ITALIAN RESTAURANT

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At Va Pensiero restaurant we have an unparalleled passion for Italian food, so we use the freshest and finest ingredients in our dishes.

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Monday to Friday 11:30am – 5:00pm.

LOCATIONS

OUR MENU

A selection of fresh Italian food.

INTROS

  • Olives

    • £ 3.30
  • Garlic Bread

    • £ 3.65
  • Baked Dough Balls

    • £ 3.65
  • Garlic Bread with Mozzarella and parmesan

    • £ 5.65
  • Pizza Garlic Bread

    • £ 5.50
  • Pizza Garlic Bread with pesto

    • £ 5.70
  • Ciabatta Bread with Butter

    • £ 3.25

STARTERS

All the starters are available as a main course for £2.50 extra.
  • VEGETABLE SOUP

    • £ 4.80
  • BRUSCHETTA

    • £ 5.50

    Ciabatta, chopped tomato, pesto and onions

  • HALLOUMI

    • £ 5.75

    Pan-fried halloumi with slices of tomato

  • INSALATA TRICOLORE

    • £ 6.40

    Avocado with slices of baby mozzarella and tomato

  • GAMBERI ALLA ROMANA

    • £ 7.50

    Grilled king prawns with homemade salsa

  • MOZZARELLA IN CARROZZA

    • £ 5.65

    Deep fried mozzarella in bread crumbs with tomato sauce

  • CALAMARI

    • £ 6.95

    Deep fried squid rings in breadcrumbs

  • AFFUMICATO

    • £ 6.30

    Salad of smoked salmon, prawns and avocado

  • SARDINE AL LIMONE

    • £ 6.75

    Sardin fillets pan-fried in a white wine and lemon sauce

  • GAMBERETTINO

    • £ 5.95

    Prawns, chilli and garlic in a tomato sauce

  • COZZE FRECHE

    • £ 7.90

    Mussel cooked in a tomato and wine sauce

  • POLPETTINE

    • £ 6.50

    Homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce

PASTA / RISOTTO

  • SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

    • £ 9.95

    Traditional meat sauce

  • SPAGHETTIS ALLA CARBONARA

    • £ 9.90

    Rich sauce of cream, bacon and egg yolk

  • SPAGHETTIS / RISOTTO POLPETTE

    • £ 10.50

    Homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce

  • SPAGHETTIS / RISOTTO DI MARE

    • £ 10.95

    King prawns, mussels & clams in a tomato sauce

  • FETTUCCINE CON GAMBERI

    • £ 11.10

    King Prawns, cherry tomato, chilli and fresh rocket in a white wine sauce

  • FETTUCCINE AL POLLO

    • £ 9.95

    Chicken and onion in a creamy tomato sauce

  • FETTUCCINE AL SALMONE AVOCADO

    • £ 10.50

    Smoked salmon and avocado in a cream sauce

  • PENNE SICILIANA

    • £ 9.85

    Aubergine, mozzarella and Garlic in a creamy tomato sauce

  • PENNE ARRABIATA

    • £ 8.95

    Garlic, olives and chilli in a tomato sauce

  • PENNE SALSICCIA

    • £ 9.95

    Pork sausage, cherry tomato, onion and a touch of chilli  in a tomato sauce

  • PENNE / RISOTTO FIORENTINA

    • £ 9.95

    Spinach and garlic with mozzarella in a creamy tomato sauce

  • PENNE / RISOTTO CONTADINA

    • £ 10.30

    Chicken, mushrooms and pesto in creamy parmesan sauce

  • PENNE ALLA SARDA

    • £ 9.60

    Artichokes and sun dried tomato in a tomato sauce

  • LINGUINE SAN MICHELE

    • £ 10.20

    Avocado, bacon and mozzarella in a creamy tomato sauce

  • LINGUINE MEDITERRANEA

    • £ 9.95

    Marinated roasted vegetables and goat cheese in a   creamy tomato sauce

AL FORNO

  • LASAGNE AL FORNO

    • £ 10.50

    The Italian Classic, Prepared with Beef Bolognese,  tomato and bechamel sauce

  • CANELLONI

    • £ 10.20

    Pasta rolled, filled with ricotta cheese and fresh spinach, baked with tomato and cream sauce

