Cafe Italia


Serves two

  • 2 4-oz. lobster tails
  • 8 16/20 count shrimp
  • ó c. olive oil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. white onion
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 whole red chili peppers
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled
  • 1/4 c. clam juice
  • 8 oz. fresh fish, cubed
  • 8 10/12 count scallops
  • 10 mussels
  • 8 clams
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • ó c. dry vermouth
  • 2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh fennel, chopped
  • ó tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • Lemon slice and parsley for garnish

Clean and butterfly the shrimp and lobster tails. In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil and add the onion, garlic and red chili peppers. Sauté until the onion clarifies. Crush the tomato into the oil then add the clam juice. Bring to a simmer then add all the seafood. Add the butter and the dry vermouth, basil, fennel and oregano. Simmer about 5 minutes or until seafood is cooked. Serve in a soup bowl and garnish with lemon slice and chopped parsley.

Cafe Italia

160 English Landing Dr, Parkville, MO 64152 • 816-584-0607

Cafe Italia is a full-service family restaurant in scenic downtown Parkville that provides a unique dining experience. Cafe Italia prepares all the pastas, bread, ravioli, deserts, etc., in-house daily from scratch. We offer a full-service bar and a great selection of wines and Italian beers. We have a beautiful outdoor patio that overlooks downtown Parkville, the Missouri River and the stoic Park University campus. We also have private dining facilities that can handle parties up to 300 and offer off-premise catering for any number. Whatever the occasion, Cafe Italia will make it a memorable one. Offering the finest in authentic Italian cuisine, Cafe Italia is open 7 days a week for dinner and will certainly please even the most discriminating diner.

Recipe courtesy of Cafe Italia and Kansas City Originals Restaurants.