Cardiff by the Sea
1933 San Elijo Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007 Google Map

Monday - Thursday:
Lunch 12:00-2:30; Dinner 5:00-9:00pm

Friday & Saturday:

12:00 - 9:00pm

Happy hour:
Sunday - Thursday 4:30-6:30pm
Friday 3:00-6:00pm

Enjoy authentic Italian food accompanied by breath-taking ocean views. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a place that exudes a laidback sophistication that perfectly complements Cicciotti's atmosphere.

Come enjoy casual Italian dinning over-looking one of North County San Diego's most beautiful beaches and experience Cicciotti's!

Live Music on Friday and Saturdays!

$9 - $17
Caprese - add prosciutto Fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese and ripe tomatoes with fresh basil and xv olive oil.
Bruschetta al Filetto di Pomodoro Fresh chopped tomatoes and garlic over a toasted bread.
Bruschetta Mamma Mia Smoked salmon and gorgonzola cheese over toasted bread.
Cuori di Carciofi al Forno con Gamberetti Baked artichoke hearts with provolone cheese, garlic and permigiano, served with tiger shrimp.
Asparagi alla Zingara (Allow 20' for preparation) Fresh asparagus steamed and baked with prosciutto di Parma chopped tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella cheese.
Antipasto Italiano Fresh buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes, grilled vegetables, bruschetta, prosciutto di Parma and assorted cheeses.
Capesante allo Zafferano (Allow 20' for preparation) Jumbo scallops wrapped with prosciutto di Parma in a creamy saffron sauce, served on a bed of spinach.
Melanzane al Funghetto alla Sorrentina Chopped eggplant sauteed in a fresh tomato sauce, basil and buffalo mozzarella.
Carpaccio di Manzo Thinly sliced filet mignon topped with arugola, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, capers and shaved parmigiano.
Calamari & Zucchini Fritti Deep fried calamari with gralic and white wine in a spicy tomato sauce.
Calamari alla Sorrentina Sautèed baby calamari with garlic and white wine in a spicy tomato sauce.
Focaccina Gorgonzola e noci Stuffed pizza with mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.

Insalate e Zuppe
$7 - $22
Fresca Verde Spring mix, tomatoes, radishes, carrots and cucumber tossed with homemade italian dressing.
Insalata Primavera Diced ripe tomatoes, red onions and black olives tossed with balsamic vinaigrette served with feta cheese and toasted bread.
Insalata al Portobello Spring mix, pecans, mandarin orange and dried cranberry, topped with sliced portobello mushroom, goat cheese in balsamic reduction dressing.
Insalata di Mele Spring mix topped with sweet goat cheese, grapes and pecans, tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing served over a bed of apples and shrimp.
Insalata ai due formaggi Spring mix with walnuts and deep fried goat cheese tossed in a gorgonzola cheese dressing.
Insalata di Cesare - add salmon Hearts of romaine with croutons and traditional caesar dressing and shaved parmigiano.
Insalata di Spinaci Baby spinach salad served with a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette and crispy pancetta.
Insalata di Cesare con Calamari or Pollo Traditional Caesar salad topped with choice of fried calamari or chicken breast.
Insalata al Gorgonzola Spring mix, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, black olives tossed with a balsamic
vinaigrette, served with crumbled gorgonzola cheese and toasted bread.
Insalata di Mare Spring mix topped with fresh mussel, calamari, clams, scallops, salmon and shrimp, tossed in a lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Zuppa del Giorno