  • MELANZANE PARMIGIANA

    • £ 9.85

    Baked aubergine in tomato, garlic, mozzarella and parmesan

SALAD

  • INSALATA DELLO CHEF

    • £ 10.95

    Grilled chicken, goat cheese, avocado, mixed leaf salad, rocket and red onion, with Dough Balls

  • CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

    • £ 10.50

    Cos lettuce, grilled chicken, anchovies and crouton with Caesar salad dressing and shaved parmesan

  • SALAD NICOISE

    • £ 10.95

    Mixed leaves, tuna, free range egg, anchovies, capers, olives, green beans and new potatoes with dough balls

  • INSALATA DI NOCI

    • £ 9.80

    Baby mozzarella, walnuts, avocado and sun dried tomato on a bed of mixed leaves salad with baked dough balls

PIZZA

We will be pleased to make your favourite pizza. Please ask your server.
  • MARGHERITA

    • £ 8.50

    Base pizza of mozzarella and tomato sauce

  • FUNGHI

    • £ 9.10

    Mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato sauce

  • REGINA

    • £ 9.85

    Mushrooms, ham, olives, mozzarella and tomato sauce

  • FIORENTINA

    • £ 9.95

    Spinach, egg, garlic, olives, mozzarella, tomato sauce and parmesan

  • PEPPERRONI

    • £ 9.95

    Pepperoni sausage, mozzarella and tomato sauce

  • HOT PEPPERONI

    • £ 10.20

    Pepperoni sausage, hot green peppers, mozzarella and tomato sauce

  • VEGETARIAN PIZZA

    • £ 9.90

    Mushrooms, leeks, roasted peppers, olives, mozzarella and tomato sauce

  • CALZONE

    • £ 10.75

    Rolled pizza stuffed with mozzarella, pepperoni sausage and ham       

  • Extra Toppings

    • each £ 1.65

    Pepperoni, ham, mozzarella, tuna, anchovies, olives, onion, mushrooms, hot green peppers...

MAIN COURSES

  • SECONDI

    Served with a choice of either vegetable or fries  or pasta in tomato sauce unless otherwise stated  there might be a trace of bones in all our meat fillets.

  • FISH

    There might be a trace of bones in all fish fillets.

  • SEA BASS FILLET

    • £ 15.50

    Grilled with chopped tomato, leeks, mushrooms  and squash in a pesto and cream sauce

