Pane con Olio e 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) £4.00
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



Calpesante con Pancetta £12.50
Fresh queen scallops pan-fried in a touch of olive oil and served with an avocado and fresh chilli puree, finished with crumbled crispy pancetta and garnished with sun-blushed cherry tomatoes

Gamberoni £14.50
King prawns shelled, butterflied and pan-fried with cherry tomatoes, fresh rosemary, onions and garlic in a touch of butter. Garnished with rocket leaves

Calamari con Chorizo £8.50
Squid pan fried with chorizo, borlotti beans, onions and garlic in a touch of olive oil. Garnished with rocket leaves

Piccione con Pepperoni £7.90
Wood pigeon breasts pan-roasted with roasted sweet mixed peppers and red onions. Finished with a drizzle of balsamic reduction

Fungho con Provolone £6.95
Portobello mushroom filled with friarielli (turnip tops), topped with Provolone (Italian soft cheese), baked in the oven and finished with rocket leaves and Chef’s own Mediterranean pesto

Fegatini con Salsice £7.20
Chicken livers and Tuscan sausage pan-fried with onions in a light tomato sauce

Sardines £7.50
Whole sardines sprinkled with sea salt and pan-fried, topped with Chef’s own mix of black olives, anchovies, rosemary and breadcrumbs. Garnished with salad leaves and a wedge of lemon

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 olive oil



Penne Airola Starter £6.80 Main £13.95
Pasta tubes with strips of chicken pan-fried with onions, chilli, garlic and rocket leaves, tossed with Parmesan cheese in a touch of butter

Ravioli con Fungo Starter £8.20 Main £16.50
Home-made ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and mushrooms, tossed in mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes and a tomato sauce. Finished with Parmesan cheese

Linguini al Granchio Starter £7.90 Main £15.90
Fine strands of pasta with fresh 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 our rich tomato sauce

Cannelloni Starter £7.20 Main £13.90
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”.
Prices as shown above.


Sogliola £26.50
Dover sole (on or off the bone), pan-roasted and accompanied with a lemon juice, capers, butter and white wine sauce. Served with buttered spinach and new potatoes

Filetto Vesuvio £26.50
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 with our own peppercorn sauce (extra £2.50)

Fegato con Pancetta £18.50
Slices of Calves’ liver pan-fried with sautéed onions and pancetta, served with sage and crème fraiche infused mashed potato

Vitello con Porcini £22.50
Loin of veal pan roasted with porcini mushrooms and onions in a white wine and demi-glace sauce, finished with black truffle and served with sautéed potatoes and broccoli

Pescatrice con Nduja £22.50
Monkfish tail infused with Nduja (spicy pork paste), wrapped in pancetta and oven roasted. Served with buttered spinach and cubetti potatoes and finished with pan jus

Pasticcino di Verdure £15.50
Filo pastry parcel filled with peas, green beans, spinach and onions mixed with a touch of mascarpone cream cheese, finished with cubed feta cheese, a touch of lemon zest and roasted pine nuts baked in the oven, served with cubetti potatoes and drizzled with balsamic reduction

Pollo al Dragoncello £16.50
Breast of chicken pan-fried with wild and chestnut mushrooms in a cream and tarragon sauce. Served with sautéed new potatoes and broccoli

Cervo £21.50
Fresh venison steak pan-fried and served on a bed of creamed Savoy cabbage with pancetta. Finished with a port sauce and served with sautéed potatoes



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

Rocket and Parmesan Salad

Spinach (Creamed/Buttered/Chilli & Garlic)


Sautéed Mushrooms
Tomato, Red Onion and Rocket Salad
Fried Courgettes
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 Caffe £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 £6.50
The ultimate chocolate cake experience! We dare you not to love it …. (Gluten free)

Pannacotta d’Arancia £6.95
Traditional Italian cooked cream dessert infused with orange zest, orange juice and vanilla, served with a caramelised orange and Grand Marnier sauce

Cheesecake ai Cannoli £6.95
A biscuit base topped with a traditional Sicilian “cannoli” baked cheesecake mix (contains ricotta, mascarpone, Marsala wine, citrus zest, vanilla and candied fruit)

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

Vin 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 £8.50 Two to Share £12.50
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


Dessert Wines (75 ml Glass)

Ventus Di Sicilia £4.20
A golden nectar with wonderful aromas of candied orange and mandarin peel, a sweet and enveloping palate of bright fruit, delicate spice, clean acidity and a lingering finish.


Port (50 ml Glass)

Cockburn’s Fine Ruby £2.80
Taylors Late Bottled Vintage £3.50
Taylors 10 Years Old Tawny £5.10


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