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Restaurant Name: TRA VIGNE
How Many Hearts?:
Address: 1050 Charter Oak Avenue
St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: (707) 963-3444
Type of Food: Italian
Hours: 7 days/Lunch/Dinner
Dress: Adult
Price Range: $16.25-$21.95 Average
Reservations: Suggested
Description of Restaurant:

Stunning chateau style ambience inside, or choose garden dining among the vines.

The Food

Your 'Love Chef's' favorite - many of the dishes are prepared in the wood-fired oven.
Some Antipasti:
Zuppa Di Finocchio puree of fennel and russet potato soup, roasted local porcini, fried shallots @ $7.25.

Fritti Stagionali rock shrimp, fennel and red onions fried crisp in arbori rice flour with caper aioli @ $8.95.

Polpo Con Patate e Paprika oven roasted octopus, crispy potato, paprika and almonds @ $9.95.

Pane "Busta" Al Forno wood oven baked calzone with speck, fontina cheese and thyme @ $11.95.
Verde bibb lettuce, garden herbs, gorgonzola dolce and lemon vinaigrette @ $8.25.

Fagioli wild arugula, young dandelion greens, shaved fennel, stewed shell beans and tangerine oil @ $8.95.

Salmone seared Yukon River salmon, braised hobbs' bacon with curly endive, soft egg, pesto @ $13.95.

Aragosta e Farro poached Maine lobster, faro, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, endive @ $18.95.

Risotto del Giorno today's risotto as prepared by the chef - AQ.

Ravioli di Carciofi Artichoke and sheep's milk ricotta filled pasta, pine nuts, crisp capers, lemon zest @ $16.25/$8.95.

Spaghettini al Gamberi deep water prawns with herbed lobster sauce @ $18.25/$9.95.

Pappardelle Con Sugo di Coniglio braised rabbit and shiitake mushroom ragu, sage @ $17.25/$8.95.

Fusilli Col Bucco All'Amatriciana cured pork jowl, stewed onions and tomato, chile flakes @ $17.25/$8.95.

Maltagliati Con Salsiccia Piccante spiced pork sausage, charred cherry tomatoes, basil @ $17.95/$9.25.


Ippoglosso Con Asparagi Alaskan halibut braised in olive oil, asparagus, young carrots, spring onion @ $21.95.

Pesce Al Forno wood oven roasted whole fish with lemon, parsley, new olive oil and choice of contorni @ $29.95.

Pollo A Scottadito e Panzanella pan seared chicken, olive bread salad with currants, celery @ $17.95.

Maiale Con Fregola Sarda milk braised pork, morels, fava beans, toasted semolina pasta @ $19.95.

Agnello pan roasted lamb sirloin, potatoes, broccolini, anchovy vinaigrette @ $21.95.

Costata di Bue Con Polenta smoked and braised beef short ribs with soft polenta @ $22.95.


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