OUR PHILOSOPHY IS A SIMPLE ONE: To serve authentic Italian fare in a friendly and casual setting, at a good value. Many of our recipes were brought over from Italy with my grandmother and have been enjoyed by legions of patrons since 1946 at our upstate New York restaurant. So please relax, enjoy yourself, and let us know if we can do anything to make your visit more enjoyable. Bon Appetito!
Jim & Teri Consol
APPETIZERS CALAMARI Tender calamari fried with banana peppers topped with lemon aioli & a side of marinara 7.99 *BEEF SPIEDIES Pronounced “spee-dees” & made popular in our central New York town! Marinated & grilled beef tenderloin skewers 6.99 TOASTED RAVIOLI Eight bite sized, four cheese raviolis, fried & served with a side of marinara dipping sauce 5.99
ARANCINI Traditional Italian fried risotto balls stuffed with prosciutto, caramelized shallot & fresh mozzarella 7.99 P.E.I. MUSSELS Freshly steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels sautéed with Andouille sausage in a Parmesan & white wine broth with fennel, rosemary & garlic, served with toasted garlic bread 7.99
SALADS Add Chicken 3 – Shrimp or *Beef Spiedies 4 – *Salmon 6 Dressings: Balsamic – Italian Vinaigrette – Bleu Cheese (+0.50) – Ranch – Caesar – Lemon Vinaigrette ROASTED BUTTERNUT SALAD Roasted butternut squash, roasted red peppers, shaved red onion, candied pecans and fried goat cheese on a bed of baby spinach tossed with Balsamic vinaigrette 6.99 POACHED PEAR Baby arugula tossed in lemon vinaigrette, topped with poached pears, bleu cheese crumbles & candied pecans 6.99 HARVEST Mixed greens tossed in lemon vinaigrette, topped with sugar roasted pecans, dried cranberries, grilled asparagus, goat cheese & drizzled with balsamic glaze 6.99
ZIO WEDGE Iceberg wedge over balsamic, topped with bleu cheese, diced tomatoes, olives & crisp bacon 6.99 BABY ARUGULA Tossed in Italian vinaigrette, topped with grilled asparagus, glazed almonds & shaved Parmesan 6.99 *SHRIMP & SPIEDIE Mixed greens with tomatoes, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola crumbles, glazed almonds with grilled shrimp & beef spiedies 12.99 GOLDEN BEET Baby arugula, mandarin oranges, & walnuts tossed in lemon vinaigrette, with fresh roasted beets & fried goat cheese 6.99
PASTA Pasta Options: Homemade Angel Hair or Fettuccini (made with Durum, Semolina flour & fresh eggs) Imported Spaghetti, Penne, Rigatoni, Whole Wheat, or Gluten Free Pasta (+3) SPINACH & BEANS SHRIMP SCAMPI White beans, fresh baby spinach, diced tomatoes, Sautéed shrimp with tomatoes in a rich lemon butter slivered garlic & homemade fettuccine in a Parmesan sauce tossed with homemade angel hair pasta 11.99 broth with extra virgin olive oil 9.99 RIGATONI MARIA SPAGHETTI CARBONARA Light cream sauce with sautéed baby spinach, Spaghetti tossed with pancetta, peas, caramelized rosemary roasted chicken, fresh mushrooms 10.99 onion in a egg thickened cream sauce 9.99 PENNE VODKA ANGEL HAIR & MEATBALLS Chunky plum tomato sauce, light cream, fresh herbs, A longtime favorite in our NY restaurant! Homemade slivered garlic, prosciutto, Parmesan & vodka 9.99 angel hair pasta, topped with a slow cooked, smooth, MEAT LASAGNA meat-flavored tomato sauce & two meatballs 9.99 Layers of ground beef, sweet Italian sausage & three BAKED PENNE cheeses, all topped with a smooth tomato sauce 9.99 Roasted chicken sautéed in tomato cream sauce with BOLOGNESE sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mushrooms & prosciutto, Classic Bolognese made with ground beef, pork & rich topped with provolone & smoked gouda 10.99 tomato sauce tossed with imported spaghetti 9.99
PARTIES OF 10 OR MORE GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO 18 PERCENT GRATUITY *Can be cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
