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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Italian, Seafood, Local/Organic
  • 402 W 43rd St, New York NY10036 40.7594776 -73.9930707
  • (At 9th Ave)
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  • (212) 564-7272
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Lunch

Ostriche

Katama Bay Oysters martha's vineyard, ma   3.00

Crudo

Pink Snapper with black lava salt   18.00
American Red Snapper with ligurian olive oil   18.00
Alfonsino Snapper with sea salt from amagansett   18.00
Diver Scallop with tangerine pressed olive oil   20.00
Geoduck (Giant Clam) with green almonds   21.00
Sea Trout with sicilian dried cherry tomato   18.00
Blackfish with mugolio (pine bud syrup)   19.00
Cooper River King Salmon with chervil   21.00
Bigeye Tuna carpaccio with olio verde and chives   20.00
Live Maine Sea Urchin with capezzana olive oil   20.00
Razor Clam two minute ceviche with chilis, scallion and mint   20.00
Crudo Tasting three unique tastes of raw seafood in one flight   16.00
six unique tastes of raw seafood in two flight   30.00

Antipasti

Acciuga grilled fresh portuguese white anchovies with house cured green olive tapenade    18.00
Fegato Di Pescatrice seared local monkfish liver with pickled strawberries, organic grains and local greens    18.00
Insalata Di Amara salad of italian bitter greens with aged merlot vinaigrette    19.00
Fritti crispy whiting, steamers and vidalia onions    18.00
Vongole Al Forno local littleneck clams baked with five onions, nueskes bacon and ritz crackers    18.00
Verdura Mista organic salad of spring vegetables, sheep's milk ricotta and herb garden vinaigrette    18.00
Insalata Mista salad of local greens and herbs with cold pressed pistachio oil    15.00
Caprese bufula mozzarella with wild arugula and oven dried tomatoes    17.00
Zuppa Di Pesce Amalfitana fish soup in the style of amalfi with tomato chili bruschetta    16.00
Calamari Alla Galicia local squid, pimenton and toasted bread crumbs    17.00
Insalata Di Dente Di Leone salad of organic dandelion greens with dandelion honey vinaigrette    18.00
house marinated sardines with pepperonata, grilled sardines with shallot thyme vinaigrette, marinated fresh anchovies with preserved cedro (giant lemon), bresaola di tonno with capers, raisins and pine nutsea 9.00(2) 12.00(3) 15.00(4) 18.00

Primi

Spaghetti with a one pound lobster, chilis and mint   30.00
Maccheroni Alla Chittara house made guitar cut spaghetti with sea urchin and crabmeat   26.00
Perciatelli house made whole wheat fat spaghetti with sardines, walnuts and fennel compote   23.00
Linguine with medley of briny clams, hot red pepper and pancetta   24.00
Spaghetti Neri house made squid ink spaghetti with sepia, scallion and green chilies   26.00

Secondi

Sarde whole pan roasted monterey bay sardines with young fennel and almonds   26.00
Sarago crispy whole local butterfish with ramps and sorrel   26.00
Pesce Nera roasted local blackfish (poorman's lobster) with a salad of vidalia onions and spring greens   26.00
Razza crispy local skate organic spinach and braised young leeks   24.00
Zuppa Di Pesce sicilian style fish stew   23.00
Polipo grilled octopus with giant corona beans and preserved sorrento lemon   24.00
Fritto Misto crispy mixed seafood   
Pollo four story hills chicken with primo olives, fregula, and lemon   25.00
Contorni selection of italian style vegetables(1) 9.00(3) 15.00(5) 19.00

 

Dinner

Ostriche $3

Minimum 6 Oysters Per Order

Flying Points Oysters freeport, me   
Charles Island Oysters bridgeport, ct   

Crudo

Pink Snapper with black lava salt   18.00
American Red Snapper with ligurian olive oil   18.00
Alfonsino Snapper with sea salt from amagansett   18.00
Snapper Tasting a taste of all three   23.00
Diver Scallop with tangerine pressed olive oil   20.00
Geoduck (Giant Clam) with green almonds   21.00
Sea Trout with sicilian dried cherry tomato   18.00
Blackfish with mugolio (pine bud syrup)   18.00
Copper River King Salmon with chervil   21.00
Bigeye Tuna carpaccio with olio verde and chives   20.00
Ceviche conch with chilis, scallion and fresh coconut   18.00
Razor Clam two minute ceviche with chilis, scallion and mint   20.00
Crudo Tasting six unique tastes of our raw seafood in two flights   30.00

