Chicken Parmesan (Photo courtesy of Dominick's Real Italian)

Eating on the Cheap: Lunch Menu at Dominick’s Real Italian

October 19, 2023
By Matt Sterner

When you reside in the northwest part of town and find yourself yearning for authentic Italian flavors, your search for culinary delight ends at the charming Dominick’s Real Italian. This year, the family-owned and operated restaurant is celebrating 10 years at 8330 N. Thornydale Rd. and there’s now something new to keep the party going: lunch specials.

a plate of food on a table
Chicken Marsala (Photo courtesy of Dominick’s Real Italian)

Every day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dominick’s is offering smaller portioned dishes anywhere from $8 to $9.50 each. The new menu was introduced for customers who are seeking a smaller portion and do not want leftovers.

Sometimes people want to come in for a quick bite during lunch,” said Marielle Ceniceros of Dominick’s. 

Lunch Menu

  • Chicken Piccata ($9) – pan-seared chicken breast sauteed with lemon, capers, white wine butter sauce, and served over pasta
  • Chicken Marsala ($9) – robust creamy marsala sauce, chicken breast, and mushrooms over pasta
  • Chicken Parmesan ($9) – lightly breaded fresh chicken breast smothered in our marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella, baked, and served with pasta and marinara
  • Baked Eggplant Parmesan ($8) – sliced fresh eggplant topped with marinara and mozzarella that’s served with pasta
  • Four Cheese Ravioli ($9.50) – with meat marinara
  • Build Your Own Pasta ($7) – choice of spaghetti, fettuccine, linguine, or penne with marinara
  • Giant Cheese Slice of Pizza ($8) – add up to three toppings for $0.75 each
a bowl of food on a plate
Chicken Parmesan (Photo courtesy of Dominick’s Real Italian)

“The small plates and lunch menu have been very well received,” said Ceniceros. “We have had many requests for smaller portions and we are happy to offer our customers an alternative.”

Also, fear not, fans of Dominick’s traditionally sized portions. All of that greatness is still on the menu. “It’s a good opportunity to try a little bit of everything and share,” Ceniceros added.

You can also add a small garden, Caesar salad, or a cup of minestrone for $3 each. Plus, they have beverage specials like a glass of wine for $5, a well cocktail for $5, and draft beer for $6.

The restaurant is currently open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday – Saturday.

Dominick’s Real Italian is located at 8330 N. Thornydale Rd. For more information, visit Dominick’s Real Italian is a Tucson Foodie Restaurant Partner.

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