[pi-kah-tuh; Italian peek-kah-tah]
adjective Italian Cookery.
cooked, served, or sauced with lemon and parsley: veal piccata.

< Italian: a slice of veal cooked in this manner < French piqué, past participle of piquer to lard (meat), attach (ingredients) by pricking or puncturing, literally, to prick; see pique1, -ate1

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Main Entry:  piccata
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a dish of sauteed veal or chicken served with a sauce of pan drippings, lemon juice, and parsley
Usage:  cooking
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Order a personal brick-oven pizza or try dishes such as shrimp parmigiana and veal piccata.
The dinner entrees include veal parmigiana, chicken piccata, shell steak and shrimp scampi.
Look for house specialties such as chicken piccata sauteed in capers and a satisfying lemon butter sauce.
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