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Monte Cassino Menu
*** Special Lunch - 2 courses only £10 ***
Tuesday - Friday

Panetteria – Breads

Garlic bread - £3.50
Garlic Bread with mozzarella - £4.50
Bruschetta – chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil oregano & olive oil - £4.50
Pane della casa – Homemade bread - £2.50
Focaccia Italiana – Pizza bread, olive oil, sea salt and rosemary - £6.00
Foccaccia al balsamico – Homemade Pizza bread, sprinkled with glazed balsamic vinegar and shavings of parmigiano - £6.50
Focaccia All’aglio – Garlic pizza bread - £5.50
Garlic pizza bread with mozzarella - £6.50
Focaccia A’marenara – Pizza bread, tomato puree, garlic, oregano and olive oil - £6.50

Antipasta Freddi – Cold Starters

Caprese – Fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, oregano and drizzle of extra virgin olive oil- £6.50
Antipasto Classico – Selection of Italian cold meats - £8.50
Antipasto Classico with mozzarella - £9.90
Gamberoni in salsa rosa – Cooked king prawn, deep Marie rose sauce, served on a bed or rucola - £7.50
Pate di fegato di pollo – Homemade chicken liver pate - £6.00
Piadina Tricolore – Oval focaccia bread served with rocket, bruschetta, mozzarella, drizzle of glazed balsamic and olive oil - £7.90
Carpaccio – Thin slices of cured Fillet Mignon lightly drizzled with olive oil, fresh lemon, shaved Parmigiano, topped with baby rucola - £9.50

Antipasta Caldi – Hot starters

Fegatini al peperoncino – Chicken liver sautéed with pancetta and homemade chilli - £6.50
Calamari Fritti – Fried squid in a light batter served on a bed of salad - £7.90
Cozze – Fresh mussels, garlic, tomato and reduction of wine - £7.90
Millefoglie di Melenzane – Sliced aubergine baked in the oven with tomato, mozzarella and basil - £7.00
Gamberoni in Pancetta – King prawns wrapped with pancetta on a bed of rucola and glazed balsamic - £8.50
Crostino di formaggio – Melted goats cheese with warm peppers in olive oil served on toasted slice of bread - £7.50
Sauteé di Mare – Sautéed king prawns, squid, mussels, garlic and chilli - £9.50
Sauteé di Mare with clams - £10.90
Minestrone Soup - Fresh chopped vegetable soup - £4.90

Main Courses

Specialita di Antonio

Fritto Misto – Lightly fried tiger prawns, calamari and flower of zucchini - £18.90
Capesante al pesto – Fresh King Scallops over basil pesto, served with spaghetti, garlic and a touch of cream - £19.90
Ham shank – Braised tender ham shank, slowly cooked in a reduce meat sauce and fresh rosemary - £18.90
Penne Mamma Carmela – Short ridged pasta, shredded chicken, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, wine and cream reduction sauce - £10.90
Pasta Alessa – ‘Melts in your mouth’ 8-hour slow braised lamb ragú sauce served with fettuccine pasta - £10.90
Spaghetti giallo zafferano – Fresh mussels, chopped calamari, saffron, reduction in white wine with a drizzle of cream - £10.90
Fettuccine con nero di sepia – Black ink pasta, tiger prawns, fresh clams, sundried tomatoes cooked in a chardonnay sauce - £10.90
Scialatielli – Almafi coast recipe, Strips ridge homemade pasta, cooked in a rich tomato sauce, sliced homemade meatball ragú - £10.90
Scialatielli All’Antonio– courgette, oak smoked mozzarella and a touch of cream - £10.90
Gemelli (Antonio’s favourite starter) – Large meatballs in a ragú sauce, fresh basil, served with cold buffalo mozzarella - £8.90
Penne Bersagliera – Tomato sauce, spicy sausage, marinated Italian olives and a touch of cream - £9.90

Risotti – Risotto

Risotto gamberi e broccoli – Arborio rice with shrimp and broccoli cream in a lobster reduction wine sauce - £10.90
Risotto Antonio – Mushroom, Italian spice sausage, blend of porcini and cream - £10.9
Risotto al porcini – Blend of porcini mushroom and cream served with shavings of fresh parmesan - £9.90
Risotto vegetarian – Mushrooms, peppers, onions and asparagus cooked in a tomato and cream sauce - £9.90
Risotto al profumo di mare – Mussels, calamari, clams and prawns cooked in a garlic and tomato reduction - £12.90

