Prima Menu

Prima Menu

 

Our menu, under the direction of Executive Chef/Owner Peter Chastain is driven by the market. Our ingredients are the very best available and are handled with the respect they deserve. Our preparations reflect

the simplicity and elegance we find while traveling throughout Italy, but we never forget our California roots either. Let us cook for you!


Everything is made on the premises under the direction of Executive Chef/Owner Peter Chastain.

Allow us to craft a special Italian dining experience for you and ask about our Chef’s Table.

 

Lunch

Lunch

Our menu is seasonal, and subject to market availability.

    • Antipasti e Insalate

    • Carpaccio di Tonno

      $18

      Seared Big Eye Tuna, Lime, Hot Chili, Mint  

    • Melanzane alla Griglia

      $9

      Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Herbed Ricotta and Salsa Vergine  

    • Warm Olives

      $9

      Garlic and Rosemary

    • Insalata

      $10

      Red and Green Baby Oak Leaf Lettuces, Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette

    • Pizzetta

      $23

      Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella and Pancetta  

    • Tonno Conservato

      $16

      Tuna ‘Conserve’ with Cannellini Beans, Red Onion, Mint and Hot Pepper  

    • Anguria

      $13

      Arugula and Watermelon Salad, Humbolt Fog Goat Cheese, Citrus Vinaigrette  

    • Affetatti Assortiti

      $17/34

      Chef's Selection of Salumi, Prosciutto, Speck, Mortadella and Parmigiano

    • Caesar Salad

      $13
    • Primi Piatti

    • Gnocchi

      $24

      House Made Potato Dumplings with Caggiano Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Pecorino Romano

    • Bucatini al Tutto Mare

      $30

      “Tube Spaghetti” Clams, Shrimp, Calamari in Tomato with Hot Calabrian Chile    

    • Casoncelli

      $25

      Housemade Pasta Filled with Porcini and Ricotta, Guanciale Croccante

    • Risotto

      $28

      Carnaroli Rice Braised with Morel Mushrooms, Parmigiano Reggiano  

    • Cannelloni

      $23

      Filled with Ricotta and Spinach in Pommarola

    • Tagliatelle

      $23

      Classic Emilian Meat Sauce

    • Piatti Del Giorno

    • Pollo Arrosto

      $28

      Mary’s Chicken Roasted in the Wood Oven with a Salad of Endive, Peaches, Hazelnuts, Aged Balsamico

    • Grilled Ahi Salad

      $30

      Marinated Vegetables, Egg, Anchovies, Lemon, Capers and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    • Insalata di Mare

      $28

      Grilled Prawn and Calamari Salad with Lemon and Tarragon
      Farro, Fennel, Carrots, Radishes and Small Lettuces

    • Stracotto di Manzo

      $28

      Slow Simmered Tuscan Style Pot Roast, Red Wine, Soffritto, Braised Chard

    • Tagliata di Manzo

      $36

      Sliced Piemontese Rib Eye Steak “Tartufato”, Truffled Potato Galette, Wild Arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano   

 

Dinner

Dinner

Our menu is seasonal, and subject to market availability.
    • Antipasti

    • Bresaola

      $17

      Air Dried Beef with Truffle Oil, Arugula, Lemon and Parmigiano

    • Carpaccio di Tonno

      $18

      Seared Big Eye Tuna, Lime, Hot Chili, Mint  

    • Warm Olives

      $9

      Garlic and Rosemary

    • Calamari alla Griglia

      $17

      Grilled Fresh Monterey Calamari, Fennel, Celery, Radishes, Cannellini, Beans and Lemon  

    • Grilled Romaine Hearts

      $13

      Shaved Pecorino, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Lemon

    • Pizzetta

      $20

      Heirloom Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, Basil

    • Affetatti Assortiti

      $17/34

      Chef's Selection of Salumi, Prosciutto, Speck, Mortadella and Parmigiano

    • Insalate

    • Spinaci

      $16

      Spinach and Nectarine Salad, Honey, Yogurt - Lime Dressing, Candied Walnuts  

    • Insalata

      $10

      Red and Green Baby Oak Leaf Lettuces, Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette

    • Burrata

      $16

      Heirloom Tomatoes, Whole Cream Mozzarella, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    • Caesar Salad

      $13
    • Primi

    • Risotto

      $30

      Carnaroli Rice Braised with Prawns, Mixed Squashes, Tomato Passato

    • Ravioli

      $26

      Filled with Braised Short Ribs and Parmigiano, Brown Butter and

    • Cannelloni

      $23

      Filled with Ricotta and Spinach in Pommarola

    • Gnocchi alla Norma

      $24

      Potato Dumplings, Eggplant, Tomato, Basil and Pecorino

    • Tagliatelle

      $23

      Classic Emilian Meat Sauce

    • Secondi

    • Pollo Arrosto

      $28

      Rosemary Rubbed Mary’s Chicken Roasted in the Wood Oven, Capers, Lemon, Sauteéd Fennel, Spinach   

    • Capesante

      $36

      Barnegat Light Sea Scallops Roasted in the Wood Oven with Grapes, Saffron Timballo di Riso, Tarragon Sauce  

    • Pesce

      $AQ

      Chef’s Daily Selection 

    • Vegetariano

      $23

      Fennel, Potato and Artichoke Timballo with Farro, Leeks and Soffritto

    • Costata di Maiale

      $38

      Grilled Pork Rib Chop, Cherry Tomato, Chickpea and Wild Arugula Salad  

    • Stracotto

      $36

      Tuscan Style Pot Roast Long Simmered with Tomato, Soffritto and Red Wine

    • Bistecca

      $48

      Grilled Piemontese Beef Rib Eye Steak, Grilled Peppers and Onions, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Aged Balsamico     

Dessert

Dessert

    • Dolci

    • Torta Caprese

      $12

      Chocolate Almond Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream 

      2015 Chapoutier Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel France    $13

       

    • Formaggi

      $24

      Pecorino Tartufato “Moliterno” - Sheep’s Milk - Sardegna, Italy   $8

      San Carlone Blue with Coffee in Rind - Cow’s Milk - Piemonte, Italy   $8

      La Tur - Mixed Milk - Langhe, Piemonte, Italy   $8

      All 3 Selections   $24

    • Tiramisu

      $10

      Prima's Trifle of Lady fingers, Mascarpone, Espresso, Rum and Cocoa        

      Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximenez Montilla-Moriles Spain   $14

    • Crème Brulée

      $12

      Burnt Sugar Custard with Lavender

      2005 Chateau Castelnau Suduiraut Sauternes France   $11

    • Cannoli

      $6

      Filled with Sweetened Ricotta, Chocolate, Orange and Pistaccio   $6 each

      2016 Maculan “Dindarello” Moscato Passito Veneto   $12

    • Biscotti Assortiti

      $8

      A Plate of Assorted House made Cookies

      2008 Castello Uzzano Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Toscana   $12

    • Gelati

      $8

      Two Scoops: Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee Dutch Almond, Sicilian Pistachio, Salted Caramel

    • Sorbetti

      $8

      Two Scoops: Mango, Lemon or Strawberry

Bar

Bar

    • Menu al Bar

    • Warm Olives

      $9

      Garlic and Rosemary

    • Tagliatelle

      $23

      Classic Emilian Meat Sauce

    • Affetatti Assortiti

      $17/34

      Chef's Selection of Salumi, Prosciutto, Speck, Mortadella and Parmigiano

    • Caesar Salad

      $13