A selection of freshly baked homemade Italian bread, consisting of white, brown (contains nuts) and focaccia bread.
Ostriche Fresche (each)
Fresh chilled Namibian oysters served with lemon wedges, red tobasco and freshly cracked black pepper on a bed of crushed ice. Accompanied with a shallot mignonette sauce
Italian diced seasonal vegetable soup infused with basil pesto (contains nuts), served with grated parmesan cheese.
Suppli Di Pollo Con Salsa Di Cacio Pepe
Homemade Italian risotto balls infused with chicken and rosemary. Crumbed and lightly fried, served with a delicate pecorino, parmesan cheese and black pepper sauce.
Rotolo di Mozzarella Farcito con Salmone
Layers of Puglia mozzarella sheets, wrapped around smoked Norwegian salmon, fresh rocket and stracciatella cheese, sliced and dressed with olive oil, salt, cracked black pepper and fresh lemon.
Misto Di Montagna E Formaggi Misti
Our selection of the ﬁnest imported cold meats (Italian prosciutto (ham), salami Felino, coppa and mortadella) and Italian cheeses (parmesan, gorgonzola and scamorza) served with olives, cherry tomato, marinated artichokes and freshly baked focaccia bread.
Carpaccio di Tonno Affumicato
A carpaccio of smoked Yellowfin tuna with Italian olive oil, lemon, salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Carpaccio di Carne con Sedano e Parmiggiano
Grain fed beef carpaccio served Italian style with sliced celery, fresh rocket, boutique herbs and shavings of parmesan cheese. Dressed with extra virgin olive oil, lemon and cracked black pepper.
Tronchetto di Melanzana alla Parmiggiana
A tower of oven-roasted aubergine infused with layers of cooked ham, fresh basil, Puglia mozzarella and tomato sauce, topped with shavings of parmesan cheese, fresh basil and oregano. (Preparation time: 20 min)
Insalata Di Mare
A cold, Italian seafood salad consisting of Patagonian calamari, octopus, queen prawns, black mussels, carrots and celery, served with a classic Italian dressing
Zuppetta di Mare Mista
Italian seafood soup consisting of fresh black mussels, octopus, queen prawns, fresh linefish, Patagonian calamari and cherry tomato in a fish broth garnished with toasted garlic bread
Zuppetta di Cozze in Bianca
Fresh black mussels cooked in a delicate olive oil, garlic and chilli sauce, served with toasted garlic bread
Tortina di Zucchine con Crema di Formaggio Parmiggiano (V)
Baked tartlet of baby marrow, served with a delicate creamy parmesan sauce, roasted cherry tomato and fresh basil, drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
Prosciutto Crudo con Rucola, Pachino e Scaglie di Parmigiano
Shavings of Italian prosciutto (ham) served on a bed of fresh rocket, cherry tomato and slices of parmesan cheese, drizzled with Italian extra virgin olive oil.
Burrata di Mozzarella con Prosciutto e Fichi
A fan of sliced figs (in season) topped with Puglia burrata cheese wrapped in Italian prosciutto (ham), served with a 12 year balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
Insalata / Salads
Pesca e Prosciutto
Lightly tossed rocket in a mustard vinaigrette served with fresh peaches (in season), Italian prosciutto (ham), shavings of parmesan cheese and finished off with a 12 year balsamic vinegar
A tower of sliced Puglia burrata cheese, ripe tomato and fresh basil, drizzled with an Italian olive oil and a 12 year old balsamic vinegar.
Marinated Italian artichokes with mixed lettuce, fresh rocket, black olives, cucumber, Puglia mozzarella, Italian style peppers and home-made sun dried tomato, topped with an Italian dressing and shavings of parmesan cheese.
A combination of fresh boutique herbs, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, fresh rocket, olives, boiled egg, chopped dill, grilled chicken breast and shavings of parmesan cheese, lightly tossed in a sweet chilli dressing.
A selection of boutique herbs, lettuce, smoked Norwegian salmon, avocado (in season), fresh rocket, cucumber, tomato, fresh dill, capers, thinly sliced red onion and cream cheese, drizzled with an Italian dressing.
Italian style oven-roasted potatoes infused with salt, freshly cracked black pepper, olive oil and fresh rosemary
Insalata di Rucola e Pachino
A light salad of fresh rocket and boutique herbs, cherry tomato and shavings of parmesan cheese, drizzled in Italian olive oil.
