With a mission to be unique, Soffritto Italian Grill gives your usual Italian food a run for its money. On Christmas Eve, the Newark restaurant is hosting its annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner, fusing seafood and traditional Italian food. Work your way through Italy’s coast with a variety of seafoods in each course. Start your meal with a bowl of creamy and rich lobster bisque for $10 (or $7 for a cup). A great shared appetizer option? The jumbo sea scallops wrapped in bacon served in a pernod cream sauce with plum tomatoes and asparagus ($15). Fish is of course a favorite for Christmas Eve dinner, and there’s plenty to choose from in the seafood department. Try their traditional Seven Fishes dinner—$38 for a platter of fried calamari, grilled shrimp, smelts, swordfish and more. Reservations are recommended; make them online at http://soffritto.com/reservations/ or call 302-455-1101.
Soffritto Italian Grill
1130 Capitol Trail, Newark