read more
Loren Johnston via facebook.com - May 13, 2017
My wife and I were given a gift ...
My wife and I were given a gift card by her parents. We finally got to use it and were not disappointed. We both absolutely loved everything about it. It is clean, unique, loaded with charm, and the food and wait staff were fantastic. Gino, our waiter, was phenomenal and had great recommendations. We ordered the Insalata Arroto to st ... read more
Brandon C. via yelp.com - May 12, 2017
An amazing Anniversary dinner for family. Delicious authentic Italian restaurant with a personal touch of service. I highly recommend this establishment. The owner Gino and head waiter Pedro were very pleasant, giving us top notch service and the meal was beyond delicious. We all left here satisfied. I wish it wasn't 60 miles from ... read more
claudio sanchez via google.com - May 11, 2017
This place is amazing spent our last 2 wedding anniversary here. Gino was amazing, Pedro very fun to talk too ... read more
Russ Capuano via google.com - May 11, 2017
Don't look any further! You won't be disappointed. I've never been to Italy, but the homemade mus
Don't look any further! You won't be disappointed. I've never been to Italy, but the homemade mushroom pasta was out of this world...!Excellent! We were very satisfied. Gino helped us with our meal choices, and was a fun Server. ������ ... read more
Cindy Benitez via facebook.com - May 9, 2017
Amazing food and atmosphere. Gino made excellent recommendations. Will be our regular stop when in
Amazing food and atmosphere. Gino made excellent recommendations. Will be our regular stop when in Temecula!!!
Brenda Bitgood Bolanis via facebook.com - May 8, 2017
Best ravioli I had ... great service ...
Best ravioli I had ... great service from Gino ... we will definitely be back next time ... read more
Therese M. via yelp.com - May 7, 2017
Very friendly staff, I was with a large group and we're very accommodating. A little pricey but the food was incredible. ... read more
John Osullivan via google.com - May 1, 2017
Great atmosphere and staff. Excellent food. ... read more
Mark Severn via google.com - May 1, 2017
One of those unique experiences ...
One of those unique experiences when EVERYTHING tasted pretty great! BEST spaghetti I have tasted in quite some time.
Sarah M. via yelp.com - Apr 30, 2017
What a great Italian meal! Small ...
What a great Italian meal! Small place but felt like I was in Italy. Get Gino as your server, he won't lead you astray.Great service, great food. Fresh fresh fresh ... read more
Wendy V. via yelp.com - Apr 28, 2017
This place was very good! My first ...
This place was very good! My first time going and not disappointed at all. My boyfriend ordered some meat dish and he absolutely loved it with the paella. I ordered a vegetarian ravioli with mushrooms and a white sauce and without the red wine sauce that goes on top of it. It was perfect. I have a small food allergy which they made a ... read more
Jallil T. via yelp.com - Apr 12, 2017
Nice people and good food love the wood work the owner did it's beautiful
Nice people and good food love the wood work the owner did it's beautiful ... read more
Marvin Hardy via facebook.com - Apr 3, 2017
Absolutely WONDERFUL AT EACH VISIT! !!!!!!
Champagne Lakes via google.com - Apr 1, 2017
Really wonderful Italian food ... read more
Galen Gorman via google.com - Apr 1, 2017
Great little family owned joint with homemade pasta and delicious entree and wine options. Great service and lots of smiles all around!
Sara Garrison via google.com - Apr 1, 2017
We planed a small family party ...
We planed a small family party and this was the perfect setting. We celebrated our dads 84th birthday and he loved it. The food was excellent and they treated us like family. I would recommend this place for a dinner when you want to share good conversation and good food.
Scott J. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2017
Just got back from this beauty ...
Just got back from this beauty of a small italian eatery! If you are looking for olive garden style....keep walking cause this place is out of your league!The filet mignon carpaccio was the best ever had along with the rustic marinated veggies on krisp bread. There was so much more and it was true sardinian type italian fare.Gino wai ... read more
Lauri H. via yelp.com - Mar 18, 2017
One of the BEST authentic Italian ...
One of the BEST authentic Italian restaurants we've ever been to! This is our GO TO date night place. They have a great family style feel and are always extremely welcoming and accommodating. The food is amazing and always well worth the wait. It is extremely evident that the Chef Pietro and all the staff put their passion into what ... read more
Jessica D. via yelp.com - Mar 17, 2017
Return trip, was even better experience ...
Return trip, was even better experience. Love this place. Truly a gem tucked into a small strip mall space. If you are in the area, you have to try this place. Worth ever penny of a good night out. Love the food. We will become regulars. Thanks Pedro!!!  My wife and I went there on a Saturday night. We sat at the bar and had amazing ... read more
Peter S. via yelp.com - Mar 17, 2017
Some of the best Italian food in the States!! Felt like we were back in Italy, so good!
Some of the best Italian food in the States!! Felt like we were back in Italy, so good!
Kara Swartz via facebook.com - Mar 15, 2017
OMG!!!!   This place was amazing! ...
