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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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toasted italian bread with olive oil, roasted garlic and parmesan
Mussels Gauzetto
steamed mussels, white wine garlic tomato broth and shrimp brodo
Calamari Fritti
tender deep fried squid with a spicy marinara sauce
Polenta al Forno
polenta with a sun-dried tomato and mushroom cream sauce
Fried Oysters
blue corn crusted fried oysters, spinach, red peppers, lemon aioli
With Meat $12.5
asparagus, roasted red peppers, portobello mushrooms, olives, hard boiled egg, white bean puree, crostinis, cambozola, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, pickled vegetables
minestrone or chef's choice of soup
assorted greens, grape tomatoes and kalamata olives with a choice of balsamic vinaigrette, herb vinaigrette, creamy italian or blue cheese dressing
romaine lettuce, oven roasted croutons, classic cesare dressing
baby spinach, salami, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, kalamata olives, banana peppers, grilled bread, red wine vinaigrette
fresh mozzarella, basil, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, balsamic reduction
Shrimp & Local Beets
chilled lemon herb shrimp, local beets, feta, oranges, mixed greens, pistachios, citrus mint vinaigrette
Apple Salad
apples, dried cranberries, spiced hazelnuts, bayley hazen blue cheese, mixed greens, cider vinaigrette
Grilled or Fried Chicken
Grilled or Lemon Poached Shrimp
Grilled Steak or Salmon
children 12 & under
Cheese Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza
Penne with Bolognese
Penne with Marinara
Mac & Cheese
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed Spinach
Vegetable of the Day
gluten free penne available
Capellini di Verdure
angel hair pasta with spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, tomatoes and goat cheese in a white wine basil sauce
Penne Pugliese
mushrooms, spinach, kalamata olives, roasted eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, red wine and garlic reduction with penne
Penne Marinara $11.0
Local "PT Farm" Bolognese
traditional meat sauce with red wine and penne topped with parmesan and parsley
Fettuccine al Pollo
smoked chicken breast, broccoli, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes in a light cream sauce
Mediterranean Chicken
sautéed chicken, sun-dried tomato pesto, kale, red onions, sherry butter sauce, feta, almonds, penne
Caputo Diablo
mussels, squid, tomatoes, spinach, shrimp brodo, spicy white wine tomato sauce, angel hair pasta
Crab Ravioli with Shrimp
shrimp, crab ravioli, spinach, vodka tomato cream sauce
Pesto Salmon
seared salmon, tomatoes, spinach, artichoke hearts, white wine pesto sauce, linguine
Fettuccine Alfredo $14.0
Fettuccine Alfredo del Mare
shrimp and scallops in a light cream sauce with parmesan cheese
Linguine al Pescatore
sea scallops, mussels and shrimp in a white wine tomato sauce, basil
Penne with Shrimp & Scallops
baked shrimp and scallops with penne in a smoked gouda and fontina cheese sauce
Baked Sausage
baked penne with italian sausage, spicy marinara, red wine, red peppers, mushrooms, red onions and mozzarella
Mac & Cheese
baked penne with a smoked gouda and fontina cheese sauce
Ravioli di Spinaci
spinach ravioli baked in a garlic and mushroom cream sauce with spinach topped with mozzarella and parmesan
served with a mista salad
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
breaded eggplant cutlets layered with marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese served with penne marinara
Pollo alla Parmigiana
seasoned breast of chicken with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese served with penne marinara
Pollo al Marsala
sautéed slices of chicken in a mushroom and marsala wine sauce served with risotto
Pollo al Piccata
sautéed chicken breast, lemon sage butter sauce, artichokes, and spinach served with garlic mashed potatoes
Salmone alla Griglia
grilled salmon served with garlic mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable
Salmone Cucina
wood roasted salmon with artichokes, red peppers, lemon and capers in a white wine sauce served with risotto
Scampi e Cape Sante
breaded shrimp and scallops baked in our wood burning oven with a lemon butter and garlic sauce served with linguine
Vitello alla Parmigiana
seasoned slices of veal baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella served with penne marinara
Vitello alla Marsala
sautéed slices of veal in a mushroom and marsala wine sauce served with risotto
Bistecca alla Griglia
grilled New York strip steak with fresh herb butter served with garlic mashed potatoes
"vermont gluten free" crust available $3
tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil
Quattro Formaggi
four cheese white pizza with mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, gorgonzola and parsley
Il Fungo
white pizza with roasted portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, blue cheese and parsley
spinach, roasted garlic, fresh basil, pine nuts, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan
roasted red peppers, mushrooms, red onions, marinara, mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh thyme
Al Fresco
white pizza with sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, artichoke hearts, olive oil, roasted garlic and mozzarella
house made chicken sausage, pesto, arugula, roasted red peppers, smoked gouda, mozzarella, parmesan
pepperoni and sausage with tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh thyme
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and the food is pretty good.’huge portions with pasta plates, the calamari is typically cooked correctly have a great selection of local Vt beers.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank christopherpK2418EZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took friends to lunch last month and our experience was excellent... friendly greeting and no hurry to order... very pleasant waitstaff and the food arrived in a timely manner.... All of us enjoyed our selections.... the prices were quite reasonable

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vtpowell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found Sarducci’s while doing college tours and heading towards Burlington. The food was delicious! The bread and garlic oil hit the spot. Pizza and Cesar salad freshly made. Shrimp and scallop with cheesy penne was the best! Only downs, calamari had good flavor but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 389tracyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently good although they do not use wild salmon for their dishes which disappoints but the polenta, mussels, bread with garlic oil and the house wine make things good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Blackkat29
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We both had shrimp and scallops baked in the brick oven in a bath of penne and cheese sauces. Super delicious. This is obviously where the locals eat and you better be early or have reservations. One way street in front of it has enough...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bill R
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We ate here on the Norwich University family weekend and were not disappointed. The food was excellent and service great. I would definitely go back again. Portions were plenty. I would recommend one of the baked pasta dishes.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jcb264
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Rich flavors and sauces with fresh ingredients dominate this wide menu. Not your run-of-the-mill America -Italian place. It is a great spot for special occasions. It is always crowded and so always on the loud side. The service is always excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vermontroamer
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Well, being in one of the most Liberal States I suppose finding a great Restauranteur is not going to be easy...they exist but far and few between....the Antipasto was a little strange to say the least....and the Linguini and Italian Sausage...passable but not terrific although...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 724Lee
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Nice place - with the convenience of being open continuously from lunch (11:30 am) through dinner. That means you can stop by for soup and salad - or for more courses later if the day, if preferred. Salads are terrific - prepared with good ingredients,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank triptraveller
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Great on the river restaurant. OMG the best Italian I’ve had in a long time and service was great. I had the shrimp/scallop scampi which was wonderful. You won’t tegret dining here. If only I lived closer . . .

Date of visit: December 2018
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Yes, that's the one. It's right after you go over the bridge onto Main Street, on the r.
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