Why Italian Food is The Best Choice for a Family Meal
Here at Antico, we are an authentic Italian restaurant, providing only the finest of Italian cuisine, therefore it is no surprise that we believe that Italian food is the best choice for your family. No matter how big or small your family may be, there is always something for everyone on our menu and nobody leaves our restaurants feeling unsatisfied! Let’s get in to why Italian food is the best choice for a family meal…
Something For Everyone
One of the greatest things about Italian food is that there is always something for everyone, even the fussiest of eaters. Our menu here at Antico offers a wide range of Pizza’s (including the classic Margherita, Prosciutto & Funghi, Piccante and many more.) Pasta dishes that include Lasagna, Strozzapreti Calabresi, Orecchiette all’Agnello, etc) and Il Mare dishes such as Tagliatelle alla Spagnola (Chorizo and tiger prawns dish), Trofie ai Frutti di Mare (Shellfish and seafood), Tagliolini allo Zafferano and vegetarian options such as Cannelloni, Risotto ai Funghi, Caprino Al Forno and many more.
Ingredients That Are Good To Your Body
A brilliant factor about Italian cuisine is the goodness it is packed with. Using an array of different flavours, herbs and spices, you can guarantee that any Italian dish served up at Antico is rich in taste! Garlic is a popular ingredient mixed in, and boasts many health benefits, for example, it can combat sickness and colds, the active compounds can reduce blood pressure and it improves cholesterol levels which can help to lower your risk of heart disease!
Another popular ingredient incorporated often in Italian dishes is oregano. Reducing inflammation, high in antioxidants, aid reducing viral infections and can help to fight bacteria are just some of the health benefits derived from consuming oregano.
Tomatoes are incredibly important in Italian cooking to add a simple rich flavour; but did you know that tomatoes are also good for your heart health, can aid in the prevention of cancer and they are beneficial for your skin!
Mushrooms are quite the key ingredient to a good Italian pizza or pasta dish too! And did you know just how many nutrients mushrooms are packed full with? They are great for improving your digestion, can help reduce your risk of cancer and they can help you live a longer, healthier life as a diet rich in antioxidants can protect cells and help the body cope with the normal oxidative stress that damages healthy cells. And of course last but not least, another important ingredient used in Italian cooking is obviously – WINE!
Our Antico Dishes Of The Month –
We have hand-picked some of our favourite creations that are on our menu here at Antico Jesmond and Sunderland for our dishes of the month! They are all great for families to try out and enjoy and we guarantee you will love them and want to come back for more!
#1 – Caprese di Battipaglia v
Pearls of buffalo mozzarella served with vine tomatoes, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil dressing.
#2 – Pollo ai Funghi
Chicken breast served with sautéed mushrooms in a creamy sauce.
#3 – Crudo & Rucola
Parma ham, rocket and Parmesan shavings.
#4 – Risotto ai Funghi v
Creamy mushroom risotto served with truffle oil
Treat your family to a delicious authentic Italian meal this weekend and book a table with us! If you are based in the Newcastle area then why not try out our Jesmond restaurant, on 15 Osborne Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2AE or if you are heading out for a day along the coast then why not head to our Roker restaurant in Sunderland on Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND. Give us a call today on 0191 281 2990 (Jesmond) or 0191 567 1414 (Sunderland) to book your table today!