Our mission is to be ambassadors of our community showcasing the bounty of our local culinary basket; using these wholesome products to create health conscientious meals in an environment that is upscale yet comfortable and never pretentious (even if we’re making our food-to-go style!) We treat our customers in the same way that we treat our parents: with attentiveness, respect and always looking out for their comfort.
*Menu Subject To Change*
THE DAILY SOUP
Cup $4 / Bowl $5.50
Ella's Tomato Basil Bisque
Rich, creamy tomato goodness - always vegetarian
Soup of the Day
Hot, fresh, and ready to eat by 12 PM
Gorgonzola Garlic Bread $6
Baked in our wood oven ~ Caramelized onion, Gilroy garlic, creamy gorgonzola & sweet cream butter.
Fried Calamari $12
Delicately fried & served with double-dipping sauce: caper aioli & roasted tomato reduction.
Fire kissed Meatballs & Garlic Bread $9
Ella’s marinara, mozzarella & garlic bread roasted in our Wood Fire oven.
BUFFALO STYLE Wings $12
8 All-Natural chicken wings rubbed with our spicy Buffalo sauce & served with roasted garlic dipping cream.
Wings over Watsonville $12
8 All-Natural chicken wings, dry-rubbed with spices & served with tarragon ranch.
TRUFFLE & SHROOM FRIES $10
Truffle fries with marsala~mushroom
cream sauce & pecorino romano.
A.B.P. Fire $11
Castroville artichoke hearts, local brussel sprouts & prosciutto with sriracha aioli.
Artichoke spinach dip & chip $12
Creamy artichoke hearts, organic spinach, with cream & cheeses; served with fresh baked “pizza chips”.
Small $6.95 / Large $8.95
All can be made Gluten-Free
*Make your salad a little heartier ~ add protein to your greens! Free-Range Chicken Breast $5.50, Grilled Tri Tip $6.50, Prawns $7, or Sustainable Fresh Catch
Candied pecans, dried plums, shaved fennel & ricotta salata tossed with organic spring lettuce & basil vinaigrette.
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.
Organic baby greens, orange segments, ripe avocado, shaved fennel, and goat cheese
Very Berry Salad
Local berries, roasted fennel, spiced walnuts, ricotta salata & organic baby spinach wild arugula blend with basil vinaigrette.
Organic hearts of romaine, parmesan garlic croutons, pecorino romano, house caesar dressing with roasted tomato and anchovy tapenade
Available 'Til 3:00 Daily
Panini come with small side of zesty Ella Slaw or kettle chips ~ $8.95 *Add side of Fries for $3.95 *Gluten Free Bread $1.50
Carved roasted turkey breast, caramelized onion, baby pickles, Swiss cheese, organic baby greens & Ella spread.
Shaved roast beef, cheddar cheese, sweet jalapeños, Ella slaw & spread.
Applewood smoked bacon, wood-fired tomatoes, ripe avocado & crisp romaine with Ella spread on fresh-baked sourdough.
Roasted eggplant, roasted red bell pepper, walnut basil pesto & fresh mozzarella with wild arugula on our fresh baked ciabatta.
Lean pastrami, sweet basil, roasted red bell peppers & Swiss cheese & Ella spread.
Roasted carrots, caramelized onion, thinly sliced cucumber, gruyere cheese & baby greens dressed in basil vinaigrette.
Fresh mozzarella, seasoned tomatoes, torn basil & balsamic vinaigrette.
Black Forest ham, caramelized onions, wild arugula with gruyere cheese & Ella’s spread on sliced nine grain.
Cup of soup & ½ sandwich $11.50
Cup of soup & small salad $11.25
Small salad & ½ sandwich $11.50
Mini Pizza Combo $14.50
with any ½ Salad or small
COLD NOW - HOT LATER
Deconstructed food so you can heat at home!
Brick + Chick
Free-range chicken breast roasted under a brick & finished off with tomato chutney & melted leeks; served with creamy polenta & organic veggies. $22
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. $18
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Just like it should be…homemade meatballs of pork & grass fed beef, topped with our tomato reduction & shaved pecorino Romano cheese. $14
Parmesan cream reduction, shaved carrot, roasted red bell pepper, organic spinach & your choice of: grilled chicken breast. $20
Prawns & Polenta
Six garlicy prawns pan-seared with local Spanish style chorizo over creamy polenta with Calabrian chilies, white wine & tomato reduction. $20
BIG FAMILY? SUPERSIZE YOUR DINNERS!
Organic Salads to keep you healthy: Ella Salad/Caesar Salad/Organic Green Salad $28.95
5# Party Wings & Tarragon Ranch Dipper Sauce: Dry Rub / Buffalo / BBQ $44.95
Best Bread in Town: *½ Loaf Garlic Ciabatta Bread $12.95 * ½ Loaf Gorgonzola Garlic Bread $16.95
Meats & Sauces: pick your meat, pick your sauce!
