Di Frabo Ristorante Italiano, located at 22211 I-10 W. in the Dominion Ridge Shopping Center, completely transformed the way Jacqueline and I think of brunch. Di Frabo’s “bread” basket is composed of a chocolate chip cookies, blueberry muffin, croissant, biscuit and mini apple tart. No we didn’t pay an extra fee – completely complimentary! With coffee and all my desserts in hand, I was happily content, and then I glanced over the brunch menu and knew this was more than just pancakes and eggs.
The Italian restaurant recently began Sunday Brunch at the beginning of November 2015 and is taking our brunch world by storm. The brunch items are unlike any other in San Antonio and, if you’re like us, you’ll be happy to know the photogenic quality of the dishes are above par. Instead of plates, Di Frabo serves most of its food on wooden trays.
Jacqueline and I dined with some of our fellow, San Antonio foodies and had the amazing experience of tasting numerous different plates. Let us begin with the three plates we ordered – the grilled prawns on polenta, bagels and lox, and caprese eggs Benedict. Surprisingly, I’ve never had prawns before, but as a seafood lover, I was excited to dive into the unknown.
When my prawns arrived, the goat cheese polenta rest in the middle with a crab stuff avocado. I’ve never had anything like this dish, especially before noon. The crab was fresh, the prawns were tender and the goat cheese polenta added so much flavor to each bite.
I’ve ordered bagels and lox numerous times, pretty much anytime I see it on the menu, but Di Frabo completely changed the way I will forever look at this delicious dish. Cream cheese makes up most of the salmon and bagel dish, but instead of cream cheese sitting on one side of the plate, it was encompassed in a tiny, fried ball, similar to jalapeno poppers.
As we mentioned, we dined with other foodies, which means two things. One, masses of photos were taken before any morsel of food touched our mouth, and two, we had a plethora of food to indulge in! Other dishes included waffles and quail with pancetta, bourbon-maple-pecan glaze and macerated wild berries, and French toast served with pancetta, sunny side-up quail eggs, strawberries, blueberries, pecans and honey. All beautifully presented dishes, all delicious.
Perhaps you’re thinking because of it’s location and beautiful plating, it’s probably ridiculously pricey. Well, brunch dishes start at $4.95 and go up to a mere $14.95! Affordable and scrumptious.