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

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Photo: Melissa Hom

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 you’ll 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
Sautéed 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

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