Valentine’s Day

There are two kinds of people: those who love going out on Valentine’s Day and those who don’t!  We have both kinds covered at the Grotto!

On Valentine’s Day itself, we are offering a prix fixe menu.  We will not be serving our regular menu.  Start w/a glass of prosecco & an amuse, finish with a glass of our house infused cello.  In between, choose an antipasto or pasta, a main and a dessert.  It’s $59 per person for all four courses, prosecco & cello.  If you reserve for 5:30 pm, the menu is $49.

Starting Friday, February 9 thru February 13, and then again Thursday February 16 thru February 21, we have a tasting menu featuring a series of small bites including polenta w/sage roasted ‘shrooms, a pancetta wrapped shrimp and your choice of main: grilled lobster w/truffle butter, veal piccata or chicken alla cacciatore and, of course, a choice of dessert.  Again, you start with a glass of prosecco & finish with a glass of house-infused cello.  This menu is $59 per person

Link to Menu di Gli Amanti Valentine’s Tasting Menu

Valentine’s Day
Menu di San Valentino

$49 per person if seated by 5:30 ~ $59 after

Bocconcini: small bites to start

Polenta Squares
w/roasted mushrooms

Deviled Egg
w/crispy jamon, mint salsa & sriracha aioli {can be made vegetarian}

glass of fizz: prosecco

Antipasto or Pasta:

choice of…

shrimp, bay scallop, fish

cooked under a paper bag, braised in its own juice, then grilled & marinated in citrus
served warmed w/corona, cannellini bean & celery salad
gluten free

Shrimp Wrapped in Pancetta
crispy, w/sweet & sour orange glaze

local greens & fresh mozzarella

Classic Caesar

Cinghiale rosemary, cream, touch of cocoa (pappardelle)
can be made gluten free +$3

hand dipped ricotta, spinach, local turkey, ‘shrooms, fresh tomato sauce
24 month parmigiano reggiano contains gluten

Baby Artichoke, Potato, Chantarelle, Prosciutto Gratin
{can be made vegetarian}

Risotto w/Local Kabocha Squash aged balsamico

red pepper & kalamata purees, roasted tomato vegetarian


choice of…

local dry aged sirloin grilled, sliced w/red wine sauce
roasted potato wedges w/roasted garlic aioli {can be made gluten free}

Veal alla Piccata
veal sauteed w/beet & assorted local greens

Chicken alla Cacciatore
chicken braised w/local potato & cippoline onion

Grilled Half Lobster
w/roasted local veggies & black truffle butter {+$5}

Eggplant alla Parmigiana


choice of…

Olive Oil Roasted Fall Fruit
granola sprinkle {whipped cream},
{vegetarian, can be made gluten-free, can be made vegan}

Polenta Cake
very moist almond, polenta, orange, cinnamon ~ whip
gluten-free, contains egg, can be made non-dairy

Meyer Lemon Tart
brown butter crust, whipped cream
{contains gluten, not vegetarian}

Crema di Cioccolato
chocolate pot au creme
whipped cream & red salt

Tiramisu ‘pick~me~up’
espresso, frangelico, irish cream, chocolate sauce
{vegetarian, contains gluten}

Gianduia ‘Nico’
inspired by gelateria nico in venezia: layers of house-made gelatos:
chocolate w/chocolate chunks &hazelnut w/chopped hazelnuts ~ chocolate sauce