THE MENU

The current menu, with our specialties tied to the Venetian farmlands and their seasonal products.

Lunch Menu

Appetizer/Pasta

  • Appetizer of the day “decided at the market”   €20/25
  • Raw Adriatic fish and/or shell fish of the day   €25
  • Adriatic fish and shellfish appetizer platter Venetian-style   €30
  • Oysters from the Marennes Gillardeau  #3   €5/each   – not always available –
  • Masculine di Magghia anchovies with Primiero butter   €15
  • Burrata di Andria, “green sauce” and Masculine di Magghia anchovies  €20
  • Dry cod mousse Venitian style with “biancoperla” polenta and Vitelotte potatoes  €15
  • Culatello ( cured ham ) and salami from Zibello  with pear,36-month aged Reggiano   €25
  • Light beef tartare (“Bianca Piemontese” breed ), black truffle,  fries and field greens  €25
  • Pasta dish of the day “decided at the market“   -2 options-   €23
  • “Creamless” chowder of local fish, S. Gavino saffron, orange zest and  rouille” sauce   €21
  • “Pasta e fagioli” (traditional bean and pasta soup), sausage and “Treviso” radicchio endives  15

Main Dishes/sides

  • Fresh Adriatic fish dish “decided at the market”   28
  • Breaded- fried sardines and “canoce” shrimp with matchstick potato fries, fennel, “rouille” sauce  25
  • Deep-fried platter of fresh Adriatic fish and shellfish and Sant’Erasmo vegetables  30
  • Cheeseburger (“Bianca Piemontese” breed) real potato fries and crudité our style   200 gr.   20 
  • “Not fish” dish of the day   €15/25
  • Fresh vegetable platter (Sant’ Erasmo and lagoon vegetable gardens)   15
  • Salad of “first cut” lettuces, field greens and legumes  €10
  • Bean salad (“Spagnolit” from Lamon in Val Belluna) with celery and Tropea onions  €10

“Six course Lunch Menu”     -only for the entire table

  3 appetizers, pasta dish, main dish, dessert or cheese

€ 59/per person

With wine pairing:   € 20 (3 glasses 400 ml)   € 28 (4 glasses 550 ml)

Cover Charge € 5/per person  (already included in the Tasting Menu and with a choice of 2 courses per person)

Only MASTERCARD and VISA  –  Service charge not included, left to your discretion

Dinner Menu

Appetizers

  • Gillardeau oysters from Marennes #3 and/or Adriatic sea truffles   €5/3 per piece   – not always available –
  • Appetizer of the day “decided at the market”   €20/25
  • Appetizer of Adriatic fresh fish and shellfish, Venetian-style  €30
  • Fresh Adriatic raw scampi “al Prosecco”   €25   – not alway available –
  • This evening’s tartare of fresh wild Adriatic fish   25
  • Light beef tartare (“Bianca Piemontese” breed ), quail egg, black truffle and field endives   25
  • Culatello (cured ham) and salami from Zibello    with pear and and 36-month aged Reggiano   25
  • Burrata from Andria, “green” sauce and  Masculina anchovies   22
  • Salted Masculina anchovies on toasts with Primiero butter   15€
  • Dry cod mousse Venetian style with polenta and vitelotte potatoes   15
  • Our bergamot “Russian salad”  €12

Pasta and Soup  starter portions

  • Linguine with real “vongole veraci”, “pevarasse” clams and  broccoli rabe   23
  • Rigatoni with dry cod “Baccalà”,  chicory hearts and Bronte pistachios   21
  • Special pasta dish of the evening   23
  • “Creamless” chowder of local fish, clams, S. Gavino  saffron, orange zest and “rouille” sauce   21
  • “Pasta e fagioli” (traditional bean and pasta soup), sausage and “Treviso” radicchio endives   €18

Main dishes

  • Fresh daily fish dish “decided at the market”   28
  • Salt cod “battagin” in cocotte with potatoes, plums, Bronte pistachios and rosemary   25
  • Deep-fried medley of fish, seafood and vegetables with Biancoperla polenta (2 servings) no lemon   €38
  • Breaded, fried fresh sardines “de alba” and mantis shrimp, matchstick fries, fennel, “rouille” sauce   €25
  • Braised beef cheeks of “Bianca Piemontese” breed, Amarone wine sauce, braised “Treviso” and horseradish purèe   25
  • Special meat dish of the day €25/18

Side dishes

  • Fried rosemary potatoes –  “Misticanza” salad with legumes  –  Braised radicchio endives –  Salad of Gialletti beans from Val Belluna   €10
  • Spagnolit Lamon beans “all’uccelletto”   12€
  • Fresh vegetable platter (Sant’Erasmo and lagoon vegetable gardens) – Wild mushrooms with polenta   15

Cesare’s “Tasting Menu” (local fish and seafood)   -only for the entire table-

(Sorry, not after 9:30PM)

    7 courses – 3 appetizers, 1 pasta dish, 2 main dishes, dessert or cheese     € 69 per person

With wine pairing:     2+1 glasses  400ml  =  € 20  /    3+1 glasses  550ml  =  € 28

We accept only MasterCard and Visa  – Service Charge:  not included, left to your discretion

Cover Charge:  € 6 each (no charge with a purchase  of 60 € per person or with Tasting Menu)

-Sorry,  no separate checks –

In choosing our produce, we favor small-scale producers preferably from the islands of the lagoon, Venetian hinterland, and the Slow Food Presidiums.  For our homemade pasta, for our desserts and for deep-frying we use unrefined, stone-ground flour. Our high quality extra virgin olive oils are from olives picked and pressed in the area in which they are grown.

Our fish and seafood are principally Adriatic-Mediterranean, not farmed, Fao 37 (2.1,2.2,1.1,1.2,1.3)- Fao 27

 

Raw and marinated fish have undergone preventive temperature treatment for raw fish protocol.

*NOTE:  Many of our dishes contain allergens.  Check posted list and please advise

-Ristorante Al Covo belongs to the Alliance of Chefs and Slow Food Presidia-

Presidia are Slow Food projects that work to protect small-scale producers and to safeguard quality, traditional products. fondazioneslowfood.it

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