Nucci’s Italian Café
1580S. Melrose Drive, Suite 108
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 598-1005

Business Hours
Lunch - Monday – Friday 11am – 4 pm
Dinner - Sunday - Thursday 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 4 pm – 10pm

Antipasti
(Appetizers)
Brushetta Alla Romano – 4.95
Grilled Tuscan bread topped with chopped Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil and mozzarella
Mozzarella in Corozza – 6.95
Breaded, fried mozzarella with a slice of ham and side of marinara
Carciofi Tostati – 7.25
Toasted artichoke hearts tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, and Romano cheese on a bed of greens
Calamari Fritti - 12.95 ½ order 8.95
Tender, deep-fried calamari served with marinara sauce
Gamboretti Marinati – 8.95
Marinated grilled shrimp tossed with Roma tomato, basil, garlic, and olive oil over a bed of greens
Pepperoni & Cheese Garlic Bread – 4.95
Served with a side of marinara sauce
Zuppa del Giorno
(Soup of the Day)
Small – 3.00 / large – 4.00
Daily Lunch Specials
½ Panini & Small Green Salad – 6.50
½ Panini & Small Soup – 6.50
Small Green Salad & Bowl of Soup – 5.50 

Panini
(Italian Sandwiches)
Cold
   All cold sandwiches (except Turkey & Cheese) include lettuce, tomato, onion, pepperoncini, and Italian dressing
Cappacola & Cheese – 7.95
Salami & Cheese - 7.95
Ham & Cheese – 7.95
Super Sub (Ham, Salami, Cappacola, Provolone Cheese – 8.50
Proscuitto & Cheese – 6.95
Turkey & Cheese (lettuce, tomato, mayo) – 7.95
Grilled Chicken Sub (Grilled chicken, Provolone) -8.50
Veggies Sub Provolone Cheese, Green Bell Peppers, black olives, mushrooms) – 8.50
Roast Beef Sub (Roast Beef, Provolone Cheese) – 8.50

Insalata
(Salad)
Garden Green Salad - 4.95 small 3.25
Insalata Della Casa -7.95 small 4.95
Assorted greens, tomatoes, calamata olives, red onions, and gorgonzola cheese tossed in a light lemon dressing. Add grilled chicken, $3.95 extra
Insalata Romano – 5.95 small 3.25
Romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing, croutons and Romano cheese. Add grilled chicken, $3.95 extra
Caprese – 7.95
Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, basil, fresh black pepper, and extra virgin olive oil
Spinach Salad – 7.95 small 5.50
Fresh spinach, Panchetta bacon, sliced hard-boiled egg, and sliced toasted almonds with honey mustard dressing or balsamic vinaigrette
Mediterranean Salad – 7.95 small 4.95
Mixed lettuce, cucumbers, red onion, Feta cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, tomatoes, calamata olives, in light lemon dressing. Add grilled chicken, $3.95 extra
Pomadoro Salad – 8.95
Tomato, red onion, basil, four cheese, provolone, calamatas, vinaigrette, olive oil, black pepper, and salt
Raspberry Salad – 10.95
Spring mix salad, 3 jumbo shrimp, almond, red onion, cucumber, tangerine in raspberry dressing
Antipasto Misto – 10.95 small 7.95
Assorted meats and cheeses, marinated vegetables, and olives

Hot
Meatball Parmigiana -7.95
Sausage Parmigiana – 7.95
Sausage & Peppers – 7.95
Meatball & Peppers – 7.95
Peppers & Eggs – 7.95
Sausage, Peppers & Eggs – 7.95
Chicken Parmigiana – 7.95
Eggplant Parmigiana -7.95
Italian Steak Sub -8.50
(Bell Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, & Provolone)

Calzones
Spinach Calzone -Spinach, ricotta, and mozzarella – 9.25 * Extra items, $1.50
Bbq Calzone – Bbq sauce, grilled chicken, red onion, fresh cilantro, and mozzarella 9.50
Stromboli
Stuffed with sausage, meatball, pepperoni, ham, ricotta and mozzarella 9.50
Sammy’s Pizza Roll
Pepperoni, ham, jalapeños, pineapple, mozzarella 9.50

