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The Osteria at Domenico Winery is a playful eatery and bar, drawing inspiration from an aspiring post-war Italy, where street cafes were brimming with life and passion. Keeping up with the tradition of Italian Osterie, we offer timeless fare like cicchetti (small plates), pizza, casual bites, wine, and espresso. We also have to-go bites like sandwiches and panini for those on their lunch break. Join us for a wine tasting, small bites, lunch, or dinner five days a week.

Walk-ins welcome. Reservations are not required, but groups of 7 or more are encouraged to give us a call in order to guarantee space.

The Space

Set against a black and white interior that evokes the spirit of 1950’s Italy, the Osteria features an open view kitchen, burnished concrete walls, and Calacatta marble wine bar, conjuring feelings of nostalgia lifted from an Italian postcard. This bright eatery, where vintage style meets contemporary spirit, sits apart from the rest with its simple sophistication and old fashioned character. We are a counter-service restaurant, so please stop by the cashier to order your food before taking a seat. If you’re visiting us for a wine tasting, to buy bottles, to become a VIP Wine Club member, or to make a Wine Club pickup, you can head straight to the wine bar.

The Menu

The inspiration for our restaurant comes from the owners’ (Dominick and Gloria Chirichillo) Italian heritage and an upbringing centered around family, food, and wine. After 15+ years of making wine at their San Carlos winery, the Chirichillos passion for food was reignited while touring the Italian countryside, spending afternoons sipping and dining in picturesque Osterie.

 

By using these memories as a guide, Dominick, has developed a menu based on what Osterie traditionally offered: clean, simple cuisine that utilizes local ingredients and showcases regional specialties as often as possible (all while complimenting the wine, of course). To do this, we have built relationships with some of the best farmers and purveyors in the Bay Area. We’re blessed to be able to access some of the best ingredients in the nation with ease, and do not intend to take that for granted.

 

In addition to our larger plates, we are proud to offer an array of Cicchetti (also sometimes spelled “cichetti” or called “cicheti”), which are small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional osterie. Similar to Spanish tapas, you can enjoy a light meal of cichetti with a glass of wine, or choose to make a meal out of multiple plates. Cicchetti are generally enjoyed in social settings, with fingers or toothpicks, and can be eaten all day long. These small plates are usually accompanied by a small glass of local white wine, referred to as an “ombra” (shadow in Italian).

Our Wines

Domenico Winery is a family owned and operated boutique winery in San Carlos, CA, the heart of the SF Peninsula. We specialize in Cal-Italia and New World varietals, source grapes from all over northern California, grow Primitivo and Syrah in Amador County, and have been making award-winning wine for over 20 years. Visit here to learn about all of the wines we make.

Throughout Italy, there are many neighborhood wine cantinas where customers refill their bottles with local wines and bring it home for consumption. In similar spirit, Domenico Winery is now offering a new way to enjoy our wines on premise or at home through our environmentally-friendly Vino Locali wine refill program.

Purchase one of our resealable Bormioli Rocco Italian Glass Bottle and fill it with our rotating selection of wines on tap at a discounted rate. Enjoy your wine on or off premises, and bring the bottle back for refills as often as you like!

About the Wine Club

Domenico Winery offers three wine clubs for fans of Cal-Italia wines: Rosso è Rosso (Red & Red), Rosso è Bianco (Red & White), or Bianco è Bianco (White & White) in increments of 3, 6, or 9 bottles per quarterly shipment. Click here to learn more and sign up.

What is an Osteria?

An Osteria (pl. Osterie) is the most casual of the three main types of dining establishments in Italy. Throughout history, Osterie have molded themselves to be whatever the community needed them to be. For some, an Osteria is a spot to have a casual bite with a friend. For others, it could be a place to unwind with a glass of wine after work.  For many, the neighborhood Osteria is a go-to spot for lunch or dinner that they trust will always offer high quality food and wine in an approachable setting. In earlier times, an Osteria’s menu was centered around wine – but in modern days the focus has shifted to a small, but rich food menu that emphasizes local specialties and ingredients. When you think of California’s Farm to Table movement, it is clear how an Osteria can seamlessly merge with the modern diner’s tastes and dining preferences.

