13 Birkenhead Avenue
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Located in Birkenhead close to Highbury Shopping Centre, Abruzzo is a family run restaurant that takes great pride in bringing authentic Italian Cuisine to New Zealand. Abruzzo is fully licensed with a great range of beer, wine and spirits. They also have an exceptional kids menu with a great range of options making it suitable for the whole family. Begin your meal with a starter before indulging in your main. Dessert lovers will be delighted with Abruzzo's great range of desserts which of course, includes gelato.
Abruzzo has great vegetarian options available and is able to cater for most dietary requirements. For larger dining parties of 12 to 40, Abruzzo offers a great set menu with three price options to choose from.
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Pizza bread - garlic and olive oilPrice: $6.90
Pizza breadPrice: $8.90
Anitpasto della casa
Authentic mixed platter of Itallian cured meats and salami accompanied by a fine selection of preserves.Price: $28.00
Gamberoni in guazze
King prawns pan-fried with garlic, flamed in brandy, then simmered in napoletana sauce with a touch of cream.Price: $16.00
Mussels with garlic and basil in a creamy white wine sauce.Price: $17.00
Grigliata di calamari
Grilled squid rings, enhanced with pepper and lemon juice, accompanied with fresh wild greens.Price: $14.50
Verdure al forno
Seasonal vegetables.Price: $9.00
Delicious selection of green sicilian olives and jumbo kalamata olives.Price: $10.50
Layers of pasta, beef, tomato and bechamel, baked in a tomato sauce.Price: $21.00
Rolls of homemade pasta filled with beef, vegetables, and herbs, then baked covered in bechamel and parmesan in a bed of tomato sauce.Price: $24.50
The classic, prepared with chicken, mushrooms and bacon.Price: $21.00
Spaghetti alla carbonara
Bacon, egg, garlic, parmesan, Italian parsley and cream made in the traditional way. ‘How Nona used to make it!’Price: $20.00
Spaghetti alla bolognese
Traditional northern meat sauce - ground beef and tomato, served over spaghetti.Price: $19.50
Risotto al frutti di mare
Arborio rice with shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, white wine and parsley.Price: $27.00
Fettuccine topped with fresh vegetables, sauteed in a light peeled tomato and basil sauce.Price: $19.00
Tomato, ham, salami, red onion, mushroom and mozzarella.
Tomato, shrimps, calamari, mussels and mozzarella.
Prosciutto E Fungi
Traditional! tomato, prosciutto, mushrooms, and mozzarella.
Gorgonzola, mushrooms and mozzarella.
Tomato, salami, peppers, pine nuts, gorgonzola and mozzarella.
Tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan.
Tomato, ham, mushroom, spinach and mozzarella.
Tomato, capsicum, salami, capers, red onion and mozzarella.
Tomato, ham, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatos, scallops and mozzarella.
Tomato, olives, anchovies, oregano, basil, parmesan and mozarella.
Mushrooms, parsley, mozzarella and a touch of truffle oil.
Tomato, ham, anchovies, artichoke, olives, mushrooms and mozzarella.
Calzone al quttro formaggi
Tomato, Italian salami, leek and four delicious Italian chesse. Tradizionale.
Pizza con pollo
Tomato, mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, chicken, bacon, and artichoke.
Tomato, mozzarella, ham and pineapple.
Insalate all `Italiana
Tomato, cucumber, red onion, and fresh wild greens in extra virgin olive oil, with a red wine vinaigrette.Price: $8.00
Insalate di mare
Mixed green leaf salad with a selection of marinated seafood, cooked in olive oi, white wine, lemon, garlic and a touch of basil.Price: $23.50
Pollo alla siciliana
Spicy chicken breast simmered in a sauceof red wine, garlic, tomato, and red capsicum, topped with spinach and mozzarella, then grilled.Price: $27.50
Pollo alla marsala
Chicken breast cooked with mushrooms in a creamy marsala sauce.Price: $28.00
Veal scaloppini with mushrooms in a creamy marsala sauce.Price: $27.50
Premium rib eyed fillet, grilled then topped with a creamy bacon, mushroom and brandy sauce.Price: $32.50
Tenderized veal, panfried then cooked in a creamy white wine and avocado sauce.Price: $29.00
Pollo alla frangelico
Sauteed chicken breast, almond crust, topped with apricots, camembert and creamy frangelico sauce.Price: $31.00
Just for you, a piece of merinque.Price: $11.00
Ask your waiter for today’s selection.Price: $12.00
Vanilla ice cream drowned in espresso.Price: $9.50
Torta alla abruzzo
Sheets of walnut pastry soaked in frangelico and layered with dark chocolate cream served with ice cream.Price: $13.00
Italian cheesecake spread out on lady sponge fingers soaked in coffee liqueur and brandy.Price: $12.00
Special coffeePrice: $12.50
Served with homemade frangelico cream, topped with wild berries.Price: $12.00
Italian dessert wine
Vinsanto toscana, glassPrice: $12.50
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