Piatto Cucina Italiana "Sneak-Peek" Open Monday

By on February 25, 2010

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:

Piatto Lunch Menu
Piatto Dinner Menu

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
(918) 770.0719

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  1. amber

    February 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    It sounds awesome! I have been looking for a good Italian place in Tulsa and have yet to find one :)

  2. Brian Schwartz

    February 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    The chef comes from the Salerno region south of Naples. But the dishes seem to reflect the cooking of other regions as well. That is not surprising since this is historically one of the most cosmopolitan regions of Italy. The Greeks settled it long before the Romans came in. Even after the fall of Rome, their civilizing influence remained. In the 13th century, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II ignored his German homeland and made his capital in nearby Naples. He was one of the most learned and scholarly rulers ever, tolerant and humane too. So this should be a very civilized restaurant!

    One other thing: you have a big problem with the website. I have broadband but in order to get the page to load I have to click on it, go downstairs, chat with friends, smoke a cigarette, if I don’t wait at least five to ten minutes all I get is a blur. Every other website loads in seconds but with yours (or should I say OURS) if I check my mail during the five minutes, the page disappears and I have to start again.

    • admin

      March 2, 2010 at 12:03 am

      Thanks Brian, I am working on this the site is gaining A LOT of users fast!

      I guess it’s a good problem! We just need to get advertiser to help pay for the expence of hosting the site.

    • Staff

      March 7, 2010 at 7:10 am

      Brian, we have made many updates to the website in the past week! Checkout the homepage load time now! What do you think? Thank you for your comment! :)


  3. Lisa

    March 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    We visited Piatto Cuccina last evening and I cannot give it stellar reviews. We ordered the Antipasto and I will say that the ingredients were fresh, the meats, the mozzarella and the olives – very good. For our meals we ordered a cheese pizza and the Chicken Marsala. The pizza did have a nice thin crust and the sauce was tasty but it was just okay. The Chicken Marsala was lacking in the marsala. It really tasted more like a beef broth than marsala. Finally, the bread seemed old and dense. We really weren’t impressed and will not be returning any time soon.

    • BAKings

      March 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

      I echo Lisa’s thoughts on the Chicken Marsala. Another in our party ordered the Veal Piccata and it was lackluster, much like the Marsala. The appetizers and meals of pizza and pasta ordered by others were good. The service was great. Don’t know that we’ll make the trek to Tulsa Hills to visit the Piatto again.

  4. Victoria Santagata

    April 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I have ate at Piatto several times and enjoyed my selections thus far. Fresh food and all homemade is a treat.
    It is great to feel appreciated and greeted by the actual owners.
    Local businesses produce more jobs and tax receipts for Tulsa than big box stores do. Remember our local companies are more likely to utilize our banks and services.
    We’ve all had a bad day in the kitchen so give them a break and try it again. Keep your money local and preserve Tulsa character!

  5. chicca

    April 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I’m an italian dancer working for Tulsa Ballet, I heard about the restaurant and I’m looking forward to come!!!!!! I can’t wait to have dinner in an italian restaurant which make real italian recipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. ThomasL

    April 18, 2010 at 8:41 am


    You may want to try Ti Amo’s, which is truly excellent, and their lunch menu is a great value. Also try the Napoli’s location in Owasso, which is less fancy, but has excellent, authentic cuisine.

  7. Angie

    April 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Tried Piatto for lunch recently. The mussels appetizer was great – not overcooked, and flavorful broth. The pesto linguini was not impressive – the pesto looked and tasted like the kind you get in the refrigerator section at the grocery store. A little pricey for lunch, in my opinion. Might try it again, but then again, there are several other really good Italian restaurants in Tulsa, so, maybe not.

  8. Yvonne

    June 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I had the pleasure of eating at the Piatto Restaurant this past weekend. What an absolutely wonderful experience! The food was better than excellent!!! The service was excellent!!! I am telling everyone if they’ve not tried the Piatto Restaurant, they need to. What a fabulous place and the environment is very warm and inviting!
    Wonderful, wonderful place to dine!!!
    I am a huge fan now!!! Thank you for coming to Tulsa Hills!

  9. Edward

    June 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    The food was good, but I was really disappointed that they only served 3 pieces of large (not Jumbo) shrimp in the Risotto alla Greco. This is the description:
    Jumbo shrimp, asparagus, oven dried tomato, parmesan cheese.

    I think for $19 they could at least serve 5 pieces of shrimp.

  10. Matt

    July 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I went to piatto this weekend and did not like it at all. I ordered Bistecca which was a plat of thinly sliced boring sweet itialian sausage(Johnsonville?)mixed with flavorless thinly sliced beef, chicken that tasted and looked like the stuff I get on a mazzios pizza raw bell peppers and canned mushrooms. The sauce was like a watery beef broth and the dish was served with nothing? No rice no pasta nothing. Wife had rissoto grecco undercooked but tasetd like the sauce was the base to cook the shrimp. The atmosphere was good and the thought was good but I couldn’t stop thinking about what gordon ramsey would say. If this restaurant would go the extra step away from canned and frozen product and perhaps cook more to order it would be a wonderful place to visit.

  11. Dominick

    July 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I went to Piatto for lunch yesterday and had the seafood ravioli. The taste was out of this world delicious and the service was top notch. Very warm and cozy restaurant and I will be back. Affordable and delicious, with great service. What more can one ask for.

  12. Pamela

    July 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Our family went to Piatto for dinner and it was awesome! The seafood ravioli was wonderful. Each of us had something different; all good. Service was excellent. You should try it! We definitely dine there again.

  13. M.S.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Worst food and service EVER!

    Not only did I wait an hour for my food (there were only 7 tables besides me), when I recieved it, it was inedible. Their bruschetta is probably the worst I’ve ever tasted. The tomatoes were old, tasteless and mushy, with zero flavor, spices and no olive oil to be found (yes, I did scrape it off of the bread). Their lasagna, “a family recipe”, tasted like a frozen TV dinner.

    It seemed as if our waitress was completely incompetent. I asked her a question and she said she didn’t know the answer, but she’d find out (by the way I just wanted to know if they had fat free dressing). Before she came back, she delivered 2 sets of drinks, taken 2 orders and served bread to the table behind us. After 12 minutes (I timed her) she said they didn’t have fat free dressing. Our water glasses were never refilled and we had to hail down other servers to do her job.

    In a nutshell….I will never return to this restaurant. I’ll stick to my 4 and 5 star restaurants, because this must be a 2, maybe 2.5 at best.

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