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Spuntini

Spuntini, sharing platters & salads


Summer starters or ‘spuntini’ – (Italian translation = snacks)

For each spuntino sold we will donate R2 to Bright Start, a charity sponsoring scholarship for bright local kids

Please note that at busy times these dishes will come out of the kitchen as they are ready, and it may not be possible to serve them at the same time as main course dishes

Spuntini freddi (cold)

Casanova – Italian style sliced pork salame, soft focaccia, salted butter & vegetable giardiniera 49 G

Olives – bowl of quality local & imported marinated olives in oil 36 V G

NEW! Opera – Parma ham with seasonal fruit (G) 65

Caprese – fiordilatte mozzarella, tomato, avocado, basil oil 49 V G

Tuna carpaccio - with rocket, olive oil, lemon juice & black pepper 62 G

NEW! Quattro bruschette – 4 bread slices rubbed with garlic and topped with:

fresh tomato, avocado, parmesan, basil  -  artichoke and truffle cream

soft goat cheese & thyme roasted garlic  -  fiordilatte mozzarella & basil pesto 125 V

NEW! Belladonna – grilled aubergines, basil, mint, garlic, marinated & preserved with olive oil 62 (V, G)

Seared beef carpaccio - with rocket, extra virgin olive oil and parmesan shavings 68 G

Cheese platter – a selection of 4 tasty local cheeses with sweet balsamic onions 72 V G

Bresaola - traditional Italian air dried beef, rocket, olive oil, parmesan shaving 62 G

Carciofi alla romana – imported marinated baby artichokes 72 V G

NEW! A Fagiolo – borlotti beans with wild mushrooms, onions & herbs marinated in olive oil 49 (V, G)

Spuntini caldi (warm)

Patate brave – fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce 39 V G

Fried fiordilatte mozzarella bites (4) with a creamy pesto sauce 65 V

Pepite – fried polenta bites, topped with parmesan, dusted with truffle salt 39 V G

NEW! Crocchette – potato croquettes, with parsley & garlic, served with pesto dip 39 V

Mimmi – focaccia topped with mozzarella, 2 slices of cooked Parma ham & fresh avocado 65

Calamari – deep fried baby calamari served with homemade aioli 72

NEW! ‘Flamenco’ – Spanish cauliflower fritters with paprika 42 (V, G)

Polpettine – Italian beef meatballs (4) with spicy or plain tomato sauce (not gluten free) 68

Deep fried baby artichokes - with creamy pesto dip 75 V

Seafood fritto misto - traditional Italian fried seafood served with dill & spring onion aioli 82

Baby spinach – pan fried with toasted pine nuts, raisins & garlic 55 V G

V = vegetarian  G = gluten/wheat free (when served without bread)   (all spuntini are subject to availability)

  • Antipasti platters for sharing

Both served with flat bread from the oven

(bread can be substituted with wheat/gluten free chickpea flour farinata) new G

Misto platter (for 2 or 4)

Parma ham, felino salame, Portuguese ‘salpicao’ smoked salame, mortadella, fiordilatte mozzarella with basil pesto, soft goats’ cheese with roasted garlic, gorgonzola, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, vegetable giardiniera , served with flatbread from the pizza oven

159/279

Vegetariano platter (for 2 or 4) V

Mozzarella with basil pesto, gorgonzola, soft goats’ cheese with roasted garlic, baby artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, grilled marinated aubergines, preserved borlotti beans, vegetable giardiniera,  served with flatbread from the pizza oven

176/325


  • Salads

House green salad – baby spinach, rocket, mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, home-made French dressing V

for one 33
for  two 55
for four 99
for six 140

Torino – spiced roasted veg, feta, olives, greens & toasted seeds with French dressing 86 V

Milano – felino salame, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes & greens with lemon & olive oil dressing 99

Sofia Loren – fiordilatte mozzarella, roasted peppers, tomatoes, red onions, greens, served naked 89 V


  • Side orders

Hand cut chips – freshly made to order 34

Roasted potatoes – cooked in pizza oven 32

Fresh seasonal vegetables – lightly pan fried in olive oil 34

Bread – ciabatta & homemade focaccia 20



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