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DINNER  WITH The Cicalas


Sit down for Sunday Dinner with Chefs Joe and Angela Cicala and partake in this beloved tradition of Italian families. Whether you’ve been searching for a nostalgic experience of your Italian or Italian-American childhood or have been waiting to be adopted by an Italian family for the food alone, the Cicalas invite you to their table to eat, drink, laugh, and eat some more.

Dinner with The Cicalas brings guests together over a shared, family-style meal featuring Joe’s and Angela’s favorites from their very own Sunday Dinners. Celebrate their foods and traditions, all while the classics play from Dean Martin, Louis Prima, and Frank Sinatra.


Guests will be seated at a communal table in Cicala Restaurant’s dining room where they’ll be joined by hosts Joe and Angela for dinner. The menu changes each month but will always include welcome light bites, followed by the family-style meal. This month’s menu is below and is $95 per person. (Additional beverages, tax, and gratuity not included)








Cozze in Bianco

Steamed mussels, garlic, white wine, parsley, red pepper flake


Eggplant Involtini

Thin strips of fried eggplant filled with ricotta and basil,

baked in San Marzano tomato sauce


Salumi & Cheese

assorted Italian charcuterie & cheeses





Penna alla Primavera

Penne, ricotta, peas, onion 


Maccheroni alla Chiatarra

House-made maccheroni, sweet sausage,

San Marzano tomato, basil, garlic





Chicken Vesuvio

Roasted lemon-rosemary chicken, roasted potatoes


Stuffed Peppers

Rice, bread, onion, celery, carrot, Parmigiana Reggiano,

San Marzano DOP tomato sauce


Cicala Big House Salad

with homemade croutons




Neapolitan Ice Box Cake

vanilla, pistachio, cherry semifreddo, chocolate crumble



Assorted Italian cookies

Our Story:


While Cicala Restaurant was under construction in 2018 and 2019, Joe and Angela

started to offer “Sunday Gravy” dinner experiences in their South Philadelphia rowhome to

help fund the restaurant. Guests came from all over to learn how to make a traditional, Italian

Sunday dinner, cooking together then sitting down to enjoy the meal together afterwards. “We

welcomed everyone into our home like family. To see an entire group of strangers coming together for just a few hours to create and share a meal together, and then leave as friends, was one of the most rewarding experiences we’ve ever had in our culinary careers. While we will be doing all the cooking at ‘Dinner with The Cicalas’ at our restaurant, we can’t wait to sit down once again with our guests and share in the meal. Come over for dinner!”

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