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visit an Italian 

coppersmith 

Step into the workshop of  Coppersmith, Cesare Mazzetti. This third generation Italian artisan is still creating beautiful copper pieces at his anvil, working well into his 80's. His copper pots are especially great for cooking risotto, fish, and pastries. Visit him in person on our tours to Italy.

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Longing for Neapolitan style pizza but don't have a wood fired oven at home? Chef Joe Cicala shows you how to make a Neapolitan

pizza in a regular oven

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One of the most important holy days in Italy, La Festa di San Giuseppe, (St. Joseph's Day), celebrates the arrival of spring and Father's Day. Try our recipes for Sicilian sfingi, spaghetti con le briciole, and the decorative bread, pane di San Giuseppe and get a perspective on the holiday from a few locals in Italy.

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Sunday

 Morning Focaccia

Chef Angela Cicala bakes focaccia in Montepulciano, Tuscany. This light and fluffy focaccia with a crispy, salty crust borders on a savory cake, and is perfect to dip in a good quality extra virgin olive oil.

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A bright basil pesto from Genoa with the addition of potatoes and string beans with garganelli pasta. Perfect summer dish!

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CHEF CICALA

BUILDS A 

PIZZA OVEN

During the Covid-19 quarntine, Joe Cicala built a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven in backyard.   See the process from start to finish.

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A traditional, savory, Easter bread from Naples filled with cured meats and cheese. 

CASATIELLO

EASTER BREAD

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Join us on one of our small, private culinary  tours to Italy. Our Napoli and The Amalfi Coast itinerary captures the true spirit of the people of the region of Campagna, with amazing cuisine and gorgeous views.    

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Catch a glimpse of what our guests experience on our Sicilian tour. We visit Palermo, harvest salt in Marsala, dine at a Michelin Star restaurant in Ragusa,  fish with locals in the Egadi Islands, make pasta with Chef Joe Cicala's family in Messina province, visit wineries on Mt. Etna and more!

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OUR WOOD-FIRED

OVEN IS BACK

In 2014 Joe Cicala traveled to Napoli to buy a Gianni Acunto wood-fired oven. When he and his wife Angela left the restaurant in 2017 they thought they would never see their oven again. But thanks to restaurant owners David Feola and Scott Calhoun of Ember and Ash, their beloved oven comes home to their new restaurant in the Divine Lorraine.

CONTACT US

INFO@CICALARESTAURANT.COM
267.886.9334

CICALA AT THE DIVINE LORRAINE

699 N BROAD ST
PHILA PA 19123

 

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