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Main Courses

From the Sirloin Steak to the Mediterranean Salad & Italian Pasta’s, plus a variety of reliable classics, we have got you covered.

Antipasti (Starters)

Antipasto Misto

Start your dining experience the Italian way with a shared platter: selected Italian & local delicacies, meats, boccocini smoked salmon, white anchovies, marinated olives, artichokes, tapenade & pesto. Served with Formaggio’s Italian-style breads 28.5
*Divine paired with Prosecco or a Peroni*

Arancini Siciliani [v]

We crumb then lightly fry our taleggio & roasted red pepper risotto balls. Served with smoky tomato aioli 13.5

Chargrilled Chilli Calamari [gf, df]

Served with capers, Kalamata olives, tomato, mixed leaves, chilli, garlic and lemon 17.5

Warmed Olive Marinate [gf, vegan]

Succulent Kalamata & green Sicilian olives marinated with lemon, chilli, garlic and rosemary 10.9

Funghi Ripieni [gf, v]

Luscious baked Portobello mushrooms filled with ricotta, sundried tomato, basil capsicum coulis & olives 13.5

The Chowder

Saffron infused with fresh fish, prawns, mussels, smoked salmon & vegetables. Served with grilled ciabatta 15.0

Prosciutto e Melone [gf, df]

Jzeush up your life with this refreshing combination of sweet rock melon, salty San Daniele prosciutto and rrrocket! 14.5

Pane (Breads)

Bruschetta Classica [vegan]

Toasted focaccia topped with tomato, garlic, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar reduction 14.5

Pizza Bread [v, gfa]

Our signature pizza bread; baked with the delicious combination of garlic, cheese, chilli & pesto 11.5

Pane all’Aglio [v]

Formaggio’s ciabatta baked with garlic & herb butter 9.5

Piatti Principali (Mains)

Melanzane Al Forno [gf, vegan]

Our vegan take on a classic North Italian dish. Eggplant layered with mushrooms, artichoke, fresh tomato, basil & Angel Food’s parmesan alternative. Baked with Napoli sauce and served with a side salad 29.5

Chicken Parmigiana

A classic! Crumbed chicken breast topped with ham, Napoli sauce and baked with cheese. Served with potato gratin and salad 27.5

Petto di Pollo Ripieno [gf]

Free range chicken supreme filled with ricotta, sundried tomato & basil. Served with potato gratin & a side salad or steamed vegetables 33.5

Beer Battered Blue Cod

Fillets of Blue Cod battered and fried, served with tartare sauce, Formaggio’s fries and fresh lemon. Accompanied by a side salad or steamed vegetables 25.5

Monkfish & Prosciutto

Fillet of monkfish wrapped in prosciutto, pan-fried and served with a chorizo & sweet pea risotto and topped with salsa Italiana 34.5

Braised Lamb Shoulder [gf]

Canterbury lamb marinated with confit garlic, thyme and sumac. Served with creamy polenta, caramelised shallots & steamed vegetables.
33.50

Bisetecca

NZ’s finest beef, aged for a minimum of 28 days

~ Supplied by Traiteur of Merivale ~

Sirloin [gf]

Aged marbled sirloin served with duck-fat potatoes and your choice of a side salad or steamed vegetables 34.9

Grilled to your liking with a choice of:

    • rosemary & garlic;
    • mushroom red wine;
    • brandy & green pepper jus

Pasta

Tuscan Tagliatelle [gfa, vegan]

Distinctive ribbons of pasta with tofu, grilled artichoke, eggplant & zucchini – a Mediterranean delight 24.5

Spaghetti Tradizionali [gfa]

Bolognese sauce originates from Bologna. Our hearty ragu is slow-cooked, simmered and presented on spaghetti 22.5

Spaghetti Roberto [gfa]

A Formaggio’s favourite. Spiiiicy Italian sausage, chicken meatballs in a tomato, basil & garlic sauce 24.9

Cannelloni Fiorentina [v]

… oodles of spinach, ricotta and parmesan baked with Napoli sauce. Served with seasonal vegetables 22.9

Le Lasagne

Layers of delicious ragu Bolognese and bechamel sauce, served with a side salad 24.9

Fettuccine Carbonara [gfa]

Smoked streaky bacon, sautéed with Portobello mushroom in a rich cream, egg yolk & parmesan sauce 24.9

Fettuccine Posillipo [gfa]

Prawns, scallops, squid & mussels sautéed with garlic, chilli, tomato & vino bianco 26.9

Braised Beef Ravioli

Slow-braised beef short rib ravioli in a creamy Portobello mushroom & roast capsicum sauce 26.5

Risotti – Gnocchi

Gnocchi Puttanesca

House-made potato gnocchi in Napoli sauce with capers, olives, anchovies, fresh capsicum, chilli & garlic 23.5

Gnocchi Verde

House-made potato gnocchi with smoked chicken, chorizo & zucchini. Served with a lightly creamed basil pesto sauce and garnished with parmesan 24.9

Risotto ai Funghi [gf, v]

Rich and creamy mushroom risotto with porcini, Portobello & truffle oil 24.9

Insalate (Salad)

Formaggio’s Salad [gf]

Mixed salad leaves with Kalamata olives, pickled red onion & cucumber, goat feta, capsicum, cherry tomatoes served with balsamic dressing 19.5

– Add smoked chicken or salmon 6

Goat Cheese, Prosciutto & Walnut Salad [gf, df]

Goat cheese, prosciutto, baby beetroot leaves, rocket and candied walnuts 17.5

Caesar

Classic Caesar 19.5

– Add smoked chicken or salmon 6

Contorni (Sides)

Della Casa [gf, df, v]

House salad of mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber, carrot, capsicum, spring onion & Balsamic dressing 10.5

Formaggio’s Fries

Crispy beer-battered potato fries with aioli and tomato sauce … of course 9.5

Truffled Polenta Chips [v]

Crispy, soft centred golden polenta chips with aioli 10.5

Duck Fat Potatoes [gf, df]

The world’s best roast potatoes, cooked in duck fat with rosemary and sea-salt until golden and crunchy 10.5

Verdure di Stagione [gf, v]

A side of seasonal vegetables, chef’s whim & the seasons 10.5

You might need to know …
If you have an allergy or dietary restriction, please inform your wait-staff before ordering

Decode the acronymn
v = vegetarian
df = dairy-free
gf = gluten-free
gfa = gluten-free on request

We offer gluten free options however our kitchen is not a ‘gluten-free zone’ therefore we cannot guarantee an ingredient or dish is completely free of allergens.