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Pasta dishes offer a choice of penne or linguine.
Entrees include a side of penne or linguine in marinara or garlic and olive oil.
Add Chicken to any salad or entree…2
Add Shrimp to any salad or entree… 3

Menu

  • Antipasti

  • House Specialties

  • Lunch

  • Pasta

  • Pesce

  • Pollo

  • Vitello

  • Zuppa & Insalata

Antipasti

  • Bruschetta

    9.00

    Toasted garlic bread topped wit fresh tomatoes, basil and red onion with a dash of balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Garlic Mushrooms

    8.00

    Sauteed mushrooms in garlic, oil and white wine.
  • Garlic Shrimp

    9.00

    Sauteed with fresh herbs, garlic, oil and white wine.
  • Caprese

    8.00

    Mozzarella del la Casa, Pomodoro e Basilico (homemade mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil).
  • Mussels or Clams

    8.00

    Sauteed in a spicy marinara sauce or sauteed in an garlic, olive oil and white wine sauce with fresh tomatoes.
  • Antipasto

    12.00

    Assorted Italian meats and cheeses, hot cherry peppers, mixed greens and a balsamic vinaigrette.

House Specialties

  • Pork Osso Bucco

    22.00

    Served in a brandy peppercorn sauce with polenta and sauteed vegetables.
  • New Zealand Rack of Lamb

    25.00

    Served with a portabella and port wine demi glaze, vegetables and a side of pasta.
  • Seafood Risotto

    24.00

    A medley of mussels, lobster meat, scallops, shrimp, spinach, roasted red peppers and black olives in a feta cream sauce.
  • Roasted Half Duck

    22.00

    Served with portabella and golden sherry reduction, with mixed vegetables and a side of pasta.
  • Baked Salmon

    22.00

    Baked salmon with a creamy lobster dill sauce over lobster ravioli and mixed vegetables.
  • Lobster Ravioli

    19.00

    Served in a lobster cream sauce.

Lunch

  • Sausage in Marinara

    12.00

    Served with your choice of pasta.
  • Meaballs in Marinara

    12.00

    Served with your choice of pasta.
  • Pesto Pasta

    12.00

    Served with your choice of pasta.
  • Seafood Cannelloni

    10.00

    In a cream sauce.
  • Shrimp and Scallops

    12.00

    In a brandy cream sauce over spinach.
  • Sesame Crusted Tuna

    11.00

    With ponzu, wasabi and fresh ginger.
  • Provencial Chicken

    11.00

    Chicken breast, fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach sauteed with garlic, thyme, olive oil and white wine over linguine.
  • Penne Alla Vodka

    10.00

    Penne pasta with sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and artichokes prepared in a tomato vodka cream sauce.
  • Porcini Raviolis

    11.00

    Scallops sauteed in a mushroom cream sauce served with porcini raviolis.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich

    8.00

    Cucumber, olive, tomatoes, feta and hummus on pita bread.
  • Italian Chicken Sub

    8.00

    Chicken breast sauteed in Italian spices topped with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese and
  • Panini Sub

    8.00

    Proscuitto, tomatoes, onions, fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Italian Sub

    9.00

    Spicy cappicola, salami, mortadella, fresh provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, red peppers and black
  • Steak Tip Kabob Sub

    8.00

    Sauteed onion, pepper, mushroom and provolone cheese.

Pasta

  • Ravioli

    Ask about our special Ravioli of the Day.
  • Fettucini Alfredo

    15.00

    A special blend of cream, romano cheese and butter.
  • Gnocchi (potato pasta) with Spinach

    15.00

    Served in a pink sauce.
  • Tortellini Al Proscuitto

    15.00

    With mushrooms in a cream sauce.
  • Alla Putenesca

    15.00

    Anchovies, capers, garlic, black olives and basil in a spicy marinara sauce.
  • Carbanara

    15.00

    Sauteed pancetta and onions in an egg cream sauce.
  • Primavera

    15.00

    Zucchini, broccoli and peas in a cream sauce.
  • Calabrese

    15.00

    Ground Italian sausage and fresh basil sauteed in garlic and olive oil then simmered in a spicy marinara sauce.
  • Vegetarian

    14.00

    Onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, eggplant and zucchini served in a marinara sauce.
  • Matriciana

    14.00

    Pancetta (Italian bacon) and onions in a spicy marinara sauce.
  • Eggplant Parmigiana

    15.00

    Pan seared eggplant topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese with a side of pasta.
  • Penne with Broccoli

    14.00

    Served with marinara or cream sauce.
  • Pasta Pomodoro

    11.00

    Choice of linguine or penne in a marinara sauce garnished with fresh parsley.

