Metropolitan Museum Restaurant
Restaurant near Central Park

Robust, authentic Northern Italian cuisine,
just a block from Central Park
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art....

   
 
 

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LITE ENTREES

Frittata con Pomodoro e Ricotta 15
Italian omelette with fresh tomato and ricotta cheese

Grigliata di Verdure Miste - Grilled seasonal vegetables 15

Prosciutto di Parma con Melone 16
Prosciutto with melon

Asparagi Caprese 16
Asparagus tips with buffalo mozzarella and vine-ripe tomatoes

Petto di Pollo alla Cesare 17
Grilled chicken breast over Caesar salad

Carpaccio di Filetto all’Albese 18
Filet mignon carpaccio topped with mushrooms, parmigiano shavings, and white truffle oil

Cozze e Vongole Sorrento 18
Steamed mussels and baby clams in a fresh tomato broth with garlic and white wine

Tartara di Tonno alla Mediterranea 18
Sushi-grade tuna tartar wih avocado, red onion, hearts of palm and seaweed salad

Calamaretta alla Griglia - Grilled fresh calamari 18


LE PASTE ~ PASTA

Linguini al Pesto Genovese 16

Tagliatelle al Pomodoro e Basilico 16
Homemade noodles with a tomato-basil sauce and buffalo mozzarella

Capellini al Limone - Angel hair pasta with light butter sauce and lemon zest 16

Penne alla Vodka 18
Penne with Prosciutto and peas and in a tomato-cream sauce

Pappardelle ai Funghi Selvatici 18
Fresh ribbon pasta with wild mushrooms and truffle sauce

Penne alla Bolognese 18

Farfalle al Salmone e Funghi Misti 18
Bow-tie pasta with organic salmon, leeks and wild mushrooms in a pink sauce

Spaghettini alle Vongole Veraci - White or red clam sauce 18

 

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INCLUDES: APPETIZER, ENTREE, COFFEE & BISCOTTI
$25.00
SERVED FROM 11:45 am to 3:45 pm
Not available on Holidays

CHOICE OF APPETIZER

Zuppa del Giorno - Soup of the day

Insalata di Cesare o Mista - Caesar or Mixed Greens salad

Caprese - Buffalo mozzarella, vine-ripe tomatoes & basil

Cozze in Brodetto - Steamed mussels in white wine, garlic, & tomato broth

Asparagi Gratinati - Fresh asparagus tips served warm with melted Parmigiano


CHOICE OF ENTRÉE

Pesce del Giorno - Fish of the day

Pasta a Piacere – A pasta choice from the menu

Pollo alla Parmigiana – Chicken breast Parmigiana

Petto di Pollo ai Ferri - Pounded, grilled chicken breast, topped with salad

Vitello Tonnato
Thin slices of warm, roasted veal, topped with tuna sauce and baby spinach salad

Spezzatino di Vitello
Bite-sized veal with roasted peppers, wild mushrooms and shallots

Scalopinne di Filetto di Maiale con Capperi e Limone
Pork tenderloin slices sautéed with capers, lemon and white wine

Fegato al Balsamico
Cubes of calf’s liver sautéed with onions and balsamico

CHOICE OF COFFEE & BISCOTTI

 

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ANTIPASTI

Asparagi Gratinati
Fresh asparagus tips served warm with melted grana padano cheese 14

Carciofini Scottati con Pistacchi e Parmigiano
Baby artichoke hearts sautéed with pistachios and Parmigiano 16

Polenta Morbida ai Funghi Selvatici
Soft polenta topped with sautéed wild mushrooms 15

Prosciutto di Parma con Melone
Parma prosciutto with melon 16

Carpaccio di Filetto di Manzo
Filet mignon carpaccio topped with baby arugula and Parmigiano shavings 18

Cozze al Brodetto
Prince Edward Island mussels in a tomato, white wine and garlic broth 15

Tartara di Tonno alle Alghette
Sushi grade tuna with avocado, hearts of palm, and fresh seaweed 18

Polipo ai Ferrie
Marinated, grilled octopus 17

Ostriche alla Fiorentina
Blue Point oysters au gratin with spinach, Parmigiano, and Béchamel 17

Calamaretti alla Griglia con Finnochio e Cannellini
Grilled calamari with fennel, canenellini beans and red onion salad 16


INSALATE

Burrata Pugliese
Burrata with arugula, vine-ripened tomatoes, roasted peppers and black olives 16

Mozzarella di Bufala Caprese
Buffalo mozzarella with vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil 16

Insalata Organica
Organic baby greens with endive, radiccho, vine-ripened tomatoes and onion 12

Insalata di Cesare
Caesar salad 14

Portobello alla Griglia
Grilled portobello mushroom sliced and served over baby greens 14

