Fresh Features

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At Tomatina, we always want to keep things fresh. And, we want to give you an insiders look through our kitchen with our new Fresh Features Blog. Meet our team, make your favorites at home, and find out about the latest news and events at Tomatina.

Two Words: FREE PIZZA!

Nov 13, 2016
By Tomatina Topic Events

On Saturday, November 12, the Tomatina team hosted another legendary Free Pizza Day at our San Rafael restaurant at the Northgate Mall. Hundreds of Tomatina fans lined up for the chance to get a classic Tomatina cheese or pepperoni pizza along with coupons, t-shirts and stickers. We handed out more ...

Apples to Apples: Fall's Favorite Fruit

Oct 27, 2016

When we think of fall, two major ingredients come to mind: apples and pumpkins. Pumpkins tend to be in the spotlight, but one of our favorite November specials is also an apple salad, so we’re just as passionate about this fall staple as many of you are. We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks for how ...

The Value of Fresh

Sep 16, 2016
By Tomatina Topic Our Team

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 we had the pleasure of visiting and touring the tomato farms at Stanislaus Food Products in Modesto, California. Executive Chef Rogelio Jacinto and our executive culinary team visited their vast tomato farms during the midst of harvesting season to witness their fresh ...

Our Signature Garlic Roll Recipe

Jul 30, 2016
By Tomatina Topic Menu , Recipes

Our garlic rolls have been a signature dish since we opened our doors in 1998.  We bake them fresh daily with with extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, Parmesan and chopped garlic and serve with our homemade marinara or ranch for dipping. Now you can make this award-winning appetizer at home! Tomatina’s ...

Now Serving Sandwiches!

Jun 01, 2016
By Tomatina Topic Menu

We're excited to introduce our new sandwich menu, now available at all Tomatina locations as part of our pick-two lunch menu. Try one of four fresh, seasonal sandwiches made with our homemade ciabatta that we bake in-house daily! Pair it with a cup of soup or a fresh salad and you've got a great lun ...

It's Asparagus Season

May 10, 2016

With asparagus season being notoriously short– peak-picking time is between late April and June– we went all in and created two months worth of asparagus filled specials to fill your every craving for the tasty veggie.  We’ve got a few tips and tricks for you when you dive into those asparagus frie ...

Now Open in Santa Rosa!

Feb 19, 2016
By Tomatina Topic Events

It's opening day at the newest Tomatina in the Montgomery Village Shopping Center! Run by General Manager Tish Caddell, with Head Chef Lucio Castaneda and his team in the kitchen, you can always count on Santa Rosa’s Tomatina for handcrafted Italian cuisine made from scratch with fresh, seasonal in ...

In The Kitchen With Chef Rogelio

Dec 07, 2015
By Tomatina Topic Our Team

Tomatina’s Executive Chef Rogelio Jacinto has helped to craft an extensive Italian menu that takes a modern approach to traditional Italian recipes. Chef Jacinto has been with Tomatina since its inception in 1998. He began his career in 1989 at the prestigious Tra Vigne Restaurant in St. Helena, Ca ...

At-Home Happy Hour

Nov 18, 2015
By Tomatina Topic Recipes

Have Happy Hour at any hour with our signature Basil Lime Martini. This Tomatina staple is just the thing to help you wind-down after a long day at work – or to wind-up for a night on the town. Let our experts show you how to put together the Basil Lime Martini in the comfort of your own home.  Ingr ...

It's Still Stone Fruit Season

Sep 03, 2015

With peaches being available throughout most of the U.S. between May and October, we only thought it fitting to create a September Special that features this summer-to-fall staple. If you take a look at the Specials menu for this month you might notice a continued trend in the fruit department (we’r ...