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.

We offer a variety of dining options for large parties

including 3 and 4 course menus, as well as amily 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

 

699 NORTH BROAD STREET   THE DIVINE LORRAINE HOTEL   PHILADELPHIA, PA   19123    (267) 886-9334

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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

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

RAW BAR  

$125 pp

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

SALUMI STATION           $40 pp    

 

  

An assortment of salumi cut on our vintage style, hand-cranked slicer.

  • House made charcuterie

  • Italian imported salumi and prosciutto

  • Marinated sott’olio vegetables

  • Italian Cheeses

  • House made breads and jams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROASTED PORCHETTA STATION  

 $55 pp

 

  • Hand carved roasted porchetta

  • Cannellini beans & broccoli rabe

  • Roasted long hots

  • Rosemary potatoes

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEATED DINNERS

4 COURSE MENU  $70 pp

 CHOOSE 3 FROM EACH SECTION

 

 

 

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane
eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara


Caprese Finta
heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, celery, oregano, basil, stracciatella

 

Tuna Carpaccio

buffalo mozzarella, pepperoni cruschi, olio verde

 

Insalata d’Estate

dandylion greens, arugula, fennel, guanciale “bacon bits”,

cantaloupe melon vinaigrette, crumbled Gorgonzola

 

Our shareable Affitato Misto is also available for the table as an antipasto course, which features

our cured meats and sott’olio items,  for an additional $15.00 per person.

 

 

 

 

PRIMI

Spaghetti all chitarra with “crab gravy”
“guitar cut” spaghetti, blue crab, San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, parsley

 

Tagliatelle
mushroom ragu, Parmigiano Reggiano


Risotto al Salsicca e Limone
Aquarello risotto, house-made pork sausage, Sorrento lemon, Parmingiano Reggiano

 

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
garlic, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flake

 

Fazzoletti
handkerchief pasta, braised lamb shoulder ragu

 

 

 

 

 

SECONDI

Tagliata di Manzo
Grilled NY striploin, rosemary, extra virgin olive oil arugula salad

 

*Cardoncelli alla Griglia
Coal-roasted Royal Trumpet mushrooms, sunchoke puree,

lemon-caper “gremolata”

 

Pollo al’ mattone
Lemon - rosemary chicken’ under a brick”, roasted potatoes

 

Costoletta di Maiale
Pan-roasted bone in pork chop, stonefruit caponata, rosemary jus

 

Spigola in Padella
Pan-roasted Atlantic sea bass, Ligurian potato and

greenbean salad, basil pesto

 

 

 

 

DOLCI

Baba au Rhum
Rum soaked brioche cake, summer berries,

Chantilly cream

 

Gelato Misto
Assortment of 3 house-made gelato, biscotto

Crostata di Mirtilli

Blueberry crostata, sweet corn gelato

3 COURSE MENU  $55 pp

CHOOSE 3 FROM EACH SECTION

Our shareable Affitato Misto is also available for the table, which features our cured meats

and sott’olio items, for an additional $15.00 per person.

 

ANTIPASTI

Polpetti di Melanzane eggplant, basil, breadcrumb, marinara

Caprese Finta
heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, celery, oregano, basil, stracciatella

Tuna Capaccio
Buffalo mozzarella, pepperoni Cruschi, olio verde

Insalata d’Estate
dandylion greens, arugula, fennel, guanciale “bacon bits”,

cantaloupe melon vinaigrette, crumbled Gorgonzola

 

 

PRIMI & SECONDI

Spaghetti all chitarra with “crab gravy
“guitar cut” spaghetti, blue crab, San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, parsley

Tagliatelle
mushroom ragu, Parmigiano Reggiano

 

Risotto al Salsicca e Limone Aquarello risotto, house-made pork sausage,

Sorrento lemon, Parmigiano Reggiano

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
garlic, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper

Tagliata di Manzo
Grilled NY striploin, rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, arugula salad

*Cardoncelli alla Griglia
Coal-roasted Royal Trumpet mushrooms, sunchoke puree, lemon-caper “gremolata”

 

Pollo al’ Mattone
Lemon - rosemary chicken cooked under a brick, roasted potatoes

Spigola in Padella
Pan-roasted Atlantic seabass, Ligurian potato and greenbean salad, basil pesto

 

Costoletta di Maiale
Pan-roasted, bone in pork chop, stonefruit caponata, rosemary jus

 

 

 

DOLCI

 

Baba au Rhum
Rum soaked brioche cake, summer berries, Chantilly cream

 

Gelato Misto
Assortment of 3 house made gelato, biscotto

 

Crostata di Mirtilli
Blueberry crostata, sweet corn gelato

                                                             

 

                                                       

 

 

 

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 PP FOR EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR. 

 

 

$75 PER PERSON 

INCLUDES OPEN BAR FOR

3 HOURS

2 RED WINES, 2 WHITE WINES, (PREMIUM WINES, OUR SOMMELIER’S CHOICE)

2 TYPES CRAFT BEER

TOP SHELF COCKTAILS

NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.