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antipasti

olives and fresh bread  (v) £3.25
   
oil and balsamic with fresh bread (v) £1.95
   
zuppa del giorno (v) £4.50
home-made soup of the day, served with bread  
   
paté della casa £4.95
home-made chicken liver paté on toast with red onion chutney  
   
scamorza £5.95
smoked cheese served deep-fried on a bed of salad leaves  
   
pizza marinara (v) £4.95
tomatoes, garlic and oregano  
   
funghi alla crema (v) £4.95
mushrooms with garlic in a white wine and cream sauce  
   
cozze al pepe £5.95
fresh mussels in garlic with white wine and black peppercorn sauce
(also available with a white wine and cream or tomato and garlic sauce)
 
   
polpette della nonna £5.25
home-made meatballs in napolitana sauce sprinkled with parmesan - just like our grandmother made!  
   
parmigiana alla napolitana (v) £5.95
deep-fried aubergine with mozzarella and basil in a napolitana sauce  
   
salmone affumicato e gamberetti £6.95
smoked salmon served with rocket leaves and prawns  
   
gamberoni VIVO £4.95
cocktail of king prawns served with iceberg lettuce, topped with marie rose sauce  
   
sformato di caprino £6.95
baked vegetable and goats cheese tower with balsamic dressing  
   
antipasto all’ italiana £6.95
a selection of italian cured meat served with focaccia bread, olives and sun-blushed tomato  
   
gamberoni alla diavola £6.50
king prawns in a tomato sauce with a touch of chilli  
   
carpaccio di manzo £6.95
thin slices of tender raw beef with lemon, olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan and rocket  
   
insalata mista di pesce con gamberi £5.25
mixed fish and potato salad with prawns  

pasta


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)

 

pasta      
penne          - tubes orecchiette    - ears
spaghetti    - grows on trees casarecce      - twisted
linguine      - hammered spagetti                         pappardelle   - large ribbons
tagliatelle   - fine ribbons  

 

sauce  
arrabbiata (v) £6.95
spicy tomato sauce  
   
bolognese £7.95
minced beef cooked with red wine and tomato sauce  
   
puttanesca £7.95
with tomatoes, olives, capers and anchovies  
   
carbonara £7.95
smoked pancetta, egg yolk and cream  
   
pasta alla ‘norma’ £7.95
aubergine, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and scamorza cheese  
   
pesto e gamberi £8.95
pesto genovese, prawns, cherry tomatoes with a touch of cream  
   
di mare £8.95
mixed seafood with garlic and olive oil  
   
salmone e cipolotti £8.50
salmon and spring onions together in a cream sauce  
   
asparagi £8.50
cream of asparagus, pancetta and feta cheese  
   
   
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

 

secondi

i pesci    
zuppa di pesce £14.95
a selection of mixed fish served in a smooth tomato sauce  
   
spigola alla griglia £14.95
whole seabass, oven-baked and drizzled with olive oil and fresh parsley 
(ask your waiter for different sauces if you prefer)
 
   
salmone e asparagi £14.95
salmon fillet with asparagus wrapped in pancetta and cooked in a butter and lemon sauce  
   
orata al forno £14.50
fillet of sea bream served sicilian style with a caponata sauce  
   
spada alla griglia £14.95
grilled swordfish served with asparagus and saffron in a cream sauce  
   
le carni  
filetto stroganoff £14.95
strips of beef fillet with mushrooms served in a cream sauce with a touch of paprika and brandy  
   
rondelle di bue £19.95
medallions of fillet steak with a mushroom, onion, and coarse grain mustard cream sauce  
   
filetto rossini £19.95
prime beef fillet cooked in a sauce of demi-glace and madeira wine and served on toast with pâté  
   
rosa maria £19.95
medallions of fillet steak grilled with a sauce of red wine, tomatoes, rosemary and garlic  
   
