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Zafferano Catering

Full Service Catering
San Diego, CA
3+ Years on Roaming Hunger

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Caprese Salad

Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, EVOO

Panzanella Salad

Traditional Tuscan salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, basil, ciabatta bread croutons, EVOO and vinegar

Simple Salad

Baby spinach, goat cheese, strawberries, walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette

Italian Salad

Prosciutto di parma, arugula, shaved parmesan, fresh burrata cheese, EVOO, balsamic glaze

Untraditional Sicilian Caponata

Zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant with a touch of dark chocolate


Beef ground meat, bread, parmesan cheese, parsley, black pepper

Lenticchie Profumate

Lentils soup with herbs, EVOO

Vellutata Di Zucchine

Zucchini velutee’, parmesan fondue


Freshly Baked Goods

Breakfast Charcuterie Tray

A selection of cold cuts and cheeses with homemade tomatoes jam, local honey, fresh fruits and dry fruits, fresh bread and crackers

Yogurt Parfait

Plain yogurt, granola, fresh fruit

Quiche Lorraine

Seasonal Fresh Fruits Display

Selection of fresh fruits


Homemade focaccia bread with mortadella, gorgonzola dolce cheese, homemade tomatoes jam


Baguette bread, prosciutto di parma, brie, tomatoes, lettuce, pesto


Ciabatta bread, sauteed veggies (seasonal veggies) fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, balsamic glaze


Baguette bread, beef fillet sliced thinly, arugula, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, EVOO, balsamic glaze


Ciabatta bread, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pesto

Eggplant Parmigiana

Deep fried eggplant, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, Italian parmesan cheese

Pollo Ai Funghi

Grilled chicken breast served with mushrooms sauce

Salmone Arrosto

Roasted salmon with lemon/capers sauce

Costoletta Di Manzo Brasata

Boneless brazed short ribs, cooked 24h low temperature, red wine/demi-glaze sauce

Traditional Lasagna

Meat ragu sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, italian parmesan cheese, besciamel

Vegetarian Lasagna

Seasonal veggies, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, besciamel, Italian parmesan cheese

Penne Arrabbiata

Marinara spicy sauce, parsley

Fra’ Diavola

Jumbo baja shrimp, spicy marinara sauce, parsley

Tortellini Al Ragu

Homemade veal Italian tortellini with bolognese sauce

Rigatoni Alla Salsiccia

Rigatoni pasta, homemade sausage sauce

Gnocchi Sorrentina

Homemade potatoes dumpling pasta with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil


Italian Cookies

An assortment of Italian cookies

Cannoli Siciliani

Traditional small cannoli filled with ricotta cheese and chocolate chips


Ladyfingers dipped in Italian espresso coffee, layered with mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa powder

Torta Della Nonna

Pie crust filled with vanilla/lemon custard and topped with pine nuts

About Zafferano Catering

Chef Max Farina wants to bring as authentic a taste of Italy as he can to the San Diego area. Born in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Farina grew up loving cooking and traditional Italian food. He made a career out of this, receiving years of professional training across Italy before migrating to San Diego and founding Zafferano Catering. For Italian eats at their finest, look no further! At Zafferano Catering, food is prepared with only organic ingredients sourced locally. You can taste the difference in a variety of zesty Italian dishes. From the salads to the sandwiches to the pastas, everything is popping with flavor. And these dishes are truly gourmet! Even something as simple as a salad is loaded with tantalizing ingredients like farm fresh greens, goat cheese, homemade balsamic vinaigrette, and basil. Pasta options run the gamut of Italian tradition, with everything from a simple lasagna to the spicy shrimp dish fra' diavola. If you're drooling, book Zafferano for your next event! Italian food is always a winner and guests will be seriously wowed by this topnotch cuisine. MUST TRY
  • Tortellini al Ragu - Homemade tortellini stuffed with tender, juicy veal and smothered in a robust bolognese sauce.
  • Verdurino - Vegetarians will fall in love with this sandwich served on ciabatta bread and stuffed with savory roast veggies, fresh mozzarella, and basil all drizzled with balsamic glaze.
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