Locanda Del Lago
231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 451-3525

Cuisine
Italian


Neighborhood
:
Santa Monica

Takeout Available
Catering Available

Features
• Full Bar
• Weekend Brunch
Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)
• Happy Hour

Reservations

Suggested

Parking
Valet

Payment Methods

AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, DC

Private Rooms

Yes, Please Call

Hours
Lunch
Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday
4:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday & Saturday
4:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday
11:30am - 4:00pm





When Lago opened in April 1991, the upscale Italian restaurant quickly established a reputation as having perhaps the only menu in Los Angeles to focus on the cuisine of Bellagio on Lake Como in Northern Italy. Today, celebrating its 20th anniversary, Lago maintains that unique identity and attracts an eclectic crowd of foodies, celebrities, locals and travelers. With its warm, inviting interior, expansive windows and a sidewalk patio overlooking Santa Monica's colorful Third Street Promenade, the restaurant is consistently lauded for imaginative Italian cuisine spotlighting seasonal flavors and the freshest local ingredients. Co-owner West Hooker, who was born in Milan and has lived and worked in Bellagio, presides over the popular restaurant with General Manager Megan Sheehy, who has been with Lago since 1996.

Locanda del Lago Dinner Menu Updated 9/5/2011
Menu and pricing subject to change

Appetizers

Vitello Tonnato
Roasted & Chilled Veal Carpaccio, Genoa Tuna-Caper Aioli, Micro Rainbow Greens, Shaved Parmesan...11

Burrata Primavera
Fresh Burrata Cheese, Scarborough Farm Basil Sorbetto, Wong Farm Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes “Confit”...13

Tartara di Tonno
Ahi Tuna Tartar, Lone Ranch Farm Avocado, Red Onion, Balsamic Dressing,
Plantain Chips...15

Carpaccio di Polipo
Chilled Octopus Carpaccio, Lemon Dressing, Micro Arugula, Shaved
Parmesan...14

Fritto Misto del Lago
Zucchini, Calamari, Tiger Shrimp, Fresh Water Smelts, Fresh Water Shrimp, Spicy Arrabbiata & Garlic Aioli Dips ...15

Verdure in “Carta Fata”
Market Vegetables Baked in Fata Paper, 3 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar...13

Insalata Mercato
Coleman?s Farm Organic Market Lettuce, Herbs & Edible Flowers, Himalayan Pink Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil...11

Insalata Cesare
Romaine, Creamy Caesar, Parmesan Pizza Bread...12

Zuppa Fresca
Chilled Heirloom Tomato-Watermelon-Cucumber Gazpacho, Sauteed Cuttlefish ...9

Minestrone Vegetable Soup...8

Scelta di Formaggi Cheese Selection

Montasio Bing Cherry Marmalade
Taleggio Mostarda di Cremona
Caprino Goat Cheese Wine Poached Pear, Truffle Honey
Pecorino Toscano Cannellini Bean & Shallot in EVOO
Ubriaco Raisins on the Vine, Grape Pesto

Choice of 3...10 Choice of 5...15

PIzzas ~~ Burgers

Pizza Margherita Fresca
Fresh Mozzarella, Chopped Roma Tomato, Garlic, Basil...14

Pizza Prosciutto e Rucola
Prosciutto, Arugula, Mozzarella, Tomato...14

Pizza Diavola
Spicy Salame Calabrese, Oregano, Mozzarella, Tomato...13

Pizza Speck e Tartufo
Stracchino, Truffle Essence, Arugula, Smoked Prosciutto...13

Euro Burger
Italian Hamburger with Red Onion, Robiola Cheese, Micchetta...17

Intermediata Courses
Pasta and risotto are available in appetizer or entree portion.
All pasta is made fresh, in-house, daily.

Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Egg Tagliatelle, Bolognese Meat Sauce...15 / 21

Lasagna di Pollo e Pesto
Lasagna, Smoked Chicken, Market Basil Pesto, Yukon Potatoes,
Bechamel Sauce, Parmesan...18 (one size)

Gnocchi al Tartufo
Market Weiser Farm Potato Gnocchi, Summer Black Truffle,
Creamy Fontina Cheese Sauce...14/19

Tortellini di Borragine e Burrata
Market Borage Stuffed Tortellini, Burrata Cheese Sauce...15 / 22

Tagliolini Lago e Monti
Spinach Tagliolini, Tiger Shrimp, Portobello,
Cherry Tomato-White Wine Sauce...15 / 21

Spaghetti allo Scoglio
Spaghetti, Mixed Seafood, Lightly Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce...16 / 23

Pizzoccheri alla Valtellinese
Wheat Pappardelle, Roasted Garlic, Savoy Cabbage, Yukon Potato,
Creamy Bitto Cheese-Sage Fondue...13 / 18

