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Cold

Antipasto Misto.............................. 8.75

Assorted hors d'oeuvres

Cocktail di Gamberetti ................. 5.75

Prawn cocktail

Prosciutto e Melone ...................... 5.95

Parma ham and sweet melon

Melone Capriccioso ....................... 5.95

Pearls of melon topped with prawns and cocktail sauce

Insalata di Carciofi ....................... 5.75

Artichoke salad

Pate al Fegato di Pollo .................. 5.75

Homemade chicken liverpate

Insalata di Tonno e Fagioli ........... 5.95

Tuna fish salad with kidney beansand onions

Granchio al Olio e Limone .......... 7.55

West coast dressed fresh crab

 

Hot

Funghi Ripieni ............................... 5.30

Mushroom cups stuffedwith pate and deep fried

Gamberetti all'Aglio ..................... 6.55

Small prawns in a garlic sauce

Pesci Veloci de Baltico .................. 5.55

Whitebait

Fresh Asparagus al Formaggio ..... 6.70

Jumboasparagus in a lightcheesesauce

 

Pollo

Pollo Sorpresa .............................. 11.95

Breast of chickenstuffed with ham and cheese, deep fried

Pollo alla Veneta ......................... 11.95

Breast of chicken cookedin white winesauce with prawns

Pollo alla Cacciatora ................... 11.95

Breast of chicken cooked in red wine sauce with onions, mushrooms and tomato

Pollo ai Funghi ............................ 11.95

Breast of chicken cooked inbutter with garlic, mushrooms and tomato

Pollo alla Mafiosa ........................ 11.95

Breast of chicken toppedwith aubergines, tomato andcheese

Pollo alla Valdostana................... 11.95

Sauted medallions of chicken in egg & butter, topped with wafer of ham, cheese & tomato.

Pesci

Scampi Fritti ................................ 14.95

Scampi in breadcrumbs, deep fried

Scampi Certosina......................... 15.95

Scampi cooked in white wine with onions, mushrooms and cream sauce

Scampi Tonino ............................. 15.95

Scampi cooked in white wine with aubergine and tomato

Scampi alla Mugnaia .................. 15.95

Scampi sauted in butter with lemon juice, white wine and parsley

Gamberoni alla Paprica .............. 17.95

Mediterranean prawns cooked in brandy, paprika and cream sauce

Piatti Freddi

Tuna Fish Salad ........................... 11.95

Prawn Salad ................................. 11.95

Lobster Salad (on Request)............. MP

 

Pasta Dishes

Lasagna alla Casalinga (homemade)  5.25

Cannelloni Ripieni ....................... 5.25

SpaghettiBolognese ..................... 5.25

Ravioli alla Panna e Prosciutto ... 5.50

Risotto ai Funghi ........................... 5.55

Minestrone soup ............................ 4.75

Garlic Bread ................................... 2.75

Bruschetta ...................................... 3.55

Garlic bread topped with mozzarella,cheese and tomatoes

Specialitá del Giorno

All pasta Dishes served as a main course £10.75

We shall be pleased to describe to you

Vegetali

Selection of Fresh Vegetables

and Potatoes ................................... 3.35

French Beans ................................. 2.55

Cauliflower Gratin ....................... 2.95

Sugar Snaps ................................... 2.55

Spinach ........................................... 2.55

Celery Hearts ................................ 2.55

Petit Pois ........................................ 2.55

Mushrooms ..................................... 2.55

Sauté Potatoes ............................... 1.90

New Potatoes .................................. 1.90

Salads .............................................. 4.50

 

Bue

Bistecca alla Daiana .................... 15.55

Prime Scottish Sirloin steak cooked with onions,mushrooms, Worcester sauceand brandy.

