Dinner Menu

Our menu items and prices are subject to change due to seasonal availability. This is a sample menu only.

PANE & PIZZA BIANCA

Bread & Flatbread

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA (V)
Grilled ciabatta bread, rubbed with garlic and topped with a salsa of vine ripened tomato, red onion and fresh basil. Drizzled with EV olive oil and aged balsamic. 14.50
FOUR PESTO FOCACCIA BRUSCHETTA (V) 13.00
Brushed with EV olive oil and garlic, grilled and served with four seasonal pestos. Four pieces.
WOODFIRED GARLIC FLATBREAD (V) 12.00
Garlic, rosemary, sea salt, parmesan.
WOODFIRED PESTO FLATBREAD (V) 13.50
Basil pesto, fresh chilli, parmesan.
WOODFIRED ONION & FETA FLATBREAD (V) 13.50
Caramelised onion, feta.
WOODFIRED TOMATO FLATBREAD (V) 13.50
Tomato, olive, oregano, parmesan.

INSALATE

Salads

ADD A SKEWER TO ANY SALAD +7.00
Add a chicken, lamb or smoked salmon skewer to any salad.
CAESAR SALAD 19.50
Our version of this classic. Romaine lettuce, grilled pancetta, sundried tomatoes, anchovies, parmesan, soft poached egg, red onion, garlic croutons, anchovy dressing.
MEDITERRANEAN SALAD (V) 19.50
Root vegetable crisps, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, artichokes, red peppers, eggplant, rosemary roasted pecans, feta cheese, olives. Tossed with mixed greens.
INSALATA PAESANA 21.50
Warm mānuka smoked tomatoes, blue cheese, roasted kumara, smokey bacon, avocado, mixed salad greens, walnut and raspberry vinaigrette.

PRIMA PIATTI

Starters

OLIVE MARINATE (V) 10.00
Selection of olives marinated with fennel, orange, rosemary and garlic. Served lightly warmed.
ZUPPA DI PESCE 14.50
Seafood chowder made with a selection of seafoods, smoked fish, garlic croutons. Served with warmed ciabatta.
ARANCINI (V) 16.50
Mushroom, spinach and taleggio risotto balls crumbed and lightly fried. Served with housemade tomato chutney.
CHICKEN LIVER AND BRANDY PARFAIT 15.50
Topped with port wine jelly. Served with balsamic, fig jam and crostini.
ANTIPASTO PLATTER 36.00
A selection of continental meats, local and imported cheeses, sundried tomatoes, pickled vegetables, housemade chutney and pesto, olives, grissini breadsticks and other seasonal goodies.
RAVIOLONI FRITTI  12.00 (Entree) 22.00 (Main)
Crispy fried ravioli stuffed with three cheeses. Sprinkled with parmesan and served with spicy arrabbiata sauce.
COZZE  17.50 (Entree) 25.00 (Main)
Marlborough mussels, white wine, garlic, fresh chilli, tomato and basil. Served with grilled ciabatta.
CALAMARI  19.50
Sustainable squid coated in crispy sea salt, cracked black pepper and chilli spice mix. Served with rocket and smoked garlic aioli.
GAMBERI ALL’AGLIO 20.00
Garlic marinated prawns, pan fried with fennel, tomato, chilli, fresh herbs, white wine. Served with grilled lemon and ciabatta.
PANZANELLA SALAD (V) 18.00
Entree size Tuscan tomato and bread salad. Tomato, onion, basil, ciabatta, cucumber, pepper, EV olive oil, balsamic.
COSTOLETTE D’AGNELLO 14.00
Lamb ribs marinated in lemon and rosemary with housemade smokey bourbon molasses sauce.

