Soup of the Day
nice cup … 4.50 biggish bowl … 6.50
Eggplant Fries 6.95
Ya gotta try ‘em! Crispy rice coating, yogurt sauce
Tender beef and pork meatballs on cheesy polenta with red wine sauce, served with focaccia bread
Grilled bread with Rapini and Smoked Provolone
Warm Focaccia Bread 5.95
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pecorino and Parmesan Cheese
Add to the plate:
Homemade Ricotta 1.75
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic 1.75
Charred and peeled Sweet Peppers 1.75
Pizza Oven- Charred Octopus 9.95
Hot from the pizza oven on a skillet-roasted Panzanella of roasted tomatoes and red peppers, focaccia bread, basil and parsley, doused with lemon vinaigrette.
Early Spring Caprese 8.95
Shitake, Crimini and Portabello Mushrooms get a warm bath of wine, olive oil, herbs and peppercorns, then we spoon them out over sliced housemade fresh mozzarella and serve with roasted tomatoes and warm focaccia bread.
Dressed Greens 5.95
A variety of seasonal greens with your choice of white wine vinaigrette, roasted garlic dressing or buttermilk dressing.
Slice of Ice 8.95
Cherry tomatoes, cubes of provolone, a lively roasted garlic dressing and a scattering of sliced pepperoni blasted in the oven till it’s cupped and crispy, all piled on a slab of chilled iceberg.
Arugula and Shaved Cauliflower Salad 8.95
Shaved Parmesan, orange zest, smoked salt, housemade lemon oil
Kale Salad 8.95
Sliced thin and piled tall and fluffy with matchstick-cut carrots, local apple, sweet little roasted cherry tomatoes and a sweet-and-salty balsamic and black olive vinaigrette. Showered with Parmigiano Reggiano.
EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!
Mixed Grill 9.95
Broccolini, turnips, mushrooms and slow-roasted tomatoes get a turn on the grill, then showered with fresh herbs and ribbons of shaved Grana Padano cheese for a seasonal mix we could eat every day!
Pizza Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts 8.95
Razor Garlic, Bacon, Pecorino Cheese, Focaccia Breadcrumbs
*Green Beans with Soy Sauce Vinaigrette and Anchovy Mayo 7.95
I stole these from Girl and The Goat in Chicago. They are savory, juicy and hit all the right umami notes.
Roasted Yukon Potatoes 6.95 Served after 5pm
Split, flattened and roasted with olive oil, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper till crispy ‘round the edges.
Wheat Penny Burger 13.95
Our default temp is medium-well; if you’d like your burger cooked differently, just tell your server!
The kitchen is proud of our special blend of 70% chuck, 15% short rib and 15% brisket, resulting in a juicy, nicely-textured and
flavorful burger! Ask your server what condiments, vegetables and other garnishes today’s Burger is sporting, or just go traditional with cheese, lettuce, pickles, sliced onion (any or all) and your choice of classic condiments.
Mushroom Milanese 12.95
A big portabello mushroom breaded with panko crumbs, then deep-fried till golden brown and crispy-crunchy. Served hot on freshly-made foccacia bread with a fistful of arugula and a smear of salsa verde, an Italian green sauce made with parsley, capers,olive oil, lemon, and love.
Tuscan Roast Pork Loin 13.95
This pork loin is our take on the famed Arista Toscana, the mouthwatering roast pork of Tuscany. Seasoned with our house fennel spice mix and roasted to a rosy pink, the meat is thinly sliced and piled on housemade focaccia with garlic butter-braised kale for a juicy and delicious sandwich that highlights Tuscan ingredients and really packs in the flavor.
PASTA AND MORE
Grilled Rock Shrimp, Broccolini and Peppers with Polenta 18.95
Straight from the Texas Gulf Coast, rock shrimp pop with texture and almost lobster-like flavor. Grilled with the vegetables, tumbled over polenta parmigiana and garnished with lemon oil and a drizzle of salsa verde, this is a “shrimp and grits” your mama never dreamed of.
Green Lasagne with Cheese and Tomato 15.95
A labor of love. Homemade spinach pasta comes rolling forth from the pasta machine brilliantly green and very thin. It is layered with housemade ricotta cheese scented with nutmeg, and a light, fresh tomato sauce–eons away from the heavy, dense lasagne of the past. Simple, delicate, authentic, and so good.
