Fraschetta: Keeping Italian Fare Authentic in Bryn Mawr
July 5, 2016 | klein
According to a Philadelphia Inquirer food critic, Fraschetta "keeps it authentic in Bryn Mawr." The authenticity he was talking about refers to the Italian culinary traditions that its chef inherited from his family, namely his grandmother. It's her recipe that dictates the creation of the ricotta cake with pine nuts, a popular way to end a meal at Fraschetta.
But before you get to dessert, make your way through the menu's antipasti, primi, and secondi sections. If you don't do meat, order the caciotarro vegetarian platter to start. It's packed with Roman cheeses and seasonal veggies. For something meatier, try the polpette veal pork beef meatballs with tomato sauce and kale pesto. In the primi section, you'll find dishes such as handcrafted pasta with oxtail, pecorino cheese, and cocoa powder, plus linguini with littleneck clams and mushrooms. Save space for a secondi entree, like the grilled strip steak or seared Cape Cod scallops.