La Pasta
$11 - $25
Gluten free and whole grain noodles available. Ask your server for details
Capellini al Pomodoro Fresco Angel hair pasta with garlic, olive oil and fresh chopped tomatoes.
Pennette alla Vodka add chicken Short tube pasta in a creamy tomato vodka sauce.
Pennette dello Chef add shrimp Short tube pasta sauteèd in a gorgonzola cheese sauce with chicken & sundried tomato.
Linguine ai Due Golfi Tiger shrimp and minced crab meat in a garlic white wine sauce.
Rigatoni Salsiccia e Melanzane Italian sausages and eggplant in a tasty tomato sauce with a touch of cream.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara Pancetta, egg yolk, cream, parmigiano and black pepper.
Farfalle alla Ponzese Bowtie pasta sauteed with smoked salmon shrimp and scallops in a creamy vodka sauce.
Linguine alla Sorrentina Baby calamari sautèed with white wine and garlic in a spicy tomato sauce.
Linguine alle Vongole Fresh clams in the shell sautèed with olive oil, garlic and white wine.
Linguine di Ercolano Jumbo shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce.
Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo - add shrimp Flat wide noodles sautèed in a classic Alfredo sauce and chicken.
Pappardelle Funghi & Gamberi Tartufati Large flat wide noodles sauteed in a creamy brandy sauce with wild and porcini mushroom and tiger shrimp with truffle oil, topped with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.
Pappardelle Funghi & Salsiccia Large flat wide noodles sautèed in a creamy brandy sauce with wild and porcini mushroom and Italian sausage.
Tagliatelle Bolognese Flat noodles in a fresh meat sauce(ground veal, chicken and beef meats).
Tortino di Melanzane Eggplant cake with fontina cheese and mozzarella in a brandy cream sauce, served with homemade cheese ravioli
Linguine alla Pulcinella Grilled chicken tenders and artichoke hearts in a creamy tomato sauce.
Pennette Impasticciate Short tube pasta sauteed with onions, bellpeppers, chicken and mozzarella in creamy light spicy tomato sauce.
Cannelloni Filled with chicken and veal meats, spinach and ricotta cheese, served with besciamella and bolognese sauce.
Lasagna al Forno Filled with ricotta cheese, bolognese sauce and besciamella, topped with mozzarella cheese.
Lasagna Napoletana alla Gaetano Filled with Sicilian ricotta, homemade meatballs, besciamella, parmigiano reggiano and marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese.
Lasagna di Mare Homemade Lasagna filled with shrimp, salmon, white seabass and crab meat with tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and tiger shrimp.
Spaghetti con Polpettine Fresh homemade Italian meatballs over spaghetti pasta in a tasty tomato sauce.
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca con Gamberi Spaghetti pasta sauteèd in a zesty tomato sauce with black olives capers and shrimp.
Penne Maria add shrimp Whole grain short tube pasta with fresh vegetables and chicken in a garlic white wine sauce.
Bandiera Italiana Sampler of gnocchi in a creamy gorgonzola pesto sauce, cheese ravioli in Alfredo sauce and meat cannelloni in a marinara sauce.

Ravioli & Gnocchi
$14 - $23
Ravioli di Ricotta al Pomodoro Fresco Cheese filled homemade ravioli served in a fresh tomato sauce and basil.
Ravioli D'Aragosta Lobster filled homemade ravioli in a cognac sauce topped with a tiger shrimp.
Ravioli al Filetto Filet mignon filled homemade ravioli in a gorgonzola cheese cream sauce.
Ravioli Portobello Portobello mushroom filled homemade ravioli in a butter sage sauce served with tiger shrimp and shaved Parmiggiano.
Ravioli al Pollo Genovese Chicken and pesto filled homemade ravioli in a creamy sundried tomato sauce.
Gnocchi al Gorgonzolla Potato dumplings served with a gorgonzola cheese sauce and walnuts.
Gnocchi al Pesto Potato dumplings served with creamy pesto sauce.
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Potato dumpling served in a tomato sauce with fresh buffalo mozzarella and parmigiano.
Gnocchi al Salmone Potato dumplings served in a white creamy brandy sauce and fresh salmon.
Gnocchi al Gamberi e Cozze Potato dumplings served in a creamy vodka sauce with shrimp and mussels.
All entries are served with fresh vegetables and spaghetti aglio e olio. (Please no substitutions)