HOT PIES Uncle Duff’s original classic pie & an upstate New York sensation for over 50 years! Fresh dough – Hand-tossed – Traditional NY style thin crust – Baked to perfection – Cut into eight slices PLAIN Rich, tomato-herb pizza sauce & cheese 11 WHITE Extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic & cheese 11
NAPLES Our best interpretation of pizza from Naples, Italy. Chunky tomato, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, & fresh basil 12
STANDARD TOPPINGS 1.59 ea
PREMIUM TOPPINGS 2.59 ea
Extra Cheese Italian Sausage Mushroom Black Olives Tomato Roasted Garlic
Meatball Pepperoni Green Peppers Onions Banana Pepper Anchovy
Roasted Red Peppers Bacon Artichoke Hearts Prosciutto Gorgonzola Cheese
Sautéed Spinach Goat Cheese Sun-Dried Tomato Broccoli Roasted Chicken
GRILLED PIES You won’t find this Italian classic anywhere else in Charlotte! Fresh dough – Drizzled with garlic oil – Cooked on an open flame – Smokey, grilled flavor – Square cut PEAR GORGONZOLA Poached pears, Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized shallots, bacon and arugula 12.99 SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE Pizza sauce, cheese blend, sliced sweet Italian sausage, roasted red peppers & fresh herbs 11.99 MARGARITA Rich, tomato-herb pizza sauce, cheese blend, roasted garlic & fresh herbs 10.99
SAUTÉED SPINACH Cheese blend, marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, baby spinach & fresh herbs 11.99 GOAT CHEESE & PROSCIUTTO Creamy goat cheese, provolone, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized shallot, prosciutto & arugula drizzled with truffle oil 12.99
ENTREES BEEF SHORT RIBS Braised boneless short ribs over roasted garlic mashed potatoes & house vegetable with a rich demi glaze & herb infused oil 15.99 BASIL GNOCCHI Served with Shitake mushrooms, fresh cherry tomatoes & leek, then topped with ricotta cheese 13 *MARKET FISH Ask your server about our daily catch (Market) PORK SHOULDER Red wine braised pork shoulder served over homemade fettuccini & topped with fresh ragout 15
PICCATA White wine sauce with capers, lemon, extra virgin olive oil & butter, over homemade angel hair & house vegetable Chicken 12.99 *Salmon 14.99 STUFFED EGGPLANT PARMESAN Breaded eggplant, stuffed with spinach-ricotta cheese, topped with melted provolone, served with homemade fettuccine & marinara 10.99 CHICKEN PARMESAN Breaded chicken cutlet topped with mozzarella, served with a side of homemade fettuccine, all topped with a smooth tomato sauce 12.99
SIDES CEASAR SALAD 3.99 BROCCOLI 3.79 MEATBALLS 3.59 SOUP CUP 3.59
HOUSE SALAD 3.99 MUSHROOMS 3.79 SPINACH 3.79 SOUP BOWL 4.59
WHENEVER POSSIBLE WE USE FRESHLY PICKED HERBS & VEGETABLES FROM OUR ON SITE ORGANIC GARDEN *Can be cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
KIDS MENU PASTA Angel Hair, Spaghetti, Penne, Fettuccini, or Rigatoni, topped with butter or marinara 3.99 FETTUCCINI ALFREDO Creamy alfredo sauce & homemade fettuccini 4.99
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST With choice of pasta topped with butter or marinara 5.99 TOASTED RAVIOLI Six per order with a side of marinara 4.99
COFFEE & HOT TEA Regular or Decaf 1.99 FOUNTAIN Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pink Lemonade, Mellow Yellow, Root Beer 1.99 SPARKLING WATER S. Pellegrino 2.50 / Rocchetta Brio Blu 4
BUD LIGHT 2.75 PERONI 3.50 GUINNESS 4.50 BUCKLERS 3.50
NEWCASTLE 3.50 BUDWEISER 2.75 COORS LIGHT 2.50 MICHELOB ULTRA 2.75
Please ask your server about draft selections
OPEN DAILY AT 5PM PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT SPECIALS, UPCOMING EVENTS & ONLINE ORDERING!
www.ZioCharlotte.com 116 MIDDLETON DRIVE – CHARLOTTE, NC 28207 – 704.344.0100