1991: the year of Silence of the Lambs and Nirvana’s Nevermind. Stamps were just twenty-nine cents and you could get beef carpaccio for $5. Ah, the good ol’ days of being in kindergarten and wearing stirrup leggings and Keds. 90s fashion is making a comeback, and for the month of November, so are 90s prices at Café Tiramisu. The North Beach restaurant is celebrating its twentieth birthday from November 1 to 30 with the original 1991 menu, and prices.
Executive Chef Pino Spinoso says the anniversary menu is a “way of saying grazie” to the community for continued support and patronage. So, what is a menu a la 1991?
- Black Peppered Beef Carpaccio: $5
- Mozzarella Fior di Latte: $7.50
- Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli: $8.50
- Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms, Asparagus and White Truffle Essence: $14
- Mixed Grilled Seafood Combo: $13
- Braised Rabbit: $13.50
- Individual Dessert Platter with Tiramisu, Profiteroles and Ricotta Cake: $3.50
Café Tiramisu offers three dining venues, for romantic dinner dates to large lunch gatherings. Your party can enjoy the cozy trattoria, the intimate wine cellar, or the al fresco dining reminiscent of Rome. And if you’re looking for a restaurant that’s served its fair share of A-listers, keep in mind that Café Tiramisu has fed the likes of REM, Green Day, Madonna, Robin Williams and Clint Eastwood.
The restaurant serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am until 3pm, and dinner Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Reservations are recommended.
28 Belden Place, between Pine Street and Bush Street
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