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"An authentic quality Italian restaurant in Irby"

SERVING EXCITING FLAVOURSOME  ITALIAN FOOD

 

 

 

 

 

A la carte menu

Antipasti - Starters

 

Arancino

£6.90

Famous Sicilian rice cone filled with ragu, peas and caciocavallo cheese, coated with breadcrumbs and fried.

 

Tuna Tartare

£12.20

Prepared with the highest quality Sashimi Grade Tuna (Thunnus albacares). The raw tuna is marinated in extra virgin olive oil,

lemon, garlic, salt and black pepper. Served with rocket, tomato, a slice of lemon and a small jug of balsamic vinegar.

Carpaccio di filetto di bue - Beef fillet carpaccio

£13.90

Thin slices of raw fillet of beef dressed with lemon, extra virgin olive oil, rocket and 24 month matures parmesan shavings

Zuppa di Pomodoro Val Tidone - Home made tomato soup

£5.70

This recipe is typical of the Tidone Valley in Northern Italy. It is a dense soup made with Italian tomatoes, fresh herbs and spices.

Melanzane alla Parmigiana- Aubergine bake

£8.90

A complex dish which originated in Sicily and has been copied all over the world, this has no pasta but layers of aubergines,

mozzarella, parmesan cheese and home made tomato sauce.

 

Primi
First courses

 

Spaghetti al pomodoro - Spaghetti with tomato sauce

£11.50

The organic spaghetti are made in Sicily using a very old variety of wheat and the tomato sauce is made with San Marzano DOP, one of the best in Italy

 Paccheri alla Gricia

 £12.60

These are short, wide pasta tubes, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, pieces of pork cheek, pecorino cheese, black pepper and optional chili.

Records show that this pasta was used in central Italy in 1200 before tomatoes were available in Europe. This dish is the precursor of Amatriciana. 

 Ravioli con Carne e Prosciutto crudo - Ravioli filled with meat and Parna Ham

 £13.70

Home made pasta filled with steak mince, parma ham and other ingredients. Served with melted butter and freshly grated parmesan cheese or in a meat broth.  

 Bucatini all’amatriciana - Bucatini with amatriciana sauce

£12.90

This dish is particular to the village of Amatrice near Rome. The robust and rustic sauce that accompanies the pasta contains, amongst other things, San Marzano DOP tomatoes, Italian cured cheek pork, chilli, pecorino cheese and herbs. This is a “must” for the intrepid gourmet.

 Spaghetti alla Carbonara

 £11.90

This is the authentic, original carbonara recipe, made with top quality Italian pancetta and free-range organic eggs but no cream! We have had so many requests for this dish that we are happy to have returned it to our menu!

 Gnocchi ai funghi porcini con panna - Gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and cream

 £13.50

Home made gnocchi served with sauteed porcini mushrooms (Boletus edulis) and cream

Gnocchi con pomodoro e basilico - Gnocchi with tomato sauce and basil

 £12.10

Home made gnocchi served with sauce made with San Marzano DOP, parmesan and basil.

 Penne al Ragù - Penne with Beef Ragu

 £12.50

The ragu is made with top quality beef which is minced in our premises. It is a recipe perfected by Piero and combines many ingredients to bring an exciting balance of flavours

Ravioli con Carne e prosciutto crudo con salsa di pomodoro - Ravioli filled with meat and Parma Ham served with tomato sauce

 £14.70

Home made pasta filled with steak mince, Parma Ham and other ingredients. Served with a tomato sauce made with San Marzano DOP tomatoes. 

 Spaghetti alle vongole - Spaghetti with Clams

 £13.20

A classic pasta dish which is a favourite for shell fish lovers. The clams (Venerupis decussata/Philippinarum)are tossed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chilli, black pepper and dressed with parsley

 Linguine aglio, olio, peperoncino - Linguine with garlic, oil and chilli

 £10.50

One of the favourite classic pasta dishes from Italy. The extra virgin olive oil combined with the garlic and chilli gives a real “bite” to the dressing.

