Antipasti – Appetizer

platter

 

  • Selezione di Pane – Bread Selection (V, GF option) . . . $16.5
    • Today’s selection of freshly made breads and dips
  • Bruschetta (brew-sket-ta) – Bruschetta selection (V, GF option) . . . $17.5
    • Tomato, salsa verde, chicken liver pate’ and Tapenade
  • Zuppa di cipolle (chee-pol-le) Toscana – Onion soup (V, Paleo, GF Option) . . . $11.5
    • The Real and original Onion soup “Did you know… the onion soup was born originally in Florence: Caterina de’ Medici imported to the court of France”!
  • Antipasto Toscano – Tuscany Appetizer . . . $ 26.5 (GF option)
    • A classic from Italy, Leonardo’s pick of Bruschetta, cured meats and Olives.
  • Insalata Italiana – Italian Salad (V, Paleo, GF Option) . . . $18.5
    • Lettuce, Prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, fresh tomato, artichokes, mozzarella, olives, capers, olive oil, a drizzle of balsamic and lots of love.
  • Impepata di cozze – Steamed New Zealand, green lips mussels (GF, Paleo option) . . . $22
    • ½ kilo of mussels steamed in a peppery white wine sauce and toasted ciabatta bread
  • Gamberoni Arrosto – Grilled prawns . . . $24.5
    • Marinated prawns in fresh herbs, chilli, olive oil and served with freshly baked focaccia. Be careful…hot!

 

Pasta (Ask for gluten free pasta)

raviolli

 

  • Tagliatelle (Ta-ya-tel-le) alla Carbonara – “Carbonara’s” Tagliatelle . . . $23.5
    • Fresh egg, diced pancetta, provolone cheese, garlic and a sprinkle of crushed pepper, so simple but so delicious.
    • The name is derived from “carbonaro” (the Italian word for charcoal burner); some believe the dish was first made as a hearty meal for Italian charcoal workers. Ask for a creamy version.
  • Tagliolini all’ Amatriciana AKA Tagliolini alla Matriciana (dialect) . . . $23.5
    • (pronunciation “allamatritchana”).  Fresh diced pancetta (tradition prefers Guanciale, cured cheek), tomato base, fresh chilli topped with pecorino cheese.
    • It is one of the best known pasta sauces in Roman and Italian cuisine.
  • Gnocchi con Pancetta e Funghi – Creamy mushroom and Pancetta . . . $25
    • Classic recipe from the South of Italy, The saltiness of the Pancetta and the delicate taste of the mushroom compliments each other, put together in a rich creamy sauce.
  • Pappardelle Col ragu di Cinghiale – Wild Boar Pappardelle . . . $24.5
    • Meltingly tender wild boar, stewed in rich tomato and red wine sauce. Like mama used to make.  Served with fresh pappardelle pasta.
  • Spaghetti al profumo di mare –Pasta with fresh mussels, and anchovies . . . $26.5
    • Transport yourself to the shores of the Adriatic Sea with this pasta dish brimming with fresh mussels and anchovies, fresh tomato base and Italian capers plus a selection of fresh seafood that changes every day.
  • Lasagna alla bolognese – Classic Lasagna . . . $24.5
    • Bolognese sauce, known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy.
    • The earliest documented recipe of an Italian meat-based sauce (ragù) served with pasta comes from late 18th century Imola, near Bologna.

Portata Principale – Mains (ask for GF option)

cappellini

 

  • Filetto di Manzo – Eye Fillet Steak . . . $18 per 100g minimum 200g ($36 min)
    • The classic “Florence’s” steak, cooked as you like and served with roasted potato, roast vegetables and your choice of Creamy Mushroom Sauce or simple homemade jus
  • Lombata di Manzo – Sirloin steak . . . $15 per 100g minimum 250g ($37.5 min)
    • Another traditional Italian way to eat steak… Cooked to your liking and served with “Patate Pasticciate” that means oven roasted potatoes with parmesan, mozzarella and pancetta
  • Parmigiana di pollo – chicken “Parmigiana” . . . $35.5
    • It is a popular Italian/American dish and it consist in a crumbed chicken breast, rolled in prosciutto, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Served with golden grilled polenta stack. Get warm this winter
  • Carre’ di agnello (Ah-nye-lo) al forno – Oven roasted lamb Rack . . . $42.5
    • Another “water in mouth” recipe from my grandma: the rack is butter crusted with parmesan and salsa Verde, served with roast vegetables and potatoes.
  • Pancetta al forno – oven roasted pork belly . . . .$36.5
    • Classic Roast pork belly, with fennel leaves and garlic. Served with braised potatoes and topped with an agro dolce apple sauce (sweet and sour apple sauce). A Tuscan delight, from Maremma Region, anciently renowned for the massive presence of wild pigs.
  • Piatto del carnivoro – For veeeeeery hungry people or perfect to share. Lamb rack, sirloin steak, eye fill

