New Italian restaurant opens in Ladera Ranch
Pino’s Cucina, a traditional Italian restaurant, has opened at the Mercantile East shopping center, 27522 Antonio Parkway in Ladera Ranch.
Head chef is Giuseppe Pino Domicolo, who learned to cook in Sicily from his mother, Giovanna.
The menu features a variety of appetizers, including bruschetta al pomodoro and calamari fritti, and over a dozen pasta dishes including ravioli di casa, fettuccine alla primavera, linguini mare, gnocchi, lasagna casalinga and linguini con vongole o’cozze.
Pino’s Cucina is gearing up for a grand-opening celebration at the end of February. It is owned by Domicolo’s nephew Frank Domicolo and his wife, Monica, of Laguna Hills, and Giuseppe Pino Domicolo’s longtime friend Giovanni Magro and his wife, Sharron, of Irvine.
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