Volterra Dinner

(Last updated January 8, 2015)

Appetizers (Antipasti)

Roasted Cauliflower and Fontina Cream
(Cavolfiore Arrosto con Fontina)

Roasted cauliflower baked with Fontina cheese cream topped with green onion curls and fried prosciutto $11

Mussels and Sausage
(Cozze eSalsiccia)

Taylor Shellfish Mediterranean mussels and house made spicy Italian sausage steamed in a spicy tomato sauce; served with roasted garlic bruschetta $13

Polenta and Wild Mushrooms
(Polenta con Funghi)

Fontina filled polenta custard with a truffle scented wild mushroom ragu $11

Lamb Meatballs
(Polpettine D’Angello con Zucca)

House made Anderson Valley lamb meatballs with roasted spaghetti squash, goat cheese cream and topped with Calabrian chilis and Italian green olive relish $13

Homemade “Little Bite” Selection
(Antipasti Assortiti)

Daily selection seasonal antipasti items, price per person $12

Bresaola with Arugual and Parmesan

Thin slice air dried beef with baby arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano and extra virgin olive oil$12

“Oil Soup”
(Zuppa all’ Olio della Villa Otium)

Cannellini bean and smoked pork jowl soup with croutons, chives and a generous drizzling of extra virgin olive oil $8

Pan Seared Sea Scallops
(Cappesante Scotatto)

U10 New Bedford Sea Scallops seared and served with sugar and spiced winter squash and roasted garlic aioli$13

Entrees (Piatti Forti)

*Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Sauce
(Cinghiale al Gorgonzola)

Wild boar tenderloin roasted and served with a Gorgonzola and mustard sauce, rosemary roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and seasonal market vegetables $29

*Sauteed Jumbo Prawns
(Gamberoni Trifolati)

Jumbo Gulf prawns sautéed with garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, white wine, and butter;served on a bed of baby greens with fingerling potatoes and seasonal market vegetables $26

Crispy Herb Chicken
(Pollo alla Diavola)

Boneless Draper Valley organic half chicken marinated in fresh herbs and seared to a crispy golden brown;served with Volterra mashed potatoes and seasonal market vegetables (cook time 25 minutes) $25

Horseradish Braised Pork Cheeks
(Guancia di Maiale Brasato)

Horseradish braised pork cheeks with rosemary scented creamy polenta, sautéed cauliflower,horseradish cream and topped with a frisee and radish salad $28

Grilled Flat Iron Steak
(Bistecca alla Griglia)

10oz Painted Hills Flat Iron steak grilled and topped with Castelvetrano olive and Calabrian chili relish; served with Volterra mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and herb oil $30

Shellfish Stew

Taylor Shellfish Mediterranean mussels and manila clams, wild gulf prawns, steamed in a saffron tomato broth with fennel, onions and toasted almonds; served with bruschetta and saffron aioli. $26

**Grilled Beef Tenderloin
(Bistecca di Filetto alla Tartufata)

8 oz. natural beef tenderloin topped with a truffle scented Prosciutto di Parma, wild mushroom and demi-glaze sauce; served with Volterra mashed potatoes and seasonal market vegetables $39

*Rosemary and Olive Braised Lamb Shank
(Selle D’Agnello Scotatto)

Anderson Valley Lamb Shank braised with rosemary, onions, and Sicilian green olives dusted with olive gremolata and served with rosemary scented creamy polenta and seasonal market vegetables $38

Salads (Insalati)

House Salad
(Insalatina della Casa)

Baby arugula, shaved fennel and Parmigiano Reggiano tossed in Chianti vinaigrette and sprinkled with fresh chives $10

*Caesar Salad
(Insalata Cesarina)

Crispy Romaine hearts tossed in traditional Caesar dressing and topped with croutons and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano $12

Poached Pear and Gorgonzola Salad
(Insalata di Pere con Gorgonzola)

Fresh sliced pears, candied pistachios, Gorgonzola, and Balsamic vinaigrette tossed with mixed greens $12

Sautéed Chicory and White Anchovies
(Insalata di Cicoria)

Sautéed chicory salad with lemon vinaigrette, fried capers and marinated white anchovies $12

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad
(Insalata di Bietole)

Roasted organic beets, baby arugula, and toasted walnuts tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with aged Asiago cheese $11

Christmas Lima Bean Salad
(Insalata di Fagioli)

Coral lima beans marinated with Sicilian green olives, capers, bell peppers and fresh basil in Chianti vinaigrette and served in a radicchio cup topped with Pecorino Romano. $10

Noodles (Pasta)

Wide Noodles with Lamb Ragu
(Papparedelle alla Ragu D’Agnello)

House made organic egg wide noodles tossed with Anderson Valley lamb ragu and topped with Sicilian Pecorino Pepato $19

Roasted Eggplant Pouches
(Ravioli di Melanzane)

House made organic egg pasta filled with roasted eggplant, Ricotta Salata, roasted garlic,and basil tossed in a spicy tomato ragu and topped with Sicilian Pecorino Pepato $18

Risotto with Spicy Sausage and Escarole
(Risotto alla Romana)

Carnaroli rice simmered with spicy Italian sausage, cannellini beans, cremini mushrooms, escarole, and herb butter; topped with Pecorino Romano $19

Fettuccini with Prawns
(Fettucine coi Gamberi)

House made organic egg fettuccini tossed with wild gulf prawns, garlic, fresh tomatoes, Calabrian chilis, basil, baby spinach and white wine butter sauce $21

Pork Jowls and Wild Mushrooms
(Tagliolini con Guanciale e Funghi Selvatici)

House made organic egg tagliolini tossed with smoked pork jowls, locally foraged wild mushrooms,truffle butter and organic Parmigiano Reggiano $19

Fusili with Grilled Chicken and Pesto Cream
(Fusili al Pesto con Pollo, Pomodori Secchi e Formaggio di Capra)

Fusili tossed in a basil pesto cream sauce with sun dried tomatoes, toasted pinenuts, grilled chicken and grated Grana Padano; topped with soft goat cheese $18

Linguine with White Clam Sauce
(Linguine alla Vongole)

Linguine tossed with Taylor Shellfish Manila clams, garlic, white wine, parsley, anchovies, red chili flakes and sweet butter $19

Dungeness Crab Ravioli
(Ravioli coi Granchi)

House made organic egg pasta filled with Dungeness crab, chives and Mascarpone tossed in a light tomato cream $21

Appetizer Orders of All Pasta Dishes $13