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Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu

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Menu items are currently subject to availability.

ANTIPASTI

ANTIPASTO TOSCANO

14.00

Sliced to order cured Italian meats 

POLIPETTI ALLA DIAVOLA

12.00

Baby octopus sautéed with spicy tomato sauce and garlic

PIATTO RUSTICO

14.00

Grilled eggplant, red peppers, and zucchini topped with olive oil, garlic and parsley, served with aged Pecorino

CALAMARI FRITTI

19.00

Tender, battered squid steak served with lemon and marinara sauce

CARPACCIO DI FILETTO MIGNON

20.00

Thinly sliced filet mignon topped with arugula, Parmesan, lemon and olive oil

POLPETTE CON SALSA E MOZZARELLA

10.00

House-made meatballs topped with tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese

BRUSCHETTA DI TRE COLORI

12.00

An assortment of toasted house-made Italian bread with three different toppings
~Sautéed mushrooms, garlic, parsley, olive oil, aged Pecorino
~Tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil
~ Asparagus, garlic, olive oil
Combine with Burrata $21.00

COZZE ALLA TOSCANA

18.00

Steamed mussels with choice of white wine or red sauce, olive oil, garlic and parsley

Mix of mussels and clams 21.00

CARPACCIO DI POLPO

20.00

Thinly sliced, steamed octopus drizzled in olive oil, lemon and parsley

INSALATE E ZUPPE

Split charge for salads 4.00

Add to any salad or pasta:  Proscuitto 4.00 Two meatballs 6.00, chicken 6.00, shrimp or salmon 9.00

BURRATA

15.00

Fresh buffalo Mozzarella served over sliced tomatoes and fresh basil, topped with extra-virgin olive oil

Add sliced prosciutto 16.00

INSALATA DI CAMPO

10.00

Fresh greens, tomatoes, red onion and Pecorino cheese tossed with balsamic vinaigrette

ZUPPE DEL GIORNO

Daily soup special, inquire with your server

cup 5.00  bowl 8.00

SIDE SALAD Add a side salad (Campo or Cesare) to entrée

6.00

INSALATA CESARE

10.00

Fresh romaine lettuce tossed with house-made croutons, Parmesan and Caesar dressing

INSALATA DI VERDURE ARROSTO

14.00

Mixed greens tossed with roasted eggplant, red peppers and zucchini, Pecorino cheese and olive oil mustard vinaigrette

ADDITIONAL BREAD BASKET

6.00

Complimentary fresh bread basket served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

PRIMI

CHOICE OF HOUSE-MADE PASTA AND SAUCE 17.00
Pasta: Linguine, spaghetti, pappardelle, gnocchi, gnocchetti sardi, bucatini, rigatoni
Sauces: Tomato-basil, pesto add 1.50, meat sauce add 3.00, four cheese sauce add 4.00

GNOCCHI ALLE MELANZANE

19.00

Fresh, house-made potato dumplings and sautéed eggplant tossed with spinach, cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil

LINGUINE CON BROCCOLI ALLA PANNA

19.00

House-made linguine tossed with cream ,broccoli and garlic

SPAGHETTI CON POLPETTE

20.00

Fresh, house-made spaghetti prepared with garden tomato sauce and house- made beef and pork Italian meatballs

CARBONARA

25.00

House-made spaghetti tossed with sautéed Italian Pancetta, egg and Parmesan cheese and black pepper

RIGATONI ALLA CONTADINA

26.00

Fresh house-made rigatoni with Italian sausage, porcini mushrooms and garlic, served in saffron tomato basil with Pecorino cheese

LINGUINE CON GAMBERONI

28.00

Fresh prawns sautéed in a tomato or white wine sauce, lightly tossed with house-made linguine

RIGATONI CON SALMONE

27.00

House-made wide pasta tossed with fresh salmon, served in tomato cream sauce, topped with pine nuts

GNOCCHI ALLA GORGONZOLA - Gemma's Favorite

21.00

House-made potato dumplings in a creamy Gorgonzola sauce

PAPPARDELLE CON FUNGHI

27.00

Fresh, house-made wide pasta sautéed in a medley of porcini and oyster mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, caramelized onions and cream

BUCATINI ALLA AMATRICIANA

24.00

Fresh house-made bucatini tossed in a fresh tomato sauce with imported Italian Pancetta and aged Pecorino cheese