  • SALMONE AGLI ASPARAGI

    • £ 15.20

    Grilled fillet of salmon cooked in asparagus, mushroom, squash and cream sauce

  • HADDOCK FILLET

    • £ 15.10

    Grilled in a creamy tomato sauce with   capers and mushrooms

  • HALIBUT

    • £ 18.85

    Grilled marinated halibut fillet with asparagus  and lemon white wine sauce

  • POLLO

  • COTOLETTA ALLA MILANESE

    • £ 14.50

    Chicken escalope in bread crumbs, served with spaghetti bolognese

  • POLLO CON SPINACI E RIOTTA

    • £ 14.80

    Baked chicken breast stuffed with spinach and ricotta in a creamy mushroom sauce

  • POLLO ALLA CREAMA

    • £ 14.40

    Grilled chicken breast with peppers in a creamy   mascarpone sauce

  • CARNE

  • VITELLO MILANESE

    • £ 16.50

    Veal escalope in bread crumbs with spaghetti bolognese

  • FILETTO DI MANZO

    • £ 23.00

    Grilled with roasted potato, marrow and beetroots

  • COSTOLETTE DI AGNELLO

    • £ 16.90

    Grill lamb chops with rosemary tomato sauce

  • AGNELLO AL ROSMARINO

    • £ 16.50

    Gently cooked lamb shank in a rosemary creamy tomato sauce

  • SIRLOIN STEAKE

    • £ 19.75

    Grilled with peppercorn sauce

SIDES

  • ZUCCHINI

    • £ 3.80

    Deep fried courgette in bread crumbs

  • FRIES

    • £ 3.50
  • BOILED OR SAUTÉED POTATOES

    • £ 3.50
  • PASTA IN TOMATO SAUCE

    • £ 3.50

    Your choice of pasta

  • SPINACI

    • £ 3.80

    Sautéed spinach with butter and garlic

  • VEGETABLES

    • £ 3.60
  • BROCCOLI

    • £ 3.80
  • FRENCH BEANS

    • £ 3.60
  • INSALATA

    • £ 3.80

    Seasonal green or mixed salad

  • TOMATO AND ONION SALAD

    • £ 4.50

Desserts

  • Tiramisu

    • £ 5.90

    A traditional Italian dessert, made with layered finger sponge and cream

  • Chocolate Fudge Cake

    • £ 5.70

    Served with Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Banoffee Pie

    • £ 5.70

    Fresh slices of Banana on a biscuit base, covered with Caramel and Fresh Cream

  • Chocolate Profiteroles

    • £ 5.50

    Soft Choux pastries filled with superb chantilly Cream all covered with Chocolate Cream

  • Crepe Con Gelato

    • £ 6.05

    Crepe filled with Banana and Ice Cream, topped with Cream and Chocolate Sauce

  • Mint Bombe

    • £ 4.50

    Mint ice cream with a chocolate sauce centre in  a chocolate flavoured coating. containing mint   crisp pieces 

  • Triple Chocolate Torte

    • £ 5.60

    A chocolate brownie biscuit base, layered with belgium chocolate, ice cream topped with chocolate sauce

  • Cheese Cake

    • £ 5.60

    Delicious, just on its own

  • Tartufo Lemoncello

    • £ 4.50

    Lemon gelato, with a liquid limoncello core, sprinkled with lemon

  • Hazelnut and Pistachio Pot

    • £ 5.45

    Hazelnuts and Pistachio Ice Cream topped with Chocolate Sauce and chopped caramelised Parline

  • Chocolate Glory

    • £ 5.50

    Vanilla Ice cream topped with cubes of Chocolate Cake and drizzled with Chocolate sauce

  • Scoop Ice Cream

    • £ 4.30

    Two scoops of Ice Cream. A choice of Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate or Lemon Sorbet

Beers / Soft Drinks

  • BEERS

  • Peroni Beer 330ml

    • £ 4.10
  • Peroni Beer Red Label

    • £ 3.95
  • Peroni Beer draught pint

    • £ 5.90
  • Peroni draught half pint

    • £ 3.60
  • JUICES / SOFT DRINKS

  • Fruit Juices

    • £ 2.50

    Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Apple Juice, Tomato Juice

  • Orange & Passion Fruit J20

    • £ 2.50
  • Mineral Water (still or sparkling)

    • £ 2.70
  • Coke or Diet Coke 33cl

    • £ 2.60
  • Lemonade 20cl

    • £ 2.50
  • Mixer 200ml

    • £ 1.60

    Tonic, Dry Ginger, Bitter Lemon Soft Drinks and Mixers

  • Spirits & Liqueurs

  • Spirit 25ml

    • £ 3.80

    Whisky, Gin, Vodka, Bacardi 

  • Premium Spirit 25ml

    • £ 3.95

    Jack Daniel, Southern Comfort, Courvoisier, Glenfiddich

WINES

  • White Wines

  • Trebbiano D'Abruzzo

    • small £ 5.10
    • large £ 6.35
    • bottle £ 16.95

    Soft and fruity, dry white wine

  • Frascati

    • small £ 5.30
    • large £ 6.50
    • bottle £ 17.95

    Mellow fruity white wine

  • Pinot Grigio

    • small £ 5.70
    • large £ 6.70
    • bottle £ 18.90

    Full bodied,fruity dry white wine

  • Chardonnay

    • bottle £ 19.50

    Fruity dry white wine.

