A casual Italian open-kitchen restaurant
in West Des Moines, Iowa

Chef David Baruthio

Dine-In or To-Go

INSALATA

ZUPPA OF THE DAY   $4/$8
CAESAR   CHOPPED ROMAINE HEART, CREAMY PARMESAN, WHITE ANCHOVY AND HOUSE CROUTON $7
CAESAR CARNIVORE   BACON, BOILED EGG, BLUE CHEESE PARMESAN, WHITE ANCHOVY AND HOUSE CROUTON $9
TOMATO & MOZZARELLA   TOSSED WITH ARUGULA, BALSAMIC AND EVOO $8
ROASTED BEET SALAD   GOAT CHEESE, HONEY, MIXED GREENS $9
ON THE GREEN   SPRING MIX, TOMATO, RADISH, CARROTS $6
CREAMY PARMESAN / BLUE CHEESE / BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

ANTIPASTA

PARMESAN FRITES   HOUSE CUT FRIES TOPPED WITH PARMESAN, SERVED WITH HOUSE MADE PAPRIKA AIOLI  $8
ANTIPASTA PLATTER   LA QUERCIA PROSCIUTTO, SALAMI, HOUSE TAPENADE, PICKLED VEG AND FRESH MOZZARELLA  $18

BRUSCHETTA

FRESH RICOTTA   RICOTTA FINISHED WITH CRACKED PEPPER, EVOO, SERVED WITH FRESH BREAD $6
BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE   SERVED WITH CROSTINI  $7
SMOKED SALMON & RICOTTA  WITH CAPERS $7
CHARRED RED ONION & GOAT CHEESE   SERVED WARM  $7
MOZZARELLA & CHERRY TOMATOES   MARINATED WITH HERBS AND EVOO  $8

PROTEINA

BEEF SHORT RIBS   BRAISED SHORT RIBS ON CREAMY POLENTA, SERVED WITH A MUSHROOM-CHIANTI JUS  $20
CHICKEN KEBAB   MARINATED AND GRILLED CHICKEN KEBAB SERVED OVER MILANESE RISOTTO WITH HOUSE MADE PAPRIKA AIOLI $16
PORK PICCATA   POUNDED PORK LOIN, BUTTER, CAPERS, AND CALABRIAN CHILI, SERVED OVER POMODORO SPAGHETTI $17

HOUSE-MADE PASTA

BOLOGNESE   CLASSIC BEEF BOLOGNESE, SERVED OVER LINGUINI  $15
BAKED MAC   FOUR CHEESES AND MAC, BAKED WITH GRATIN  $14
PORK MEATBALL   HOUSE MADE MEATBALL, BRAISED IN RED WINE DEMI AND BAKED WITH MEZZI RIGATONI  $15
CARBONARA   LA QUERCIA PANCETTA, EGG AND PARMESAN, SERVED WITH SPAGHETTI  $16
POMODORO SICILIA   RED SAUCE, OLIVE OIL, CHOPPED OLIVES AND FRESH BASIL, SERVED WITH SPAGHETTI  $12
TRENNE GORGONZOLA BROCCOLINI, CREAM SAUCE, TOASTED WALNUTS   $14
SAUSAGE ROASTED PEPPERS, ROASTED GARLIC, RED SAUCE WITH TRENNE  $15

PIZZA
12INCH

MARGARITA  RED SAUCE, MOZZARELLA AND BASIL $12
ROMANA RED SAUCE, GARLIC, BLACK OLIVES, ANCHOVIES, OREGANO AND CALABRIAN CHILI $14
PRAIRIE*   RED SAUCE, LA QUERCIA PROSCIUTTO, EGG, MOZZARELLA AND FRESH ARUGULA $16
QUATRO   RED SAUCE, PROVOLONE, MOZZARELLA, RICCOTA AND GORGONZOLA $13
BOLOGNESE   BEEF BOLOGNESE AND RICOTTA $15
BBQ CHX   RUSS FRANK’S BBQ SAUCE, CHICKEN AND MOZZARELLA $15

KIDS MENU

CHEESE PIZZA   RED SAUCE AND MOZZARELLA $6
MEATBALL PASTA    PORK MEATBALL AND SPAGHETTI WITH RED SAUCE  $6
PASTA  SPAGHETTI WITH OLIVE OIL AND PARMESAN CHEESE  $6

SOFT DRINKS

FOUNTAIN   COKE, SPRITE, DIET COKE, LEMONADE AND ICED TEA  $3
CAN/BOTTLE   COKE ZERO, FANTA STRAWBERRY, FANTA ORANGE, GINGER ALE, PEACE TREE ROOT BEER  $2.50
BOTTLED WATER   ACQUA PANNA AND SAN PELLEGRINO  $3