TRATTORIA GOURMET PIZZA AND BREADS
108 West Corbett Avenue, Swansboro, N.C. (910) 326-5001 www.trattoria1.com Open Mon,Thu-Sun 11am-10pm; Tue-Wed 4pm-10pm Authentic and passionate about flavor, Trattoria marries crucial staple spices with an unbeatable freshness. It’s Italian food as it’s meant to be: hearty, with juicy vegetables, creamy sauces and overwhelming palate-pumping portions. It’s accomplished without the pedestrian, overused distractions, like stereotypical Mediterranean decor or Dean Martin serenades. Homemade, century-old family sauces make up the menu here, and they’re cooked-to-order. Never will customers find a bucket of sauce on a shelf, with a thick, gelatin skin coating it. In its place one will taste smooth and milky parmesan cheeses, fire-roasted nutty garlic sauces with hints of butter and honeyed tomato gravy that’s neither tart nor brackish on the palate. The homey atmosphere is very down to earth, as owners Kathy Forcella and Salvatore Fontana are busy engaging everyone around them, just like family.
DINNER OPTION ONE: $17.99/person
Bread Basket Homemade with hot olive oil, basil, garlic and oregano.
Combination Platter featuring hand-breaded veal cutlet and homemade meatball parmesan in Trattoria’s family-secret red sauce.
Homemade cannoli OPTION TWO: $14.99/person
Bread Basket Homemade with hot olive oil, basil, garlic and oregano
Pasta Carbonara served with sautéed bacon and tomatoes in a pink cream sauce.
COURSE THREE — CHOOSE ONE::
cannoli, Chocolate Lovin’ Spoonful cake, tiramisu or Spumoni cheesecake
ALSO OFFERED DURING RESTAURANT WEEK: Any party of four or more automatically gets a free desert of their choice with any meal during Encore Restaurant Week.
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Encore Restaurant Week, October 19-23, 2011 in downtown WIlmington, NC