Dining out and finding authentic and traditional Italian eats is not an easy task. I have a beloved restaurant that we dine at frequently and love. Signature Italian dishes are always classic and delicious but when the combine them, into a choice platter, well, it’s Italian heaven on steroids.
What’s better than a full platter of Italian food? How about classic Italian dishes of a half portion of each on one plate? Signature Italian Dishes at this restaurant let you build your own empire of Italian eats.
Lavishly live food out loud and indulge in 5 signature Italian dishes with endless combinations. Get ready to say, “BRAVO!” to Italian cuisine made with only the finest ingredients.
5 Signature Italian Dishes With Endless Combinations
As a premiere foodie, I was invited to taste the new signature Italian dishes at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Restaurant. While my meal was hosted, opinions are images are my own. I only share the best of the best and this is one of my favorite restaurants to frequent. Remember menu offerings change, so get there while this offer is in effect to enjoy multiple creations of your favorites!
Please note, the menu combination offerings I am about to share with you are available April 10 through June 17, 2018. As a guest of BRAVO Cucina Italiana, you will have the opportunity to choose two of BRAVO’s classic Italian dishes and receive a half portion of each! You create your own favorites, it can be 2 of the same or a mixture of different offerings on the menu!
Dine at lunch or dinner, and also note that you will have a soup or salad included in your meal. The dishes are priced at $14.99 during lunch and $17.99 during dinner.
Here’s a sneak peek at the menu, so you can decide if you will double up on one entree or mix and match them?
- Pasta Woozie: Grilled chicken, fettuccine, alfredo, spinach
- Pasta BRAVO: Grilled chicken, mushrooms, rigatoni, roasted red pepper cream
- Shrimp Fra Diavolo: Spicy tomato cream sauce, campanelle pasta, shrimp
- Chicken Parmesan: Pomodoro, mozzarella, herb linguine
- Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese: BRAVO’s signature meat sauce, alfredo, ricotta, mozzarella
Every Good Meal Begins With ‘Cheers’
As an Italian gal, our meals all begin with a good send off, so a fancy way of saying a cocktail!
Strawberry Mango Cosmo – Yum is what I can say and it slides down like lemonade:) – Cuzan, Strawberry Rum, Lime Juice, cranberry juice, pineapple infusion, and Monin Mango will seduce your taste buds!
Strawberry Basil Smash – strawberries and basil simple syrup, lime juice, Bacardi Limon, lemonade, bitters and prosecco, just SMASH the end result of fresh and tantalizing. In fact, so good, I was using my straw (and my fingers with an eyeroll from my husband) to save and munch on the sweet berries. A winning combination!
So this one was controversial on our table as to who was getting to indulge in it. Sweet, yet flavorful, refreshing, yet irresistible, and each time I tasted it I kept going back for more. Cruzan Strawberry Rum, Peach Schnapps, lime juice Moscato, strawberry puree and lemon juice, Tart, yet sweet and oh so tasty!
I opted for Shrimp Fra Diavolo x 2, 1/2 portions. The lobster buttercream (as explained by Ex Chef Nate) was what gave it the taste combined with paprika, etc. A little bit of a bite, but not too much heat, just enough to make you sip at the water, here and there (of those limited time libations!). Of course, the campanelle which I love for how they twist around a fork!
Michael’s Choice Meal
Chicken Parmesan: Pomodoro, mozzarella, herb linguine and Pasta BRAVO! So, Ex Chef Nate visited with us a bit to answer my ‘always’ questions and this is what I learned. While in all of my time dining at BRAVO! have never personally experienced the herb linguine, it is their number one pasta cut that accompanies, eggplant parm, chicken parm, etc. I can attest as to why it is so in demand. Oh My Pasta-gasm becuase it is like no other sauce they serve. However, it is the combo of the herb linguine with the pomodoro suace that sends the flavor back to Old School Italian and it NAILS it! . Yes you can order the herb linguine as a dish, but it is suggested to do so having it mixed with pomodoro. 🙂 (any ideas of what I am getting next time I visit?)
The mushrooms are cooked separately on the Pasta BRAVO, and they are a game-changer from the traditional taste. Meal prep at BRAVO! is being changed and more and more innovative to bring those simple tastes back into food that we all missed. After a full discussion with Ex Chef Nate, I understand the tastes and how they are arriving at premiere and masterful eats!
P.S. this is Ex Chef Nate:)
He’s been with BRAVO! for 4 1/2 years, loves his time here and recently tranferred into the Cranberry location where we dined. He took a bit of time out of his busy scheduling to see me and answer any questions I had. I also learned that the Cranberry location is NUMBER ONE in the company for take-out orders- you see we all love our BRAVO! and pick it up as much as we dine in!
No matter how full you are, the seasonal (get it while it’s available in other words.!) Warm Berry Cake is a must. We split an order. It looks like a little bundt cake, comes out piping hot, with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and multiple berries for your cake dipping pleasure. It’s made moments before serving, in house, handcrafted and homemade. This is not a brought in dessert, yet something else Chef discussed with us. BRAVO! truly wants you to have home-cooked traditional eats and they are serving them up with gourmet mixtures that are simple pleasures to enjoy. Made to order is made right in plain sight.
BRAVO! for these little perks! Insider’s Scoop!
Here’s an insider’s tip so you can get a bonus out of it. BRAVO’s spring gift card promotion, available from Monday, April 9–Sunday, June 17, is the ideal gift for moms, dads, and grads! For every $100 in gift cards purchased, guests will receive a free $25 bonus card, redeemable Monday, June 18–Friday, Aug. 31. The spring gift card promotion is available for purchase in BRAVO restaurants and online. Also, you can make a reservation online which is perfect!