Rucola e Cremini con Scaglie di Parmigiano
Arugula with cremini mushrooms and parmigiano shavings 14

Insalatina di Crescione
Watercress salad with orange, pear & Gorgonzola cheese 14

Barbabietole al Caprino con Cipolle Rosse Caramellate
Warm roasted beets with arugula, goat cheese, and caramelized onions 14

Insalatina di Carciofini a Seghetto con Parmigiano
Raw artichoke salad tossed with lemon, virgin olive oil and aged Parmigiano 15


FARINACEI

Tagliatelle al Pomodoro e Mozzarella
Homemade noodles tossed with tomato-basil sauce and fresh mozzarella 22

Cappelini al Limone
Angel hair pasta with lemon zest, parsley, garlic, virgin olive oil and parmigiano 22

Pappardelle ai Funghi Selvatici
Fresh ribbon pasta with wild mushrooms and truffle-butter sauce 24

Spaghetti alla Bolognese
Spaghetti with meat sauce 25

Bucatini all’ Amatriciana
Hollow, thick spaghetti with guanciale, onion, peperoncino and tomato sauce 25

Gnocchi di Barbabietole al Gorgonzola
Handmade potato-beet gnocchi in a gorgonzola-walnut sauce 25

Orechiette con Salsiccia e Finocchio
Ear loaf pasta with Italian sausage, roasted fennel, garlic and extra virgin olive oil 26

Tagliolini con Granchio e Zafferano
Homemade thin pasta, with jumbo-lump crab meat and zucchini in a saffron sauce 28

Linguini Neri con Gamberi e Pancetta Fra Diavola
Homemade Squid ink linguini with shrimp and pancetta in a spicy tomato sauce 28

Linguine alle Vongole Veraci
Linguini with Manila clams in a white or red sauce 26

Risotto del Giorno P.A.


CARNE E PESCE

Pesce del Giorno P.A.

Tonno alla Griglia
Grilled sushi-grade tuna 32

Filetto di Salmone Organico al Finocchio
Filet of organic salmon, pan-seared with a fennel and dill sauce 32

Fegato al Balsamico
Cubes of calf’s liver sautéed with onions and balsamico 30

Scaloppine di Maiale ai Carciofini
Scaloppine of pork tenderloin with baby artichokes, lemon and white wine 30

Vitello ai Porcini
Veal scaloppine sautéed with porcini, brandy, and a touch of cream 34

Costoletta di Vitello al Modo Nostro
Pan seared nature veal chop 44

Costoletta di Vitello alla Milanese
Butterflied and breaded veal chop, topped with arugula, tomatoes, and mozzarella 42

Filetto di Manzo alla Griglia
Grilled Black Angus filet mignon with portobello and truffle-mashed potatoes 42

Petto d’ Anatra ai Funghi Selvatici con Polenta
Seared breast of duck, sliced over spinach, with sauteed mushrooms 35

Carre d’Agnello al Forno con Patate
Roasted rack of baby lamb with roasted rosemary potatoes 39

CONTORNI
Asparagi 8
Spinaci 7
Broccoli 7
Fagiolini 7
Broccoli de Rape 8
Funghi Selvatici 9

 

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I DOLCI DELLA CASA

Tartufo al Cioccolato con Gelato e Cigliegia 8
Chocolate truffle with vanilla gelato and maraschino cherry

Tortino di Ricotta
8
Ricotta cheesecake

Zabaglione al Marsala e Frutti di Bosco 12
Marsala zabaglione with berries

Tiramisu con Espresso e Savoiardi 9
Traditional, homemade Tiramisu

Pannacotta alla Vaniglia
8
Traditional vanilla cream gelatin with a wild berry sauce

Mousse al Cioccolato Fondente 8
Dark Chocolate Mousse

Gelati 8
Vanilla, chocolate, or hazelnut

Sorbetti 8
Lemon, raspberry, or mango

 

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Northern Italian Restaurant in Manhattan

RED WINES

PIEMONTE

100 BARBERA D’ALBA 2009 – ROCCO GIOVANNI $48
101 BARBERA D’ALBA 2008 – BRUNO GIACOSA $58
102 DOLCETTO D’ALBA 2009 – PIO CESARE $50
104 BAROLO “BRICCO RAVERA” DOCG 2007 – R. GIOVANNI $120
105 BAROLO “Zonchera” 2006 – CERETTO $110
108 BAROLO 2001 “La Spinona” – BERUTTI PIETRO $160
109 BAROLO “Pressenda” 2003 – MARZIANO ABBONA $140
106 BARBARESCO “La Spinona” 2000 – BERUTTI PIETRO $160
115 BARBARESCO RISERVA 2006 – TERRE del BAROLO $98
114 BARBARESCO 2006 – PIO CESARE $150
107 BAROLO 2000/01 – CA’BIANCA $160
110 BAROLO “Terlo Ravera” 2001 – MARZIANO ABBONA $160
111 BAROLO “Cerviano” 2001 – MARZIANO ABBONA $160
112 BAROLO 2007 “Le Coste di Monforte” – GUIDOBONO $98
113 BAROLO “Bussia” 2007 – PODERI COLLA $140


