Lunch Launches At Cibo Matto

Photo: courtesy Cibo Matto

After pulling rave reviews from nearly every critic in town, Cibo Matto chef Todd Stein is turning his attention to the expense account crowd: he’s just launched lunch service. The menu is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a midday nuovo-Italian kitchen: salumi-studded salads, a selection of pastas, and an edited by-the-glass wine list. We must draw attention, though to the fried mortadella panini (accented with balsamic vinegar, red onions, and cow’s milk mozzarella): that is basically a fried bologna sandwich, and you have now been officially granted clearance to eat it wearing business attire. Read on for the full lunch selection.

Buffalo Mozzarella and Heirloom Tomatoes with Cucumbers, Parsley and Watercress - 10
Oven-Cured Tomato Bruschetta with Pesto and Ricotta - 10
Tomato Bread Soup with Fontina and Basil - 8
Antipasto Plate: Salumi, Pickled Vegetables and Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese - 10

Entree Salads
Belgian endive and shaved raddichio, chicken, gorgonzola dolce, pinenuts, lemon dressing - 14
Arugula and shaved fennel, grilled shrimp, apples, candied walnuts, ricotta salata - 16
Romaine, watercress, tomatoes, avocado, chicken, prosciutto di parma, blue cheese dressing - 14
Frisee, romaine hearts, mixed greens, pancetta, soft scrambled eggs, ciabatta toast - 14

Entrees and Pasta
Roasted lake superior whitefish, pepperonata, parsley, villa manodori balsamic - 20
Bucatini carbonara, pancetta, egg yolk, pecorino romano, cracked pepper, calabrian chilis - 16
Rigatoni pasta, cured tomatoes, laughing bird shrimp, baked ricotta - 16
Grilled lamburger, tomato marmalade, minted yogurt, butter lettuce - 16
Fried mortadella panini, balsamic, red onions, cow’s milk mozzarella - 14
Grilled eggplant panini, roasted pepper, arugula, cow’s milk mozzarella - 14

Hazelnut Mocha Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Tuaca Sabayon - 9
Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Compressed Summer Melon Citrus Gelee - 9
Assorted Gelato and Ice Cream - 7

Lunch at Cibo Matto runs Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Lunch Launches At Cibo Matto