Friday, November 20, 2009

Ornella is Now Open - Here's their Menu

Ornella Trattoria, the Italian restaurant that has recently replaced Samba Grill is officially open.  They had their friends and family soft opening last week and now it's down to business - anyone can visit and enjoy.

I was able to get the menu, so here's a sneak peek.  Prices are moderate and the selection is plentiful.


Calamari Alla Griglia - Grilled Atlantic calamari, field greens and cherry tomato...$10
Caprese Con Peperoni - Imported Bufala mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, roasted peppers and basil...$9
Gamberi e Fagioli - Broiled shrimp, cannellini beans, garlic, rosemary, tomato and olive oil...$10
Polipo alla Griglia - Tenderized Mediterranean octopus, tomato, capers, arugula, red onions, lemon and olive oil...$9

Gnocchi Alla Gorgonzola - Potato, ricotta, imported gorgonzola, dolce cheese sauce...$15
Imbustata - Oven baked envelope shaped pasta filled with roasted veal, chicken, wild mushrooms, homemade mozzarella, California spinach, mascarpone cheese, fresh tomato sauce...$19
Risotto del Mare - Arborio rice, shrimp, calamari, diver scallops, jumbo lump crambmeat, roasted artichokes, white wine, shallots and lobster broth...$19
Penne Integrali - Whole wheat pasta with oven roasted cherry tomatoes, basil, escarole, fresh mozzarella, garlic, parmesan and extra virgin olive oil...$15


Gamberi al Limone - Broiled shrimp, olive oil, white wine, lemon and parsley...$21
Salmone Primavera - Broiled salmon, assorted julienned vegetables, mustard sauce...$21
Spada alla Livornese - Swordfish sauteed with olives, capers, onions and cherry tomato sauce...$23

Costoletta ai Ferri - Milk fed grilled veal chop, roasted garlic and rosemary...$25
Vitello Pantelleria - Veal medallions, Sicilian caper berries, artichokes, white wine sauce...$21
Pollo Scarpariello - White and dark meat, roasted sausages, garlic, rosemary, white wine...$18
Agnello Grigliato - Grilled rack of lamb, roasted garlic, fresh herbs, classic garnish...$25

Ornella Trattoria Italiana

29-17 23rd Avenue, Astoria NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)

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