Fried stuffed olives and Proscuitto di Parma.
We started with the stuffed fried olives (very tasty) and the Proscuitto di Parma: flatbread and wonderful proscuitto with fresh-made ricotta and pineapple mostarda (photo above). In a word, excellent. Honestly I could make a lunch out of the flatbread and would love every minute of it!
See below for further details on what we ate. For a special occasion restaurant, I recommend this place wholeheartedly. It's also nice that they offer lunch; this creates an occasion to try some of the lighter dishes and end up with a lower price point.
Calamari in Sicilian tomato zupetta - perhaps the most delicious part of the meal. This is enough for a light lunch entree (with the bread).
Black spaghetti with rock shrimp, scallions and calabrese sausage - quite spicy and salty with a unique taste. Next time I'd like to try one of the pastas made in-house.
Porchetta - special of the day. This was a bit heavy, especially with the potatoes, but the meat was very flavorful.
Gelato with a cookie - yum.
Sicilian hand dropped zeppole.
These light, delicious doughnuts with thick chocolate on the side were an absolutely outstanding finish to the meal.