Dinner Menu

The dinner menu at Ella's At The Airport contains a mixture of Italian - American dishes as well as some signature dishes created by Ella herself. All dishes are made with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian substitutions are available at request.


Summer Bruschetta
Ripe berries, fresh basil & mint, pickled onion, & feta mascarpone spread on ciabatta toasts.



Wild Salmon Croquettes
Sustainable wild salmon mixed with panko & bell pepper; served with gremolata cream.



Buffalo Style Wings
1 pound of all-natural chicken wings, rubbed with our spicy Buffalo sauce & served with roasted garlic dipping cream.


Wings over Watsonville
1 pound of all-natural chicken wings, dry-rubbed with spices & served with tarragon ranch



A.B.P. Fire
Castroville artichoke hearts, local brussel sprouts & prosciutto with sriracha aioli



Fried Calamari
Delicately fried & served with double-dipping sauce: caper aioli & roasted tomato reduction



Artichoke Spinach Dip & Chip
Creamy artichoke hearts, organic spinach, with cream & cheeses; served with fresh baked “pizza chips"



Gorgonzola Garlic Bread
Baked in our wood oven ~ Caramelized onion, Gilroy garlic, creamy gorgonzola & sweet cream butter



Fire Kissed Meatballs & Garlic Bread
Ella’s marinara, mozzarella & garlic bread roasted in our Wood Fire oven



House-made pizza dough & all ingredients, hand-tossed, thin crust, 12” in size.
All pizzas can be done on our Gluten Free crust ($2 extra)!

An Italian classic: fire-roasted tomato, fresh Buffalo mozzarella & sweet basil with Ella’s tomato sauce.



East Coast classic with thinly sliced pepperoni, mozzarella, Ella’s tomato sauce & fresh garden oregano.



Real Italian
Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, crimini mushroom, herbed ricotta, basil pesto & Ella’s tomato sauce.
(Want it veggie style? Sub some Kalamata olives for that sausage!)



Elijah Love
Grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, rainbow chard, Fuji apple, gruyere & crème fraiche.



The Cheese, Please
Gruyere, Mozzarella, French Feta & shaved Pecorino Romano cheese with Ella’s tomato sauce.



The Californian
Roasted cauliflower, roasted artichoke hearts, shaved red onion, wild arugula, herbed cream cheese & chipotle cream.



All our salad greens are picked locally from organic farms here on our Central Coast.
*Make your salad a little heartier by adding some protein to your greens!
Chicken Breast $5.5, Tri Tip $6.5, Sautéed Prawns $7 or Wild Fresh Catch $m. price

Organic Greens
Organic greens, pickled red onion, carrot, cherry tomatoes & French feta dressed in our honey-shallot Dijon dressing.


Ella Salad
Candied pecans, dried plums, shaved fennel & ricotta salata tossed with organic spring lettuce & basil vinaigrette.


Wood-Fired Caprese
Fire kissed seasonal tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella & organic basil with balsamic reduction & e.v.o.o.


Organic Romaine, parmesan garlic croutons, pecorino romano, house Caesar dressing & cherry tomato & anchovy tapenade.


Very Berry Salad
Local berries, roasted fennel, spiced walnuts, ricotta salata & organic baby spinach wild arugula blend with basil vinaigrette.



Mama’s Mac & Cheese
creamy four-cheese blend with “piggie tail” pasta & chunks of roasted cauliflower slipped in ‘cause we care about you eating right! (*add crispy bacon for only $2)


Spaghetti & Meatballs
Just like it should be…homemade meatballs of grass-fed beef & pork, topped with our tomato reduction & shaved pecorino Romano cheese.


Primavera Pappardelle
Summer in a bowl! Organic cherry tomatoes, melted leeks, fresh basil, roasted cauliflower, Kalamata olives, fresh basil & light lemon reduction with French feta & tossed with fresh egg pappardelle pasta.


Italian Sausage & Tomato Ravioli
Creamy Burrata cheese ravioli tossed with Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh oregano, melted leeks, spicy Calabrian chiles & rich tomato reduction.


Parmesan cream reduction, shaved carrot, roasted red bell pepper, organic spinach & your choice of grilled chicken breast $5.5, tri-tip $6.5 or pan-seared prawns $7.


Prawns & Linguine
Herbed prawns, sautéed kale, Gilroy garlic, fresh lemon, capers, Italian parsley, pecorino, melted leeks & chardonnay reduction over linguine. (*substitute crimini mushrooms & roasted sun-dried tomato for vegan-friendly option!)



Local and organic seasonal vegetables served with your entrée.
Ask your server for assistance with any of your dietary restrictions…We love pecorino ~ let us know if you don’t! All can be gluten-free.

Grass-Fed Burger
Sharp cheddar, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, seared sweet onion, oven-fired tomato, organic greens & Ella’s burger spread on a fresh-baked bun; served with shoestring fries. (*add roasted cremini mushrooms or seared jalapenos for only $2)


Veggie Bomber Burger
Tender plant buds packed into the best veggie burger ever, cheddar cheese, fried onions & wild arugula with dill pickle spread on a fresh-baked bun; served with cheesy truffle fries.
(*Need this VEGAN? No problem, we even have VEGAN cheese)


Local, Sustainable Fresh Catch
Sustainable daily catch determines our Chef’s special ~ ask your server for today’s plating.


Flattop Eggplant & Lentils
A Vegetarian’s delight! Spice rubbed eggplant steak, seared to perfection & topped with savory tomato & Kalamata salsa; served with savory lentil & veggie hash with cucumber tzatziki.


Brick + Chick
Free-range half chicken roasted under a brick & finished off with tomato chutney & melted


Prawns & Polenta
Six garlicky prawns are pan-seared with local Spanish style chorizo over creamy polenta with Calabrian chilies, white wine & tomato reduction.


Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Tender pork tenderloin topped with fresh cherries, spiced walnuts & French feta; served with savory lentil & veggie hash.


Marinated BBQ Flank Steak
With grilled sweet onions & BBQ sauce on side; served with roasted potatoes organic veggies.


The Watsonville Steak
10 oz of petite shoulder tender of beef, grilled & butterflied, topped with jalapeno butter & cremini mushrooms; served with twice-cooked new potato & roasted carrots.


Ella's At The Airport

100 Aviation Way

Watsonville, Ca 95076

(831) 728-3282


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Kitchen Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Wed: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Thu: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Fri: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Sat: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Sun: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

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