Buona Tavola

San Luis Obispo: Lunch Menu


Antipasti e Panini

Bruschetta al pomodoro fresco e basilico – $13.25

Grilled garlic bread, roma tomatoes, basil, and extra virgin olive oil; add goat cheese – $4.75

Bruschetta ai funghi trifolate – $15.25

Grilled garlic bread, sautéed local and imported mushrooms

Polpettine di anatra e tacchino – $16.50

Duck and turkey dumplings, onion confit marmelade

Affetati misti – $20.75

Piemontese salami, artisanal imported cheeses, bagnetto and ‘nduja spread, for two people

Add $7.00 per extra person.

Pizza Margherita – $17.25

Home made tomato sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, finished with julienne organic basil.

Pizza Del Giorno – $20.25

Special pizza of the day. Please inquire with your server.

Panino Del Giorno – $19.75

Special panino of the day. Please inquire with your server.


Insalata di Parma – $18.50

Arugula, red apples, walnuts, roma tomatoes, balsamic dressing, Grana Padano cheese on imported prosciutto

Insalata di gamberi e capesante – $22.75

Warm salad of sea scallops, shrimp, arugula, roma tomatoes and lemon mustard dressing

Lattughette novelle di stagione – $13.25

Mixed baby lettuce, roma tomatoes, and fennel tossed in balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Insalata bella Cesare – $15.25

Romaine lettuce, roma tomatoes, rosemary garlic croutons, Grana Padano cheese and caesar dressing

Insalata alla Tosca – $21.25

Grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, eggplant, green and yellow zucchini, sun dried tomatoes and rosemary mustard dressing

Insalata Salmonata – $23.25

Fresh organic arugula and baby spinach with pan seared salmon, diced roma tomatoes, capers, and toasted pinenuts, with a lemon caesar dressing topped with crispy shallots.

Insalata Fantasia – $19.75

Fresh organic arugula, with sections of orange and grapefruit, oven roasted beets, julienne red onions, toasted pine nuts, diced roma tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled goat cheese.


Minestrone Di Verdure – $11.25/7.75

Medley of vegetables, tuscan beans, chicken broth and tomato sauce

Zuppa del giorno – $12.00/8.75

Soup of the day

Primi Piatti

Risotto ai porcini e erbe silvane – $21.25

Arborio rice with porcini mushrooms, organic herbs, white wine and chicken broth

Penne all’arrabbiata – $16.75

Short tube pasta, garlic, Italian parsley and lightly spicy tomato sauce

Spaghettini aglio olio e peperoncino – $16.25

Spaghettini pasta, garlic, red chile flakes, Italian parsley and extra virgin olive oil

Tortelloni di zucca alla salvia e mascarpone – $20.25

Home made tortelloni stuffed with pumpkin and ricotta cheese in a sage mascarpone sauce
and topped with crushed walnuts

Orecchiette con rapine e salciccia – $19.50

Hat shaped pasta with home made chicken sausages, rapine, sun dried tomatoes, garlic
and tomato basil sauce

Capellini al filetto di pomodoro e basilico – $17.25

Angel hair pasta with tomato, garlic, basil, and extra virgin olive oil

Gnocchi di zucca al pesto – $19.75

Home made potato and pumpkin dumplings with light creamy pesto sauce

Tortelloni bufalina – $20.25

Home made tortelloni stuffed with mozzarella in a light tomato basil sauce

Fettuccine al sugo di carni miste – $21.75

Fettuccine pasta with braised chicken, duck, veal, pork and beef in an herbed meat sauce

Agnolotti di scampi arrabbiati – $22.25

Home made half moon shaped ravioli stuffed with scampi, braised sweet onions and prosciutto in lightly spicy tomato sauce

Pappardelle alla San Pietro – $24.25

Wide ribbon pasta with shrimp, braised sweet onions, imported prosciutto and light creamy tomato sauce

Linguine alla Vongole bianche – $25.25

Linguine pasta with Manila clams, garlic, and italian parsley, in a spicy white wine sauce

Secondi Piatti

Timballo Valdostano – $20.75

Layers of grilled eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, green and yellow zucchini, mozzarella, and
baked with tomato sauce

Petti di pollo Asiago – $28.25

Oven roasted chicken breast and wing stuffed with Asiago cheese, wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma and pan seared in a white wine sauce

Petti di pollo alla griglia – $22.75

Boneless chicken marinated with garlic and herbs, grilled with rosemary mustard sauce

Tagliata di bue salutare – $31.75

10 oz flat-iron steak grilled on fresh arugula with shaved Grana Padano cheese and balsamic reduction sauce

Bocconcini Portobello – $32.75

Veal scaloppine with braised portobello mushrooms, garlic and marsala wine sauce

Pesci del giorno alla griglia – Market Price

Fresh fish of the day

Buona Tavola’s Olivata – $8.50                                                                                                      Take home a 6oz. jar of Olivata, made with olives, mustard seed, infused organic herbs, imported Italian extra virgin olive oil and a touch of aged balsamic vinegar 

*All the specials come with a small salad or cup of soup


All split plates will be charged an additional $3.75

$3.00 for imported Gluten-free pasta

*Not responsible for illness due to cross contamination involving gluten-free/dairy-free products

* Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

 *18% gratuity maybe added and no split checks for parties of 7 people or more