Near Fountain Valley, Westminster and Seal Beach
Just east of the Huntington Beach pier is Sebastiani’s Italian Bistro Catering Co
. A small and charming restaurant in a strip mall, Sebastiani’s serves from two adjacent spaces. One is the main dining area, which captures romance with Italian art, intimate seating and decorative hints of vineyards. Next door is the wine bar, open in the evenings Wednesday through Sunday.
Dining in either space will help you to enjoy the best of what Sebastiani’s has to offer: delicious Italian cuisine and a small but diverse wine list. From the main menu you can choose your own pasta, sauce and meat. Without looking, I asked for spaghetti with a pink sauce and Italian sausage. It was creamy and spicy with the perfect balance of flavors.
The wine bar is charming and understated, displaying wine bottles on a rack by the door and behind the bar. There are quite a few tables, many of which are topped with corks under glass. The Chianti Classico, Castello D'Albola
-Italy is a popular choice for tapas; a savory selection that includes mozzarella-stuffed meatballs, crab cakes Florentine and risotto fritters stuffed with ground beef. From the wine selection, create your own flight. I had fun with the Zinfandel Hullabaloo, Lodi Shiraz, Jester-McLaren Australia and Sauvignon Blanc NZone-New Zealand. A random selection, but hey, just go with it.
Sebastiani’s Italian Bistro Catering Co.
6078 Warner Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647