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SOUP OF THE DAY

Zuppa di Cipolle, vidalia onion soup topped with Gruyere cheese gratin 


APPETIZERS

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

Tricolore, radicchio, endive, arugula, with parmesan cheese shavings, red wine vinaigrette

Puntarelle Salad, wild green chicory with a garlic & anchovy dressing

White asparagus gratin, with sautéed Hen of the Woods mushrooms & vincotto

Cotechino con lenticchie, Italian pork sausage with braised lentils            

Sardine alla griglia, Portugal sardines, with fennel, raisins, pinoli nuts & dill

Polpo alla griglia, grilled Portuguese octopus salad, with capers, onions, arugula & roasted fingerling potatoes

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

Calamari Al forno, breaded calamari, oven roasted & served with cherry tomatoes

 

PASTA

Spaghetti Rustica, caramelized onions & tomato sauce

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

Bucatini, pasta with pecorino cheese, black pepper sauce

Spaghetti con vongole in ragu, spaghetti with a ragout of white clams out of shell, white wine & garlic sauce

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

Spaghetti Puttanesca, spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives, anchovies, garlic & capers

 

SECONDI PIATTI

Veal Scaloppine Saltimbocca, with roasted potatoes & sautéed spinach

Polletto Mattone, semi-boneless Poussin, with semi boneless Poussin with sautéed spinach

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

Bistecca alla Fiorentina, rib-eye grilled, sliced & seared with EVOO, herbs & garlic, served with Tuscan fries & sautéed spinach

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

Cacciucco, Tuscan fish & shellfish stew, served with Tuscan Fries

Salmone Arrosto, roasted Salmon served with sautéed spinach

Scampi e Capesante, shrimp & scallops, Scampi-style, over tomato & cous-cous

Pescato del Giorno, whole fish of the day, roasted & served with sautéed spinach