While in Claremont for its Restaurant Week, July 10-19 one afternoon we had lunch at Tutti Mangia Italian Grill. While this was our first visit we did know about the restaurant's reputation for excellence. For a number of years it has rated five stars from the Southern California Restaurant Writers.
And it took only a short time for us to learn that this reputation was well earned. We met with General Manager Richared Joos and he suggested we allow Executive Chef Jose Ruiz to send us samples of the restaurant's specialties.
We said yes and it was a very good decision on our part. With the serving of the first course, grilled octopus and rustic Puttanesca sauce and the manner in which it was served we knew this was an exceptional restaurant.
Here the service staff is truly well trained and all flows smoothly as the food moves from kitchen to table.
Our entree was Balsamic braised Wagyu long bone short rib with roasted sweet corn Polenta and grilled tiny onions and beet. It was memorable.
Tutti Mangia also offers a truly outstanding list of wines from around the world with the number of Italian vintages truly remarkable.
Tutti Mangia Italian Grill is located in the heart of Claremont's Village at 102 Harvard Avenue. It is open seven days a week. For hours call 909 625-4669.