Le Carni
$18 - $25
Pollo Toscano Chicken breast topped with spinach and ricotta cheese in a creamy white wine sauce.
Pollo ai Fatti Nostri Chicken breast topped with asparagus prosciutto and zuicchine. Finished in a creamy cognac sauce.
Pollo al Marsala Sauteed chicken breast and mushroom in a marsala wine sauce.
Pollo alla Parmigiana Breaded breast of chicken oven baked with eggplant, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.
Pollo e Salsiccia ai Ferri Grilled chicken breast and italian sausage served with a roasted gralic rosemary sauce.
Piccata di Pollo Pan seared chicken breast with capers in a lemon sauce.
Misto di carne alla brace Italian sausage, filet mignon and pork tenderloin, served with balsamic reduction sauce.
Scaloppine ai Funghi Porcini Scaloppine in a creamy brandy sauce with procini mushroom.
Piccata di Vitello Pan seared veal loin with capers in a lemon sauce.
Saltimbocca alla Romana Scaloppine topped with prosciutto, sage and mozzorella in a white wine sauce.
Straccetti ai carciofi Scaloppine sauteed in a white wine sauce with fresh tomatoe and artichokes.
Scaloppine al Marsala Scaloppine sauteed with mushroom in a marsala wine sauce.
Vitello parmigiana Breaded veal oven baked with eggplant, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.

Il Pesce
$23 - $27
Gamberi & Scallops Spiedini Tiger shrimp and large scallops kabob style grilled and finish in a garlic champagne sauce.
Scampi Pompei Sautèed jumbo shrimp with garlic, white wine, black olives and capers.
Grigliata Mediterranea Combination of a grilled jumbo prawns, fish, calamari and scallops, sauteed in a salmoriglio sauce.

Le Verdure
$7 - $17
Vegetali alla Piastra Grilled eggplant, bellpepper, zucchini, red onion and polenta with wild mushroom.
Melanzane alla Parmigiana Roasted eggplant baked with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, served with a side of spaghetti and fresh sauteed vegetables.
Spinaci Saltati Fresh spinach sauteèd with butter and garlic.

Il Risotto
$17 - $24
Risotto Primavera add shrimp Arborio rice with fresh vegetable with a touch of cream.
Risotto ai Funghi Porcini Arborio rice sauteed with porcini mushroom, Italian sausage and a touch of cream.
Risotto Cardiff 101 Arborio rice sauteed in a fresh tomato, garlic and white wine sauce with fresh clams, mussel, scallops, calamari, salmon and shrimp.

La Pizza
$13 - $22
Pizza Margherita add anchovies Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil.
Pizza Margherita alla Gaetano Fresh Tomato sauce, Buffalo mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, XV Olive oil and basil.
Pizza Gamberi fra Diavolo Mozzarella cheese, chopped shrimp, spicy tomato sauce and basil.
Pizza Boscoreale Mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, fresh pear, onion and walnuts.
Pizza Spinaci & Salsiccia Tomato sauce, fresh spinach, Italian sausages and mozzarella cheese.
Pizza Pepperoni Tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni salami.
Pizza Vegetariana Tomato sauce, mozzarella, zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers.
Pizza ai Quattro Formaggi Mozzarella, taleggio, gorgonzola and parmigiano cheeses.
Pizza ai due Salami Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and Italian salami .
Pizza Quattro Stagioni Tomato sauce, mozzarella, artichokes, mushroom and olives.
Pizza al Prosciutto Tomato sauce, mozzarella, arugola and prosciutto di Parma.
Pizza Sorrentina Calamari, clams, mussels, shrimp, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
Pizza al Filetto Filet mignon mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese.
Pizza Pollo e Caprino Chicken, bellpepper, goat cheese and mozzarella cheese.
Calzone Farcito Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, mushroom and artichokes.
Calzone con Salsiccia Tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage and spinach.

$3 - $8
Chilled Juices, Milk Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite Shirley Temple, Roy Rogers Iced Tea San Pellegrino, lg. , Panna, small

$3 - $6
House Blend coffee, Hot tea Espresso Cappuccino CaffeLatte, Cafè au Lait Mocha Hot Chocolate Doubles add

$5 - $7
Bud Light
Moretti Rossa (Italy,amber), Bit Burger (non-alcoholic)
Draft (house selection)

