GIORGIO'S CATERING
Authentic Old World
Italian-American
Homemade Classics

La Cucina Italiana LLC
Berkeley Heights, N.J.
Tel 908-790-1077
Fax 908-790-1076
E-Mail Giorgio@GiorgiosCatering.Com


Proprietors: Giorgio & Deborah Coiro
Schooled In Neopolitan & Sicilian Cuisine

1/2 trays feed 7-10 guests / Full trays 15-20 guests

Welcome To My Kitchen, Buon Appetito....


INSALATE E ZUPPE / SALADS & SOUPS

Classic Italian Salad - Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, red cabbage, and black olives, tossed with Italian herbs, olive oil and red wine vinegar
$20.00 / $35.00

Tri Color Salad - Raddichio, arugula, and endive, tossed in extra virgin olive oil and wine vinegar
$25.00 / $45.00

Arugula Salad - Giorgio Signature Dish - Arugula, fresh mozzarella, sliced red onion, and sliced tomato, drizzled with a honey mustard balsamic dressing
$25.00 / $45.00

Mesculine Salad - Baby organic lettuces, sliced red onion, and fresh goat cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette
$25.00 / $45.00

Giorgio Salad - Romaine lettuce, chickory, tomatoes, calamata olives, and crumbled gorganzola, in a balsamic vinaigrette
$25.00 / $45.00

Caersar Salad - Romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, and anchovy dressing, sprinkled with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
$20.00 / $35.00

Cranberry Salad - Giorgio Signature Dish - Baby lettuces, sun dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and goat cheese, in a raspberry vinaigrette
$25.00 / $45.00

Spinach Salad - Baby spinach mixed with fresh mushrooms, crumbled bacon, and red onions, in an Italian vinaigrette
$25.00 / $45.00

Reinforcement Salad - Blanched fresh vegetables tossed with garlic, Italian olives, anchovies, red wine vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil
$30.00 / $55.00

Tomato and Onion Salad - Ripe tomatoes and sliced red onions with fresh garlic, basil, and oregano in extra virgin olive oil
$25.00 / $45.00

Stringbean Salad - Fresh green beans, ripe tomatoes, sliced red onions, and fresh garlic tossed in extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar
$25.00 / $45.00

Seafood Salad - Mussels, shrimp, calamari, and scungili, tossed with celery, olives, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon
$45.00 / $85.00

Baccala Salad - Salt Cod, vinegar peppers, parsley, and black olives marinated in extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon
$40.00 / $75.00

Pasta Fagioli - Borlotti beans, sweet onions, and parsley, simmered in homemade brown chicken stock with ditalini pasta
$25.00 / $45.00

Escarole and Beans - Sautéed escarole, Italian pancetta, and sliced pepperoni, simmered in homemade brown chicken stock with Great Northern beans and sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano
$30.00 / $55.00

Escarole and Little Meatball Soup - Giorgio Signature Dish - Sautéed pork meatballs and fresh escarole simmered in homemade brown chicken stock, and sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano
$30.00 / $55.00


ANTIPASTI / APPETIZERS

Fried Calamari - Dipped in homemade batter and deep fried in canola oil, served with our homemade marinara sauce
(hot or sweet)
$30.00 / $55.00

Bruschetta - Diced tomatoes, onions, and garlic, marinated in oregano basil olive oil, served with toasted Italian bread
$25.00 / $45.00

Cold Antipasta - Italian meats and cheeses, roasted peppers, olives, stuffed cherry peppers, and marinated gardenia and artichoke hearts
$45.00 / $85.00

Mozzarella and Roasted Peppers - Homemade mozzarella, freshly roasted peppers, and sundried tomatoes, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
$40.00 / $75.00

Hot Peppers - Long hot peppers sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil, with or without fresh plum tomatoes
$25.00 / $45.00

Polenta - Giorgio Signature Dish - Creamy polenta topped with sautéed Italian wild mushrooms and Madeira wine
$30.00 / $55.00