CALIFORNIA

301 MERLOT 2007 – Napa Valley – STAGS’ LEAP $80
302 CABERNET 2007 – Napa Valley – ANTICA $115
303 CABERNET 2003– Alexander Valley – JORDAN $135
304 CABERNET 2006 / 2007– Napa Valley – JOSEPH PHELPS $125
305 PINOT NOIR 2009 – Sonoma Coast – FLOWERS $125
307 CABERNET 2004 “Isosceles”- Paso Robles – JUSTIN $185
309 TESORO 2006 - Sang, Syrah, Cabernet - Napa - MUSCARDINI $130
310 CABERNET 2007 “Artemis” – STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS $110
311 CABERNET 2007 “Fay” – STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS $160


TOSCANA

199 MONTE ANTICO 2007 – Super Tuscan $42
200 CENTINE 2009 – Super Tuscan – BANFI $42
201 CHIANTI SUPERIORE 2009 – ANTINORI $45
209 TRE 2009 – Super Tuscan – BRANCAIA $48
202 CHIANTI Classico Riserva DOCG 2007 – CAPRAIA $60
197 CHIANTI Classico Riserva “Il Poggiale” 2008 – CASTELLARA $68
198 SALICARIA Super Tuscan 2005 – GRIGNANO $78
203 ROSSO di TOSCANA 2007 – FULIGNI SAN JACOPO $65
204 CASTELLO di BOLGHERI “Varvara” 2008 – SUPER TUSCAN $75
205 CHIANTI Classico Riserva 2008 – BANFI $65
207 MORELLINO di SCANSANO Ris. 2006 “Val delle Rose – CECCHI $62
208 CHIANTI Classico “Peppoli” 2008 – ANTINORI $68
210 IL BRUCIATO 2008 Cabernet, Merlot &Syrah – G. AL TASSO $85
211 CAMPACCIO Super Tuscan 2007 – TERRABIANCA $80
213 VINO NOBILE di MONTEPULCIANO 2006 – POLIZIANO $130
217 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2006 – BARBI $160
218 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2006 – TENUTA di SESTA $115
220 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2006 – RICCI $125
221 BRUNELLO “Pian delle Vigne” 2006 – ANTINORI $175
222 ORMA 2008 Cabervet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon $175


VENETO

116 AMARONE 2003 – LE RAGOSE $130
117 AMARONE 2003 – MUSELLA $140
118 AMARONE 2003 – ALLEGRINI $140
119 AMARONE 2007 – LATIUM “Campo Leon” $98
120 AGLIANICO 1997 R. Taurasi DOCG – MASTROBERARDINO $175
122 AGLIANICO “Bocca di Lupo” 2004 – TORMARESCA $98


 

WHITE WINES

PIEMONTE

401 GAVI 2009 “White Label” – LA SCOLCA $50
402 ARNEIS “Blange” 2009 – CERETTO $50
403 GAVI di GAVI 2009 “Black Label” – LA SCOLCA $95


FRIULI

406 FRIULANO 2009 – TENUTA SARCINELLI ELI SABETTA $48
408 PINOT GRIGIO 2010 – POGGIOBELLO $45
409 PINOT GRIGIO 2009 – SANTA MARGHERITA $65
407 PINOT GRIGIO 2010 – ELISABETTA $50
410 PINOT GRIGIO 2009 – JERMANN $78
411 CHARDONNAY 2009 – JERMANN $78
412 VINTAGE TUNINA 2007 – JERMANN $125
421 DREAMS 2007 – JERMANN $165


TOSCANA

414 TERRE di TUFI 2009 – TERUZZI & PUTHOD $48
415 VERNACCIA di SAN GIMIGNANO 2008 – TER. & PUTHOD $44
416 VERMENTINO 2010 Bolgheri – GUADO al TASSO $58


UMBRIA

417 ORVIETO CLASSICO “Campogrande” 2010 – ANTINORI $40
418 CHARDONNAY “Bramito” 2010 – ANTINORI $58
420 CERVARO della SALA Chardonnay & Grechetto – 2008 ANTINORI $120


