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We have changed our hours for the Winter!

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Starting December 2nd

 

 

Monday - Thursday 11am-11pm

 

Friday - Saturday 11am-11pm

 

Sunday - 12pm-9pm

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HOURS FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING!

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Monday - Wednesday 11am -11pm

 

Thursday- Closed

 

Friday - 4pm - Midnight

 

Saturday - 11am - Midnight

 

Sunday - 12 noon - 9pm

 

Enjoy your short week of eating 

 

and lots of shopping!

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Parmigiano Please!

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Anytime you sit down and order a pizza or pasta you will be offered 

cheese.  Many restaraunts carry great cheese and so we kinda wanted 

to show you what we use.  The picture below speaks for itself but I 

would at least like to fill you in on the quality.  The cheese we use is 

aged for 24 months and is imported directly from Italy!  We shred 

approximately 1 wheel every 2 months.  Though it may seem pretty

light in the picture it is acutally not.  We had a contest on our

facebook page to see who could guess the weight and over 500

people commented!  The cheese weighed in at just over 92 POUNDS!

If you haven't tried our food yet please put us on your to try list 

immediately!

   

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Think we have the best pizza? Help us win by voting below!

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COME ON IN AND TRY US OUT!  If you already have and love our pizza then VOTE HERE!

The good news is you can vote once per 24-hour period. So if you want to spread the love around, you can really help us out!

You've got until noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6

 
 
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Calamari Anyone?

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Ever had fresh Calamari before?  We were asked by several customers

to bring it back and this week (10-28>11-1)only you have your

chance to judge just how amazing this special is.  We offer it with our

spicy homemade sauce and a lemon wedge!  A classy way that we

Sicilians eat it!  Don't forget to come in for our weekly food and drink

specials as well!

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Pizza Special week of 9-30-13

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This week's Special is a Pizza with Garlic Ricotta Cheese Sauce, Roasted Red

Peppers, Sautéed Mushrooms, Broccoli.

 
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Our Weekly Special 9-23 to 9-29

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Come try our Gemelli con Salsiccia!


Sausage, Garlic, Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Cream sauce. 

Have you tried our featured cocktail this month? It is a Creamsicle Martini! 


All Licari's Martinis are $2 OFF ALL DAY every TUESDAY!

 

 

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Licaris Bacon Veggie Panetti!

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This Week's Special is a Pannetti with Bacon, Goat Cheese, Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Tomato, and our House Vinaigrette.

Don't forget our weekly specials and remember to check out our facebook page for contests and other promotions!

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Licaris Eggplant Pizza

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Our weekly special consists of a pizza that has Eggplant, Spinach, Fresh Mushrooms, Ricotta Cheese and Mozzarella cheese!  

Come try it out and enjoy our other weekly specials as well.

 

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Weekly Drink and Food Specials!

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Monday: $3 Select Drafts, 25% Off Pasta's

Tuesday: $2 Off Licari's Martinis

Wednesday: 1/2 Off House Wines

Thursday: $2 Off Licari's Cocktails, 25% Off Specialty Pizzas

Saturday: Personal 1 Topping & a Peroni Draft-$8

Sunday: Bloody Mary or Mimosa $3

 

 

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Grand Cocktail Contest

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Our wonderful bar manager Tara Vandermolen has created two wonderful beverages that are to be judged by YOU! Best creative cocktail and "best" Manhattan made with Woodford Reserve bourban. Cast your vote here to help chose the fan favorite! You may only enter once. Winners will be announced on August 24, 2013.  Help Licari's and Tara win!

GRAND COCKTAIL CONTEST(VOTE HERE)

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Weekly Pizza Feature

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Our weekly special is a wonderful pizza that has a garlic olive oil sauce and is topped with Chicken, Pepperoni, and Bruschetta!  

Don't forget our weekly specials:

Monday: 25% Off Pasta's and $3 Drafts

Tuesday: $2 Off Licari's Martinis

Wednesday:  HALF Off House Wines

Thursday: All Licari's Cocktails $2 Off and 25% Off Specialty Pizzas

Saturday: Personal 1 topping and Peroni Beer $8

Sunday: Mimosa or Bloody Mary $3

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Our Weekly Special!

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Our weekly special is a fabulous pizza Topped with 

Proscuitto, Asparagus, Goat Cheese, Marinated Mushrooms, Tomato and and Olive Oil Garlic Sauce!

Don't forget our weekly specials for dine in only!

Monday:$3 Select Drafts, 25% Off Pasta's

Tuesday:$2 off Licari's Martinis

Wednesday: 1/2 Off House Wines

Thursday:$ 2 off Licari's Cocktails, 25% off Specialty Pizzas

Saturday: Personal 1 topping pizza and a peroni draft $8

Sunday: Bloddy Mary or Mimosa $3

 

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Licaris Panetti Special! 1/28 - 2/3

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Our delicious special this week is a pan fried chicken cutlet with goat cheese, spinach, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato slices and bacon!

YUM!

 

 

 Dont forget our Happy Hour specials!

$4 House Wines

$3 Select Drafts

$2 OFF Our Antipasti's

Monday-Thursday 3pm-6pm and 9-Close

Friday- 3pm-6pm and 10 Close

Licaris Sicilian Pizza Kitchen has been nominated!

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Licaris Sicilian Pizza Kitchen has been nominated for a Celebrated Service Award!  Celebration cinema gives a local business an award for consistently providing great service.  You must be nominated by a celebration cinema employee to just to qualify.  The first round had approximately 50 businesses chosen and Licari's is now one of 15 finalists for 2013!  

