Asheville Italian Restaurant - (828) 348.8448

  • Appetizers

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    TUSCAN FIGS $4

    Duo of basil whipped goat cheese stuffed figs wrapped in Prosciutto, arugula & Chianti reduction
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    ARANCINI $8

    Three battered, fried mozzarella & risotto balls with sauce del giorno
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    MUSSELS $12

    PEI Mussels, choice of garlic white wine, plum tomato or vodka cream sauce. Spiced mild, medium or hot
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    ARTISAN CHEESE & FRUIT BOARD $12

    Chef’s choice of artisan cheeses, seasonal fruit, Chianti reduction, fig mostarda with crisps
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    SALAMI & POLPETTONE BOARD $16

    Salami, Soppressata, Mortadella, Polpettone, chef’s choice of artisan cheese served with house baked breads, Lusty Monk mustard & balsamic reduction
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    BURRATA FRITTI $14

    Potato encrusted & lightly fried fresh mozzarella with creamy center, sherry tomato cream sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    CALAMARI FRITTI $10

    Golden crisp Calamari & lemon served with zesty plum tomato sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Soups

    TUSCAN FORMAGGIO $5

    Caramelized onion, sherry, beef broth & provolone


    ZUPPA DEL GIORNO $3 or $6

    Ask about soup of the day



    Salads

    HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS: Creamy Parmesan Peppercorn, Caesar, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Citrus Vinaigrette, Creamy Gorgonzola

    GRILLED CAESAR SALAD $6 or $9

    Grilled romaine hearts with house-made Caesar dressing, anchovy & crouton
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    STRADA INSALATA $5 or $8

    Spring mix, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, hearts of palm & Sicilian olives
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    BRUSCHETTA ROMANTICA $9

    Grape tomatoes, ciliegini, grilled bread & local basil, drizzled with balsamic reduction, garlic olive oil & baby arugula
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    GABRIEL $12

    Guanciale, marinated fennel, grilled marinated portobello mushrooms, capers, sundried tomatoes & artichoke hearts tossed in citrus vinaigrette served over baby kale
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    GRILLED GRECO $6 or $9

    Grilled romaine hearts, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, pepperoncini, red onions, kalamata olives & feta cheese with red wine vinaigrette


    TUNA CRUDO $14

    Thinly sliced Ahi Tuna, peperonata, micro fennel & spicy Limoncello vinaigrette
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    DEVILED DUCK EGGS & GUANCIALE $9

    2 whole local duck eggs deviled with Calabrese peppers, cornichons & Guanciale (local cheshire pork jowl & cheek, seasoned & cured) over arugula
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Pizza

    All Specialty Pizzas are 14 inches • Pizzas also available with 12” gluten-free crust for + $2

    CLASSIC CHEESE 10” $9 • 14” $12 • 18” $16 • 12” Gluten Free $13

    Buffalo mozzarella & provolone blend
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    CAPRESE $14 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    14” pie with fresh mozzarella, pesto & tomatoes
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    FIG & GOAT CHEESE $15 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    14” pie with garlic olive oil base, Prosciutto, goat cheese, sherry marinated calimyrna figs & fresh basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    THE JOHNNY ‘AVE’RSANO $18

    Filled with tomato sauce, cheese blend, Salami, Prosciutto, sweet & spicy Sausages, green peppers, grilled onions & fresh herbs


    FOUR SEASONS $14 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    14” classic cheese pie with Prosciutto, spinach, wild mushrooms & tomato
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    STROMBOLI $11

    Buffalo mozzarella, green peppers & grilled red onions. Served with side salad or cup of soup


    CALZONE $11

    Ricotta & buffalo mozzarella. Served with side salad or cup of soup


    TOPPINGS: slice 25¢ • 10 inch $1.25 • 14 inch $1.35 • 18 inch $2.25

    Pepperoni, Prosciutto, Sausage (sweet or spicy), Meatballs, Chicken, Salami, Beef, mushrooms, grilled red onions, green peppers, spinach, broccolini, tomatoes, figs, goat cheese, pesto, feta, basil


    LA STRADA $15 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    14” pie with Pepperoni, exotic mushroom blend, green peppers, grilled red onions & fresh basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Pastas

    Add Meatballs, Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs, Sausage $6 • Chicken $5 • Shrimp $8 • Seared Ahi Tuna $12

    SHRIMP SCAMPI* $13 or $18

    Shrimp sautéed in lemon, garlic, white wine sauce with roasted bell pepper over capellini
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    MEAT LASAGNE $16

    Trio of ground Veal, Beef & Pork, ricotta & buffalo mozzarella cheeses, house-made marinara


    VEGEATERIAN LASAGNE $16

    Mushroom blend, ricotta & buffalo mozzarella carmelized cipollini onion in a mushroom marsala cream sauce


    TORTELLINI ALLA VODKA $13 or $18

    Cheese-filled tortellini in a creamy tomato basil vodka sauce over fresh spinach
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    GRILLED FLORENTINE RAVIOLI $13 or $18

    Spinach raviolis, grilled and served on top of sherry tomato cream sauce, arugula, balsamic reduction, basil & pecorino Romano cheese


    RIGATONI BOLOGNESE $13 or $18

    Trio of ground Veal, Beef & Pork, mushroom blend, demi-glace & plum tomato sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    PORTOFINO* $16 or $22

    Baby Octopus, Market Fish, Mussels and Clams in a tomato sage broth with long fussili. Spiced mild, medium or hot
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    MUSSELS & SHRIMP FUMATA* $16 or $22

    Sautéed Shrimp & smoked Mussels in a zesty Calabrese plum tomato sauce with gemelli pasta
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    ORECCHIETTE DELLA CASA $13 or $18

    Pope hat shaped pasta served in a fresh sage & white wine butter sauce with Prosciutto
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Sauté

    All sautéed dishes served with Chicken $18 • Shrimp $22 • Veal Scallopini $21

    MARSALA* with Chicken $18 • Shrimp $22 • Veal Scallopini $21

    Choice of protein braised in marsala, mushroom blend demi-glace. Served with potato del giorno & broccolini
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


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    CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO* $20

    Pan seared Chicken & Italian Sausage in green & cherry pepper, tomato & roasted garlic white wine sauce served with bread pudding & braised kale flowers


    FRANCESE* with Chicken $18 • Shrimp $22 • Veal Scallopini $21

    Egg battered choice of protein sautéed with white wine, lemon & diced tomatoes. Served with risotto & vegetable del giorno
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    VONGOLE* $24

    Market Fish sautéed in lemon white wine sauce with littleneck Clams, black garlic & tomatoes, risotto & vegetable del giorno



    Grilled

    TUSCAN DUCK* $22

    Seasoned local Duck breast, Tuscan figs, risotto del giorno, broccolini, Chianti reduction & basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    TONNO AI FERRI* $24

    Fennel dusted Ahi Tuna, risotto del giorno, sautéed spinach, salsify purée & saffron ailoi
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    BISTECCA A LA FIORINTINA* Market Price

    Porcini crusted Angus Ribeye, potatoes del giorno, sautéed broccolini & salmoriglio butter
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    PORK CHOP MILANESE* $24

    Encrusted fried Pork chop, mashed potatoes, sautéed kale flowers with sorghum-balsamic reduction
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    EGGPLANT INVOLTINI $18

    Ricotta & peperonata stuffed fried eggplant, olio capellini
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Sides

    Spinach $5


    Broccolini $5


    Sautéed Vegetables $4


    Potatoes $4


    Risotto $5


    Kale Flowers $5


    Salsify Purée $5


    Savory Bread Pudding $4






    *HEALTH WARNING: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.