Easter Sunday


Sunday, April 21

We will be serving Brunch & Dinner on easter, as well as our Passover menu

brunch service starts at 12 noon, dinner at 4pm

The Easter Brunch

Order ala carte or enjoy a starter & main for $22 ~ Add a bottomless Beverage for $12
Softshells are described as a ‘remote possibility due to mother nature’ by our vendor


Fish Schmears & Grilled Bread or Matzo    12

Local Veggie Minestrone w/ parmigiano reggiano
escaroles, carrots, potato, onion, all local     9

Brussels Sprouts
pancetta (va), caramelized onion, pistachio, aged balsamico     12
{gluten free, can be made vegetarian}

Crab Balls
local lump crab, shallot, celery, house mayo, panko, spices ~ Italian tartar sauce    12

Spring ‘Almost a Caprese’ ~~ fresh italian mozzarella di bufala, toigo indoor tomato, twin spring cukes
sunnyside purple & daikon radish, mint, o & v *vegetarian, gluten free*    12

fire roasted red pepper & kalamata olive purees
roasted tomato, really good olio   15  {+$3 on brunch}

Matzo Ball Soup    9

Gefilte Fish    12


French Toast
local asian pear compote ~ bacon    12

Softshell Crab Benny
fried softie, grilled ciabatta, poached egg, orange hollandaise    15    {+$3 on brunch}

Porchetta & Egg
our answer to ham & eggs ~ spice~cured local pork roast, tuscan mole
breakfast potato ~ choice of egg    12

Cannelloni w/Duck Bolognese & Fried Egg
spinach & ricotta cannelloni, hand dipped ricotta    12

Ramp & Spring Veggie Risotto
carnaroli rice, veggie stock, 24 month reggiano    12

American Waygu Steak & Egg ^
red wine sauce, house black truffle butter ~ pan roasted potato & herbs
breakfast potato ~ choice of egg     18  {+$6 w/brunch} 18  *gluten free*

San Benedetto ^
benedict ‘grotto style:’ poached egg, tuscan prosciutto
grilled ciabatta, orange & rosemary scented hollandaise ~ breakfast potato 14

Lamb Chop & Egg
salsa verde, roast potato ~ choice of egg {+$6 w/brunch}    18


ala carte


Crab Balls ~~ chesapeake lump crab, house mayo, shallot, celery, panko ~ italian tartar sauce     12

Asian Pear ~~ last of the local asian pear, grilled, wrapped in pancetta, mascarpone & saba
*gluten free*   12

Grilled Local Asparagus ~~ the first cutting of the year from garner produce northern neck va ~~ old balsamico, butter     12

Spring ‘Almost a Caprese’ ~~ fresh italian mozzarella di bufala, toigo indoor tomato, twin spring cukes, o & v, sunnyside purple & daikon radish, mint, o & v
*vegetarian, gluten free*     12

Insalata Tricolore ~~ rugged local greens {escaroles, beet greens, chards, frisees, mustards} herbed vinaigrette. reggiano shavings    12
*vegetarian, gluten free, can be vegan*

Bruschetta ~~ local greens, fresh italian mozzarella di bufala, garlic, shallot, lemon, olive oil *vegetarian*     12

Spring Minestrone ~~ local carrot, onion, potato, tokyo bekana, kale & kale flowers, collards, veggie broth     *vegan, gluten free*     9

Octopus Cooked Under a Paper Bag     15
braised in its own juice, then grilled & marinated in citrus, served warmed w/corona & borlotti bean salad     *gluten free*

Burrata     15
artisan made burrata, really good olio, oven roasted tomato, fire roasted red pepper puree, kalamata olive puree     *gluten free, vegetarian*

Gefilte Fish ~~ jack’s fish & poultry recipe from 1958 except that the fish are mahi salmon & local rockfish     *gluten free*     12

Matzo Ball Soup ~~ duck schmaltz matzo balls     10

House Made Pasta etc

vegan & gluten~free corn pasta from italy +$3 ~~ vegetarian, gluten free option: 4 cheese polenta or risotto

Softshell Pasta ~~ two crabs, fried, house made linguine w/local arugula, garlic & almond pesto
*can be gluten free +$3*     29