Verdure Miste al Forno
A selection of oven roasted seasonal vegetables, infused with fresh rosemary, garlic and freshly cracked black pepper
Spinaci Saltati in Padella con Peperoncino
Sautéed spinach infused with olive oil, fresh garlic and a pinch of chili
White rice infused with melted butter, carrots and baby marrow
Silky smooth, pommes purée
Primi Piatti / Pasta
Please Note: Inform your waiter as to how you like your pasta cooked, either normal (soft) or al dente (firm to the bite). There will be a minimum 30 minute preparation time during peak hours.
We offer gluten free pasta, add surcharge
Fresh, homemade fettuccine pasta served with a slow cooked Italian meat ragu and tomato based sauce, sprinkled with a 12 month matured parmesan cheese
A traditional Roman dish. Spaghetti pasta with pancetta (Italian ham), egg, freshly cracked black pepper and pecorino cheese. (Please note: We do not use cream or mushrooms)
Paccheri Con Calamari, Basilico, Pachino e Pinoli
Tube shaped pasta served with Patagonian calamari, fresh basil, cherry tomato and roasted pine nuts, in a light white wine sauce.
Triangoli Con Osso Bucco
Fresh, homemade triangoli pasta filled with tender, slow cooked osso bucco (veal) served in a delicate tomato and white wine sauce.
Spaghettoni Alla Gricia Con Carciofi
Spaghettoni pasta with pancetta (Italian ham), Italian artichoke, white wine and freshly cracked black pepper, served in a delicate pecorino and parmesan cheese sauce, with a touch of chili.
Spaghetti Scoglio in Carta Fata
Spaghetti with fresh black mussels, queen prawns, Patagonian calamari, baby octopus, fresh linefish, cherry tomato and chilli, served in a transparent wrapping. (Also available with Risotto)
Paccheri Con Gamberi, Asparagi e Pachino
Tube shaped pasta served with queen prawns, fresh cherry tomato, asparagus and a touch of chilli. (Preparation time: 20 min)
Linguine served with fresh rock lobster (crayfish), in a fresh basil, cognac and cherry tomato sauce.
Tagliolini con Salmone, Radicchio e Speck
Homemade tagliolini pasta cooked with smoked salmon, cognac, radicchio (Italian red chicory) and speck (smoked ham) in a light creamy sauce.
A traditional Roman dish. Bucatini pasta with pancetta (Italian ham), red onions, white wine, chilli and pecorino cheese in a tomato based sauce.
Ravioli di Prosciutto e Mascarpone con Salsa di Funghi Porcini
Homemade ravioli filled with Italian ham and mascarpone cheese served in delicate porcini mushroom sauce, finished with parmesan cheese.
Gnocchetti di Patate al Pesto (V)
Homemade potato dumplings tossed in a delicate Liguria style basil pesto sauce, finished with a dollop of crème fraîche and grated parmesan cheese.
Ravioloni di Burrata (V)
Homemade spinach infused ravioloni filled with parmesan and Puglia burrata cheese, served in a light rosemary, butter and roasted pine nut sauce, finished with parmesan cheese.
Ravioli con Funghi Porcini con Salsa di Tartufo e Salvia (V)
Fresh, homemade ravioli filled with porcini mushroom and parmesan cheese, served in a delicate truffle and sage butter sauce.
Rigatoni Con Pesto Di Melanzana e Pomodoro Dadolata (V)
Rigatoni pasta served with a light homemade aubergine pesto and grated parmesan cheese, accompanied with sweet diced tomato.
Risotto Con Zucca (V)
Italian carnaroli risotto infused with a butternut purée, parmesan cheese and fresh rosemary. Served with parmesan cheese shavings, oven-roasted butternut crisps and chopped rosemary.
Secondi Carne / Meat
Cucina / Kitchen
Filetto di Manzo con Salsa di Porto e Pepe Verde
Export quality beef fillet, sautéed in fresh thyme and served with an Allesverloren vintage port and Madagascan green peppercorn jus served on a bed of Italian oven-roasted potatoes.
Filetto di Manzo con Salsa di Fichi e Senape
Tender, oven cooked beef fillet, served with a delicate fig and Dijon mustard sauce, on a bed of Italian oven-roasted potatoes.
Saltimbocca alla Romana
Veal scallops infused with fresh sage and Italian prosciutto (ham), sautéed in a delicate white wine and freshly cracked black pepper sauce, served with a light pommes purée. (Please note: contains toothpicks)
Fagottini di Pollo
Chicken paillard filled with asparagus, smoked scamorza cheese and Italian prosciutto (ham), cooked in a creamy Klipdrift Gold brandy and mushroom sauce, served with a light pommes purée.
