Cantina Italiana Menu and Prices updated 2021

Since 1931, the historical location of Cantina Italiana in Boston has produced genuine Italian food for the people of Northern End. Since then, we are delighted to boast that we have lured people back for decades with our warm, pleasant atmosphere.We welcome you at our 346 Hanover street, Boston, MA, whether you are wanting to build a new memory or possibly start your own tradition. See our restaurant’s video below and tour.Cantina Italiana is an iconic tradition in Boston’s Little Italy, and has been made renowned for the flavours of the North End. Cantina Italiana, opened in 1931, is the oldest in Boston’s north-end restaurant. Healthy salad baby Arugula. Served with walnuts, fennel and red ointments. Healthy changes: side dressing; bread not available.

Cantina Italiana Menu and Prices:

Lunch

 

Pizzetta Margherita $12.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, basil, parmigiano and mozzarella cheese
Pizzetta Al Prosciutto $15.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella and thin-sliced prosciutto
Pizzetta Con Salsiccia $14.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions and spicy italian sausage
Pizzetta Ai Quattro Stagioni $15.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, mushrooms, artichoke hearts & calamata olives
Pizzetta Capricciosa $14.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, mushrooms and parma cotta ham
Pizzetta Con Funghi $14.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, wild mushrooms and gorgonzola
Pizzetta Con Salame $14.00
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and salame, drizzled with a spicy oil
Bruschetta $7.00
grilled italian bread topped with marinated plum tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, drizzled with olive oil and basil
Frittura Di Calamari $12.00
fried calamari tossed with garlic and cherry peppers
Caprese $12.00
imported fresh mozzarella cheese served with fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers and basil, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Zuppa Di Cozze $10.00
sautéed mussels with black pepper, lemon and olive oil
Insalata Della Casa $9.00
mixed greens, fresh julienne carrots, tomatoes, red peppers and red onions, served with a homemade creamy italian dressing
Insalata Cesare $9.00
romaine lettuce tossed with homemade caesar dressing, served with garlic croutons and shaved parmigiano cheese
Spinaci Con Noci E Gorgonzola $9.00
baby spinach tossed with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, with honey toasted walnuts and crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Fettuccine Alfredo $14.00
homemade fettuccine pasta tossed in a cream and parmigiano cheese sauce
Tagliatelle Bolognese $14.00
traditional bolognese sauce tossed with homemase tagliatelle pasta
Rigatoni Con Pollo E Broccoli $15.00
chicken sauteed with garlic and broccoli in a white wine parmigiano cheese sauce, tossed with rigatoni pasta
Gnocchi Sorrentina $14.00
homemade potato gnocchi tossed with parmigiano cheese, mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce
Ravioli Di Ricotta $15.00
cheese stuffed ravioli, with a san marzano tomato sauce.
Rigatoni Al Forno $14.00
baked rigatoni pasta tossed with spicy sausage, plum tomato sauce, parmigiano and goat cheese.
Parmigiana Di Melenzane $15.00
baked breaded eggplant layered with mozzarella cheese with a plum tomato sauce and parmigiano cheese
Tagliatelle Amatriciana $14.00
homemade pasta, tossed with a san marzano tomato sauce, onions and pancetta, sprinkled with parmigiano cheese
Lasagna Al Forno $17.00
layers of homemade pasta sheets, besciamela and meat sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection
Spaghetti Con Polpette $15.00
spaghetti topped with a meatball ragu
Pollo Marsala $15.00
chicken sauteed with mushrooms & sweet marsala wine
Parmigiana Di Pollo $14.00
our traditional chicken parmigiana served with rigatoni pasta
Parmigiana Di Vitello $16.00
our traditional veal parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta
Spaghetti Con Calamari $14.00
sautéed calamari with fresh garlic and basil in a plum tomato sauce, served with spaghetti pasta
Spaghetti Con Le Vongole $15.00
clams sauteed with garlic & olive oil in a white wine sauce, over spaghetti
Spaghetti Con Le Cozze $13.00
spaghetti served with mussels, in a light cherry tomato sauce.

