Lunch Specials for Friday, July 21, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only Monday – Friday (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Linguini Prosciutto With Green Peas in Pink Sauce

Sandwich: Chicken Salad Sandwich With a Small Garden Salad

Salad: Venetta Salad

Pizza: Small Smoked Salmon Dill Cream Salad

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Linguini Shrimp Carciofi

 

Ravioli, origin and curiosities

Ravioli, origin and curiosities

There are many ways to cook ravioli and all these recipes are delicious, but do you want to know more about the history of this pasta?

The origin data of ravioli are highly uncertain and any version can be considered completely true. First, there is a document of Guglielmo Malavalle, who died in 1157, and he mentions a paste which is the predecessor of the current ravioli. In contrast to today, those before were rounded and were stuffed with ricotta and turnip greens, along with seasonings to add flavor. In fact, turnip greens were known with the name of rabiola.

There are documents of 1243 that specify that ravioli are a specialty of Cremona, in Lombardia region, but they were spreading in different cities of Italy. The initial name for ravioli was raviolo, which meant that the pasta was wrapped with a filling inside.

Although nowadays ravioli are stuffed with vegetables, ricotta, meat and what you can imagine, even with pasta of different colors; in the past it made for Sunday lunch with the family, women kneading dough and stuffed with ricotta and vegetables.

You can also make ravioli at home stretching thin dough and putting portions of filling in a row, at a distance of 4 cm from each other and then covering them with dough, pressing and cutting around in a square. And if you want to feel like at the past, try to make ricotta and turnip greens!

Did you know all these curiosities Ravioli?

 

Lunch Specials for Thursday, July 20, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only Monday – Friday (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Farfalle Baby Shrimp With Sundried Tomatoes, Oil Garlic & Pesto

Sandwich: Turkey Sandwich With a Small Garden Salad

Salad: Baby Mix Green Salad With Blackened Chicken, Onions Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Hearts

of Palm & Cilantro Dressing

Pizza: Create Your Own Calzone Two Toppings

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Rosemary Chicken With Vegetables & Potatos In a Rosemary Mustard Sauce

 

Lunch Specials for Wednesday, July 19, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Spaghetti Mini Sausage In a Light Marinara Sauce

Sandwich: Sausage Sandwich With Small Garden Salad

Salad: Mexican Style Salad With Chicken

Pizza: Small Prosciutto Pineapple Pizza

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Roasted Chicken With Potatoes & Salad Topped with a Butter Garlic Sauce

 

Lunch Specials for Tuesday, July 18, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Linguini Chicken Marsala

Sandwich: Caprese Sandwich With a Small Garen Salad

Salad: Caprese Chicken Salad

Pizza: Small Grilled Veggie Pizza With Feta Cheese on Top

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Salmon Lemon Caper Sauce