Osso Buco alla Romana
Veal knuckles (on the bone) stewed the Roman way in a thick tomato, white wine and mixed vegetable sauce, served with a light pommes purée.
Costolette Di Vitello Ripiene
Pan fried, parmesan infused crumbed veal chops filled with Italian fontina cheese, prosciutto (ham) and fresh sage. Served with a creamy pommes purée.
Millefogile di Filetto con Funghi Porcini e Salsa Tartufata
Medallions of prime beef fillet, topped with a creamy black truffle and porcini mushroom sauce, served with a light pommes purée.
Secondi Carne / Meat
Alla Brace / Open-Fire Grill
Tagilata di Pollo alla Griglia
Slices of grilled chicken breasts infused with rosemary, garlic and lemon, topped with salt, cracked black pepper and Italian olive oil. Served with Italian oven-roasted seasonal vegetables.
Tagliata di Manzo All'Aceto Balsamico Invecchiato 12 Anni
Slices of grilled matured sirloin steak topped with salt, cracked black pepper and a 12 year old balsamic vinegar, served with Italian oven-roasted potatoes. (Prepared medium-rare and served luke-warm)
Tagliata di Manzo con Salsa di Tartufo Bianco
Slices of grilled matured sirloin steak topped with salt, cracked black pepper and a creamy white truffle sauce, served with Italian oven-roasted potatoes. (Prepared medium-rare and served luke-warm)
Bistecca di Manzo
Matured grain-fed beef sirloin, grilled and seasoned with olive oil, lemon, oregano, salt and cracked black pepper, served with seasonal Italian oven-roasted vegetables.
Filetto di Manzo alla Griglia
Grilled beef fillet seasoned with olive oil, lemon, oregano, salt and freshly cracked black pepper, served with seasonal Italian oven-roasted vegetables.
Secondi Pesce / Fish
Cucina / Kitchen
Baccaca Alla Livornese
Freshly caught linefish, lightly fried and cooked in a delicate tomato, fresh basil and a hint of chilli sauce. Served on a bed of pommes purée.
Fritto Misto Al Cartoccio
A selection of mixed seafood consisting of prawns, Patagonian calamari, fresh black mussels, baby octopus and fresh linefish, deep fried in a light Italian batter and served the traditional Italian way – al cartoccio (in a paper bag). (Preparation time 20 min)
Deep fried crumbed baby Patagonian calamari, served with Italian savoury rice and homemade potato crisps.
Secondi Pesce / Fish
Alla Brace / Open-Fire Grill
Arrosto di Pesce Misto ala Meloncino
Meloncino’s finest seafood platter cooked on an open-fire grill, consisting of Patagonian calamari, gratin of fresh black mussels, queen prawns and fresh linefish, served with Italian savoury rice and homemade potato crisps. (For one person)
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Pesce Fresco di Giornata alla Griglia
Freshly caught linefish of the day, cooked on an open-fire grill, with a lemon butter sauce, served with seasonal Italian oven-roasted vegetables.
Pesce Fresco Alla Mediterrano
A Sicilian classic. Lightly grilled fish topped with a Mediterranean salad consisting of fresh diced tomato, celery, olives, capers, rocket and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Aragosta Alla Griglia
Fresh rock lobster (crayfish) grilled on an open-ﬁre grill, basted in lemon butter. Served with Italian savoury rice and thinly sliced homemade crisps.
Grilled queen prawns cooked on an open-fire grill, in a lemon butter sauce. Served with Italian savoury rice and thinly sliced homemade crisps.
Calamari alla Griglia
Succulent Patagonian calamari tubes grilled to perfection in a light garlic and butter infused sauce. Served with Italian savoury rice and thinly sliced homemade crisps.
Salmone Alla Griglia Con Salsa Di Salmoriglio
Grilled, fresh Norwegian salmon basted in a light salmoriglio sauce, served on a bed of pommes purée. (Prepared medium-rare)
Pizza Alla Napoletana / Pizza Neopoletan Style
Neapolitan style pizza dough should be soft, elastic, tender, fragrant and charred. Placed in a 400 degree wood fire pizza oven, the thick crust cooks in 90 seconds. Please Note: Unfortunately we cannot do any “half and half” or sharing of pizza’s. There will be a minimum 30 minute preparation time during peak hours.
