Christmas in Italy is a two day feast; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Cenone is the traditional Italian Christmas Eve feast. While each region has its own tastes and ritual dishes, everyone eats fish on holiday eves to purify the body and get it ready for the big feasts that follow. All over Italy, eel is the traditional centerpiece of the cenone, with other courses built around fish.
At Mario’s, we create our own special version of cenone. Offerings include Traditional Christmas Eel, Pistachio Crusted Snapper and Sweet and Hot Calamari. Homemade Lasagne Bolognese, or the succulent locally sourced Pork Rib Chop Saltimbocca will satisfy any non-seafood eater. You can view our menu here.
Join us this Christmas Eve and let our family feed your family. Buon Natale!