800 Heinz Avenue,
Berkeley CA 94710
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f (510) 649-5075
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HOURS

Lunch:
Tues - Fri 11:30-2:30


Dinner:
Fri - Sat 5:30-9:30
Tues - Thurs: 5:30-9:00

DINNER MENU // 23 Luglio 2014



Antipasti

ZUPPA DI CECI Garbanzo bean soup with onion, celery, carrot, herbs, vegetable broth, Parmigiano 5 / bowl 8

CAPESANTE GRATINATE Herb & breadcrumb-crusted Massachusetts day boat scallops baked in the shell, organic mixed greens, lemon 17.5

PROSCIUTTO E FICHI Parma prosciutto, figs baked with goat cheese, balsamico reduction 15.5

BURRATA E PENDOLINI Cream filled fresh mozzarella, mixed greens, caramelized tomatoes, balsamico, extra virgin olive oil 11.5

INSALATA CON BRUCIATINI Organic baby mixed greens, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola dolce crostini, balsamico vinaigrette 10.5

INSALATA DI BIETOLE Red beets, romaine, Umbrian farro, red wine condimento, shaved Parmigiano 11.5

PANZANELLA Organic tomatoes, English cucumber, red onion, red wine condimento, croutons, ricotta salata 11.5

ANTIPASTO MISTO Balsamico- braised housemade sausage bruschetta, tomato & basil bruschetta, aged Pecorino Toscano, salumi and olives, champagne vinegar poached seasonal vegetables 15.5


Pasta

TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE Fresh pasta with traditional pork, beef, and tomato ragú, Parmigiano 15

PAPPARDELLE AI FUNGHI Parsley pasta sautéed with mixed mushrooms, thyme, garlic-infused olive oil and truffle pecorino 16

PASSATELLI ALLA SALSICCIA Parmigiano, egg & breadcrumb pasta sautéed with housemade Italian sausage, butter, sage & cream 15.5

PANZEROTTI AI PORCINI Porcini and ricotta ravioli sautéed brown butter, sage, Parmigiano 16.5

RISOTTO AL PESCE Arborio rice sautéed with crab, scallop, prawn, swordfish, marinara, zucchini, red onion & white wine 16.5

GNOCCHI AL BRASATO Potato dumplings sautéed with slow-braised pork shoulder, soffritto, herbs & white wine, Parmigiano 15.5


Piatti di Mare

MERLUZZO ALLA PUTTANESCA Sautéed Alaska true cod with capers, olives, marinara, red onion & wine, spinach, soft polenta 21.5

SALMONE ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled herb and breadcrumb-crusted Copper River wild sockeye salmon, roasted potatoes, arugula, fennel, lemon 22



Piatti di Terra

FILETTO ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled fillet mignon with roasted potatoes, sautéed spinach, balsamic reduction 26

PORCHETTA ARROSTO Traditional pork belly roasted with herbs & fennel, soft polenta, radish, green & red cabbage slaw, lemon 20

 

Contorni

SPINACI AL BURRO
Sautéed organic spinach with butter and Parmigiano 6

FAGIOLINI IN PADELLA Sautéed Blue Lake green beans with garlic infused oil and Parmigiano 6.5

VERDURE ALLA GRIGLIA
Grilled Italian eggplant, zucchini, squash, basil oil 6.5




Dolci

TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO
Italian chocolate fondant cake 6.5

TORTA DELLA NONNA
Traditional Italian cake with lemon patisserie cream, pine nuts, almonds 6.5

PANNA COTTA
"Cooked creme" served with choice of chocolate shavings or seasonal fruit 7

 

Menu subject to change based on availablity.