Polenta Parmigiano - Baked polenta topped with sausage (hot or sweet), mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano and homemade tomato sauce
$30.00 / $55.00

Polenta Puttanesca - Creamy polenta topped with sautéed plum tomatoes, anchovies, capers, and Italian oil cured olives
$30.00 / $55.00

Risotto Primavera - Giorgio Signature Dish - Arborio rice cooked in vegetable broth with fresh peas, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and asparagus, topped with butter and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
$30.00 / $55.00

Arancine - Giorgio Signature Dish - Breaded Arborio rice balls stuffed with ground beef, tomato, provolone, saffron, and peas, and deep fried in canola oil
$40.00 / $75.00

Stuffed Mushrooms - Stuffed with sautéed crumbled Italian sausage, sweet onion, garlic, polenta, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$25.00 / $45.00

Stuffed Peppers - Bell peppers stuffed with arborio rice, diced onion, ground beef and pork, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, topped with homemade tomato sauce
$30.00 / $55.00

Stuffed Artichokes - Stuffed with fresh bread crumbs, pignoli nuts, calamata olives, capers and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$40.00 / $75.00

Meatballs - Lean ground beef and pork meatballs simmered in homemade tomato sauce
$35.00 / $65.00

Meatball Parmigiano - Lean ground beef and pork meatballs simmered in homemade tomato sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$40.00 / $75.00

Mussels Marinara - Sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil, simmered in a lite white wine tomato sauce with fresh basil
(hot or sweet)
$30.00 / $55.00

Clams Oreganata - Stuffed with diced red pepper, diced onion, garlic, oregano, and fresh bread crumbs
$50.00 / $95.00

Clams Casino - Stuffed with diced pancetta, diced red pepper, shallots, garlic, white wine, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$50.00 / $95.00

Shrimp Cocktail - Fresh large shrimp served with homemade horseradish cocktail sauce (hot or sweet)
$50.00 / $95.00

Tripe Romano - Sautéed with fresh garlic and sweet red onions, simmered in homemade tomato sauce, and topped with fresh mint leaves, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Pecorino Romano cheeses
$35.00 / $65.00


PRIMI / PASTAS

Sunday Gravy - Giorgio Signature Dish - Homemade bracciole, meatballs, Italian sausage (hot or sweet), pork neck bones, beef short ribs, and lamb shank, simmered over three hours in homemade tomato sauce, served with large rigatoni macaroni
$40.00 / $75.00

Timpano alla Giorgio - Ziti pasta with Besciamella and Ragu Napoletano mixed with prosciutto crudo and Parmigiano-Reggiano, stacked between Neapolitan meatballs and covered with Pasta Frolla
$40.00 / $75.00

Rigatoni Vodka - Rigatoni pasta with prosciutto and sweet peas, tossed in a pink cream sauce with a hint of vodka
$30.00 / $55.00

Spaghetti and Meatballs - Lean ground beef and pork meatballs simmered in homemade tomato sauce, served on top of spaghetti
$35.00 / $65.00

Fettucini Alfredo - Spinach egg noodles tossed with a Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter cream sauce
$30.00 / $55.00

Fettucini Alfredo with Shrimp - Sautéed shrimp tossed with spinach egg noodles in a Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter cream sauce
$40.00 / $75.00

Spaghetti Carbonara - Spaghetti and sautéed pancetta tossed with black pepper and a Parmigiano-Reggiano cream sauce, topped with poached egg yolks
$30.00 / $55.00

Fettuccine Primavera - Sautéed fresh broccoli, asparagus, carrots, zucchini, peas, and shallots, simmered in a basil Parmigiano-Reggiano cream sauce
$35.00 / $65.00

Linguine and Clams - Fresh clams sautéed in white wine, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and Italian parsley, served on a bed of linguine
$40.00 / $75.00

