Summer Entertaining Made Easy, Made Perfect…Made Citarella-Style

By Citarella By Citarella | July 1, 2022 | Food & Drink, Sponsored Post,


For many of us, summer means time off to enjoy the finer things in life – relaxing and soaking in sun, sand, and shimmering waters. It’s also a time for outdoor entertaining. Enter Citarella, the premiere source for everything you’ll need to easily create a delectable, summer soiree without the fuss.

Perhaps your idea of the perfect, warm-weather spread are fresh, briny oysters and clams on the half shell, chilled to perfection. Maybe a sumptuous scallop crudo topped with caviar. Or is it a truly authentic ceviche? As you know, Citarella is the quintessential place for the best seafood, and there you’ll have your pick of the finest catch of the season. While you’re in store, pick up owner Joe Gurrera’s signature ceviche at the market, or order a ready-to-go ceviche kit available exclusively at


You can also make your weekends sizzle with Citarella’s grill-ready options that are as delicious as they are convenient. Start with their marinated kebobs – succulent Black Peppercorn Prime Steak or delicious Ginger Teriyaki White Meat Chicken, beautifully arranged with fresh seasonal vegetables on skewers. Their fishmongers also feature Swordfish Kebobs with robust, meaty chunks marinated in special Asian seasonings, then skewered with fresh peppers and onions. If grilled seafood has been on your mind, try their scallops, shrimp, and cold-water lobster tails over an open flame to bring out their sweet, fresh flavor. You’ll find super-easy recipes at

When you think about it, you can’t get more grill-ready than a steak. Fire up the grill for Citarella’s American-raised beef – prime grade and aged for 21 days for incomparable flavor and tenderness. You have several options, from their impressive, 40-ounce Cowboy steak or boldly flavored Porterhouse, both make seriously big statements on the grill…to juicy, flavorful Boneless Ribeyes, New York Strips, and tender Filet Mignon. You won’t find a better steak experience anywhere.


Sometimes you just want a burger, but not all burgers are created equally. Citarella’s Ultimate Aged Burger combines the bold character of dry-aged sirloin, the rich density of short ribs, and the subtle sweetness of brisket in one classic example of beef excellence on a brioche. They also offer sirloin and filet mignon burgers, antibiotic-free chicken and turkey burgers, and a classic salmon-swordfish burger. To elevate them all beyond the bun, you’ll find chef-inspired recipes on their website.

To complete their easy-entertaining repertoire, Citarella offers a delicious line-up of chef-prepared summer salads, grilled vegetables, and other perfectly crafted, convenient specialties to pick up and go. Doesn’t get simpler than that.


When you’re having a big crowd, the service experts at Citarella can also help you cater your soiree with platters of shrimp cocktail, sliced filet, international cheeses, poached salmon, Mediterranean specialties, fresh fruit, and chef-prepared entrees – the list goes on. You can call 613-283-6600 for personalized service.


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