I get excited when I dine out and try new culinary experiences. Growing up Italian it kind of spoils you to heading out to eat, because more often than not I am disappointed in what someone else considers Italian Food. My palate is about the classic tastes, the less processed road to food preparation yields the richest culinary flavors and it’s hard to find.
BRAVO to classic Italian food if you can find it and in fact, as a culinary expert, I will give you a few tips on where to find delicious classic Italian food, served in an ‘upscale’ ambiance that caters to those that want food with feeling behind it! Lavishly live dining out, out loud and learn where you will say, “BRAVO to Classic Italian Food.”
You might think you have to go to a back alley somewhere in the middle of a foodie district to find really good Italian Classic eats, but that is not true. In fact, even if you live in a very Metropolitan area that lacks those quaint inner-city ethnic eats areas, I can tell you where to find Classic Italian Food.
BRAVO TO Classic Italian Food
When you are craving Italian Food that tastes as good as it makes you feel, you need to head to BRAVO Cucina Italiana, that’s what we do! Tonight we traveled to our BRAVO Cucina Italiana in Mt. Lebanon at the Galleria shopping mall.
I was greeted and seated by Missy, the BRAVO Manager. She filled me in about the new menu, “Taste Good – Feel Good” the two-course lunch and dinner menu available just until the April 15. (get there before it disappears) Seasonal menus, temporary menus, all just send me, but I don’t get too attached because they disappear and I hate craving what is not on the menu, so taste, enjoy and move on!
Try the delish Shrimp Napoli too, to start, amazing with a glass of red!
Taste Good Feel Good Menu Combo’s
You want to know that all the menus include succulent seafood dishes and Lunch Combos that art at $14.99 & dinner combos at $16.99! Get ready to lick your lips and the plates (well not if anyone is looking, shhh)
SALAD & A BONUS
Our server brought us the BRAVO Chopped Salad
and a little bonus, thanks Amanda (she knew my downfall)
Start off by choosing Soup or side salad
- BRAVO Chopped Salad: Chopped greens, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, olives, Feta, red wine vinaigrette
- Caesar Classica: Traditional Caesar salad with housemade croutons
- Insalata Della Casa: Chopped greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, bacon, crispy pasta, Parmesan dressing
- Soup Del Giorno
- Lobster Bisque with sherry and diced shrimp (for an additional $1)
Then choose from the following menu items…
Romano Crusted Tilapia: Crispy fingerling potatoes, spinach, Napoli sauce, Sriracha aioli
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp: Orzo, farro, red peppers, zucchini, haricot vert, Feta, fennel cream
Chianti Braised Beef Ravioli: Sangiovese braised beef-filled ravioli, roasted sweet potatoes, brown butter, sage
Save room For Dessert
Butterscotch Budino: Italian for “pudding,” Marcona almonds, caramel, vanilla whipped cream; $3.95
It’s so food, it’s classic Italian food in a lovely environment with a staff that is Italian-food obsessed as I am! Get ready for delish served up big. Lavishly live creative culinary eats out loud and indulge in the limited time offerings at BRAVO Cucina Italiana!
I was a guest of BRAVO! as a member of the media. Story and images are my own. Find more info out by visiting the BRAVO Italian Restaurant website and lavishly living classic Italian Food out loud.