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Feast of the Seven Fishes Dec. 22

Feast of the Seven Fishes Dec. 22

Toscano’s will offer the traditional Italian Christmas Eve celebration – the Feast of the Seven Fishes. This tradition comes from Southern Italy (from whence came John’s grandparents and Joe’s great-grandparents), where it is known as La Vigilia, or The Vigil. It commemorates the anticipation (Vigilia di Natale) for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. Why seven fishes, you ask? One theory holds that the number seven is the most repeated number in the Bible; it appears more than 700 times!

Toscano’s Feast of the Seven Fishes will offer seven seafood dishes to be served family style at each table. Reservations are required for this event, beginning at 3:00. Remember to bring a bottle of your favorite go-with-seafood wine.

First Course

Marinated Fresh Anchovies
Seafood Antipasta
Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
Smoked Tuna with Caper Mayo

Second Course

Linguine Aglio e Olio with Anchovies
Linguine with Calamari in Red Sauce
Penne with Crabmeat in Vodka Cream Sauce

Third Course

St. Peter’s Fish with Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Herbs
Baked Baccala in Red Sauce
Baked Eel in Red Sauce
Pan Fried Smelts
Eggplant Parmesan


Italian Cookies and Cannoli
Coffee and Tea

Call 215-362-8002 for reservations