CALIFORNIA

501 CHARDONNAY 2008 Russian River Valley – JORDAN $ 78
502 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009 Napa Valley – JOSEPH PHELPS $ 75
503 CHARDONNAY 2008 Sonoma Coast – FLOWERS $ 98
505 CHARDONNAY 2007 Napa Valley – STAG'S LEAP $ 90
506 CHARDONNAY 2009 Napa Valley – ANTICA $ 90


SPECIAL SELECTIONS

601 SASSICAIA –Cabernet Sauv./Franc 2005 - SAN GUIDO $575
602 SOLAIA – Cab.- Sangiovese - 2001/2003 - ANTINORI $595
603 ORNELLAIA - Sang-Cab- Merlot – 2001/03 BOLGHERI $550/$475
604 TIGNANELLO -Sang- Cabernet. - 2004/06 – ANTINO $325/$295
606 BRANCAIA “Ilatraia” Cab., Sangiovese & P.Verdot 2004 $160
607 OLMAIA 100% Cabernet COL D’ORCIA 2004 $160
608 BAROLO “Sori Ginestra” 2006 – CONTERNO FANTINA $195
623 BAROLO – Bricco Rocche “Brunate” 1993 – CERETTO $650
609 BARBARESCO – Bricco Asili 2003 - CERETTO $275
610 BARBARESCO – Bernadot 1998 – CERETTO $295
612 BARBARESCO – Bricco Asili 1998/1999 – CERETTO $225/$295
613 BARBARESCO – GAJA 2004 $475
614 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO “Renina” – GAJA 2001 $325
615 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO “Fiore” 2001 – BARBI $325
616 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO “La Casa” 2003 – CAPARZO $295
617 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2004 – LISINI $250
618 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2001 BIONDI – SANTI $475
619 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2004 – FRESCOBALDI $275
620 LUCE 2004 Merlot & Sangiovese – FRESCOBALDI & MONDAVI $195
621 GAJA BAROLO “Dagromis” 2004 $325
622 GUADO AL TASSO – ANTINORI 2005/06 $190/$220
623 MONTEVETRANO “Colli di Salerno” 2007 – S. IMPARAT $195
624 BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO Riserva 2004 – FULIGNI $325
625 MASSETO – 1998/00 (100% Merlot) ANTINORI $1,350


CHAMPAGNE

701 CRYSTAL “LOUIS ROEDERER” $650
702 PERRIER JOUET “Fleur De Champagne” $425
703 DOM PERIGNON “MOET & CHANDON” $425
704 PIPER HEIDSIECK - BRUT RISERVE $125
705 MOET & CHANDON “WHITE STAR” $125
706 PREMIER Brut “LOUIS ROEDERER” $125
707 VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN Brut $125

 
 

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APPETIZER

Individual Antipasto Plate
Grilled Portobello mushroom, asparagus tips, Prosciutto di Parma, sopressata,
buffalo mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes and basil, Parmigiano, and olives


CHOICE OF ENTREE
(Select Two)

Orata Livornese
Mediterranean sea bass sautéed with fresh tomatoes, lemon, capers, and onions

Salmone Selvatico
Filet of wild salmon pan-roasted with Dijon and chive sauce

Pasta
(to be selected)

Petto di Pollo ai Funghi Selvatici
Boneless free-range chicken breast sautéed with wild mushrooms

Scaloppine di Vitello al Limone
Natural milk fed veal scaloppini sautéed with white wine, lemon, and capers


Choice of Dessert & Coffee
Ricotta Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Gelato and Sorbetto
Espresso, Cappuccino and Herbal Tea

$45 per person or $60 per person including wine
Not available on Holidays

 

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APPETIZER

Individual Antipasto Plate
Grilled Portobello mushroom, asparagus tips, Prosciutto di Parma, sopressata,
buffalo mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes and basil, Parmigiano, and olives


Organic Mixed Green Salad


CHOICE OF ENTREE
(Select Two)

Branzino Livornese
Filet of Mediterranean sea bass sautéed
with fresh tomatoes, black olives, onions,
and capers

Salmone
Filet of wild salmon pan-roasted and
serverd with a Dijon reduction sauce

Filleto di Manzo ai Funghi Selvatici
Grilled Black Angus filet mignon medallions
with wild mushrooms

Care D’Agnelo
Roasted rack of baby lamb

Scaloppine di Vitello al Limone
Thin slices of veal sautéed with lemon,
capers, and white wine


CHOICE OF DESSERT

Ricotta Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Gelato and Sorbetto
Coffee and Biscotti

$90 per person • $120 per person including wine during dinner service
Not available on Holidays

 

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Menu selections and prices subject to change without notice.
     
   

Giovanni VentiCinque
25 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 988-7300

Lunch and Dinner • Daily: 12:00-3:45 pm and 5 pm-10:30 pm

Between Madison and Fifth Avenues
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Upscale Italian Restaurant in New York

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