Dinner Menu

Luciano'sDinner Menu

⁙⁙⁙ ANTIPASTI ⁙⁙⁙

*TUNA POKE
Ahi Tuna with soy yuzu sauce, red onions, scallions, cilantro, toasted macadamia nuts

PROSCIUTTO & MELON
Trio of melon, prosciutto di Parma, ricotta salata, frisée lettuce, lemon olive oil dressing

FUNGHI & ZUCCHINI FRITTI
Assorted wild mushrooms, zucchini in rice flour butter, white truffle oil

BAKED GOAT CHEESE POMODORO
Baked herbed goat cheese, toasted garlic ciabatta bread

VEAL MEATBALLS AL FORNO Arrabiata sauce

CALAMARI FRITTI
Hand-battered and fried with zucchini, aioli, and pomodoro sauce

MUSSELS
With Pernod, shallots, roma tomatoes and cream

*SCALLOPS & ARTICHOKES
Sautéed jumbo sea scallops, long stem artichokes, pancetta, and garlic in a lemon butter sauce

*CARPACCIO
Black Angus raw beef tenderloin, shaved authentic parmigiano, baby arugula, crispy capers, truffle oil, garlic aioli

ANTIPASTI BOARD
Chef’s selection of assorted salumi, imported cheeses, marinated olives

JUMBO SHRIMP OREGANATA
Baked in a luscious garlic and white-wine butter sauce, house-seasoned bread crumbs

⁙⁙⁙⁙ SPECIALITÀ DELLA CASA ⁙⁙⁙⁙


*DELMONICO RIB EYE
Grilled Black Angus 16oz. Choose one side

PORK CHOP MARSALA
Grilled 14oz Duroc pork chop with broccolini and Yukon gold potato purée

BONE-IN VEAL PARMIGIANA
Choose one side

CHICKEN PICCATA
Lemon butter, capers, diced tomatoes, fresh parsley over garlic sautéed spinach

CHICKEN MARSALA
Crimini mushrooms, marsala wine, veal jus over garlic sautéed spinach

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA
Fresh mozzarella, marinara, fresh basil over capellini pasta

CHICKEN UNDER THE BRICK
Grilled brined half chicken, braised greens, Yukon gold potato purée, and salsa verde

*STEAK & LOBSTER
6 oz petite filet mignon & crispy fried 4oz lobster tail” potato gratin and heirloom carrots and snap peas

*GORGONZOLA CRUSTED FILET
Grilled Black Angus 8oz. filet, arugula, roasted Yukon gold potatoes

*LAMB CHOPS “SCOTTADITO”
Grilled lamb chops, ratatouille, grilled peppers, aged balsamic

⁙⁙⁙⁙ ARTISAN PASTA ⁙⁙⁙⁙


TOMATO BASIL FETTUCCINE
Blackened chicken tossed with baby spinach, Cognac cream sauce

TORTELLONI
Filled with spinach, sheep milk, ricotta cheese tossed in brown butter and sage, and walnuts

RIGATONI SALSICCIA
Italian sausage, roasted red peppers,
spicy tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella

LINGUINE CARBONARA
With applewood smoked bacon, onion,
and peas with cream sauce

GEMELLI BOLOGNESE
Veal and pork bolognese

CHICKEN/SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO
Spaghetti, brandy, marinara, and a touch
of cream

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
Handmade braised meatballs, San Marzano
tomatoes, onions, garlic, fresh herbs

GNOCCHI
Baked with prosciutto di Parma,
bread crumbs, and gorgonzola cream sauce

MUSHROOM RAVIOLI
Tossed in a homemade Alfredo sauce and
baked to perfection with fresh herbed bread
crumbs

LASAGNA COCO PAZZO
Fresh cut pappardelle, Italian cheeses
topped with our signature bolognese sauce

⁙⁙⁙⁙ pizzas & flat breads ⁙⁙⁙⁙


MARGHERITA
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil

SALSICCIA
Sausage and broccoli rabe

PEPPERONI
Pepperoni, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, oregano

FUNGHI
House selection of mushrooms, caramelized onions, fresh mozzarella, truffle oil

PROSCIUTTO (add 2)
Thinly hand-sliced San Danielle prosciutto, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, apple slices, arugula, grape tomatoes

SMOKED CHICKEN
Grape tomatoes, bacon, feta cheese, authentic creamy parmigiano dressing

VEGETARIANA
Fresh mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms, peppers, sundried tomatoes

TUTTO CARNE
Fresh mozzarella, bacon, salami, pepperoni, green olives, spicy San Marzano tomato sauce

⁙⁙⁙⁙ ZUPPA / INSALATE ⁙⁙⁙⁙


ZUPPA DEL GIORNO
Fresh from chef’s secret stash of recipes

CHOPPED
Crisp romaine and iceberg, fresh garbanzo
beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion,
feta cheese, Italian vinaigrette

CAESAR
Hearts of romaine, garlic croutons, authentic
parmigiano, classic Caesar dressing
Add white anchovies for 2

CAPRESE
Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella,
fresh basil, E.V.O.O. and aged
balsamic reduction

WEDGE
Fresh iceberg, chopped tomatoes, applewood
smoked bacon, parmesan dressing, and
crumbled gorgonzola cheese

⁙⁙⁙ PESCE ⁙⁙⁙


CHILEAN SEA BASS
Pan seared sea bass with parsnip purée, roasted cipollini onions and snap peas
with lemon, dill, crispy caper sauce

JUMBO SHRIMP SCAMPI
Corn and basil risotto red pepper oil

*PAN SEARED JUMBO SCALLOPS
Pan seared jumbo scallops over linguine,
pancetta and artichokes, lemon butter

*SCOTTISH SALMON OREGANATA
Herb crusted, grilled asparagus, Yukon gold potato purée, salmoriglio sauce

ZUPPA DI MARE
Fresh fish with mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops, tomato broth, and
garlic bread

⁙⁙⁙⁙ CONTORNI ⁙⁙⁙⁙


All Side Items 7
Grilled zucchini & squash
Flash Fried Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower
Broccoli with garlic butter
Sautéed Garlic Spinach
Fried okra tossed with garlic and lime juice
Broccolini tossed with garlic E.V.O.O. and a touch of chile

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Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano is a venerable institution that proudly serves family-style creations inspired by the rich traditions of Naples, the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Northern Italy.