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Tags: Italian
"Antipasto is the Italian equivalent of hors d'œuvre, meaning "before the meal," pasto = meal. In Italian cuisine, this typically consists of savory cold foods such as cheeses and raw or marinated vegetables, as well as cold cuts and cured meats such as prosciutto." -- Wikipedia

Antipasto at Fresco Bistro
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2009 May 12
Best antipasto in Ottawa! The plate is piled high with brie, provolone, calabrese, prosciutto, boiled eggs, pickles, olives, marinated artichokes, mushrooms, zucchinis and tomatoes and pesto. Use crusty bread to mop up the oil and spices used to marinate the veggies... delicious!!! Perfect for two; a steal at $8.75. I highly recommend!




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2006 Dec 2
An antipasto bar...!!

Found, at the Merivale Road location:

-- cheese-stuffed mushrooms
-- " " jalapenos
-- marinated artichoke hearts
-- stuffed grape leaves
-- asst'd mushrooms, olives, peppers in oil
-- bocconcini
-- etc etc

Very oily all told, but also pretty fresh and delicious.




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2007 Aug 3
I'm pretty sure the full name of this appetizer is Antipasto Di Mare. It was a sharing appetizer for about 2 people....came with smelts, mussels, shrimp, calimari (not the deep fried kind), smoked salmon and capers, hot peppers, and olives. Everything was great except for the wee wee wee size of the mussels. I've never seen them so small before! My friend had mussels in his pasta dish for his main and they were way bigger?! The smelts seemed a little dry to me but I don't think I've actually had them before so I have nothing to compare them to. The smoked salmon was almost 'melt in your mouth' good.



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2009 Mar 5
The antipasto at Fiamma is decribed in the menu as:
“Traditional Italian Meats, Pickled Veggies, Roasted Red Peppers, Garnished Appropriately.”

I for one am unsure if this dish is prepared on site (ie the Roasted Red Peppers) or if it is a case of a variety items that are purchased "as is" and then combined by the kitchen and presented on a nice plate or platter… I do know that the “garnishes” can change from visit to visit… although generally the plate includes the aforementioned Italian Meats, Pickled Veggies, Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Olives… the two items that seem to not be standard, and sometimes are included and other times are missing is the hard boiled egg and the fresh mozzarella (bocconcini). I must say I am a tad disappointed whenever the cheese is absent.

But overall, “The Man” and I love this plate… so much so, that often times we will order a salad with the small plate, or just have the large platter served with a side of the warm bread and a couple of glasses of red wine… makes a nice light dinner.

EDIT - I should also add that the portions are quite large (good value) and most of the time we take home leftovers.