Entrees

  • Onion Soup – Vegan . . . $11.5
  • Classic Brusketta tomato – Vegan . . . $17.5
  • Selection of breads– Vegetarian or Vegan Option . . . $16.5
  • Insalata – Vegetarian or Vegan Option . . . $18.5

 

Pastas

Please, choose any of the following pasta type for Vegetarian: Pappardelle, Tagliatelle, Spaghetti, Tagliolini or Gnocchi: please note they all contain eggs. Please choose GF pasta for vegan Option

  • Creamy pesto (basil, garlic, roasted pinenuts, parmesan) . . . $21.5
  • Pesto (basil, garlic, roasted pinenuts, parmesan) . . . $21.5
  • Sorrentina (tomato base, mozzarella cheese, basil) . . . $22.5
  • Creamy Mushrooms (mixed forest mushrooms) . . . $23.5
  • Arrabbiata (vegan, tomato base, fresh chilli) . . . $21.5
  • Tomato and Basil (vegan, tomato and basil) . . . $19.5
  • Puttanesca (vegan, Tomato base, olives, chilli) . . . $21.5
  • Aglio olio and Peperoncino (hot, Vegan) . . . $19.5

Dessertspie

  • Tiramisù. . . $12.5
    • Doesn’t get any more traditional than this!
  • Panna cotta . . . $12.5
    • Served with vanilla and raspberry compote
  • Creme caramel . . . $12.5
    • Baked custard served with almond brittle
  • Cannoli alla siciliana . . . $13.5
    • Classic recipe from south of Italy, filled with ricotta, chocolate and pistachios
  • Baked cheese cake . . . $13
    • Ricotta and mascarpone, served with raspberry coulis
  • Limoncello tart . . . $17.5
    • Nonna’s traditional recipe, served with limoncello shot
  • Cheese selection . . . 1 serving $15 or 2 servings for $23.5
    • Today’s choice of gourmet cheese

Wine List

House Wine red or White carafes (Italian)

250ml . . . $11

500ml . . . $21

1 litre . . . $40

Bubbles  . . .  Glass  . . .  Bottle  . . . Food Pairing . . . Location

Lambrusco Red . . . $ . . . $31 . . .  Salami, prosciutto

Prosecco “Dry” . . . $12.5  . . . $50 . . .  Very versatile, anything . . . Sicily, Italy

White wine from Italy . . .  Glass  . . .  Bottle  . . . Food Pairing . . . Location

Orvieto Classico (Dry) . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . .  any pasta dish . . .  Umbria, Italy

Verdicchio Marconi . . .  $9.5 . . .  $45 . . .  Chicken, cheese, mushrooms  . . .  Ancona, Italy

Pinot Grigio . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . . Salad, chicken . . .  Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Greco di Tufo . . .  $11.5 . . .  $53 . . . grilled fish or seafood . . . Campania, Italy

White wine from New Zealand . . .  Glass  . . .  Bottle  . . . Food Pairing . . . Location         

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . .  Salad, seafood . . .  Marlborough, NZ

Aronui Pinot Gris . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . .  Any cheese, cream sauce . . .  Nelson, NZ

Volcanic Hill Sauvignon Blanc . . .  $9.5 . . .  $45 . . .  White meats, seafood . . .  Marlborough, NZ

Mills Reef Chardonnay . . .  $10 . . .  $47 . . .  Chicken, salmon risotto . . .  Hawkes Bay, NZ

Aronui Chardonnay . . .  $10.5 . . .  $50 . . .  Chicken, pork . . .  Nelson, NZ

Volcanic Hill Pinot Gris . . .  $10.5 . . .  $50 . . .  Blue Cheese and seafood . . . . Marlborough, NZ

Red Wine from Italy . . .  Glass  . . .  Bottle  . . . Food Pairing . . . Location

Sangiovese Fantini . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . .  cured sausage, hard cheeses,  roasted meats . . .  Abruzzo, Italy

Nero D’avola Merlot . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . .  Tuna or game dishes . . .  Sicily, Italy

Chianti Basket . . .  $9 . . .  $43 . . .  grilled cheeses, chicken . . .  Tuscany, Italy

