Cantina Italiana Presents Their New Menu and Own In-House Wines

In addition to their new menu, Cantina Italiana is now
featuring their own in-house wines at both Cantina Italiana
and their sister-restaurant, Fiore.  They are proud to present:

Cantina Fiore Cabernet Sauvignon,  Chile, Lontue Valley 2010
Cantina Fiore Sauvignon Blanc,  Chile, Lontue Valley 2011
Cantina Fiore Chardonnay,  Chile, Lontue Valley 2011

Be sure to give them a try when ordering one of their delicious new menu items.



Antipasto all’Italiana 13
An assortment of imported dry Italian meats and cheeses,
drizzled with olive oil

Carpaccio di Bresaola 14
Thin-sliced, aged dry cured beef, served with goat cheese, capers,
roasted red peppers and shaved parmigiano cheese, drizzled
with olive oil

Calamari Fritti 12
Fried calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers

Mozzarella Caprese 13
Imported fresh mozzarella cheese, plum ripe tomatoes and roasted red
peppers, drizzled with olive oil and garnished with fresh basil

Crostini e Gamberi 14
Pan-seared shrimp sautéed with leeks, prosciutto, wild mushrooms,
sun-dried tomatoes and Marsala wine, served with crostini bread 

Saute di Cozze 11
Mussels, garlic and parsley with white wine or tomato sauce,
served with crostini bread


Della Casa 10
Mixed greens, fresh julienne carrots, tomatoes, red peppers
and red onions, served with a homemade creamy Italian dressing

Misticanza alle Noci e Gorgonzola 10
Organic mixed baby greens served with a balsamic vinaigrette
dressing, honey roasted walnuts and crumbled gorgonzola cheese

Rucola 10
Arugula tossed with toasted walnuts, olive oil and lemon,
finished with shaved parmigiano cheese and
drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar

Cesare 10
Romaine lettuce, tossed with homemade Caesar dressing,
served with garlic croutons and shaved parmigiano cheese


Parmigiana di Melanzane 19
Traditional Eggplant Parmigiana layered with mozzarella and
Parmigiano cheese, topped with tomato sauce and baked to perfection

Fusilli Quattro Formaggi 17
Homemade fusilli, tossed with tomato sauce, parmigiano,
mozzarella and pecorino cheeses and baked to perfection

Gnocchi al Forno 17
Handmade potato gnocchi baked with plum tomato sauce,
parmigiano and fresh ricotta

Tortelloni Boscaiola 18
Tortelloni served with mixed wild mushrooms and imported
Parma ham in a tomato cream sauce with parmigiano

Tagliatelle alla Bolognese 17
Homemade tagliatelle pasta served with authentic
Bolognese sauce and parmigiano

Pollo Abruzzese 18
Boneless, pan-seared chicken sautéed with garlic and broccoli,
tossed with ziti in a parmigiano, pecorino and mozzarella cheese,
white wine sauce

Spaghetti alle Vongole 17
Littlenecks, olive oil, garlic and parsley served with white wine
or cherry tomato sauce

Bombolotti alla Buongustaia 18
Homemade Bombolotti pasta, tossed with spicy Italian sausage,
fresh basil and marinara sauce, topped with parmigiano and
fresh goat cheese, baked to perfection

Lasagna al Forno 20Layers of homemade pasta sheets
with besciamela and meat sauce, topped with mozzarella
cheese and baked to perfection

Spaghetti allo Scoglio 21Shrimps, clams and mussels sautéed
with fresh garlic and basil, tossed in a cherry tomato sauce, served
over spaghetti

Bombolotti con Aragosta 26
Homemade Bombolotti pasta, tossed with shrimp and lobster meat,
all sautéed with fresh garlic and olive oil in a plum tomato sauce

Risotto del Giorno Priced Daily
Chef’s Risotto of the day

Piatto del Giorno Priced Daily
Chef’s Special of the day


Saltimbocca di Pollo 20
Pan-seared boneless breast of chicken sautéed with mushrooms
in a Marsala wine sauce, topped with prosciutto and baked
with mozzarella cheese

