Cafe Veloce: A User’s Guide
Classic Italian Fare | Popular Chicken Scampi | Motorcycle-Racing Theme
Appetizer: bruschetta, with toasted chianella bread, garlic, roma and sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncini, green peppers, olives, romano and fontina cheese, and basil
Pasta: quattro formaggi, with penne pasta in a creamy alfredo sauce topped with fontina, provolone, parmesan and bleu cheeses, fresh basil, and herbs
Pizza: benelli, with Italian sausage, mushrooms, garlic, marinara, provolone cheese, fontina cheese, basil, and other herbs
Most Popular Item: the scampi. Made with chicken or shrimp, the dish mingles mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, green onions and herbs in a creamy lemon butter alfredo sauce.
What to Drink: Cafe Veloce is serious about its beer, offering 20 American craft brews by the bottle and another 8 on tap, which rotate regularly. Beer connoisseurs can look for IPAs, sours, and Lambics selected by Nick, the house beer enthusiast.
Fun Fact: Cafe Veloce’s owners are passionate about the Italian pastime of motorcycle racing, and evidence of their fandom can be found throughout the restaurant in the form of memorabilia, pictures, and even entire restored motorcycles by famed Italian manufacturers such as Ducati.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Catch some rays Juanita Beach Park (9703 NE Juanita Drive), and cool off with a dip in the waters of Juanita Bay
After: Belly up to the bar at Lucky 7 Bar and Grill (12715 NE 124th Street), a low-key sports bar with darts, pool tables, and 20 beers on tap