All pizza’s below are available Roman style (thin base) on request.
We offer gluten free thin bases, add surcharge
Meloncino Napoletana (V)
Tomato base with fresh buffalo mozzarella, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil and fresh basil.
Tomato base with buffalo mozzarella, salsiccia (sausage meat), Italian porcini mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil.
Tomato base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, fresh rocket, slices of Italian prosciutto (ham) and shavings of parmesan cheese.
Tomato base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, speck (smoked ham), pancetta (Italian ham) and mushrooms.
Tomato base with Italian ricotta, provola cheese and oven-roasted cherry tomato, topped with fresh rocket and grated parmesan cheese
Plain base with oven-roasted cherry tomato, stracciatella cheese, fresh rocket and grated parmesan cheese.
Plain base with buffalo mozzarella, homemade basil pesto (contains nuts), oven-roasted cherry tomato, topped with fresh basil and sliced Italian prosciutto (ham).
Plain base with Italian gorgonzola cheese topped with fresh figs (in season) and sliced Italian prosciutto (ham).
Pizza Alla Romana / Pizza Roman Style
Roman style pizza. Pizza from the Lazio region and the capital, Rome, is traditionally thin and crisp.
Please Note: Unfortunately we cannot do any “half and half” or sharing of pizza’s. There will be a minimum 30 minute preparation time during peak hours.
We offer gluten free bases: Add Surcharge
All pizza’s below are available Neapolitan style (thick base) on request - Add Surcharge
Focaccia Bianca Con Rosmarino
Plain base with olive oil, fresh rosemary and salt.
Tomato base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella and fresh basil.
Quattro Formaggi (V)
Plain base with smoked scamorza cheese, gorgonzola, fresh fior di latte mozzarella and parmesan cheese, ﬁnished with extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil.
Plain base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, cream cheese, homemade basil pesto (contains nuts), roasted pine nuts, oven-roasted cherry tomato and fresh basil.
Tomato base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, mushrooms, sliced baby marrow, grilled aubergine, capers, fresh rocket and avocado.
Tomato base with fior di latte mozzarella, fresh Puglia burrata cheese, sliced Italian prosciutto (ham) and fresh basil.
Tomato base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, sliced Italian prosciutto (ham), mushrooms, olives, and topped with a sliced boiled egg.
Tartufo e Prosciutto
Plain base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, cream cheese, black truffle infused oil, fresh rocket and sliced Italian prosciutto (ham).
Frutti Di Mare
Tomato base with Patagonian calamari, black mussels, fresh linefish, queen prawns and oven-roasted cherry tomato. (Please note: cheese topping available on request)
Tomato base with fresh fior di latte mozzarella, Italian salami and sliced mortadella ham.
Dolce, Frutta e Formaggi / Desserts
Semifreddo di Nutella con Panna di Galliano
Decadent frozen Nutella chocolate mousse, finished off with a Galliano liqueur cream.
Tiramisu Al Cioccolato
Layers of mascarpone cheese and finger biscuits soaked in Italian espresso and combined with layers of grated Lindt dark chocolate
Torta di Ricotta Al Cioccolato
Homemade, Sicilian style Italian ricotta cheese cake infused with Lindt chocolate and dusted with confectioners sugar. Served with vanilla ice cream.
Panna Cotta Al Limoncello e Vaniglia Con Salsa Di Fragole
Homemade panna cotta infused with vanilla and Italian limoncello liqueur. Served with a rich strawberry confit.
Torta Strepitosa al 3 Cioccalati
Baked cream pasticciera and white chocolate on a milk chocolate biscuit base, topped with a decadent Lindt dark chocolate sauce infused with Cointreau liqueur. Served with vanilla ice cream.
Flan Cioccolato Caldo
Decadent soufflé with a soft Lindt chocolate outside and molten chocolate centre. Served with a seasonal sorbet. (Preparation time: 20 min)
Baci Di Ricotta
Delicate, homemade Italian ricotta doughnuts dusted with confectioners sugar and served with Nutella chocolate sauce.
A selection of our homemade sorbet consisting of three seasonal flavours.
A selection of our homemade Italian ice cream consisting of peanut butter, amarena cherry and Ferrero Rocher.
Menu last updated: 01 Mar 2017
Menus are deemed correct at time of publication but may vary over time. It is the responsibility of the restaurant to maintain the menu and ensure prices are up to date.
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