If you live in Hollywood, Florida, or are visiting the area, you may be asking yourself, “Where can I find an Italian restaurant near me?” Whether you’re in the mood for a light appetizer, a hearty pizza, a pasta dish, eggplant, or a meat-based entree, Sebastiano’s Italian Restaurant has got you covered.
A Taste Of Italy
Sebastiano’s Italian Restaurant is one of Hollywood, Florida’s favorite Italian restaurants as a Hollywood Boulevard tradition since 1985. Offering both dinner and carry-outs, Sebastiano’s is a South Florida classic.
If you’re in the mood for a particularly tender, delicate red meat option as an alternative to beef, you may be asking yourself, “Where can I find an Italian restaurant near me that serves veal?” Veal is very low in fat and is a traditional ingredient in Italian dishes. A fried veal cutlet is known in Italy as cotoletta, Italian for “little rib.” Cotoletta is the main ingredient in a number of Old World favorite dishes.
The Different Dishes We Offer
At Sebastiano’s Italian Restaurant, we have seven vitello (veal) dishes on our menu: Tetrazzini, Parmigiana, Cordonblue, Piccata, Marsala, Saltimbocca, and Francese. That’s a lot of veal variety! Here is a little bit about each one.
Veal Tetrazzini: Tetrazzini is an Italian-American pasta dish named after an opera singer. Luisa Tetrazzini lived at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where chef Ernest Arbogast would make her her favorite dish of pasta with diced turkey, mushrooms, cream, and Parmesan. Sebastiano’s bakes our Veal Tetrazzini in a casserole dish, and our pasta of choice is fettuccine.
Veal Parmigiana: Parmigiana is a traditional Southern Italian dish beloved in Sicily and Campania. In this dish, the cotoletta is layered with Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce.
Veal Cordonblue: “Cordon bleu” is French for “blue ribbon.” A blue ribbon was a high honor given to Renaissance-era French knights, and French chefs began using the term to refer to food of an exceptionally high quality. In this delicious entree, a thin veal cutlet is wrapped around a slice of ham and a slice of cheese, then fried.
Veal Piccata: In Italy, piccata dishes are sliced, sauteed, and served with a sauce of lemon, herbs, and butter. Italian chefs traditionally serve their piccata entrees as a second course, after pasta. Sebastiano’s pasta of choice is spaghetti, our sauce contains wine and capers, and we serve the pasta and veal piccata together.
Veal Marsala: Marsala is an Italian-American favorite made with mushrooms and a Marsala wine reduction. It’s a close cousin to traditional Italian Scaloppine dishes. Marsala is a Sicilian city, and its characteristic beverage is a red wine that comes in sweet and dry varieties.
Veal Saltimbocca: “Saltimbocca” is Italian for “jumps in the mouth.” The cotoletta is stuffed with provolone cheese and wrapped in prosciutto.
Veal Francese: “Francese,” or French-style, dishes were actually popularized by American G.I.s returning from World War II, bringing back their taste for French foods with them. As such, it’s more popular with Italian-Americans than it is in Italy. Our Veal Francese is sauteed with lemon and sherry.
Come Into Sebastiano’s Italian Restaurant Today!
Come in and find out why South Florida locals call Sebastiano’s “The Best Italian Restaurant Near Me!” You can visit our website to see our selection of food at sebastianositalianfood.com or to make a reservation you can call 954-983-1924.