As the saying goes, “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”. And we’ve got just the thing.

Bring your appetite to Prime at Saratoga National on Sunday nights through March 2018 for La Cucina Italiana (excludes 12/24 and 12/31). From 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, a can’t miss Italian buffet, live music from Chris Dollard and cannoli’s we woke up Monday morning dreaming about. The buffet is $32.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under eat for free!

The delicious options of La Cucina Italiana we’re endless, but we picked our 5 favorite dishes and man was it hard to do.

We’ve never met a pasta we didn’t like (literally), and the burrata raviolis in a creamy pesto sauce certainly did not disappoint. But before we get ahead of ourselves…

  1. Italian Antipasto
    An Italian antipasto, the beginning of every proper Italian meal, was a savory mixture of cured meats, assorted olives, pepperoncini, artichoke hearts and parmigiano cheese, dressed in oil and with sliced baguettes on the side. YUM.
  2. Shrimp Oreganato
    For the seafood lover in you, jumbo shrimp stuffed with breadcrumbs, minced garlic, a blend of herbs and spices, and served with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice. Do not underestimate these bad boys.
  3. Veal & Peppers
    For the meat lovers, veal and peppers is the ideal cold weather dish for the frigid nights ahead. Perfectly sautéed peppers and onions mixed with seared veal chunks and combined in a rich sage meat sauce.
  4. Burrata Raviolis with Pesto
    Enough said. A chef-manned pasta station offering alfredo, pesto or Bolognese sauces, mixed with your choice of bucatini (thick spaghetti with the hole through the center), lumache (small shells shaped like snail shells), or ravioli.
  5. Cannoli
    If you went to an Italian buffet and didn’t have a cannoli, did you even go to the buffet? Alright, I’ll stop. But seriously, the sweet cream and ricotta filled cannoli were to die for. Not to mention they were mini, so eating more than one is totally acceptable, right?

OK, stop the drooling. Until next time foodies (we won’t be hungry for a while).