.Pasta - All our pasta is hand made fresh daily
(Gluten Free pasta available on request)

Spaghetti al filetto – Pan fried chopped fillet steak, garlic, rich tomato sauce and a splash of cream - £9.90
Spaghetti Vongole (Fish market availability) – Fresh clams in the shells, garlic, cherry tomato and a drizzle of olive oil - £10.90
Spaghetti Carbonara - £8.50
Spaghetti Bolognaise - £8.90
Fettuccine alla Norcia – Blend of fresh Italian sausage, mushrooms, porcini and cream reduction - £9.90
Fettuccine al pasticcio – Bolognaise sauce, spicy sausage, mushroom and a touch of cream - £9.50
Penne Piccanti – Tomato, garlic, olive oil and fresh homemade chilli - £8.50
Scarpariello – Cherry tomato, garlic, olive oil, fresh basil and shredded buffalo mozzarella - £8.90
Penne quattro formaggi – Four Italian cheese sauce - £8.50
Penne Papa’Alfonso – Sundried tomato, mushrooms, porcini, rich tomato and garlic sauce presented with shaving of fresh parmesan cheese - £9.50
Tortelloni – Large tortelloni stuffed with goat cheese and peppers in a cream sauce - £10.90
Ravioli al porcini – Homemade pasta stuffed with porcini mushroom, cooked in a blend of cream and mushroom reduction - £10.90
Casoncelli – Stuffed with meat, amaretto biscuit, cooked with ham, mushroom and cream - £10.90
Lasagna – Traditional homemade meat lasagna - £9.50
Ravioloni di Ricotta – Stuffed ravioli with ricotta cheese and parmiggiano in a tomato and cream sauce - £9.90
Gnocchi – Homemade dumpling pasta, cooked in a blend of peppers, smoked pancetta and cream - £9.90

Pesce – Fish

Spigola – Fillet of sea bass, cherry tomatoes, garlic and white wine or lemon sauce - £17.90
Gamberoni al limone – King prawns in garlic and lemon sauce - £18.90
Calamari fritti – Deep fried squid - £14.90
Gamberoni al chilli – King prawns in garlic and chilli peppers - £18.90
Gamberoni thermidor –King prawns, mushroom, onion, English mustard and cream sauce - £18.90
Scallops della casa – Fresh scallops, garlic, cherry tomatoes, white wine and crispy pancetta - £19.90
Fish dishes are served with one vegetable of your choice from the list. Any other choice of vegetables shall be charged at extra cost

Pizze – Pizza

Margherita – Classic Tomato, mozzarella - £7.90
Cardinale – Tomato, mozzarella, ham and mushroom - £8.90
Quattro stagioni – Tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, ham, peppers, spicy sausage - £9.90
Vegetariana – Tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, onions and olives - £8.90
Prosciutto di Parma – Tomato, mozzarella, Parma ham, rucola and shaving of parmiggiano - £9.90
Campagnola – Tomato, mozzarella, chicken and mushroom - £9.50
Capri – Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomato and basil - £8.50
Calzone – Folded pizza with tomato, mushroom, mozzarella, salamino and ham - £10.90
Salamino – Tomato, mozzarella and Italian spice sausage - £8.90
Del porto – Tomato, mozzarella, mixed seafood and garlic - £10.90
Hawai – Tomato, mozzarella, ham and pineapple - £8.90
Carnalita – Tomato, mozzarella, ham, bacon, spicy sausage and fried egg - £9.90
Pizza della casa – Mozzarella, cherry tomato, prawns, garlic and rucola salad - £9.50
Dolcelatte – Cherry tomatoes, Dolcelatte cheese, chilli and parma ham - £9.90
Salsiccia e friarielli – Neapolitan speciality – Buffalo mozzarella, Italian sausage,with Fennel and Tenderstem Broccoli - £9.90
Pizza Monte Cassino – Tomato,mozzarella, spicy sausage, peppers and goats cheese - £9.90

