Restaurant Menu

PER INCOMINCIARE


* LA MINESTRA DEL GIORNO
Vegetable soup of the day
16.00
STRACCIATELLA, TIPO ROMANA
A traditional Latium chicken and beef broth with whisked egg, cheese and nutmeg
15.50
* L’APRI TAVOLA DELLO CHEF
A selection of cold & hot appetisers which can include cured salumi, hot olives, pickles, seafood
P.O.A
FILETTO AL CARPACCIO
Veneto inspired dish of thinly sliced raw fillet of Angus beef, dressed with mayonnaise, extra virgin olive oil, slivers of grana padano and fresh celery
22.50
VITELLO TONNATO CON CAPPERI DI PANTELLERIA
Piedmontese dish of cold roast veal slices, tuna flavoured mayonnaise, crispy fried Sicilian capers
23.50
* CANESTRELLI IN PADELLA
Today’s seared scallops with accompaniments
23.90
CALAMARI FRITTI SUL RADICCHIO TREVISANO E RUCOLA, SALE AFFUMICATO
Lightly floured pieces of calamari, shallow fried, tossed with a lemon and pepper dressing, on red chicory and rocket leaves
22.90
33.00

PASTE E RISOTTI


GNOCCHI DI PATATE CON POMODORI DOLCI E BURRATA PUGLIESE
House made potato, semolina & nutmeg dumplings tossed with a tomato sugo, soft Apulian mozzarella style cheese and basil
22.50
33.50
RAVIOLI DI CARNE EMILIANI, CON CONDIMENTO DI CARNE
House made pasta squares filled with seasoned chicken, veal & spinach with a rich meat ragu
23.50
34.90
* TAGLIOLINI/TAGLIATELLE ALL’UOVO FATTI IN CASA
Today’s traditional fresh egg and semolina pasta hailing from Emilia Romagna and Le Marche
P.O.A
* TORTELLI DEL GIORNO
Today’s traditional house made parcels of pasta
P.O.A
SPAGHETTI CON GAMBERONI E ‘LA PEVERADA’ IN BIANCO
Durum wheat spaghetti with prawns, olive oil, garlic and a Veneto Inspired bread, white pepper & bone marrow sauce
24.50
36.50
* RISOTTO DEL GIORNO, ALL’ONDA
Venetian style meat flavoured, wet rice dish using “vialone nano” rice
P.O.A

SECONDI PIATTI


GAMBE D’ANITRA, TORTELLONE RIPIENO, SALSA DI LAMPASCIONE AL BALSAMICO
Twice cooked duck leg on the bone & a boneless duck leg in ‘crepinette’, a pasta parcel of white cabbage, cured pork cheek & black sesame with whole wild onions in balsamic sauce
38.90
* STUFATO DI CARNE, SCELTA DELLO CHEF, CON GNOCCO ALLA ROMANA
Today’s oven baked meat braise, with semolina dumplings and crispy leeks
37.50
PAILLARD DI POLLO, TORTA DI ZUCCA E PORRI, UN ‘WAFER’ DI POLENTA
Char grilled chicken breast rubbed with lemon, sage & chilli, with a baked pumpkin & leek custard torte
35.50
BISTECCA AI FERRI, VERDURE ESSICCATE, ZUCCHINE SOTT’OLIO, SALSA DI CREN
350gms Black Angus, grain-fed porterhouse, dried vegetable slivers, pickled zucchini & creamed horseradish
38.50
* FILETTO DI PESCE AL FORNO
Market fresh fillet of fish, pan seared, crispy skin, with today’s accompaniments
P.O.A
* TRANCIO DI PESCE AI FERRI
Steak of grilled game fish, a mint, caper & lemon marinade & a ‘sformato’ of baked aubergine
37.90

