Entry from British & World English dictionary
An Italian dish consisting of roast or poached veal served cold in a tuna and anchovy mayonnaise.
- 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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