Bucatini Cacio Pepe 11.95 | 18.95
An iconic Roman pasta dish, Cacio Pepe literally means “Cheese and Pepper”. Traditionally the pasta is tossed with nothing but pecorino cheese and black pepper, but for a small bit of butter and olive oil to get it started. We had a memorable version recently at Monteverde Restaurant in Chicago, where Liz staged for a day and learned a unique method of making Cacio Pepe especially fresh and creamy—adding the whey from homemade ricotta to the pan. We make a lot of ricotta, so this dish seemed a natural for us! Bucatini is one of our favorite pastas, and done this way it is very, very simple–but out of this world.
PLATE DINNERS – served after 5pm with your choice of two sides
Crispy Brick Chicken Thighs 19.95
Superior-quality, all natural chicken thighs are boned out, seasoned and cooked juicy and crispy under a brick.
Grilled Pork Rib Chop with Roman Sauce 22.95
Brined and beautifully charred, this bone-in chop is grilled to medium and drizzled with Roman Sauce, a balsamic vinegar reduction flavored with a branch of rosemary, a glug of honey and a handful of butter chunks whisked in at the end.
Grilled Trout with Tonnato Sauce 24.95
A classic, simple Italian fish preparation, fresh trout is butterflied and lightly charred on the grill, then served with creamy Tonnato Sauce, a homemade mayonnaise flavored with imported tuna packed in olive oil, caper brine and anchovies. So Italian, so good.
Grilled Strip Steak with Porcini Rub 29.95
This 12 oz. beauty is rubbed with a housemade spice mix of dried porcini mushrooms, coarse salt, crushed black pepper and Spanish paprika, grilled to charred and juicy.
Cauliflower T-Bone 17.95
A thick center-cut slice of cauliflower is poached in aromatic broth, then cooked to a deep, burnished brown on the flat top until it looks like a steak! Garnished with a rough-chopped salsa-ish sauce full of things cauliflower loves–olives, garlic, raisins, orange segments, herbs and good olive oil. A savory, dramatic, center-of-the-plate take on a favorite vegetable.
Plate Dinner Side Choices
- Spaghetti Squash
- Green Beans
- Garlicky Sauteed Spinach
- Sauteed Rapini
- Cheese Polenta
- Roasted Potatoes
- Cauliflower Mash
- Grilled Broccolini
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
PIZZAS – small and large rounds
Our California-style pizzas are made with a dough that slowly proofs over several days, creating flavor and a slightly chewy, air-pocketed crust that complements our delicious toppings. Housemade sausage and other carefully sourced meats, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses made every day, fresh herbs and vegetables, sauces, condiments, herb shakes and spice mixes bring a unique character to our pizzas as they emerge, hot and tasty, from our 700-degree deck oven.
**Please note that in the Italian Pizzaioli tradition, we allow the pizzas to stay in the oven until the rims are nice and browned, with char-spots here and there. This insures a firm bottom crust that gives an assertive crunch when cut. If you prefer your pizzas baked less dark, please let us know when you order!
MR. WHITE 13.95 | 20.95
A white pizza with Smoked Provolone, Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmesan, Rosemary
TAYLOR STREET 13.95 | 20.95
Italian Pork Sausage, Spinach, Garlic-braised Mushrooms
ANGRY SAL 13.95 | 20.95
An Olive Oil base with Italian Pork Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Spicy Tomato Sauce on Top
MACHETE 13.95 | 20.95
Black Beans, Chorizo, Cheddar and Crispy Fried Tortillas Strips, Lime
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES 14.95 | 21.95
A white pizza with Bechamel, Roasted Pork, Smoked Provolone and Roasted Poblano Peppers
ANGELA 13.95 | 20.95
A white margarita with Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced Roma Tomato, Basil
PHILOMENA 13.95 | 20.95
Sliced Meatballs, Sweet Peppers and Onions, Oregano
MATTERHORN 14.95 | 21.95
A white pizza with Shaved Speck, Housemade Ricotta, Spicy Rosemary Honey, Freshly-ground Black Pepper
TARTE FLAMBEE, OUR WAY 14.95 | 21.95
A white pizza with Bechamel, Nueske’s Bacon, Braised Onions, Fresh Thyme
TOMMASO 14.95 | 21.95
Grapes, Roman Sauce, Aged Blue Cheese, Crispy Shoestring Onions
HAWAII 4-00 13.95 | 20.95
Ham, Charred Pineapple, Fresh Jalapenos, Cilantro
THAT’S THE WAY UH-HUH, UH-HUH 13.95 | 20.95
Pepperoni, Roasted Sweet Peppers
MEDITERRANEAN 13.95 | 20.95
Eggplant, Broccolini, Feta, Crispy Garlic, and Harissa
SICILIANO 13.95 | 20.95
Orange-scented Castelvetrano Olives, Ricotta, Toasted Almonds