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    OUR PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD + DRINKS

    Committed to creating a warm and comforting environment, we believe that good food is at the core of this most basic experience.

    Our menu consists of long time favorite dishes accompanied by seasonal splashes ensuring the most enticing menu at a most affordable price. We believe its our creative twist combined with home made items and the fresheset ingredients, that makes Blue Grotto unlike any other restaurant.

    Whether by the glass or bottle, red or white, Blue Grotto has an exceptional list of wines. Our signature cocktails are created by our amazing bartenders – with the freshest ingredients and a respect for tradition and an innovative twist.

    LUNCH MENU
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    Antipasti
    Calamari Fritti 10. Arancini di Risotto 8.
    Fried breaded baby squid tossed with sun dried tomatoes, basil, cherry peppers & balsamic dressing Crispy risotto balls blended with gorgonzola cheese served over tomato basil sauce
    Pasticcino di granchi 12. Bruschetta Trio 9.
    Jumbo lump meat crab cake drizzled with tropical fruit salsa and chili oil House made ricotta with grape tomato & white balsamic jam, sliced vine ripe tomato w/ fresh mozzarella & basil and chopped vine ripe tomatoes with red onion & garlic, all served over grilled garlic crostini
    Antipasto Misto 14.
    Chef’s choice of assorted meats, cheeses & marinated vegetables
    Zuppa
    Zuppa del Giorno 5. Zuppa di Gamberi e Aragosta 7.
    Our daily preparation Homemade shrimp & lobster bisque
    Insalate
    Insalata Caprese 9. Insalata di Pere 9.
    Layers of vine ripe tomato and house made mozzarella finished with balsamic reduction and EVOO Sliced pears & crumbled goat cheese with mixed greens & candied pecans tossed in a pomegranate vinaigrette
    Insalata di Panzanella 7. Insalata Cesare 8.
    Foccaccia croutons, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in red onion vinaigrette served on a bed of baby greens Romaine, radicchio & croutons, tossed in a house made anchovy dressing
    Panini E Pizza
    All of our sandwiches are served with house made fries.
    Pizza pere 12. Pizza funghi 11.
    White pizza topped with Prosciutto di Parma,crumbled gorgonzola,think sliced bosc pears, finished with aged balsamic White pizza with roasted wild mushrooms, crumbled goat cheese, and drizzled with aged balsamic
    Pizza rocola 11. Pizza bolognese 12.
    White pizza topped with fresh house made mozzarella, vine ripe tomato, and wild arugula House bolognese sauce, pomodoro, and shredded mozzarella finished with Parmigiano Reggiano
    Panino pollo 9. Panino calabria 9.
    Grilled chicken breast,crispy wild arugula and shaved red onion, on a toasted ciabatta Thinly sliced sweet soppresatta and extra sharp provolone,on a toasted ciabatta with fresh baby greens,and a pepper dew jam
    Panino filetto 12.
    Grilled tenderloin tips,sliced thin and topped with gorgonzola cheese on a toasted ciabatta with wild arugula and aged balsamic
    Pasta
    Ravioli di Ricotta 15. Pappardelle Bolognese 15.
    House made ricotta stuffed ravioli with plum tomato fondue, a touch of roasted garlic and finished with fresh herbs Our signature meat sauce, simmered with pomodoro and a touch of cream tossed with papperdella pasta and topped with cool herb ricotta
    Spaghetti con Vongole 15. Agnolotti con Aragosta 16.
    Baby clams sautéed in a white wine garlic sauce with cherry tomatoes & fresh oregano House made lobster ravioli served in a pink sherry cream sauce with fresh basil
    Gnocchi All’Amatriciana 14. Gamberi e Aragosta Scampi 16.
    House made potato gnocchi tossed with caramelized onions, pancetta &  and pomodoro sauce, topped with provolone cheese and baked golden brown Gulf shrimp poached in a garlic butter sauce served over capellini with shaved asparagus
    Secondi Piatti
    Risotto al Golfo 18. Pettini con Pistacchio 18.
    Native scallops, Gulf shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels & baby clams, simmered with cherry tomatoes and folded with our house made basil pesto risotto Pan seared pistachio encrusted sea scallops topped with an orange and tarragon jam, garnished with a wild arugula and lemon salad
    Pollo alla Milanese 12. Salmone 17.
    Pan fried chicken breast topped with arugula, chopped tomatoes & red onion tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette Pan seared crispy skin salmon, topped with a tropical fruit salsa and served over a cold grilled asparagus
    Vitellina Saltimbocca 17. Pollo alla Parmigiana 12.
    Veal scaloppine sautéed in a white wine demi-glace, topped with Prosciutto di Parma, sage, house made mozzarella, served with oven roasted potatoes Extra thin breaded chicken cutlets baked with mozzarella & asiago cheese, finished with house pomodoro and penne pasta in a tomato basil sauce

