MENU updated 11th July 2019
All our pasta and pizza bases are made fresh each day in our kitchen. We apologize in advance if some of the food on our menu may not be available at all times. Gluten free pasta is also available at no extra charge. Please inform us if you have any allergies.
SPECIAL MENU DEAL: Starter, Main & Dessert for $45 – To be taken by whole table only (excluding items marked with *)
STARTERS, SOUP & SALADS/
FOCACCIA / Our daily made Focaccia bread served with an Italian green salsa $8. Add olives $4 (v)
ARANCINI / Two Risotto balls with saffron & Gorgonzola cheese served on sautéed mushrooms. Our most popular starter. (v)
TRE BRUSCHETTE / Trio : Tomato fillets, basil, garlic. Marinated artichokes. Crushed chickpeas and red onions. (v)
SOUP / Soup of the day. Please ask waiter. Served with toasted Focaccia.
CAPRESE SALAD / Buffalo mozzarella, Heirloom tomatoes, basil & extra virgin olive oil. The quintessential Italian salad.(v)
GREEN SALAD / ($12) (v)
* ANTIPASTO PLATTER/ Coppa, 12 months aged Prosciutto di Parma, Salami, Taleggio, Gorgonzola (blue), Pecorino, Olives, Figs, Nuts, Artichokes, homemade Chutney, Crackers and Focaccia bread. For 2 $36 or 4 $48.
PIZZA/ Our pizza dough is made each day using Italian flour from Naples.
REGINA MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA / Tomato, mozzarella, basil & freshly torn buffalo mozzarella. The Queen of Pizza! (v)
NAPOLETANA / Tomato, mozzarella, anchovy & capers. (v)
SALSICCIA / Italian sausage, mozzarella & extra virgin olive oil.
PARMA HAM / Tomato, mozzarella & Parma ham.
MUSHROOM / Tomato, mozzarella , mushrooms & spinach. (v)
CALZONE / Tomato, mozzarella, olives & Parma ham. (v)
THREE CHEESE / Tomato, mozzarella, parmesan and gorgonzola (blue cheese). $24. We donate $2 to Kapiti Coastguards for each 3 cheese pizza sold. (v)
PASTA / Our pasta is made fresh in our kitchen each morning.
CLASSIC / Spaghetti, tomato, basil & freshly torn buffalo mozzarella. (v)
ITALIAN SAUSAGE / Maccheroni, Italian sausage, fennel seeds, chilli, white wine, lemon, parsley.
PESTO / Linguine, basil, pine nuts, parmesan & extra virgin olive oil. (v)
SALMON / Fettuccinewith Salmon and spinach. $27
CACIO e PEPE / Bucatini, Pecorino cheese and pepper. A staple in the Roman Cucina. Cooked Al dente. (v)
RAGU’ ALLA BOLOGNESE / Fettuccinewith a beef & pork sauce. Our recipe is from Bologna, Italy. Light and delicate.
PUTTANESCA / Bucatini, tomato, olives, anchovies, capers, garlic, chilli. Rich and salty. Cooked Al dente. (v)
LASAGNE / Beef, pork, tomato and béchamel sauce. Or Vegetarian Lasagne (v)
MEATBALLS / New York “Little Italy” Spaghetti and meatballs.
CARNE (STEAK)/POLLO (CHICKEN)/ PESCE (FISH)
*TAGLIATA/Sliced Scotch fillet 250g, rocket and parmesan. A fantastic, simple dish for steak lovers. Served with an Italian salsa. $30
CACCIATORE / Rustic dish with chicken, olives, mushrooms, white wine and tomato served on potatoes$26
* TARAKIHI / Pan fried Tarakihi, crushed potato and a caper and olive tapenade $27
GELATO / Kapiti Vanilla Ice Cream. ($6)
AFFOGATO / Kapiti Vanilla Ice Cream with a shot of Espresso.
DESSERT OF THE DAY / Please ask your waiter.
PANNA COTTA / Our favourite. Not too sweet. Served with blueberry fruit and crumbs.
PINEAPPLE / Freshly cut pineapple served with a shot of Maraschino liqueur. The favourite choice for well-heeled Milanese locals
TIRAMISU’ / The classic Italian dessert. Made with Amoreand Amaretto!
*CHEESE PLATTER / Gorgonzola, Taleggio, Pecorino, crackers, grapes, dried fruit and nuts $22
KID’S MENU /
Pasta – Spaghetti, tomato, basil or Pizza - Tomato, mozzarella, basil
SMALL SIDES /
Heritage tomatoes, Potatoes al forno or Vegetables.
(v) Vegetarian or could be modified to be vegetarian.