Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Café Sicilia in Bedford.
Café Sicilia’s chefs slice vegetables and sauté meat to craft classic, Italian cuisine. Diners can test incisors on appetizers such as stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat ($4.95) before migrating mouths to more substantial servings of seafood, veal, and pasta. The seafood fettuccine sways taste buds with a triple threat of sautéed shrimp, scallops, and crabmeat awash in alfredo or pink sauce ($11.50). The veal Siciliana similarly sates with luscious layers of eggplant, ham, and gooey cheese ($10.50). For lighter fare, diners can grab submarine sandwiches ($5.75–$6.50) or fractions of made-to-order pizza pie charts ($8.25–$16.45). Verdure votaries can venture fork-first into the rigatoni Arabiata with an entanglement of rigatoni noodles sautéed with green pepper, mushrooms, and onions ($8.50).
Café Sicilia’s cozy, friendly atmosphere welcomes guests for lunch or an evening of dining and dancing around sore subjects, namely the inability to dance.
New York-style pizza and Italian-style Italian food fill the menu at Café Sicilia, a casual neighborhood joint with a welcoming feel. Served by the pie or slice, sizzling pizzas are topped with canadian bacon, mushrooms, capers, artichokes, and other standard or specialty toppings and give off the aromas of toasted crust and melty cheese. Deep dish, sicilian-style pies pack an extra hearty punch, while stromboli and calzones transform the slice into a more compact culinary vehicle.
Outside the pizza realm, Café Sicilia's chefs plate fettucini alfredo, baked ziti, tortellini, and lasagna. Kids can tuck into spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmigiana, while parents feast on zuppa de pesce, an assortment of seafood layered in zesty marinara. Culinary expeditions conclude with tiramisu, cannoli, and plain or chocolate cheesecake.