If you’re trying to avoid carbs for weight loss (on the keto diet or otherwise), don’t feel as though you have to rule out Italian food. While breads, pizzas and pastas are typical staples in Italian meals, there are plenty of other options to choose from. At 3 Sons Italian in Arvada, we’ve got some menu suggestions to help you enjoy a night out with friends or family without feeling as though you’re sacrificing taste!

Here are some of the dishes we recommend if you’re skipping the bread or pasta:

• 3 Sons Steamer: Mussels and clams steamed in white wine, garlic, butter, Italian pesto and fresh basil

• Sausage and peppers: House-made sausage from Belfiore Italian Sausage

• Antipasti Platter (hold the crostini): Italian meats and cheeses with relish sides

• Caprese: Sliced fresh mozzarella and tomatoes with fresh basil and balsamic reduction


• Chicken Marsala (hold the spaghetti): Tender chicken breasts sautéed with mushrooms in a sweet marsala wine

• Citrus Salmon (hold the risotto): Lightly seasoned salmon filet pan seared, topped with a citrus glaze, served with seasonal vegetables

• Italian Baked Chicken (hold the pasta): Half a chicken basked in our marinade served with vegetables

• Cioppino: A traditional seafood stew with tilapia, mussels, shrimp and clams in a stewed tomato garlic lemon basil sauce

SALADS: (Order with soup to make it a meal or add a protein: shrimp, grilled chicken, salmon, sausage or meatballs.)

• Apple Spinach Salad (small or large): Red onion, toasted almonds, goat cheese and tomato

• Classic Caesar (small or large)

• Mixed Green Salad (small or large)

• Iceberg Wedge: Served with onion, tomato, crisp bacon

We encourage you to stop by 3 Sons Italian in Arvada to taste true Italian cuisine. In addition to our regular menu, we offer rotating specials, as well as live entertainment and fundraisers for the community.

• Enter our monthly contest for a chance to win a free bottle of wine or 10% off your check. Just leave a review on our Facebook page (Under “Recommendations and Reviews”) and we’ll choose one winner each month!

Mention this blog and receive $20 off a bottle of wine or $10 off your meal with the purchase of two or more entrees.

3 Sons Italian is always available for parties of up to 150 guests. Book your December holiday parties now to avoid conflicts!

Buon Appetito!

3 Sons Italian Restaurant & Bar
14805 West 64th Ave., Arvada