OMG!!!!   This place was amazing!  Some of the best food I've ever had!  Plus the owner, Pietro, was wonderful...stopping by to talk with us and even shared a bit of wine with us!  The food was unbelievable! My boyfriend had the home made lasagne, which was a slice of heaven!  Pietro said the recipe was over a 100 years old and was h ... read more
Diana R. via yelp.com - Mar 14, 2017
We dined here three nights in a row and had we been staying in Temecula longer, would have continue
We dined here three nights in a row and had we been staying in Temecula longer, would have continued to do so. Let Gino or Chef Pietro make recommendations, you will not be disappointed.
Scott Kaye via facebook.com - Mar 13, 2017
This place is awesome, the food ...
This place is awesome, the food and atmosphere is authentic and the staff is delightful. Our favorite appetizer is the Carpaccio di Polpo! (deli sliced Octopuses will oil and seasoning). The entre's are also superb!
Tony B. via yelp.com - Mar 12, 2017
One of the best italian restaurants ...
One of the best italian restaurants in Temecula.  I've tried several different dishes,  and all are amazing.  This place is a must try.
Steven B. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2017
This place is as good as it gets ...
This place is as good as it gets 10 stars if I could give it to them, ture Italian food like my grandmother cook and some even better then hers. You pay for what you get the prices are very good for the quality of food you are getting. Pasta is made fresh everyday, everything is cooked to order. They have a wonderful wine selection a ... read more
Connor M. via yelp.com - Mar 5, 2017
I'm only giving 4 stars because ...
I'm only giving 4 stars because our server forgot to give my husband his expresso that he enjoys with dessert. I was also disappointed that when I asked for a little more sauce for my gnocchi that the owner said it takes a long time because it's made per order, so couldn't receive. The gnocchi was very good, but I prefer it with a hi ... read more
Yvette P. via yelp.com - Mar 4, 2017
Wonderful food, homemade pasta ...
Wonderful food, homemade pasta and amazing service from Gino. We had three color buscheta with burrata, spaghetti with meatballs and pasta with porcini mushrooms. All delicious ... read more
Amy F. via yelp.com - Mar 3, 2017
We came to this restaurant on recommendation ...
We came to this restaurant on recommendation from our B&B host and boy are we glad we listened! This food was on POINT. It was busy so make a reservation, but it is very quaint and the personal service was refreshing. No matter what you order, you can't go wrong. Amazing!
Leyla 'n Kevin M. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2017
I can't say enough about how great ...
I can't say enough about how great our meal was. From the time we walked in, to the moment we left....it was 5 stars in every way! Pietro is the owner and he was also our server and you can tell he loves his business and he loves what he does. The food was incredible. We had the trio of bruschetta, the mushroom pasta and the eggplant ... read more
Courtney S. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2017
I got a pasta dish which was very good. Very authentic. I wanted more!
Matthew Becker via google.com - Mar 1, 2017
Absolutely amazing food and service! ...
Absolutely amazing food and service! I was a little put off at first because it is in a shopping center but as soon as we stepped inside I loved it. Definitely recommend it!
Sadie G. via yelp.com - Feb 26, 2017
Excellent food and service, the owner/chef Pietro visits every table and say hi to us, it was our f
Excellent food and service, the owner/chef Pietro visits every table and say hi to us, it was our first visit but for sure we will be back, thanks.
Javier Camarena Flores via facebook.com - Feb 21, 2017
The night started out a little ...
The night started out a little rough. We got there a little early for our reservations and quickly realized it may be a while before we got a table. The staff came over and apologized for the wait. After sitting we started with a phenomenal appetizer and some tasty wine they recommended. After finishing our authentic home made entree ... read more
Eric J. via yelp.com - Feb 20, 2017
Genuine homemade Italian food just like our grandmothers used to make❣ My husband and I grew up w
Genuine homemade Italian food just like our grandmothers used to make❣ My husband and I grew up with two 100 percent Italian parents and fathers who owned and ran Italian restaurants. I highly recommend this cozy Restaurant with incredible Italian food❤ The Lorenzetti's❤🎉 ... read more
Mary Ruggiero Lorenzetti via facebook.com - Feb 17, 2017
Absolutely amazing food.  The vegetable ...
Absolutely amazing food.  The vegetable soup was delicious. The Burrata & bruschetta combination was excellent. As a main course, we had the linguini con broccoli E pomodori. It was one of the best pasta dishes we've had. This is a place not to be missed. Love listening to the Italian music in the background. You have to end the meal ... read more
Alina H. via yelp.com - Feb 17, 2017
We were celebrating a late Valentine's ...
We were celebrating a late Valentine's in Temecula, with an afternoon of wine tasting & wedding venue shopping. My Fiancé did a quick Instagram search & found this gem. When we arrived in a strip mall, I gave her a sideways look. She assured me it was going to be good, so I went with it. Verdict- PHENOMENAL! Andrea was our server & h ... read more
Justin S. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2017
Delicious homemade pasta, nice ...
Delicious homemade pasta, nice and fresh sauce! Very light and fresh dishes. My husband and I loved our Valentine's dinner. We'll definitely come back. Authentic Italian cosine! Real Italian staff the make you feel you're dinning in Italy.
