Event Catering

Carmela’s Italian Kitchen is a full service catering company that is perfect for your special event!

Combining old world recipes passed down through his family and the latest food trends, let owner and chef Vincenzo Tornatore feed you and your guests with a meal no one will soon forget. From red sauce favorites like spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parmigiana to New England specialties featuring local oysters, clams, lobster, shrimp, we do it all!  Have an idea in mind?  Let us know and we can arrange for a tasting session to decide if it’s right for your event.  Mangia!



Highlighting only the finest products straight from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, New York, our meat and cheese boards are loaded with the meats, cheeses, and vegetables that will surely leave your guests coming back for more.  Whether it’s the fresh mozzarella or the prosciutto-wrapped figs, these amazing displays are sure to elevate any occasion.

Arancini & Pizza Fritta

The idea that started it all! Our arancini are handmade fried rice balls stuffed with a red sauce ragu or sausage and broccoli rabe.  We also offer some more unique twists on these Sicilian favorites, like buffalo chicken or Philly steak and cheese.  Our pizza fritta is an old time festival favorite as we perfectly fry our fresh pizza dough until it’s airy and ready to be topped with red sauce and Parmesan cheese, powdered sugar, or nutella and fresh fruit.


With our crostini, the bread is the star of the show.  Using the award winning bread from Terranova Bakery in the Bronx, we freshly cut and toast bite-sized portions and offer a variety of toppings from traditional tomato and mozzarella bruschetta to more unique offerings like brie and caramelized onions or crab and artichoke.  


Our slider options are perfect either as an appetizer or the main option for a less formal event.  From delicious burgers (grass feed and organic beef available) to miniature versions of some of our favorite sandwiches, we’re sure no one will be able to stop at just one.  Sandwich options include: Chicken Parmigiana, Cubano, Eggplant Parmigiana, Meatball, Buffalo Chicken, Tomato Caprese, Prosciutto Di Parma, Porchetta, Prime Rib Steak Sandwich, Pulled Pork, Brisket.


You and your guests can choose from a selection of different fresh pastas and perfectly paired sauces, all cooked in front of your eyes.  Looking to add something special?  Ask about having your pasta tossed in our hollowed-out wheel of parmigiano reggiano cheese, giving it an additional infusion of flavor that’s unlike any other for pasta just the way it should be: simple and delicious.  


We offer a variety of options for the main course of your special event, from filet mignon or prime rib to fish and vegetarian plates.  We’ll work with you to determine what works best for your menu to provide a well-balanced meal.  Looking for something more traditional? Ask about our Italian family style offerings where we provide overflowing plates of some of our favorites for your guests to share, just like holidays with the family!


No big Italian meal is complete without something sweet to top it off and a cup of coffee to wash it down.  We offer American coffee, espresso, and tea to go along with our freshly-baked Italian pastries and cookies.  For those of you looking for the cold stuff, we can also set up a full gelato and water ice bar stocked with all of the fixin’s.

Other Special Events

We’re also equipped to handle a variety of special events, including pig roasts, clambakes, and taco bars.  We do it all!

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Carmela's Italian Kitchen

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

(203) 716-8572