    DINNER MENU
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    ANTIPASTI
    Calamari Fritti  10. Arancini di Risotto 8.
    Fried breaded baby squid tossed with sun dried tomatoes, basil, cherry peppers & balsamic vinegar Crispy risotto balls blended with gorgonzola cheese served over tomato basil sauce
    gamberi toscana 14. Bruschetta Trio 9.
    Five, chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail served with a zesty Tuscan cocktail sauce House made ricotta with grape tomato and white balsamic jam, sliced vine ripe tomato with fresh mozzarella & basil and chopped vine ripe tomatoes with red onion & garlic, all served over grilled garlic crostini
    Pasticcini di granchi 12 Antipasto CALDO 16
    Three jumbo lump meat crab cakes, garnished with tropical fruit salsa and chili oil Breaded fresh mozzarella, caramelized onion & goat cheese stuffed mushroom, arancini, jumbo lump crab cake, fried calamari
    Tre funghi 11. Mozzarella Fritta 9.
    Trio of oven roasted portabello mushroom caps stuffed with: shrimp & Italian bread crumbs, balsamic onions & goat cheese and sweet Italian sausage and bell pepper House made fresh mozzarella lightly coated in seasoned panko crumbs, fried golden brown and served over house pomodoro sauce
    Salume e Formaggi 14.
    Chefs choice of imported meats, cheeses, olives & marinated vegetables, served with crostini
    ZUPPA
    Zuppa del Giorno 5. Zuppa di Gamberi e Aragosta 7.
    Our daily preparation Homemade shrimp & lobster bisque
    INSALATE
    Insalata Caprese 9. Insalata di Pere 9.
    Layers of vine ripe tomato and house made mozzarella finished with balsamic reduction and EVOO Sliced pears & crumbled goat cheese with mixed greens & candied pecans tossed in a pomegranate vinaigrette
    Insalata di Panzanella 7. Insalata Caesar 8.
    Foccacia croutons, cherry tomatoes & cucumbers tossed in a red onion vinaigrette, served on a bed of baby greens Romaine, radicchio & croutons, tossed in a house made anchovy dressing
    PASTA
    Gamberi e Aragosta Scampi 25. Pappardelle Bolognese 19.
    Gulf shrimp & fresh lobster poached in a garlic butter sauce served over capellini with arugula and sun dried tomatoes Our signature meat sauce, simmered with pomodoro and a touch of cream tossed with papperdella pasta and garnished with shaved ricotta salata
    Spaghetti con Vongole 19. Ravioli di Ricotta
    Baby clams sautéed in a white wine garlic sauce with roasted plum tomatoes & fresh oregano House made ricotta stuffed ravioli with plum tomato fondue, a touch of roasted garlic and finished with fresh herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano
    Gnocchi all’Amatriciana 19. “Lasagna” di Vegetali 18.
    House made potato gnocchi tossed with caramelized onions, pancetta and pomodoro sauce, topped with provolone cheese and baked golden brown Breaded eggplant, squash & zucchini layered with marinara, pesto & three cheeses
    Agnolotti con Aragosta 25.
    House made lobster ravioli served in a pink sherry cream sauce and garnished with fresh, butter poached lobster
    PESCE
    Risotto al Golfo 25. Pettini con Pistacchio 26.
    Native scallops, Gulf shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels & baby clams, simmered with cherry tomatoes and folded with our house made basil pesto risotto Pan seared pistachio encrusted sea scallops topped with an orange and tarragon jam, garnished with a wild arugula and lemon salad
    Branzino al Cartoccio 28. Salmone 24.
    Oven roasted sea bass in a pouch with lemon, tomatoes, herbs and summer vegetables Pan seared crispy skin salmon topped with a tropical salsa and served over a cold asparagus salad
    Cioppino 29.
    Gulf shrimp, native scallops, fresh lobster meat, Prince Edward Island mussels & baby clams simmered in savory tomato, fennel and sweet onion broth, served over grilled garlic crostini
    POLLO E CARNE
    Vitellina Saltimbocca 25. Vitellina alla Cariglio 28.
    Veal scaloppine sautéed in a white wine demi-glace topped with Prosciutto di Parma, sage & house made fresh mozzarella, served with roasted potatoes Veal scaloppine Sautéed in a pink sherry cream sauce, served with penne pasta and garnished with fresh butter poached lobster meat
    Coniglio porchetta 26. Pollo Alla Parmigiana 19.
    Slow roasted rabbit with pancetta, roasted fennel and fresh herbs, served over crispy polenta Extra thin breaded chicken cutlets baked with mozzarella & asiago cheese, finished with house pomodoro and penne pasta
    Pollo Alla Milanese 20. Costoletta alla marsala 30.
    Pan fried, breaded chicken cutlets topped with arugula, chopped tomatoes and red onion, tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette. Grilled 14oz veal chop topped with wild mushrooms and a rich marsala sauce, served with oven roasted mashed potatoes
    Osso Buco alla Siciliana 26. Bistecca E gamberi alla Mama 32.
    Veal shank braised in a tomato, caper, roasted red pepper and olive jus over creamy saffron orzo Grilled bone-in sirloin topped with sauteed shrimp with a white wine, garlic butter sauce & served with oven roasted potatoes
    Filetto Di Manzo 30. Fettine Alla diana 32.
    Grilled 10 oz. filet mignon served over crispy polenta, with whipped gorgonzola butter and a barolo wine reduction Thinly pounded beef tenderloin sauteed in a brandy mushroom dijon sauce, garnished with a seafood stuffed lobster tail & served with oven roasted potatoes
    contorni 5.
    Polenta Insalata di Asparagi
    Crispy herb dusted polenta with a roasted garlic aioli Grilled asparagus salad with virgin olive oil and sea salt
    Broccoli di Rabe Insalata di Orzo
    Sautéed broccoli rabe with shaved garlic and a touch of hot pepper Cold orzo pasta salad with peppers, lemon, white balsamic & herbs
    Risotto Mais
    Creamy risotto with parmigiano reggiano cheese Corn sauteed off the cob, with crispy pancetta