Spaghetti with Mussels and Clams - Fresh clams and mussels simmered in a white wine marinara sauce, served on a bed of spaghetti
$40.00 / $75.00

Spaghetti with Oil and Garlic - Garlic and a hint of anchovy sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, tossed with pasta, Italian parsley, and long hot peppers
$30.00 / $55.00

Penne Puttanesca - Plum tomatoes sautéed with anchovies, capers, and Italian oil cured olives, tossed with penne pasta
$30.00 / $55.00

Rigatoni Giorgio - Giorgio Signature Dish - Sautéed cherry peppers, calamita olives, sweet onions, mushrooms, capers, and prosciutto, simmered in homemade tomato sauce (hot or sweet)
$30.00 / $55.00

Tagliatelle Bolognese- Giorgio Signature Dish - Slowly sautéed pancetta, soffritto, ground beef and pork, simmered in red wine, homemade beef broth, and Italian tomato paste with a touch of nutmeg and cream, served on a bed of long wide noodles
$35.00 / $65.00

Penne Cacciatore - Pasta with sautéed chicken, onions, mushrooms, and peppers, in a light tomato sauce
$35.00 / $65.00

Cavettelli or Rigatoni with Pot Cheese - Fresh pasta tossed with marinara sauce, fresh ricotta, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$30.00 / $55.00

Linguine al Pesto - Tossed with a basil, pignoli, and Parmigiano-Reggiano garlic butter sauce
$30.00 / $55.00

Cavatelli and Broccoli - Broccoli sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil tossed with fresh pasta and topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano
$30.00 / $55.00

Orrechietti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage - Giorgio Signature Dish - Rapini and pan seared Italian sausage sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil, tossed with small pasta ears and topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano
$35.00 / $65.00

Orrechietti with Broccoli Rabe and Shrimp - Rapini and pan seared shrimp sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil, tossed with small pasta ears and topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano
$40.00 / $75.00

Pasta Vesuvio - Sautéed Italian sausage, artichoke hearts, and sun dried tomatoes, simmered in white wine, and tossed with fusilli pasta and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$35.00 / $65.00

Pasta Marinara - Your choice of pasta tossed in a garlic, basil marinara sauce
$20.00 / $35.00

Pasta alla Norma - Sautéed eggplant baked with layers of penne pasta, toasted bread crumbs, homemade tomato sauce, Pecorino Romano, and fresh basil, topped with freshly grated ricotta salata cheese
$30.00 / $55.00

Ravioli - Homemade cheese ravioli in a tomato and basil sauce, sprinkled with fresh Pecorino Romano
$35.00 / $65.00

Lasagna Napolitana - Layers of fresh pasta with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and homemade Neopolitan Meat Ragu
$40.00 / $75.00

Lasagna Bolognese - Layers of fresh spinach pasta with Ragu Bolognese, Besciamela, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$40.00 / $75.00

Baked Ziti - Ziti layered with little meatballs, ricotta, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano cheese, and homemade tomato meat sauce
$30.00 / $55.00

Stuffed Shells - Stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, topped with homemade marinara sauce
$35.00 / $65.00

Manicotti - Lite crepes stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, topped with fresh basil and homemade tomato sauce
$35.00 / $65.00


SECONDI / ENTREES

Eggplant Parmigianna - Breaded eggplant layered with mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and homemade tomato sauce
$35.00 / $65.00

Eggplant Rollatini - Rolled eggplant slices filled with ricotta, mozzarella, toasted pignolis, fresh basil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, topped with homemade tomato sauce
$40.00 / $75.00

Stuffed Calamari - Sautéed calamari stuffed with garlic, Italian parsley, fresh bread crumbs, eggs, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, simmered in homemade marinara sauce, served over spaghetti
$45.00 / $85.00

Shrimp Fra Diavlo - Shrimp sautéed with hot chilis, garlic and extra virgin olive oil, and simmered in a white wine tomato sauce with a touch of peperoncino
$60.00 / $115.00

