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Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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14
JB Calamari
Chef Jeff Baldwin's award winning calamari. Lightly seasoned with diced tomatoes, scallions and capers in a lemon butter sauce
9
Ricotta Herb Spread
Lemon zest, herb ricotta, toasted pine nuts, honey, fig strawberry preserve, Meldon salt, buttery toast points
11
Arancini
Kale, prosciutto di parma, fresh mozzarella, truffle, arugula cream
12
Drunkin Mussels
White wine, verdo brodo, roasted garlic with warm focaccia
11
Marzano Meatballs
Beef, veal and pork blend, Marzano tomato sauce, shallot cream, grilled crostini
22
Antipasto della Casa
Proscuitto, abruzzi, roasted peppers, marinated tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fontina, bleu cheese, cipollini jam, pickled mustard seeds, olives, grilled toast
9
Rainbow Carrots
Honey harissa glazed heirloom baby carrots, pickled fennel, mint creme fraiche, arugula, crispy garbanzos
10
Zucca Fries
Zucchini breaded in Italian bread crumbs and panko. Served crispy with roasted garlic chili aioli
Cup 11
Ricotta Ravioli
Cheese, vanilla, brown butter, sage, pistachios, butternut squash
Cup 8
Crispy Brussels & Kale
Roasted red pepper sauce, tamarind agrodolce
SALAD & ZUPPA
11
Peppercorn Parmesan Caesar
Kale, baby romaine, crispy garbanzos, peppercorn parmesan caesar dressing, freshly grated parmesan
13
Tomato and Local Beet Caprese
"Recovery Park" cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, crumbled goat cheese, fresh basil, roasted beets, citrus segments, balsamic reduction
13
Italian Farm House
Field greens, guanciale, assorted berries, dried cherries, bleu cheese, bacon poppyseed vinaigrette, crispy leeks
11
Warm Kale Salad
Broccolini florets, kale, pear dijon vinaigrette, shallots, crispy garbanzos, pancetta, shaved parmesan
5
Simple Salad
Mixed field greens, roasted red pepper, tri-color cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, fennel, lemon olive oil vinaigrette
Cup 5
Bowl 6
Zuppa Toscana
Sausage, yukon gold potatoes, kale
Cup 5
Bowl 6
Special Soup of the Day
PIZZAS
gluten free crust available
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Chefs Daily Pizza Special
13
Double Pepperoni
Farm Field Table, large and small cut local pepperoni, mozzarella, asiago, tomato sauce, parmesan reggiano
12
Garden Pie
Fresh basil pesto, wilted greens (kale, radish and garden greens), fresh mozzarella, bleu cheese, smoked gouda, parmesan
14
Sausage & Pepper
Fontina fonduta, roasted garlic, fennel, sausage, cured abruzzi, red peppers, mozzarella, parmesan, chili flakes
13
Margherita
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic reduction, basil oil, grated parmesan
14
Figa Biga
Parmesan crust, mozzarella, smoked gouda, asiago, fresh pear, fig preserves, with arugula and watercress balsamic truffle dressing, sea salt
16
Great White
Asiago crust, fontina fonduta sauce, mozzarella, shaved prosciutto, salami, fried leeks
PASTA
Pasta made fresh daily. Gluten free pasta available.
