served with a glass of pinot grigio or montepulciano

 

LUNCH PRIX FIXE

prix fixe 23.00

 

verde salad

or

caesar salad

 

spaghetti primavera

mixed vegetables in a tomato sauce

 

 

spaghetti alla carbonara

onion, Italian bacon & light cream

 

 

penne alla vodka

in a light vodka & tomato sauce

 

linguini bolognese

meat sauce

 

parmigiana di pollo

chicken parmigiana

 

 

pollo

breast of chicken piccata or marsala

 

 

salmone

broiled or poached

 

 

 

*chicken and salmon served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

 

 

coffee or tea

no substitutions

no discount cards

 

parties of 5 or more subject to 18% gratuity

LUNCH

zuppe

minestrone

vegetable soup 9

 

pasta e fagioli

classic Italian bean soup 9

 

zuppa del giorno 9

 

brodetto di pesce

shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams & salmon

in a light tomato broth 17

insalate

mista

lettuce, tomato, radish, &  carrot, sherry vinaigrette 9

 

VERDE

organic greens, radishes, herbs, & sherry vinaigrette 9

 

tricolore

endive, arugula, radicchio, pecorino flakes, & sherry vinaigrette 10

 

spinaci e caprino

baby spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, & balsamic reduction 10

 

cesare

caesar salad  9

with grilled chicken or shrimp  18

 

 

pollo e pomodoro

grilled breast of chicken with mozzarella, tomatoes, onion & basil 18

 

tonno

lettuce, cherry tomatoes, capers, tuna & balsamic dressing  13

 

cobb salad

 organic greens, grilled chicken, eggs, bacon, blue cheese, tomato, avocado &  red wine vinaigrette 18

 

Veggi burger

Veggie patty on a toasted bun,  fresh lettuce, Sliced tomato

With fries or salad  14

 

APPETIZERS

antipasto misto all’italiana

selection of Italian cured meats & cheese 14

 

prosciutto di parma con melone

prosciutto & melon 12

 

carpaccio di manzo

raw fillet of beef, arugola, carpaccio sauce, & parmigiano flakes 13

 

polpette

meatballs with mashed potatoes 11

calamari fritti

fried calamari served with marinara sauce 15

 

salmone marinato

cured salmon garnished with asparagus  14

 

sautée di cozze

steamed P. E. I. mussels & garlic bruschetta 15

 

caprese

fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, & pesto 12

 

verdure grigliate

grilled seasonal vegetables with extra virgin olive oil

& aged balsamic vinegar 13

 

frittata

frittata del giorno

omelet of the day 14

PANINI

on italian ciabatta

served with fries or salad

bistecca con pomodori arrosto

skirt steak, caramelized onion, roasted tomato 18

 

prosciutto

prosciutto, mozzarella, & tomatoes 14

 

parmigiana di pollo

chicken parmigiana sandwich 15

 

 hamburger del Violino

Pat la Frieda ground beef, caramelized onion, pesto on a toasted bun 15

 with fontina cheese 17

 

paste

all our pastas are daily homemade

spaghetti al pomodoro

spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce 15

 

ravioli alfredo

spinach & ricotta ravioli in cream sauce 17

 

lasagna alla bolognese

bolognese ragu 18

 

bucatini all’amatriciana

cured Italian bacon, onions, tomato, & pecorino cheese 17

 

orecchiette broccoli e salsiccia

broccoli rabe & Italian sausage ragu in a garlic & olive oil sauce  16

 

spaghetti con polpettine

meatballs with currants in tomato sauce 18

 

spaghetti bolognese

Bolognese ragu 18

 

linguine con cozze e vongole

manila clams, P. E. I. mussels, & cherry tomato 20

 

linguine ai frutti di mare

linguini with mixed seafood 23

 

secondi

petto di pollo

breast of chicken in a piccata or marsala sauce with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables   22

 

pollo alla parmigiana

served with pasta of the day  22

 

scaloppine di vitello

veal scaloppini in a piccata or marsala sauce served with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables 22

 

brasato di agnello

braised lamb served with mashed potatoes & asparagus 23

 

Filetto di manzo

grilled filet mignon in a Barolo mushrooms sauce Served with mashed potatoes & asparagus 35

 

salmone

grilled or poached salmon, Dijon mustard sauce served with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables 24

 

scampi oreganata

shrimp with bread crumb crust, sautéed with white wine, lemon, & garlic served with saffron risotto  25

 

capesante

sea scallops with spinach, vegetables julienne, caramelized onions, currants, & white truffle olive oil  26

