Dinner Menu

All Entrees Include Soup and Salad

 

Antipasti (Appetizers)

 

Mozzarella Fritta

Lightly breaded Mozzarella served with Marinara sauce

$9.00

 

Fresh Mussels or Clams

Mussels sauteed in White or Red sauce

$11.00

 

Bruschetta

Toasted Italian bread topped with fresh Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Garlic and Basil

$8.00

 

Scallops wrapped in Bacon

Jumbo Scallops with Bacon, broiled to perfection and served in a Scampi sauce

$13.00

 

Crab Cake

Blue Jumbo Lump Crab Meat served over fresh Greens and topped with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

$16.00

 

Garlic Bread

$6.00

 

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Zuppe-Insalate (Soup-Salads)

 

Soup of the day

$5.00

 

Insalata Caprese

Vine ripened Roma Tomatoes topped with Olive Oil and Garlic, fresh Basil and Mozzarella

$8.00

 

Carpaccio

Thinly sliced, cured Filet Mignon, served with cracked black pepper, shaved parmesan and a Dijon Vinaigrette

$15.00

 

Antipasto Rustica

Imported Prociutto, Sopressata, Provolone, Fresh Mozzarella, Olives and Bruschetta

$15.00

 

Caesar Salad

Half $5.00 / Full $10.00

 

House Salad

$5.00

 

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Pasti Di Casa (House-made Pastas)

 

Your Choice of:

Spaghetti - Ziti - Linguine - Fettucine - Penne

Any side order of pasta with Special Sauce will be an extra charge

 

Marinara Sauce

$18.00

 

Arrabiata

Spicy hot Tomato sauce

$19.00

 

Primavera

Fresh Vegetable in a rose Sauce or Garlic and Oil

$20.00

 

Bolognese

Authentic Meat sauce

$21.00

 

Puttanesca

Black and Green Olives, Capers, Mushrooms, and Fresh Tomato

$21.00

 

Fettuccine A Modo Nostro

Black Fettuccine with Asparagus, Sundried Tomato and Shrimp in a light Rose Sauce

$24.00

 

Fettuccine Alfredo

$19.00 ~ add Chicken $22.00

 

Ravioli with Ricotta

Served in Alfredo or Tomato Sauce

$21.00

 

Sausage Cacciatore

Grilled Sausage sauteed with Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Onions, Marinara Sauce, served over Penne Pasta

$21.00

 

Lasagna Bolognese

with Meat and Ricotta cheese

$22.00

 

Meat Tortellini

Alfredo or Tomato Sauce

$21.00

 

Gnocchi Di Carmela

Carmela's house-made Gnocchi with Alfredo, Tomato or a Blush Sauce

$21.00

 

Spinach Manicotti

Spinach and Ricotta cheese filled Crepes baked in the oven and topped with Mozzarella Cheese and a Tomato or Blush Sauce

$21.00

 

 

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Pollo (Chicken)

 

Served on a Bed of Penne pasta (no substitutions)

 

Chicken Parmigiana

Breaded breast of Chicken cooked to a golden brown and topped with Provolone Cheese

$22.00

 

Chicken & Shrimp Helena

Breast of Chicken with Shrimp and Artichokes Sauteed in a White Wine Lemon Sauce

$26.00

 

Chicken Marsala

Breast of Chicken sauteed in a Sweet Marsala Wine sauce

$22.00

 

Chicken Sorrento

Breast of Chicken sauteed with Mushrooms and chopped Tomato in a Sherry Wine sauce and topped with Mozzarella Cheese

$22.00

 

Chicken Filomena

Breast of Chicken sauteed with Olives, Tomato, Mushrooms, Onions and Hot Peppers in a Wine Demi-glace Sauce

$22.00

 

Chicken Cacciatore

Strips of Chicken Breast sauteed with Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Onions and Marinara sauce, served over Penne pasta

$22.00

 

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Strips of Chicken Breast pan sauteed with Alfredo sauce and tossed with Fettuccine pasta