    Drink List
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    Signature cocktails
             
    songo sangria 10.   sicilian cosmopolitan 12.
    Our signature recipe offered in red, white or blue
      Premium vodka shaken with Solerno Sicilian blood orange liqueur, orange juice and a splash of grenadine
    SUPER TUSCAN MARTINI 12.   Espresso martini 12.
    Premium vodka shaken with Super Tuscan wine reduction and served straight up. A wine lovers martini … with a kick!   Premium vanilla vodka, Kahlua and freshly brewed espresso shaken to perfection
    azzurra dolie 9.   pistachio martini 12.
    premium vodka soaked in pineapple shaken, with a dash of blue curacao   Dumante pistachio liqueur shaken with premium vodka and topped with a splash of soda water
    nutella MARTINI 12.   Aperol Spritz 10.
    Meletti Cioccolata chocolate liqueur, Frangelico and premium vodka shaken and served straight up   Traditional Italian apperitf served over ice with prosecco and a splash of soda … so refreshing!
    ITALIAN MARGHERITA 12.   Limontini 10.
    Milagro silver tequila, Di Amore orange liqueur, DiSarrano amaretto & sweet and sour mix shaken and topped off with a sugar or salted rim. Served on the rocks or straight up.   Our home made limoncello shaken with premium vodka and served straight up with a lemon twist
     
    White Wine By The Glass
    "Secco" Prosecco 7./35.   Pannotia Reisling 8. /32.
    Beringer White Zinfandel 7./28.   SKN "Napa Valley" Chardonnay 8. /32.
    DiLupo Pinot Grigio 8./32.   Hess Collection Chardonnay 12./48.
    Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc 9./36.   Condudrum Meritage 12./48.
    Bogle Sauvignon Blanc 10./40.   Voga Moscato 8. /32.
             
