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Phone: 203 439 2727
Address: 1721 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT


SOCIAL HOUR

Available from 2PM – 6PM Mon-Fri, 2PM-4PM Sat, 11AM-3PM Sunday
For consumption at the bar or in the lounge only.
Not available for take-out.

 

bar bites

My Mother’s Chips 10.
eggplant, zucchini, cucumber yogurt dip

House Made Meatballs 8. 
Veal, beef and pork meatballs, stracciatella mozzarella, marinara

Pizza Margherita 10.
marinara, basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

Mussels 10.
PEI mussels, plum tomatoes, roasted garlic, Calabrian chili flakes

Calamari Fritti 10.
Point Judith calamari, cherry peppers, caper aioli, spicy marinara

VR Burger 10.
Angus burger, gorgonzola aioli, caramelized onion, Brioche roll

Today’s Ravioli  8.
chef seasonally-inspired ravioli

Osteria Wings 8.
Our buffalo sauce, blue cheese aioli

 

cocktails

Bubbles 8.
Prosecco / Peach Bellini  / Aperol Spritz

Wine 7./8.
Weekly selection of white, red and rose wines by the glass

Sangria 7.
House red, rose, white or seasonal sangria garnished with fresh fruit

Peach Pecan Old Fashioned 8.
Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, cane sugar, Woodford Spiced Cherry Bitters, Angostura Bitters

Naked Cosmo 7.
Pearl Plum vodka, triple sec, white cranberry juice, lime

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita 8.
Tanteo Spicy Tequila, Triple Sec, blood orange, lime, jalapeno salt

Cider Spritz 8.
Roots Greek honey liqueur, apple cider, Prosecco

Flirtini 8.
Stoli Raz, triple sec, lime juice, cranberry juice, Prosecco

Black Rose 8.
Four Roses bourbon, blackberry, honey, lemon

Paper Plane 8.
Ezra Brooks bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, lemon

Old Fashioned di Padova 8.
Evan Williams bourbon, Luxardo cherry syrup, Fee Orange bitters, Fee Black Walnut bitters

Triple Cucumber Smash 8.
Prairie Cucumber vodka, cucumber liqueur, english cucumber, lemon

Harvard Beets Yale 8.
Brown butter infused Bounty Silver rum, Jamaican rum, acidified orange, beets, Fee Molasses bitters

Litchfield Mule 8.
Litchfield Distillery apple vodka, pomegranate, ginger beer, lime

 

Beer
Domestic bottles 4.
Selected Draft Beers 5.
Counterweight IPA 6.


LUNCH

 

antipasti

My Mother’s Chips 14.
crispy eggplant and zucchini, cucumber yogurt dip

Polpetti 11.
veal, beef and pork meatballs, plum tomato sauce, stracciatella Mozzarella

Polpo 14.
grilled marinated octopus, chickpea puree, piquillo peppers, blood orange, arugula, gremolata

Mussels 13.
plum tomatoes, sweet roasted garlic, Calabrian chili flakes, grilled crostini

Calamari Fritti 14.
Point Judith calamari, cherry peppers, charred lemon aioli, spicy marinara

Burrata 13. gf
handmade Liuzzi Amngeloni burrata, Prosciutto di Parma, seasonal berries, hot honey, vincotto, EVOO

Garlic Bread 10.
gorgonzola, garlic-herb butter

Zuppa
 Soup of the day
cup 5.00 / bowl 7.00

 

insalate
add to any salad

grilled Freebird chicken 6.00/12.00
grilled steak 11.00/22.00
grilled shrimp 11.00/22.00
grilled organic salmon 11.00/22.00

Della Casa 9. gf
mixed greens, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, grilled red onions, radishes, Grana Padano, Chianti vinaigrette

Apple 12. gf
mixed greens, Granny Smith apples, gorgonzola, caramelized walnuts, craisins, white balsamic

Caesar 11.
chopped romaine hearts, garlic-thyme croutons, classic Caesar dressing, Parmigiana

Arugula Salad 12.
baby arugula, fresh blackberries, Marcona almonds, imported feta, roasted beets, lemon-herb vinaigrette

Toscana 11.
mixed greens, mozzarella, olives, grape tomatoes, artichokes, roasted peppers, polenta croutons, white balsamic

 

 

pasta

Today’s Ravioli M/P
chef seasonally-inspired ravioli

Fettucine Carbonara 16.
house made pasta, prosciutto di parma, peas, soft onions, Gresczyk farm egg, Grana Padano cream