PIZZA

All our pizzas are hand stretched and made traditional style on a thin crispy base, plate size (30cm/12 in) and cooked in our wood fired oven. Gluten free base available at an extra $2.00 per pizza. Additional toppings $2.00 each. For half and half pizza, please add $2.00

MARGHERITA (V) 22.50
Traditional. Napoli-style tomato sauce, Wairiri buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil.
PORCINO (V) 23.50
Portobello, porcini and button mushrooms, taleggio, mozzarella, truffle oil.
PEPPERONI 23.50
Tomato, Italian pepperoni, onions, capsicum and mushrooms.
GENOVESE 24.50
Basil pesto, wood fire roasted chicken, pumpkin, pinenuts, brie, red onion, spinach.
PATATA 23.50
Thin sliced seasoned potato, bacon, rosemary, rock salt, truffle oil.
AL SALMONE 24.50
Cold smoked salmon, tomato, red onion, cream cheese, capers, dill.
SAN MARCO 23.50
Mānuka smoked speck bacon, garlic cloves, sliced vine ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, black olives, bocconcini cheese, fresh chilli.
DIAVOLA 23.50
Hot sopressa salami, cherry tomatoes, fresh chilli, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil.
PORCHETTA 24.50
Mānuka smoked pork marinated in a tangy sauce, red onions, green peppers, bocconcini cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh lime, coriander, fresh chilli.
PERA 23.50
Wood fire roasted pear, gorgonzola, prosciutto.
PUTTANESCA 23.50
Cherry tomatoes, Wairiri buffalo mozzarella, roast garlic, black olives, capers, anchovy, fresh chilli and parsley.
GAMBERETTI 24.50
Prawns, prosciutto, spinach, red capsicum, cherry tomatoes, fresh chilli.
MOLTO CARNE 24.50
Italian sausages, salami, Italian style bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives.
AGNELLO FUMATO 24.50
Mānuka smoked tomato and sweet paprika base, house smoked lamb fillet, caramelised onion, red peppers, spinach, feta.
FRUTTI DI MARE 24.50
Classic seafood pizza. Calamari, prawns, scallops, shrimps, mussels, spring onion.
PICCANTE 24.50
Wood fire roasted chicken, caramelised onion, spinach, mushroom, pinenuts, EV olive oil, shaved parmesan.
ALPINA 23.50
Tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, blue cheese, prosciutto, rocket, shaved pecorino.
CAPRA 24.50
Sopressa salami, smoked mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, onion jam, goats cheese, baby spinach on a garlic parmesan base.
CALZONE 22.50
Venison meatballs, tomato, basil, red onion, chilli, mozzarella.

PASTA

Gluten free pasta available at an extra 2.00 per serve

PESTO LINGUINE (V) 19.50
Linguine pasta tossed with a pesto of fresh basil, pinenuts, garlic and parmesan in a light cream sauce. Add chicken breast +5.00
POLPETTINE DI CERVO 23.50
Spaghetti with spiced venison meatballs. Red wine, basil, garlic and tomato sauce.
FETTUCCINE APOLLO 24.50
Smoked chicken, bacon, onions and mushrooms with a touch of chilli. Cream or tomato and herb napoletana sauce.
FETTUCCINE AL SALMONE E VODKA 23.50
Smoked salmon, beet greens, onion, garlic, capers, lemon infused vodka. Cream or tomato and herb napoletana sauce.
PAPPARDELLE STEFFANO 24.50
Lamb fillet, marsala, field mushrooms, ribbon pasta, lemon, garlic, chilli, ricotta.
RIGATONI ZUCCA ARROSTITA E POLLO AFFUMICATO 24.50
Roast pumpkin, smoked chicken, spinach, tube pasta, roast garlic cream sauce, sundried tomato pesto.
LINGUINE SICILIANA 25.50
Linguine pasta, peeled prawns, chorizo, garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, EV olive oil.
LINGUINE MARINARA 24.50
A selection of premium local seafood with coriander and linguine pasta. Lemon infused EV olive oil or tomato and herb napoletana sauce.
PENNE BASILICATA 25.50
Penne pasta, pan seared Canterbury lamb fillet, mānuka smoked tomatoes, feta, spinach, sweet chilli and sundried tomato infused olive oil, parmesan.
RAVIOLI PLEASE ASK
Changes daily. Wait staff will advise.
RIGATONI CARDINALE 24.50
Chicken breast, sundried tomatoes, spring onions, tube pasta, fresh Italian parsley, sundried tomato pesto. Traditional cream or tomato and herb napoletana sauce.
LINGUINE CARBONARA 23.50
Our version of this classic. Streaky bacon, mushrooms tossed with egg and a touch of cream, pecorino, truffle oil.
SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE 22.50
Traditional Italian ragu of ground beef and pork, red wine, herbs, freshly peeled tomatoes, parmesan.
LINGUINE POLLO E PISTACCHI 24.50
Smoked chicken, pistachios, marsala, lemon zest, green grapes, EV olive oil.
BUCATINI ALL ARRABBIATA 23.50
Called ‘angry pasta’ because of its heat. Bucatini pasta, mānuka house smoked bacon, chilli, garlic, fresh basil, tomato and herb napoletana sauce.
PAPPARDELLE AL RAGU DI GUANCIALE 22.50
Beef cheek ragu, slow braised with garlic, vegetables and red wine. Served with ribbon pasta.
GNOCCHI (V) 23.50
Potato and parmesan gnocchi, eggplant, zucchini, roast garlic, red peppers and spinach in a roast tomato sauce. Topped with mozzarella and oven baked.
CANNELLONI (V) 23.50
Spinach, mushroom and ricotta filled cannelloni, tomato and basil sauce, sundried tomato pesto.
LASAGNE AL FORNO 24.50
Herbed low-fat ground beef and pork with tomato, onions, garlic and vegetables. Béchamel, parmesan, tomato and herb napoletana sauce, housemade basil pesto.

