Chef Giuseppe Dossi, from beautiful Lago di Garda in northern Italy, invites you to experience authentic Italian food as it was meant to be – fresh, delicious, and made with passion!

Formerly of Il Fornaio/Manhattan Beach and Prego/Beverly Hills – after earliest inspiration and instruction at his mother’s side! – Chef Giuseppe is committed to bringing you a culinary experience his “Mama” would be proud of!

We are also proud to serve, to the extent possible, organic products in an earth-friendly facility.

We firmly believe organic ingredients are the healthier choice, for both our bodies and the soil. Crops derive their nutritional value (vitamins, minerals) from healthy, nutrient-rich soil. When the soil is depleted by large-scale pesticide use and overuse, our food is likewise depleted. So, when such is the case, even that low-cal, “healthy” raw salad is providing little in the way of nutrition. That’s why many of our ingredients are organic. You can count on (at least) our chicken, flour, spinach, mixed greens, arugula, potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, leeks, milk, coffee to be always organic. And, heck, organic just tastes better!

Come experience our warm, inviting trattoria-style atmosphere – perfect for your dining delight – with fresh, authentic Italian cuisine to stir the soul, nourish the body, and nurture the heart. Bring your family, invite your friends.

We offer fresh, natural fare with vegetarian and vegan selections. Let us know of any special requests.

While we are not a vegetarian restaurant, we understand the needs of vegetarians, as well as vegans (the chef was a vegetarian for many years).

Our soup du jour is always vegan (on those rare occasions it is not, we are careful to point this out), made with vegetable stock and without cream (healthy for any diet). Our fruit cobbler is made without butter (vegan) and sweetened with agave nectar, suitable for most diabetics. Clearly, we take food seriously! (smile)

Since most dishes are made to order, in many cases, menu items can be adjusted to accommodate special needs, whether that means no meat,no dairy or no wheat. We have tofu (sometimes) to replace chicken and gluten-free pasta to replace the wheat.

Above all, we want your dining experience to be a satisfyingone.

We wish you buon appetito!

Dine in — Take out
Gift Cards Available

18% gratuity on parties of 6 or more
Service charge for bringing in outside desserts $1.50 / person