 

Branzino alla griglia

grilled Mediterranean sea bass served with seasonal

vegetables 25

 

contorni 6

pure di patate - mashed potatoes

cime di rapa - broccoli rabe & hot peppers

spinaci - spinach with garlic & olive oil

asparagi - grilled asparagus

cavoletti - brussel sprouts, Italian cured bacon

 

minestrone, pasta e fagioli or soup of the day

 

DINNER PRIX FIXE

prix fixe 41.00

 

verde salad

or

caesar salad

 

spaghetti alla napoletana

tomato sauce topped with fresh mozzarella

 

 

ravioli alfredo

homemade spinach ravioli in a cream sauce

 

 

penne alla vodka

in a light tomato sauce

 

 

parmigiana di pollo

chicken parmigiana served with pasta

 

 

filetto di san Pietro al vino bianco

fillet of John Dory in a white wine & capers sauce served with

 mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables

 

 

gelato

vanilla or chocolate ice cream

 

or

 

dessert of the day

 

 

 

coffee or tea

no substitutions

no discount cards

 

parties of 5 or more subject to 18% gratuity

PRICES AT THE RESTAURANT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

 

DINNER

zuppe

minestrone

traditional italian chunky vegetable  soup 9

 

pasta e fagioli

classic Italian bean soup 10

 

zuppa del giorno

chef selection of seasonal  soup 10

 

brodetto di pesce

shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and salmon  in a  light tomato broth 20

insalate

mista

lettuce, tomato, radish, &  carrot, sherry vinaigrette 11

 

tricolore

endive, arugula, radicchio,  pecorino cheese flakes

& sherry vinagrette 12

 

spinaci e caprino

baby spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, & balsamic reduction 12

 

cesare

caesar salad 11 | chicken or shrimp 22

 

indivia

endive, cherry tomatoes, avocado,parmigiano cheese flakes & lemon dressing  12

 

APPETIZERS

antipasto misto all’italiana

selection of Italian cured meats & cheese 18

 

prosciutto di parma con melone

italian aged prosciutto & melon 15

 

carpaccio di manzo

raw fillet of beef, arugula, parmigiano flakes  and

carpaccio sauce 16

 

polpette

meatballs with mashed potatoes and brown sauce 14

calamari fritti

fried calamari served with marinara sauce 16

 

salmone marinato

cured salmon garnished with asparagus  15

 

sautée di cozze

steamed P. E. I. mussels & garlic bruschetta 18

 

caprese

fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, & pesto 15

 

verdure grigliate

grilled seasonal vegetables with extra virgin olive oil, & aged

balsamic vinegar 16

 

RISOTTO

Risotto ai frutti di mare

homemade risotto with  mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp and salmon 30

Risotto quatro formaggi

chef’s mix four chesses in a homemade smooth risotto  25

Risotto al tartufo nero

Arborio rice with porcini mushrooms  and black truffles 30

eating raw or undercooked fish, shellfish, eggs or meat increase the risk of foodborne illnesses

paste

spaghetti al pomodoro

spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce 20

 

ravioli alfredo

spinach & ricotta ravioli in cream sauce 24

 

penne alla vodka

penne pasta with pink sauce 22

 

spaghetti primavera

mixed vegetables in tomato sauce 23

 

gnocchi alla bolognese

bolognese ragu 25

 

bucatini all’amatriciana

cured Italian bacon, onions, tomato, & pecorino cheese 24

lasagna alla bolognese

homemade lasagna with bolognese ragu 24

 

orecchiette broccoli e salsiccia

broccoli rabe & Italian sausage ragu in a garlic & olive oil sauce  24

 

spaghetti con polpettine

meatballs with currants in tomato sauce 25

 

linguine con cozze e vongole

manila clams, P. E. I. mussels, & cherry tomato 27

 

fettuccine con scampi all’arrabbiata

fettuccine with shrimp, chopped porcini mushroom & crushed red pepper in a brown truffle butter sauce 29

 

linguine ai frutti di mare

linguini with mixed seafood 30

 

all our pastas are daily homemade gluten  free  pasta  extra $2

secondi

petto di pollo

breast of chicken in a piccata or marsala sauce with mashed potatoes &

seasonal vegetables   25

 

pollo alla parmigiana

served with pasta 27

 

scaloppine di vitello

veal scaloppini in a piccata or marsala sauce served with mashed potatoes &

seasonal vegetables  29

 

brasato di agnello

braised lamb, served with mashed potatoes & asparagus 28

 

filetto di manzo

grilled filet mignon in a Barolo mushrooms sauce

Served with mashed potatoes & asparagus 39

 

salmonegrilled salmon, Dijon mustard sauce served with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables   29 scampi oreganatashrimp with bread crumb crust, sautéed with white wine, lemon, & garlic served with saffron risotto 30 capesantesea scallops with spinach, vegetables julienne, caramelized onions, currants, & white truffle olive oil  30 branzinogrilled Mediterranean sea bass,served with seasonal vegetables 31   

