(organic local produce sourced mainly from BD’s Earth-Trine farm John Fonteyn’s Ojai Roots Farm & local farmers market)

house made soups

Minestra dell’Archeson, lentils, roasted butternut squash, garlic, onion, carrots, celery & greens, topped with pecorino cheese.…16,  small….9

Zuppa di Pollo e Verdure, roasted chicken, vegetables, greens, housemade broth.…18, small….11

Cioppino del Pescatore, fresh catch, scallops, shrimp & fresh clams, splashed with lightly spiced tomato sauce & fresh herbs, simmered in housemade seafood broth….36

artisanal bread

Pane, Olio e Balsamico, artisanal bread, served with italian extra virgin olive oil & our balsamic reduction sauce….5

Bruschetta al Pomodoro Fresco, toasted artisanal bread topped with tomatoes, basil & roasted garlic & extra virgin olive oil(4 piece)….20,  small(2 piece)….12

Crostini Camparona, toasted artisanal bread topped with sauteed mushrooms & shredded pecorino cheese(4 piece)….22,  small(2 piece)….13

Pate’ su Pan-Tosta’, toasted artisanal bread topped with roasted duck liver & mushroom pate’, finished with leeks & balsamic reduction(4 piece)….18,  small(2 piece)….11

 side of toasted artisanal bread: two piece….2,  four piece…..4

Focaccia (10”x 7”)  

Focaccia alla Regina Margherita:tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella & basil...20,   small…12

Focaccia al Salamino:tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni(salamino)...22,  small…13

Focaccia Delabalatomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, eggplant, red pepper, basil...22,  small…13

Focaccia al Portego: tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula...24,   small…14

Focaccia del Giardino al Pesto: pesto, broccoli, zucchini, crushed pistachio...20,   small…12

We only do small portions of menu items that are marked accordingly

tossed in our housemade vinaigrette

Insalata Ojai, lettuce mix, vinaigrette, topped w/toasted pumpkin seeds, avocado...17, small…10

Insalata Dorata, butter lettuce, vinaigrette, tomatoes, leeks & capers...17, small….10 

Insalata alla Fonte, arugula, vinaigrette, topped with shredded pecorino cheese.…18, small….11

Insalata Pra’, lettuce mix, vinaigrette, topped with shredded pecorino cheese.…18, small….11

Insalata Cioxota, arugula, radicchio, vinaigrette, topped with beets & feta cheese, drizzled with our balsamic reduction…20, small….12

Insalata alla Vallortola, romaine lettuce, vinaigrette, radishes, fennel, carrots, toasted pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, drizzled with our housemade pesto…20, small….12

Insalata Monfenera, lettuce mix, radicchio, arugula, vinaigrette, topped with fresh mozzarella & tomatoes drizzled with our balsamic reduction…20, small….12

Insalata all’Amicizia, lettuce mix, vinaigrette, topped with oranges, tangerines, fennel, avocado, mediterranean olives & shredded pecorino cheese.…22, small….13

Insalata Sagittaria, black kale, vinaigrette, topped with roasted butternut squash, finished with feta cheese & toasted pumkin seeds...22, small….13

Insalata Feltrina, romaine lettuce, vinaigrette, topped with apples, leeks, crumbled walnuts & shredded chilled chicken breast, drizzled with our housemade pesto...24, small….14 


Caprese OMG, slices of fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes & basil, lightly seasoned with sea salt, drizzled with e.v. olive oil, garnished with mediterranean olives….20,  small(2 piece)….12

California Caprese, slices of fresh tomatoes, avocado & basil, lightly seasoned with sea salt, drizzled with e.v. olive oil, garnished with mediterranean olives….20,  small(2 piece)….12

Greco Caprese, slices of fresh tomato & cucumber, topped with mediterranean olives, feta cheese & fresh oregano, drizzled with e.v. olive oil & a pinch of sea salt….20,  small(2 piece)….12

artisanal pasta

Ravioli Artigianali:ravioli ask your server about todays selection, topped with browned butter, crispy local sage, grated parmesan & a splash of our tomato sauce (8pc)...35

Bigoli alla Refugiana: thick string pasta tossed with roasted duck, seasonal mushrooms, fennel & a dash of cream...35

Gnocchetti di Patate al Pastore: little potato dumplings tossed in our house made mint pesto with roasted lamb & topped with feta cheese...35

