Definition of vitello tonnato in English:

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vitello tonnato

Pronunciation: /vɪˈtɛləʊ tɒˈnɑːtəʊ/

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[mass noun]
An Italian dish consisting of roast or poached veal served cold in a tuna and anchovy mayonnaise.
Example sentences
  • We also tried a Tuscan dish called vitello tonnato, a slice of cold veal with a tuna, mayonnaise and caper sauce.
  • My first appetizer was a sleek, New Age version of vitello tonnato containing a disc of tuna tartare (instead of the usual wet tuna sauce) and a single crisp-fried sweetbread (instead of wet veal).
  • His vitello tonnato also betrays a sweet tooth, with the addition of apples and raisins.


Italian, from vitello 'veal' + tonno 'tuna'.

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