Spend An Afternoon Dining at the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu
Many visitors to The Getty Villa know about the incredible ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art on display at the museum but few know about some of the great dining options the Villa has to offer. The Café at The Getty Villa is much more than just a tiny eatery serving sandwiches; it actually has quite a few wonderful Mediterranean-inspired foods for guests to choose from. Some of the menu items include a tasty artisan cheese plate, Margherita pizza, a variety of Greek salads, pasta, wraps, and much more. The Getty Villa states that the Café’s, “menu selections are created seasonally, based on fresh local ingredients featuring organic produce whenever possible.” In addition, for those who enjoy a glass of wine or beer with their meal the Café offers those beverages as well.
Tasteful Gourmet Box Lunches:
Another great dining option is the gourmet boxed lunch that visitors can pre-order and enjoy at any of the museums public seating areas, including the outdoor classical theater. Guests can chose the Mediterranean Vegetable Baguette Box, Deli Box, Grilled Chicken on Ciabatta Box, Tuscan Piatta Box, Antipasta Salad Box, or the Villa Kids Box and pick up near the Café. There is also the Coffee Kiosk located near the Café entrance that offers coffee, hot tea, espresso, lemonade, and pre-made food items such as hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soup, and a variety of baked goods.
Tea by the Sea:
For visitors who enjoy special events, every Thursday and Saturday at 1 p.m., The Getty Villa hosts Tea by the Sea, a dining experience inspired by the herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow in the Villa’s gardens. During the event attendee’s enjoy a variety of teas in the Founder’s Room, a space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Villa. Along with tea guests enjoy Mediterranean-inspired foods such as panini’s, sweet scones, tea breads, fruits, cheeses, and gourmet cakes and tarts. Between the amazing art work, the beautiful gardens, and the delicious food options, it’s hard for guests to not enjoy an afternoon at The Getty Villa.