New Dishes Transport Guests to Springtime in Italy 

IInsalatina di Fragole con Grana (courtesy photo)

New Dishes Transport Guests to Springtime in Italy at Ristorante Illando, an intimate Tuscan trattoria found in Little Italy at 1825 India St.

Inspired by fresh seasonal produce, the restaurant’s new selections include: strawberry salad with arugula, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar; penne pasta with Atlantic salmon and sauteed organic zucchini in a light cream sauce; gnocchi with sauteed organic asparagus, pancetta and pesto cream sauce; wild halibut cooked in foil with shrimp, mussels, clams and cherry tomatoes; Tuscan-stuffed chicken breast with prosciutto, asparagus and provolone cheese; and lemon ricotta cake.

Gnocchi Asparagi e Panchetta (courtesy photo)

Ristorante Illando is family-owned by Leo Landini, a Florence, Italy native, and his wife, Christine Landini. Located upstairs above their flagship Landini’s Pizzeria along with a spacious, backyard patio, Illando serves antipasti; an assortment of house-made pasta dishes, including carbonara, pappardelle Bolognese and lasagna; and Landini’s famous New York-style pizzas. Illando also offers an extensive wine list and selection of Italian and local craft beers.

Ristorante Illando is open from noon to 10 p.m. daily, with indoor and outdoor seating for on-site dining, in addition to takeout. Third-party delivery is also available through UberEats. Postmates and Grubhub. Hours are subject to change. Ristorante Illando is in full adherence to government health and safety mandates set by the State of California, which include full mask requirements for employees and guests, and strict social distancing.

More information is available by calling (619) 693-5204 and on the website at www.Illando.com, as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Ristorante Illando:

Founded in 2016 by Florence, Italy native, Leo Landini, and his wife, Christine, Ristorante Illando is a Tuscan trattoria located on the second floor above Landini’s Pizzeria in San Diego’s Little Italy. Illando offers Landini’s famous New York-style pizzas, as well as antipasti and an assortment of house-made pasta dishes, including carbonara, pappardelle Bolognese and lasagna; and an extensive wine list and section of Italian and local craft beers. Ristorante Illando is open from noon to 10 p.m. daily, with indoor and outdoor seating for on-site dining, in addition to takeout. Happy hour is available from 4-6 p.m. Monday – Friday offering specially priced small plates, beer and wine. Hours are subject to change. More information is available on the website at www.Illando.com and by calling (619) 693-5204, as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.