Asheville Italian Restaurant - (828) 348.8448

  • APPETIZERS/ANTIPASTI

    TUSCAN FIGS ‹◊› Single Order (2) ……5 | Double Order (4) ……9 | Family Order (8) ……16

    Duo of basil whipped goat cheese stuffed figs wrapped in Prosciutto, with arugula & Chianti reduction


    ARANCINI ‹◊› 8

    Three Breaded, Fried Mozzarella & Risotto Balls with Sauce del Giorno


    MUSSELS ‹◊› 12

    Choice of Garlic White Wine, Plum Tomato or Vodka Cream Sauce. Spiced Mild, Medium or Hot


    ANTIPASTI ‹◊› 15

    Local Artisan Cheeses and Italian Cured Meats with Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Olives, and a Roasted Garlic Pesto Aioli


    BURRATA DI POMODORO ‹◊› 10

    Fresh Mozzarella with a Creamy Center Served with House Marinara, Arugula Pesto, and Ciabatta


    CALAMARI FRITTI ‹◊› 10

    Domestic Rhode Island Golden Crisp Calamari & Lemon Served with Zesty Plum Tomato Sauce



    SALADS/INSALATAS

    Add: Chicken …… 5 • Shrimp …… 8 • Grilled Tenderloin Tips …… 9 House Made Dressings: Creamy Parmesan Peppercorn • Caesar • Balsamic Vinaigrette • Red Wine Herb Vinaigrette • Tomato Basil Vinaigrette • Creamy Gorgonzola

    GRILLED CAESAR SALAD ‹◊› sm. 6 • lg. 9

    Grilled romaine hearts with house-made Caesar dressing, anchovy & crostini


    STRADA INSALATA ‹◊› sm. 5 • lg. 8

    Spring mix, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, hearts of palm & mixed olives


    BRUSCHETTA ROMANTICA ‹◊› 9

    Grilled Ciabatta topped with Baby Arugula, Roasted Garlic, Grape Tomatoes, Pearl Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Olive Oil and Balsamic Reduction


    GRILLED GRECO ‹◊› sm. 6 • lg. 9

    Grilled Romaine Hearts, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Pepperoncini, Red Onions, Greek Olive Mix & Feta Cheese with Red Wine Herb Vinaigrette


    TUNA CRUDO TRE COLORE ‹◊› 12

    Ahi Tuna Tartare in a Tomato Basil Mostarda with Peperonata over Belgian Endive, Baby Arugula and Local Microgreens



    ‹◊› PIZZA ‹◊›

    All Specialty Pizzas are 14" No substitutions please Pizzas available with 12” gluten-free crust for an additional $2

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


    FIG & GOAT CHEESE 16

    Roasted Garlic Oil Base, Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Sherry Marinated Calimyrna Figs and Fresh Basil


    THE JOHNNY ‘AVE’RSANO 22

    Strada's Cross of a Calzone and a Pizza. Filled with Rich Tomato Sauce, Cheese Blend, Salami, Prosciutto, Sweet and Spicy Sausage, Green Peppers, Grilled Onions and Fresh Herbs


    STROMBOLI 13

    Buffalo mozzarella, green peppers & grilled red onions. Served with side salad or cup of soup
    Add: Meat & Cheese Topping ……1.75 • Veggie Topping ……1.25


    CALZONE 13

    Ricotta & buffalo mozzarella. Served with side salad or cup of soup
    Add: Meat & Cheese Topping …… 1.75 | Veggie Topping …… 1.25


    Meat & Cheese Toppings 10

    Pepperoni, Prosciutto, Sausage (sweet or spicy), Meatballs, Chicken, Salami, Fresh Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Feta, Bolognese (veal, beef and pork)


    LA STRADA 16

    Tomato Sauce, Pepperoni, Mushroom Blend, Green Peppers, Grilled Red Onions, and Fresh Basil


    Veggie Toppings 10"……1.25 • 14"……1.50 • 18"…… 2.25

    Mushrooms, Grilled Red Onions, Green Peppers, Spinach, Broccolini, Tomatoes, Figs, Pesto, Basil


