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  • Italian, Cocktails
  • 7401 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD20814 38.989812 -77.097661
  • (At Montgomery Ln)
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  • (301) 654-8333
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Lunch

Appetizers

Prosciutto & Melone ripe sweet cantaloupe and prosciutto di parma   12.00
Insalata Caprese with italian buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomato, and basil   12.00
Fresh Red Beets goat cheese, arugula, and black olive salad, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette   9.00
Crispy Calamari with tomato-aioli sauce   11.00
Pastry-Wrapped Portobello Mushroom goat cheese, and caramelized onion, served with sweet balsamic reduction   10.00
Sautéed Maine Mussels in white wine, tomato, garlic & herb broth   9.00
Salad Of Baby Octopus calamari, and shrimp, with black olives, carrots, and celery   12.00
Lightly Seasoned Tower Of Lump Crabmeat avocado, tomato, and basil   12.00
Antipasto Della Casa with prosciutto, bresaola, salame, olives, fire-roasted peppers, and pecorino & fava bean crostini   12.00

Designer Salads $12

Create Your Own Salad

Greens choose 1: romaine, baby spinach, baby arugola   
Fresh Veggies choose 3: apples, pears, broccoli, red beets, cucumber, red grapes, grape tomatoes   
Cheese choose 1: pecorino, dry ricotta, blue cheese, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella   
Protein choose 1: roasted ham, hard boiled egg, cannellini beans, crispy chick peas   
add roasted jumbo shrimp   2.00
add grilled chicken paillard   5.00
add roasted salmon   6.00
Seeds & Extras choose 2: walnuts, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, cured green olives, ligurian black olives, moroccan dry olives, homemade croutons   
Dressing choose 1: 2012 extra virgin olive oil, honey mustard vinaigrette, condimento balsamico di modena, lemon, shallot & mosto olive oil, organic cesare   

Cesco’s Salads

Uffizi arugula salad, cucumber, red onion, red grapes, avocado, dry ricotta, hard-boiled eggs, crispy chick peas, crutons & lemon-mosto dressing   13.00
Arno herb-crusted chicken paillard, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pear slices, dried cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles & honey mustard vinaigrette   14.00
Duomo spinach, red beets, cherry tomatoes, apples slices, broccoli, red onion, moroccan dry olives, sunflower seeds & condimento balsamico   12.00

Soup & Pasta

Tortelli with ricotta & swiss chard in a butter sage sauce   13.00
Vegetarian Lasagna with grilled eggplant, mozzarella & tomato   14.00
Penne with eggplant, tomato & ricotta. durum wheat pasta from italy   11.00
Angel Hair with fresh tomato & basil. durum wheat pasta from italy   10.00
Linguine with broccoli rabe, tomato & fresh mozzarella. durum wheat pasta from italy   12.00
Ravioloni stuffed with butternut squash & ricotta in a mascarpone cheese sauce   13.00
Veal stuffed ravioli with bolognese sauce   13.00
Seafood Linguine with shrimp, squid, scallop, clams & mussels & vodka   15.00
Potato Gnocchi with spring vegetables, tomato & ricotta   14.00
Rigatoni with porcini mushrooms in a pistachio and shallot pesto. durum wheat pasta from italy   13.00
Ribollita Soup classic tuscan vegetable, tomato and bread porridge   8.00
All Pasta Is Homemade Unless Specified. Gluten-Free Pasta Available Upon Request.

Panini

Includes Your Choice Of French Fries, Salad Or Fruit

Dante cheese focaccia bread stuffed with grilled herbed chicken breast, braised sweet onions and roasted eggplant drizzled with a light barbecue sauce and oven toasted   11.00
Michelangelo cheese focaccia bread stuffed with grilled vegetables, goat cheese & pesto sauce   10.00
Galileo warm ciabatta bread stuffed with grilled italian sausage, sauteed green peppers, onions & tomato sauce   11.50
Hamburger Cesco 8oz of angus beef, grilled portobello mushroom, bacon and choice of: cheddar, american, provolone or blue cheese   11.50
Fishburger fresh salmon, rockfish and tuna patty with tomato slices, frisée & tartar sauce   13.50

Main Entrees

Sautéed Wild Alaskan salmon on a bed of spinach, goat cheese & sweet onion   18.00
Classic Tuscan fish stew in a light tomato broth with shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, scallops & fresh fish served with a large grilled cruton   18.00
Tempura Battered Tilapia Fillet served with a tomato, onion, avocado salad & homemade tartar sauce   16.00
Veal Piccata sautéed in a light mediterranean caper, lemon & white wine sauce   16.00
Grilled Prawns & Scallops topped with oven-roasted tomato sauce and crispy bacon served with lemon linguine pasta   18.00
Herb-Crusted chicken paillard with grilled mediterranean vegetables drizzled with mosto olive oil   14.00
Original Chicken Parmesan baked with mozzarella & tomato reduction   15.00