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  
   
polli  
pollo valdostana £12.95
grilled chicken breast topped with parma ham and mozzarella cheese in napolitana sauce  
   
pollo taleggio e spinaci £12.95
breast of chicken served with spinach and taleggio cheese in a cream and truffle sauce  
   
pollo alla cacciatora £12.95
chicken breasts cooked with olives, cherry tomatoes, rosemary and onions  
   
pollo stroganoff £12.95
chicken stroganoff with onions, paprika, mushrooms, brandy and cream  
   
rollata di pollo alle mandorle e noci £12.95
chicken breast with hazelnuts, almonds and honey rolled with parma ham and finished with a cream sauce  
   
the above served with a selection of vegetables 

specialita

regionali  
anatra alla VIVO £13.95

pan-fried duck breast cooked with pear in a madeira sauce or with whole grain mustard and a balsamic dressing

 
saltimbocca alla romana £14.50
sliced veal with parma ham and sage butter in a white wine sauce  
 all the above served with vegetables and potatoes  
   
chefs choice  
   
lasagne classica £7.95
layers of egg pasta with a bolognese sauce, béchamel sauce, parmesan and black pepper  
   
ravioli ricotta e spinaci (v) £8.25
ravioli parcels with ricotta cheese mixed with spinach  
   
gnocchi sorentina  £8.95
potato dumplings with tomato sauce and smoked cheese  
   
risotto funghi e salsiccia   £8.95
risotto rice with mixed mushrooms and italian sausage  
   
risotto asparagi £8.50
risotto rice, asparagus, saffron and cream cheese  
   

 

i contorni

verdure del giorno £2.75
fresh seasonal vegetables with potatoes   
   
insalata mista £2.95
mixed fresh salad leaves                                                                 
   
insalata di pomodori e cipolle £2.50
fresh tomato and onions salad with thyme  
   
insalata crudaiola £2.75
mixed green salad  
   
insalata rucola e parmigiano £3.50
fresh wild rocket salad and parmesan shavings                                   
   
patatine fritte £2.50
chips  
   
anelli di cipolla £2.50
onion rings  
   
zucchine fritte £3.25
fried courgette  
   
funghi fritti  £2.75
fried mushrooms  
   
pane all’ aglio £2.50
garlic bread  
   
pane all' aglio con mozzarella £3.20
garlic bread with mozzarella cheese  
   

 

pizza

margherita (v) £6.95
originating in naples in 1750, the first official margherita pizza was made for margherita di savoia (a princess) in 1899. made in the colours of the italian flag with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil  
   
primavera £8.95
parma ham, rocket, parmesan shavings and cherry tomatoes  
   
nduja, calabrese and salamino £8.95
pork salumi and salamino  
   
pollo e funghi £7.95
chicken, mushroom, mozzarella, tomatoes and chilli  
   
calzone classico £8.50
folded pizza with ham, tomato, mozzarella and topped with minced beef  
   
calzone vegetariana £7.95
classic calzone pizza with a mixed vegetable filling and topped with a tomato sauce  
   
salsiccia e friarelli £9.50
white-based pizza, sausage and broccoli rabe  
   
funghi e prosciutto £7.95
tomato, 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 £5.95
   
pizza margherita  
(basil, mozzarella and tomatoes)  
or  
penne with tomato or bolognese sauce and parmesan cheese  
and  
a soft drink
(squash, cola or milk)
and
a scoop of our delicious ice cream
 
 
 

dolci

il nostro tiramisù    
our 'pick me up' - with amaretto liqueur  
   
torta di lime cheesecake   
lime cheesecake  
   
desiderio al cioccolato   
profiteroles, filled with chantilly cream and topped with a warm
chocolate sauce
 
   
pannacotta della settimana  NEW  
pannacotta of the week  
   
capriccio inglese  NEW  
return of an old favourite! treacle sponge served with warm custard  
   
gelati e sorbetti           
mixed ice-cream or sorbets    all £4.95
   
formaggi misti        £5.50
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 £3.30
   
caffé      
coffee black | white £1.80
cappuccino £2.00
latte £2.30
espresso £1.60
double espresso £2.00
tea £1.65
herbal – peppermint |fruit £1.80
hot chocolate £2.05
mochaccino £3.00
liqueur coffee £4.95
with cream or decaffeinated coffee - supplement  £0.25
   
digestivi  
averna | ramazzotti | montenegro |fernet branca |branca menta                       £3.30
   
porto  
port £3.30
   
vini da dessert (glass)  
moscato de pantelleria – sicilia  £4.00
vinto santo con cantucci biscuits £4.55
marsala £3.25
   
grappe  
grappa invecchiata francoli £3.80
grappa barolo £5.00
   
brandy  
remy martin vsop £6.55
courvoisier vsop exclusif £6.55
vecchia romagna £3.55