    PAPA FRED 16

    Tomato Sauce, Salami, Spicy Italian Sausage, Cherry Peppers, Peperonata, Herbed Ricotta, and Mozzarella


    NEAPOLITAN 16

    Garlic Oil Base, Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Garlic, Grape Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil



    PASTA

    Add: Meatballs, Vegan Eggplant Meatballs, Italian Sausage …… 7 • Grilled Shrimp …… 8 • Grilled Chicken …… 5 • Grilled Tenderloin Tips …… 9

    SHRIMP SCAMPI* ‹◊› 13 • 18

    Shrimp sautéed in a delicate White Wine Sauce with lemon, garlic, and roasted red pepper over capellini


    LASAGNA 16

    Trio of ground Veal, Beef & Pork, Ricotta & Fresh Mozzarella Cheeses, and House-Made Marinara


    SPINACH LASAGNA 16

    Fresh Spinach Pasta, Ricotta, Spinach, and Mozzarella Blend Topped with a Béchamel Sauce and Peperonata


    TORTELLINI ALLA VODKA ‹◊› 13 • 18

    Cheese-filled tortellini in a creamy tomato basil vodka sauce over fresh spinach


    GRILLED FLORENTINE RAVIOLI 13 • 18

    Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli on a Bed of Arugula with Sherry Tomato Cream Sauce, Balsamic Reduction, Basil, and Pecorino Romano Cheese


    RIGATONI BOLOGNESE ‹◊› 13 • 18

    Trio of ground Veal, Beef & Pork, mushroom blend, demi-glace & plum tomato sauce


    EGGPLANT INVOLTINI ‹◊› 18

    Fried Eggplant Topped with Ricotta and Peperonata Served Over Fresh Spinach Pasta in a Light Pesto Marinara


    PORTOFINO* ‹◊› 18 • 22

    Baby Octopus, Grouper, Mussels and Clams in a White Wine Tomato Sage Broth with Fresh Squid Ink Pasta Spiced mild, medium or hot



    SAUTÉ

    MARSALA* ‹◊› Chicken ……18 • Shrimp …… 20 • Veal …… 22

    Chicken, Veal or Shrimp Braised in Marsala and Mushroom Blend Demi-Glace. Served with Vegetable and Potato del Giorno


    CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO* 20

    Sautéed Chicken Breast and Spicy Italian Sausage with Green Peppers, Cherry Peppers and Roasted Garlic in a White Wine Lemon Sauce. Served with Savory Bread Pudding and Vegetable del Giorno


    FRANCESE* ‹◊› Chicken ……18 • Shrimp …… 22 • Veal …… 21

    Chicken, Veal, or Shrimp, Egg Washed and Sautéed in a White Wine Lemon Sauce with Diced Tomatoes. Served with Risotto and Vegetable del Giorno


    CARCIOFINO 20

    Grilled local Chicken Breast and Artichoke Hearts topped with Provolone in an Orange and Sherry wine sauce served with Bread Pudding and Vegetable del Giorno



    GRILL

    TUSCAN DUCK* ‹◊› 24

    Grilled Local Duck Breast with Chianti Reduction and Basil. Served with Tuscan Figs, Risotto, and Vegetable del Giorno


    PORK CHEEK RAVIOLI 17/22

    Local Cheshire Pork Cheek Ravioli stuffed with creamy Ricotta, Pecorino and Wild Mushrooms in a savory Besciamella sauce over purple Kale finished with a sweet Moretti reduction and Braised Pork Cheek


    BISTECCA A LA FIORINTINA* ‹◊› Market Price

    Porcini Dusted Angus Ribeye Topped with Salmoriglio Butter and Served with Potato and Vegetable del Giorno



    SIDES/LATI

    Sautéed Spinach 5


    Vegetable or Potato del Giorno 5


    Risotto 5


    Savory Bread Pudding 5


    Pasta Marinara 5


    Pasta with Meat or Alfredo Sauce 7



    SOUPS/ZUPPAS

    TUSCAN FORMAGGIO 6

    Caramelized onions, sherry, beef broth, crostini & provolone cheese


    ZUPPA DEL GIORNO 3 • 6

    Ask about soup of the day






    *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.