Private Dining

Join us for a private dinner with no less than 8 of your closest friends (we can accommodate up to 10 people.). We will prepare a special selection of appetizers from the best the market has to offer that day. You choose from the menu below one selection for each course to put together an amazing Italian feast. Don’t forget the wine as it is BYOB!

Price is $65+tax and gratuity per person! A deposit of 1/2 the payment is required to secure the reservation. Please understand that the deposit is not refundable and not transferable/exchangeable for another date.

Spring and Early Summer Menu 2017

Antipasti

Best Choices of Our Cucina

Soup (Brodo)

Tortellini in your choice of chicken broth.  Either choice is a deliciously light and tasty start to a great banquet!

Classic Wedding Soup  True Italian “Zuppa Maritata” is a wonderful combination of hearty flavors.

Our own chicken stock holds tiny meatballs, buttery pieces of chicken, pastina and tortellini not to mention the great trinity of veggies to enhance the colorful bowl!

Tuscan Celery and Potato Soup The fresh flavor of bright celery and the creaminess of locally grown potatoes make a simple soup a flavorful dish!

Garden Minestrone  All the goodness of a spring garden in a simmering pot of tastiness!  No less than ten vegetables in combination to be both rich and light.

Tomato Capellini  Our only tomato based  broth on the list.  A true family recipe shared with us by my dearest aunt in Italy.  Broken bits of angel hair pasta in a tasty broth of Campari tomatoes and parsley …simple is good!

Zuppa di Latuga e Riso  The first greens to be picked from a spring garden are tender and flavorful .  A handful of Arborio rice adds some creaminess and homemade vegetable stock are just right.

 Pasta

Crepe Lasagna  with Arugula and Prosciutto.  Our airy crepes are layered with peppery arugula and imported prosciutto.  Creamy mozzarella and nutmeg laced béchamel hold the dish together before we top it all with our buttery parmiggiano reggiano…it’s just good!

Imbustata  a wonderful “envelope” of homemade egg pasta stuffed with sautéed Portobello mushrooms, spinach and red roasted peppers…topped with our creamy San Marzano sauce…send that envelope to MY table!

Linguine Capricciosa  A light tomato sauce simmered with slivered banana peppers and shallots.  The little kick from the peppers only makes you want another forkful until you get to the bottom of your plate!

Linguine with Shrimp and Clams…choose either a red or white sauce and enjoy the tasty morsels of seafood in every bite…nothing is a better than  homemade pasta for this dish!

Four Cheese Ravioli with Broccoli, tomatoes and shallots…does every sauce have to be red and smooth???  This excellent vegetable topping keeps the pasta light and flavorful!

Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Cream  The most decadent of all the choices…Rich and creamy and lots of earthy truffle flavor…there’s no further explanation needed!

Meats (Carne)

Stuffed Boneless Pork Chops  A juicy breaded pork chop topped with a scoop of our favorite stuffing.  Apricots and pecans add a different layer of flavor  and the light gravy is the finishing touch.

Roasted Tenderloin of Pork   A light and tender selection.   The thin slices are surrounded by roasted carrots and potatoes and surely remind us of a good old fashioned family feast!

Pollo San Lorenzo  You may remember this dish form an earlier menu…but the best is worth repeating!

A boneless fillet of chicken stuffed with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes…breaded and baked and topped with roasted red pepper cream sauce…Delizioso from the inside to the outside!

Chicken Calabria  Boneless filets of chicken breast simmered in a white wine sauce laced with sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts…The chicken melts in your mouth but DON’T ignore the veggies!

Chicken or Veal Piccata  A light and lemony choice …perfect for the season!

Flounder Stuffed with Crabmeat  Sweet jumbo lump crabmeat atop a buttery filet of baked flounder…set on a bed of sautéed spinach …beautiful and delish!

Pecan Crusted Salmon    A bright topping of fresh parsley pesto anchors the crispy pecans atop the delicate filet …a favorite in our kitchen!

Always available to parties of 10 or more:

  • Roasted Leg of Lamb Marinated in wine and herbs and then rubbed with olive oil and special seasonings before slowly roasting.
  • Beef Brisket in Red Wine and Citrus   Roasted for hours and the flavorful pan juices are the makings of a perfect gravy!
  • Crown Roast of Pork  A WOW presentation for a special occasion!

Veggies

Fresh Green Beans with Tomatoes and Calamata Olives  A colorful combination not to mention the medley of flavors which complement any meat selection.

Spring Roasted Carrots  Local whole carrots simply brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with or Sicilian sea salt.

Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes  Both chunky and creamy and seasoned with fresh rosemary from our herb garden!

Greens and Beans…Always a favorite

Fresh Broccoli Sunday Style…that means that my Mom used to prepare broccoli this way for Sunday dinner…Sauteed with tomatoes and garlic and laced with the best olive oil!

Asparagus with Shallot Butter…Just enough seasoning to let the springtime flavor of this delicate vegetable shine through.

Salads (Insalate)

Served  at the end of the meal…true Italian style

Classic Italian   Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and…since you’re company…OLIVES TOO!

Sunny Mediterranean   A gorgeous plate of greens laced with our favorite secret dressing…we’ll let you guess the flavor that stands out!

Spring and Summer call for Spinach and Strawberries…simply dressed with a tasty balsamic glaze.

Fennel and Oranges over Arugula   Fresh and Peppery and the wonderful citrus to brighten your taste buds!

Roasted Beets and Oranges…This is probably our most popular salad.  Freshly roasted beets with slices of sweet oranges on a bed or romaine.  Salty feta and toasted walnuts only enhance the refreshing combination!

Desserts (Dolci)

Crème Brule topped with Raspberries

Cannoli with fresh fruit plate

Ricotta Tart with Amarena Cherries

Rustic Tuscan Apple Cake with a dollop of whipped crème and caramel sauce

Italian Gelato with Homemade Biscotti and Pizzelle

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  • Please alert us to any dietary preferences or allergies.  We will try to accommodate as best we can.
  • Call the shop to make your selections at least 3 days before your event.  412*682*3370.
  • Cost per person is $65 + tax and gratuity per person.
  • Credit cards are no longer accepted in the upstairs kitchen.  Payment that evening can be made by cash or check.  If you choose to pay by credit card, please call the shop before 4 p.m. the day of your event.
  • We respectfully request that your party adheres to the seating times.
    • 6:oo to 8:30 p.m. (please no later than 8:45) or
    • 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.(please no later than 9:15)
  • You may bring your own wine (Wine only please; no hard alcohol). We have all the accessories. There is no corkage or opening charge.
  • Recommended number of guests is 8 and no more than 10 to fit comfortably around our table. Please be aware that more than 10 guests will be served in the front rooms.