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The Wild Artichoke

3 Reviews
$31 to $50

The Wild Artichoke is a restaurant that serves authentic Californian cuisine with elements of Italian and French flavors. Food served at the Wild Artichoke includes unique artichoke dishes and different beverages like wine and beer. The ambiance of the Wild Artichoke is casual and the restaurant offers a takeout service as well. The wild artichoke Napoleon and Dave's fried calamari are well-known appetizers. The wild artichoke salad too is worth trying out. In soups, the soup for the soul is popular. Some must-have entrées are the escargot stuffed mushrooms, garlic roasted chicken breast and macadamia crusted halibut. Desserts include the Shirley & Gil's sweet tart.

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  • Dave's Fried Calamari$7.50

    with 3 dipping sauces, marinara, pesto aioli, and sriracha hot dip

    • The Wild Artichoke Napoleon$7.50

      savory puff pastry triangles, layered with sauteed baby artichokes, fresh mushrooms, and tomatoes, reduced with minced garlic and chopped shallots, in a white wine heavy cream sauce with fresh basil and pine nuts

      • Louie Ds Tuscan Thin Crust Pizza Margherita$8.00

        diced tomatoes, with a little house marinara, fresh basil and three cheeses all baked to crispy perfection just like one youd find in milan

        • Stuffed Mushrooms With Escargot$9.00

          served in a traditional garlic butter with lemon and herbs

          • Artichoke Beignets$8.00

            baby artichokes rolled with boursin cheese and battered then deep fried and served with a light marinara sauce and buerre blanc for dipping. mangia my friends!

            • Bagna Cauda Of Shrimp And Artichokes With Pita Bread$12.00

              six white mexican shrimp, simmered at your table in an italian clay pot with olive oil, minced anchovies, red chili flakes, minced garlic, fresh herbs and slivered artichokes. served with pita bread for dipping

              Soups & Salads

              • The Wild Artichoke Salad$5.25

                our version of a mixed green salad tossed with fresh baby artichokes, red tear drop tomatoes, mushrooms, and julienne carrots, served with homemade garlic croutons in a delicious modena balsamic vinaigrette topped with a dusting of parmesan

                • Caesar Salad, Always The Classic$5.25

                  hearts of romaine with a bold homemade caesar dressing with just enough anchovy, garlic, lemon, and topped with croutons and fresh grated parmesan

                  • Soup For The Soul

                    • Cup$4.00
                    • Bowl$6.00
                  • Hearts Of Romaine And Blue Cheese$5.25

                    crisp wedges of romaine lettuce draped with a delicious creamy maytag blue cheese dressing and garnished with a pile of fresh diced tomatoes "say cheese!"

                    • Late Summer Fig Salad$8.00

                      cheese with candied spiced walnuts dressed with our housemade modena balsamic vinaigrette fresh black mission figs quartered and arranged in harmony with mesclun mixed greens, belgian endive, and crumbled gorgonzola


                      • Barbaras Bolognese$17.50

                        your choice of pasta, tossed with imported italian tomatoes, ground pork, veal, and beef, simmered with all the zesty tastes that my mother infuses in her sauce today. this dish is dedicated to all who like myself, can't live without pasta

                        • Loris Favorite$15.95

                          sauteed fresh baby artichokes, oven roasted eggplant, shiitake and white mushrooms, and diced pancetta with fresh basil chiffonade, in a zesty tomato cream sauce, tossed with a pinch of smoked mozzarella and topped with fresh parmesan cheese, and served with your choice of pasta

                          • Eagle 5's Creole Shrimp And Hot Sausage Pasta-jambalaya$20.00

                            sauteed with garlic, diced tomatoes, diced applewood smoked bacon, roasted red bell peppers, shallots, okra, fresh herbs and spice, simmered in a white wine and cream sauce tossed with your pasta of choice. eagle 5 suggests a glass of quadriga to go along with this dish. eagle 5 out!