Bistecca alla Cacciatora ............. 15.55

Finest Scottish sirloin steakcookedwith onions, mushrooms and tomato, in red wine sauce

Bistecca alla Pizzaiola ................ 15.55

Sirloin steak cooked in tomato, oregano and white winesauce

Tornedo Rossini ........................... 22.95

Fillet steak topped with pate and cooked in redwine sauce with mushrooms

Filetto al Pepe .............................. 22.95

Fillet steak cooked inbrandy, peppercorn and cream sauce

Grilled Sirloin steak ................... 15.55

Grilled Fillet steak ...................... 22.95

Vitello

Scaloppine di Vitello al Marsala 13.90

Veal in marsala wine sauce

Scaloppa di Vitello Bolognese ... 13.90

Veal inbreadcrumbs with ham, bolognese sauce and cheese

Scaloppine alla Pizzaiola ........... 13.90

Veal in white wine sauce, with oregano and tomato

Involtini di Vitello alla Romana 13.90

Veal rolled with hamand sage cookedin white wine sauce

Scaloppa di Vitello all'Ortolana 13.90

Veal cooked in butter, topped with aubergines, tomato and cheese

Fegato di Vitello alla Veneziana 14.75

Calves liver cooked in white wine saucewith onions

 

Dolci

Homemade ice cream...mmm! ..... 4.95

Selection of Sweet from the trolley

(served with fresh cream) from.............. 5.25

Cheese and Biscuits with Celery 5.95

 

Caffe

Cappuccino Coffee ........................ 2.10

Espresso Coffee .............................. 2.00

Double Espresso ............................. 2.25

Liqueur Coffee From .................... 3.50

 

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LA BELLA VITA CHRISTMAS DAY 2017

 

 

STARTERS

 

 Asparagi Mornay

Jumbo fresh Asparagus grilled in a Cheese sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan

 

Prosciutto e Melone

Slices of fresh sweet Melon, draped with Parma Ham

 

Fungo Farcito Trecolore

Large grilled Field Mushroom cups topped with Spinach, Ricotta Cheese, and served on a bed of savoury Tomato

 

Gamberoni Imperiali al'Aglio

Large Imperial Mediterranean Prawns grilled in a Garlic Butter sauce (£2.50 extra)

 

Avocado Farcito Bella Vita

Half Avocado Pear, filled with fresh Cornish Crab and topped with Smoked Salmon

 

Cannelloni Ripieni

Pancake stuffed with a savoury Chicken filling in a Tomato and Cheese sauce

 

Cornetti di Salmone affumicato St. Silvestro

Cornets of Smoked Salmon filled with Prawns, laced in a Maria Rose sauce

 

Lobster Bisque

Homemade fresh Lobster Soup

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Sorbetto Digestivo

Homemade Kiwi Sorbet with Malibu

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MAINS

 

Branzino al Cartoccio

Side of West Coast Seabass, with Seafood and Fish reduction, cooked and served in a foil pouch

 

Traditional Norfolk Turkey

Roast Turkey with Sage and Onion stuffing and Chipolatas

 

Agnello al Rosmarino

Best End of Lamb, oven baked, with Wine and fresh Rosemary

 

Filetto di Natale

Fillet Steak Medallions with caramelised whole Shallots, Pancetta and Armagnac (cooked medium)

 

Scaloppine alla Cacciatora

Veal escalope cooked with Onions, Mushrooms and Tomato, in a Red Wine sauce

 

Venison ai Funghi

Medallions of Venison fillet, cooked in a Wild Mushroom sauce

 

 Lasagna Vegetariana al forno

Homemade Vegetarian lasagne

 

Selection of fresh Vegetables and Sauté Potatoes

 

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DESSERTS

Sweet from the trolley

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Christmas pudding in Brandy sauce

 

 Coffee

 

Lunch at £75.00

 

Professionally Christmas decorated function rooms, bar, disco. Ample car park at the rear of the restaurant. An establishment of great character and distinction. La Bella Vita Restaurant, 9 Sun Street, Hitchin. Tel: 01462 434380. A 10% service charge will be added to the final bill.THE TABLE WILL BE CONFIRMED ONLY ON RECEIPT OF A DEPOSIT OF £10 PER PERSON, NON RETURNABLE.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE MENU’

 

 

STARTERS

 

Ravioli alla Veneta

Homemade fresh Ravioli, filled with Turbot and served in a Prosecco sauce

 

Conchiglie St. Jacomo

Large King Scallops in a Brandy sauce with Cream, Mushrooms and creamed Potatoes

 

Melone  Primavera profumato al Liquore

Half Ogen Melon, filled with Soft Fruit perfumed with an Italian Melon Vodka liqueur