Shrimp Scampi - Sautéed in white wine, garlic, and butter, then tossed with fresh Italian parsley and lemon
$60.00 / $115.00

Shrimp Francese - Sautéed in egg batter and simmered in a white wine lemon butter sauce
$60.00 / $115.00

Shrimp Parmigiano - Giorgio Signature Dish - Breaded and topped with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$60.00 / $115.00

Chicken Francese - Chicken sautéed in egg batter and simmered in a white wine lemon butter sauce
$45.00 / $85.00

Chicken Milanese - Breaded cutlets topped with arugula, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, in a lemon vinegarette
$45.00 / $85.00

Chicken Marsala - Chicken sautéed with mushrooms in a light Marsala wine sauce
$45.00 / $85.00

Chicken Parmigiana - Breaded cutlets topped with homemade marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$45.00 / $85.00

Chicken Sorrento - Sautéed cutlets and eggplant, topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese, simmered in white wine, and topped with homemade tomato sauce
$50.00 / $95.00

Chicken Saltimbocca - Cutlets topped with prosciutto and sage sautéed then simmered in a marsala, shallot, and mushroom butter sauce
$50.00 / $95.00

Chicken Piccata - Sautéed cutlets topped with a lemon butter and caper sauce
$45.00 / $85.00

Chicken Valdastano - Cutlets topped with prosciutto and Italian fontina cheese sautéed, then simmered in a white wine and sage butter sauce
$50.00 / $95.00

Chicken Scarpariello - Sautéed chicken on the bone, Italian sausage, and sliced potatoes, simmered in white wine vinegar with cherry peppers (hot or sweet)
$40.00 / $75.00

Chicken Savoy - Chicken on the bone topped with garlic, oregano, Pecorino Romano, and red wine vinegar
$40.00 / $75.00

Chicken Murphy - Chicken on the bone, pan seared and smothered in sautéed cherry peppers, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms (hot or sweet)
$40.00 / $75.00

Chicken Cacciatore - Chicken on the bone with onions, mushrooms, peppers, in a light tomato sauce
$40.00 / $75.00

Sausage and Peppers - Giorgio Signature Dish - Sausage, peppers, potatoes, and onions roasted in their own juices (hot or sweet)
$40.00 / $75.00

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe - Grilled Italian Sausage and Rapini sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and white wine. Topped with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggianno (hot or sweet)
$45.00 / $85.00

Pork Chops Giambotta - Giorgio Signature Dish - Thick boneless pork chops pan seared and smothered in sautéed peppers, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms
$40.00 / $75.00

Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers - Thick boneless pork chops pan seared with sliced cherry peppers and homemade Italian home fries (hot or sweet)
$40.00 / $75.00

Steak Giambotta - Sliced steak smothered in sautéed peppers, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms
$70.00 / $135.00

Steak Pizzaiola - Sliced steak topped with chopped tomatoes and oregano
$70.00 / $135.00

Steak Fiorentina - Grilled steak rubbed with fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme, topped with sautéed spinach, and drizzled with fresh lemon
$70.00 / $135.00

Veal Valdastano - Cutlets topped with prosciutto and Italian fontina cheese sautéed then simmered in a white wine and sage butter sauce
$55.00 / $100.00

Veal Francesse - Scallopine sautéed in egg batter and simmered in a white wine lemon butter sauce
$50.00 / $95.00

Veal Milanese - Breaded cutlets topped with arugula, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, in a lemon vinegarette
$50.00 / $95.00

Veal Marsala - Scallopine sautéed with mushrooms in a light Marsala wine sauce
$50.00 / $95.00

Veal Parmigiana - Breaded cutlets topped with homemade marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
$50.00 / $95.00

Veal Sorrento - Sautéed cutlets and eggplant, topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese, simmered in white wine, and topped with homemade tomato sauce
$55.00 / $100.00

