Cantina Italiana 346 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113 • 617-723-4577


North End / Waterfront

Cross Street
Fleet Street


Dress Code

Bar Dining
Full Bar
Takeout Available


Valet (charge)

Payment Methods
Dinners Club

Private Rooms
please call

Thursday - Saturday
11:30am - 3:00pm

Monday - Wednesday
4:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday - Saturday
3:00pm - 11:00pm

12:00pm - 10:30pm


Menu is subject to change

This is a sampling of our menu.
Prices and items are subject to change.


Antipasto all' Italiana
An assortment of imported dry Italian meats and cheeses drizzled with olive oil 13

Imported fresh mozzarella served with fresh tomato roast red peppers and basil drizzled with olive oil 13

Carpaccio di Bresaola
Thin-sliced aged, dry cured beef, served with goat cheese, capers and shaved parmigiano, roasted red peppers, drizzled with olive oil 14

Crostini e Gamberi *
Pan-seared shrimp tossed with leeks, prosciutto, wild mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, served with crostini bread 14

Calamari Fritti
Fried calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers 12

Pepata di Cozze*
Mussels sauteed with fresh garlic and parsley, served in a plum tomato or white wine sauce 11


Della Casa
Romaine Hearts, fresh julienne carrots, tomatoes, red peppers and red onions, served with a homemade creamy Italian dressing 10

Romaine lettuce, tossed with homemade ceasar dressing, served with garlic croutons and shaved parmigiano cheese 10

Baby spinach tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, topped with roasted peppers, goat cheese, and toasted almonds 10

Arugula tossed with toasted pine nuts, olive oil and lemon, finished with shaved parmigiano cheese and then drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar 10

Slices of beefsteak tomato topped with a gorgonzola cheese dressing, pancetta and thin slices of red onion 10


Gnocchi al Forno
Handmade potato gnocchi, tossed with marinara sauce and parmigiano cheese and baked with mozzarella and ricotta cheese 17

Bombolotti alla Buongustaia
Homemade Bombolotti pasta, tossed with spicy Italian sausages, fresh basil and marinara sauce, topped with parmigiano and fresh goat cheese and baked to perfection 18

Lasagna al Forno
Layers of homemade pasta sheets with besciamela and meat sauce, topped with mozzarella and baked 20

Fusilli Quattro Formaggi
Homemade fusilli, tossed in tomato sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella and pecorino cheese, baked to perfection 17

Parmigiana di Melanzane
Traditional Eggplant Parmigiana. Layered with besciamella sauce, topped with tomato sauce and baked with mozzarella 19

Pollo Abruzzese
Boneless pan-seared chicken tossed with broccoli, garlic, ziti, parmigiano, pecorino and mozzarella cheese in a white wine sauce 18

Risotto del Giorno
Risotto of the day 22

Risotto con Gamberi e Asparagi
Pan-seared shrimps and asparagus tossed with garlic, onions and imported Arborio rice 26

Linguine allo Scoglio
Shrimps, clams and mussels sautÈed with fresh garlic and basil, served in a cherry tomato sauce over homemade fusilli 21

Bombolotti all' Aragosta
Homemade Bombolotti pasta, tossed with lobster in a tomato sauce 26

Specialitá della Casa*
Shrimps and scallops served in a marinara or white wine sauce, tossed with homemade Bombolotti pasta 26

Carne & Pesce

Saltimbocca di Pollo
Pan-seared boneless breast of chicken and mushrooms, finished in a marsala wine sauce, topped with prosciutto and baked with mozzarella 20

Pollo alla Gino
Pan-seared boneless breast of chicken finished with tomato sauce, and baked with eggplant and mozzarella cheese 20

Parmigiana di Pollo
Our traditional Chicken Parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta 17

Parmigiana di Vitello
Our traditional Veal Parmigiana, served with rigatoni pasta 19

Vitello Fiore
Pan-seared Veal scaloppini in a marinara sauce, baked with breaded eggplant and mozzarella cheese 22

Vitello ai Porcini*
Veal scaloppini sautéed with porcini and shitake mushrooms, served in a brandy cream sauce 24

Agnello ai Ferri*
Marinated and grilled lamb chops, served with mashed potatoes and fresh grilled asparagus 32

Bistecca di Manzo alla Fiorentina *
Grilled 16oz NY sirloin, drizzled with olive oil, fresh garlic, rosemary and oregano, served with grilled asparagus 30

Salmone al Forno *
10oz oven roasted salmon filet with a basil aioli sauce, served with sautéed spinach 28

Bistecca di Pesce Spada*
Marinated and grilled swordfish steak, served with the vegetable of the day 29


Asparagi alla Parmigiana
Marinated and grilled asparagus, topped with parmigiano cheese 8

Broccoli Stufati
Fresh steamed broccoli topped with butter 7

Pure di Patate
Homemade mashed potatoes 7

A side order of homemade Bombolotti pasta tossed with marinara sauce 7

A side order of homemade Fusilli pasta tossed with marinara sauce 6

A side order of homemade potato Gnocchi tossed with marinara sauce 8

For your dining pleasure we cook all meals to order. Individual preparation preferences may be requested for any item and we will always try to honor any dietary request.

The state of Massachusetts has asked that we inform customers that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have medical conditions. Menu items identified with an asterisks (*) contain raw or undercooked ingredients and are cooked to order

A 5% Massachusetts meals tax will be added to all bills and a 15% gratuity will be added to checks for parties of 10 or more

This is a non-smoking establishment. We ask that you please refrain from smoking except in outside designated areas.