     
    Red Wine By The Glass
    Folonari Valpolicella 8./32.   Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz 8./32.
    Candoni Merlot 8./32.   Punto Final Malbec 9./36.
    Avalon Merlot 10./40.   Napa Ridge Zindandel 9./36.
    Irony Pinot Noir 9./36.   Allegrini "Palazzo" Baby Amarone 12./48.
    Piccini Chianto Classico 10./40.   Huntington Cabernet 8./32.
    Ruffino Ducale Tan Chianti 15./60.   Chateau St. Michelle Cabernet 12./48.
    Tutto Bene Super Tuscan 8./32.   Damilano "Le Cinque Vigne" Barolo 15./60.
    Brancaia "Tre" Super Tuscan 12./48.      
     
    Wine Flights
    Not sure which wine to try? Here’s a sample of our custom flights to help you decide which you like the best. We would be happy to create a custom flight for you as well. See more in our "Flight" manual at the bar!
    Autum In Italy 9.   No Rhyme Or Reisling 10.
    Secco Italian sparkling white, Di Lupo Pinot Grigio, Voga Moscato   Bogle Sauvignon Blanc, SKN Chardonnay, Pannotia Reisling
    Taste Of Tuscany 15.   Go Big Or Go Home 15.
    Piccini Chianti, Ruffino Tan Chianti, Ruffino Il Ducale Super Tuscan   Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre", Rodney Strong Cabernet, Damilano ‘Le Cinque Vigne" Barolo
         

    Full Wine List
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    *Read menu from left to right. Begin with Sparkling, continue to Half Bottles & finish with Full Bottles. Subject to chnage based on availability.
             
    Sparkling   Italian red (continued)
    Moet White label (375) 40.   Ruffino Ducale Tan Chianti Classico 60.
    Nando Asti Spumante 35.   Ruffino Ducale Gold Chianti Classico 80.
    "Secco" Prosecco 35.   Santa Margherita Riservo Chianti 60.
    Santa Margherita 60.   Falesco Montiano Merloti 45.
    Il Mionetto "Spritz" 40.   Brancaia “Illatria” Super Tuscan 95.
    Moet & Chandon Champagne 90.   Brancaia “IL Blu” Super Tuscan 90.
    Moet Nectar Champagne 90.   Banfi “Centine” Super Tuscan 32.
    Simmonnet Febvre Brut 50.   Gaja “Magari” Super Tuscan 130.
    Dom Perignon 225.   Gaja “Promis” Super Tuscan 80.
          San Felice “Vigorello” Super Tuscan 95.
          Batasiolo Dolcetto 40.
    HALF BOTTLES: WHITE     Buglioni Valpolicella 48.
    Honig Sauvignon Blanc 30.   Tommasi Ripasso 60.
    Grgich Hills Chardonnay 35.   Cesari Amarone 75.
          Tommasi Ca’Florian Amarone 100.
    HALF BOTTLES: RED     Tommasi Classico Amarone 110.
    Campaccio Super Tuscan 45.   Zenato Amarone 95.
    DaMilano 30.   Damilano "Le Cinque Vigne" Barolo 60.
    Gaja "Magari" 65.   Gaja "Dagromis" Barolo 145.
    Mount Veeder 40.   Pio Cesare Barolo 115.
          Fanti Brunello 125.
    FULL BOTTLES OF WINE   La Poderina Brunello 110.
    ITALIAN WHITE     Sensi Brunello 75.
    Alois Lageader Pinot Bianco 32.   Allegrini "Villa Giona" Cabernet Blend 120.
    Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 40.      
    Ca Monti Pinot Grigio 45.      
    Pighin “Friulli” Pinot Grigio 35.   CALIFORNIA RED  
    Pighin “Collio” Pinot Grigio 45.   Cambria "Julia’s" Pinot Noir 55.
    Terradora di Paola Falanghina 38.   Irony Pinot Noir 36.
    Feudi Greco di Tufo Greco 45.   Sanford Pinot Noir 65.
    Antinori “Bramito” Chardonnay 40.   Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 150.
    Arancio Grillo Orvieto 32.   Sonoma Cutrer Pinot Noir 70.
          Wild Horse Pinot Noir 45.
    CALIFORNIA WHITE     Markham Merlot 40.
    Bealieau Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 40.   Blackstone Merlot 36.
    Estancia Pinot Grigio 38.   Duckhorn Merlot 80.
    Cline Viogner 34.   BV Napa Merlot 45.
    Benzinger “Organic” Chardonnay 48.   CSM "Canoe Ridge" Merlot 55.
    Beringer Chardonnay 42.   Columbia Crest "Grand Reserve" Merlot 70.
    The Crusher Chardonnay 36.   St.Francis Merlot 45.
    Geyser Peak Chardonnay 40.   Pazzo "Call Me Crazy" Meritage 48.
    Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 40.   Col Solare Meritage 90.
    Bernardus Chardonnay 48.   CSM "Indian Wells" Meritage 40.
          Estancia Meritage 45.
    ITALIAN RED   Edizone "Pannino" Zinfandel 70.
    Marcarini Barbera 42.   Hess Collection Cab Sauv 90.
    Antinori "Solaia" Super Tuscan 150.   BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 60.
    Rocco Delle Macie Chianti 40.   Antica "Napa"  Cab Sauv 80.
    San Felice “Il Poggio” Chianti Classico 80.   Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 75.
    Nozzolle Riserva Chianti Classico 50   Stag’s Leap "Cask 23" 175.
    Piccini Chianti Classico 40.   Stag’s Leap "Fay" 90.
             
