Mama Catena's - Better Than Ever
Mama Catena's has reopened, thank goodness! I miss their smiling faces and their unparalleled food. The dining room is bigger and better than ever. The menu is bigger and better than ever. The wine list is bigger and better than ever.
For our dining pleasure the other night we started off with the Bruschetta, a savory combination of fresh tomatoes, shards of garlic, fresh basil and grated pecorino sitting atop their signature in the house prepared bread. My wife had the Parpadelli tossed in a delicate sauce prepared with pancetta, oil, and garlic than generously dusted with grated pecorino and fine white pepper. I had the Veal Milanese. The crispy breaded veal cutlet was served with a lemon infused arugula and a side dish of perfectly prepared spaghetti with oil and garlic. To have had a red sauce on the pasta with this delicate veal would have just been stunad.
The wine was excellent and reasonably priced. The dining room was packed and our service was excellent. I can't wait to go back and try all the new things on the menu! They are located at 711 Babbitt Rd. in Euclid Ohio. Phone number 216-261-1168. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM and Friday and Saturday till 11 PM .Be sure to stop in to Mama Catena's soon and tell them the Observer sent you.