PICK OF THE WEEK:
5190 S. Valley View Blvd.
at West Ali Baba Lane, 597-0604
Volare means "to fly" or "go quickly," and you can fly in to Café Volare for a great breakfast or lunch and then go quickly. But relax and take your time. All menu items are in Italian with English subtitles, such as frittata al tre formaggio (three-cheese omelet). Cornetto con uovo is scrambled eggs topped with Swiss on a croissant. Breakfast entrees are served with rosemary roasted potatoes. Among the paninis (grilled sandwiches) are chicken cutlet, vegetable, turkey and the Classico, ham, arugula and choice of fontina or mozzarella cheese. Other sandwiches are hamburgers on ciabatta, valigies (chicken pesto, turkey club or veggie wrap) and sfilatinos (Italian roll sandwiches) such as polpettine (meatball), tuna, marinated sliced beef and the Italian with Genoa salami, spicy ham, mortadella and provolone. There are soups and salads, including Caesar, albacore tuna and Insalata Volare made with romaine, mozzarella, carrots, celery, avocado and garbanzo beans. The coffee is delicious, as are the cappuccinos and caffe lattes, and they all go great with cannoli, the light pastry shell filled with sweet ricotta cheese. Breakfast begins at $4.95 and paninis at $7.95. Café Volare is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
— Jack Bulavsky