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First Look At The Amalfi Llama In La Jolla

The Amalfi Llama

NEW RESTAURANT IN WESTFIELD UTC MALL

The Amalfi Llama in La Jolla is now open.  If my first meal there is any indication of what to expect, I predict that this will be one of the most popular restaurants in La Jolla, and that getting a reservation will be tough.

The food is a fusion of Mediterranean-Patagonian style cooking.  The kitchen has a large open kitchen where much of the food is cooked by chefs using a live-fire. It combines the Mediterranean cuisine from Italy’s coastline with the cuisine, culture, and cooking methods of Patagonia.

The restaurant is a concept by concept by Eureka! Restaurant Group (you probably already know this casual eatery that specializes in burgers, and craft beer), and Grupo Carolo Hospitality (a Mexican restaurant company).  They already have one location of The Amalfi Llama in Miami. 

Inside, the restaurant is quite stunning. The decor is modern, and spacious, and you can choose to sit at the bar, indoors or outdoors.  The bar serves Italian wines and craft cocktails.

STANDOUT DISHES YOU SHOULD ORDER

FOCACCIA BREAD

TUNA TARTAR
Avocado, olive oil

PROSCIUTTO SAN DANIELE
Aged parmigiano reggiano

ARTICHOKE SALAD
Granny smith, mushroom, pistachio,
parmigiano reggiano

ROASTED BEET SALAD
Citrus, goat cheese,
smoked almond

MARGHERITA PIZZA
Fior di latte, tomato, basil

POSITANO PIZZA
Soppressata, finocchiona, hot honey

TRUFFLE TAGLIATELLEBlack truffle, parmigiano reggiano

ORA KING SALMON
Cedar plank roasted

WOOD-GRILLED HALF CHICKEN
Roasted potatoes, chimichurri

PRIME NEW YORK STRIPWith bearnaise, chimichurri,
or serrano tomato sauce

TIRAMISU
Carajillo cream

FIRE-ROASTED CHEESECAKE
Berry compote

The Amalfi Llama
The Amalfi Llama
The Amalfi Llama
The Amalfi Llama
The Amalfi Llama
The Amalfi Llama
The Amalfi Llama

From their website: “We want to bring you the love and warmth of both the southern Andes and Italian dining room while you sit back and sip handcrafted cocktails or discover your new favorite wine.”

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