The Italian Cultural Centre had a huge sign on Algoma Street advertising the lunch and dinner buffets.
We were interested in the lunch buffet on Thursdays and Fridays. $12.50 for Lunch (incl. taxes)
Cream of broccoli soup and a plate with penne in pomodoro sauce, meatballs, fried chicken and pork tenderloin
The Cream of Broccoli soup was definitely homemade and had lots of spices, but it would have been nicer if it was less salty.
The chicken was lightly breaded and fried and it wasn't too dried out.
The tomato sauce had a ton of spices which added a lot of flavour to the pasta and the meatballs. There was also a lot of sauce (enough to almost make them swim in sauce). Both the pasta and meatballs were decent. I liked that each table had it's own shaker of parmesan cheese - Yum!
The pork was okay if a little dry by itself, but it was even better with the tomato sauce.
Salad with dressing, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, meatballs and pasta
The salad was nice with fresh iceberg lettuce and a good dressing.
The steamed mixed vegetables were lightly buttered and pretty tasty too, while the mashed potatoes were buttery and soft with some leftover red potato skin.
Overall: Decent meal at the Italian Cultural Centre. The choices were relatively simple: pasta, meatballs, pork, chicken, salad, vegetables and soup.