Lump Crab Pasta     italian 1st course size 15 ~~ main course 24
md fresh lump crab, local leeks, cream, much pepper *can be cluten free +$3*

Fra Diavolo     25
shrimp, scallop, calamari, fish, clams, mussels, spicy sorrento tomato sauce, onion (linguine)
* can be gluten free +$3 *

Asparagus & Ramp Risotto     italian 1st course size 15 ~~ main course 24
ramps, local asparagus, kale flowers, carnaroli rice, veggie stock, shallot, olive oil, butter, parmigiano reggiano     *gluten free*

Arugula Pesto w/Veggies     italian 1st course size 15 ~~ main course 24
local potato, carrot, onion & other local veggies ~ garlicky & peppery local arugula & almond pesto (rigatoni)     *vegan, can be gluten free +$3*

Duck Bolognese Lasagne , spicy bolognese, fonduta, 24 month parmigiano, silk road spices  25

Cinghiale: ‘wild boar’     italian 1st course size 15 ~~ main course 24
rosemary, cocoa, cream, pecorino (pappardelle)     *can be gluten free +$3*

Free Form Lasagnette   25
not​ your nonna’s lasagna! house made pasta sheets tossed w/pork~veal ragu, bacon, fonduta, 24 month parmigiano

Classic Roman Pasta italian 1st course size 14 ~~ main course 21

*can be gluten free +3*
cacio e pepe ~~ spaghetti, pecorino, pasta water, lots of black pepper
all’amatriciana ,,, ~~ rigatoni, guanciale, onion, tomato, red chile flakes
fettuccine alla scrofa ~ the real alfredo from the eponymous restaurant in roma: butter & parmigiano reggiano

Every Day Pasta

spaghetti {aglio olio peperoncino | pomodoro}     *can be gluten free +3*     12 / 18
fettuccine alfredo {fonduta, roasted garlic}     12 / 18
linguine {clams, white wine, butter & garlic} ~~ pappardelle {funghi}
*can be gluten free +3*     15 / 24
spaghetti w/meatball & pomodoro     15 / 24


Crabcake ~~ two crabcakes sauteed, spiced butter & lemon ~ tokyo bekana {japanese chinese cabbage}    29

Merluzzo Fish ~~ silver hake, sauteed, charred ramp & green garlic skordalia ~ tuscan potato *guten-free*     25

Shenandoah Lamb Loin Chops ~~ grilled chops ~ salsa verde ~ grilled asparagus *cam be gluten free*     29

Brisket Vittellone ~~ heritage randall lineback veal w/slow cooked potato & onion *gluten free*     27

Roast Chicken ~~ amish barnyard raised chicken {pa} chicken jus ~ slow roast carrota persiam flavors *gluten free*     27

American Wagyu Steak     27
kuroge washu heritage ~ house black truffle butter, red wine sauce ~ tuscan potato
*gluten free*

Porchetta     24
slow roast local pork shoulder (rocky hollow farms, md) garlic, herbs, fennel, black pepper w/tuscan mole ~ fagioli all’uccelletta {garlicky cannellini & corona beans w/tomato}
*gluten free*

Grilled Eggplant alla Parmigiana     24
hand~dipped ricotta, sorrento tomato, herbs, garlic, smoked mozz *vegetarian & gluten free*

Pot of Mussels ^ one kilo mussels {seal safe}, garlic, white wine, grilled bread
*can be gluten free*     20

The Dino Burger 10 oz local dry~aged black angus beef, (roseda, DMV) grilled ciabatta, anchovy~sriracha aioli ~~ baby greens salad     14
add ons: crucolo & fontina cheese +2 ~~ gorgonzola +2 ~~ bacon +2
caramelized onion +1 ~~ sage roasted ‘shrooms +4

a must with: Duck Fat Potato garlic,​ truffle salt, parmigiano     8     *gluten free*

Local Veggies {all gluten free & vegan except as noted} $6 ~~ four for $21
mix of 14+ local greens {chards, kales, escaroles, frisees, beet greens etc} w/garlic & lemon
local kale w/garlic & lemon
glazed roasted carrots, persian flavors
fagioli all’uccelletta {garlicky beans w/tomato}
white bean salad
tuscan roast potato w/shallot & herbs
4 cheese polenta {vegetarian}


Here is our Passover Family Style Menu!