                            • Otoniels Over The Stove Top -sausage And Bacon Pasta$17.50

                              chopped shallots, garlic, fresh chopped sage roasted red bell peppers, simmered with a creamy marinara sauce with new orleans styled cajun sausage, and chunky crispy bacon topped with parmasan cheese

                              • Jimmys Herbed Chicken Breast Gorgonzola$17.50

                                rosemary crusted chicken breast roasted golden brown and served with choice of pasta with a gorgonzola cream sauce and fresh broccoli

                                • Shrimp Saute With Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce-$20.00

                                  six white mexican shrimp sauteed with garlic and shallots, and sun dried tomatoes, in a white wine cream sauce, flavored with fresh basil pesto

                                  • Louies Herb Roasted Breast Of Chicken Marsala$16.95

                                    sauteed with a touch of garlic, and served in a marsala wine sauce reduction with sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, basil and eggplant

                                    • Marias Mediterranean Chicken Pasta$17.50

                                      a chicken breast sauteed in a light evo and served in a marinara sauce with white wine, capers, mushrooms, fresh basil, and cream tossed with your choice of pasta. finished with grated cheese.

                                      From The Oven

                                      • The Ranch Filet Flambe Au Poivre$27.00

                                        cognac flambeed peppered filet, with sauce bordeaux and roasted tomato, served with mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable saute

                                        • Chicken Milan$16.95

                                          skinless breast of chicken baked with roasted eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, caramelized onions, basil chiffonade, a melt of smoked mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar sauce. served on top of sauteed greens and mashed potatoes

                                          • Yogi's Crispy Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken$16.95

                                            simply down home fried chicken with a country style bacon dripped gravy with potatoes and fall vegetables, that will remind you of okatie south carolina

                                            • Grandma Josephines Sicilian Meatloaf$17.95

                                              seasoned with the love from the heart of an italian and shared with you. ground veal, beef and pork and all the freshest ingredients flavored with the mountains of melilli in northern sicily, baked and topped with smoked mozzarella, and served with a side of vegetables and pasta bologonese, who says im not italian

                                              • Chicken Olivo E Limone$21.95

                                                thin filets of fresh chicken breast lightly floured and pan sauteed with fresh baby artichokes, imported italian green olives, lemon, white wine and cream, served with au gratin potatoes and fresh sauteed spinach

                                                • Pan Roasted Escolar$28.00

                                                  fresh escolar herb seasoned and then roasted to perfection and served with a fresh mango puree along with a herbed butter sauce with fresh farmed vegetables and rice pilaf

                                                  • The Wild Artichoke Chefs Tasting Menu$40.00

                                                    this menu features smaller plated courses which allows you to enjoy the creativity of chef/ owner james, and his line chef otoniel. the menu changes nightly or on a whim with the focus on fresh ingredients, fantastic flavors, and outside the box presentations. if you are interested in wine pairings, we can provide a matchmaker of wine for each course

                                                    • Danielles Delight ~ A Vegetarian Plate$17.95

                                                      we love vegetables. we understand that many people are looking for a vegetarian option to dine on. we will take as much care with our available fresh vegetables, aswe do with our other dishes, to create a palate of flavorful and savory components for a delicious meal.

                                                      • Jacks Pork Piccata$23.95

                                                        sauteed pork loin cutlets in a cream sauce with capers, lemon, garlic, shallots, and fresh parsley. served with potatoes and vegetables.


                                                        • Shirley & Gils Sweet Tart$6.50

                                                          a delicious sweet dough tart filled with the chef's choice of filling, and topped with a touch of whipped cream

                                                          • Harveys Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae$8.00

                                                            a rich chocolate chip brownie served warm, and topped with our own homemade vanilla ginger and mocha-chocolate ice-creams, garnished with whipped cream, warm ganache, and caramel sauce. it will knock your socks off!

                                                            • Ice Cream And Sorbet$6.00

                                                              fresh and home made. ask your server for todays flavors.

                                                              • Creme Brulee$6.00

                                                                please ask for daily flavors

                                                                • Bittersweet Flourless Chocolate Cake$7.50

                                                                  with sauce anglaise and a fresh raspberry saute

                                                                  For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                  What people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  4.8 based on all time ratings
                                                                  • 5.0Food
                                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                                  • 3.3Ambience


                                                                  100% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                  1. LO


                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                    42 reviews


                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                    Reviewed on November 22, 2017


                                                                    I dine here regularly and am never disappointed. The food and service are both world class. The wine selection is not extensive but reasonable. One opportunity for improvement: control the temperature of the wine. Some drops are not best when served at 'room temperature' especially when the temperature in the room varies.

                                                                  2. FR


                                                                    Orange County

                                                                    1 review


                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2007


                                                                    Excellent, as always... gourmet cooking!

                                                                  3. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Orange County

                                                                    11 reviews


                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 10, 2007


                                                                    Excellent food and cozy atmosphere. Quiet and small setting.


                                                                  The Wild Artichoke is rated 4.8 stars by 3 OpenTable diners

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