Orecchiette e Salsiccia 16.
hot link sausage, cannellini beans, broccoli rabe, aglio e olio

Linguini Vongole 17.
New England littleneck clams, red pepper flakes, Italian parsley, white wine

Penne Al Forno 17.
 hot sausage, garlic, tomato cream sauce, Grana Padano

Rigatoni Bolognese 18.
hearty meat sauce, whipped ricotta

any pasta dishes are available with Le Veneziane Organic Gluten-Free Pasta for $2

 

pranzo
Black Pearl Organic Salmon 20. gf
Black Pearl salmon, roasted root vegetable puree, roasted marinated beets, fava beans, pistachio, saba

Calamari Fra Diavolo 17.
Point Judith calamari, squid ink linguini, spicy plum tomato sauce, marinated Calabrian chiles

Classic Parmigiana
Herb-Breaded Freebird Chicken 17.
Eggplant 16.
marinara, fresh mozzarella, spaghetti, basil-herb breading

Bistecca 20.
grilled sirloin, broccoli rabe, roasted fingerling potatoes, Chianti demi glace, tarragon-lemon butter

Pollo Milanese 16.
herb-breaded chicken breast, lemon-dressed arugula, pickled red onions, slow roasted tomatoes, shaved Grana Padano

VR Burger 14.
all-natural Black Angus, caramelized onions, Gorgonzola aioli, Brioche roll, hand-cut fries

 

panini

Pastrami 14.
black pepper-coriander smoked beef brisket, Swiss, pickled red onions, whole grain mustard

Classico 14.
grilled marinated chicken breast, roasted peppers, mozzarella, basil pesto

Italiano 14.
prosciutto, mortadella, finocchiono, honey mustard, provolone cheese, arugula

Porchetta 14.
thinly sliced pork roast, broccoli rabe, pickled giardiniera, provolone, roasted tomato pesto

Tacchino 14.
roasted turkey, Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, maple aioli

 


brick oven pizza

Margherita 12.00
fresh mozzarella, marinara, basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

Salsiccia 13.00
broccolini, sausage, stracciatella, Mozzarella, herb oil

Fico 13.00
Gorgonzola, golden figs, speck, Mozzarella, herb oil

Parma 14.00
fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano, marinara

Quattro Formaggi 13.00
fresh mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, ricotta, herb oil

Verduretta 12.00
fresh mozzarella, eggplant, artichoke, roasted peppers, marinara

La Bufalina 18.00
artisinal burrata cheese, basil-pinenut pesto, slow roasted tomatoes, parmesan

 

build your own

small 13” – 10.00 – large 17” – 13.00
white pie (ricotta or mozzarella)
whole wheat and gluten free dough available
one item on half pizza 1.00 each
one item on whole pizza 2.00 each

broccoli • sun-dried tomatoes • ricotta • anchovies 
spinach • fire roasted peppers • mushrooms • onions 
kalamata olives • extra mozzarella • Nodine’s sausage 
meatballs • chicken • eggplant • pepperoni • bacon 
extra tomato sauce • fresh garlic 
broccoli rabe (3.00) • prosciutto di Parma (3.75)


DINNER

 

antipasti

My Mother’s Chips 14.
crispy eggplant and zucchini, cucumber yogurt dip

Polpetti 12.
veal, beef and pork meatballs, plum tomato sauce, stracciatella Mozzarella

Polpo 15. 
grilled marinated octopus, chickpea puree, piquillo peppers, blood orange, arugula, gremolata

Mussels 14.
 plum tomatoes, sweet roasted garlic, Calabrian chili flakes, grilled crostini

Calamari Fritti 15.
Point Judith calamari, cherry peppers, lemon caper aioli, spicy marinara

Burrata 14. gf
hand-made Liuzzi Angeloni burrata, Prosciutto di Parma, seasonal berries, hot honey, vincotto, EVOO

Garlic Bread 10.
gorgonzola, garlic-herb butter

Zuppa
Soup of the Day
cup 5.00 / bowl 7.00

 

insalate ind. / family

Della Casa 9. / 22. gf
mixed greens, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, radishes, Grana Padano, grilled red onions, Chianti vinaigrette

Apple 12. / 26. gf
house greens, Granny Smith apples, gorgonzola, caramelized walnuts, white balsamic

