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Rita & Joe's Italian Restaurant
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Artisan Cheese Board - Fresh red bee honeycomb house roasted nuts & crostini3 for 15      5 for 20
Cured Specialty Meat Board - House marinated olives, Dijon mustard & crostini3 for 15      5 for 20
Crespelle - Sausage, spinach, Ricotta and Robiola cheese8.95
Salmon Tartar - Calabrian Chili, capers and olive oil served with crostini9.95
Seafood Salad - Marinated shrimp, calamari, octopus and mussels14.95
Fried Calamari - Served with fried banana peppers & lemon crema8.95
Charred Octopus - Verjus poached octopus, house pickled vegetables, Banyuls and thyme vinaigrette11.95
Crostini - Artichoke, Lemon confit, spicy cappicollo, parmesan cheese and orange balsamic reduction 8.95
Truffle Gnocchi & Meatballs - Mushroom, pancetta and sherry cream sauce12.95
Crab Cake - Potato & Panchetta salad with grated cheese and crusty bread12.95
 Bruschetta 7.95
 Stuffed Mushrooms8.95
 Baked Clams8.95
 Rita's Meatballs - served with grated cheese and crusty bread9.95
 Pasta FagioliCup 3.95      Bowl 5.95
Soup of the DayCup 3.95      Bowl 5.95
Tuscan Onion Soup Crock 5.95

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Grilled Sirloin Wedge Salad - Red onion, grape tomato pancea and gorgonzola dressing 13.95
Misticanza Salad - Mixed greens, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, and white balsamic vinaigrette 8.95
Caesar - Garlic croutons, grana cheese and anchovies7.95
Baby Spinach Salad - Gorgonzola cheese, spicy pecans, apple slices and warm bacon vinaigrette 8.95
Arugula Salad - Shaved Parmesan cheese, crispy pancetta, toasted shallots and lemon peppercorn vinaigrette 8.95
Frisee Salad - Toasted Pistachios, feta cheese, sunny side up egg and truffle herb vinaigrette 10.95
Black Truffle - Ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and truffle oil 12.95
Prosciutto & Arugula - Mozzarella and marinara 10.95
Sausage, Peppers & Onions - Provolone and marinara 9.95
Margarita - Fresh basil, tomato and mozzarella 8.95
Fungi - Ricotta, mushrooms, grana cheese and olive oil 10.95
Build Your Own - Pick two toppings 9.95

Add 1.50 for each of the following toppings:
* Sausage * Pepperoni * Peppers & Onions * Mushrooms * Kalamata Olives * Anchovies
Pasta Fatta in Casa
 Cheese Ravioli - Served with marinara13.95
 Manicotti Fatto - Stuffed with shrimp, broccoli rabe, ricotta and mozzarella cheese in a pink sauce16.95
 Spaghetti and Clams - (Red or White sauce)17.95
Spinach Rigatoni Seafood Fra Diavolo - Calabrian chili, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and white wine tomato sauce 21.95
Spaghetti Alige - Toasted garlic, anchovies & olive oil11.95
Parpadelle Bolognese - Traditional meat sauce, onions, carrots, celery, red wine and cream 15.95
Ricotta & Spinach Agnolotti - Toasted pine nuts, lemon parsley and pancetta infused bread crumbs14.95
Gnocchi - Roasted spring onion, grape tomato, spinach, shrimp and white wine butter sauce19.95
 Cavatelli & Boccoli12.95
 Fettuccini Alfredo13.95
Short Rib Ravioli - Served in a cabernet demi glace17.95
Orechiette - Sausage, broccoli rabe and garlic16.95
 Stuffed Shells* - Ricotta cheese with marina sauce13.95
 Penne a la Vodka*10.95
 Meat Lasagna*13.95

• Gluten Free & Wheat Pasta Available Upon Request •
Rita & Joe's Classicos
All entrees served with pasta or vegetables
Chicken - Francese, Milanese, White Wine Sauce, Marsala, Picata, Scampi or Parmigiana15.95
Veal - Francese, Milanese, White Wine Sauce, Marsala, Picata, Scampi or Parmigiana17.95
Shrimp - Francese, Milanese, White Wine Sauce, Marsala, Picata, Scampi or Parmigiana17.95
Tilapia Royal - Stuffed with spinach and shrimp stuffing topped with mozzarella cheese in a scampi sauce 20.95
Eggplant Parmigiana - Eggplant rolled and stuffed with cheese and baked in marinara sauce14.95
Chicken Montebianco - Chicken breast layered with prosciutto, spinach and shrimp topped with mozzarella in a sherry cream sauce16.95
Chicken Cardinal - Chicken breast with red roasted peppers, prosciutto, sautéed shrimp and mozzarella cheese in a sherry tomato and cream sauce16.95
Chicken Sorrentino - Chicken breast with prosciutto, fried eggplant, mozzarella cheese and sherried marinara sauce16.95
Roasted Salmon - Skin on salmon served with Farro salad, cucumber, onion, tomato, pine nuts and tomato & dill burre blanc 22.95
Grilled 14 oz NY Strip - Roasted asparagus, gorgonzola mashed potato and caramelized onion demi glace24.95
Grilled Twin Pork Chop - Cannellini bean puree, glazed heirloom carrots and strawberry rhubarb mostarda21.95
Cabernet Braised Short Rib - Parmesan mashed potato, sautéed spinach and cabernet demi glace 22.95
Seasonal Risotto 16.95
Oven Roasted Truffle Stuffed Chicken Leg - Spring onion, morel mushroom, asparagus & potato hash, truffle demi glace 23.95
Grilled Branzino - Saffron jasmine rice, sautéed broccoli rabe, grana cheese and chili vinaigrette 25.95

 - Rita & Joe's Classicos

Add Chicken for 5.95         Shrimp for 6.95         Add Salmon for 9.95
20% Gratuity added to parties of 6 or more         Sharing Plate add 2.95
One check per table
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Rita & Joe's
142 Broadway
Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Rita and Joe's hours   Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am to 9:45pm
Friday: 11:30am to 10:45 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm to 10:45 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rita & Joe's Italian Restaurant
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