Altro

Burrata soft cheese from puglia with hackleback caviar    25.00
Moscardino grilled baby octopus with roasted cippoline and bitter spring greens    19.00
Acciuga grilled fresh portuguese white anchovies with house made green olive tapenade    18.00
Moleche grilled soft shell crab with asparagus and ramps    21.00
Fegato Di Pescatrice seared local monkfish liver with pickled strawberries, organic grains and local greens    18.00
Calamari Alla Galicia local squid, pimenton and toasted bread crumbs    18.00
Verdura Mista organic salad of spring vegetables, sheep's milk ricotta and herb garden vinaigrette    18.00
Vongole Al Forno local littleneck clams baked with five onions, nueskes bacon and ritz crackers    18.00
Fritti crispy whiting, steamers and vidalia onions with calabrian chili aioli    18.00
Insalata Di Dente Di Leone salad of organic dandelion greens with dandelion honey vinaigrette    18.00
Cannolicchi roasted razor clams with nettle - walnut pesto    20.00
Polipo grilled octopus with giant corona beans and preserved sorrento lemon    18.00
Insalata Di Amara salad of italian bitter greens and aged merlot vinaigrette    19.00
Zuppa Di Pesce Amalfitana fish soup in the style of amalfi with tomato chili bruschetta    16.00
Pesci Azzurri house marinated sardines with pepperonata, grilled sardines with shallot thyme vinaigrette, marinated fresh anchovies with preserved cedro (giant lemon), bresaola di tonno (tuna prosciutto) with capers, raisins and pineea 9.00(2) 12.00(3) 15.00(4) 18.00

Primi

Spaghetti with a one pound lobster, chilis and mint   30.00
Mafalde house made crinkle cut ribbon pasta with gulf shrimp, black garlic and agretti   27.00
Spaghetti Neri squid ink spaghetti with seppia, green chilis and scallions   26.00
Linguine with a medley of briny clams, hot red pepper and pancetta   26.00
Maccheroni Alla Chitarra house made guitar cut spaghetti with sea urchin and crab meat   27.00
Gnocchi Di Ricotta old chatham sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi with tomato, basil and bufala mozzarella   25.00

Secondi

Branzino Per Due O Tre whole mediterranean sea bass for two or three cooked in sea salt  pp 36.00
Orata Americana whole grilled local porgy with toasted almond - oregano pesto   36.00
Spigola Nera Per Uno O Due    36.00
whole roasted local black bass for one or two with caperberries and olives.  pp 36.00
Sarde whole pan roasted monterey bay sardines with young fennel and almonds   36.00
Sarago crispy whole local butterfish with ramps and sorrel   36.00
Pesce Nera roasted local blackfish (poorman’s lobster) with a salad of vidalia onions and spring greens   36.00
Razza crispy local skate with wild mushrooms and fire roasted fava beans   36.00
Zuppa Di Pesce sicilian style fish soup   30.00
Fritto Misto Amalfitano crispy mixed seafood   33.00
Pollo four story hills farm chicken with primo olives, fregula and lemon   34.00
Contorni selection of italian style vegetables(1) 9.00(3) 15.00(5) 19.00

 

Dolci

Affogato Di Caffe mascarpone gelato with lady fingers and dark chocolate chips, drowned in espresso   12.00
Torta Di Cioccolato with sumo orange and sea salt gelato   12.00
Crostata Di Rabarbaro warm rhubarb crostata, chestnut honey, fior di latte gelato   12.00
Torta Di Noci Di Coco coconut cake with mascarpone and champagne mangoes   12.00
Torta Di Formaggi Di Pecora sheepsmilk ricota cheesecake with amaretti, harry’s berry’s strawberries and aged balsamic   12.00
Warm Upside Down Blackberry Cake blackberries, chamomile and buttermilk gelato   12.00
Gelati house made traditional flavors   12.00
Sorbetti house made seasonal flavors   12.00
Formaggi salva cremasco, cassatica di buffula, caprotto, blue del pain rosa and seasonal fruit confettura   13.00
Biscotti    5.00

Tasting Menu $75 Per Person

With Selected Wines $125 Per Person.

Crudo Del Mercato

A Selection From Today's Raw Seafood    
prosecco, flor, nv veneto   
Five Extra "Crudo" Tasting Supplement    25.00
nebbiolo rose brut "jad’or" ca nova nv piemonte   

Moscardino

Grilled Baby Octopus with roasted cippoline and bitter spring greens   
arneis, vietti 2013 piemonte   

Spaghetti Neri

Squid Ink Spaghetti with seppia, green chilis and scallion   
friulano, "adriatico" bastianich 2010 friuli   

Razza

Crispy Local Skate with wild mushrooms and fire roasted fava beans   
lagrein rosato muri-gries 2013 alto adige   

Sarde

Whole Pan Roasted Monterey Bay Sardines with young fennel and almonds   
nebbiolo, produttori di barbaresco 2011 piemonte   

Dolci

A Tasting Of Our Favorite Desserts    
moscato, rosa zeni 2007 trentino   

 

Esca
402 W 43rd St
At 9th Ave
(212) 564-7272
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