Asheville Italian Restaurant - (828) 348.8448

  • Appetizers

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    Crab Napoleon $14

    Puff Pastry with Crab, Mushroom Blend & Tomato Sherry Shallot Cream Sauce


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    Tuscan Figs $4

    Duo of Basil whipped Goat Cheese stuffed Figs wrapped in Prosciutto, Arugula and Chianti Reduction
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Arancini $8

    Three Battered and fried Risotto balls with Sauce del Giorno
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Calamari Fritto Misto $10

    Golden Crisp Calamari, Onions, Anahiem Peppers and Lemon served with Zesty Plum Tomato Sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Mussels $12

    P.E.I. Mussels, Garlic White Wine, Plum Tomato or Vodka Cream Sauce Spiced Mild, Medium or Hot
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Artisan Cheese and Fruit Board $12

    Fontina, Asiago &Provolone Cheeses, Seasonal Fruit, Chianti Reduction, Fig Mustarda
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Salami and Bread Board $16

    Salami, Soppressata, Mortadella, Fontina and Asiago Cheeses served with House Baked Breads, Roasted Garlic Rosemary Mustarda, and Balsamic Reduction
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Soups

    Tuscan Formaggio $5

    Caramelized Onion, Sherry, Beef Broth & Provolone


    Zuppa del Giorno $3 or $6

    Soup of the Day



    Salads

    House Made Dressings: House 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


    Greco $6 or $9

    Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Pepperoncini, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese with Red Wine Vinaigrette
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Strada Insalata $5 or $8

    Spring Mix with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
    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


    Scallop Salad $15

    Roasted Garlic and Grape Tomato Bruschetta, Spring Mix, Lemon infused Olive Oil Balsamic Reduction and Crouton
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Gabriel $12

    Pancetta, marinated Fennel, Grilled marinated Portobello Mushrooms, Capers, Sundried Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts tossed in Citrus Vinaigrette served over Baby Kale
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Pizza

    All Specialty Pizzas are 14 inches • Gluten Free Pizzas are 12 inches with a $2.00 up charge

    Classic Cheese Pizza 10” $9 • 14” $12 • 18” $16 • 12” Gluten Free $13

    Buffalo Mozzarella and Provolone Blend
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


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

    Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomatoes
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza $15 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    Garlic Olive Oil base, Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, Sherry marinated Calimyrna Figs & fresh Basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    The Johnny ‘AVE’rsano Pizza $18

    Filled with Tomato Sauce, Cheese blend, Salami, Prosciutto, Sweet & Spicy Sausages, Peppers, Onions & Fresh Herbs


    Wild Mushroom Pizza $15 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    Exotic Mushroom Blend, Italian Sausage (Hot or Mild), Roasted red Peppers, and fresh Basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Four Seasons Pizza $14 • 12” Gluten-Free Crust for $2 Upcharge

    Classic Cheese Pizza with Prosciutto, Spinach, Wild Mushrooms and Tomato
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Stromboli $11

    Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Red Peppers & Red Onion. 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, Sweet Sausage, Spicy Sausage, Meatballs, Chicken, Salami, Beef, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach, Broccolini, Tomatoes, Figs, Goat Cheese, Basil



    Pastas

    Add: Meatballs, Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs, Sausage $6 • Chicken $5 • Shrimp & Scallops $9 • Market Fish of the Day, Market Price

    Polpo en Salsa di Pomodoro $16 or $24

    Baby Octopus & Mussels in a Zesty Tomato Fennel Sauce with Linguini Spiced Mild, Medium or Hot
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Shrimp Scampi $13 or $18

    Shrimp Sautéed in Lemon, Garlic, White Wine Sauce with Roasted Bell Pepper over Capellini
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Lasagne di Carne $16

    Trio of Ground Veal, Beef & Pork, Ricotta & Buffalo Mozzarella Cheeses, House Made Marinara


    Lasagne Vegetali $16

    Mushroom Blend, Ricotta & Buffalo Mozzarella Carmelized Cipollini Onion, Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce


    Tortellini alla Vodka $13 or $18

    Cheese-Filled Tortellini in a Creamy Tomato Basil Vodka Sauce with Sautéed Spinach


    Grilled Florentine Ravioli $13 or $17

    Sherry Tomato Cream Sauce, Balsamic Reduction, Pecorino Cheese and Basil


    Penne Bolognese $13 or $18

    Trio of ground Veal, Beef & Pork, Mushroom Blend, Demi-Glace and Plum Tomato Sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


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    Gnudi della Casa $14 or $18

    House made Ricotta Dumplings served in your choice of Sauce:
    • Fresh Sage Butter Sauce - Prosciutto, Broccolini, Roasted Garlic and White Wine sauce
    • Bolognese - Trio of ground Veal, Beef & Pork, Mushroom Blend, Demi-Glace & Plum Tomato Sauce
    • Primavera - Artichokes, Tomatoes, Seasonal Vegetables in a White Wine Garlic Plum Tomato Sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Sauté

    All Sauteed dishes served with Chicken $18, Scallops & Shrimp $20, or Veal Scallopini $21

    Piccata With Chicken $18, Scallops & Shrimp $20, or Veal Scallopini $21

    Egg battered choice of protein sautéed with White Wine, Lemon, Tomato Sauce & capers Served with Risotto & Vegetable del Giorno
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Marsala With Chicken $18, Scallops & Shrimp $20, or Veal Scallopini $21

    Choice of Protein braised in Marsala, Mushroom Blend Demi-Glace. Served with Potato del Giorno and Broccolini
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Saltimboca With Chicken $18, Scallops & Shrimp $20, or Veal Scallopini $21

    Choice of protein in a Plum Tomato Demi - Glace with Prosciutto, Sage & Fontina Cheese served with Potatoes del Giorno & Spinach
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


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    Chicken Scarpariello $20

    Pan Seared Chicken & Italian Sausage in an Anaheim & Cherry Pepper, Tomato & Roasted Garlic White Wine Sauce served with Bread Pudding & Braised Kale Flowers



    Grilled

    Pesce Del Giorno Market Price

    Catch of the Day


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    Bistecca $22

    Grilled Shoulder Tender, Potatoes del Giorno with sautéed Cippollini Onions, Kale Flowers, and fried Basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


    Tuscan Duck $22

    Seasoned Local Duck Breast, Tuscan Figs, Risotto del Giorno, Broccolini, Chianti Reduction & Basil
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option


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    Pork Chop Gorgonzola $24

    Heirloom Pork Chop, Anaheim Demi-Glace served with Crumbled Gorgonzola, Potatoes del Giorno & Kale Flowers


    Eggplant Spiedino $18

    Grilled Eggplant & Tomato skewer with Buffalo Mozzarella & Basil Served with Linguini in a Black Pepper Pecorino Romano Sauce
    Gluten-Free Dish or Option



    Sides

    Spinach $5


    Broccolini $5


    Sautéed Vegetables $4


    Potatoes $4


    Risotto $5


    Kale Flowers $5


    Savory Bread Pudding $4