Pollo Gino
Pan-seared boneless breast of chicken, finished with a white wine
and tomato sauce, topped with breaded and pan-fried
eggplant and baked with mozzarella cheese

Parmigiana di Pollo 17
Our traditional Chicken Parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta
(no substitutions please)

Parmigiana di Vitello 19
Our traditional Veal Parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta
(no substitutions please)

Vitello Fiore 22
Pan-seared veal scaloppini in a marinara sauce, topped with
breaded and pan-fried eggplant and baked with mozzarella cheese

Scaloppine di Vitello ai Porcini 24
Veal scaloppini sautéed with seasonal wild mushrooms
served in a porcini mushroom demi glaze

Agnello ai Ferri*32
Marinated and grilled lamb chops, served with mashed potatoes
and fresh grilled asparagus

Salmone al Forno*28
10oz oven roasted salmon filet with a basil aioli sauce,
served with sautéed spinach

Bistecca di Manzo alla Fiorentina*30
Grilled 16oz NY sirloin, drizzled with olive oil, fresh garlic,
rosemary and oregano, served with grilled asparagus


Broccoli Stufati 7
Fresh steamed broccoli topped with butter

Spinachi Agliolio 7
Spinach sautéed with fresh garlic and olive oil

Pure di Patate 7
Homemade mashed potatoes

Funghi Trifolati 7
Fresh champignon mushrooms sautéed with olive oil

Side of Pasta
A side order of homemade pasta tossed with marinara

Bombolotti 8
Gnocchi 8
Fusilli 8
Ravioli 8
Spaghetti 6
Rigatoni 6
Tortelloni 8


Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
For your dining pleasure we cook all meals to order.  Individual preparation preferences may
be requested for any item and we will always try to honor any dietary request.

The state of Massachusetts has asked that we inform customers that consuming raw or
undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne
illness, especially if you have medical conditions.  Menu items identified with an asterisks (*)
contain raw or undercooked ingredients and are cooked to order

A 7% Massachusetts Meals Tax will be added to all bills and a 15%
gratuity will be added to checks for parties of 10 or more.

History of Cantina Italiana

A Tradition in Boston’s Historic North End

Serving the tastes that made the North End famous.  Cantina Italiana is a long time favorite of locals
and visitors alike, as we serve up some of the best traditional Italian cuisine in Boston.
Opened in 1931, Cantina Italiana is the oldest restaurant in the North End.
We boast over 70 years of tradition for excellent cuisine and outstanding service.


Chef/Owner Fiore Colella
Born in Avellino, a small rural town in Southern Italy, Fiore Colella,
learned at a very young age that his passions in life lie far beyond the
borders of his small hometown.

In 1970 at the age of twelve Fiore immigrated to America. At a little restaurant on Hanover Street,
in Boston’s North End neighborhood, Fiore was given a job as a dishwasher. Realizing that
being a dishwasher was not enough to quench his insatiable desire to make his life
better Fiore concentrated on learning English and learning how to cook. Through perseverance
and determination he was promoted to pizza chef. Within ten years Fiore took the biggest gamble of his life
and bought this little restaurant when it went up for sale and made it into one of the most r
ecognizable landmarks on Hanover Street. Many restaurants have come and gone since
Fiore bought Cantina Italiana, but the authentic quality of the food, combined with
the comfortable Mediterranean atmosphere have kept the customers returning year
after year. In 2001 Fiore realized another dream when he opened Ristorante Fiore
in the location he had walked by on his way to wash dishes as a teenager believing
that one day his restaurant and dreams would stand in the place of the music store
that occupied it.

When asked where Fiore learned to cook he won’t admit the hard work that
has led him to the point in his life he is at. However, watching him in the kitchen
either creating special dishes for friends or customers you not only get to experience
the passion that led him to be as successful as he is, but you sense the love he has for food.

Welcome, and enjoy
“The Tastes that make the North End famous”


For another great dining experience join us “Up on the Roof” at our sister
restaurant Ristorante Fiore; Voted the “hottest spot in the North End for drinks and dinner”.
Offering the only seasonal rooftop dining.  Located at 250 Hanover Street