             

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    04 antinori "Solaia" Super Tuscan
    195   03 antinori "Solaia" Super Tuscan 195
    05 Antinori "tignanello" Super Tuscan
    150   04 Brancaia "il blu" Super Tuscan
    125
    01 Merryvale "profile" Meritage
    175   06 Gaja "Magari" Super Tuscan
    130
    3 Sette Ponti "Oreno" Super Tuscan
    140   02 tenuta san guido "barrua" Carignano
    85
    03 Gaja "dagromis" Barolo
    145   01 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello
    135
    04 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello
    130   05 Gaja "Pieve Santa Restituta" Brunello
    160
    0 Siro Pacenti Brunello
    115   01 Allegrini "la poja" Brunello
    120
    99 Silvio Nardi "Vigneto Manachiara" Brunello
    120.   98 Silvio Nardi "Vigneto Manachiara" Brunello
    120
    97 Merryvale "profile" Meritage
    175   98 Merryvale "profile" Meritage 175
    99 Merryvale "profile" Meritage
    175   00 Merryvale "profile" Meritage
    175
    Bacio Divino Sangiovese/Cabernet 125   Raymond "Generations" Cabernet Sauvignon
    110
    Joseph phelps "Backus Vineyard" Cab Sauv.
    180   Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    150
    Robert Mondavi reserve Cab. Sauvignon
    125   Robert Mondavi reserve Cab Sauvignon
    115
    Silver Oak napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    160   Silver Oak napa Cabernet Sauvignon 175
    Stag’s Leap "slv" Cabernet Sauvignon
    180   Stag’s Leap "Cask 23" Cabernet Sauvignon. 225
    Casa Lapostelle "Clos Apalta" Cab Sauv
    120   Concha y Toro "Don Melchor" Cab Sav. 95
    Schild "Reserve" Shiraz
    90   Torbreck "The Struie" Shiraz 95
    Torbreck "Runrig" Shiraz
    195   Torbreck "The Factor" Shiraz 95
    Two Hands "Bella’s Garden" Shiraz 95   01 Casanova di Neri "Pietradonice" Super Tus 148
     
    DESSERT

    Chateau D’Yquem /150. Kracher / 65. Far Niente Dolce /120.