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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$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

Captain Jack Oysters great south bay, li   3.00

Crudo

Nantucket Bay Scallops with chervil   23.00
Halibut Belly with extra virgin sunflower oil   19.00
Pink Snapper with red clay salt   18.00
Fluke with sea beans and radish   18.00
Diver Scallop with tangerine pressed olive oil   20.00
Local Porgy with olive oil from spain   18.00
Wild Alaskan King Salmon with dill   21.00
Yellowfin Tuna carpaccio with olio verde and chives   20.00
Spanish Mackerel with gaeta olive aioli   18.00
Live Maine Sea Urchin with capezanna olive oil   20.00
Razor Clam two minute ceviche, chilis, scallion and mint   20.00
Crudo Tasting three unique tastes of our raw seafood in one flight   16.00
six unique tastes of our raw seafood in two flights   30.00

Antipasti

Insalata Di Puntarella salad of italian bitter chicory with anchovy vinaigrette    18.00
Insalata Di Amara salad of italian and local fall greens, butternut squash and apple cider vinaigrette    19.00
Fegato Di Pescatrice seared local monkfish liver with a salad of candied citrus and organic grains    17.00
Calamari Alla Galicia local squid, pimenton and toasted bread crumbs    18.00
Fritti crispy skate cheeks, smelts, local steamers and calabrian chili aioli    18.00
Vongole Al Forno local littleneck clams baked with prosciutto di parma, house cured cherry bomb peppers and ritz crackers    18.00
Verdura Mista organic salad of local fall vegetables, sheep's milk ricotta and herb garden vinaigrette    18.00
Caprese bufala mozzarella with wild arugula and oven dried tomatoes    17.00
Insalata Mista salad of local greens and herbs with cold pistachio pressed olive oil    15.00
Zuppa Di Pesce Amalfitana fish soup in the style of amalfi with tomato chili bruschetta    15.00
Pesce Azzurri marinated sardines with pepperonata, grilled sardines with shallot thyme vinaigrette, marinated fresh portuguese anchovies with oven dried tomato, house pickled herring with cippoline and crème fraicheea 9.00(2) 12.00(3) 15.00(5) 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

Spigola Nera whole roasted local black bass with caperberries and olives   27.00
Sogliola whole pan roasted local flounder with hazelnuts, almonds, pine nuts and oregano   27.00
Scorfano Rossa crispy whole local scorpionfish with capers, lemon and rosemary   26.00
Merluzzo montauk cod with braised red cabbage, crispy pasta and wild juniper   26.00
Sgombro grilled spanish mackerel with brussels sprouts roasted with pancetta   26.00
Capesante roasted local sea scallops with beets and grainy mustard   28.00
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

Blue Point Oysters copps island, ct   
Captain Jack Oysters great south bay, li   

Crudo

Nantucket Bay Scallops with chervil   23.00
Halibut Belly with extra virgin sunflower oil   19.00
Local Porgy with sea salt from trapani   18.00
Fluke with sea beans and radish   18.00
Pink Snapper with black lava salt   18.00
Wild Mediterranean Pink Bream with meyer lemon pressed olive oil   19.00
Black Sea Bass with toasted pine nuts   18.00
Diver Scallop with tangerine pressed olive oil   20.00
Golden Spotted Bass with sicilian dried cherry tomato   18.00
Black Tip Grouper with amagansett sea salt   18.00
Giant Surf Clam ceviche with passion fruit   19.00
Wild Alaskan King Salmon with pickled radish   21.00
Mahi Mahi with crushed almonds   18.00
Yellowfin Tuna carpaccio with olio verde and chives   20.00
Spanish Mackerel with gaeta olive aioli   18.00
Live Maine Sea Urchin with capezzana olive oil   20.00
Razor Clam two minute ceviche, chilis, scallions and mint   20.00
Crudo Tasting six unique tastes of our raw seafood in two flights   30.00

Altro

Cuore seared nantucket bay scallops with a salad of clementines and radishes    25.00
Burrata warm jonah crab with clementines    20.00
Capitone Di Mare crispy conger eel neapolitan style    18.00
Uovo Di Pollo farmhouse egg, mackerel bacon and oyster mushrooms    20.00
Fegato Di Pescatrice maple glazed local monkfish liver with pears from the italian alps and organic grains    18.00
Calamari Alla Galicia local squid, pimenton and toasted breadcrumbs    18.00
Insalata Di Amara salad of italian and local fall greens, butternut squash and apple cider vinaigrette    19.00
Vongole Al Forno local littleneck clams baked with prosciutto di parma, house cured cherry bomb peppers and ritz crackers    18.00
Insalata Di Puntarella salad of italian bitter chicory with anchovy vinaigrette    18.00
Verdura Mista organic salad of fall vegetables, sheep's milk ricotta and herb garden vinaigrette    18.00
Fritti crispy skate cheeks, smelts, local steamers, cippoline and calabrian chili aioli    18.00
Polipo grilled octopus with giant corona beans and preserved sorrento lemon    18.00
Zuppa Di Pesce Amalfitana fish soup in the style of amalfi with tomato chili bruschetta    16.00
Pesci Azzurri marinated sardines with pepperonata, grilled sardines with shallot thyme vinaigrette, marinated fresh portuguese anchovies with oven dried tomato, house pickled herring with cippoline and crème fraicheea 9.00(2) 12.00(3) 15.00(5) 18.00