**SAUCE OPTIONS: Brandy Mushroom Cream / Ella’s Roasted Marinara / Light Lemon Picatta / Zesty Chimichurri
4#Ella’s Gremolata Marinated Chicken Breast ~ Grilled to juicy perfection. $48.95
4 # Dry Rubbed Grilled Tri Tip ~ $54.95
6, 6oz Pan Seared Salmon ~ light, lean & full of healthy protein! $58.95
Favorite Veggies & Pasta to Please the Parents!
Roasted Veggies & Yukon Gold Potatoes with Italian Parsley & Pecorino Romano $34.95
Mama’s Mac & Cheese with roasted cauliflower for extra goodness $38.95
Simple Cellentani Pasta & Ella’s Marinara with pecorino romano & mozzarella $32.95
Baked Veggie Pasta with roasted organic carrots, cauliflower, baby spinach & Kalamata olives with mozzarella & pecorino…YOUR CHOICE:
Ella’s Roasted Marinara $42.95 OR Creamy Basil Pesto $48.95
House-made pizza dough, hand-tossed – thin crust, 12” in size. All pizzas can be done on our Gluten Free crust too ($2 extra)
An Italian classic: fire-roasted tomato, fresh Bufala mozzarella & sweet basil with Ella’s tomato sauce.
East Coast classic with thinly sliced pepperoni, mozzarella, Ella’s tomato sauce & fresh garden oregano.
The Cheese, Please $15
Gruyere, Mozzarella, French Feta & shaved Pecorino Romano cheese with Ella’s tomato sauce.
Gruyere, Mozzarella, French Feta & shaved Pecorino Romano cheese with roasted mushrooms, fresh jalapeno & tomato sauce.
Elijah Love $18
Grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, local organic rainbow chard, Fuji apple, gruyere, and crème fraiche.
Real Italian $17
Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, shaved red onion, crimini mushroom, herbed ricotta, basil pesto & Ella’s tomato sauce.
The Californian $17
Roasted cauliflower, roasted artichoke hearts, shaved red onion, wild arugula, herbed cream cheese & chipotle cream.
Mama’s Mac & Cheese $16
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 or Spanish chorizo for only $3)
Primavera Pappardelle $18
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 $20
Creamy Burrata cheese ravioli tossed with Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh oregano, melted leeks, spicy Calabrian chiles & rich tomato reduction.
Spaghetti & Meatballs $16
Just like it should be…homemade meatballs of pork & grass-fed beef, topped with our tomato reduction & shaved pecorino Romano cheese.
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 $22
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!)
ENTREE STYLE MEALS
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
Tandem Sandwich $15
Free-range chicken breast, Applewood smoked bacon, organic greens, Gruyere cheese, creamy artichoke & spinach spread; served with an organic green salad.
Tri Tip Sammie $15
Grilled TriTip, grilled onion, cheddar cheese, spicy slaw, BBQ sauce on fresh baked Ciabatta & served with shoestring fries (Substitute a fried chicken breast for the best chicken sandwich! Only $2)
Grass-fed Burger $15
Sharp cheddar, thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, seared sweet onion, oven fired tomato, organic greens & Ella’s burger spread on fresh baked bun; served with shoestring fries.
Veggie Bomber Burger $18
Tender plant buds packed into the best veggie burger ever, cheddar cheese, fried onions & wild arugula with dill pickle spread on fresh baked bun; served with cheesy truffle fries.
(*Need this VEGAN? No problem, we even have VEGAN cheese)
Brick + Chick $24
Free range chicken breast roasted under a brick & finished off with tomato chutney & melted leeks; served with creamy polenta & organic veggies.
Prawns & Polenta $22
Six garlicy prawns pan seared with local Spanish style chorizo over creamy polenta with Calabrian chilies, white wine & tomato reduction.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin $24
Tender pork tenderloin topped with fresh cherries, spiced walnuts & French feta; served with savory lentil & veggie hash.
Ella’s Weekly Steak (market price)
Ask about this week’s special cut & its sauce; served with twice cooked new potato & organic veggies.
Local, Sustainable Fresh Catch (market price)
Sustainable daily catch determines our Chef’s special ~ ask your server for today’s plating.
Rich flourless torte, dark chocolate ganache, fresh cream & local fruit coulis
Ella’s Warm Bread Pudding
Bloomed plums, homemade caramel sauce, brandy & fresh cream. Just like Grandma’ Ella Jean made it!
Light layers of Ella’s lemon curd, mascarpone whipped cream with lemon zest & butter cookies.
5 FRESH BAKED COOKIES
CHOCOLATE CHIP (we have gluten-free ones, also)