Risotto di Zucca e Capesante
Butternut Squash Risotto, Seared Sustainable Peruvian Lantern Scallops,
Balsamic Glaze...15 / 21

Risotto con Cervellata e Animelle
Housemade Saffron-Grana Padano-Pork Sausage Risotto, Roasted
Sweetbreads...15 / 20

Main Courses

Trota alla Comasca
Rainbow Trout in Lemon-Caper-Parsley, Zucchini,
Potato-Leek “Au Gratin”...25

Pesce in Crosta di Sale
Salt Baked Wild Chilean Sea Bass (MSC Certified, Environmentally Sustainable),
Sauteed Julienne Vegetables, Clown Potato...36

Salmone al Montasio
Wild Loch Duart Salmon, Montasio Cheese, Spiced Wine Risotto,
Grilled Asparagus...28

Ossobuco alla Milanese
Lido Ranch All-Natural Veal Shank, Saffron-Parmesan Risotto,
Gremolata...29

Filetto al Tartufo d’Estate
Filet Mignon, Summer Truffle Sauce, Eggplant Caviar, Sauteed Zucchini...34

Biancostato di Manzo
Braised Beef Short Ribs, Fresh Oregano, Sauteed Broccolini,
Potato “Williams” with Black Truffle...26

Trio di Jidori Herb-Roasted
Jidori Chicken Breast, Crispy Chicken Leg, Prosciutto-Chicken
Terrine, Cipolline Agro Dolce, Sunchoke Puree...25

Petto di Pollo “Contessa Branca”
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms, Lettuce & Fontina,
Parma Prosciutto Wrap, Green Beans, Fingerling Potatoes...24

Chef’s Seasonal Menu

The chef’s summer menu is based on using the freshest
organic produce purchased from the local Santa Monica
Farmer’s Markets in conjunction with sustainable protein
while highlighting the unique flavors of the season. Lago
is proud to make pasta, focaccia bread, desserts and
gelato fresh daily.

The market ingredients featured this week are heirloom
tomato and eggplant from Wong Family Farm,
watermelon and zucchini from Tutti Frutti, Yukon
potatoes from Weiser, onion from Garcia and white
peaches from Summer Harvest.

Buon Appetito!

Zuppa Fresca Chilled Heirloom Tomato-Watermelon-Cucumber Gazpacho, Sauteed Cuttlefish...9
WINE: LA SEGRETA BIANCO, „09

Gnocchi con Housemade Potato Gnocchi, Ragu di Polipo Octopus Ragu...18
WINE: ROSE, CHIARETTI, „09

Pescespada in Swordfish, Mint Crust, Crosta di Menta Black Cous Cous, Cannellini Bean Puree...32
WINE: PINOT NOIR, CHALONE VINEYARDS, „06

Costine Grilled Pork Ribs, Rosemary-Mustard di Maiale Rub, Caponnata...26
WINE: ROSSO, ALTESINO, „07

THREE-COURSE W/SWORDFISH...54
THREE-COURSE W/RIBS...49
FOUR-COURSE...62
WINE TASTING...24
*tasting menu portions may be smaller than a la carte

IN ADDITION TO OUR SEASONAL MENU, WE RECOMMEND
YOU FINISH THE MEAL WITH OUR SPECIAL DESSERT...

Parfait di Pesca White Peach Parfait, Sabayon...9

Stuzzichini
[stoo-tzee-key-nee]:
Small bites to stimulate the taste buds


From the market...

Carrozza Fried Mozzarella, Parsley-Bread Crumb Crust, Jalapeno Aioli, Aurora Sauce...8

Patate Williams “Williams Pear” Mashed Potato, Black Truffle...4

Barbabietole Fresh Market Beet “Spaghetti”, Goat Cheese Sauce, Spinach Julienne...7

Patatine Sweet Potato & Yukon Potato French Fries, Jalapeno Aioli, Aurora Sauce...5

From the farm...

Midollo con Roasted Bone Marrow, Crispy Saffron- Riso al Salto Parmesan Risotto Cake...7

Grissini Italian Bread Sticks, Tuna-Caper Aioli, Parma Prosciutto...6

Lingua Thinly-Sliced Beef Tongue, “Salsa Verde” Parsley Pesto, Pecorino Cheese...8

Terrina Chicken Confit Terrine, Parma Prosciutto Wrap, Summer Truffle Aioli 8

From the sea...

Fiori Zucchini Blossoms, Lobster-Ricotta-Meyer Lemon Stuffing...9

Cavolini Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, Kalamata Olives, Escarole, Anchovy...6

Missultin Sun-Dried Agone Fish from Lake Como, Grilled Polenta Uncia, Red Wine Vinegar...10

Marinati Salmon and Yellow Fin Tuna, House-Cured with Dill & Lemongrass, California Caviar...9