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1927 East Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215.271.5626
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Abruzzo's cuisine and culture are made up of "mare e montagna," sea and mountain, and this diversity is reflected in our menu where strictly authentic dishes compliment others employing Abruzzese ingredients and traditions in new ways. Lamb and pork (from Lancaster and Berks counties) shine, fish is simply prepared to accentuate its freshness, fresh pastas are made by hand with Abruzzese flour and our dry pasta is the world's best, Cavaliere Giuseppe Cocco, from Abruzzo. Our sheep's milk cheeses, from a farm in Anversa degli Abruzzi, are among the rarest and best in Italy. The menu changes with every season.

Antipasti freddi

Bruschette miste 8
Selection of 4 traditional bruschette with assorted toppings
(vegetarian option available)

Insalata di baccala 8
Salt cod, Gaeta olives, potatoes, frisèe, lemon vinaigrette

Rucola con pere, mostocotto e pecorino abruzzese 9
Baby arugula, sliced Bartlett pears, mostocotto, shaved Abruzzese canestrato pecorino

La N'duja 9
Spicy spreadable Calabrian salame, grilled rustic bread, vegetables "agrodolce"

Pecorino del Parco 9
Young unpasteurized Abruzzese sheep's-milk cheese from Anversa degli Abruzzi
Served with chestnut honey from the same farm

Affettati misti 23
Selection of our house-cured salumi and assorted antipasti

Antipasti caldi

Scrippelle m'busse 9
Savory pecorino-filled crepes in chicken broth

Polipetti in purgatorio 9
Warm bruschetta of braised baby octopus in tomato

Olive all'ascolana
Breaded fried olives filled with braised porchetta 10

Salsiccia nostrana alla griglia
House-made Abruzzese-style sausage, Taragna polenta, peperonata 10

Primi

Spaghetti aglio e olio all'abruzzese
Cav. Giuseppe Cocco Spaghetti, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, hot pepper, pecorino 12

Paccheri con ragu di manzo e piselli primavera
Cav. Giuseppe Cocco large tube pasta, braised beef and tomato ragu, spring peas 14

Maccheroncini alla chitarra con limone e pancetta
Thin "guitar"-cut pasta, lemon, butter, house-cured pancetta 16

Fazzoletti con ragu d'anatra
"handkerchief" pasta, braised duck and beef ragu 16

Fettuccine al ragu del macellaio
Fettucine, tomato-based "butcher's" pork ragu 16

Agnolotti alla porchetta
Braised porchetta-filled agnolotti, sage, butter, black truffle, crushed amaretti 16

Gnocchi affumicati
Smoked potato gnocchi, Lancaster County lamb shoulder ragu, pecorino Canestrato 16

Striscette alla pescatrice
Squid-ink striped tagliatelle, mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, hot pepper 19

Secondi


Pollo al mattone
Lemon-rosemary marinated game hen crisped under a brick, braised artichoke ragu 18

Porchetta
Roasted Berks County pork shoulder, cannellini beans, broccoli rabe 19

Coniglio
Whole Lancaster County rabbit "porchetta" style, braised lentil and chestnut ragu 23

Brodetto
Lightly spicy assorted seafood stew, roasted red pepper and tomato broth 23

Orata
Seared Dorade fillets, grilled zucchini "sott'aceto", ramp pesto 26

Lonza d'agnello affumicato
Juniper-smoked Lancaster County lamb loin, Santo Stefano lentils, artichoke vellutata 32