All major credit cards accepted. No personal checks accepted.
A gratuity of 18% will be added for parties of 6 or more.
We don't mind sharing if you don't mind paying, Charge for sharing an entrèe
Corkage fee for wine brought into the restaurant $16.00 ($20 in the bar area during live
entertainment). Magnums are charged double.
A $2.00 charge per person for cake brought into restaurant will apply in-house.
Any side order of sauce $1-
Luncheon Special
Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Entrees are served with house salad or soup
This is a special offer and is not valid with any discount cards or other promotions
Zuppa & Insalata Soup of the day and choice of house or caesar salad
Zuppa & Insalata di Cesare con Calamari Soup of the day and traditional caesar salad topped with fried calamari
Spaghetti alla Checca Spaghetti noodles sauteed with fresh tomatoes garlic and olive oil
Spaghetti con Polpettine Spaghetti noodles sauteed in a marinara sauce and homemade meatballs
Rigatoni alla Bolognese Short tube pasta sauteed in our famous homemade meatsauce
Ravioli di Ricotta Homemade ravioli stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese and spinach, sauteed in a fresh tomato sauce.
Piccata di Pollo Chichen breast sauteed in a lemon and capers sauce with a touch of butter
Pollo al Marsala Chicken breast sauteed in a marsala wine sauce and mushroom
Pollo Parmigiana Breaded chicken breast baked with marinara sauce, eggplant and mozzarella cheese
Fish Piccata Fresh catch of the day sauteed in a lemon sauce with capers
Linguine con Gamberi Shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce over linguine
Cioppino alla Ponzese Combination of fresh seafood in a fresh tomato garlic sauce over linguine
Glass Whites
Pinot Grigio, House Selection
Pinot Grigio, Mezzacorona
Pinot Grigio, Lagaria
Vermentino, Sardegna
Chardonnay, House Selection, California
Chardonnay, Clos du Bois, California
Riesling, House Selection
Sauvignon Blanc, House Selection
Fume' Blanc, Mondavi, Napa
White Zinfandel, (blush)
Prosecco, Sparkling, Italy Split
Glass Reds
Sangiovese, Santa Cristina, Antinori, Tuscany
Chianti, House Selection, Tuscany
Chianti Classico, Aziano, Ruffino, Tuscany
Cabernet Sauvignon, House Selection, California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Alamos, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon,La Playa, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos du Bois, Sonoma
Malbec, Red Diamond, Mendoza, Argentina
Malbec, Alamos, Mendoza, Argentina
Malbec, Don Miguel Gascon, Reserva Argentina
Merlot, House Selection, California
Merlot, Clos du Bois, Sonoma
Zinfandel, Dancing Bull, California
Pinot Noir, House Selection
Pinot Noir, Parducci, California
Shtraz,House Selection
Syrakr, J Lohr, Paso Robles

Vino Bianco Italy
The delicate grace of dry and vibrant Pinot Grigio from the north, to the structure and balance of Greco di Tufo from the south. Italian Bianco is an artful expression of the perfect Food Family Wine".
Vermentino, Sardegna
Pinot Grigio, House Selection
Pinot Grigio, MezzaCorona
Pinot Grigio, Lagaria
Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita, Alto Adige
Pinot Grigio, Villa Rusiz, Friuli
Chardonnay, Planeta, Sicilia
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Toscolo, Toscana
Falanghina, Villa Matilde, Campania
Greco di Tufo, Feudi di San Gregorio, Campania

Vino Binaco California
Chardonnay is renowned for producing the most interesting and complex white wines of the world. A particularly shy bearing grape, the noble Chardonnay produces all the fine wines from the burgundy region of France. In California, Chardonnay produces wines that are rich, round, complex and graceful and above all, elegant.
Chardonnay, House Selection
Chardonnay, Clois du Bois, north coast California
Chardonnay, Ferrari Carano, Sonoma
Chardonnay, Migration, Duckhorn Vineyards, Russian River
Chardonnay, Heitz, Napa
Chardonnay, Far Niente, Napa
Riesling house selection
Sauvignon Blanc, House Selection
Fume Blanc, Robert Mondavi, Napa

