When we first came to New York in 2014, we had the goal of bringing along the taste of home – Sardinia. We created many dishes that were well known to Italian food lovers but unfamiliar to locals. One thing’s for sure though – they all had fresh ingredients. Thanks to loyal customers, we have grown over time because our guests keep coming back, and recommend Arco as a place to get good Italian food.
Tomatoes are a staple in Sardinian cuisine. They’re often used in sauces, soups, and stews, as well as eaten fresh. It is believed that tomatoes reached Sardinia before mainland Italy, due to the Spanish conquerors bringing them from the New World. At Arco, we use fine-quality tomatoes in many of our sauces to give the genuine Sardinian taste.
Sardinia is well-known for its delicious tomatoes. The climate and soil of the island are perfect for growing this tasty fruit.
Nutritional Value of Tomatoes
Tomatoes are not only delicious, but they’re also good for you. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin A and lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage. It has been linked with a reduced risk of some chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Tomatoes are also packed with vitamin C – just one medium tomato has about 28% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
Anyone who has picked a tomato off the vine knows how delicious they can be. Out of season, cherry tomatoes are reliably good. At Arco, we use them in sauces and salads. We also select the highest quality Italian canned tomatoes, which are grown in volcanic soil and harvested at the peak of freshness. No matter how you eat them, tomatoes are a delicious and healthy food that should be a part of your diet.
Popular Items with Tomatoes
From pasta and appetizers to our main courses, at Arco Cafe you’ll have plenty of dishes featuring tomatoes to choose from. Try with our appetizers like seafood stew in light tomato broth or mussels with spicy, fresh tomato sauce. A number of our pastas, including The options for pasta malloreddos, conchiglie, and busa – use tomatoes in our vegetable or meat sauces. And if that’s not enough tomatoes, get a Mediterranean or kale salad to share with friends. These salads are studded with fresh, ripe cherry tomatoes.
Why Choose Arco Cafe?
When you visit us at Arco Cafe, we want your dining experience to be exceptional. That’s why all the food is fresh and made from scratch every single day with only premium ingredients – never any mixes or shortcuts. We also have many options for those who prefer gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan food. Speak with our servers and see what’s available for you.
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