La Civetta a Vintage Italian Restaurant on Main Street
For this Cape restaurant review we focus on a restaurant that brings “old world traditions to the new world.” La Civetta brings genuine food from Emilia Romagna, a North Eastern Italian region. They use only the best and freshest ingredients. With an emphasis on only the highest quality you can taste with each bite.
We went out for dinner at Osteria la Civetta recently, to celebrate our plans for the up coming season. As always the meal was outstanding. We decided to start by sharing a Fall Salad, one of the specials on the chalkboard in the main dinning room. Insalata Autunnale, was wonderfully refreshing. It had two types of basil, radishes, apples, celery, parsley and endive. It was topped with a balsamic vinaigrette, pesto dressing and was as flavorful as it was beautiful. As his entrée, Bill decided on the Halibut Alla Mediteranea. It was baked halibut with tomatoes, basil, Sicilian olives, capers, onions and a white wine sauce. He enjoyed that selection with a glass of Italian white wine.
I chose the Arosto di Vitello. It was a veal shoulder roast with fresh herbs wrapped in pancetta and served with braised endive. I also enjoyed my meal with white wine. The Arosto di Vitello is without question a choice that I will recommend to Palmer House Inn guests.
Of course what celebratory meal would be complete without a proper Italian chocolate dessert. We decided to share one of chef Pozzetti’s signature offerings. Salame de Ciccolato, is one of the items that the chef will be demonstrating during our March 28th cooking class. When it arrived at table, we just had to admire the artfully designed plate. It was almost too pretty to eat but the aroma of the deep rich chocolate was irresistible and all of that rich Italian chocolate was soon a memory. We ended this perfect evenings meal with limoncello and a quiet stroll home to the Palmer House Inn. Another perfect evening in Falmouth.
Cape Cod Cooking Classes and Chef Pozzati
Head Chef Pozzati has been the executive chef at Osteria la Civetta for the past 4 years. He has also been one of the featured chefs for the Palmer House’s Cape Cod Cooking Class Getaways. He is an expert on the tradition of Italian Cuisine including regional and local variations and always presents a delightful class. Click for more information on last year’s class on Tagliatelle alla Bolognese Class 2013 or for information on our 2014 Cape Cod Cooking Class Getaways.
La Civetta is located just a few steps from the Palmer House in Main Street.
Osteria La Civetta
133 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
While all of our rooms have their own Cape Cod charm, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room, or the Emily Dickinson room. All three rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your dining adventures in Falmouth.