PIATTI VEGETERIANI


POLENTA TARAGNA CON UN RAGU DI FUNGHI SELVATICI
Soft buckwheat & corn polenta topped with a white ragu of wild mushrooms and herbs
22.90
33.50
* RISOTTO CON VERDURE DI STAGIONE
Classic wet rice dish of ‘vialone nano’ rice, enriched with a vegetable broth and seasonal vegetables
22.90
33.50
* RAVIOLI DI SPINACI E RICOTTA
Pasta squares filled with spinach, ricotta & borage with a creamed vegetable stock, butter & sage sauce
23.50
34.90

INSALATE


INSALATA VERDE
Mixed lettuce greens
9.50
13.50
RUCOLA CON PERE E NOCI
A salad of rocket leaves with shavings of parmesan, walnut & pear
12.50
16.50
CAPRESE ESTIVA DI BUFALA LOCALE
A salad from Capri with vine ripened tomatoes, Giorgio’s local buffalo mozzarella, infused basil e.v. olive oil & Sardinian pane carasau
23.50
INSALATA TARTUFATA CON FETTA
Leaf greens, Persian feta, truffled semi dried tomatoes with a black olive, pinenut & vinaigrette dressing
18.50

CONTORNI


PATATE AL FORNO
Oven roasted Dutch cream potatoes with garlic and rosemary
10.00
14.50
PATATINE FRITTE
Fried shoe-string potatoes with rock salt
8.00
12.00
‘FASOI’ ALLA VENETA
Venetian style borlotti beans in a cured pork and vinegar sauce
10.50
SPINACI SALTATI CON SCAGLIE DI PARMIGIANO
Sautéed baby spinach with lemon, olive oil and parmesan shavings
10.50
16.50
FUNGHI TRIFOLATI
A saute of wild mushrooms with olive oil, herbs and white wine
11.00
17.50

DOLCI


* SEMIFREDDO DEL GIORNO
Semi frozen ‘gelato’
16.50
* LA CROSTATA DEL GIORNO AL GUSTO DI AGRUMI
Today’s fresh citrus tart
16.50
BUDINO DI CIOCCOLATO
A variation of ‘Ada Boni’s’ classic chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce & honeycomb
16.50
* PANNA COTTA DELLA CUCINA
Cooked cream dessert in the Piedmontese style, flavoured on a seasonal whim
16.50
L’AFFOGATO AL CAFFE CON LIQUORE
House made vanilla bean ice cream, a shot of Di Bella espresso, coffee granules & Liqueur
16.50
CANNOLI SICILIANI
Typically from Sicily, a fried pastry dessert filled with buffalo ricotta & mascarpone, served on a chocolate & nut soil
16.50

FORMAGGI


* FORMAGGI DEL GIORNO CON FINTO SALAME, COME FA STELLA E MOSTARDA VENETA
(approx. 50g)
A selection of cheese, pickled mustard fruits and a candied biscuit, alchermes and bitter cocoa roll
- from
18.00 pp
PARMIGIANO REGGIANO
Pure natural goodness, as eaten by the Romans for hundreds of years. Like a fine wine it is smooth, nutty, full bodied and is crisp to the taste, hailing from the Reggio Emilia province
GORGONZOLA
From Italy’s Lombardy region, intensely delicious, Gorgonzola is mild yet tangy, creamy and firm with a pale white interior laced with streaks of blue
TESTUN AL BAROLO
An interpretation of a drunken cheese: sharp, solid and compact cow’s milk matured for 5 months in cellars & refined in wine must of the Barolo grape
PECORINO
Typically produced in Sardinia, Lazio & Tuscany, a ewe’s milk cheese which can range from mature to semi-soft

CAFFE CON BISCOTTINI


DI BELLA COFFEE - Espresso, Cappuccino, Caffe Latte, Lungo Nero (Long Black)
5.50
- Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Pure Green, Pure Peppermint & Pure Camomile
5.50
CAFFE CORRETTO - Espresso with Grappa or Brandy
8.50
All served with biscotti & crostoli
* - Denotes Caterina’s Specials - All prices include G.S.T.
* - Credit Card Service Fee Applies

Contact Info

221 Queen Street (Basement)
Melbourne, VIC 3000

ph: 9670 8488
mob: 0418 568 722

Trading Hours

Monday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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