When the weather is cool and wet in the Bay Area, few things are more appealing than warm, hearty food. Planning and preparing such meals every night is a lot of work, however. That is why winter dining in a beautiful restaurant is so inviting. Let us create the experience while you enjoy the company of your family and friends. Whether you seek a satisfying business lunch or a relaxing dinner with loved ones, the delicious Italian fare at Cucina Venti is perfect for this time of the year.
Tempting Italian Cuisine Lunch or Dinner in the Wintertime
If you are not familiar with the dinner menu at Cucina Venti, you will find much worth exploring. Tasty appetizers, salads, and flatbreads, savory entrees, and several exquisite pasta dishes await you.
To get started, you can order one or more appetizers to please your palate. Seafood is always a perfect choice in the Bay Area, and you might select from options such as grilled octopus with lemon, olive oil, and oregano; fried calamari accompanied by cocktail sauce, creamy aioli, and lemon wedges; and prawns sautéed in olive oil, chili flakes, and garlic. If you are not in the mood for seafood, try a cheese platter, zucchini cakes, or beef carpaccio (thinly sliced beef with crostini, shaved parmesan, and rosemary oil).
The salads and flatbreads will also satisfy hungry winter diners. Selections like a hearty beet salad or a classic Caesar salad are ideal for cooler days. Flatbread options include a duck confit flatbread with blackberry honey, goat cheese, fresh thyme, and sweet corn; a sausage and honey flatbread; and a flatbread with arugula and prosciutto.
The entrees are sure to please your palate as well as lift your spirits on a rainy day. Choose from items such as grilled salmon with sautéed spinach; braised short rib accompanied by polenta (which has been referred to as a superfood for winter); chicken breast sautéed in Marsala wine and served over mashed potatoes; and pan-seared sea bass with saffron risotto.
Pasta is a classic Italian restaurant favorite for multiple reasons, including versatility. We offer an array of pasta dishes, such as porcini mushroom ravioli in a cream Marsala sauce or linguine with grilled chicken and spinach in caper sauce. You may also opt for one of our pastas with a red-sauce base, including lasagna with mozzarella and provolone; pappardelle pasta with Bolognese sauce; or the ever-popular spaghetti with meatballs.
So Much to Savor
The bliss of Italian cuisine sustains you during the cooler, often rainy winter days in the Bay Area! Come relax with us in the lovely ambience of our Mountain View Italian restaurant. Cucina Venti is a wonderful setting for wintertime celebrations with friends, cozy family dinners, and romantic lunches. Call us today at (650) 651-4838, and also feel free to contact us online for reservations.