February 25th, 2010 by Whitney Shae – Comments (16)
Piatto Cucina Italian Restaurant will be opening its doors Monday (March 1st) for lunch! Owners Marcia Harris and Angelo Amabile were gracious enough to invite us in for a “sneak-peek” and boy were we in for a surprise! Piatto is a celebration of tastes in Italian cuisine. The standard here is “to do as little as possible to the best possible ingredients, secured locally wherever possible, and pair wines with dishes to bring out the harmony of flavors.” From my opinion, I got exactly that. The ingredients were 100% fresh making the end product a beautiful blend of natural flavors.
Brian and I loved every dish that was offered to us. Chef Marcus Vause has a wonderful way of mixing fresh ingredients without a lot of First was the Genovese Pizza – Pesto, goat cheese, grilled diced eggplant and shredded mozzarella all atop a wonderful daily made crust that was the perfect amount of soft & crispy.
The next dish was Chicken Borgata – Pan seared chicken breast, artichoke hearts,Kalamata olives, diced fresh tomatoes and white wine. This was Brian’s favorite dish. First, the chicken is slowly roasted over a rotisserie then pan seared, skin on, with the other vegetables and white wine. The flavors, when eaten together complemented each-other immensely. It was one of those aftertastes that I wanted to keep in my mouth long after it was gone.
Lastly was the Rice ball, which was my favorite…There is nothing like it anywhere in Tulsa. Originating in Sicily, I didn’t know what to expect at first, but the smells coming from it were that of gourmet fried food. With a wonderful, crisp, flaky outer shell that held all the treasures inside, the filling was still by far the best part. Picture perfectly cooked rice with a layer of soft cheese melting over the top of a thin layer of ground beef & herbs. We didn’t notice this on the menu, but I know I will be asking for it next time we go in!
For more information about Piatto, check out our friend Tasha’s post: Oh Angelo: Piatto Opens in Tulsa Hills. Check this new place out for yourself and let us know what you think! I think it may just be the next “hot spot” in Tulsa!
Here are links to the Piatto Menus:
Mon – Thurs:
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Piatto Cucina Italia
Tulsa Hills Shopping Center
71st St. & Hwy. 75
Tulsa, OK 74132