LIMITED MENU - CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY

starters

  • focaccia del giorno

    6
    house-made focaccia of the day
  • polpette

    11
    house-made meatballs + fresh ricotta + san marzano marinara + fresh basil + grilled bread

soups

  • 3 color lentil (quart)

    11
    ready to heat : lentils + celery + carrots + onions + vegetable broth
  • cannellini bean (quart)

    11
    ready to heat : cannellini beans + kale + sausage + chicken broth

insalata

  • caesarina

    11
    romaine hearts + shaved parmesan + soft boiled egg + house-made focaccia croutons classic caesar dressing + anchovy fillets
  • spinaci con pancetta

    11
    grilled pears + gorgonzola + crispy pancetta + beets + cherry vinaigrette
  • salad additions

    6
    add grilled shrimp OR grilled chicken

panini | hot pressed or cold

  • caprese

    11
    mozzarella + tomatoes + basil + balsamic + evoo on house-made focaccia | hot pressed or cold ||| add prosciutto 4.
  • italiano

    16
    san daniele prosciutto di parma + mortadella salami + coppa + provolone + tomato + lettuce + pickled red onion + vinegar + evoo on house-made focaccia | hot pressed or cold
  • meatball parmigiana

    14
    house-made meatballs + marinara + mozzarella on a hero roll

red pies | san marzano tomato sauce

  • salsiccia

    19
    homemade fennel sausage + mozzarella + arugula
  • margherita

    17
    fresh mozzarella + fresh basil
  • cheese pizza

    17
    mozzarella
  • boardwalk pie

    17
    a.k.a. jersey shore tomato pie mozzarella first....then sauce on top!
  • pizza additions

    gluten free dough 6. | prosciutto 4. | fennel sausage 2. | pepperoni 2. | meatballs 2. | anchovy fillets 2. | mushrooms 2. | arugula 1.

white pies | no sauce

  • truffle

    22
    black truffle purée + wild mushrooms pecorino romano + arugula + shaved parmesan
  • prosciutto

    23
    san daniele prosciutto di parma + mozzarella fresh mozzarella + baby arugula + shaved grana padano white truffle oil

pastas | individual or 1/2 tray 

  • ziti al forno – 1/2 tray – ready to heat

    42
    feeds 4-6 : ziti + cubed fried eggplant + "ciliegine" (mini mozzarella balls) + pecorino romano + basil : heat at 325F for 25-35 min.
  • spaghetti & meatballs

    14 single / 42 half tray
    spaghetti + house-made meatballs: (3 single serving) | (8 half tray)
  • veggie al forno – individual size

    14
    ziti + cubed fried eggplant + "ciliegine" (mini mozzarella balls) + pecorino romano + basil
  • veggie al forno – 1/2 tray – ready to heat

    42
    feeds 4-6 : ziti + cubed fried eggplant + "ciliegine" (mini mozzarella balls) + pecorino romano + basil : heat at 325F for 25-35 min.
  • ziti al forno – individual size

    14
    ziti + house-made mini meatballs + ricotta + fontina + marinara + roasted bell peppers + basil

dolci | house-made desserts

  • cannoli

    8
    house-made ricotta filling dusted with shaved chocolate + crushed pistachio nuts
  • gelato & sorbet

    4.75 / 10.
    hand-packed & gluten free | 6 oz & pint | dark chocolate + espresso + sicilian pistachio + vanilla bean + blackberry cabernet sorbet + limoncello sorbet
15% Gratuity automatically added to the food to help our employees through these difficult times!
Curbside Pickup Only: Food + Wine
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DIY Pizza Making Kits

Each kit makes two (2) or four (4) – 12” pizzas.
Includes dough and toppings based on which kit you choose.
Comes with instructions for “How To Make A Pizza Without A Pizza Stone” Includes preparing your dough, topping, and baking in a home oven. What you’ll need: Two (2) large sheet pans (1 pan = pizza stone & 1 pan = pizza peel) and Flour.
Optional: Parchment Paper, Semolina, Olive Oil, Grated Cheese, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Oregano.