Vino Rosso Italy
Italian red wines are designed specifically for pairing with the famous cuisine of each particular region. The wines of the north (Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara) are hearty and full bodied, much like the cuisine. From Tuscany, the wines are lighter and vibrant.
Chianti, House Selection
Sangiovese, Santa Cristina
Chianti Classico Aziano, Ruffino
Chianti Classico Riserva di Querceto
Chianti Classico Riserva, Rocca delle Macie
Super Tuscan, Banfi , Centine
Montepulciano, Farnese, Abruzzo
Nottola, Rosso di Montepulciano
Rosso Di Montalcino, La Velona
Morellino di Scansano Riserva, Val delle Rose, Cecchi
Super Tuscan, Terrabianca (Sangiovese/ Cabernet) Campaccio
Chianti Classico Riserva Toscolo
Brunello di Montalcino, Poggio Basso
Brunello di Montalcino, La Velona
Brunello di Montalcino, DOCG famiglia Brunelli
Brunello di Montalcino, Argiano
Brunello di Montalcino. La Velona Riserva
Dolcetto, Mauro Veglio
Nebbiolo, Pio Cesare
Barbera d'Alba, Renato Ratti
Barbaresco, Pio Cesare
Barolo, Riversanti
Barolo, Sobrero, Tanasio
Barolo, Congo Ravera, 1998
Barbaresco, Moccagatta, Riserva 1999, Special Selection
Valpolicella Ripasso, Santi Solane
Ripasso, Tedeschi, San Rocco
Amarone Valpolicella Classico, Campangnola
Amarone Valpolicella Classico, Incariano
Amarone Valpolicella, Speri
Principi di Butera Nero d'Avola
Primitivo, Poggio Basso

Vino Rosso California
The best of these wines from California are rich, complex and intensely flavorful wines of elegance and finesse. California wines are robust and full, with a tremendous concentration of flavor.
Cabernet Sauvignon, House Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon, Alamos, Agrelo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon, Clois du Bois
Cabernet Sauvignon, J.Lohr, Paso Robles
Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin, Paso Robles
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Artemis, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Phelps, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napanook, Dominus, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Far Niente, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak Cellars, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Dominus, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus Special Selection, Napa '05
House Selection
Clois du Bois
Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma
Duckhorn, Napa Valley
Dancing Bull, California
Dry Creek Vineyard, Sonoma
Red Diamond, Mendoza, Argentina
Alamos, La Consulata, Mendoza, Argentina
Don Miguel Gascon, Riserva, Argentina
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir, House Selection
Pinot Noir, Parducci , Mendocino, California
Pinot Noir, Decoy, Duckhorn Vineyards
Pinot Noir, Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara
Pinot Noir, Twomey, Silver Oaks, Russian River
Shiraz, House Selection
Syrah, J.Lohr, Paso Robles
Petite Syrah, Pennywise, Califlornia
La Playa, Cabernet
Primus, Veramonte, Cabernet
Isosceles, Justin, Paso Robles, 2007
Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa Valley
Insignia, Joseph Phelps

Sparkling Wine
Champagne, with its shimmering bubbles and its fresh, fruity taste, is the most fabulous wine in the world. It is the wine of celebration, elegance and dreams.
Prosecco, Italy
Prosecco, La Marca Italy
Prosecco, Canella, Italy
Roederer Estate, Brut, Anderson Vallley
Moët & Chandon, White Star France
Dom Pérignon, Cuvée, France
Cristal, France

The quantity of these wines is limited, please inquire for availability.
Ruby Red

Gaetano Cicciotti Private Reserve
The quantity of these wines is limited, please inquire for availability.
Solaia, Marchesi Antinori '99
Ornellaia, Marchesi Antinori '01
Masseto dell'Ornellaia, Antinori '02
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Riserva '97
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Millenium '90
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Estate '90
Barolo, Matchesi di Barolo Riserva, 'Cannubi' '90
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Riserva '90
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Riserva '88
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Riserva '82
Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo Riserva '70
Brunello di Montalcino, Poggio all"Oro "Banfi" 99
Brunello di Montalcino, II Poggione Riserva '99
Exculsus, Castello Banfi (Cabernet, Merlot) '99
Summus, Castello Banfi (Sangiov, Cabernn, Syrah) '99
Luce, Mondavi-Frescobaldi, Toscana '01
Luce, Mondavi- Frescobaldi, Toscana '00
Cabernet Sauvignon, B.V.G. De Latour, P. Reserve '00
Cabernet Sauvignon, B.V.G. De Latour, P. Reserve '98
Cabernet Sauvignon, Mondavi, Private Reserve '99
Cabetnet Sauvignon, Mondavi, Private Reserve '98
Opus One, Mondavi-Rothschild, Napa '00