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Grotto's Fried Clam Raviolis - circa the early 80's


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Grotto's Fried Clam Raviolis - circa the early 80's

kayowinter | Jul 10, 2014 09:40 AM

Does anyone remember these? The Grotto was a restaurant in Jack London Square for many decades. Closed in 1990. I remember many a family dinner there as a child and the thing that still sticks in my memory is the fried clam ravioli appetizer. If I recall it was a wonton type wrapper with a filling that wasn't particularly "clammy" but did have some greenish component and a breadish component. It was topped with a fine shower of parmesean cheese and had a tomato-y dipping sauce. I would love to be able to recreate this at home, but I'm afraid my memory is somewhat hazy on details and not sure where to start. If anyone out there has any good ideas and remembers these, please post! And I will freely admit these may be the tastebuds of a 6 year old's so my memory's desire for them may supercede reality in the event the description sounds gross to some.

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