A First Look at Civetta, Bringing Housemade Pasta to Nolita Next Week


While Sfoglia owners Ron and Colleen Suhanosky finish up construction of Civetta (they hope to start serving next week), check out the finalized menu (below) and our photo tour. The little owl youll see has nothing to do with the West Village restaurant of the same name; it just happens to be the mascot of the Civetta district in Siena.

a n t i p a s t i
Saffron Arancini, Sausage, Spring Peas, Fontina 14
Escarole, Crab, Carrot Salad, Aioli 13
Chicken Liver Crostini, Plum Jam 9
Fava, Pecorino Toscano, Walnuts 12
Marinated Olives, Preserved Lemons, Shaved Fennel, Tarrali 8
Potato, Anchovy, Rosemary Fritto Misto 10
Spinach, Goat Cheese Sformato 12
Dandelion, White Bean Minestrone, Pancetta 12
Affettati Misti, Mostarda, Grissini 16
Formaggi, Marmellata, Sicilian Wine Crackers 16
Artichokes, Cured Tuna, Toasted Almonds, Lemon Dressing 14
Hard Boiled Eggs, Salsa Verde, Fried Capers 9
Grilled Asparagus, Sea Urchin, Preserved Lemon, Sea Salt 16
Roasted Beets, Cucumber, Goat Yogurt, Mint 14
Cipolini in Agrodolce 10
Grilled Leeks, Gorganzola Dolce, Walnut Dressing 13
Seafood Fritto Misto 18
Mussels, Cacciatorini, Fennel, Tomato 16
Baccala Fritters, Pickled Red Onions 14
Mixed Radishes in Mustard Vinegrette 9
Stuffed Panzerotti, Speck, Mozzerella 15
Deep Fried Breaded Scamorza, Tomato Paste 15
Baby Octopus, Celery, Guanciale Salad, Red wine Dressing 17
Carpaccio, Endive, Pepperonata, Balsamico 15

p r i m i
Spaghetti, Guanciale, Morels, Spring Peas,
Grated Pecorino 17/29
Rigatoni alla Bolognese 16/28
Fazzoletti, Ricotta, Braised Chicken Thighs,
Fava, Dill 15/27
Tagliatelle, Bottarga di Muggine, Fennel,
Preserved Lemon 14/26
Pasta, San Marzano, Spring Herbs, Extra Virgin
Olive Oil 13/24
Potato Gnocchi, Manilla Clams, Saffron,
Rocket, Peperoncini 16/28

f i s h
Grilled Branzino, Lemon Marmellata, Crushed Pine nuts 32
Sauted Prawns, Garlic, Brown Butter, Chick Pea Puree,
Parsley 35
Poached Skatewing, Fingerling Potatoes, Green Beans,
Pancetta 28
Monkfish Polpette in Tomato, Black Olives, Polenta 26
Fish of the Day m/p

m e a t s
Grilled Sirloin alla Pizziaola, Rughetta, Sea Salt 35
Chicken al Mattone, Lemon, Pepperoncini 27
House made Lamb Sausage, Caramelized Endive,
Drunken Raisins 28
Breaded Pork Chop, Grated Carrot, Guanciale Salad,
Vin Santo Dressing 29

Related: Restaurant Openings: June 1, 2009 [NYM]