11230 Sullivan St. Riverview, FL 33578
Today’s visit to Ciccio Cali’s was spur of the moment. Life has been extremely hectic these past two weeks. It’s hard not having access to your kitchen during the common meal times. I was stuck between two house showings with the kids and decided it was best to stop and eat before we got hangry.
It’s probably no surprise that I went looking for the Eggs Benedict on the menu. It wasn’t there, the menu was full of bowls, wraps, and pizza. There were a few breakfast items such as pancakes, french toast and even eggs but no traditional Eggs Benedict. I flipped the menu back and forth three or four times before I finally gave in and ordered the Benny bowl. It was the closest I was going to get to my Eggs Benedict today. The Benny bowl had scrambled eggs and ham on top of Ciccio potatoes (homestyle potatoes) topped with a hollandaise sauce, scallions and sliced english muffin pieces. I must say I was pleasantly surprised, it was really good. It just goes to show that when you are good at something, you can recreate something as iconic as the Eggs Benedict into the Benny Bowl and make it your own. Bravo Ciccio Cali, Bravo! The egg and ham scramble was light and not overly seasoned. The potatoes were cooked to perfection and the english muffin well…it was an english muffin. The Benny bowl was basically a deconstructed Eggs Benedict and once I poured that hollandaise sauce on top….forget about it. I was already ready for the encore.
Whether it is for brunch, lunch, or dinner… Ciccio Cali aims to create delicious eats. I recommend you eat out on the covered patio and enjoy the weather and palm trees. They are even dog friendly so bring your 4 legged friend. If you see something familiar but unconventional try it, it will probably be the best decision you’ll make that day.