Giovanni Paolini's goal was to open a truly authentic Italian restaurant in Manchester, NH. "We wanted to build a place that represented what we envisioned as Italian cuisine. A place where people could come to eat, enjoy their surroundings and feel right at home. "We treat every customer as a family member so we invite you to experience Piccola Italia Ristorante today!"

-The Paolini Family-

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Antipasti
(appetizers)

Antipasto ~ Pair with Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc or Bigi Orvieto 14.99
Parma prosciutto , Italian salami, provolone and mozzarella cheeses, marinated
mushrooms, eggplant, artichoke hearts and chef selected items served
over fresh greens.

Asparagus Luigi ~ Pair with Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc or Mirafiore Barolo 11.99 Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, breaded,
pan fried and topped with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese.

Shrimp Toscana ~ Pair with Borgo M Pinot Grigio or Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco 15.99 Jumbo shrimp dipped in egg batter, sautéed in a light lemon-butter, sherry wine sauce.

Eggplant Della Nonna ~ Pair with Primaterra Primitivo or Banfi Chianti Classico 7.99 Pan-fried eggplant stuffed with ricotta, Romano, and parmigiano, cheeses, then baked and finished with marinara sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Pair with Stemmari Pinot Noir or Canyon Oaks Merlot 7.99 Stuffed with our seasoned bread crumbs and parmigiano cheese.

Mussels Scampi or Marinara ~ Pair with Bolla Soave or Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso 11.99 Sautéed with fresh tomato, onion, and garlic in a light marinara sauce or scampi sauce.

Fried Calamari ~ Pair with Estancia Moscato or M Chiarlo Barbera D’Asti 11.99 Hand dipped calamari, fried and served with marinara sauce.

Stuffed Portabella Fantasia ~ Pair with Cecchi Litorale or Bolla Soave
14.99 Scallops, shrimp and crabmeat, with smoked cheese, fresh garlic and
tomatoes, blended together with olive oil and topped with seasonal bread crumbs.

Zuppe
(soup)

Minestrone ~ Pair with Placido Chianti 6.99
A variety of vegetables in a seasoned vegetarian broth (meatless).

Pasta e Fagioli ~ Pair with Banfi Chianti Classico 6.99
Pasta and beans in a chicken broth with onions and tomatoes.

Zuppa Fiorentina ~ Pair with Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco 7.99
Pastina, chicken, egg drop and spinach in a light broth.

Insalate
(salad)

Award Winning Tableside Caesar for Two ~ Pair with Placido Pinot Grigio
or Bolla Soave
19.99 A traditional Caesar salad prepared at your tableside.

Individual Caesar ~ Pair with Placido Pinot Grigio or Bolla Soave 7.99
Romaine lettuce, signature dressing and croutons, with a sprinkle
of parmigiano, romano cheese and cracked black pepper.

Caprese ~ Pair with Canyon Oaks Merlot 11.99
Buffalo mozzarella, garden tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Garden Salad ~ Pair with M Chiarlo Barbera D’Asti 6.99
Served with a balsamic vinergrette.

Pasta

Pasta of the Day M/P
Please ask your server.

Penne Chicken and Broccoli ~ Pair with Bolla Soave or Canyon Oaks Chardonnay 16.99 In a garlic butter sauce, tossed with grated cheese.

Spaghetti al Pesto ~ Pair with Borgo M Pinot Grigio or Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 14.99 Basil, pine nuts, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, parmigiana and Romano cheese.

Spaghetti Puttanesca ~ Pair with Stemmari Nero D’Avola or Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Classico Riserva 15.99 A light spicy red sauce with black olives, capers, anchovies, red peppers and onions.

Penne Marticiana ~ Pair with Banfi Chianti Classico or Primaterra Primitivo 14.99 Pancetta, onions, and tomatoes in a light tomato sauce sprinkled
with parmigiano and Romano cheese.

Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli ~ Pair with Greyson Cellars
Chardonnay or Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso
17.99 Fresh made fettuccini in our signature alfredo sauce.

Linguini with a White or Red Clam Sauce ~ Pair with Bigi Oriveto Classico
or M Chiarlo Barbera D’Asti
16.99 Whole and chopped clams prepared with your choice of garlic oil or marinara sauce.

Penne Primavera ~ Pair with Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc or Stemmari Nero D’Avola 15.99 Sautéed mixed vegetables with garlic with our home made marinara sauce.

Gnocchi del Piemonte ~ Pair with Stemmari Pinot Noir or Cesari Mara Valpolicella Ripasso 15.99 Potato pasta, sautéed with mushrooms, onions and peas, in a light cream sauce finished with parmesan cheese.

Scallops in Vodka Sauce ~ Pair with Carpineto Dogojolo Bianco or Michele Chiarlo Barbera D’Asti 22.99 Scallops sautéed with mushroom and onions, flamed with vodka in a light cream sauce served over fresh fettuccini pasta.

Contorni
(side dishes)

Side Order of Meatballs (2) 6.99

Side Order Of Sausages (2) 6.99

Broccoli Steamed 4.99 Sautéed 5.99

Asparagus Aglio e Olio (garlic & olive oil) 7.99

Mixed Vegetables Steamed 5.99 Sautéed 6.99

Sautéed Spinach (garlic & olive oil) 6.99

*PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR SERVER OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES! SEE SERVER FOR GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

Italian Classics
(over pasta of your choice)

Toscana ~ Pair with Placido Pinot Grigio or Stemmari Nero D’Avola
Chicken 18.99 Veal 19.99 Dipped in egg batter, sautéed in a light lemon sauce with a touch of sherry

Cacciatore ~ Pair with Canyon Oaks Merlot or Ca’ Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Chicken 18.99 Veal 19.99 Peppers, onions and mushrooms and a splash of sherry wine sauteed in a light marinara sauce.

