Domenico's, Arcadia Menu
Where: 251 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia
Phone: (626) 574-7433
Reservations: Not required
Cocktails: Full cocktail service
Service: Full table service
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Credit Cards: MC, AMEX, Visa, Diners
Club, Debit Cards (with Visa or MC logo only)
Kid’s Menu: Yes
Senior Discount: No
Hours: 11-10 Tu - Th, 11 – 11 Fr, noon –
11 Sat, noon – 9 Su, 5-9 Mo, during football
Food to Go: Yes
Catering Menu: Yes
Price Range: $2.45 - $23.95, avg. $10 -
$15, takeout menu slightly lower
Domenico's Arcadia is at 251 N. Santa Anita Ave.
cheese appetizer with maranara sauce
Garlic bread portion with two dinners, there's actually a slice
Minestrone soup came with scampi dinner
Starter salad came with pasta dinner
Creamy pesto over penne pasta
Shrimp scampi came with pasta, I chose spaghetti with meat sauce
DOT COM DINING
A Look At San
Gabriel Valley Restaurants by SanGabrielValleyMenus.com
Domenico’s Italian Restaurant
Serving up Family Tradition
By Bill Coburn
Rose and Dominic Bitonti began a small take out deli
in 1960. Their five sons helped them establish a business that allows their
customers to experience home style cuisine using their favorite family recipes.
They passed their love of their customers and their vision to their five sons
who have all owned and operated Domenico restaurants. Today, there are three
Domenico’s restaurants, in Pasadena, Monrovia and Arcadia. The subject of this
review is the Arcadia store. Each of the stores has similar but different
menus, so you should probably try them all.
I took the family to the Arcadia store, and we
ordered the mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce. It was a really good
size order, with ten sticks, for just $5.75. All three of us enjoyed it, the
breading was well seasoned and crispy, the cheese hot and melted, and the
marinara sauce just the right complement for dipping. Of course, Keelan likes
to dip pretty much everything in Ranch dressing, and to mix the ranch and
marinara, so he did, and we let him. He enjoyed that combination as well.
I ordered the shrimp scampi, which came with pasta,
and I ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce. I ordered a cup of the minestrone
as my starter. Katie had the creamy pesto over penne pasta, and ordered a salad
with blue cheese and Italian dressing on the side. Keelan ordered the kids
ravioli meal, with marinara sauce.
I enjoyed the minestrone, a beefy tomato broth with
potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, etc. The scampi came out with lots of
garlicy lemon butter and about 8 or so jumbo tiger shrimp. The taste was quite
good, but I wished they’d use a strainer when putting the lemon in, as there
were a lot of seeds in the sauce. But it was delicious, so I worked around the
seeds. And Katie liked the sauce so much, she kept dipping her garlic bread in
it. The garlic bread, by the way, was really good, crispy on the outside, soft
on the inside, lots of butter and garlic. Nice and hot. Good stuff. I was
surprised at the size of the side order of spaghetti that came with the scampi,
it was more like an order of spaghetti, as far as I was concerned. I took more
than half of it home, and ate it with a little of the leftover garlic bread for
lunch the next day.
Katie enjoyed the creamy pesto, even calling it a
perfect blend of creamy and pesto. She also noticed that while some of the nuts
were finely ground, there were chunks of nuts that weren’t so fine, giving it a
crunchiness that she enjoyed. She took a lot of it home, and enjoyed it as a
leftover, as well.
Keelan enjoyed his ravioli, but after having the
cheese sticks first and helping me a little with my spaghetti, he took some of
the ravioli home too, and enjoyed them while he was doing his homework the
following day. When accompanied by ravioli in marinara sauce, I guess some of
those math theories are a little easier to swallow.
Domenico’s has a lounge, which features 6 TVs,
sporting events, Thursday and Saturday night specials, and karioke on Saturday
nights. While they are usually closed on Mondays, the restaurant does open on
Mondays during the football season. Their web page can be found at
www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com/domenicosarcadia.htm, and you will find eight
coupons at the site, as well. They do catering for parties and weddings, and
have banquet room facilities, too.
They also now feature a low-carb menu, with more
than a dozen entrees, soups, salads and appetizers. Stop by Domenico’s Arcadia,
and you’ll find lots of good food at a reasonable price. I’m looking forward to
reviewing Pasadena and Monrovia, too.
El Zarape Grill in Monrovia has recently added beer
and wine to their menu, and with their low priced menu, plus their all you can
eat buffet, it’s on my must try it out soon list. They’re in the Home Depot
shopping center, and you can find their menu at
Matt Denny’s is doing something a little different.
They have Heinz ketchup on their tables, as well as a special W ketchup.
Customers are given “beans” to put in a bottle to vote for Heinz or W, and they
think they’ll be able to predict whether W or Heinz (Kerry) will win the
November 2nd election. Stop by and cast your vote. They’ll be
predicting the winner on Nov. 1st.
Casa Del Rey’s Sierra Madre location opened up on
Wednesday, Oct. 13th. You can find their menu online at
www.casadelreyrestaurant.com, and we wish Ed and Donna the same success in
Sierra Madre that they’ve had at their locations in Temple City and Arcadia.
Corky’s Place in Azusa is under new ownership in
Azusa, on Foothill Blvd. In addition to the breakfast and lunch menu they’ve
always been known for, the new owner is opening for dinner, and adding a Mexican
menu, as well. The prices are very reasonable; I’ll let you know what I think
after I’ve eaten there. In the meantime, why not try it out, and let me know
what you think? It’s a couple blocks east of Costco, and you can let me know
what you think by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Coburn is owner of SanGabrielValleyMenus.com, a
restaurant website featuring dozens of restaurant’s menus, as well as
downloadable coupons. He has nearly 20 years experience in the restaurant
business, and has been eating for much longer than that.