A Typical Italian Menu

from Italian Restaurants in Italy
- in undiscovered Maremma

Looking for a typical Italian menu? This menu is just one in the Italian restaurant menus collection from undiscovered and wild La Maremma in Tuscany and Lazio.


The menu is from my very favourite restaurant in Maremma: Ristorante "Il Leccio", near Massa Marittima.

Maremma is a large and relatively undiscovered part of south-western Tuscany and northern Lazio.

Her lands are breathtakingly beautiful with scenery and a spectacular coastline that will make it difficult not to fall in love with Italy if you haven't already done so!

Once you have browsed the menu, check-out this Maremma Guide for more information and some great photographs.

Buon appetito!


The Ristorante Il Leccio Menu

Antipasti - Appetizers

Crostini misti con Sottoli
Toasted bread with mixed vegetables in oil

Bruschetta calda all'Olio d'Oliva e Aglio
Garlic Bread with olive oil

Bruschetta al Pomodoro fresco e Basilico
Garlic bread with tomatoes and basil

Crostini di Lardo alla brace
Toasted bread with barbecued lard

Finocchiona e Carciofini
Salami flavoured with wild fennel seeds, and artichokes

Antipasto misto del Leccio
A mixed house appetizer of samples of cut Tuscan cold meats, toated bread with mixed toppings and various cheeses

Affettato tipico
Sliced meats: wild boar, deer and roe

Carpaccio di Bresaola
Beef Carpaccio: thinly sliced dried salt beef with rocket and parmesan cheese

Acciughe sotto Pesto
Anchovies in pesto sauce

Prosciutto e Melone
Parma ham with melon

Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil


Primi Piatti - First Courses

Tortelli di Ricotta e Bietole al sugo di Carne
Ravioli with ricotta and chard in bolognese sauce

Tortelli al Burro e Salvia
Ravioli with butter and sage

Pappardelle al sugo di Cinghiale
Pappardelle pasta with wild boar sauce

Tagliatelle ai Funghi Porcini
Tagliatelle pasta with Porcini mushroom sauce

Straccetti di Pasta al Germe di Grano con sugo di Lepre
Straccetti wheat germ pasta with hare sauce

Zuppa contadina di verdure fresche Pane e Pecorino Toscano
Rustic vegetable soup with bread and strong Tuscan cheese

Spaghetti al Pomodoro e Basilico
Spaghetti pasta with tomatoes and basil

Penne all' Arrabbiata
Penne pasta with a hot spicy sauce (chillies)


Secondi Piatti - Second Courses

Il Filetto del "Leccio"
Fillet of the house: fillet cooked with truffle cream, parmesan, rocket and porcini mushrooms

Bistecca Fiorentina cotta alla brace
Barbecued T-bone steak

Costata di Manzo a porzione cotta alla brace (400 gr)
Barbecued rack of ribs (440 grams per portion)

Filetto di Manzo alla brace
Barbecued beef fillet

Filetto ai Funghi Porcini
Fillet with Porcini mushrooms

Tagliata di Manzo con Grana e Rucola
Sliced beef with parmesan and rocket

Cinghiale alla Cacciatore
Wild boar stewed in tomatoe, wine and herb sauce

Grigliata mista alla brace
Mixed Grill/barbecue of guinea fowl, ribs and sausage

Rostinciana alla brace
Barbecued rack of ribs

Salsiccia alla brace
Barbecued sausage

Bistecca di Maiale alla brace
Barbecued pork chops

Petto di Pollo alla brace
Barbecued chicken breast

Faraona in teglia con Patate
Roast Guinea Fowl with potatoes

Vitella al forno
Roast Veal

Scaloppina ai Vitella al Limone o Vino bianco
Beef escalope with lemon or white wine


Contorni - Side Dishes

Insalata verde
Green salad

Insalata mista
Mixed salad

Insalata Radicchio e Rucola
Chicory and rocket salad

Insalata di Pomodori
Tomatoe salad

Patate fritte
French fries

Patate al Rosmarino
Roast potatoes with rosemary

Grigliata di verdure
Grilled vegetables

Fagioli lessi
Boiled beans

Bietole saltate in padella
Stir-fried Swiss Chard


Sfiziosi - Tasty things

Melanzane e Pecorino alla Griglia con Peperoncino
Grilled aubergines with strong cheese and chilli peppers

Tonno, Pomodoro e Cipolla
Tuna fish, tomataoes and onions

Mais, Pomodoro e Carote
Sweetcorn, tomatoes, and carrots

Cacio e Pere
Ewes cheese with pears

Pecorino secco, Miele e Vin Santo
Strong Pecorino cheese, honey and sweet wine


Formaggi - Cheeses

Pecorini Toscano Passoccio
Pecorino Passoccio cheese: strong and very dry

Pecorino Fresco
Fresh Pecorino cheese

Pecorino Sardo
Sardo Pecorino cheese: strong and from Sardinia

Parmigiano Reggiano
Parmesan cheese


Dolci della Casa - Home-made desserts

There is a daily dessert list, which the waitresses reel off very fast! It can include:

Pannacotta with chocolate sauce or fruits of the forest
A cooked cream with sauce topping

A sponge (or sponge biscuits - "savoiardi") soaked/dipped in expresso coffee and layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone, and sugar, and topped with cocoa.

Torta della Nonna
"Grandmother's Cake" and also known as Torta di Pinoli: a Tuscan and Roman classic cake with pine nuts


Click on this authentic Italian desserts menu link to view the regular Dolci menu from Ristorante Il Leccio.


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