Trattoria Uliveto whose name roughly translates to “olive grove” is an exceptional trattoria in the heart of Old Orcutt – an unincorporated town in the Santa Maria Valley. Chef and owner Alfonso Curti have designed the first-rate menu of traditional Italian cuisines from locally sourced seasonal ingredients, handmade pasta, home-made Italian sausages, meticulously baked pizza from their wood-burning pizza oven, and home-made desserts, inspired by his Mamma and Nonna.
Chef Alfonso had always nurtured the dream of opening his own restaurant. This dream inspired and drove him to move from Calabria – a boot-shaped Italian Peninsula – to the States. Together with his partner Jim Spallino, he acquired the then Wine Cottage Bistro to start Trattoria Uliveto. It’s no wonder you feel like you’ve walked into a trattoria in Italy when you’re in Trattoria Uliverto.
The atmosphere is as warm and affectionate as is the staff and service. Uliveto features two bar seating areas: one in the main dining room as well as one for more casual gatherings offering extensive specialty cocktails and wine list.
Intimate outdoor seatings that overlook the old town are also available for enjoying a savory full course meal or a glass of wine. Looking for a venue to host your events, parties, or wedding? Trattoria Uliveto got you covered as well.
WARM BABY SPINACI INSALATA WITH CRISPY PANCETTA
Parmigiano Reggiano, goat cheese and extra virgin olive oil
MARE MONTI PIZZA
Housemade tomato sauce, succulent sauteed shrimp, mushrooms, garlic, and fresh basil
RAVIOLI DI SPINACI WITH VONGOLE
Homemade ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta cheese, parmesan, fresh garlic extra virgin olive oil, roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and littleneck clams.
SALSICCIA E FAGIOLI
House-made roasted Italian sausage with cannellini beans, sauteed in garlic, sage, chili flakes, and extra virgin olive oil
CHOCOLATE BRANDY MOUSSE
TORTA DELLA NONNA
We sat down the lovable Chef Alfonso Curti, who was so kind enough to chat with us like old friends on his Birthday!
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