Last year was my first time visiting the beautiful Los Angeles treasure, San Antonio Winery. I had heard so many great things about the winery and the restaurant, Maddalena. I could not wait to go back, this time, I brought along my Mom and my two daughters. Yes, Maddalena, the restaurant at the San Antonio Winery is family friendly and the perfect spot for a Summer lunch or dinner.
I'll be very honest, I had not thought about bringing along my girls to a dinner at the San Antonio Winery before my first visit. I thought, Maddalena, this beautiful Italian style restaurant is a romantic date night spot. And it is, believe me if you are in need of a date night idea, the San Antonio Winery is perfect. However, if you're like me and a romantic date night is not in the cards any time soon, then it is also very family friendly. As you can see above, my daughter is pointing out which dishes looked good to her.
Okay, so first things first, I had to get the meat lasagna. Had to. This is my most favorite dish, hands down. The flavors and everything about the lasagna is perfect. It's the right amount of meat and cheese and sauce and it's delicious. I also kinda love the veggies on the side... and the wine. The wine brings it all together.
On my last visit, I was treated to my very first wine tasting and this one right here won my heart. The Maddalena Riesling is my favorite. You know what made it all that much better? Sharing a bottle with my Momma.
As I mentioned above, Maddalena is family friendly. My younger daughter chose the kids classic, Chicken tenders and fries. No argument here. See that smile? That's what matters. As I sat there next to her enjoying my meat lasagna and a glass of wine, she sat next to me happily eating those delicious chicken tenders.
Hello house salad! My girls loved the cafeteria style way of ordering our food and I loved the house salad.
I wish I captured my daughters face when she first saw the size of the meatballs on her spaghetti and meatballs plate.
This kid of mine is a little mini foodie. She will tell you all about the time she ate a meatball the size of a baseball. Watching my kids eat spaghetti is one of those things that will never get old. I know they're not supposed to slurp their pasta, but I'll wait until they're a little bit older before I take that joy away from them.
Just another shot of my lasagna... because, well it was freaking delicious and pretty too.
Look at my Momma! When she saw that Porterhouse steak on the menu, she said, "Yes Please!"
To my vegetarian/vegan readers out there... Sorry, not Sorry. You have options at the Maddalena restaurant as well, this just isn't one of them.
Oh the desserts! Make sure to leave plenty of room for something sweet because their desserts are delicious!
Thank you so much for having us San Antonio Winery and Maddalena restaurant. This is the place for the Summer! Whether you are lucky enough to have a date night or day date in your future or just in the mood to take the family out, the San Antonio Winery and Maddalena restaurant are the place to be right here in the heart of Los Angeles.