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antipasti

to start your italian experience, we offer you............ 

pizza marinara £5.50
this pizza can be traced back to the 1730’s when it was originally served to the sailors coming ashore at the port of naples. made with tomato, oregano and garlic  
   
olives and fresh bread £3.95
garlic bread £2.95
garlic bread with cheese £3.50
sottolio - a selection of olives, sunblushed tomatoes, giardiniera and artichoke £4.50
oil and balsamic with fresh bread £1.95
focaccia con sale marino e rosmarino - focaccia bread served with sea salt and rosemary £4.50
   
followed by......  
   
zuppa (v) £5.50
home-made soup, served with bread  
   
caprese (v) £7.95
buffalo mozzarella with sliced beef tomatoes served with salad  
   
bruschetta al pomodoro (v)   (P)
£6.50
toasted bread with tomato concasse, basil and rocket  
   
antipasto misto   (P) £6.95
a selection of thin-sliced, cured meat served with cheese and mixed pickles  
   
caprino fritto con confettura di mele  (P) £6.95
deep-fried breaded goat’s cheese served with rocket and confit apples  
   
gamberoni al peperoncino 
£7.95
pan-fried king prawns cooked with chilli, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce  
   
calamari fritti £7.50
deep-fried calamari served with garnish and tartar sauce  
   
funghi all' aglio  (v) £6.95
mushrooms sautéed with garlic, white wine, black pepper and a magic touch of cream  
   
crocchette di granchio  NEW £6.95
croquettes of crab deep fried and served with a spicy salsa and salad garnish  

pasta

the fun starts here!

listed below are different pasta shapes and sauces. you simply combine the pasta shape with your favourite sauce.  we do the rest....

(please note that for tables of 6 or more we can only prepare one type of pasta for each sauce)

 

pasta          
penne                   -               tubes  
spaghetti               -              grows on trees!!  
linguine                 -              hammered spaghetti  
tagliatelle              -              fine ribbons  
   
sauce  
arrabbiata (v) £7.95
spicy tomato sauce  
   
carbonara £8.95
smoked pancetta, egg yolk and cream  
   
bolognese £8.95
minced beef cooked with red wine and tomato sauce*  
   
mare £10.50
baby cuttlefish, prawns, mussels, with a white wine and tomato sauce and a touch of chilli  
   
salsiccia e funghi  £9.50
mushrooms, italian sausage, red onions and white wine  
   
bottarga di muggine  NEW £10.50
pan fried fresh mackerel chunks with garlic, a little tomato sauce and finished with fresh bottarga  
   
pollo £13.95
any chicken dish from our 'secondi' menu served with a pasta of your choice  
   
*please note that we prepare and mince all our own beef  
   
vegetarian choice - if you have a favourite sauce then we would be pleased to make it if we have the ingredients available. please ask a member of our staff  
gluten free pasta is also available. please ask a member of our staff  
starter - any pasta dish may be ordered as a starter for just £6.95

secondi

pollo funghi  £13.95
grilled chicken breast cooked with sauté mushrooms in a reduction of white wine and finished in a cream sauce  
   
pollo alla parmigiana  NEW £13.95
grilled chicken breast, oven baked with layers of aubergine, tomato and parmesan cheese  
   
spigola con gamberetti  £18.95
oven-baked fillet of sea bass cooked with prawns and mussels in a lobster sauce  
   
merluzzo al forno gratinato  NEW £18.95
oven-baked cod loin topped with crusty herbs and finished with a white wine concasse  
   
bistecca con funghi selvatici  £19.95
chargrilled sirloin steak cooked with mixed mushrooms, white wine and cream  
   
filetto rossini £21.95
prime beef fillet cooked in a sauce of demi-glace and marsala wine and served on toast with pâté - this dish was created by the famous French chef, Escoffier, in honour of our Italian composer, Rossini  
   
brasato al vino rosso  £17.95
braised, slow-cooked blade of beef in a red wine sauce served on a bed of mash  
   
