Gaetano’s Forest Park Menu
Four-course, family-style dinner, personalized to your dietary needs.
Three-course, mini version of Chef’s Choice, based on small dishes.
Reserve Wine Pairing$65.00
Tasting of some of our reserve and finer wine selections - available for either tasting
An option to taste different wines, coordinated with either tasting.
Calamari al Porto Rosa$14.00
Tempura-fried calamari rolled with asparagus, topped with sun-dried tomato chipotle shrimp sauce, served with soy-lime cintronette and borlotti ailoli
Carpaccio di Kobe Piccante$16.00
Pan-seared kobe beef served with toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds, crystallized garlic, pumpkin oil and Calabrian pepper paste and soy-lime vinaigrette served with garlic crostini
Cauliflower roasted, sautéed with garlic, organic oats, hazelnuts grape tomato and preserved lemon served over smoked calabrian corno di toro pepper and ceci pure
Cozze all’Nduja rossa$18.00
Mediterranean mussels sautéed with garlic, nduja, white wine and tomato sauce finished with herbs and served with crostini
Crab cake al fumo$15.00
Crab cake with chipotle, roasted red peppers and green onion, roasted and served with crispy garbanzo and capers, arugula, garbanzo aioli and smoked
Datteri e polpettina al cocco$12.00
Dates stuffed with beef and chorizo wrapped in pancetta and baked, served with coconut-tomato sauce accented with cumin, coriander and jalapeño
Gamberetti al gorgonzola$14.00
Shrimp sautéed with caramelized garlic, gorgonzola and a touch of cream served in puff pastry
Polipo con patate e nduja$16.00
Tender Mediterranean octopus poached in duck fat, sautéed with nduja, potatoes, grape tomatoes, capers and crispy garbanzo
Gumbo mambo Italiano$11.00
Spicy shrimp bisque with house-made Italian sausage, Louisiana style mirepoix and rice suppli.
Zuppa di pesce alla Siciliana$13.00
Scallops, shrimp, mussels, and calamari sauteed with garlic, white wine, and tomato concasse, served with garlic bruschettone
Carpaccio di barbabietole$11.00
Yellow and red beets roasted in the wood-burning oven, sliced carpaccio style and drizzled with champagne vinaigrette, paired with mache greens, topped with fried goat cheese.
Insalata della casa$9.00
Baby mixed greens tossed with sliced tomato, cucumber and red onion in Chef Gaetano’s sweet mustard vinaigrette with caramelized almonds, crispy pasta and carrots.
Insalata di pere e gorgonzola$12.00
Pear poached in Chianti wine served with arugula salad dressed with balsamic and served with gorgonzola fondue
Arugula, radicchio, avacado and hearts of palm dressed with a tomato-avacado vinaigrette, topped with shaved parmesan.
Culurgiones della Mamma$26.00
Sardinian ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach tossed with Tomato sauce in honor of Mamma Anna, if you don’t like it, please, call my Sister Rosaria @ 091-905581 and tell her, good luck! she is worse than my mom
Fettuccine alla Mazzarese$24.00
Fettuccine tossed with chicken breast and shrimp, sautéed with garlic, white wine, tomato sauce, pesto sauce and a touch of cream, finished with parmigiano.
Gnocchi di ricotta alla Norcina$24.00
Light and fluffy Ricotta gnocchi tossed with chicken, asparagus, sautéed with shallots, white wine, and truffle pesto drizzled with a touch of cream and finished with Parmigiano
Gnocchi di zucca al ragout$25.00
Homemade butternut squash gnocchi tossed with beef short rib and wild mushroom ragout, accented with garlic and white wine sauce.
Mallureddu al cartoccio$28.00
Hand shaped mallureddu tossed with calamari, shrimp, scallops and mussels sautéed with cherry pepper, garlic, herbs white wine and tomato-cream sauce
Papparedelle ai funghi selvaggi$27.00
Pappardelle tossed with assorted wild and exotic mushrooms sautéed with shallots, garlic, white wine, Marsala and a touch of cream finished with Parmigiano
Rigatoni alla Trasteverina$21.00
House-made Italian sausage and wild mushrooms in tomato-cream sauce, tossed with parmigiano and topped with goat cheese.
Tagliatelle con aragosta$29.00
Tagliatelle tossed with lobster tail and shrimp sauteed with shallots, flamed with cognac, and finished with sweet & sour tomato-cream sauce
With sweet peas, saffron, chicken, sausage, shrimp, calamari, mussels, peppers, artichokes finished with a touch of Parmigiano
Risotto ai frutti di mare$28.00
With calamari, mussels, shrimp and scallops in tomato fumet and herbs
Risotto ai funghi$25.00
With assorted wild mushrooms and demi-glace, finished with Parmigiano and truffle pesto.
Risotto con pollo e…$24.00
...with goat cheese, asparagus, chicken, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and Parmigiano
Capesante con porri$33.00
Scallops roasted in the wood burning oven served with sautéed leeks, broccoli and cherry tomatoes, topped with crystalized garlic, chili strings and finished with romesco sauce and salsa verde
Costine di manzo alla Milanese$30.00
Beef short ribs braised Milanese style, served over saffron risotto and dusted with gremolata.
Costoletta alla Milanese$44.00
Provimi veal chop breaded milanese style sautéed with champagne butter and served with arugula and tomato Trapanese salad
Costoletta di Vitellina al granchio$48.00
Veal chop stuffed with crab meat sautéed with garlic, shrimp, gorgonzola fondue served over mashed potatoes
Ribeye di manzo al fumo$43.00
Prime ribeye steak baked on ceder, with Herb de Provence and bay leaves, served with Gaetano’s horse radish sauce and sautéed asparagus.
Scaloppine ai funghi$27.00
Provimi veal scaloppine sautéed with shallots, garlic, assorted wild and exotic mushrooms, Marsala-white wine sauce and herbs served with mashed potatoes
Scaloppine con crema di limone$25.00
Provimi veal scaloppine sautéed with shallots, lemon juice and zest, white veal stock reduction and a splash of cream served with spinach and mashed potatoes