Gemelli ~ Pair with Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso or Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Chicken 18.99 Veal 21.99 Stuffed with parma prosciutto and mozzarella, breaded, sautéed with mushrooms in a light sherry wine sauce.

Eggplant alla Parmigiana ~ Pair with Placido Chianti or Canyon Oaks Merlot 16.99 Eggplant breaded and pan-fried, topped with fresh marinara,
parmigiano, Romano and mozzarella cheeses.

Parmigiana ~ Pair with Canyon Oaks Merlot or Masciarelli Montepulciano Chicken 18.99 Veal 19.99 Breaded, topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

Piccata ~ Pair with Ruffino Prosecco or Banfi Chianti Classico
Chicken 18.99 Veal 19.99 With mushrooms, peppers and capers in a lemon butter sauce.

Marsala ~ Pair with Stemmari Pinot Noir or Cesari Mara Valpolicella Ripasso Chicken 18.99 Veal 19.99 With mushrooms, and butter, in a light Marsala sauce.

Shrimp Scampi ~ Pair with Grayson Cellars Chardonnay or Stemmari Pinot Noir 24.99 Jumbo shrimp sautéed in a garlic butter, sherry wine sauce, with parsley and basil.

Greens from the Grill

Chicken ~ Pair with Canyon Oaks Chadonnay 15.99 Seasoned chicken served over your choice of Caesar salad, garden salad, steamed or sautéed vegetables.

Sirloin Steak ~ Pair with Ca Del Monte Valpolicella 26.99 Seasoned steak served over your choice of Caesar salad, garden salad, steamed or sautéed vegetables.

Jumbo Shrimp ~ Pair with Estancia Moscato 24.95 Seasoned jumbo shrimp served over your choice of Caesar salad, garden salad, steamed or sautéed vegetables.

Scallops ~ Pair with Placido Pinot Grigio 24.95 Seasoned scallops served over your choice of Caesar salad, garden salad, steamed or sautéed vegetables.

House Specialty

Paolini ~ Pair with Bigi Orvieto Classico Amabile or Primaterra Primitivo Chicken 21.99 Veal 22.99 Sautéed with jumbo shrimp, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers with gorgonzola cheese, sautéed with fresh made fettuccini pasta.

Grilled Sea Scallops ~ Pair with Cecchi Litorale or Cesari Mara Valpolicella Ripasso 32.99 Herb cream lobster risotto and asparagus with an orange butter sauce.

Shrimp Bracioletta ~ Pair with Bigi Est! Est!! Est!!! or Bigi Orvieto Classico 26.99 Jumbo shrimp with our homemade crabmeat stuffing, wrapped in
pancetta with oyster mushrooms in a light wine sauce, served over
sautéed vegetables.

Seafood Piccola Italia ~ Pair with Cecchi Litorale or Ca Del Monte Valpolicella 28.99 Lobster meat, chopped clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, calamari, sautéed together with fresh garlic in our marinara sauce, over linguini.

Chicken Lorena ~ Pair with Moletto Prosecco or Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco 26.99 Stuffed with lobster meat, spinach, and swiss cheese, breaded and
baked with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes in a sherry wine sauce, tossed with penne.

Veal Fabiana ~ Pair with Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco or Grayson Cellars Chardonnay 24.99 Scallopini of veal, sautéed with Portobello, Oyster, and Shitake mushrooms in a port wine marinara sauce with melted manchego cheese, tossed with fettuccini pasta.

Veal Piccola Italia ~ Pair with Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco or Grayson Cellars Chadonnay 27.99 Scallopini of veal, stuffed with lobster meat, asparagus and Fontina cheese in a light sherry wine sauce, served with choice of pasta.

Butternut Squash Ravioli ~ Pair with Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc or Stemmari Nero D’Avola 24.99 Sautéed chicken and pancetta in a frangelico cream sauce with a touch of cinnamon.

Steak Piccola Italia ~ Pair with Bigi Orvieto Classico Amabile or Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 32.99 Sundried tomatoes and black olives with melted gorgonzola cheese, served with choice of pasta.

Steak Del Re` ~ Pair with Nardi Brunello di Montalcino or Frescobaldi Nippozano Chianti Classico Riserva 32.99 Sautéed onions and mushrooms with garlic, topped with parma prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, a splash of sherry wine and a touch of tomato sauce, served with choice of pasta.

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All of our food is cooked to order, so please let your server know of any special requests.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats and shellfish can result in food borne illness.

PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR SERVER OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES!


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General information:

Thank you for your interest in our banquet/catering service. We are proud to cater to an occasion with parties up to 100 people, in-house. We are also happy to accommodate unlimited parties for catering outside of the restaurant.

The Menu:

The banquet menu is flexible, you will sit down and customize your order according to your budget.

To inquire about banquet services, simply call Johnny Paolini at 603.770.1403 or email directly at johnny@piccolaitalianh.com and he will be happy to assist you in your needs.

Thank you.


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You can now make your reservations with us online! Just click the reserve now button to select the date, time and number of people in your party!