Step into our Sardinian restaurant on the Upper West Side and be prepared to be transported to the Mediterranean. The fresh ingredients we use in our dishes will take your taste buds on a journey to our home, the island of Sardinia. Experience authentic flavors from the Mediterranean and discover something new every time with our healthy, homemade Sardinian cuisine.
About Olive Oil
There are about 6 million olive trees in Sardinia, producing oil for local use and exports. It rivals the best olive oil from anywhere in Italy and beyond. Olive oil is a fundamental building block in many of the dishes on our Sardinian menu, as well as a condiment for our homemade focaccia.
Extra virgin Sardinian olive oil is made from a blend of local varieties, including Bosana, Nera di Villacidro, Tonda di Cagliari, and Semidana. The resulting oil is green to yellow with a light bitter and spicy note.
Nutritional Value of Olive Oil
Did you know that the people of Sardinia have some of the longest lifespans in the world? This is no coincidence. Sardinians have been consuming olive oil for centuries. Perhaps one of the secrets to their longevity lies in this healthy source of fat.
Olive oil’s health benefits have been known for centuries. For one, it’s packed with antioxidants that scavenge harmful free radicals from the body, which can damage cells and lead to inflammation. Olive oil also contains heart-healthy fats that may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. Studies have also shown that olive oil can improve cognitive function and protect against age-related mental decline.
Popular Items with Olive Oil
Looking to add some olive oil to your diet? Here at Arco Cafe, we serve a variety of foods that are prepared using high-quality olive oil. For pasta lovers, try our ricotta cavatelli with broccoli rabe and pork sausage or whole wheat malloreddos with mixed vegetables and green peas. If you prefer something spicy, Sardinia’s own fregola with mushrooms, shrimp, and salmon in spicy garlic and olive oil sauce is the way to go.
We also offer salads like our Mediterranean and Brussels sprouts salads, both drizzled in olive oil dressings. Indulge in a healthy source of greens to get nutrients and a bounty of flavor.
Why Choose Arco Cafe?
We are open 7 days a week to satisfy your craving for Sardinian Italian food, no matter when it strikes. Or try takeout or delivery. Every dish is made to order, so you can trust that the food will come hot and fresh. We also offer a rewards program, which gives you 1 point for every dollar spent. Redeem your points on your next online order or use them when you dine in with us.