Pane con Olio Aceto Balsamico £4.50
Slices of warmed ciabatta, homemade foccacia and breadsticks served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping

Pane al ’Aglio (con Mozzarella) £4.50
Slices of ciabatta pan-fried in olive oil, butter, garlic and flat leaf parsley. Also available topped with melted mozzarella cheese

(additional charge of £1.50)

Olive Verde £3.95
Pitted queen green olives

Olive Misto con Pepperoncino £3.95
Green and black olives marinated in olive oil and dried chilli flakes



Gamberoni £14.90
King prawns shelled, butterflied and pan-fried with cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic and rosemary. Finished with rocket leaves

Bon Bon £8.20
Slow roasted duck bon-bon coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Served with rocket leaves, beetroot and a balsamic couli

Pasticcino con Spinaci £7.50
Filo pastry parcel filled with spinach leaves, Gorgonzola cheese and crushed walnuts, baked in the oven and finished with a drizzle of Chef’s own Mediterranean pesto

Salsicce Toscana £8.50
Tuscan sausage pan-roasted with vine tomatoes, red onions, chilli, garlic, flat leaf parsley and cannellini beans, drizzled with olive oil

Antipasto £8.90
Slices of Parma ham, Coppa, Napoli and Milano salami with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella. Garnished with salad leaves and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

Calamari Fritti £8.50
Calamari rings dusted in flour, deep-fried, garnished with salad leaves and accompanied with a black olive and anchovy mayonnaise dip

Sardines £7.50
Whole sardines pan-roasted with fresh herbs and garlic. Garnished with dressed salad leaves and served with a wedge of lemon

Fungho con Ricotta £7.90
Portobello mushroom filled with a mixture of Italian ricotta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon zest, flat leaf parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Baked in the oven and garnished with rocket leaves



Penne Airola Starter £7.20 Main £14.95
Pasta tubes tossed with strips of chicken pan-fried with onions, chilli, garlic and rocket leaves, finished with Parmesan cheese and a touch of butter

Linguini con Granchio Starter £7.90 Main £15.90

Fine strands of pasta with fresh white crab meat pan-fried with garlic and chilli in a splash of white wine and a touch of butter

Spaghetti Marinara Starter £8.20 Main £16.50
Spaghetti tossed with pan-fried baby clams, prawns, mussels in the shell, squid, garlic and onions in a rich tomato sauce

Pappardelle con Cinghiale Starter £8.20 Main £16.50
Thick strands of pasta tossed with slow-cooked wild boar in a rich Chianti and tomato sauce. Finished with butter and Parmesan cheese

Cannelloni Starter £6.95 Main £14.50
Large pasta tubes filled with spinach, ricotta and Parmesan cheese, topped with Bechamel and tomato sauce, dusted with Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven

Gluten Free Pastas

We now offer all the above dishes (with the exception of the Cannelloni) with wheat and gluten free spaghetti or penne pasta.
Please ensure you let us know which type of pasta you would prefer and specify “gluten free”.


Filetto di Vesuvio £29.50
Fillet steak marinated in olive oil, chilli and garlic, char-grilled and served with Portobello mushroom, roasted cherry tomatoes, fried courgettes and sautéed potatoes. *Fillet can be served plain char-grilled or with our home-made peppercorn sauce (extra £2.50)

Branzino £24.50
Fillet of sea bass pan-fried and served with a black olive sauce, celery, black olives, garlic, chilli, basil, marjoram and extra virgin olive oil. Accompanied with cubetti potatoes and buttered spinach

Cervo con Funghi £24.50
Venison steak pan-roasted with chestnut mushrooms, onions, dry porcini mushrooms in a cream and Worcester sauce. Accompanied with sautéed potatoes and green beans

Pollo all ’Italiana £18.50
Corn fed chicken supreme topped with Italian cooked ham and Provolone cheese, pan roasted and finished with a white wine sauce. Accompanied with sautéed potatoes and buttered spinach

Vitello con Carciofi £26.50
Loin of veal pan-roasted with Jerusalem artichokes and onions, served with shavings of black truffle and finished with a touch of cream and pan jus. Accompanied with sautéed potatoes and steamed broccoli florets

Fegato con Pancetta £21.50
Slices of calves’ liver pan-fried with sautéed onions and pancetta, served with sage and crème fraiche infused mashed potato and steamed broccoli florets

Sogliola Market Price
Dover sole (on or off the bone), pan-roasted and accompanied with a lemon juice, white wine and butter sauce. Served with buttered spinach and cubetti potatoes

Bocconcini £28.50
Strips of fillet beef pan-fried with red onions, roasted sweet peppers, garlic and chilli, finished with a red wine and Demi-glace sauce. Served with sautéed potatoes and steamed broccoli florets

Potata Dolce con Formaggio £16.50
Slices of sweet potato pan-fried with onions, mint, thyme and a touch of dried chilli flakes, topped with crumbled feta cheese, drizzled with olive oil and backed in the oven. Served with green beans



The following side dishes may be ordered to compliment your choice of meal: All at £3.95
Mixed Salad

Green Salad

Sautéed Mushrooms

Tomato, Red Onion & Rocket Salad
Rocket & Parmesan Salad

Fried Courgettes
Spinach (Buttered/Creamed/Chilli & Garlic)

Sautéed Potatoes

Extra Vegetables



With the exception of ice cream and cheese, all our desserts are made on the premises by the Chefs
Tiramisu al Cafe £6.50
Sponge fingers soaked in coffee, topped with a layer of zabaglione, fresh cream and mascarpone cream cheese and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder

Nemesis £6.95
The ultimate chocolate cake experience! We dare you not to love it …. (Gluten free)

Cheesecake £6.95
A sumptuous cheesecake comprising a biscuit base topped with white chocolate and caramel

Affocato £6.20
Vanilla ice cream served in a glass and finished with a shot of espresso coffee

Cream Brulee £6.95
Italian cooked cream flavoured with amaretto liqueur

Vino Santo con Cantuccini £6.50
A glass of cold Vin Santo served with cantuccini biscuits to dunk and savour

Gelato 2 scoops £4.00 3 scoops £6.00
A selection of Italian ice cream – choose from vanilla, chocolate, coconut, cappuccino, pistachio, strawberry, rum & raisin, passion fruit sorbet, mango sorbet and lemon sorbet

Italiana Cheeseboard One Person £8.95 Two to Share £12.95
A selection of imported Italian cheese (Gorgonzola, Scamorza affumicato [smoked], Asiago, and Pecorino Picante) served with homemade sweet red onion chutney, savoury biscuits, celery and grapes

Opening Times

Mon to Sat Lunch from 12.00
(last orders taken at 2.30pm)
Mon to Sat Evening from 6.30pm
(last orders taken at 9.30pm)
Sunday: Closed until further notice

Get In Touch

Old Barn Court
High Street
Essex, CM12 9BY
Telephone: 01277 630120