Antipasti

 

Antipasto All’Italiana $13.00
an assortment of imported dry italian meats and cheeses, drizzled with olive oil
Carpaccio Di Bresaola $15.00
thin-sliced, aged dry cured beef, served with goat cheese, capers, roasted red peppers and shaved parmigiano cheese, drizzled with olive oil
Calamari Fritti $12.00
fried calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers
Caprese $13.00
imported fresh mozzarella cheese, plum ripe tomatoes and roasted red peppers, drizzled with olive oil and garnished with fresh basil
Crostini E Gamberi $15.00
pan-seared shrimp tossed with leeks, proscuitto, wild mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, served with crostini bread
Saute Di Cozze $11.00
mussels, garlic and parsley with white wine or tomato sauce, served with crostini bread

Insalate $10

 

Della Casa
mixed greens, fresh julienne carrots, tomatoes, red peppers and red onions, served with a homemade creamy italian dressing
Spinaci Con Noci E Gorgonzola
baby spinach tossed with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sprinkled with honey toasted walnuts and crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Arucola Con Scagli Di Parmigiano E Pomodorini
baby arugula and grape tomatoes tossed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon, sprinkled with shaved parmigiano cheese drizzled with glazed balsamic
Cesare
romaine lettuce, tossed with homemade caesar dressing, served with garlic croutons and shaved parmigiano cheese

Paste

 

Parmigiana Di Melanzane $20.00
traditional eggplant parmigiana layered with mozzarella and parmigiano cheese, topped with tomato sauce and baked to perfection
Cavatelli Quattro Formaggi $21.00
homemade cavatelli tossed with tomato sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella and pecorino cheeses and baked to perfection
Gnocchi Al Forno $19.00
handmade potato gnocchi baked with plum tomato sauce, parmigiano and fresh ricotta
Gnocchi Boscaiola $22.00
homemade potato gnocchi served with mixed wild mushrooms and imported parma ham in a tomato cream sauce with parmigiano
Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese $20.00
homemade tagliatelle pasta served with authentic bolognese sauce and parmigiano
Pollo Abruzzese $20.00
boneless, pan-seared chicken sauteed with garlic and broccoli, tossed with ziti in a parmigiano, pecorino and mozzarella cheese, white wine sauce
Spaghetti Alle Vongole $21.00
littleneck clams, olive oil, garlic and parsley served with white wine or cherry tomato sauce
Bombolotti Alla Buongustaia $22.00
homemade bombolotti pasta, tossed with spicy italian sausage, fresh basil and marinara sauce, topped with parmigiano and fresh goat cheese, baked to perfection
Lasagna Al Forno $22.00
layers of homemade pasta sheets with besciamela and meat sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection
Cavatelli Salsiccia E Brocoletti $24.00
homemade cavatelli pasta sautéed with house-made sausage meat and broccoli rabe, served in a white wine and parmigiano cheese sauce
Spaghetti Allo Scoglio $26.00
shrimps, clams and mussels sautéed with fresh garlic and basil, served in a cherry tomato sauce, served over spaghetti
Bombolotti Con Aragosta $28.00
homemade bombolotti pasta, tossed with shrimp and lobster meat, all sautéed with fresh garlic and olive oil in a plum tomato sauce
Risotto Del Giorno
chef’s risotto of the day
Piatto Del Giorno
chef’s special of the day
Ravioli Ripieni Di Ricotta $20.00
homemade ricotta cheese filled ravioli, served with a san marzano tomato sauce, sprinkled with shaved parmigiano cheese.

