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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine
The menu includes mussels in a tomato and wine sauce ($10.95), imported linguine with minced sea clams in a white-wine sauce ($16.95), veal alla saltimbocca topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese ($25.95), and meatball sandwiches with three housemade meatballs and baked cheeses ($9.95). Traditional spaghetti can be topped with marinara, meat sauce, or romano sauce ($11.95–$14.95), with the option to add meatballs or sausage (extra $2.95), while lighter appetites can be satisfied with salads, such as the greco, which combines mixed greens, feta cheese, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, red onion, pepperocini, and lemony dressing ($10.95).
Giuliano, an Anticoli Tavern
The Anticoli family has piled plates high with homestyle Italian fare made with imported pastas and cheeses, freshly caught shrimp, and fresh vegetables since opening its first restaurant in 1931. Though they have emphasized serving quality Italian cuisine for more than 80 years, they recently decided to focus on creating an authentic Italian experience, renaming the eatery after the family's ancestral Italian home and cultivating an atmosphere reminiscent of a trattoria. Terracotta colors wash over walls hung with pictures of the old country and of the Italian prime minister's jazzercise class, and carved, wooden roman columns support a wine bar festooned with cascading vines.
The Italian priority of bringing together family and friends over good food is echoed throughout cozy red booths where diners dive into spaghetti with hearty meat and romano sauce, herb-griddled pork chops, or hand-dipped spumoni dishes. The revelry continues outside on the breezy back patio, which is open seasonally or whenever the chefs feel the urge to make snow angels.