3 Betto Dishes for When It’s Too Hot to Cook

Even here in the South Bay, the early days of fall can get too hot to cook. We understand, and we’ve got your back!

Our team selected 3 of their favorite warm weather Bettolino Kitchen dishes for you to enjoy on days like these.

Hearts of Palm Salad

The crisp, peppery arugula pairs perfectly with our shallot vinaigrette in this dish. Topped with crunchy hearts of palm, capers, cool and smooth avocado, and just a touch of parmesan cheese, you are guaranteed to leave feeling satisfied and refreshed. This is perfect for a light lunch, or you can make it more filling by adding our grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon.

hearts of palm salad garnished with avocado and pine nuts
Hearts of Palm Salad


When you’re craving seafood, the branzino is the perfect light fish to hit the spot on a hot day! We grill this to perfection, serve it over pastina with a lemon herb sauce, and top it with crispy spinach for the final touch. The result is a filling dish that won’t make you feel guilty after leaving.

branzino served with pastina and crispy spinach

Salted Caramel Semifreddo

We just can’t talk about a hot summer day without mentioning this semi-frozen dessert! Whipped mascarpone and salted caramel are layered with graham crackers and topped with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Talk about a sweet treat!

Salted Caramel Semifreddo garnished with a strawberry and chocolate drizzle
Salted Caramel Semifreddo

What’s your favorite dish to eat at Bettolino when it’s too hot to cook? Take a photo of it when you dine with us, tag it Instagram with #BettolinoKitchen, and show it to your server. We’ll be sure to send you a mini cheesecake to top off your meal!

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