Dinner at Sirena

I’m a little behind on my restaurant reviews. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, my dinner group had dinner at Sirena Cucina Italiana on Granby Street in Norfolk. Sirena is Italian for mermaid and mermaids are the symbol Norfolk has adopted, so the owner used that for the name of the restaurant. Cute 🙂

Sirena Cucina Italiana

So here’s how it went:

  • Keith ordered caprese salad for us all to share. I love caprese salad, and they do it right at Sirena.
  • I had Veal Parmigiana (veal breaded and sauteed, covered with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce and broiled) – it was wonderful. Came with spaghetti with marinara sauce and was enough for me to bring half home for Dan.
  • Keith had the mushroom tagliatelle special (wild mushroom sauce over tagliatelle pasta) and it was great. He said the caprese salad was good and the tiramisu was fresh and tasty.
  • Barbara had Pollo (Chicken) Marsala (lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms); she said it was great, and was a generous portion.
  • Karen had Pasta Pomodoro (linguine with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil) – she really enjoyed it, and it too was a generous portion.
  • I think Susan also had the mushroom tagliatelle and enjoyed it.

During dinner, we were talking about pasta shapes and how there are so many. I went looking for a pasta shape glossary, and found this: pasta shapes

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