PRIVATE DINING AT CICALA

  

    AUTHENTIC, SOUTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE IN A LUXURIOUS, HISTORIC SPACE.

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Cicala is available to host a variety of events from cocktail parties to formal occasions.

We offer a number of options for your special event and our dedicated staff ensures that

every detail will be attended to.

Our romantic dining room features 7 chandeliers, historic exposed brick walls, an antique,

hand-carved Italian wood bar, wine room, and an intimate lounge area.

This opulent space is available for exclusive use for parties of 75-125 guests, and for smaller

groups of up to 35, elegant drapery allows for a semi-private dining experience.  

Our outside patio is also available for parties

and can seat 50 for a sit down dinner and more for stand up receptions.

We offer a variety of dining options for large parties

including 3 and 4 course menus, as well as family style dining.

Any party exceeding 10 guests is considered a large party.

TO BOOK AN EVENT OR TO SCHEDULE A VISIT TO OUR PROPERTY

EMAIL: ANGELA@CICALARESTAURANT.COM

 

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COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS

We offer two types of cocktail receptions which are perfect to add on to any event, along with a variety of beverage packages. 

“Aperitivo” is how Italians do happy hour in Italy, and consists of small bites called “stuzzichini”, and cocktails.

 

APERITIVO AT THE BAR

Our bar area will be reserved exclusively for your guests with predetermined beverage package. Choice of stuzzichini, served on the bar buffet style.  Great for a casual event or pre-dinner cocktail hour.

 

$35.00 PER PERSON/PER 2 HOURS

Choice of 6 stuzzichini

 

BUTLERED STUZZICHINI

 

$35.00 PER PERSON/2 HOURS

Choice of 6 stuzzichini

 

 

MINIMUM 15 PEOPLE.

MUST INCLUDE A BAR PACKAGE OR MEET A MINIMUM IN BEVERAGE SALES. 

*Available for 1 hour at $20 per person only if followed by a seated dinner.

                 
STUZZICHINI  MENU

*  Denotes vegatarian dish

 

Olive Ascolana

Breaded and fried stuffed olives, filled with pork,

chicken & mortadella

 

Scampi

Shrimp sauteed in garlic, extra virgin olive oil,  toasted almonds, breadcrumbs

 

*Bruschetta al pomodoro

Classic bruschetta. Tomato, basil, garlic,

 red onion, extra virgin olive oil

 

Arrosticini

Skewers of grilled baby lamb cooked over coals

 

*Pallotte di Cacio e Uova

Fried “meatless meatballs” of bread, egg, parsley, pecorino cheese, marinara

 

*Eggplant Involtini

Fried strips of eggplant, filled with ricotta, basil, parmigiano, marinara sauce

Grilled Octopus

Heirloom bean salad

*Pizza Fritte

Tomato, mozzarella, basil

 

*Escarole & Fagioli

Escarole, cannellini beans, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flake, bruschetta

 

*Arancini Siciliani

Aborio rice, saffron, peas, tomato, mozzarella

 

Tuna Crudo

Bruschetta, Sicilian pistachios

 

*Caprese

Mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil

 

White Anchovy Crostino

Capers, lemon, extra virgin olive oil

 

*Caponata

Sicilian eggplant agro dolce, on bruschetta

 

 *Gnocchi

House made potato gnocchi with tomato, basil, parmigiano

 

 

 

family style dining

 

(summer menu)

A fun and casual dining option great for family and friends. Courses are served in sharable portions for the table. 

Our menu options change seasonally, but we offer our Neapolitan Family Style Dinner menu year round.

Choose from four different family style menus below:

 

** AFFITTATO MISTO** 

Assortment of house-cured salumi and traditional southern Italian antipasti for the table 

can be added to any menu at an additional $15 per person. 

 $75 per person 

 

 

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane
eggplant, basil, bread
crumb, marinara

 

Burrata Pugliese

Imported Pugliese burrata, baby artichokes “sott’olio”, summer truffle vinaigrette

 

PRIMI

 

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Ricotta gnocchi, Ischia-style rabbit ragu, English peas, Parmigiano Reggiano

Orecchiette di Grano Arso

“Burnt grain” orecchiette, garlic, peperoni cruschi D.O.P., broccoli rabe,

pecorino sardo, fried bread crumbs

 

SECONDI

 Porceddu Sardu 

Sardinian-style suckling pig, myrtle leaf, broccoli rabe, honey-myrtle jus

Pollo alla Diavola

Charcoal grilled chicken, Calabrese spice rub, arugula salad, lemon vinegarette

 

 

DOLCI

Biscotti Assortiti

Assorted traditional Italian cookies

Cannoli Siciliano

Duo of chocolate chip & almond ricotta fillings

 

 

 

 

 

 $95 per person

 

ANTIPASTI

Polpette di Melanzane

eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Tuna Capaccio
Buffalo mozzarella, pepperoni Cruschi, olio verde

Burrata Pugliese

Imported Pugliese burrata, baby artichokes “sott’olio”, summer truffle vinaigrette

 

 

PRIMI 

Paccheri alla Luciana  

Large tube pasta, Octopus ragu, olives, capers, garlic, oregano,

San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

Orecchiette di Grano Arso

“Burnt grain” orecchiette, garlic, peperoni cruschi D.O.P., broccoli rabe,

pecorino sardo, fried bread crumbs

 

 

 

SECONDI

Spigola al Forno

  Oven roasted branzino in “acqua pazza”, clams, mussels

Porceddu Sardu 

Sardinian-style suckling pig, myrtle leaf, broccoli rabe, honey-myrtle jus

Pollo alla Diavola

Charcoal grilled chicken, Calabrese spice rub,

arugula salad, lemon vinegarette

 

 

DOLCI

Scazzetta

Strega-soaked sponge cake, macerated strawberries,

lemon pastry cream, stawberry glace

Cannoli Siciliano

Duo of chocolate chip & almond ricotta fillings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$115 per person

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane

eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Affitato Misto

An assortment of our house cured meats

and sott’olio items

Polpo alla Brace

Charcoal-grilled octopus, baby yukon gold potatoes, salsa verde,

perserved lemon, arugula

PRIMI

 Ravioli alla Carruba

Oxtail-filled ravioli, carob, golden raisins, pine nuts, orange zest,

Parmigiano Reggiano

Paccheri alla Luciana 

Large tube pasta, Octopus ragu, olives, capers, garlic, oregano,

San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

Orecchiette di Grano Arso

 “Burnt grain” orecchiette, garlic, peperoni cruschi D.O.P., broccoli rabe,

pecorino sardo, fried bread crumbs

SECONDI

Manzo Tagliata 

heirloom tomato, negroamaro vinegar, local greens

Pollo alla Diavola

Charcoal grilled chicken, Calabrese spice rub, arugula salad, lemon vinegarette

Spigola al Forno

Oven roasted branzino filet in “acqua pazza”, clams, mussels

DOLCI

La Piccola Pasticceria

 Assortment of miniature traditional Italian pastries, cakes, and biscotti for the table

Gelati Misti

Assortment of house-made gelati 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN

"SUNDAY DINNER"

$65 pp

Involtini di Melanzane

Baked eggplant, ricotta, basil, marinara 

Prosciutto di Parma

Imported Parma prosciutto aged 18 months

Insalata Caprese

Tomato, basil, mozzarella di bufala, 

extra virgin olive oil

Ziti al Ragu Napoletana

Ziti with a traditional Neapolitan ragu of pork ribs,

meatballs, & sausage 

Baba au Rhum & Biscotti

Mini rum-soaked Neapolitan brioche,  

chantilly cream, amarena cherry

Assorted Italian cookies

 

 

 

 

3 and 4 coursE DINNERs

Guests will be presented with a menu of your choice from below, and may order one dish

from each course.

3 COURSE MENU  $65 PP

  ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane

eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Burrata Pugliese

 Imported Pugliese burrata, baby artichokes “sott’olio”,

summer truffle vinaigrette

Fiori di Zucca
Fried “ricotta di bufala” stuffed squash blossoms,

San Marzano tomato sauce

 

PRIMI

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Ricotta gnocchi, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Ravioli alla Carruba

 Oxtail-filled ravioli, carob, golden raisins, pine nuts, orange zest, Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Paccheri alla Luciana

Large tube pasta, Octopus ragu, olives, capers, garlic, oregano,

San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

 

 

 DOLCI  

Gelati Assortiti
Assortment of house-made gelati and sorbetti

Cannoli Siciliani

Duo of mini cannoli. Ricotta-chocolate chips and espresso fillings

 

 

 

3 COURSE MENU  $80 PP

 

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane

eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Burrata Pugliese

 Imported Pugliese burrata, baby artichokes “sott’olio”,

summer truffle vinaigrette

Fiori di Zucca

Fried “ricotta di bufala” stuffed squash blossoms, San Marzano tomato sauce

 

 

PRIMI OR SECONDO

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Ricotta gnocchi, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

Paccheri alla Luciana

Large tube pasta, Octopus ragu, olives, capers, garlic, oregano,

San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

Pesce del Giorno

Orata fillet in “acqua pazza”, olives, capers, garlic, Piennolo Del Vesuvio tomatoes D.O.P.

Porcedduu Sardu 

 Sardinian-style suckling pig, myrtle leaf, broccoli rabe, honey-myrtle jus

 

DOLCI

 

Gelati Assortiti

Assortment of house-made gelati and sorbetti

Babamisu

Rum-soaked Neapolitan brioche, whipped mascarpone , crumbled “sfogliatella”

 

 

 

3 COURSE MENU  $95 PP

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane

eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Burrata Pugliese

 Imported Pugliese burrata, baby artichokes “sott’olio”,

summer truffle vinaigrette

Manzo Tonnato 

Beef tartar, “salsa tonnato”, capers, celery, sea salt, olive oil crostino

 

PRIMI

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Ricotta gnocchi, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

Ravioli alla Carruba

 Oxtail-filled ravioli, carob, golden raisins, pine nuts, orange zest, Parmigiano Reggiano

Paccheri alla Luciana

Large tube pasta, Octopus ragu, olives, capers, garlic, oregano,

San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

SECONDO

Pesce del Giorno

Orata fillet in “acqua pazza”, olives, capers, garlic, Piennolo Del Vesuvio tomatoes D.O.P.

