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 with Lime, Hot Chili and Mint

    • Fior de Latte

      18

      Fresh Mozzarella and Fennel Salad with Oranges and Black Olives 

    • Warm Olives

      $9

      Garlic and Rosemary

    • Insalata

      $11

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

    • Pizzetta

      $23

      Cremini Mushrooms, Tomato, Mozzarella and Oregano  

    • Tonno Conservato

      $16

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

    • Rucola e Barbabietole

      $15

      Wild Arugula and Beet Salad, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette

    • Affetatti Assortiti

      $17/34

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

    • Caesar Salad

      $13
    • Insalata di Arancia

      $14

      Cara Cara, Navel and Blood Orange Salad, Anchovy, Castelvetrano Olives, Extra Virgin Olive Oil  

    • Primi Piatti

    • Gnocchi

      $28

      House Made Potato Dumplings with Wild Boar Ragu and English Peas  

    • Tagliolini

      $27

      Thin Housemade Pasta, Manila Clams, Calamari, Tomato and White Wine  

    • Casoncelli

      $25

      Housemade Pasta Filled with Porcini and Ricotta, Guanciale Croccante

    • Risotto

      $32

      Carnaroli Rice Braised with Barnegat Light Scallops, Delta Asparagus, Spring Onions   

    • 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 with Grapes in the Wood Oven, Spinach, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Black Truffle, Fresh Thyme

    • 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 with Lime, Hot Chili and 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

    • Insalata di Polpo

      $18

      Octopus and Potato Salad, Lemon, Capers, Mint, Hot Pepper

    • Insalata

      $11

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

    • Indivia con Pere

      $16

      Endive and Pear Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Champagne Vinaigrette

    • Caesar Salad

      $13
    • Primi

    • Risotto

      $28

      Carnaroli Rice Braised with Morel Mushrooms, Thyme and Parmigiano Reggiano   

    • Ravioli

      $26

      Filled with Braised Short Ribs and Parmigiano, Brown Butter and

    • Cannelloni

      $23

      Filled with Ricotta and Spinach in Pommarola

    • Tagliolini alle Vongole

      $28

      Thin Housemade Pasta, Manila Clams alla Veneziana, Toasted Garlic Herbs and White Wine

    • Tagliatelle

      $23

      Classic Emilian Meat Sauce

    • Secondi

    • Pollo Arrosto

      $28

      Mary’s Chicken Roasted in the Wood Oven, Salsa Verde, Sautéed Zucchini, Roasted Potatoes  

    • 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, Peach Mostarda, Braised Endive, Saba   

    • Stracotto

      $36

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

    • Bistecca

      $48

      Grilled Piemontese Beef Rib Eye Steak ‘Tartufato’ with Cremini Mushrooms, Truffled Potato Galette, Wild Arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano 

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