 

contorni 8

pure di patate - mashed potatoes

cime di rapa - broccoli rabe & hot peppers

spinaci - spinach with garlic & olive oil

asparagi - grilled asparagus

cavoletti - brussel sprouts, Italian cured bacon

 

served with your choice of mimosa, screwdriver or bloody Mary

 

 

brunch menu

prix fixe 23.95

frittata di spinaci e caprino

open omelet with spinach, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms & goat cheese

 

 

frittata alle erbe

open omelet with arugula, parmigiano reggiano & fresh herbs

 

 

frittata al salmone e mozzarella

house cured salmon & mozzarella open omelet

 

 

eggs benedict

poached eggs, spinach, Canadian bacon & hollandaise sauce

 

eggs

two eggs as you like, bacon or sausage

with salad and home fries

 

zio carlo salad

romaine lettuce, bacon, blue cheese, boiled eggs, candy walnuts

with sherry vinagrette dressing

 

 

hamburger del Violino

Pat la Frieda ground beef, caramelized onion & pesto sauce

 served with French fries, lettuce, slice tomato on a  bun

With cheese 24.95

 

corned beef hash

with poached egg, salad and home fries

 

French toast

with mascarpone, maple syrup & mixed berries

 

 

bruschetta con salmone marinato

house cured salmon with capers, mimosa, shallot, & ricotta cheese served with toasted bread

 

burger vegetali

veggie burger, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato,

on a bun served with Fries or salad

 

 

 

coffee or tea

no substitutions

no discount cards

 

parties of 5 or more subject to 18% gratuity

 

Saturday and Sunday

DOLCI

 

 

DESSERT menU

torta al cioccolato

flourless chocolate cake topped with vanilla gelato 12

 

tiramisu

espresso soaked lady fingers and mascarpone cheese dusted with cocoa powder 11

 

crostata di ricotta

lemon ricotta cheesecake 10

 

biscotti

chef’s selection traditional Italian cookies 9

 

panna cotta

homemade chilled ‘cooked cream’ thickened with gelatine and  molded 9

 

sorbetto

lemon sorbet or mango sorbet 9

 

gelato

chocolate or vanilla 9

 

affogato

gelato topped with espresso 8

 

Tartufo

zabaione cream center, surrounded by chocolate gelato and caramelized hazelnuts, topped with cocoa powder 11

 

formaggi

cheese selection served with crostini & honey  black truffles 15

 

dessert wine

 

 

moscato mionetto

crisp on the palate with delicate fruit flavors reminiscent of peaches and honey. Great with biscotti

glass 14    |   bottle 45

dessert coffees

italian cordials 12

 

coffee or tea 4

 

espresso

single 4.25

double 5.25

 

cappuccino 6

 

caffè e latte

served regular or decaffeinated, hot or iced 6

 

caffè d’amore

amaretto, whipped cream 9

 

irish coffee

irish whiskey, whipped cream 9

 

amaretto di saronno

 

amaro ramazzotti

 

cynar

 

fernet branca

 

frangelico

 

licor 43

 

grappa

 

limoncello

 

sambuca romana

WINE LIST

SPARKLING WINE AND CHAMPAGNE

 

REDWINE

 

 

PROSECCO, VILLA JOLANDA   Gl. 14 BTL.  45

Veneto | Characteristic, aromatic,  rich flowers and fruits scents. Fresh, persistent, fruity taste.

 

CONTADI CASTALDI, BRUT FRANCIACORTA   BTL. 50

Lombardy | This fresh, lively, brut is easy to drink, accessible, and well balanced. Straw-yellow with greenish tinges, animated by a

fine and persistent perlage.

 

CHANDON BRUT CLASSIC   Gl. 15 BTL.  55

CALIFORNIA | Our signature flavor profile

of apple, pear and citrus flavors.

 

MOET & CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL  BTL.  90

FRANCE | Medium-bodied & well-rounded with

slightly nutty flavors.

 

MIONETTO, MOSCATO  Gl. 14 BTL. 45

VENETO | Crisp on the palate with delicate fruit flavors reminiscent of peaches and honey.

