Trastevere Restaurant, located in Santa Monica, serves classic Italian cuisine in a spacious and warm ambience. Minestrone soup served with crusty bread, fried calamari with spicy cocktail sauce and beef bresaola carpacchio with parmesan and lemon dressing are top appetizers. The Siciliana pasta, with sauteed eggplant, fresh mozzarella and basil in tomato sauce, as well as the four cheese gnocchi tossed with sausage, mushrooms and cream leave nothing to be desired. There are many tasty pizzas at Trastevere, such as the Quattro Formaggi, the Prosciutto E Funghi with mozzarella, mushrooms and Italian prosciutto, as well as the sauce-less Salmone Affumicato with smoked salmon, roasted cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and shaved parmesan. Adding to the beauty of the dinner and seaside atmosphere is dessert, including options like the La Totra Della Nonna, a shortcake with lemon pastry cream, topped with blueberry sauce and roasted pine nuts.