SECONDI

Mains

FILETTO DI SALMONE 38.00
Pan roasted Akaroa salmon fillet, spring onion mash, broccolini, slow roasted tomatoes, lemon butter sauce.
PESCE DEL GIORNO MARKET PRICE
Today’s fish of the day. Wait staff will advise.
VEAL PARMIGIANO 38.00
Southland veal escalopes coated with focaccia crumbs, pan fried, tomato napoletana sauce, mozzarella, garlic gourmet potatoes, seasonal greens.
LAMB SHANKSLittle boy’s serve 27.00 Big boy’s serve 33.00
Mediterranean style, slow roasted with pearl barley, fennel, root vegetables, smoked paprika and tomato. With olive oil mash and Italian style mint sauce. Available in a one or two shank serve.
LAMB KIDNEYS 26.00
Pan-seared lamb kidneys, garlic, field mushrooms, smoked bacon, tomato cream sauce, spring onion mash, ciabatta, tomato chutney.
SALTIMBOCCA POLLO E PROSCIUTTO 36.00
Chicken breast and sage wrapped in prosciutto, pan fried with mushrooms, onion, lemon, white wine and parsley. Served with a side of spaghetti tossed with broccoli, chilli, garlic and EV olive oil.
PANCETTA DI MAIALE 38.00
Open range pork belly. Twice cooked. Spice roasted carrots, buttered spinach, Granny Smith apple chutney, Honesty Box apple cider jus, garlic gourmet potatoes.
AGNELLO MARINATO 38.00
Canterbury lamb tenderloin marinated in green herb olive oil, chargrilled medium rare, grilled rosemary parmesan polenta, a braise of peppers, onion, tomato olives, capers, red wine jus.
MELANZANE PARMIGIANA (V) 26.50
Grilled eggplant layered with tomato, Wairiri buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and oven baked.

DALLA GRIGLIA

From the grill

WAKANUI MID CANTERBURY SIRLOIN 42.00
300gsm, grain finished, aged 21 days.
CANTERBURY ANGUS RIBEYE 43.00
300gsm, grass fed, aged 21 days.
Steaks served with your choice of:
Hand cut chips, caramelised onion confit, chargrilled tomato, garlic mustard butter, brandy green peppercorn sauce;
OR
Balsamic garlic portobello mushrooms, salsa verde, garlic gourmet potatoes, red wine jus.
* For a well done steak, please allow adequate time for correct cooking

I CONTORNI

For the table

ROAST POTATOES (V) 9.50
Rosemary, sage, sea salt, garlic.
GOLDEN FRIES (V) 9.50
Smoked garlic aioli.
ROCKET SALAD (V) 11.00
Blue cheese, honey roasted pear, walnuts.
TRUFFLE FRIES (V) 11.00
Parmesan, truffle oil, smoked garlic aioli.
SEASONAL GREENS (V) 10.00
Garlic, toasted almond, lemon.
POLENTA FRIES (V) 10.00
Parmesan, rosemary, blue cheese sauce.