La Bontà

restaurant

Restaurant menu

A culinary heaven on the outskirts of Essex and Hertfordshire 

 

Antipasti

 

Burrata e pomodorini £12

Burrata mozzarella served with cherry tomatoes 

Insalata di indivie pere e gorgonzola £10 
Chicory salad with pear and gorgonzola cheese served in grain mustard dressing (gf)

Crostini misti £10

A selection of crostini with tomato, chicken liver pate, mushrooms, mozzarella & anchovies 

Antipasto toscano £17

A selection of Tuscan cured meats and fine cheeses served with olives & bruschetta 

 

Melanzane alla parmigiana £12
Baked eggplant with parmesan and cherry tomatoes (gf) (v)

 

Calamari freschi e fagioli £16

Squid stew in white wine sauce & garlic served with cannellini beans

Gamberi e avocado £17

Lightly spiced prawns served with avocado salad

Crema di patate e prosciutto di parma £10 
Potatoes and leek cream soup served with taleggio croutons and parma ham
 

 

 

Pasta

 

Tagliatelle alle verdure £14
Fresh homemade tagliatelle pasta sauteed with seasonal julienne vegetables and parmesan (v) 

 

Trenette al pesto £14

Trenette pasta with basil pesto served with potatoes, green beans , parmesan shavings & pine nuts

 

Spaghetti carbonara £14

Traditional spaghetti carbonara with eggs, bacon, parmesan & black pepper

 

Pappardelle al ragù di filetto di manzo £18
Homemade pappardelle pasta with beef tenderloin ragu & oyster mushroom ragu, parmesan shavings 
 

Tagliatelle al ragu di filleto  £18
Homemade tagliatelle with beef tenderloin & mushroom ragu, parmesan shavings & pine nuts

 

Gnocchetti di branzino con asparagi £15 
Homemade potato rocket gnocchi served with seabass, asparagus, cherry tomatoes & rocket

 

Tagliolini neri ai frutti di mare £18

Blank inked homemade tagliolini in seafood ragu 

 

Linguine all’astice £32 

Slightly spiced linguini pasta served with half of lobster (400 gr) & cherry tomatoes

Tortelli al salmone e scampi £18

Homemade tortelli with smoked salmon served with butter lemon sauce & langoustine

Risotto scampi langoustine e zucchine £18
Risotto vialone nano with langoustine and courgette in lime zest

Secondi

 

Saltimbocca di pollo £22

Chicken breast with sage and Parma Ham in white wine sauce served with roasted potatoes &  sauteed pak choi 

 

Petto di anatra all'arancia £28
Duck supreme in orange sauce with potato stew & mange tout

 

Filetto di manzo al vino rosso £35
Prime British tenderloin fillet in red wine sauce with roasted potatoes & asparagus  (gf)

 

Scaloppine di manzo ai porcini £34
Beef tenderloin medallions in porcini mushroom sauce served with new potatoes 

Entrecote alla griglia £30

Grilled prime beef ribeye in balsamic dressing served with sauteed broccoli & rosemary new potatoes  (gf)

Filetto di orata al forno con scampi £27
Oven baked Sea Bream fillet and langoustine served with garden vegetables (gf)

 

Salmone al limone £25
Salmon fillet in lemon sauce served with basmati rice and baby spinach 
 

Zuppa di pesce £27

Fish soup with sea bass, mussels, octopus, calamari, clams & langoustine served with garlic croutons

 

 

Pizza

 

Pizza verde £16 "Special"

Basil pesto base, fior di latte mozzarella, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, fresh spinach (v) 

Margherita £12
Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella & fresh basil (v)

Salamino piccante £13.50

Tomato, fiordilatte mozzarella with spicy Italian Salami

Funghi £12,50

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella & Champignon Mushrooms (v)

Prosciutto £14

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with imported Italian Cooked Ham

 

Speck e mascarpone £17 

Fior di latte mozzarella, lighlty smoked ham & mascarpone cheese

 

Parma rucola e parmiggiano £17

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Parma Ham, Rocket and Parmesan 

Napoli £12,50

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Anchovies & Capers

Capricciosa £16

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Cooked Ham, Artichokes, Taggia Olives & Mushrooms

Quattro formaggi £15

Four cheeses pizza with mozzarella fior di latte, gorgonzola, taleggio and smoked provola (v)

Gamberi £17

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Shrimps, Garlic & Fresh Chilli, topped with rocket

Pizza tonno £17

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, tuna, cherry tomatoes & red onions

Calzone £17

Stuffed pizza with Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Cooked Ham & Mushrooms

Verdure £14

Fior di latte mozzarella with zucchini, Artichokes, Eggplant & topped with fresh Spinach (v)

Salsiccia e cipolla £14

Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella with Tuscan Sausage & Red Onion

 

Nduja £16

Fior di latte mozzarella, super spicy Calabrian Salami, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Parmesan 

Funghi tartufati £15

Fior di latte mozzarella, Mascarpone, wild Mushrooms with Truffle oil (v)

Grande garlic £10 

Fior di latte mozzarella, Garlic & rosemary (v)

 

Piccola pizza £8.50 

Margherita, Garlic or Nutella (v)

 

 

Dolci

 

Semifreddo alle fragole £8

Vanilla parfait served with caramelized strawberries

 

Crostatina ai lamponi £9

 Almond raspberry tart topped with homemade vanilla ice-cream

 

Tiramisu £7

 Mascarpone cream with lady fingers dipped in coffee

Pere al vino rosso £7 
Cinnamon spiced Merlot-poached pears with vanilla ice cream

 

Torta formaggio ai frutti di bosco £7
Mixed berries cheesecake served with white chocolate sauce
 

Mousse al cioccolato £8.50
Belgian dark chocolate mousse served with cherry sauce & gold leaf
 

Tartufini al cioccolato £9

Homemade chocolate truffles served with chocolate sauce, fresh strawberries & butter cookies

For allergies please ask when making your order

 

Menu is subject to change 

 
 
 
 

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