Primi

Spaghetti with a one pound lobster, chilis and mint   30.00
Bucatini house made fat spaghetti with rita’s spicy octopus sauce   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
Spumoni house made "honey comb" pasta with a ragu of sea snails, shrimp, mussels and wild fennel   27.00
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
Spigola Nera whole roasted local black bass with caperberries and olives   37.00
Sogliola whole pan roasted black back flounder with pine nuts, pistachios, almonds and oregano   36.00
Capone Di Mare crispy whole "chicken of the sea" with capers, lemon and rosemary   36.00
Capesante montauk sea scallops with beets and grainy mustard   36.00
Merluzzo montauk cod with braised red cabbage, crispy pasta and wild juniper   37.00
Tonno Bianco Alla Siciliana grilled sicilian style local escolar (white tuna) with brussels sprouts roasted with pancetta   37.00
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

 

Tasting Menu $75 Per Person

With Selected Wines $125 Per Person. Tasting Menu Is Available For The Entire Table Only.

Crudo Del Mercato a selection from today's raw seafood   
prosecco, flor, nv veneto   
five extra "crudo" tasting supplement   25.00
garde rose brut, olivini, 2010 lombardia   
Uovo Di Pollo farmhouse egg, mackerel bacon and oyster mushrooms   
vermentino, "sciala" vigne surrau 2011 sardegna   
Capitone Di Mare crispy conger eel neapolitan style   
cataratto"benede"alessandro de camporeale 2010 sicilia   
Spumoni house made "honey comb" pasta with a ragu of sea snails, shrimp, mussels and wild fennel   
nebbiolo "majoli" sella 2012 piemonte   
Tonno Bianco grilled sicilian style local escolar (white tuna) with brussels sprouts roasted with pancetta   
perricone "sachia" caruso & minini 2008 sicilia   
Dolci a tasting of our favorite desserts   
moscato, rosa zeni 2007 trentino   
Please Allow Two Hours To Enjoy The Tasting Menu

Dolci

Dessert

Affogato Di Caffe mascarpone gelato with lady fingers and dark chocolate chips, drowned in espresso   12.00
Warm Semolina Pudding with caramel sauce, yogurt and kumquats   12.00
White Chocolate Mousse blood orange sorbet, toasted almonds and buckwheat honey meringue   12.00
Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Cheesecake amaretti, white grapefruit, red wine and vanilla   12.00
Warm Panettone Bread Pudding brachetto zabaglione, creme fraiche gelato   12.00
Gelati house made traditional flavors   12.00
Sorbetti house made seasonal flavors   12.00
Formaggi nuvele, di pecora, capra alta piemonte, pecorino parco, middleburry blue and seasonal fruit confettura   13.00
Biscotti    5.00

Cocktails

Porto Cervo mirto sardinian liqueur, orange, prosecco   14.00
Carciofo Negroni greenhook ginsmiths gin, cynar, carpano antica, orange   14.00
Milano rittenhouse rye whiskey, carpano antica vermouth, amarena cherry   14.00
Two-Minute Razor Martini vodka, razor clam, chili, scallion, mint, citrus   16.00
Watermelon Collins watermelon, mint, lemon, greenhook ginsmiths gin   14.00

Birre

Forst Premium Lager alto adige   8.00
Forst Sixtus Doppel Bock alto adige   8.00
Lurisia Otto belgian tripel style w/gentian root from piemonte  (750ml) 24.00
Piccolo Chiostro white ale with absinthe from liguria   18.00
Reale Birra Del Borgo roman red ale from lazio   18.00
Bruaherren Einbecker non-alcoholic beer (germany)   6.00
Del Ducato Nuova Matina saison from emilia romagna   18.00

Gazzose Fatte In Casa $4

Sodas Made In House Using Fresh, Seasonal And Unique Ingredients

Sorrento Lemon    
Hibiscus    
Espresso    
Madagascar Vanilla    
Cherry    

Vini Spumanti Al Bicchiere

Sparkling Wine By The Glass

Prosecco, Flor veneto, nv   12.00
Garda Rose Brut, Olivini lombardia, 2010   18.00
Carricante Brut "Noblesse", Benanti sicilia, nv   26.00
Brut, Henriot champagne, france, nv   25.00
Esca
402 W 43rd St
At 9th Ave
(212) 564-7272
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