Caesar 12. / 26.
chopped romaine hearts, garlic-thyme crouton, classic Caesar dressing, parmigiana

Arugula Salad 12. / 26.
baby arugula, fresh blackberries, Marcona almonds, feta, roasted beets, lemon-herb vinaigrette

Toscana 12. / 26.
mixed greens, mozzarella, grape tomatoes, artichokes, roasted peppers, polenta croutons, white balsamic

add to any salad  ind. / family
Freebird grilled chicken 6.00 / 12.00
grilled steak 11.00/22.00
grilled shrimp 11.00/22.00
grilled organic salmon 11.00 / 22.00

Chef’s antipasto board
50.
Our Chef’s selection of hand-crafted salumi and artisinal cheeses. Served with marinated artichokes, olives, nuts, seasonal fruit, honeycomb and crostini

 

piatti
ind./family

Calamari Fra Diavolo 27.
Point Judith calamari, squid ink linguini, neonata, spicy plum tomato sauce, marinated Calabrian chiles

Sea Scallops 30. gf
seared scallops, parmesan and Applewood smoked bacon risotto, Marcona almond

16 oz. Veal Milanese 40.
bone-in, herb breaded, pan fried in butter and Greek EVOO, arugula salad, pickled onions, roasted tomatoes, Grana Padano

Classic Parmigiana
Herb-Breaded Freebird Chicken 20./ 45. or Eggplant 20. / 45.
marinara, fresh mozzarella, spaghetti, basil

Black Pearl Organic Salmon 30. gf
grilled Black Pearl salmon, roasted marinated beets, fava beans, roasted root vegetable puree, pistachios, Saba

Cacciucco 34. gf
colossal prawns, sea scallops, little necks, PEI mussels, calamari, cod, tomato broth

Freebird Chicken Marsala 20. / 45.
boneless chicken breast, garlic potato puree, baby spinach, Marsala-cremini mushroom jus

Bell & Evan’s Organic Chicken 25. gf
  roasted half chicken, sautéed broccoli rabe, garlic mashed potatoes, pan jus

 

bistecca

16 oz. Ribeye 42.
16 oz. Prime New York Strip 42.
8 oz. Center-Cut Filet 40.

served with potato pave, grilled asparagus, Chianti demi-glace, tarragon-lemon butter

 

classico

ind. / family

Today’s Ravioli M/P
chef seasonally-inspired ravioli

Fettucine Carbonara 22. / 49.
house made pasta, prosciutto di parma, peas, soft onions, Gresczyk farm egg, Grana Padano cream

Orecchiette e Salsiccia 22. / 50.
hot link sausage, broccoli rabe, cannellini beans, aglio e olio

Linguini Vongole 25. / 50.
New England littleneck clams, red pepper flakes, Italian parsley

Penne Al Forno 22.
hot sausage, garlic, tomato cream sauce, Grana Padano

Rigatoni Bolognese 24. / 50.
hearty meat sauce, whipped ricotta

Lasagna 24. / 50.
fresh pasta, Bolognese, marinara, béchamel, basil

all pasta dishes available with Le Veneziane Organic Gluten-Free pasta for $2

brick oven pizza

Margherita 16.00
fresh mozzarella, marinara, basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

Salsiccia 22.00
broccolini, sausage, stracciatella, Mozzarella, herb oil

Fico 21.00
Gorgonzola, golden figs, speck, Mozzarella, herb oil

Parma 21.00
fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano, marinara

Vongole Bianca 22.
freshly-shucked New England littleneck clams, fresh garlic, basil, oregano, EVOO, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Quattro Formaggi 20.00
fresh mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, ricotta, herb oil

Verduretta 22.00
fresh mozzarella, eggplant, artichoke, roasted peppers, marinara

La Bufalina 24.
artisinal burrata cheese, basil-pinenut pesto, slow roasted tomato, parmesan

 

build your own

small 13” – 12.00 – large 17” – 15.00
white pie (ricotta or mozzarella)
gluten free dough available
one item on half pizza 1.00 each
one item on whole pizza 2.00 each

broccoli • sun-dried tomatoes • ricotta • anchovies 
spinach • fire roasted peppers • mushrooms • onions 
kalamata olives • extra mozzarella • Nodine’s sausage 
meatballs • chicken • eggplant • pepperoni • bacon 
extra tomato sauce • fresh garlic (1.00) 
broccoli rabe (3.00) • prosciutto di Parma (3.75)


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