The menus for Pranzo (Lunch) and Cena (Dinner) at The Italian Table now flow with the rhythm of an Italian Feast. Family-Style offerings include that iconic plate seen in all the Italian movies and on the tables at many Italian homes – Antipasto with olives, salumi, cheese, marinated vegetables and bread. Next course is Fish, clams with white wine, chorizo, roasted chilis, or try Pesce del giorno (Fish of the day). Carne – the meat course with Chicken Parmesan, Masala Braised Short Ribs or Pork Saltimbocca. In Italian, saltimbocca means “to jump in the mouth,” which definitely describes this dish. The plethora of Pasta dishes include the classics – Lasagne, Spaghetti Marinara, Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) – and a twist for the Cheese Ravioli, it’s made with shaved tongue. Pizza has the classic Italian faves of Margherita, and Italian with three types of meat (salumi, prosciutto, chorizo) and you can always ask about the ‘cook’s pizza of the day’. For Dolci (dessert), it’s hard to go wrong with Tiramisu and you can always enjoy a plate of Italian cheeses, with fig jam, honey and date bread. Or if you want to enjoy a true family feast, check out the blackboard for Nonna’s Dinner. Because Nonna wants all guests to be happy, Gluten-free bread, pasta and pizza crusts are available.

If your work schedule precludes you from settling in for lunch in the Eurostyle setting, Nonna has you covered, too, with the launch of The Italian Table’s new take-out menu for the office workers and businesses in the surrounding area. Open for lunch and dinner daily, for updates see theitaliantable.ca and follow The Italian Table on Twitter @ItalianTable1 or facebook.com/ItalianTable1.

~ Roslyne Buchanan

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