n.b.  if you wish to have anything from our normal menu that is not currently available then please book one week in advance with the restaurant and we will try our best to accommodate your wishes


olives and fresh bread  (v) £3.25
oil and balsamic with fresh bread  (v) £1.95
zuppa del giorno (v) £4.95
home-made soup of the day, served with bread
caprese £7.95
buffalo mozzarella with sliced tomato and salad leaves
funghi alla crema (v) £5.50
mushrooms with garlic in a white wine and cream sauce
polpette della nonna £6.50
home-made meatballs in napolitana sauce sprinkled with parmesan - just like our grandmother made!
parmigiana alla napolitana (v) £6.25
deep-fried aubergine with mozzarella and basil in a napolitana sauce
gamberoni VIVO £5.25
cocktail of king prawns served with iceberg lettuce, topped with marie rose sauce
antipasto all’ italiana £6.95
a selection of italian cured meat served with tomatoes and olives


the fun starts here! listed below are the different pasta shapes & sauces.

you combine the pasta shape with your favourite sauce. we do the rest:

(please note that for tables of 8 or more please choose the same pasta shape if you require the same sauce) 

penne          - tubes linguine      - hammered spagetti  
spaghetti    -   grows on trees!!        tagliatelle   -  fine ribbons

arrabbiata (v) £7.45
spicy tomato sauce  
bolognese £8.45
minced beef cooked with red wine and tomato sauce  
puttanesca £8.45 
with tomatoes, olives, capers and anchovies  
carbonara £8.45
smoked pancetta, egg yolk and cream  
pasta alla ‘norma’ £8.45
aubergine, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and scamorza cheese  
matriciana   £8.45
tomato sauce, pancetta and red onion  
lasagne £8.45
layers of pasta with bolognese sauce and bechamel sauce  
gnocchi sorrentina (v) £8.50
poatato dumplings with tomato sauce and smoked cheese  
salsiccia £8.95
mushrooms and sausage with garlic and cream  
vegetarian choice: please note that if you have a favourite sauce then just let us know, if we have the ingredients we’ll make it for you  
gluten – free pasta is also available. please ask your waiter  
starter – any pasta dish may be ordered as a starter for just £5.95  

parties - parties of 8 or more , please choose the same pasta shape if you require the same sauce



salmone e asparagi £15.45
salmon fillet with asparagus wrapped in parma ham and cooked in butter and lemon sauce  
pesce del giorno £15.45
fresh fish of the day (please call when ordering for more details)  
filetto stroganoff £15.45
strips of beef fillet with mushrooms served in a cream sauce with a touch of paprika and brandy  
rondelle di bue £20.45
medallions of fillet steak with a mushroom, onion, and coarse grain mustard cream sauce  
rosa maria £20.45
medallions of fillet steak grilled with rocket, parmesan shavings and cherry tomatoes  
filetto al taglio £19.95
a fan of fillet steak with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, rosemary and juniper  
tournados VIVO £19.95
fillet steak wrapped in parma ham served with dolcelatte cheese and a cream sauce  
pollo valdostana £13.45
grilled chicken breast topped with parma ham and mozzarella cheese in napolitana sauce  
pollo taleggio e spinaci £13.45
breast of chicken served with spinach and taleggio cheese in a cream and truffle sauce  
pollo alla cacciatora £13.45
chicken breasts cooked with olives, cherry tomatoes, rosemary and onion  
pollo stroganoff £13.45
chicken stroganoff with onions, paprika, brandy and cream  
rollata di pollo alle mandorle e noci £13.45
chicken breast with mixed nuts and honey rolled with parma ham and finished with a cream sauce  
the above served with a selection of vegetables 




i contorni

verdure del giorno
patatine fritte                    
grilled vegetables with potatoes
insalata mista
anelli di cipolla
mixed fresh salad leaves                                                               
onion rings
insalata di pomodori e cipolle
funghi fritti
fresh tomato and onions salad with thyme
fried mushrooms
insalata crudaiola
£2.75 pane all' aglio £3.00
mixed green salad
  garlic bread  
insalata rucola e parmigiano
pane all' aglio con mozzarella                     
rocket, parmesan shavings, garlic bread and mozzarella   garlic bread with mozzarella  




margherita (v)  £7.95
made in the colours of the italian flag with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil  
primavera  £9.95
parma ham, rocket, parmesan shavings and cherry tomatoes  
nduja, with spicy salamino  £9.95
pork salumi and salamino  
pollo e funghi  £8.95
chicken, and mushroom with chilli  
calzone classico  £9.95
folded pizza with ham, mozzarella, tomato sauce, topped with bolognese sauce  
calzone vegetariana  (v)  £8.95
classic calzone pizza with mixed vegetables and topped with a rich tomato sauce  
salsiccia e friarelli £10.50
white-based pizza, sausage and broccoli rabe  
funghi e prosciutto  £8.95
tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushroom  
extra toppings – just choose your own!      £0.80 per topping  
if we have the ingredients we will create it for you - just ask  
gluten-free pizza bases are now available  


menu bambini

pizza margherita  
(basil, mozzarella and tomatoes)  
penne with tomato or bolognese sauce and parmesan cheese  
a soft drink
(squash, cola or milk)
a scoop of our delicious ice cream

dolci (£4.95 except where stated)

il nostro tiramisù    
our 'pick me up' - sponge fingers soaked in coffee and amaretto liqueur  
 and lyered with a creamy mixture of sugar and mascarpone cheese - simply delicious!  
torta di lime cheesecake   
lime cheesecake  
capriccio inglese  
return of an old favourite! treacle sponge served with warm custard  
crostatino con custard e frutta fresca  
tart filled with custard and fresh fruit  
mousse al cioccolato bianco con frutti di bosco e biscotto sbriciolato  
white chocolate mousse with berries and crumbled biscuit  
gelati e sorbetti           
mixed ice-cream or sorbets    
formaggi misti        £5.95
a selection of continental cheeses served with biscuits and bread               



after dinner drinks

liquori 25 ml
limoncello | amaretto | sambuca | galliano | baileys | tia maria |
drambuie | cointreau | strega                                                                  
all £3.35
coffee black | white £1.85
cappuccino £2.05
latte £2.35
espresso £1.65
double espresso £2.05
floater coffee £2.90
tea £1.60
herbal – peppermint |fruit £1.85
hot chocolate £2.10
mochaccino £3.05
liqueur coffee £5.00
with cream or decaffeinated coffee - supplement  £0.30
averna | ramazzotti | montenegro | fernet branca | branca menta                       £3.35
port £3.35
vini da dessert (glass)  
moscato de pantelleria – sicilia  £4.05
vinto santo con cantucci biscuits £4.60
marsala £3.30
grappa invecchiata francoli £3.85
remy martin VSOP £6.60
courvoisier VSOP exclusif £6.60
vecchia romagna £3.60




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