ROSE

 

 

ROSATO, CASTORANI, CADETTO  Gl. 11 BTL.  38

ABRUZZO | Intense notes of fruits, watermelon, pomegranate, exotic fruits and mature almonds.

 

ROSE, CLASSICO, ZENI  Gl. 11 BTL.  50

BARDOLINO CHIARETTO I Fruit driven and elegant with floral hints of rose and violet.  The palate is fresh and delicate with  energetic fruit-forward flavors.

WHITE WINE

 

 

CAVALIERE, VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO  Gl. 12 BTL.  40

ITALY | The palate is fresh and spicy. Slightly aromatic with a full and pleasant body.

 

GAVI DI GAVI, PATRIZI  BTL.  40

PIEDMONT | Delicate fruit & intense  fragrance of apple and banana.  Full bodied  with hints of lime.

 

PINOT GRIGIO, CITRA O  Gl. 10 BTL.  36

ABRUZZO I Bright straw yellow with delicate pleasing fresh floral fruit notes. Dry, light & crisp.

 

ORVIETO CLAS SI CO, LA LECCIAIA  O  Gl. 12 BTL.  42

UMBRIA | Well-balanced, pleasant roundness, featuring notes of flowers and apples  with hints of almond.

 

RIESLING, CAVIT  O  Gl. 12 BTL.  39

LOMBARDY | Refreshing, lively & well balanced, with a hint of sweetness. Rich, luscious flavors of ripe peach, apricot & citrus.

 

CHARDONNAY. ROCCA GIOVANNI  O  Gl. 12 BTL.  41

PIEMONTE | Ripe, rich aromas of apple pie, meringue and cream. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and dried pineapple and toasty oak flavors.

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC,  EISACKTALER KELLERI   O  Gl. 14 BTL.  47

ITALY | Greenish yellow in color with an intense nose of nettle and black currant. The palate is dry and rounded with an

elegant finish.

 

PINOT GRIGIO, SANTA MARGHERITA O  BTL.  68

TRENTINO | Fresh, clean fragrance that is followed by a crisp, refreshing flavor with hints of citrus fruits.

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, CASATA PARINI  Gl. 10 BTL.  36

ABRUZZO | Lush ruby with hints of purple. Pleasant lingering fruit aromas. Dry,  well-balanced and tannic with  blackberry flavors.

 

CHIANTI, GABBIANO Gl. 12 BTL. 39

TUSCANY | Fragrant aromas of violets and a fruity bouquet of

red fruits.

 

CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA,  SAN CRISPINO  BTL.  52

ITALY | Intense bouquet, earthy, with wildred berries and cedar notes. Dry, strong and persistent.

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, ARCAIA Gl. 12 BTL.  40

FRIULI | Slightly grassy, reminiscent of violets and wisteria. Full bodied, velvety  and evenly balanced.

 

MERLOT, BRUNELLESCO Gl. 12 BTL.  40

VENETO | Great structure with soft  and well orchestrated taste with hint of blackberries and plums.

 

NERO D'AVOLA, VILLAGGIO Gl. 13 BTL.  42

SICILY | Fine, penetrating bouquet.  Layers of damson, black cherry & licorice.

 

NEGROAMARO,TORMARESCA Gl. 13 BTL.  42

PUGLIA | Black cherry with light violet notes, soft, sapidly balanced. Acidity &justly tannic.

 

ROMPICOLLO, TOMMASI Gl. 14 BTL. 50

MAREMMA TOSCANA | A super Tuscan blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40%  Cabernet Sauvignon. Blends the luscious fruit of Sangiovese with the leather and espresso backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

PINOT NERO, MONTE DEGLI ANGELI Gl. 12 BTL.  42

PIEDMONT | Black cherry and strawberry Fruit with bright acidity, earthy nuances and lively tannins.

 

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, COL D'ORCIA BTL.  54

TUSCANY | 100% Sangiovese Baby Brunello. Fresh intense aromas of ripe fruit infused  with spice from the oak. Full bodied  with supple tannins.

 

VALPOLICELLA, ZENI BTL.  53

VENETO | Fine, fragrant, with fruity hints of blackberry and cherry. Dry, intense and harmonic.

 

BAROLO, ROCCA GIOVANNI BTL.  80

PIEDMONT | Pure cherry flavor is framed by mineral and tobacco accents and stern tannins with long finish.

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, LA LECCIAIA BTL.  75

TUSCANY | Sumptuous, yet well-defined  by bright acidity and balance. Hints of cherry, spice and tobacco.

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