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"AI LEONI" Italian Cusine Bar-Restaurant
Armenia,Yerevan, Tumanyan St., 40 Building
Telephones: +374-10-538331;530892
Activity: Italian cuisine

About us: In the traditions of Italy’s famous trattorias, the sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh every day at Ai Leoni.Our Italian chef Bruno is passionate about preparing regional Italian food using the best seasonal ingredients. Our menu is based on authentic Italian recipes with traditional cooking methods. Visitors do not have to be in Italy to enjoy handmade pasta, specialty cured meats, Italian cheeses, traditional pastries, espresso, cappuccino and genuine Italian ice creams. A wide selection of Italian wines is available to accompany your meal.The restaurant has beautiful warm decor with Venetian masks and wall ornaments from the region. The bar area is simple and cosy. Stop by for a quick espresso to wake you up or for a leisurely cappuccino. You will feel like having a drink in a small cafe on one of the ancient Roman piazzas.Ai Leoni is an elegant place where flavour and authenticity matter above all. The ingredients are fresh as the morning, the pastries are prepared daily and the Italian wine list is spot on. Try starter of assorted Italian cured meats, follow by seafood risotto, main course of veal cutlets and a dessert of your choice.

Tradition: Italian cooking is very difficult to pin down. Almost every city and town has its specialties. The end result is a huge number of local cuisines rather than a single national cuisine.Pasta is the first course in a meal for most Italians with the exception of the far north where risotto or polenta is the norm. Italians are very particular when it comes to pasta. The perfectly prepared pasta should be al dente ("to the tooth") i.e. fully cooked but not overly soft. For an Armenian such pasta might feel a little undercooked though.You can tell a real Italian by the way he eats spaghetti – using only a fork. Other Europeans and Americans eat spaghetti dishes with a spoon and a fork.There are two ways to eat pasta: (1) a smaller pasta dish is served between the starter (antipasti) and the main dish; or (2) a larger plate of pasta can be served as a main dish.Carpaccio, named after a 15th century painter, was created for a customer whose doctor advised him to eat only raw meat. Today there are many variations of the dish made of sliced beef or fish fillet and dressed with balsamic vinegar and spices.Any Italian will tell you that cappuccino is a morning coffee. A real Italian would never order cappuccino in the afternoon or after a meal. But that doesn't discourage millions of non-Italians from drinking cappuccino throughout the day. We serve cappuccino with our home made biscotti – the almond cookie with nuts that has become world famous.A large meal is usually finished with a tiny but strong cup of espresso. Purists put nothing in espresso and will tell you that caffe amaro, bitter coffee, is the only way to go. Others like a bit of sugar. Another possibility, which is especially nice in the afternoon, is the caffe macchiato, an espresso that's spotted (macchiato means spotted or stained) with a dollop of milk foam from the pitcher that's heated for making cappuccino. Or some people add to their espresso a dash of grappa, cognac, or some other spirit - this is called a caffe corretto.Tiramisu means "pick-me-up" in Italian for its high energy content (eggs and sugar) and the caffeine of the strong espresso coffee. There are many different stories about the origin of Tiramisu. One legend is that the Venetian courtesans ate tiramisu as a "pick me up". Another story says that the female Venetian lace makers would take a break from work to eat tiramisu. In fact, tiramisu was born in the 1970s in the town of Treviso in north Italy. It was proposed for the first time in the restaurant "Le Beccherie". The dessert and its name became immediately extremely popular, and this cake and the name were copied by many restaurants first in Treviso then all around Italy.


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