Before opening this offbeat spot, Norberto Garita, a native of Puebla, Mexico, cooked at Il Posto in Southfield, where he learned the intricacies of Italian cuisine. He prepares both cuisines with the help of his wife, Silvia Rosario Garita, and each side of the menu is appealing. A new parking lot and outdoor brick-enclosed terrace doubles capacity in warm weather.
(Prepared with eggplant and cheese on a bed of tomato sauce)
(Prepared with baby arugula, fresh mozzarella and Roma tomato)
(Fried calamari and zucchini, served with a side of homemade marinara sauce)
(Mantovana sausage, served with bell peppers, potato, Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce)
Bis di Pasta
(Half strozzapreti (twisted pasta) served with Mantovana sausage, tomato and cream with black truffle.
Half cavatelli (pasta shells) served with portobello and porcini mushrooms with cream)
Linguine El Barzón
(Prepared with linguine, littleneck clams, shrimp and tomato sauce with white wine, garlic and pepper flakes and served with
Lobster Ravioli alla Vodka
(Homemade ravioli stuffed with lobster in a creamy vodka sauce)
Chile Relleno de Queso
(Green poblano pepper, stuffed with cheese, egg washed and flash-fried, topped with tomato sauce)
(Skirt steak, grilled and topped with salmoriglio sauce, paired with cheese tamale on the side, and served with rice and beans)
Barbacoa de Chivo
(Oven roast of goat, roasted for four hours)
(Pan-seared Mediterranean sea bass, prepared with white wine sauce, artichokes and cherry tomatoes.
Served with potato and chef’s choice of vegetable)
(Chicken breast, sautéed with lemon-caper white wine sauce, spinach and potato)
(Chicken breast sautéed with Marsala wine sauce and served with mushrooms, spinach and potato)
(Yellow sponge cake, soaked in milk)
Tiramisù (Lady fingers, soaked in espresso, brandy and mascarpone)