GNOCCHETTI SARDI ALLA PIETRO

25.00

Fresh house-made Sardinian pasta served in a freshly prepared saffron tomato basil sauce with Italian sausage, topped with aged Pecorino

LASAGNA CON RAGU E PROSCIUTTO COTTO

24.00

Fresh house-made pasta sheets layered with ground beef and ham, béchamel sauce, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; baked in a garden tomato sauce

LINGUINE ALLE VONGOLE

26.00

House-made linguine and fresh clams sautéed in herbs with a white wine or tomato sauce

LINGUINE TUTTO MARE

29.00

House-made linguine served with assorted seafood, or vegetarian option made with porcini mushrooms and saffron                   

HOUSE-MADE RAVIOLI

All of our ravioli are made fresh, in-house from scratch.
Our ravioli are uniquely paired with house-made sauces to complement the flavors.

RAVIOLI RICOTTA AND SPINACH

25.00

Stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese

RAVIOLI FILET

29.00

Stuffed with filet mignon, served in a creamy Gorgonzola sauce

SHRIMP & LOBSTER RAVIOLI

31.00

Stuffed with shrimp and lobster meat, served in a tomato-cream sauce with sun-dried tomato, cherry tomatoes and diced shrimp

SECONDI

Served with a side of fresh grilled vegetables or house-made spaghetti with choice of sauce: tomato sauce, pesto sauce add $2.00, meat sauce add $3.00, four cheese sauce add $4.00

MELANZANE PARMIGIANA

22.00

Fried eggplant layered with Mozzarella and Parmesan and cheeses, baked in a fresh tomato basil sauce

POLLO PARMIGIANA

29.00

Lightly breaded chicken baked with fresh garden tomato sauce, topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese

FILET MIGNON CON PORCINI

45.00

Grilled to order, topped with porcini mushroom cream sauce

POLLO AL LIMONE

25.00

Thinly sliced chicken sautéed in a lemon, white wine, caper sauce

RACK OF LAMB

43.00

Cooked to order, tender rack of lamb roasted with Italian spices, drizzled with mirto balsamic reduction sauce

CIOPPINO

42.00

Medley of fresh seafood & house-made linguine in a light sauce

DOLCI

Ask about other daily dessert specials

TIRAMISU DI CAFÉ

10.00

Traditional Italian ladyfingers soaked in espresso, layered with mascarpone cheese, cream and powdered chocolate

CANNOLI

10.00

Crisp Italian pastry shell filled with creamy ricotta cheese, topped with house-made berry sauce

TORTA DELLA NONNA

10.00

Lemon cream filling baked into a shortbread pie crust, topped with house-made berry sauce and whipped cream

PANNA COTTA

10.00

Softly set pudding made with cooked cream, topped with house-made berry sauce

TORTA DI NUTELLA

10.00

Nutella filling (chocolate and hazelnut) baked into a shortbread pie crust

Split Entrée $4

Please note: We accept a maximum of 2 credit cards for payment of the check.

20% gratuity will be added to all parties of 6 or more

Our Story

Pietro Cinus, chef and owner and of Trattoria Toscana, was born in the breathtaking beauty of Sardinia island. The taste for the natural and fresh flavors of Pietro’s cuisine developed in this paradise, a countryside filled with wild asparagus and chard, the Mediterranean Sea teaming with mussels, clams, fish and squid, and local farms producing delicious cheeses, In this setting, Pietro learned his recipes from his mamma, Maria, right in her kitchen.

He then later moved to Tuscany, where he lived for over 20 years, working as a skilled chef and woodworker. Pietro’s love for high quality food continued to flourish in the Chianti region. He frequently would venture into the forest to collect wild mushrooms and greens, to hunt for wild boar and quail and then prepare it to perfection for friends and family. For Pietro, the joy of life is to prepare a delicious meal for others to enjoy with a glass of fine wine.

In 2007 Pietro meets Blythe, a California-native embarked on a walking adventure through the Tuscan countryside of Italy. While they did not speak the same language, the connection was instantaneous. Several years, two kids, many language lessons, thousands of dollars in phone and plane expenses later, they are now bringing the Italian cuisine and romance of their first meeting to Temecula.