Strozzapreti al Covolo: twisted pasta tossed in our house braised tender beef, broccoli, tomato sauce, a dash of cream & parmesan...35

specialty egg pasta

Fettuccine alla Ezzelina: egg fettuccine tossed in our own bolognese style recipe, house made slow braised ground beef ragout...32

Trenette Verdi alla Brentana: green (spinach) egg tagliatelle, shrimp, roasted garlic, olv oil, white wine, lemon, red pepper flakes, fresh tomato, basil...34

Paglia e Fieno alla Marittima: green & white egg fettuccine & tagliatelle mixed in brandy-tomato-cream sauce with fresh local catch, clams, scallops, shrimp & arugula...42

Pappardelle al Doxe: egg pappardelle tossed in saffron-cream sauce large wild scallops...43

italian pasta

 choice of Spaghetti or Penne or  Fusilli tossed in our house made sauces
[sub egg pasta (pappardelle or fettuccine or green tagliatelle) + $ 2]     (sub spaghetti squash + $ 5)

Sugo di Pomodoro: house made tomato sauce...18   (our vegan “marinara sauce”)

Checca: fresh tomatoes & basil, with roasted garlic, olive oil.....19  (vegan)

Valverde: house made basil pesto, vegetables, greens, walnuts...23  (our vegan pesto)

Fumo e Fuoco: our spicy tomato sauce, roasted eggplant, smoked mozzarella, oregano...23

Rosa’:our house made tomato/cream sauce (pink sauce ).....20

Putanesca: our spicy tomato sauce with light anchiovy, mediterranean olives, capers ...24

Padernota: tomato/cream sauce with roasted chicken breast, seasonal mushrooms...29

Dante: our spicy tomato sauce, pepperoni(salamino), smoked mozzarella, basil...25

Maserese: our tomato sauce, house made pork sausage, onion, pecorino cheese...27

Carbo-Parmese: local free range egg, cream, italian prosciutto, parmesan cheese...30

Vongole:, fresh clams, roasted garlic, olv oil, white wine, lemon, pepper flakes, italian parsley...29

italian carnaroli rice with
Risotto con Funghi: sauteed mushrooms & parmesan cheese.... 35

Risotto d’Anatra alla Signoressa, roasted duck, saffron & leeks….38

Risotto alla Bonta’ di Mare, fresh catch, scallops, shrimp, fresh tomato & basil….44

Risotto Sporco, balsamic sauteed duck livers, hearts, gizzards, housemade pork sausage & onions finished with italian parsley….32

roasted spaghetti squash

Zucca Adriatica:lightly spiced tomato sauce with mediterranean olives & capers....27  (vegan)
polenta specials

Bacala’ Fresco della Casa, fresh wild caught pacific rock cod, simmered in olive oil, cream, milk, onions, garlic & capers, served over creamy soft polenta….30

Spessatin: house braised beef, served over creamy soft polenta, topped with parmesan cheese….32

add a side of sautéed greens & vegetables + $ 5

main course specials
served with sautéed locally grown organic greens, vegetables & roasted gold potatoes
{we can serve your main course Italian-American style by substitutining your vegetables & potatoes with pasta :
 spaghetti, penne or fusilli, tossed in your choice of these sauces: marinara or alfredo or pesto or butter or olive oil & garlic +5 }
 (no additions or substitutions)
Scorfano al Miel e Mandarin:fresh wild caught pacific rock cod filet with local wild flower honey  fresh local citrus & turmeric butter….38

Halibut alla Dragoncella:fresh wild caught local halibut filet sauteed in white wine, fresh tarragon, lemon & pistachio….49

Anatra Arrosta: half duck (leg, thigh & breast), roasted with local wildflower honey, orange, fennel & balsamic reduction….38

Melanzane alle Mure:roasted eggplant, baked with our house made tomato sauce & smoked mozzarella, finished with italian parmesan cheese….32

Petto di Pollo alla Zia Maria: breaded boneless chicken breast, sautéed with butter & sage...36

Parmigiana OMG: breaded boneless chicken breast, topped with our house made tomato sauce, melted mozzarella & parmesan cheese...40

Lombata di Maiale al Rosmarino: bone-in pork chop roasted with local rosemary, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil….39

Bistecca di Fileto di Manzo: beef tenderloin steak, roasted with local organic sage, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil….50