                                                                                                       Pizza            Small 10”        Medium 14”        Large 16”
Cheese                                                                                                                      9.00                           11.00               13.00

Extra Items – Sausage, Pepperoni, Ham, Salami, Meatball,                         1.25                           1.75                  2.25

Canadian Bacon, Pineapple, Mushroom, Eggplant, Bell Pepper,
Fresh Tomatoes, Black Olives, Garlic, Fresh Basil, Artichokes,
Jalapeños, Anchovies, Broccoli, Onion

Nucci’s Special                                                                                                 13.50                         17.50               20.50
*Your choice of 7 items for the price of 5   *Thin crust New York style pizza on request
Specialita de Pizza
Margherita – Whole milk mozzarella, Roma tomatoes,                                11.95                         13.95               15.50
garlic, fresh basil, olive oil.
Quattro Formaggi – A blend of four: provolone, gorgonzola,                     11.95                         13.95               15.50
mozzarella, and romano cheeses, fresh tomato, and basil.
Rustica – Sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, grilled chicken breast       12.95                         14.95               17.50
Primavera – Roasted bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, fresh tomato          12.95                         14.95               17.50
Quattro Stagioni – Broccoli, artichoke hearts, sausage, mushroom          12.95                         14.95               17.50
Michael’s Pizza – 4 cheese, basil, pepperoni, jalapeño                                  12.50                         17.50               20.50
Sam’s Pizza – Pepperoni, crumbled sausage, mozzarella, green                   12.50                         17.50               20.50
Bell peppers, red onion, black olives, mushroom, pizza sauce
Pesto Pizza – Pesto sauce, almonds, pinenuts, feta cheese, ricotta,              12.50                         17.50               20.50

Mozzarella, grilled chicken and sun-dried tomato
Bbq Pizza – Bbq sauce, grilled chicken, red onion , cilantro, mozzarella     12.50                         17.50               20.50
Mexican Pizza – Italian sausage, bacon, chorizo, mozzarella, ham              12.50                         17.50               20.50
Ham, cilantro, red onion, pizza sauce, and jalapeños

Pasta
All pasta dishes include soup or salad and garlic knots. Any meal served a la Carte is $2 less

                                                       Lunch     Dinner

Spaghetti Marinara –              9.95         12.95
Spaghetti Bolognese –            10.95        13.95
Spaghetti & Meatball –           10.95       13.95
Spaghetti & Sausage –             10.95       14.95
Spaghetti Napoletana -          10.95        13.95
Sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and basil in a marinara sauce
Spaghetti Compagnola -        11.95         14.95
Sautéed mushrooms, onion, garlic, and meat sauce in a creamy rosetta sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara -            11.95       14.95
Pancetta bacon, sautéed onions, imported Romano cheese in a cream sauce
Linguini Alla Vongole -          11.95       14.95
Baby clams sautéed in garlic and wine, red or white
Linguini Aglio e Olio -            11.95       13.95
Sautéed garlic, Italian parsley,and virgin olive oil
Add anchovies for 1.50
Tortellini Panna Prosciutto - 11.95      14.95
Sautéed prosciutto and onion in an alfredo sauce
Manicotti -                                      10.95         14.95
Stuffed with ricotta cheese and topped with marinara and mozzarella
Cappellini Genovesa -               11.95       14.95
Angel hair pasta, peas, onions, pancetta bacon in a cream sauce with a touch of lemon
Cappellini Pomadoro -             10.95       13.95
Roma tomato, garlic, and basil in a white wine sauce
Linguini Puttanesca -               11.95       14.95
Fresh tomatoes, parsley, basil, garlic, anchovies, crushed red pepper flakes, black olives, and capers