Carne & Pesce

 

Saltimbocca Di Pollo $22.00
pan-seared boneless breast of chicken and mushrooms, finished in a marsala wine sauce, topped with prosciutto and baked with mozzarella cheese
Pollo Gino $22.00
pan-seared boneless breast of chicken finished with tomato sauce, and baked with eggplant and mozzarella cheese
Parmigiana Di Pollo $21.00
our traditional chicken parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta (no substitutions please)
Parmigiana Di Vitello $24.00
our traditional veal parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta (no substitutions please)
Vitello Fiore $23.00
pan-seared veal scaloppini in a marinara sauce, baked with breaded eggplant and mozzarella cheese
Scaloppini Di Vitello Ai Porcini $26.00
veal scaloppini with seasonal wild mushrooms served in a porcini demi glaze
Agnello Ai Ferri $33.00
* marinated and grilled lamb chop served with fresh grilled asparagus
Salmone Al Forno $28.00
* 10oz oven roasted salmon filet served with sautéed spinach
Bistecca Di Manzo Alla Florentina $33.00
* pan roasted certified angus top sirloin, drizzled with olive oil, fresh garlic and rosemary, served with mashed potatoes

Contorni

 

Asparagi Con Aglio $7.00
marinated and grilled asparagus drizzled with olive oil
Broccoli Agliolio $8.00
fresh steamed broccoli topped with butter
Spinaci Agliolio $7.00
spinach sautéed with fresh garlic and olive oil
Pure Di Patate $7.00
homemade mashed potatoes
Funghi Trifolati $7.00
fresh champignon mushrooms sautéed with olive oil

Side Of Pasta

 

Bombolotti $8.00
Gnocchi $8.00
Cavatelli $8.00
Ravioli $8.00
Spaghetti $7.00
Rigatoni $7.00
Gluten-Free $9.00

Dessert

 

Tiramisu $8.00
homemade espresso soaked lady fingers layered with whipped cream, sweet mascarpone cheese, topped with cocoa powder
Cannoli Alla Siciliana $7.00
cannoli shell filled with sweet ricotta cream & dipped in chocolate chips
Gelato O Sorbetto Assortito $8.00
assorted gelato or sorbetto served with fresh berries
Dolci Del Giorno $9.00
homemade dessert of the day

Red

 

Cabernet Sauvignon $9.00
cantina fiore, california
Merlot $9.00
cantina fiore, california
Chianti D.O.C.G. $9.00
cantina fiore, italy
Chianti Classico Riserva $14.00
villa banfi, tuscany
Valpolicella $12.00
masi “campofiorin”, veneto
Nebbiolo $14.00
giacosa fratelli, d’alba
Malbec $11.00
santa julia reserva, mendoza
Shiraz $10.00
ravenswood, california
Pinot Noir $10.00
five rivers, california
Pinot Noir $12.00
mac murray, sonoma coast
Merlot $10.00
red rock, california
Cabernet Sauvignon $14.00
francis coppola diamond collection, california
Cabernet Sauvignon $12.00
five rivers, central coast
Sangiovese $9.00
donna laura, ali tuscany
Zinfandel $10.00
kenwood, yulupa

White

 

Chardonnay $8.00
cantina fiore, california
Pinot Grigio $8.00
cantina fiore, california
Sauvignon Blanc $8.00
santa ema temor, central valley chile
Pinot Grigio $10.00
ponte, veneto
Pinot Grigio $9.00
mezzacorona, trentino
Chardonnay $12.00
simi, sonoma
Sauvignon Blanc $10.00
anderra, chile
Riesling $10.00
blufeld, germany
White Zinfandel $8.00
beringer, napa

Sparkling

 

Prosecco $11.00
martini & rossi, veneto
Asti Spumante $10.00
martini & rossi, piedmont
Chandon Brut $13.00
classic, california
Rosa Regale $16.00
brachetto d’aqui, piedmont
Rose $10.00
martini & rossi, veneto.

* DISCLAIMER: Information shown on the website may not cover recent changes. For current price and menu information, please contact the restaurant directly.

CONCLUSION:

Cantina Italiana is an iconic tradition in Boston’s Little Italy, and has been made renowned for the flavours of the North End. Cantina Italiana, opened in 1931, is the oldest in Boston’s north-end restaurant. Healthy salad baby Arugula. Served with walnuts, fennel and red ointments. Healthy changes: side dressing; bread not available.Keep an eye on our website for more menus.

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