It is OFFICIALLY the first day of Summer this month, on June 21 and what better way to spend it than with great company and even better food?! If we are granted with plenty of sunshine then it makes for a perfect day out at the coast and stopping by our Sunderland restaurant along Roker Beach, or if the weather isn’t so great, hide away from the summer showers and join us at our Jesmond spot, perfect for a cosy meal with true, hearty Italian cuisine! We have rounded up our favourite authentic Italian dishes that we think will be big hits on our menu this Summer so all you have to do is come and enjoy! Felice Estate! (Happy Summer!)
Mozzarella Garlic Bread
A bread basket with a serious upgrade! Why not order one of our DELICIOUS Mozzarella Garlic Breads to nibble on while choosing what you are going to have for your meal? Loaded with carbs, it’s certainly an indulgent treat with a true Italian twist – just smelling it makes us weak at the knees!
Spiedini di Pesce
This starter dish is the perfect light fish dish with a squeeze of citrus tones! It consists of a mixed kebab skewer of grilled fresh tuna chunks and king prawns served with a light lemon dressing, both healthy, nutritional AND yummy! Imagine dining over this dish under the sunshine?!
Our Pollo Piccante is our delicious chargrilled chicken breast, with a roasted pepper, tomato, garlic and chilli sauce! Rich in both taste and texture and protein – it’s a great dish to enjoy throughout the summer!
Crudo & Rucola Pizza
Of course a pizza special HAD to be on our list of Summer must-have dishes! Our Crudo and Rucola pizza is a mixture of Parma Ham, Rocket and Parmesan shavings. A light and fresh take on pizza, it’s perfect to box up and take the rest home if you can’t quite finish it!
Ice-cream is the PERFECT pudding to finish off a hearty Italian meal – and we have an array of flavours from Pistacchio, Limone, Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla – ideal for little ones too to keep them happy through the summer holidays!
You can’t get any more traditional for an Italian dessert than Antico’s classic Tiramisu! Consisting of savoiardi (ladyfingers) dipped in coffee, then layered with a mascarpone mixture topped with a dusting of cocoa, YUM!
Quadrato al Cioccolato
Sometimes after a big meal, all you want is a good bit of chocolate! And our homemade brownie serves just that! Plated with our rich vanilla ice-cream it’s the perfect finishing touch to your Antico culinary experience!
Book Your Table
If these Authentic Italian Recipes for summer have got your tummy rumbling and taste buds tingling, then you know what to do! Book a table with us by giving us a ring on 0191 281 2990 (Jesmond) or 0191 567 1414 (Sunderland) and we look forward to welcoming you very soon!