                                                            Lunch     Dinner
Linguini Alla Vongole -               11.95       14.95
Baby clams sautéed in garlic and wine, red or white
Linguini Aglio e Olio -                  11.95       13.95
Sautéed garlic, Italian parsley,and virgin olive oil
Add anchovies for 1.50
Tortellini Panna Prosciutto -    11.95      14.95
Sautéed prosciutto and onion in an alfredo sauce
Manicotti -                                         10.95         14.95
Stuffed with ricotta cheese and topped with marinara and mozzarella
Cappellini Genovesa -                   11.95       14.95
Angel hair pasta, peas, onions, pancetta bacon in a cream sauce with a touch of lemon
Cappellini Pomadoro -                10.95       13.95
Roma tomato, garlic, and basil in a white wine sauce
Linguini al Pesto -                      11.95       14.95
An aromatic Pesto sauce of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil
Fettuccini or Linguini Primavera - 11.95       14.95
Sautéed onions, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, and peas in a garlic and white wine sauce
Add cream sauce, $2.00 extra.
Fettuccini Alfredo -                  11.95       13.95
Fresh cream, butter, and Pecorino Romano Cheese
Fettuccini Alfredo Con Pollo - 13.95       15.95
Penne Con Vodka -                    11.95       14.95
Pomadoro sauce with vodka, Mascarpone cheese and a touch of cream
Penne Amatriciana -                 11.95       14.95
Sautéed sausage, Roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, chili pepper, in a spicy Rosetta sauce
Penne Quattro Formaggi -     11.95      14.95
Tube pasta, a blend of provolone, gorgonzola, fontina and mozzarella cheese

Ravioli
All pasta dishes include soup or salad and garlic knots. Any meal served a la Carte is $2 less

                                                     Lunch     Dinner
Portobello Ravioli -               12.95       14.95
Mushroom ravioli, sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and basil in a marinara sauce
Meat Ravioli -                              10.95       13.95
Topped with meat sauce
Shrimp Ravioli -                       14.95       15.95
Topped with a Rosetta sauce
Cheese Ravioli -                           9.95        12.95
Add meat sauce, $1.50 extra
Gnocchi
Potato Gnocchi with Marinara – 11.95 (L) 12.95 (D)
Kristina Potato Gnocchi with Alfredo –12.95 (L) 13.95D   

Specialita Della Casa
(Specialties of the House)
Includes side of spaghetti marinara and soup or salad and garlic knots. Any meal served a la Carte is $2 less.
Substitution of sautéed vegetables for pasta $2.50

                                                                   Lunch     Dinner

Melanzane Parmigiana –                11.95       14.50
Eggplant lightly breaded and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese then baked
Melanzane Rollantine -                    11.95       14.95
Eggplant lightly breaded, stuffed and rolled with ricotta, provolone, gorgonzola, and mozzarella and baked
Pollo Melanzane -                               12.95       15.95
Lightly breaded chicken and eggplant topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce

Pollo
(Chicken)
Includes side of spaghetti marinara and soup or salad and garlic knots. Any meal served a la Carte is $2 less.
Substitution of sautéed vegetables for pasta $2.50

                                      Lunch     Dinner
Pollo Milanese -         11.95        15.95
Breast of chicken lightly breaded and sautéed topped with lemon, butter and white wine with sautéed mushrooms
Pollo Parmigiana -       11.95       15.95
Breast of chicken breaded and sautéed topped with marinara and mozzarella
Pollo Marsala   -         11.95       15.95
Breast of chicken sautéed in a mushroom and marsala wine sauce
Pollo Alla Griglia -       11.95       15.95
Breast of chicken marinated then grilled with mushrooms, onions, artichoke hearts, fresh lemon in a Rosetta sauce
Pollo Picatta -          11.95       15.95
Breast of chicken sautéed in a lemon, butter, capers and white wine sauce
Pollo Cacciatore -       11.95       15.95
Breast of chicken sautéed with roasted bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomato sauce

                                                  Lunch     Dinner
Pollo Pizzaiola -                    11.95       15.95
Breast of chicken sautéed with fresh basil, oregano, tomato sauce, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and baked
Pollo Mare Monte -             11.95       15.95
Sautéed chicken breast, roma tomato, mushroom, chopped spinach and  garlic, in a cream sauce includes side of spaghetti marinara
Pollo Fra Diablo -               11.95       15.95
Sautéed chicken breast, roma tomato,  garlic, and  basil in a spicy marinara
Mixed Grill San Lorenzo --       11.95       15.95
Marinated grilled chicken breast, grilled Italian sausage, grilled zucchini and grilled roasted pepper, with side of spaghetti marinara
Grilled Chicken Plate -        10.95       12.95
Grilled chicken breast (1 for lunch 2 for dinner) with side of sautéed vegetables (no pasta)

