Dinner Menu


Gluten free and vegan alternatives available on request

Pane Fresco (v, gf)
Basket of Italian bread
Pane al'aglio (v, gf)
Toasted ciabatta bread topped with garlic and herb butter
Pizza Breads (v, gf)
Fresh stone baked pizza bread

- Garlic and herb (v, gf)£5.50

- Garlic and herb butter topped with mozzarella cheese, crushed tomato and basil (v, gf)£6.10

- Garlic and herb butter topped with baked mushrooms and ricotta cheese and fresh basil (v, gf)£6.25

- Garlic and herb butter topped with fresh chilli, thinly sliced Parma ham, rocket leaves and Parmesan (gf)£6.75

- Vegan garlic and herb butter with mozzarella cheese and roasted peppers (v, vg, gf)£6.25

Bruschetta (v, vg, gf)
alian garlic bread topped with fresh crushed tomatoes, olive oil, oregano and fresh basil
Zuppa Del Giorno
Fresh made soup of the day, served with Italian bread
Olive (v, vg, gf)
Mixed marinated olives with Sicilian red pesto, black olive and anchovy tapenade, served with fresh baked pizza dough balls
Calamari Fritti
Crispy market-fresh squid, served with a tomato, red onion and caper salsa
Prosciutto Crudo (gf)
Thinly sliced San Daniele parma ham, parmesan shavings, served with fresh leaves in a lemon and olive oil dressing
Arancini con Carne
Crispy risotto balls stuffed with meat ragu and coated in breadcrumbs, served with mixed leaves and spicy tomato dipping sauce
Arancini con Formaggio (v)
Crispy risotto balls stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, fresh basil and herbs, coated in breadcrumbs, served with garlic aioli
Tutto Misto (gf)
A selection of Italian salamis and Parma ham served with roasted and marinated vegetables and creamy mozzarella cheese
Peperonata (v, gf)
Sweet and sour roasted peppers with olives and capers, topped with creamy buffalo mozzarella cheese
Gamberoni Barcarello (gf)
Pan-fried king prawns with garlic, chili and lemon
Steamed mussels with spicy tomato and white wine


Gluten free and vegan pasta available on request

Linguine alla Marinara (gf)
Flat spaghetti with monkfish, king prawns, squid and fresh mussels in a spicy garlic and tomato sauce
Tagliatelle con sugo di Salsiccia (gf)
Fresh egg pasta ribbons tossed in an Italian pork and fennel sausage, tomato and red wine sauce
Tagliatelle con Polpette (gf)
Fresh egg pasta ribbons with beef and pork meat, red wine in a tomato sauce
Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese (gf)
Our famous ragu with beef and pork meat, served with spaghetti
Penne Arrabiata (v, vg, gf)
Spicy chili, garlic and roasted cherry tomato sauce tossed with small pasta tube

- Chicken (gf)£14.75

- King Prawns (gf)£18.25

Rissotto Pescatora (gf)
Arborio rice with monkfish, king prawns, clams and fresh mussels with a light chilli tomato and butter sauce
Linguine Pollo Porcini (gf)
Flat spaghetti with chicken and porcini mushrooms in a white wine, oregano and mascarpone cheese
Ravioli Menfi (gf)
Pasta parcels filled with mushroons tossed with strips of fillet beef, garlic, roasted cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese
Linguine Calabrese (gf)
lat spaghetti tossed with monkfish, king prawns with spicy nduja salami, sun ripened tomatoes, garlic and white wine
Linguine al Pesto Siculo (v, gf)
Flat spaghetti with Sicilian pesto, made from aubergine, sun-dried tomatoes, pine kernels, grilled peppers, fresh basil, olive oil and parmesan
Cannelloni Ricotta Spinachi (v, gf)
Baked pasta tubes filled with creamy ricotta cheese, spinach and nutmeg, coated with rich tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese
Lasagne al Forno
Our house oven baked lasagne
Spaghetti Carbonara (gf)
Long pasta tossed with smoked bacon, egg yolk and parmesan, with a touch of cream
Gnocchi al Forno (v, vg)
Baked potato dumplings with roast pepper and artichoke pesto, topped with vegan mozzarella cheese


Specials available daily, please ask your waitress/er

Sicilian grilled skewers with barbecue chicken, Italian fennel sausage, smoked pancetta, sweet roasted peppers and red onion
Filetto alla Brace
Grilled 8oz fillet steak, cooked to your liking and served with chips and your choice of sauce

- Creamy blue cheese and white wine (gf)

- Porcini mushrooms and mascarpone (gf)

Tagliatta di Maiale
Pan seared pork sirloin with roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic served with vegetables and rosemary potatoes
Topside of Veal filled with goats cheese and cotto ham, tossed in breadcrumbs. Served with tomato, garlic and basil spaghetti
Trio di Pesce
Fillet of sea-bass, monkfish and salmon with capers, cherry tomato and white wine sauce, served with rosemary potatoes
Padellata Siciliana
Italian fish stew with monkfish, king prawns, mussels, calamari with garlic, saffron and white wine and touch of tomatoes and chilli
Costolette di Agnello (gf)
Grilled, best end of lamb cutlets with garlic and mint salsa, served with chips


Salad & Sides

Insalata Caprese (v)
Seasoned tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil
Insalata Cesare
Cos lettuce, fresh croutons, parmesan shavings in a creamy dressing with your choice of

- Garlic king prawns £17.95

- Chargrilled chicken£14.50

Insalata Greca (v, gf)
Mixed leaves, black olives, feta cheese, cucumber and red onion
Insalata Mista
Mixed leaves with lemon olive oil and oregano
Patate al Rosmarino (v)
Sautéed potatoes with rosemary and garlic
Patatine Fritte (v)
Vegetali Misti (v)
Roasted mediterranean vegetables
Pure di Patate
Creamed potato


Fresh stone baked Italian pizza made with traditional Neapolitan caputo flour

~ Gluten free and vegan options available on request ~

Margherita (v, vg, gf)
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil
Tutto Misto (gf)
Pepperoni salami, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, grilled artichoke and anchovies
Contadino (gf)
Minced lamb ragu, ricotta cheese with mint, garlic mushrooms and pecorino cheese
Carpaccino (gf)
Cured beef, rocket, parmesan shavings and wholegrain mustard
Quattro Formaggi (v, gf)
Dolce latte blue cheese, smoked scarmoza cheese, buffalo mozzarella, ricotta and asparagus
Ragusa (gf)
Italian pork sausage ragu, spicypepperoni salami, garlic mushrooms and chili cream cheese
Siciliana (gf)
Italian salamis, black olives, artichoke, anchovies
Pollettino (gf)
Marinated chicken, slow roasted sweet peppers and goats cheese
Rustichetto (gf)
Spinach sautéed in garlic with a baked egg and smoked pancetta
Calzone (gf)
raditional folded pizza filled with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, garlic mushrooms and ham


Home Made Tiramisu
Sponge biscuits soaked in marsala wine, topped with sweet mascarpone cream
Home Made Cheese Cake
Ask your waitress/er for todays options

- Home Made Gluten Free Cheesecake (gf)£7.50

Choux pastry balls filled with fresh cream and covered with white chocolate
Tartuffo Bianco
Semifreddo ice cream, topped with crushed meringue and an espresso shot
Gelato Misto
Trio of ice cream
Lemon Posset
Chilled creamy lemon mousse, topped with fruits of the forest, flavoured with Limoncello

(v) vegetarian — (vg) vegan — (gf) gluten free


Rustico Restaurant

62 Union Row
AB10 1SA

01224 658 444


Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday12:00 PM – 10:30 PM