Art, Culture and Cuisine

Prosciutto cannoli with melon caviar. Caprice ravioli with tomato confit, pesto and Parmesan foam. Tiramisu with ricotta and candied capers. At Certo’s Trattoria, which opened in May of 2016, not only does chef/owner Frank Tammaro create modern Italian cuisine with unique twists, but every menu item is a work of art, a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. “I like to change the way you eat something,” says the self-taught chef Tammaro, who grew up in the Italian neighborhood of Paterson, New Jersey. He says he’s always had an eye for the finer things in life, and he spent many years as an art and antiques dealer. He then took his passion for cooking and ran a successful supper club out of his home in Yarmouth called Frank’s Cucina. He based his culinary creations on festivals in Italy, and he brought the most successful of those dishes to his menu at Certo’s. “I wanted to reach a larger audience,” he says. The 24-seat restaurant is open seven days a week for dinner, and Tammaro says that starting in May, he will also be open for lunch and will feature delectables such as scallop sliders and avocado and crab Napoleon.—Marina Davalos

Certo’s Trattoria, 155 Crowell Road, Chatham, 508-348-1752

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