Pesce

  • Seafood Risotto

    24.00

    A medley of mussels, lobster meat, scallops, shrimp, spinach, roasted red peppers and black olives in a feta cream sauce.
  • Baked Salmon

    22.00

    Baked salmon with a creamy lobster dill sauce over lobster ravioli and mixed vegetables.
  • Lobster Ravioli

    19.00

    Served in a lobster cream sauce.
  • Lobster Fra Diavlo with Shrimp or Scallops

    22.00

    Sauteed in a spicy marinara sauce over fettuccine.
  • Linguine Toscana

    19.00

    Sauteed mussels, little neck clams, shrimp, mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes in a ginger pesto cream sauce with
  • Shrimp Al Dente

    17.00

    Sauteed shrimp, pancetta, sun dried tomatoes with garlic, olive oil and white wine over linguine.
  • Shrimp Scampi

    16.00

    Jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic, olive oil and white wine with roasted julienne peppers.
  • Calamari

    16.00

    Squid served in a spicy marinara sauce over linguine.
  • Alla Vongole

    16.00

    Little neck clams sauteed in garlic, olive oil and white wine or in a spicy tomato sauce with fresh parsley.
  • Linguine Mussels

    15.00

    Fresh mussels simmered n a spicy marinara or sauteed in olive oil, garlic and white wine.
  • Frutti di Mare

    22.00

    Sauteed mussels, little neck clams, shrimp, scallops and calamari in a spicy marinara sauce over linguine.

Pollo

  • Chicken Piccata

    17.00

    Chicken breast sauteed with lemon, capers and roasted red peppers in a garlic, olive oil and white wine sauce.
  • Chicken with Shrimp

    18.00

    Sauteed chicken breast and jumbo shrimp with sun dried tomatoes in a pesto cream sauce.
  • Chicken with Apricot

    17.00

    Sauteed chicken breast with leeks, apricots, raisins and cinnamon in a sherry wine sauce.
  • Chicken Parmigiana

    17.00

    Breaded chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce then baked to perfection. (Served with
  • Chicken Mediterranean

    17.00

    Chicken breast sauteed with leeks, prunes, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts in an orange brandy sauce.
  • Chicken Marsala

    17.00

    Sauteed chicken breast with proscuitto and mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce.

Vitello

  • Veal Piccata

    19.00

    Medallions of veal sauteed with lemon, capers and roasted red peppers in a garlic, olive oil and white wine sauce.
  • Veal Parmigiana

    19.00

    Medallions of veal topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce then baked to perfection. (Served with eggplant
  • Veal Alla Romana

    19.00

    Sauteed veal topped with mushrooms, proscuitto, fontina cheese in a white wine sauce.
  • Veal Casablanca

    19.00

    Sauteed veal medallions with mushrooms, scallions, rosemary and thyme in a port wine sauce.
  • Veal Saltimbocca

    19.00

    Baked veal topped with proscuitto, mushrooms, fresh sage and fontina cheese in a cream sauce.
  • Veal Marsala

    19.00

    Sauteed veal medallions with proscuitto and mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce.

Zuppa & Insalata

  • Cafe Med Soup

    5.00

    Sauteed seasoned vegetables and chicken in a light curry turmeric broth. A North African tradition.
  • Pasta e Fagioli

    5.00

    Tomato-based soup with pasta and beans.
  • Insalata Alla Spinaca

    8.00

    Warm baby spinach served with roasted pine nuts, roasted garlic, balsamic roasted red onions and portabella
  • Caesar Salad

    6.00

    Fresh romaine, romano cheese and Caesar dressing.
  • Insalata Especial

    8.00

    Cafe Med’s own House salad Mediterranean style: tuna, eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives on a bed of
  • Insalata Del la Casa

    5.00

    Selected garden greens, romaine lettuce, choice of dressing.
  • Caprese

    8.00

    Mozzarella del la Casa, Pomodoro e Basilico (homemade mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil).