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, (available seasonally), 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.

*  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 with rosemary

 

*Pallotte di Cacio e Uova

Fried “meatless meatballs” of bread, egg, parsley, pecorino cheese, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

 

*Eggplant Involtini

Fried strips of eggplant, filled with ricotta, basil, parmigiano, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P.

Grilled Octopus

Heirloom bean salad

                 
STUZZICHINI  MENU

*Pizza Fritte

San Marzano 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 Skewer

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 San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, parmigiano

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3 COURSE MENU  $85 PP

                                                                         

NOTE: Affettato Misto For The Table

Assortment of house-cured salumi and traditional southern Italian antipasti  

can be added to any menu at an additional $10 per person.  

ANTIPASTO  

Polpette di melanzane 

Eggplant “polpette”, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, shaved juniper smoked ricotta

 

Burrata alla primavera

Imported Pugliese burrata, fava beans, mint, crispy guanciale vinaigrette

 

Carpaccio di manzo

Dry aged PA beef carpaccio, charred ramps, shaved pecorino

 

PRIMI

Gnocchi al Ragu

Potato gnocchi, dry-aged PA beef ragu Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Risi e bisi

Arborio risotto, English peas, Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Tortelli all’aglio orso
Charred ramp and ricotta di bufala-filled tortelli, brown butter, sage,

Parmigiano Reggiano

 

 

SECONDO

Agnello in padella
Pan-roasted lamb striploin, Sicilian eggplant caponata, toasted pine nuts, mint

 

Pesce del Giorno

Mediterranean seabass filet in “acqua pazza”, olives, capers, garlic,

Piennolo Del Vesuvio tomatoes D.O.P.

 

Tagliata di Manzo

Pan-roasted dry aged PA beef strip loin, “Robuchon-style” potatoes,

royal trumpet mushrooms, rosemary jus

 

 

 

 

 

 4 COURSE MENU  $95 PP

NOTE: Affettato Misto For The Table

Assortment of house-cured salumi and traditional southern Italian antipasti  

can be added to any menu at an additional $10 per person.  

ANTIPASTO  

Polpette di Melanzane 

Eggplant “polpette”, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, shaved juniper smoked ricotta

 

Burrata alla primavera

Imported Pugliese burrata, fava beans, mint, crispy guanciale vinaigrette

 

Carpaccio di manzo

Dry aged PA beef carpaccio, charred ramps, shaved pecorino

 

PRIMI

Gnocchi al Ragu

Potato gnocchi, dry-aged PA beef ragu Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Risi e bisi

Arborio risotto, English peas, Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Tortelli all’aglio orso
Charred ramp and ricotta di bufala-filled tortelli, brown butter, sage,

Parmigiano Reggiano

 

SECONDO

Agnello in padella
Pan-roasted lamb striploin, Sicilian eggplant caponata, toasted pine nuts, mint

 

Pesce del Giorno

Mediterranean seabass filet in “acqua pazza”, olives, capers, garlic,

Piennolo Del Vesuvio tomatoes D.O.P.

 

Tagliata di Manzo

Pan-roasted dry aged PA beef strip loin, “Robuchon-style” potatoes,

royal trumpet mushrooms, rosemary jus

DOLCI

Babamisu
Rum-soaked Neapolitan brioche,
tiramisu cream, crispy phyllo

Pompeii Circa 79AD 
Flourless “torta caprese”, dark chocolate, spicy Calabrian orange marmalade,
gelato “al Sant’Oronzo”, fennel seed taralli

Cannoli Siciliani

2 hand rolled cannoli shells filled with 

sweetened chocolate chip ricotta

Gelato & Biscotti

3 scoops of our house made assorted gelato

(Flavors change daily)

 

 

 

 

TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN

   FAMILY STYLE "SUNDAY DINNER"

 

FULL MENU $65 pER pERSOn

NOTE: Affettato Misto For The Table

Assortment of house-cured salumi and traditional southern Italian antipasti  

can be added to any menu at an additional $10 per person.    

Involtini di Melanzane

Baked eggplant, ricotta, basil, marinara 

Prosciutto di Parma

Imported Parma prosciutto aged 18 months

Burrata alla primavera

Imported Pugliese burrata, fava beans, mint, crispy guanciale vinaigrette

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

 

 

 

hot & cold SPECIALTY Stations 
 

PASTA STATION  

 $45 pp (choose 2)

Gnocchi  Sorrentina,

tomato, 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, basil, garlic

PORCHETTA STATION  

 $45 pp 

Hand-carved porchetta with broccoli rabe and roasted long hot peppers

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, mussels, shrimp cocktail, crudo, crab legs 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. Available seasonally only)

 

 

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

 

  • 1 house red wine, 1 house white wine        (Sommelier's choice)

  • 2 types craft beer

  • Call spirit cocktails (Smirnoff vodka, Gordon's gin, Bacardi rum, Old Granddad bourbon, Ezrabrooks rye, Casamigos tequila.

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

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

 

 

$75 PER PERSON 

INCLUDES OPEN BAR FOR

3 HOURS

  • 1 premium red wine, 1 premium white wine, (Sommelier's choice.)

  • 2 types of craft beer 

  • Top shelf cocktails Grey Goose vodka, Bullet bourbon, Bluecoat gin, Espolon or Codigo tequila, Smith & Cross rum, Dickel rye

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

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

 

CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES available 

 

                                     

            

Cocktail
KID'S mocktail Parties

$20 pp MOCKTAILS ONLY, 
ADD 6 TYPES OF STUZZICHINI FOR ADDITIONAL $15 PP


Give the kids a cocktail party of their own with passed finger foods and cool 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