Eva B. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2017
First time visitor ,for my friends Birthday🎂🎉 The staff was polite,food was on point...the La
First time visitor ,for my friends Birthday🎂🎉 The staff was polite,food was on point...the Lasange was delicious but, the arrival of our food was a bit slow... due to the large group we had. I would eat there again 😍 ... read more
Jacqueline Johnson via facebook.com - Feb 12, 2017
Had my birthday here last night with family and friends. Overall a good experience however, if you
Had my birthday here last night with family and friends. Overall a good experience however, if you have a large group one suggestion would be to let the staff know (ahead of the reservation time) what everyone wants to eat (if they let you) because otherwise it takes a VERY long time to get the food out due to everything being prepar ... read more
Nikki Washington via facebook.com - Feb 12, 2017
The absolute BEST Italian food ...
The absolute BEST Italian food I have ever had. Homemade, Fresh and Authentic Italian food. Pietro the owner and Andre are the best.  Service is amazing. You feel right at home.  The ONLY place I will go for Italian food.
Kara M. via yelp.com - Feb 3, 2017
We had a large group gathering there last night and they were very attentive and the food was delic
We had a large group gathering there last night and they were very attentive and the food was delicious. They also allowed us to have separate checks and accommodated us graciously when our group turned out to be larger than we had expected. Love this Italian restaurant!
Carolyn Ott Thomas via facebook.com - Feb 3, 2017
If you've never had fresh pasta- ...
If you've never had fresh pasta- don't start because nothing else will ever compare! They make all pasta by hand, bread fresh daily, everything you order completely from scratch! Absolutely phenomenal.. you can taste the difference and how fresh everything is! My absolute favorite is the Pappardelle Funghi! If you like mushrooms this ... read more
Brittany D. via yelp.com - Feb 2, 2017
Date night spot!!👏👏👏 This is one of our favorite spots for date night!! It's a quiet place for conversation and the food is top notch!!! My favorite is the handmade pasta!! And we've tried the specialty steak and it's amazing!!! The wines are fantastic!! And if you ask, they can pair the wine with your meal!! ... read more
Faith S via google.com - Feb 1, 2017
Brittany you are amazing. Thank ...
Brittany you are amazing. Thank you for the wine recommendations... We loved the Pinot. The food was fresh and had great flavor. Brittany was do personable and she frequently checked in on us. She made my birthday special and I will be back next time in in Temecula.
Victoria A. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2017
Nicolo just prepared the most amazing ...
Nicolo just prepared the most amazing dairy and soy free Italian food I've had in a long time!!!! Thank you!!!
Cindy S. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2017
Chef Pietro! Some of the best Italian ...
Chef Pietro! Some of the best Italian Cuisine available. The polpo carpaccio-Outstanding! Homemade past; Ravioli that melt in your mouth! Classic Osso Bucco Milanese, yes! Do not tell my wife, but lasagna as good as hers!Keep up the passionate cooking chef!
Nicole T. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2017
Love this place. Visiting from ...
Love this place. Visiting from Orange County. I had delish gnocchi and hubby had chicken parm which he gobbled up. So good! We had a delicious burrata for appetizer and that was yummy! Definite recommend.
Eileen E. via yelp.com - Jan 22, 2017
This is an outstanding restaurant ...
This is an outstanding restaurant. I've been to Italy and it takes me back. Their Osso Bucco is amazing. They make their own pasta fresh, use quality ingredients and top of the line meats. Chef Pietro comes out and checks up on his customers and says hello. Gino was our waiter. Outstanding service!!!! We love Gino. I highly recommend ... read more
Rosie O. via yelp.com - Jan 19, 2017
Highly recommend. Delicious food and great service.
Highly recommend. Delicious food and great service.
Nancy Levin Bassett via facebook.com - Jan 17, 2017
We found the place when we got to Temecula and our usual Italian restaurant was closed. We now hav
We found the place when we got to Temecula and our usual Italian restaurant was closed. We now have a new favorite Italian restaurant. The carpaccio appetizer was beyond compare. My lobster tortollini was unique and delicious. Pietro the owner/chef had a passion for freshness and flavor. The tiramisu was out of this world. So g ... read more
Bill McGonigle via facebook.com - Jan 4, 2017
Excelente servicio y la comida muy buena, buen vino y te hacen sentir en casa
Excelente servicio y la comida muy buena, buen vino y te hacen sentir en casa ... read more
Martin Zazueta via facebook.com - Jan 2, 2017
Nice atmosphere good service food is excellent ... read more
Phil Noble via google.com - Jan 1, 2017
AMAZING! Authentic Italian. Totally come again.
Carrie Glad via google.com - Jan 1, 2017
Awesomeness ... read more
Brian Finnerty via google.com - Jan 1, 2017
An amazing, authentic restaurant ...
An amazing, authentic restaurant. Instant friends, amazing Italian wine and scrumptious dishes.
Meredith G. via yelp.com - Dec 30, 2016
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