Porcedduu Sardu 

 Sardinian-style suckling pig, myrtle leaf, broccoli rabe, honey-myrtle jus

Agnello alla Piastra  

Pan-roasted lamb loin, Sicilian eggplant caponata, toasted pine nuts, mint

 

 

4 COURSE MENU   $125 PP

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane

eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Burrata Pugliese

 Imported Pugliese burrata, baby artichokes “sott’olio”,

summer truffle vinaigrette

Manzo Tonnato 

Beef tartar, “salsa tonnato”, capers, celery, sea salt, olive oil crostino

PRIMI

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Ricotta gnocchi, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

Ravioli alla Carruba

 Oxtail-filled ravioli, carob, golden raisins, pine nuts, orange zest, Parmigiano Reggiano

Paccheri alla Luciana

Large tube pasta, Octopus ragu, olives, capers, garlic, oregano,

San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

SECONDO

Pesce del Giorno

Orata fillet in “acqua pazza”, olives, capers, garlic, Piennolo Del Vesuvio tomatoes D.O.P.

Porcedduu Sardu 

Sardinian-style suckling pig, myrtle leaf, broccoli rabe, honey-myrtle jus

Agnello alla Piastra  

Pan-roasted lamb loin, Sicilian eggplant caponata, toasted pine nuts, mint

DOLCI

 

La Piccola Pasticceria 

“The Little Pastry Shop"Assortment of miniature traditional Italian pastries,

cakes, and biscotti for the table

            

hot & cold SPECIALTY Stations 
 

PASTA STATION  

 $45 pp (choose 2)

Gnocchi  Sorrentina,

tomato marinara, basil, smoked mozzarella

 

Gnocchi or Ravioli al Cacio Pepe

 Parmigiano cheese, black pepper

 

Agnolotti

Porchetta filled agnolotti, brown butter,

Sage, crushed amaretti cookie

 

Ravioli al Pesto  

basil, garlic, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil

 

Ravioli al Pomodoro

tomato marinara, basil, garlic

PORCHETTA STATION  

 $45 pp 

Roasted porchetta, broccoli rabe, long hots

SALUMI STATION

$55 pp

House cured and imported Italian charcuterie cut on our hand-cranked Berkel slicer. Assorted cheese breads, and jams.

RAW BAR  

$125 pp

Assortment of chilled oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, crudo, and lobster salad.   

   AFTER-PARTY PIZZA $45 pp 

Continue the party with pizza! 2 hours of Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas served on our outdoor patio or indoor dining room. Menu available upon request.

(Please note our latest timeframe is10pm -12 midnight.)

 

 

SWEETS STATION $15 pp

Assortment of traditional mini Italian pastries, cookies, and confections.

 

CREATE YOUR OWN CANNOLI $20  pp

An interactive and fun addition to your event!  Guests will fill our house made cannoli shells

with their choice of 3 types of sweet ricotta, and a variety of toppings. 

 

                                                             

 

                                                       

 

 

 

BEVERAGE PACKAGES

 

$55 PER PERSON 

INCLUDES OPEN BAR FOR

2 HOURS

 

  • 2 house red wines, 2 house white wines

  • 2 types craft beer, 

  • Well spirit cocktails

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Package may be extended at $20 per person for each additional hour 

 

 

$75 PER PERSON 

INCLUDES OPEN BAR FOR

3 HOURS

  • 2 premium red wines, 2 premium white wines, (Our Sommelier's choice.)

  • 2 types of craft beer 

  • Top shelf cocktails

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Package may be extended at $30 per person for each additional hour 

 

CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES available 

 

                                     

            

KID'S mocktail Parties $20 pp

Give the kids a cocktail party of their own with passed finger foods and cool mocktails. Choose 6 types of stuzzichini and 3 mocktails. 



 
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MOCKTAILS

(non-alcoholic)

The Beach Bear

Sparkling apple cider, colored sugar rim,

gummy bears, paper umbrella

Frozen Farmer

Strawberry sorbet, San Pellegrino Italian orange soda,

fresh berries, fresh basil  

Space Invader

Grenadine, blue curacao syrup,

lime simple syrup,

lemonade, rock candy stick 

 

Edible Clouds

Raspberry sparkling water, cranberry juice, cotton candy

STUZZICHINI

 

 

Mozzarella In Carrozza

fried buffalo mozzarella 

 

Polpette

mini meatballs

(pork can be substituted or left out)

 

Pizza Fritte

fried pizza dough, marina, basil

 

 Pigs In A Blanket

beef hotdogs wrapped in puff pastry

 

Zeppulelle di Zucca

fried zucchini bites

Pinzimonio

crudite of raw vegetables with dipping sauce 

Mini Sliders

mini beef hamburgers

Gnocchi

potato gnocchi, marinara, parmigiana

Pollo Fritte

fried chicken parmigiana strips

 

 Caprese

fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil skewers

 

Focaccia Pizzette

 house made focaccia bites with assorted toppings