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SOUP OF THE DAY

Zuppa di Pollo con Crostini alla Fiorentina, chicken soup w/chicken liver crostini

Zuppa di Cipolle, vidalia onion soup topped w/Gruyere cheese gratin

APPETIZERS

Carciofi, crispy artichokes, pickled fennel, olives, arugula, citrus dressing

Insalata di Inverno, grilled winter vegetables w/mixed greens

Puntarelle Salad, wild green chicory w/a garlic & anchovy dressing

White Asparagus Gratin, w/sautéed Hen of the Woods mushrooms & vincotto

Cotechino con Lenticchie, Italian pork sausage w/braised lentils

Sardine alla Griglia, Portugal sardines, w/fennel, raisins, pinoli nuts & dill

Polpo alla Griglia, grilled Portuguese octopus salad, w/capers, onions, arugula & roasted fingerling potatoes

Vongole Oreganate, breaded clams, roasted & served in half a shell

Calamari al Forno, breaded calamari, oven roasted & served w/cherry tomatoes

PASTA

Spaghetti Rustica, caramelized onions & tomato sauce              

Rigatoni Buttera, home-made pasta, hot & sweet sausage, peas, tomatoes, touch of cream          

Bucatini, pasta w/pecorino cheese, black pepper sauce                

Spaghetti con Vongole in Ragu, spaghetti w/a ragout of white clams out of shell, white wine & garlic sauce

Spaghetti Lobster fra Diavola, lobster in the shell served w/spaghetti in a spicy tomato sauce

Spaghetti Puttanesca, spaghetti w/tomatoes, black olives, anchovies, garlic & capers

Risotto alla Pescatora, seafood risotto w/a tomato sauce

SECONDI PIATTI

Veal Scaloppine, w/artichokes, fingerling potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes,

white wine sauce, prosciutto,  melted fontina cheese

Polletto Mattone, semi-boneless Poussin, w/sautéed spinach

Veal Parmigiana, pounded & breaded veal cutlet served w/sautéed broccoli rabe

Maialino Arrosto, roasted suckling pig, served w/roasted potatoes & savoy cabbage

Porterhouse Steak, T-bone steak, Florentine style, sliced, w/Tuscan fries & spinach

Dover Sole Mugnaia, pan roasted, white wine-lemon sauce w/Tuscan fries

Cacciucco, Tuscan fish & shellfish stew, served w/Tuscan fries

Salmone, poached, served w/pickled fennel, cucumber & radish salad, mustard dressing

Grigliata di Mare, mixed grilled seafood, served over, warm tomato & onion salad

Wild Bass, roasted &served over warm chickpeas & chorizo sausage