Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria – the Italian restaurant known for wood-fired pizza and flaming cheese pasta dishes led by owners Oleksandr Nechyporenko and owner/chef Alvaro Ramirez – alongside wife Mabel – continue to serve up a taste of Italy at their south Orlando restaurant.
Both immigrants to America, Chef Alvaro and Oleksandr express gratitude to guests for the opportunity to showcase their service and skills, create delectable food, and share the best that Tartini’s has to offer.
Looking to the future, Chef Alvaro has exciting plans for the menu at Tartini’s including “Wood-fired Specialties,” which will feature innovative dishes cooked inside their oven. Additionally, vegetarian options, appetizers, and pastas are being introduced to further expand the culinary offerings.
We dropped by recently to check out some of their latest offerings as well as classic Tartini favorites.
New and Classic Dishes To Try at Tartini
Stuffed with chicken, roasted tomatoes, basil pesto and ricotta cheese
Pearl Of The Ocean
Creamy seafood risotto with shrimp, squid and mussels with fresh parsley
Medley of vegetables, including tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, cooked together with herbs and spices.
Pesto Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella
Chicken, beef or shrimp, mixed vegetables, mushrooms and Italian herbs
For those unfamiliar with “cartoccio”, it is an Italian cooking technique that involves baking or steaming food inside a parchment paper or aluminum foil pouch. The term “cartaccio” comes from the Italian word “carta,” meaning paper. This method is commonly used for cooking fish, seafood, vegetables, or even pasta.
The pouch is placed in the oven or on a grill, allowing the food to cook gently and evenly. The enclosed environment helps to lock in the flavors and juices, resulting in a moist and flavorful final dish.
When the cartaccio is ready to be served, it is often presented to diners still in the pouch. The pouch is carefully opened at the table, releasing the aromatic steam and revealing the beautifully cooked contents. It is a popular technique in Italian cuisine, particularly in regions like Campania and Sicily, where it is often used to prepare seafood dishes showcasing the region’s abundant fresh catches.
Here at Tartini’s the Cartoccio comes prepared in the shape of a beautiful steaming swan! Definitely a must try!
Located at 6321 Hansel Avenue, Orlando, Tartini Pizzeria and Spaghetteria is a must-visit destination for Italian cuisine enthusiasts. The restaurant operates Tuesday through Sunday. To ensure a spot at this popular establishment, reservations are highly recommended, particularly for parties of six or more.