$22.00

 

Chicken Isabella

Breast of Chicken sauteed in a Peppercorn, Shallot and Brandy Demi-glace Cream sauce with fresh wild Mushrooms

$22.00

 

Chicken Piccata

Breast of Chicken sauteed with capers and Italian herbs in a White Wine and Lemon-Butter sauce

$22.00

 

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Piatti Speciali (Special Dishes)

 

Served overPenne pasta (no substitutions)

 

Chicken Shrimp di Gina

Breast of Chicken and Shrimp sauteed with Capers, Sundried Tomatoes and Asparagus in a Garlic White Wine Lemon sauce

$26.00

 

Chicken and Shrimp Parmigiana

Lightly breaded Chicken and Shrimp cooked to a golden brown, topped with Provolone Cheese and Red Sauce

$26.00

 

Chicken Carmela

Breast of Chicken dipped in light Egg batter, sauteed with Asparagus, Capers and Sundried Tomatoes, in a White Wine Lemon-Butter sauce topped with Crab meat

$26.00

 

Eggplant Parmigiana

Layers of breaded Eggplant, Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheeses baked in the oven and topped with Tomato Sauce

$21.00

 

Cannelloni

Meat filled Cannelloni wrapped in Crepes and baked in the oven with a Brandy, Cream, Shallot and Peppercorn sauce

$24.00

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Vitello (Veal)

 

Served over Penne pasta (no substitutions)

 

Veal Parmigiana

Milk fed Veal, breaded and cooked to a golden brown, topped with Provolone cheese and Marinara sauce

$26.00

 

Veal Marsala

Milk fed Veal sauteed with fresh wild Mushrooms in a Marsala Wine demi-glace and a touch of Cream sauce

$26.00

 

Veal Piccata

Milk fed Veal sauteed with Capers and Italian herbs in a Lemon-Butter and White Wine sauce

$26.00

 

Veal Abruzzese

Milk fed Veal sauteed with hot and sweet Peppers, fresh wild Mushrooms and Garlic in a White Wine demi-glace sauce

$26.00

 

Veal Genovese

Milk fed Veal, Artichoke hearts, fresh wild Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes sauteed in a White Wine sauce

$26.00

 

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Carne (Meat)

 

Filet Mignon ala Carmela

6 oz. Filet Mignon prepared Carmela's way

- Market Price -

 

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Pesce (Seafood)

 

Fresh Mussels or Clams

Mussels or Clams with a white Scampi sauce or a Sherry Marinara served over your choice of pasta

$21.00

 

Shrimp & Scallops Alfredo

Pan seared Shrimp & Scallops served over Fettuccine with a creamy Alfredo sauce

$26.00

 

Shrimp Primavera

Jumbo Shrimp & crisp, fresh Vegetables sauteed with Olive oil & Garlic and served over your choice of pasta

$25.00

 

Fish of the Day

- Market Price -

 

Shrimp Scampi

Jumbo Shrimp sauteed in a Garlic, White Wine Scampi sauce served over your choice of pasta

$25.00

 

Stuffed Shrimp Florentine

Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with our special Spinach-Cheese mix topped with Crab meat, Cheese and our Scampi Sauce

$25.00

 

Zuppe Di Pesce

Combination of Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Scallops and Calamari, served in a Red or White sauce over a bed of Linguine

$28.00

 

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Side Orders

 

Mixed Vegetables or Spinach in Garlic and Oil

$6.00

 

Pasta Bolognese

$8.00

 

Gnocchi with Tomato or Alfredo sauce

$9.00

 

Ravioli with Tomato or Alfredo sauce

$8.00

 

Pasta Aglio e Olio ~ Pasta with Garlic, Olive oil and Italian herbs

$8.00

 

Meat filled Tortellini with Tomato or Alfredo sauce

$8.00

 

Meatballs ~ 2

$5.00

 

Italian house-made sausage

$6.00

Carmela Cucina Italiana      823 Grand Avenue      San Marcos      California      92069     760-471-2131