Located in a strip mall off of route 206 in Hillsborough, Cafe Graziella is easy to pass by. But once inside, diners are transported to a beautiful, rustic Italian dining room. The restaurant actually offers four dining rooms and catering packages as well as dine in options. Cafe Graziella is a BYOB serving a variety of classic Italian dishes. For traditional Italian food, Cafe Graziella is a winner as the food is both memorable and full of flavor. The menu is also fairly large and accomodates a wide variety of tastes.
From homemade pastas to fresh seafood to classics like eggplant parmigiana and beef braciole, Cafe Graziella offers something for everyone. Starters include raw bar items like shrimp, lobster and crab cocktails and clams on the half shell as well as Italian appetizers like mozzarella in carrozza, which is fresh mozzarella fried in batter and served in a lemon and white wine sauce. The extensive pasta menu offers a variety of options for the pasta lover. Try classics like papardelle in bolognese, gnocchi, rigatoni vodka with peas and fresh prosciutto or linguine in clam sauce. The capellini positano is a must for those who love crab. Jumbo lump crab meat is tossed with angel hair pasta in a light marinara sauce.
The restaurant also offers a dessert menu with delicious items like tiramisu, cannolis and sorbets. There are a variety of specials that change daily that are not included on both the dessert and lunch/dinner menus. The chef is also willing to accomodate special requests.
Cafe Graziella is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.