We found It: The Best Braciole In Atlantic City, New Jersey
We went in search of the best braciole in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and (in our opinion), we have found it. It is a unique recipe that is 35 years in the making.
We have selected our winner and a first runner-up.
There are so many wonderful versions of this exquisite Italian dish.
First, what is Braciola (plural) or Braciole (singular)?
In Italian-American cuisine, It is a thinly sliced meat that is rolled into what is known as a roulade. You will also hear this wonderful category of food called involtini in Italian.
There are so many variations of this delicacy. It can be made with flank steak (the most often used option), or, other cuts of beef, pork, chicken, or even swordfish.
However, our undisputed Best of The Best winning recipe uses veal. This delicious meal always includes a savory filling.
OUR BEST OF THE BEST BRACIOLE IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY IS:
ANGELONI’S II RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
We took the time to dig deep and learn how owner Alan Angeloni does it. What is it that makes his unique interpretation different than all the rest?
Angeloni opened up to us in a one-on-one interview and “dished” about his famous “dish.”
“We’ve been making our Braciole for over 35 years. The difference is that we use veal and not flank steak, which is a tough and inexpensive cut of meat, which is what the old-timers used due to the cost,” said Angeloni.
“Flank steak braciole has to be cooked a very long time to make it tender enough to eat. We take veal and tenderize each piece, then stuff it with only the best sausage, which we think is Botto’s sausage … also we use 3 different cheese and Italian seasoning and garlic.”
“It is then rolled and tied with string and cooked in our red sauce for a few hours. There you have it. It’s then served with rigatoni pasta, in our red sauce and red wine. It’s a lot of work, but it’s so much enjoyed,” said Angeloni.
Here’s an up-close look at Angeloni’s interpretation of Braciole. It looks fabulous.
Angeloni’s detailed description makes us want to run and not walk to get this very unique and different take on Braciole.
OUR FIRST RUNNER-UP FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST BROCIOLE IN ATLANTIC CITY IS:
CAPRICCIO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
RESORTS CASINO HOTEL
Capriccio Italian Restaurant has been voted multiple times as the best casino restaurant in America by USA Today, Readers Choice 10 Best, including the past three years and four out of the last five years.
Braciole is not on their Summer menu, but, get it when you can.
Below are two photo galleries that we think that you will enjoy. The first is a great variety of winter comfort foods submitted by our on-air listeners and readers.
The second photo gallery are cell photos of meals taken by our on-air listeners and readers.
Atlantic City Area Readers Submit Favorite Winter Comfort Foods
Atlantic City Area Readers Submit Cell Photos Of Favorite Meals