Below is a sound clip from a celebration cinema employee that nominated us.  We want to say thank you to her for this wonderful opportunity.  

http://soundcloud.com/celebrationcnma/gr-licaris/s-XH5Pv

So we need your help to make Licaris Sicilian Pizza Kitchen #1.  How can you help us?  If you recommend Licaris to your friends text Licaris to 22333 or vote online at celebratedservice.com.  You can text up to five times so please spread the word!

 

 

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Weekly Specials! 01/21 - 01/27

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This week we are featuring a few Licaris specials!

Our lunch special is our Casa Fresca salad with our famous Arancini.  $9

Our dinner special is a fantastic treat that momma Licari has made several times for the family.  Now its time that you were given a chance to taste this wonderful treat.

Dinner special is a roasted stuffed green pepper on a bed of sauce topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and garlic bread. $12

These specials are good through Sunday January 27th!

Our Pizza Special to end 2012!

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Christmas is over but our creations are still flowing! Before you're family leaves Grand Rapids bring them into Licaris Sicilian Pizza Kitchen and treat them right! Our pizza special is a lighter treat with Tomato, Chicken, Broccoli, Roasted Garlic and Onion!  We also have a nice selection of wines and local beers on tap!  See you soon

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Sicilian Food vs Italian Food!

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We recieve this question a lot so hopefuly we can now answer it to the many that are interested.  This is the very reason why we finally have the only Sicilian restaurant in Grand Rapids .  The true difference is simple pheasant food made with love!  

In Sicily the diet is strongly based on grains, vegetables, and fish.  Meats and game are available, but often used in very special dishes, not every day ones.  Swordfish and tuna are the fish most frequently eaten.  Sicilian vegetable dishes are usually elaborate preparations, often with many ingredients added to the main vegetable to create complex flavors.  Among the vegetables most stressed are eggplant, zucchini, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and artichoke.  And after Tuscany, Sicily offers the greatest variety of dishes using beans, especially the ancient Mediterranean ones, fava's, chickpeas and lentils.  Sicilian bread is generally of very high quality because of the wonderful nutty flavor of the famous Sicilian wheat.  Generally the bread is dusted with sesame or fennel seeds.  The island has a wide variety of stuffed pizzas called Schiacciatas. 

The ingredients in traditional Sicilian desserts include candied citron, orange and other fruits, almonds, walnuts and pistachios, marzipan, sheep’s milk ricotta, jasmine and orange essence, homemade bread crumbs, eggs and Marsala wine.  The cakes often include ground nuts in the flour, and are often heavier in texture than normal cakes.
 
The thick Sicilian pizzas sold in the United States have their roots in the sfincione world of Palermo.  Like America “Sicilian pizza,” the sfincione made in Palermo and some of the towns in its environs is thicker than Neopolitan pizza and made with tomato sauce (not fresh tomatoes).  Traditionally it is shaped into a rectangle or square, cooked in a special baking pan with 1 inch sides, and served cut into squares.  Instead of mozzarella, sfincione employs a lightly salted Sicilian sheep’s milk cheese called primosale.  Its other ingredients include anchovies (or sardines) bread crumbs, chunks of aged cheese, onions, oil and oregano.
 
Enjoy!

Your last memorable pasta dish!

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We strive to be the best authentic pizza kitchen in Grand Rapids but offer many Sicilian style pasta dishes as well.  Some that you may recognize and some that may interest your taste buds.  Can you remember the last time you went out to eat and left in love with your pasta dish.  How about a staple like spaghetti and meatballs?  Most restaurants carry this dish but who makes it the best?  We grew up eating this in our very own homes and I have to say it is not easy to find.  Well lets say it's easy but not memorable.  I remind you that the reason we put this place on earth is because it was missing.  The part that is missing is the love and passion behind the sauce and the tenderness of the meatballs.  Anyone can open a can and cook noodles but what separates Licari's from everyone else?  I can't really give out the the recipe because this is the true reason but simply put. The fresh approach and fresh ingredients!  So I leave you with a couple of pictures to not only get your taste buds flowing but to also look for us when you crave pasta!  Feel free to leave comments as we can only grow with your help.

 

 

 

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Tonight, I Gianni Licari, express my frustrations with a food show I attended today.  It is a local company that has been trying to gain my business shortly after we opened our doors in April 2012.  I have slowly given them a bone here and there but man was the food show an eye opener.  I walked in with high expectations and left with shocking results.  I entered with my wife Lisa Licari looking at a sea of vendors handing out samples left and right.  I was starving not eating breakfast or lunch. We started walking around and noticed a common theme.  Some might not be shocked but I was embarrased.  Almost every vendor had tons of food but none of it was fresh.  It was all bagged up frozen foods.  No shame to opening a bag of soup in front of me and pouring it into a kettle to stay warm.  This is soup!  Oh what about the guy selling his fresh bagged pasta!  Gross.  I was disgusted on how many vendors were pushing the same product but with there name on the bag.  Very proud owners of crap in a bag!  What is hapenning to our economy and do you really know what your eating? Well if your looking for Pizza in Grand Rapids try Licari's.  Why?  I walked out of that show with two samples that interested Lisa and I.  Childrens juice boxes and gum packets to sell behind the bar.  What a shocker!  I can't believe that restaurant owners are buying into this packaged food.  We stayed for some good bread, ice cream and ran into a few Licari fans.  Asked them the same questions and we received the same response.  I understand some of it but the entire food show was a bag of this, fried this and so on.  We are a restaurant of integrity the way mom cooked it at home.  Fresh!  Everything you get at Licari's is made in the morning.  We use the best quality ingredients and put love into our food so that you get the best taste everytime.  A rustic pizza, fresh sauce, natural ingredients, great atmosphere, awesome service, unique cocktails and Pure. Sicily!      

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