Definition of scampi
: a usually large shrimp; also : large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce
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Following the fashion show, guests moved towards the gilded dining rooms where a buffet dinner of Italian delicacies—steamed scampi, vitello tonnato, sea bass, saffron risotto, and gnocchi alla romana—by chef Chicco Cerea of Da Vittorio was served.
Highlights include lobster raviolo, crustacean paella, soft-shell crab salad, smoked rock shrimp potato salad and Santa Barbara spot prawn scampi.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room (9101 International Drive in Orlando): Diners at The Oceanaire Seafood Room can enjoy a 6-ounce filet with a whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi or crab cakes for $69 this Father’s Day.
Highlights include a white clam pizza; Hawaiian pizza; peel and eat shrimp scampi; and smoky mozzarella sticks.
To Italians, scampi is a small lobster called a prawn.
Scampi Mediterranei ($14.95) is another way of saying shrimp scampi.
Featured will be carved prime rib, crab legs, battered shrimp, lobster alfredo, cod tempura, baked salmon, shrimp scampi, clams and mussels.
Enjoy shrimp scampi, baseball cut sirloin, chicken marsala and a large-size fish and chips.
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Origin and Etymology of scampi
Italian, plural of scampo, a European lobster
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
SCAMPI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scampi for English Language Learners
: a dish of large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce
: large shrimp that are often breaded and fried
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