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Vegan Menu

Your neighbourhood Italian style restaurant that you visit each and every week. Why? Because the service, the cuisine and the ambience is just right!’

Antipasti ~ Contorni

Bruschetta Classica

Toasted focaccia topped with tomato, garlic, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar 16

Olive Marinate

Succulent kalamata & green Sicilian olives marinated with lemon, chilli, garlic and rosemary. Served warmed 10.9

Crispy Potato Skins

With Kalamata olive tapenade and tomato salsa 10.5

Della Casa   [gf]

House salad of mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber, carrot, red onion, black olives and Italian dressing 12.5

Beans & Olives   [gf]

Fresh green beans sautéed with garlic, olives & tomato 11

Fritte con Salsa al Pomodoro

Fries cooked in canola oil and served with ketchup 9.5

Verdure Vegane   [gf]

Chargrilled zucchini, eggplant, capsicum & red onion served
with pinenuts   11.5

Pasta ~ Risotto ~ Gnocchi

Cannelloni Raniero

Filled with kumara, spinach, ‘feta’ and pinenuts.  Served with Napoli sauce, parmesan and seasonal vegetables   26

Spaghetti Vegani

A tasty combination of Napoli sauce, Portobello mushroom, sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and capers   24

Spaghetti Arrabiata

A traditional Italian dish with basil, tomato, garlic & chilli sauce with Ananda vegan sausage.  Garnished with ‘parmesan’   24

Gnocchi ai Tartufoli

Panfried potato gnocchi with Portobello mushroom, cashew cauliflower truffle paste   26

Mediterranean Risotto

With roast red pepper, broad beans and peas. Garnished with beetroot & kumara crisps and watercress   26

Pizzeria

Formaggio’s crust ~ Formaggio’s combinations!

Two sizes Medio 30cm (8 slices) [gfa] / Grande 40cm (12 slices)

Angelo Margherita

Napoli sauce, fresh tomato, ‘mozzarella’, basil, olive oil and ‘parmesan’.
Named in 1889 after Margherita, the Queen Consort of Italy, the
colour of the toppings represent the Italian flag   23.5/32.5

Zucca e Zucchine

Roasted pumpkin, chargrilled zucchini, caramelised onion, sundried tomato, roasted garlic and ‘mozzarella’with ‘parmesan’   25.5/34.5

Ortolana

Spinach, fresh tomato, mushroom, olives, artichokes, capsicum, roasted garlic & ‘mozzarella’. Garnished with ‘parmesan’, rocket, pinenuts  25.5/34.5

The Luciano

Ananda vegan sausage, tapenade, fresh roma tomato, basil, chilli & cracked black pepper    25.5/34.5

Dolce

Campana con Sorbete

Trio of Formaggio’s raspberry, coconut and lemon sorbet   10.5

Affogato di Elena

Coconut sorbet, espresso and a shot of amaretto   12.5

Rabarbaro & Mela Crumble

Rhubarb; Introduced to Europe by the Italian botanist, Prosper Alpinus in 1608.  Today we bring you a favourite recipe   16

Digestivo

Limoncello

A traditional after-dinner digestive; this intensely flavoured liquer is made of lemon zest. Served chilled 9.5

Grappa

Grappa is a fragrant, grape-based pomace brandy
Enjoyed since forever   9.5

Fernet Branca

One of Italy’s most enduring drinks – a bitter, aromatic grape-based spirit made with herbs & spices   9.5

 

Wine & Beverage List

Aperitivo ~ Cocktails

Aperol Spritz

Prosecco, Aperol & soda – wildly popular in Italy   16.5

Bellini

Quintessential Italian, Prosecco & peach puree   12.5

Negroni

Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth.  Gorgeous!   15.5

Margarita

Tequila, triple sec, lemon & lime, well-shaken   15.5

Limoncello Martini

Italians love this one   15.5

Islander

Summer!  Midori, Malibu, orange & pineapple   15.5

Wine

Prosecco, Villa Sandi, Italy

Ripe golden apples, acacia and honeysuckle   9.5 / 47

Chardonnay, Ataahua, Waipara NZ

Substantial body, ripe citrusy fruit flavours.  Matured for nine months in seasonal French Oak barrels   12.5 / 52

Pinot Grigio, Villa Sandi, Treviso Italy

Exotic fruit and floral fragrances with a dry, soft-textured palate   11 / 49

Rose, Te Mania, Nelson NZ

A soft, subtle, fruity and elegant wine made from Pinot Noir grapes.

Deliciously creamy fresh strawberry, red currant   11 / 49

Merlot, Ataahua, Waipara NZ

Ripe blackberry & plum flavours combine with hints of liquorice   12.5 / 56

Sangiovese Merlot, Vigor, Ancona Italy

A robust, dry red with smooth texture & red berries on the palate   12 / 54

Montepulciano, San Lorenzo, Ancona Italy

Delicate aromas of plum & cherry.  Full-bodied with the enfolding warmth of rounded tannins and a dry powerful finish   13 / 58

Beer ~ Cider

Steinlager Pure   9

Moa Pale Ale   9

Sunshine Brewery IPA   9.9

Panhead APA   11.5

Freckled Frog Feijoa Cider   12

Peroni Nastro Azzuro   9.5

Heineken   9

Stella Artois   9

Corona Extra   9

Amstel Light 2.5% alc   7.5

Formaggio’s proudly enables
NZ Native Forest Restoration.
By dining with us tonight you are helping.
Grazie Mille!