For some reason when we think about celebrating special occasions, Italian comfort food always seems like the best option. That’s why for Valentine’s Day you should get cozy and celebrate with Olazzo! This local Italian eatery is owned by second-generation Italian brothers whose parents taught them everything they needed to know about making fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. You taste the love in every dish!
The menu is extensive with plenty of apps and entrees to share for the perfect date night. Favorite apps are the bruschetta and the stuffed dates with goat cheese and mint. Entree favorites are tough to decide because everything is so good but the shrimp and crab rosé pasta dish earns rave reviews and is a little pink in color which screams Valentine’s Day treat!
If you don’t want to dine in quite yet, you’re in luck! Their family takeout meals are pretty delicious, too. You can grab freshly baked ciabatta, a salad, your choice of entree, and cannoli or tiramisu for dessert. Throw in a bottle of wine with your order and you’ll get it 50% off. A perfect deal for Valentine’s Day!Read More
Sitting beside your date, you peruse the menu for a moment, then look into each others’ eyes as the waiter heads into the kitchen to place your order. The most delicious plate of spaghetti, topped with more than half a dozen meatballs and coated in tomato sauce and parmesan cheese. As you dig in, you and your Valentine find yourselves sharing a single spaghetti strand. You’re a street dog, sharing your supper with a show-quality spaniel.
That might a scene out of a Disney classic but, with Pacci’s Trattoria, you can recreate your very own Lady & the Tramp moment this Valentine’s Day. And, better yet, spaghetti and meatballs isn’t the only classic dish you can enjoy. Pasta, pizza, calzones, salads, antipasti, and more make up their traditional Italian menu. Pollo alla marsala or penne alla vodka, bruchetta al pomodoro or shrimp al limone, and margherita or quattro formaggi pies, you can customize your canine recreation with endless combinations of il buon cibo.
Of course, there’s no need for a holiday to enjoy your favorite sorts of Italian food. Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner at Pacci’s any time of year, or order online for delivery to enjoy your favorite pizza, pasta, or other dishes from your favorite spot on the couch.Read More
A lot has changed in the past year. For one thing, staying home became the new going out. That theme is going to hold through this month, at least, which is why you should start planning for an at-home Valentine’s Day. Begin with these creative ideas.
- Plan a picnic in the living room. It may be too cold to head outside for a picnic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the romantic experience indoors. Lay out your picnic blanket on the living room floor, light a few candles, and serve up a beautiful charcuterie platter and some other simple finger foods.
- Make a meal together. In the mood for something more gourmet? Make the date about the process of cooking instead of just enjoying the meal. Pick a new recipe, gather the ingredients, and set up your cook station with everything you need to get going (and maybe a glass of wine or two).
- Have a movie marathon. Do you and your significant other love romcoms? Pick your faves and set up the living room for a romantic movie marathon! Make sure you have plenty of cozy throw pillows and blankets, your favorite snacks and drinks, and your top films all queued up and ready to go.
- Set up a spa night. One way to show that you care is by pampering that special someone. If you’re not comfortable going to the spa for a couples’ massage, bring the spa to you! Diffuse a calming scent, like lavender, and dote on your significant other with a neck or foot massage.