straccetti di maiale  NEW £14.95
strips of pork fillet cooked with onions, garlic, white wine, tomato and a touch of gravy  
   
all of the above dishes may be served with your choice of salad or chips or fresh seasonal vegetables

chef's choice 

insalatona (each) NEW £9.95
mixed leaves and tomato with:  
pollo  
- chargrilled chicken strips  
tonno  
- tuna in olive oil  
mozzarella  
- sliced mozzarella cheese  
   
gnocchi sorrentina (v)   £9.95
oven-baked potato gnocchi cooked with a tomato sauce, garlic, basil and topped with mozzarella  
 
ravioli ricotta e spinaci (v) £9.95
ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach, in a tomato sauce and finished with parmesan shavings  
   
ravioli all' astice (v)
£10.95
ravioli filled with lobster meat and served in a light tomato and cream sauce  
   
risotto zucchini e gamberetti NEW £9.95
vialone nano rice cooked with prawns, a touch of tomato sauce, chillies, courgettes and lobster sauce  
   
lasagne al forno £9.95
home made beef lasagne *  
   
* please note that we prepare and mince all our own beef

 contorni

verdure del giorno    £3.25
fresh seasonal vegetables with potatoes                 
   
insalata mista £3.25
mixed fresh salad leaves  
   
insalata di pomodori £3.25
fresh tomatoes and onion salad with thyme  
   
patatine fritte £3.25
chips  
   
insalata rucola e parmigiano £3.25
fresh wild rocket salad and parmesan shavings                                                 
   
patate saltate £3.25
sauté potatoes                                                                                                                   

pizza

      available monday to saturday  - evenings only  
   
margherita (v) £8.50
can be traced back to 1750 in naples. the first margherita pizza was made for margherita di savoia (a princess) in 1899 in the colours of the italian flag with tomatoes (red), mozzarella (white) and basil (green)  
   
vegetariana (v) £10.95
tomato, mozzarella, onions, mushrooms, peppers  
   
alla diavola £9.50
tomato, mozzarella and spiced pepperoni  
   
crudo rucola e parmigiano £10.95
tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, rocket and parmesan  
   
quattro stagioni £9.95
tomato, mozzarella, artichoke, olive, ham and mushroom  
   
funghi e prosciutto £9.95
tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms and ham  
   
tonno £9.95
tomato, mozzarella, tuna, capers, olives and anchovies  
   
VIVO £11.95
tomato, mozzarella, spiced pepperoni, italian sausage and ham  
   
capricciosa  £9.95
tomato, mozzarella, olives, ham and mushrooms  
   
gluten-free pizza bases are available. please ask a member of our staff  
extra toppings – just choose your own! for just £1.50 why not try an extra topping of buffalo mozzarella - it's so much creamier!  £1.50
if we have the ingredients we will create it for you - just ask - £0.75 per topping

dolci

il nostro tiramisù £5.95
our 'pick me up' - with amaretto liqueur  
   
torta al limone   £5.95
lemon cheesecake  
   
crème brulée
£5.95
traditional vanilla crème brûlée  
   
profiteroles al cioccolato bianco
£5.95
profiteroles with a white chocolate sauce  
   
vanilla al s. marzano £5.95
vanilla ice cream with italian s.marzano or strega liqueur  
   
torta al cioccolato £5.95
chocolate cake  
   
gelati e sorbetti £5.95
mixed ice-cream or sorbets, please ask for our selection of flavours  
   
affogato al caffé £4.95
vanilla ice cream with espresso coffee  
   
formaggi misti £6.95
mix of italian cheeses with mustard fruit served with home-made bread            

 

menu bambini

pizza margherita   
(basil, mozzarella and tomato)  
or  
penne with tomato or bolognese sauce and parmesan cheese  
and  
a soft drink  
(squash, coke or milk)  
and  
a scoop of our delicious ice cream              £5.95