  • #1 margherita maker (2 pizzas)

    28.
    enough for 2 margheritas - includes 2 doughs + fresh mozzarella + fresh basil
  • #2 cheese please (2 pizzas)

    28.
    enough for 1 margherita + 1 cheese - includes 2 doughs + fresh mozzarella + fresh basil + shredded mozzarella
  • #3 meat lover (2 pizzas)

    28.
    enough for 1 pepperoni + 1 sausage - includes 2 doughs + shredded mozzarella + pepperoni + fennel sausage
  • #4 veggie lover (2 pizzas)

    28.
    enough for 1 margherita + 1 mushroom & arugula (white pie) - includes 2 doughs + shredded mozzarella + fresh basil + shredded mozzarella + sauteed mushrooms + arugula
  • #5 love‘em all (4 pizzas)

    52.
    enough for 1 margherita + 1 mushroom & arugula (white pie) + 1 sausage + 1 pepperoni - includes 4 doughs + shredded mozzarella + fresh basil + shredded mozzarella + sauteed mushrooms + arugula + pepperoni + fennel sausage
  • gluten free pizza crusts

    6.
    Substitute with pre-rolled Gluten Free Pizza Crusts $6 each

WINES + BEVERAGES

beverages | cold

  • coke-a-cola

    4
    12 oz
  • bottled water

    7
    sparkling or natural 33.8 oz.
  • harney & sons iced teas

    6
    black tea or lemonade tea | sweetened
  • diet coke-a-cola

    2.75
    8 oz
  • italian soft drinks

    4
    100% organic fruit drinks | fruit juices + sparkling water | choice of: blood orange | lemon | ginger ale | pomegranate

beverages | hot

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whites + rosé

  • sauvignon blanc, lodi 2018

    24.
    sauvignon blanc, lodi 2018
  • “sirene” rosé, california 2018

    22.
    “sirene” rosé, california 2018
  • chardonnay, santa cruz mountains 2018

    30.
    chardonnay, santa cruz mountains 2018

reds

  • GPSM, california 2015

    30.
    30% Grenache • 20% Petite Sirah • 10% Syrah • 40% Mourvèdra : S"F Chronicle 2020 Silver Medal"
  • barbera, california 2015

    32
    100% Barbera : "SF Chronicle 2019 Silver Medal"
  • primitivo, amador county 2014

    39.
    78% Primitivo • 22% Syrah : "2018 California Sate Fair Silver Medal"
  • montepulciano, california 2015

    33
    95% Montepulciano • 5% Syrah : "SF Chronicle 2019 Bronze Medal"
  • syrah, amador county 2016

    32.
    100% Syrah : "SF Chronicle 2020 Silver Medal"
  • dolcetto, lodi 2016

    30.
    95% Dolcetto • 5% Barbera
  • nebbiolo, amador county 2014

    33.
    92% Amador Nebbiolo • 8% Lodi Barbera
  • super tuscan style, california 2016

    32
    74% Sangiovese • 16% Syrah • 10% Cabernet : "SF Chronicle 2020 Silver Medal : 74% Sangiovese • 16% Syrah • 10% Cabernet
  • sagrantino, tracy hills 2015

    30.
    95% Sagrantino • 5% Syrah
  • pinot noir, santa cruz mtns. 2016

    40.
    100% Pinot Noir : "SF Chronicle 2020 GOLD Medal”
  • pinotage, amador county 2013

    30.
    85% Pinotage • 15% Syrah : "2018 California State Fair Silver Medal"
  • cabernet alexander valley 2013

    35.
    100% cabernet sauvignon