  • Gavi di Gavi

    • bottle £ 22.00

    A dry and crisp white wine with a balanced floral, herbal and fruity bouquet

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    • small £ 5.30
    • large £ 6.70
    • bottle £ 17.90

    Aromatic, dry and full flavoured

  • Red Wines

  • Montepulcianoo D'Abruzzo

    • small £ 5.10
    • large £ 6.35
    • bottle £ 16.95

    Full-bodied, soft and fruity red wine

  • Merlot

    • bottle £ 19.95

    A velvety layer of plum, berry and blueberry  with hints of spice.

  • Chianti Classico Straccali (Flasks)

    • small £ 6.05
    • large £ 7.05
    • bottle £ 25.00

    Smooth, full red bodied with an intense and  persistent bouquet.

  • Chianti Classico Riserva Straccali

    • bottle £ 29.00

    A rich, full bodied wine with an intense aroma. produced with hand picked grapes

  • Valpolicella Classico Domini Veneti

    • small £ 5.70
    • large £ 6.90
    • bottle £ 20.50

    Soft, dry red wine with soft fruity flavour

  • Barolo

    • bottle £ 35.00

    Aged at least for three years, dry and full bodied with great  length of flavour. 

  • Shiraz

    • small £ 5.70
    • large £ 6.90
    • bottle £ 20.50

    A complex and full oak barrel flavoured wine which displays a spicy plum fruit 

  • Rioja

    • bottle £ 20.40

    Smooth, ripe and elegant with complicity of vanilla

  • Rose Wine

  • Montepulcianno D' abruszzo

    • small £ 5.55
    • large £ 6.30
    • bottle £ 17.95
  • Pinot Grigio Blush

    • small £ 5.90
    • large £ 6.80
    • bottle £ 19.50
  • Pinot Grigio Sparkling

    • bottle £ 20.50
  • Champagne

  • Champagne Mercier Brut Rose

    • bottle £ 39.00
  • Champagne Moet

    • bottle £ 36.00

SET MENU £20.95

  • STARTER

  • Calamari

    Deep fried squid rings in breadcrumbs

  • Bruschetta

    toasted ciabatta with chopped tomato, chopped tomato, red onions and pesto

  • Avocado Con Gamberetti

    avocado with prawns & cocktail dressing

  • MAIN

  • VITELLO ALLA BOSCAIALA

    pan-fried veal in a mushroom, courgette, chilli and a touch of tomato sauce garnished with hot green pepper, served with chips or vegetables

  • HADDOCK

    grilled haddock fillet with capers and mushroom in a tomato sauce, served with mixed vegetables

  • ANATRA ALL ARANCIO

    duck fillet with steak mushroom, red onions and garlic in an orange balsamic sauce served with vegetables or sauteed potato

  • DESSERT

  • Chocolate fudge cake with Ice cream

  • Banoffer pie

  • Tiramisu

Specials

  • All the dishes are served with a choice of either: pasta in tomato sauce, vegetables or chips

  • Bistecca Di Girello

    • £ 18.95

    Grilled rump steak

  • Grigilata di Carne Mista

    • £ 17.10

    Mixed grill with chicken, lamb chop and lamb fillet in saffron, white wine and tomato sauce

  • Agnello Alla Salvia

    • £ 16.10

    Grilled lamb steak in a white wine, butter and sage sauce

  • Fegato con Cipolla

    • £ 15.95

    Pan-fried calves liver with mushroom, red onions and garlic in a red wine sauce

  • Hamburger Con Mozzarella

    • £ 10.95

    8oz beef burger with grilled aubergine, mozzarella, tomato and red onions

  • Vitello Al Funghi

    • £ 14.95

    eal pan-fried in a mushrooms and cream sauce

  • Grigliata di Pesce

    • £ 18.50

    A mixed grill of halibut, sea bass and trout with cherry tomato and asparagus in a lemon sauce

DISCLAIMER: Please note menu and prices may vary on location. Set menu and Specials only available at our Va Pensiero Radlett branch

ALLERGENS: If you require information regarding the presence of allergens in any of our food and drink, we will be more than happy to provide this information.