 

Cornetti di Salmone affumicato St. Silvestro

Cornets of Smoked Salmon filled with Prawns and laced in a Maria rose sauce

 

Pate al Fegato di Pollo

Homemade Chicken Liver Pate laced with Cognac

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Sorbetto Digestivo

Homemade Kiwi Sorbet with Malibu

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 MAINS

 

Petto d'Anatra all'Arancia

Pan fried breast of Duck, cooked in an Orange and Grand Marnier sauce

 

Medaglioni di Vitello con Pancetta e Piselli

Medallions of Veal, pan-fried with Pancetta and Petit Pois

 

Lupo di Mare Laguna

Fillet of Seabass, cooked with Prawns and fresh Crab

 

Controfiletto alla Wellington

Beef Wellington (Prime Scotch Steak, encased in Puff Pastry and roasted)

 

Venison ai Funghi di Bosco

Medallions of Venison fillet, cooked in a woodland Mushroom sauce

 

Vegetarian Lasagne or Parmiggiana (Aubergine dish)

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Fresh Vegetables and Sauté Potatoes

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 DESSERT

Selection of Desserts from the Trolley

 

Coffee

Served with Italian Biscuits

 

 

Early Seating £35.00

Does not include Sorbet course

Orders taken by 7pm and table must be vacant by 9pm

 

New Year's Eve 2017-2018 Menu at £75.00

10% service

Novelties and Disco. A non-returnable £20 Deposit is required to hold the booking.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS MENU’

 

 

STARTERS

 

Coquille St. Jacques

Large King Scallops pan fried with Shallots, Chanterelle Mushrooms, in White Wine and Cream

 

Avocado al Forno

Half Avocado Pear, filled with Mushrooms, Bacon, Prawns and Mozzarella, oven baked

 

Prosciutto di Parma e Melone

Parma Ham and sweet Melon

 

Fungo Farcito Tricolore

Large Field Mushroom cups topped with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese, served on a bed of savoury Tomato

 

Cannelloni Ripieni

Pancake stuffed with a savoury Chicken filling, in a Tomato and Cheese sauce, oven baked

 

Gamberoni alla Paprika

Large, Mediterranean Prawns in a Garlic and Paprika sauce (£3 Extra)

 

Minestrone Soup

Homemade fresh Vegetable Soup

 

 

MAINS

 

Controfiletto alla Wellington

Beef Wellington (Prime Scotch Steak, encased in Puff Pastry and roasted)

 

Petto di Pollo Principessa

Breast of Chicken topped with fresh Asparagus and Mozzarella, in a White Wine sauce

 

Branzino al Cartoccio

Side of West Coast Seabass, with Seafood and Fish reduction, cooked and served in a foil pouch

 

Scaloppine di Vitello al Brandy

Medallions of Veal, pan-fried with Wild Mushrooms, Cream and flamed in Brandy

 

Agnello alle Erbette

Rack of English Lamb, encrusted in fresh Herbs, and baked in Madeira and Wine sauce

 

Traditional Norfolk Turkey

Roast Turkey with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Chipolatas

 

Melanzana alla Parmiggiana

Layers of Aubergine in Tomato sauce, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese, then baked

 

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Fresh Vegetables and Sauté Potatoes or Salad

 

 

 

DESSERT

Tiramisu

Typical Italian cake made by Giorgio

Macedonia di Frutta al Maraschino

Fruit salad with Maraschino liqueur

Homemade ice cream

 

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Coffee or Espresso

 

 

 

Dinner at £29.90

Lunch at £22.95

 

Including VAT but a 10% service charge will be added to the final bill. Does not include drinks or wine. Professionally Christmas decorated function rooms, with bar. Disco available if required. Ample car park at the rear of the restaurant. An establishment of Great Character and distinction. In addition, an individual menu can be arranged to fit your particular requirements. ENQUIRIES @ BELLA VITA HOTEL. COM. A non-returnable deposit of £10 per person is required. Well-appointed bedrooms with en’suite facilities, TV, and fridge are available (4 poster bed). 9 SUN STREET, HITCHIN. SG5 1AE.