MP
Chef's Daily Pasta Special
17
Local Carbonara – Bucatini
"Farm Field Table" Guanciale, local eggs, basil, parmesan, peas
18
Dad's Pasta Bolognese – Tagliatelle
Hearty red wine Bolognese sauce, ricotta, parmesan
17
Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom confit, asiago, truffle ricotta, sauteed mushrooms
15
Cacio de Pepe
Fresh spaghetti, parmesan, regianno, cracked black pepper, finished with Sicilian olive oil and lemon zest
19
Lasagna Bolognese
Layers of homemade fresh pasta sheets, lemon herb ricotta, meat sauce, mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, topped with fontina fonduta, fresh basil
16
Rigatoni Ala Vodka
Gabriella's family recipe vodka sauce, garlic, spinach
21
Ragu – Strozzapreti
A creamy combination of pulled lamb shank and short rib, crumbled goat cheese
18
Beet Pappardelle
Roasted beet pesto, brussel leaves, butternut squash, pine nuts, tossed in extra virgin olive oil, goat cheese, vodka sauce
BONE-INS & SUCH
28
Connie's Lamb Shank
Great Grandma's fall off the bone recipe, red wine – San Marzano braise, stew vegetables, roasted fingerlings, asiago
22
Pollo Puttanesca
Seared airline chicken, tomato puttanesca sauce, creamy polenta, melted fontina, sauteed mushrooms, fried anchovies
24
Tomahawk Pork Chop
Brined grilled pork chop, polenta fries, blistered heirloom tomatoes, mom's pan gravy
28
Veal Saltimbocca Bucatini
Veal scalloppine, prosciutto, sage, spinach, marsala sauce
36
Filet Mignon
7 oz. Angus Reserve Filet of Beef, parmesan roasted fingerlings, garlic broccolini, arrabbiata sauce, "Detroit style" zip sauce
26
Boneless Short Rib
Braised short rib, creamy polenta, mom's pan gravy, roasted cipollini onion, harissa carrots
21
Pollo Limone – Cheese Ravioli
Seared airline chicken, sauteed spinach, lemon-pepper sauce
13
Testa Dura Burger
Signature blend of three prime meats: brisket, short rib and ground ribeye with provolone, caramelized cipollini onion, arugula, sun-dried tomato aioli, brioche bun. Served with chips
FISH
35
Scallops
Blackened scallops, sriracha fettuccine, fontina fonduta, blistered tomatoes, candied bacon
26
Barra – Mundi
Testa style battered barramundi, basil, broccolini, asiago risotto, shaved radish
26
Salmon and Brussels
Blackened salmon, brussels sprouts, seasonal vegetable puree, burnt orange
26
Shrimp & Voodles
"GGS" – garlic, ginger, scallion marinated shrimp, assorted vegetable noodles, sweet Thai chili sauce, bacon, brussels leaves
SIDES & ADDITIONS
Spread each2.5
3 Spreads for 6
Breads & Spreads
Roasted garlic butter, honey ricotta, beet & goat cheese pesto with fresh baked focaccia
5
Spicy Broccolini
6
Polenta Fries
5
Truffle Fingerling Potatoes
8
Chicken Breast
each2.5
Meatballs
14
Salmon Fillet
each4
Jumbo Shrimp
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Television
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All reviews lamb shank calamari homemade pasta bread filet pizza fries our waiter craft cocktails table side wonderful evening offer gluten free options service was impeccable food presentation nice interior food was wonderful my wife's birthday
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for a Friday night date night. He had made a reservation and we were seated up in the raised section by the front windows. I ordered a cocktail and our server had to awkwardly carry the bar cart to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PAn8iv
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Took the Wife for an afternoon late lunch/early dinner. Perfect for her as she is a vegetarian and there were a multitude of delicious options for her. I had the Testa Dura burger. I love my burgers, but this was probably the best I have...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sparky1956
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Testa Barra is the 2nd generation restaurant of the Baldwin Group. It's funky, has an open air, easy, hip atmosphere. The food is delicious--I had the salmon with brussels and refused to let a bite slip away. First class all the way. Make sure you...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jodi R
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Awesome menu, yummy martinis, craft cocktails & great atmosphere! Musician in the bar area was very good :)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kristiel745
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Food was very good. Lunch took 1 1/2 hours for 2 lunch combos. Only 1 waiter on staff, should’ve been better staffed. Ordered a gluten free pizza and it came out regular. Hunter did comp my lunch. It was appreciated.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GiaTruPyt
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Went for lunch for a friends birthday. Relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, great service. My friend loved her dessert. Was big enough to split.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nacaha
Reviewed February 15, 2019

I've heard a lot about this restaurant from friends who have spoke very highly of it. Being half Italian I place a very high standard on the food quality and taste of Italian restaurants. My wife made reservations for 7:30 on Valentines day for 2...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

My hubby and I went to Testa Barra for Valentine's dinner. To say the food was amazing is an understatement. Unfortunately, I do not remember the Italian titles of the dishes so I'll have to describe them. We started with a ravioli appetizer with squash,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank msflix
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Very cute restaurant! Staff is very friendly! Food is great with lots of options. Same company as J Baldwin’s and we love both.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jessm531
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We went there for my daughters birthday when she turned 21. My family bought me gift cards for Christmas, I like it so much. It is close to our sub. Great food!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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