Montepulciano Fantini . . .  $10 . . .  $47 . . .  bolognese sauce, lamb, red meats . . .  Abruzzo, Italy 

Cignomoro Negromaro . . .  $11 . . .  $52 . . .  grilled tuna, red meats, capsicum . . .  Puglia, Italy

Marconi Lacrima Di Morro D’Alba . . .  $12 . . .  $55 . . .  Cold cuts and meat . . .  Marche, Italy

Red Wine from New Zealand . . .  Glass  . . .  Bottle  . . . Food Pairing . . . Location      

Tohu Pinot Noir . . .  $9.5 . . .  $45 . . .  Mushroom, ravioli, venison . . .  Marlborough, NZ

Mills Reef Reserve Syrah . . .  creamy dishes . . .  $11 . . .  $52 . . .  mushrooms, game meat   . . .  Hawkes Bay, NZ 

Squealing Pig Pinot Noir . . .  $12 . . .  $55. . .  Grilled steak, Bolognese sauce. . .  Central Otago, NZ 

Dessert Wines

Tohu ‘Raiha’ Riesling 2014 375ml . . .  $45       New Zealand

Zibibbo Italy . . .  $10.5

 

Beer List

Low Alcohol

Moretti Zero, Italy (0.05%) . . .  $8.5

Amstel Light (2.5%) . . .  $8

Croucher Low Rider, Rotorua (2.5%) . . .  $8.5

Tuatara  ITI ( 3.3%) . . .  $9.5

International

Corona . . .  $8.5

Heineken . . .  $8.5

Peroni, Italy . . .  $8.5

Moretti, Italy . . .  $9.5

Moretti La Rossa, Italy  (Red beer) . . .  $9.5

Menabrea Lager, Italy . . .  $10

New Zealand

Waikato . . .  $8

Steinlager Classic . . .  $8  

Mac’s Black . . .  $8.5

Epic Pale Ale . . .  $9.5

Croucher Patriot 500 ml . . .  $16.5

Cider

Tutu Fuji apple Cider . . .  $12 . . .  Nelson, NZ            

Rekordelig 500ml (ask for today’s selection) . . .  $15

 

Soft Drinks

Juices (Orange, pineapple and Apple) . . .  $5

Lemonade, Coke, Coke Zero . . .  $6

Chinotto . . .  $7

Aranciata Rossa (Orange) . . .  $7

Pompelmo (grapefruit) . . .  $7

Ginger Beer . . .  $7

Italian Sparkling Water . . .  $10

 

Coffee

Espresso . . .  $3.5

Long Black . . .  $4

Macchiato . . .  $4

Flat White / Cappuccino . . .  $4.5

Mocha / Hot chocolate . . .  $5

Tea (English, Earl Gray, Peppermint, Green Tea, Chamomille) . . .  $4

Affogato . . .  $7.5

Affogato with Shot . . .  $11.5

Special Coffee . . .  $13.5

We also have a vaste range of traditional liquer from Italy, the perfect way to end your experience at Leonardo’s, such as Mirto di sardinia, Grappa Bianca, Blueberry grappa, Limoncello, Orangello, Cream of limoncello, Montenegro, Liquorice liquer, Nocello, and more and more,  Just ask your waiter, they will look after you.

 

Wines by the Bottle

Aglianico 2011 Basilicata . . .  $60

The grapes are grown on a sleeping volcano, reason why full of minerals giving the wine a particular complexity. Perfect for lamb and Steak

Chianti classico Riserva Tuscany . . .  $90

Dark in colour with a nose of dried fruits. Medium to full body with hints of blackberries and walnuts. Paired best with truffles or mushroom.

 Nebbiolo San Biagio 2009 Piedmont . . .  $100

Matured in 500 litres French oak barrels, for 12 months generates the classic intensity and complexity of the Nebbiolo grapes. Full Bodied and smooth, touch of vanilla, liquorice and tobacco. Best with beef, lamb and veal.

Barolo Antario 2010 Piemonte . . .  $115

Full body red wine, lots of tannins and full of spices. Different layers on your palate. Perfect accompaniment of hearty meat dishes

Amarone Valpolicella 2010 Veneto . . .  $150

A whole different way of making the wine. The grapes are dried for 4 months to concentrate the richness and intensity of this wine. Perfect pair with pork, veal or chicken

Brunello Di Montalcino 2008 Tuscany . . .  $165

It’s a worldwide famous wine. It has class, due the long ageing in oak barrels. Perfect for game meat or mature cheeses. Also used as a meditation wine

#vintage and wines subject to availability

 

 

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