LITTLE ITALY. Are you bored with your lunch and dinner routine? Perhaps, you are on auto-pilot eating uninteresting sandwiches and salads. If so, it’s definitely time for you to visit Enoteca Style and Wine Bar. Their menu offers an array of unique vegan options in a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Have a hankering for a panini? Enoteca Style piles Portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onion, baby spinach, and marinated artichoke spread onto their Hawthorn Panini. Just remember to order it without goat cheese to make it vegan! I often substitute avocado for the goat cheese which has yielded delicious results. The warm bread encasing the flavorful, veggie filled contents will ensure that this sandwich disappears. Fast.
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Or maybe you’re ready to dig into a salad. Enoteca Style offers the Totally Vegan Salad, made from a base of organic greens topped with paprika spiced quinoa, tofu, vine-ripened tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, and organic sprouts, that is topped with a miso vinaigrette dressing. I love the interplay between the spiced quinoa and the miso vinaigrette in this salad. I usually arrive at Enoteca Style hungry and order the large portion (pictured below). Enoteca also offers small portions of their salads for those looking for a lighter meal.
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My favorite item on Enoteca’s menu is the Moroccan Couscous Salad. The salad is made from organic greens, Moroccan spiced couscous, asparagus, black currants, toasted almonds, mint, scallions, and is topped with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. Order the salad without feta to make it vegan. The fluffy couscous mixed with crunchy almond pieces, black currants, and mint make this salad truly special. You won’t find anything like it on other menus around town. Definitely worth trying!
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Can’t choose between the panini and the salad? You are in luck! Enoteca Style offers an excellent meal special — half a panini, a house salad, and your choice of a drink. It’s also possible to upgrade from the house salad to the Totally Vegan or Moroccan Couscous Salad upon request!
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Enoteca Style has a quiet interior removed from the noise and bustle of the street. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing lunch or a quiet dinner.
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Enoteca Style’s outdoor patio area is a great place to eat when the weather is warm. It’s also the perfect place for people watching!
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1445 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101