 

 Carne
Meat dishes

 

Ossobuco con spinaci all’aglio - Ossobuco with garlic spinach.

£17.90

A classic Italian dish which is known worldwide. The meat is from a cross breed of limousin/hereford, aged between 16 and 18 months which, in Piero’s opinion is most flavoursome. The dish is served with gremolata and wilted spinach sautéed in garlic.

Filetto con funghi porcini all panna - Fillet steak with creamy mushroom sauce

£25.00

The beef fillet steak is served with porcini mushrooms cooked in cream. Please note that the fillet steak annot be served well done. 

Salsiccia Siciliana con lenticchie -  Sicilian style sausage with lentils

£15.50

These home made spicy Sicilian sausages are made from 100% top quality pork, minced in our premises, with added spices and chilli. The lentils are of the highest quality and are stewed with carrots, celery and pancetta until tender. The combination of the delicate lentils with the spicy sausages is particularly interesting.

Pollo alla Piero - Piero's chicken dish

£14.90

A tasty chicken dish. The skinless thighs are cooked with finely chopped onions, carrots and celery, white wine and cream. They are served in the sauce with creamed potatoes. 

Carne condita alla Siciliana (canni cunzata) - Marinated  beef in the Sicilian style

£17.90

A Sicilian dish dating probably from the 17th century which is still very popular today. The thin slice of rump (4 weeks matured) is marinated and then chargrilled. Served with grilled tomatoes.

Cotolette della Nonna Emma

£16.50

This recipe has been handed down by Nonna Emma (Piero’s Mum) and is very tasty! The slice of Hereford Beef is coated in organic, free range egg and bread crumbs with garlic, parsley and other ingredients. These are then lightly fried in extra virgin olive oil.

Costolette d’Agnello alla griglia - Grilled Lamb cutlets

£17.90

The beautifully succulent Welsh lamb cutlets are grilled to your preference and served with wilted spinach sautéed in garlic and butter

  

Pesce
Fish

 

Tonno dell’Ammiraglio -Admiral’s Tuna

£19.60

This fresh Sashimi Grade tuna steak (Thunnus albacares) is coated with a fresh herb mixture and seared with  balsamic reduction. Served with rocket salad and braised fennel, the combination of flavours is very interesting.

Gamberi Argentini (Pleoticus muelleri) - Argentinian red prawnsPesce Spada al Salmoriglio 

£16.90

An excellent sweet tasing, large wild prawn. In this typically Sicilian dish the six prawns are lightly fried in extra virgin olive oil with garlic chilli and parsley.

Supreme di Salmone con zucchini, porri e dragoncello - Salmon supreme with courgettes, leeks and tarragon

£17.70

The high quality salmon supreme (Salmo salar) is grilled and served with courgettes, leek and tarragon sauté. Served with a small jug of salmoriglio dressing.

Spigola alla Griglia - Grilled sea bass

£18.80

The seabass is served with traditional salmoriglio dressing (extra virgin olive oil, lemon, garlic and parsley0. Please note that the fish can olny be served whole so do let us know if you would like the head removing!

 

 

Contorni
Side dishes

 

Caponata

 £6.90

The famous Caponata is a Sicilian vegetable dish made from chopped fried aubergines, celery, pine nuts, olives, capers etc. This dish is served lukewarm in order to achieve the maximum flavours.

 Fagiolini con aglio e pomodoro - Runner beans with tomato and garlic.

 £5.80

Stewed runner beans with tomato, garlic and optional chilli.

 Cannellini  - Cannellini beans

 £5.30

These cannellini beans are dressed with Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, fennel seeds and parsley.

 Lenticchie in umido - Stewed Lentils

 £5.90

 These lentils are amongst the best available in Italy. They are gently stewed until tender, together with pancetta, carrots, celery and herbs.

 Funghi esotici trifolati - Exotic Mushrooms

 £6.90

This is an interesting assortment of exotic mushrooms thinly sliced and cooked in olive oil and garlic which accompany a variety of main dishes

 Piselli alla contadina - Country style peas

 £4.90

A very popular side dish, the peas are prepared with top quality Italian pancetta, onions and herbs.

