Often over shadowed by its older sibling across the street, Broders’ Cucina Italiana is a little known foodie paradise. Its quick grab and go cafe atmosphere is perfect for a great last minute dinner, lunch or takeout which is what differentiates it from the pasta bar’s slight inconvenience of always being overcrowded. The food is very authentic and well prepared with an extensive menu to choose from. Anyone fascinated by foreign products or unique food products in general will delight, as I do, over the expanse of goods imported from Italy. Many of the products, such as pasta, vinegar, candy and gelato to name a few, are in Italian which elaborates on a cultural shopping experience for the globally intrigued. I find much joy looking around to see what they have while waiting for my food.
As a customer, you can order pasta dishes such as the delicious Mac and Cheese or the Spaghetti Parmesan, in addition to sandwiches, pizza, salads, and anti-pasta. I love the tomato mozzarella sandwich on a baguette. It’s simply perfect. The pizza is Italian style thin crust and offers many traditional and innovative flavors. There is a case of all the prepared salads and such where you can go and pick them up to bring home.
In addition to freshly prepared meals and the groceries, the Cucina has an assortment of homemade desserts and a coffee station with the ability to brew up plenty of gourmet drinks. I recommend the caramel flan and the cheesecakes which changes flavors everyday. There are also imported cookies and small bits.
Together, Cucina Italiana is a great place to enjoy to quick meal, shop and just look around. The food is fabulous, the atmosphere’s refreshing and it’s easy!