Vitello
(Veal)
Includes side of spaghetti marinara and soup or salad and garlic knots. Any meal served a la Carte is $2 less.
Substitution of sautéed vegetables for pasta $2.50

                                         Lunch     Dinner
Veal Parmigiana -       12.95       16.95
Veal lightly breaded and sautéed topped with marinara and mozzarella
Veal Milanese -         12.95       16.95
Veal lightly breaded and sautéed topped with lemon, butter and white wine with sautéed mushrooms
Veal Marsala     -       12.95       16.95
Veal sautéed in a mushroom and marsala wine sauce
Veal Picatta -            12.95       16.95
Veal sautéed in a lemon, butter, capers and white wine sauce
Veal Cacciatore -        12.95       16.95
Veal sautéed with roasted bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomato sauce

                                        Lunch     Dinner
Veal Pizzaiola -             12.95       16.95
Veal sautéed with fresh basil, oregano, tomato sauce, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and baked
Veal & Peppers -          12.95       16.95
Sauteed veal, roasted peppers, mushrooms, fresh tomato, garlic and white wine
Veal Mare Monte -         12.95       16.95
Sautéed veal, roma tomato, mushroom, chopped spinach and garlic, in a cream sauce includes side of spaghetti marinara
Veal Fra Diablo -               12.95       16.95
Sautéed veal, roma tomato,  garlic, and  basil in a spicy marinara

Gamboretti
(Shrimp)
All shrimp dishes are over Linguini or Capellini pasta with soup or salad and garlic knots. Any meal served a la Carte is $2 less
                                                                                              Lunch        Dinner
Scampi Limone –                                                             12.95        16.95
Sautéed jumbo shrimp, mushrooms, lemon, garlic, Italian parsley and white wine
Scampi Alla Vongole–                                                       12.95        16.95
Sautéed jumbo shrimp and chopped baby clams in a garlic and wine sauce red or white
Scampi Fra Diablo–                                                         12.95        16.95
Sautéed jumbo shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce with a touch of cream
Fettuccini Con Scampi–                                                     12.95        16.95
Sautéed jumbo shrimp in a fresh cream, butter and pecorino romano cheese

Side Orders
Garlic Bread – 1.75   Cheese Garlic Bread – 3.50   Meatballs (2) – 2.95   Sausage (1) 2.00   Grilled Chicken – 3.95
Shrimp – 2.00 each   Side Meatball with Mozzarella – 3.95

Children’s Menu
12 & under
Spaghetti Marinara                                      3.95
Pasta with Butter & Cheese                       3.95
Chicken Tenders                                           3.95
Spaghetti with Meatballs                           4.95
Lasagna with Marinara or Meat Sauce    4.95
Includes garlic bread and scoop of ice cream

Family Feasts
(All include entrée for 4, one large garden salad & garlic knots for 4)
Spaghetti Marinara                                                     $22.95
Baked Zizi                                                                      $26.95
Lasagna Al Forno or Bolognese                                $32.95
Pollo Parmigiana (includes side of spaghetti marinara) $39.95 

Dolce (Dessert)
Cheesecake- 4.50  Cannoli – 3.75  Tiramisu – 4.50  Profiterole – 4.50  Spumoni – 2.75 Ice Cream – 2.75

Soft Drinks
Coke-Diet Coke-Root Beer-Sprite-Ice Tea-Raspberry Ice Tea- Lemonade-Bottled Still Water-Bottled Sparkling Water-Coffee, and Hot Tea – 2.25 

Sales tax will be added to all food and beverage items.
There will be a charge for substitutions. Side of vegetables $2.50
Substitutions for cream sauce $2.00. No substitutions on daily specials.
Any special request, please ask your server.
Catering available for all social functions.