Veal Saltimbocca - Cutlets topped with prosciutto and sage sautéed then simmered in a marsala, shallot, and mushroom butter sauce
$55.00 / $100.00

Veal Piccata - Sautéed cutlets topped with a lemon butter and caper sauce
$50.00 / $95.00

Meat Loaf Giorgio - Lean ground beef and pork, stuffed with fresh bread crumbs, baby spinach, carrots, prosciutto di parma, and fresh caciocavallo cheese, topped with a fresh rosemary pan sauce
$40.00 / $75.00

Pork Roast - Roasted center cut pork loin encrusted with fresh rosemary and garlic, in a white wine demi glaze sauce
$45.00 / $85.00

Filet Mignon - Giorgio Signature Dish - Pan seared in butter with diced Italian pancetta, and simmered in red wine, balsamic vinegar, and shallots.
$80.00 / $155.00


CONTORNI / SIDES

Broccoli Rabe, Swiss Chard, Escarole, or Spinach - Sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil
$25.00 / $45.00

Roasted Potatoes - With fresh rosemary, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil
$25.00 / $45.00

Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes mixed with roasted garlic, butter, and cream
$25.00 / $45.00

Grilled Vegetables - Grilled asparagus, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, onions, and roasted garlic, tossed with polenta croutons, and drizzled with a rosemary balsamic vinegarette
$30.00 / $55.00


FOCACCIA SANDWICHES

Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, and Arugula, topped with Red Ripe Tomatoes
$30.00/$55.00

Sopressata, Artichoke Hearts, and Arugula, topped with Sundried Tomatoes
$30.00/$55.00

Roasted Turkey, Roasted Peppers, and Arugula, topped with Pesto
$30.00/$55.00

Grilled Chicken, Goat cheese, and Sun Dried Tomatoes, topped with Balsamic Dressing
$30.00/$55.00

Grilled Chicken topped with Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
$30.00/$55.00

Grilled Eggplant, Mozzarella, and Baby Greens, topped with Balsamic Dressing
$25.00/$45.00

Grilled Vegetables, and Goat Cheese, topped with Balsamic Dressing
$25.00/$45.00

Grilled Portabella and Fresh Mozzarella, topped with Roasted Peppers
$25.00/$45.00

Sliced Tomatoes, Anchovies, Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, topped with Balsamic Dressing and Oil Cured Olives
$25.00/$45.00


DOLCI / DESSERTS

Giavanna's Homemade Cheesecake
$30.00

Giorgio's Homemade Ricotta Cheesecake
$30.00

Katherina's Homemade Carrot Cake
$30.00

Debbie's Homemade Pignoli Cookies
$30.00/$55.00

Aunt Louisa's Homemade Tiramisù
$35.00/$65.00

Gina's Homemade Cannolis
$30.00/$55.00


GIORGIO'S ITALIAN WINE PAIRING RECOMENDATIONS

Sparkling Wines - Serve chilled with appetizers and througout the meal
Prosecco
Spumante

Light To Medium Bodied White Wines - Serve as apertifs, or with lite seafood dishes
Frascati
Orvieto
Pinot Bianco
Pinot Grigio
Verdicchio

Medium To Full Bodied White Wines - Serve with pasta and fish in rich cream sauces and vegetables
Gavi
Sauvignon Blanc
Soave
Trebbiano
Vermentino

Light To Medium Bodied Red Wines - Serve with chicken, veal, beef, and pastas in tomato sauce
Barbera
Bardolino
Chianti
Rubesco
Valpolicella

Medium To Full Bodied Red Wines - Serve with stews, roasts, pork, lamb, and wild game
Amarone
Barbaresco
Barolo
Brunello
Merlot
Montepulciano d' Abruzzo

Sparkling Dessert Wines - Serve with fruit, desserts, and Italian pastries
Asti Spumante
Moscato d' Asti

Rich Dessert Wines - Serve with biscotti, fruit and nut cakes, cheeses, or as an after dinner drink
Marsala
Picolit
Vin Santo



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