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Hip, Hip, Burray! Where to Try Burrata in Omaha

May 27, 2022 03:20PM ● By Linda Persigehl
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Burrata is no newcomer to fine dining establishments, but it is having a moment. Eateries all over Omaha have added the delicious, creamy appetizer—a mozzarella cheese shell made of cow or buffalo milk, filled with a soft stracciatella cheese and cream created more than a century ago in the Apulia region of southern Italy—to their appetizer menus, with variations on presentation, condiments, accoutrements, and portion size. Here are a few Omaha establishments where you can sample this trendy, tasty treat. 

Gather in Omaha

1108 Howard St.
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Guests at Gather in Omaha downtown can enjoy their Mediterranean burrata cheese served with grilled turmeric naan, a mediterranean salad, fig jam, and Gather’s own urban farm basil hummus. $15

Via Farina

1108 S. 10th St.

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Located in Omaha’s Little Italy District, Via Farina seems the perfect place to try burrata for the first time. Their traditional version is served with olive oil, Italian bread, and ’nduja—a spicy paste made from cured pork and peppers. $16

Upstream

514 S. 11th St.
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Upstream Brewery in Omaha’s Old Market serves a savory burrata with olive tapenade, long stem artichokes, oregano vinaigrette, and toasted sourdough bread.  It’s the perfect sidekick to a locally crafted brew. $15

Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

1540 N. Saddle Creek Road
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A different, fruity take is SCBC’s burrata, listed on its Toast menu. The cheese is served with fresh rustic bread from Le Quartier Bakery and a slightly tart strawberry rhubarb jam. $11

Stirnella

3814 Farnam St.
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Blackstone eatery Stirnella serves their burrata with a host of flavors and textures, including with roasted grapes, aged balsamic, brown butter walnut puree, arugula greens, and peasant bread. $16

Pitch Pizzeria

17808 Burke St.
5021 Underwood Ave.
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Pitch’s locations in Dundee and Village Pointe both feature a Caprese salad on their menu, with burrata, heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and a balsamic reduction. Patrons can add a form of protein—a meatball, chicken, salmon, shrimp, crab cakes, or even Angus beef filet—if they wish for a few dollars more for a complete meal. $16, or $19-$30 with protein.


This article originally appeared in the June 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.