Calamari

Calamari means squid in Italian, and a few decades ago, it was almost exclusively Italian restaurants that served it. But the tender, crisp-fried, mildly nautical rings, served with marinara sauce or cocktail sauce for dipping, have become a favorite appetizer in all kinds of restaurants, seafood restaurants especially, as well as one of the nation’s favorite bar foods.

Restaurants With This Dish

Neptune’s Net

MALIBU, CA

Diner breakfast: bacon, eggs, hash browns & toast
Lowell’s

SEATTLE, WA

Calumet Fisheries

CHICAGO, IL

Bowl full of seafood in herbed tomato sauce, accompanied by toasted sourdough bread
Tadich Grill

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Mussels, prawns, and crabmeat pack a bowl of zesty red soup
Saffron Salmon

NEWPORT, OR

Purdys Farmer & the Fish

NORTH SALEM, NY

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