 Insalata verde - Mixed “Leaf” salad

 £3.90

A mixture of leaf salad including lettuce, radicchio and other greens in season. These are then dressed in extra virgin olive oil and salt with a touch of either balsamic vinegar or home made red wine vinegar. The choice is yours!

 Patate pure’ al Parmigiano - Creamed potatoes with Parmesan

 £3.90

These creamed potatoes are made with the addition of butter and milk, then topped with matured, freshly grated, parmesan cheese

Dolci 
Desserts

 

Gelato all’Amaretto -  Ice Cream with Amaretto

£6.90

Homemade using only natural ingredients. Free range organic eggs and original Amaretto Disaronno are combined with fresh cream and other ingredients. Served sprinkled with crushed Amaretto biscuits it is a dessert not to be missed!

Gelato al caffè espresso - Espresso coffee ice cream

£5.90

An original artisan recipe creates this intense, creamy, espresso coffee ice cream. Home made with super milk, fresh cream and Italian espresso. An excellent strong tasting ice cream.

Gelato alle fragole - Strawberry ice cream

£6.90

Made with exceptionally high quality ingredients to an original Italian recipe, this strawberry ice cream is made using fresh strawberries and cream. Delicious! 

Gelato alla vaniglia - Vanilla ice cream

£5.90

Home made creamy, smooth vanilla ice cream made with Bourbon vanilla pods from Madagascar. A delicate taste to savour at the end of your meal.

Gelato Affogato

£6.90

Our vanilla ice cream, served with a hot espresso drizzled over the top.

Cannolo Siciliano - Sicilian dessert

£5.90

Home made dessert from Sicily which is a pastry shell filled with ricotta cheese, sugar and other ingredients.

Tiramisù

£4.90

One of the most famous Italian desserts

 

Caffè
Coffees

Espresso, Espresso doppio, Caffè corretto, Caffè macchiato, Cappuccino, Cappuccino Forte, Latte, Americano - all available.

                                                                                                         

         

All dishes and prices subject to change without notice

Please note that some dishes may contain nuts, please advise staff if you have an allergy

 

 

Cipollina

Cipollina

Caponata

Caponata 

Arancino 2 

Arancino

Carpaccio di bue

Beef carpaccio

Caciocavallo allargentiera
 
Caciocavallo all'Argentiera
 
Tuna Tartare
 
Tuna tartare
 

Pane Tumminia

Bread made with ancient Sicilian wheat, Tumminia

Spaghetti ai funghi esotici

Spaghetti with exotic mushrooms

Involtini CU

Sicilian meat wrap

Halibut with tomato vinaigrette

Halibut with tomato vinaigrette

Gamberoni

Tiger prawns

Parmigiana

Aubergine bake 

Peperone ripieno
 
Baked pepper filled with rice
 

 Nido di gamberi di fiume

Crayfish nest

Antipasto misto

Mixed starter

 Carpaccio di pesce spada

Swordfish carpaccio

Pomodori ripieni

Baked tomatoes

Paccheri alla gricia

Paccheri alla gricia
 
Linguine with lemon sauce
 
Linguine with lemon sauce
 

 Ossobuco

Ossobuco

Cobia

Cobia

Pesce spada

Swordfish

 Sicilian cannolo

Cannolo

 
 
 
 
 

Introducing the Owners…

Italians, with a love for the Uk, bring an exciting Italian restaurant to the Wirral. After living and working in Italy, the owners, each with their own areas of speciality, decided to open Da Piero as a new exciting venue in the heart of Irby serving the authentic essence of Italian cuisine. All the food is created with the top quality products, some imported directly from Italy, some chosen from local suppliers.

Open: Thursday to Saturday from 6pm

 

THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE "BEST NEW ENTRY AWARD" 2010

THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

MICHELIN GUIDE 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

HARDENS GUIDE 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

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