Cicchetti have become popular little plates
Some of the trendiest new restaurants have menus favoring small plates. Casa B in Somerville, The Brahmin in Back Bay, even newly re-opened Olives, give shared nibbles prominent spots on their menus. With the flourishing popularity of these tapas-style dishes, it’s surprising that cicchetti (pronounced chee-KET-ee) haven’t become part of our vernacular. While everyone knows about Spanish tapas, cicchetti are less universal. They’re found in only one place: Venice, Italy.