After ten successful years at their Woodland Hills location, Takashi and his wife Deko were looking for a second location in 2004. Some of their Woodland Hills customers that lived in Newbury Park suggested their hometown – and the rest is history. The Newbury Park location offers the same California Italian cuisine menu that was developed and refined over the years in Woodland Hills. The extensive menu is predominantly Italian – however a number of non-Italian dishes have been developed over the years and have become favorites. As an added service to the community, delivery is available in Newbury Park.
The casual California Italian dishes you find at Italian Café Topanga are characterized by their outstanding taste and moderate prices – making this a value restaurant. There is something for everyone on the extensive menu that you can review by clicking on the "menu" link above.
The "calamari fritti" appetizer and the "Topanga Chinese chicken" salad are excellent choices for starting your meal. The chicken stock, prepared daily from scratch, is the ingredient that gives the homemade pasta sauces their distinctive and very tasty Italian Café Topanga flavor. The pasta is cooked to perfection, or "aldente" as Italians would put it – it is never too soft or too hard, just simply perfect. Among the pastas the "linguini sausage pasta with marina sauce "and the "fettuccini pasta with mushroom cream sauce" are favorites. You can choose between meat sauce or vegetarian lasagna and there is also a vegetarian pizza. In addition to several traditional Italian veal dishes there are also several house-specialty fish dishes, including the very popular "seafood nicoise salad". Among the wide selection of hot and cold sandwiches the "chicken parmigiana" and "lemon herb chicken" are popular hot sandwiches, while the classic Italian sub leads among the cold sandwiches. The pizza selections include traditional and Italian Café Topanga special combinations – both available in thin or thick crust. There are also California pizzas which do not use tomato sauce and come with unusual toppings such as spicy chicken, shrimp, or caramelized onions. A variety of desserts are offered that include creame brulee made with fresh vanilla and fresh apple tart ala mode.
The restaurant has a casual, at-home feeling to it and you can sit at either tables or booths. Ample parking is available immediately in front of the restaurant.
Carryout & Delivery: Any item on the menu is available for carryout. Italian Café Topanga will also deliver any item on the menu anywhere in Newbury Park including the new Dos Vientos development. For delivery there is a $15 minimum plus a $2 delivery charge. The "Family special" and the "Chicken dinnerl" are particular carryout and delivery favorites that will feed a whole family very inexpensively. Review the menu by clicking on the "menu" link below and then call them at (805) 498-2166.
Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 5PM - 9PM Monday through Friday,
5PM - 9PM Saturday, Sunday
Directions: Take the Borchard Rd. exit from the 101 Freeway and proceed south past Wendy Rd. to Reino Rd. Café Topanga is in the shopping center located at the intersection of Reino and Borchard Roads.
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Italian Café Topanga
171 N. Reino Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320