Please try our complimentary homemade fresh chilli oil on your pizza

.Carne – Meat

Scaloppina al Marsala – Pan fried veal escalope cooked in a reduction of Marsala wine - £17.90
Scaloppina al limone – Pan fried veal escalope in a reduction of demi-glace and fresh lemon sauce - £17.90
Scaloppina lombarda – Veal escalope, Italian ham, mozzarella and cream - £18.90
Scaloppina al funghi – Pan fried veal escalope, mushroom, reduction of white wine and cream - £18.90
Pollo con funghi – Chicken breast, mushroom and cream - £15.00
Pollo con asparagi – Chicken breast, asparagus, cream and reduction of wine - £15.00
Pollo Montecassino – Chicken breast, garlic, spicy sausage, peppers, tomato and mozzarella - £15.00
Pollo Kolasa – Stuffed chicken breast with ham, mozzarella served on a porcini reduction sauce - £15.50
Sirloin Steak 10 oz - £18.00
Fillet steak – 9oz - £19.50
Selection of sauces: £2 each
Al pepe – crushed black pepper and cream
Al Barolo – Red onion, rich red wine sauce with a touch of reduced meat sauce
Al Porcini – Porcini mushroom, demi-glace sauce and a touch of cream
Al Dolcelatte – Blend of Dolcelatte cheese and cream
Rossini – Homemade chicken liver pate, reduction sauce of red wine, demi-glace sauce and cream
Pizzaiola – Rich tomato sauce, garlic, oregano and a touch of extra virgin olive oil
Al Porto – Amarena cherry and porto wine reduction sauce
Pancetta – Chopped tomato, oregano, garlic and pancetta
Meat dishes are served with one vegetable of your choice from the list.Any other vegetables shall be charged at extra cost

Insalata – Salad

Insalata mista – Mixed salad - £3.50
Insalata di pomodoro – Tomato and onion salad - £3.50
Insalata di rucola – Rocket salad, parmesan shavings and balsamic vinegar - £4.50


Vegetali - Vegetables

Chips - £3.00
Sautéed potatoes - £3.00
Broccoli - £3.00
Fagiolini – French beans - £3.00
Funghi saltati – Mushrooms - £3.00
Spinach - £3.50


After eight – Chocolate ice cream, crème de menthe, chocolate sauce and cream - £6.50
The Twins – Hazelnut ice cream, chocolate ice cream, crumble biscuit, Nutella and cream - £6.50
Crepe – Home made crepe, fresh strawberries, Nutella, banana and cream - £6.50
Panna cotta – Home made served with fresh strawberry or chocolate - £5.00
Tiramisu – Traditional homemade £5.00
Tartufo –Chocolate coated ice cream with nuts - £5.50
Cheesecake – Homemade Vanilla cheesecake £6.00
Delizia Al Cioccolato – Homemade Chocolate Mousse - £5.00
Profiteroles – Chef’s own speciality - £6.50
Spumone (Antonio’s own speciality) – Pistachio, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla gelato with black amarena cherries - £5.50
Coppa all’amarena – Vanilla ice cream, amarena cherries and cream - £6.50
Sorbetto – Italian lemon sorbet - £5.00
Sorbetto – Italian lemon sorbet with Limencello Liquor - £7.00
Mixed Italian Ice Cream - £5.50
Torta Del Giorno – Dessert of the Day - £5.50
Affogato Al Liquore – Vanilla ice cream with liquor of your choice and whipped cream - £7.50

What's your occasion?

From a romantic get together, office staff party or family meal (children welcome) to a girls night out, Wedding, Birthday party, conference or simply a coffee; We even cater for coach parties!
We will endeavour to meet all your needs. Please contact us if have any special requests...
...We also offer corporate and outside catering - contact Antonio for a quote and menu inspiration.

Monte Cassino Italian Restaurant
Palma Place, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, TD6 9PR

Tel: 01896 820082 or
E-mail Monte Cassino

Open 6 days a week:
Tuesday - Sunday:
12 noon - 3pm (last orders 2pm)
5.30pm - 10pm
(last orders 9pm, 9.30pm Fri & Sat)

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