Pizza Alla Fiorentina

Margherita tomato, mozzarella & basil   10.50
White stracchino, ricotta cheese & pear   11.50
Capricciosa tomato, mozzarella, mushroom & sausage   11.50
Cesco mozzarella, tomato, bacon, stracchino & radicchio   11.50
Four-Cheese mozzarella, gorgonzola, ricotta & stracchino   12.50
Golosa tomato, mozzarella, salame, sausage, ham & bacon   12.50
Napoletana tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, capers & garlic   11.50
Calzone ham, mozzarella, ricotta & tomato   12.00
Contadina tomato, mozzarella, grilled vegetables, & goat cheese   11.50
Portobello mozzarella, fresh grilled portobello, smoked salmon & scallions   12.50
Focaccia oven-baked crispy pizza dough topped with prosciutto, arugula and parmigiano slices   11.50

Dolci $8

Tiramisù    
Fresh Fruit Pizza Torte    
Bomboloni Di Cesco (3 per order) fried tuscan doughnuts filled with your choice of vanilla cream, chocolate custard or apricot jam   
Calzone stuffed with sweet nutella e mascarpone   
Gelato & Sorbet please ask your server for flavors   

Bibite & Caffe

For Wine, Beer & Other Specialty Cocktails Please Ask Your Server For The Wine Menu.

 

Dinner

Appetizers

Prosciutto & Melone ripe sweet cantaloupe and prosciutto di parma   13.00
Insalata Caprese with italian buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomato, and basil   12.00
Fresh Red Beets goat cheese, arugula, and black olive salad, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette   10.00
Pastry wrapped portobello mushroom, goat cheese, and caramelized onion, served with sweet balsamic reduction   11.00
Arancini traditional savory rice balls, with vegetables and fontina cheese, topped with sun-dried tomato sauce   10.00
Crispy Calamari with tomato-aioli sauce   12.00
Sautéed Maine mussels, in white wine, tomato, garlic & herb broth   10.00
Salad Of Baby Octopus calamari, and shrimp, with black olives, carrots, and celery   13.00
Lightly Seasoned Tower Of Lump Crabmeat avocado, tomato, and basil   13.00
Pancetta wrapped roasted scallops, served over spinach, goat cheese, and caramelized onions   12.00
Antipasto Della Casa with prosciutto, bresaola, salame, olives, fire-roasted peppers, and pecorino & fava bean crostini   13.00

Salad

Fresh Arugula & Grilled Radicchio dressed with lemon, shallot & mosto olive oil, and topped with shaved tuscan pecorino cheese   10.00
Traditional Tuscan panzanella, bread salad with red onions, cucumbers, tomato & basil in a light lemon & extra virgin olive oil dressing   9.00
Organic mixed greens with light balsamic vinaigrette   7.00
Belgian Endive & Mesclun Greens wrapped in crispy parmesan cheese   10.00
Fresh fennel, arugula, oranges & walnuts, drizzled with lemon mosto olive oil   9.00

Soup

Pappa Al Pomodoro classic tuscan soup of fresh tomatoes, onions, leeks, and bread   8.00

Side Dishes $6

Sautéed Swiss Chard with garlic & olive oil   
Twice cooked crispy potatoes   
Tuscan Cannellini Beans with red onions & extra virgin olive oil   

Pasta

Orecchiette with sausage, broccoli rabe, and cherry tomatoes   14.00
Tortelli stuffed with ricotta & swiss chard in a butter sage sauce   16.00
Vegetarian Lasagna with grilled eggplant, mozzarella & tomato   14.00
Crespelle Alla Fiorentina with spinach and ricotta baked with béchamel & tomato   16.00
Pappardelle wide egg noodles, with long island duck sauce   16.00
Penne with eggplant, tomato & ricotta. durum wheat pasta from italy   15.00
Angel Hair with fresh tomato & basil. durum wheat pasta from italy   13.00
Spaghetti with broccoli rabe, tomato & fresh mozzarella. durum wheat pasta from italy   15.00
Ravioloni stuffed with butternut squash & ricotta in a mascarpone cheese sauce   16.00
Squid Ink Tagliolini with shrimp, calamari, asparagus & spicy tomato   20.00
Seafood Spaghetti with shrimp, squid, scallop, clams, mussels & vodka. durum wheat pasta from italy   20.00
Veal Stuffed Ravioli with bolognese sauce   16.00
Potato Gnocchi with spring vegetables, tomato & ricotta   16.00
All Pasta Is Homemade Unless Specified. Glutenfree Pasta Available Upon Request ($2 Extra)

Main Course

Sautéed Chicken Breast with a light vernaccialemon- caper drizzle   18.00
Tagliata grilled spicy top loin steak, served over fresh arugula & rustic rosemary potatoes   23.00
Sautéed Veal Scaloppini with melted mozzarella & fresh tomatoes   23.00
Grilled Tender Veal Porterhouse Chop with grilled mediterranean vegetables   30.00
Prosecco braised veal osso buco, with gremolata sauce & potato puree   26.00
Filet Mignon Alla Zingara topped with sautéed mushrooms, red peppers & truffle, served with twice-cooked crispy potatoes   27.00
Tilapia Alla Livornese with a ragout of chickpeas, onions, and peppers   20.00
Cacciucco traditional tuscan bouillabaisse   22.00
Grilled Whole Mediterranean sea bass, with fresh herbs & garlic, served with stewed baby sweet peas & thyme   28.00
Grilled Marinated Lamb Tenderloin served with braised lentils and grilled vegetables   28.00
Red-Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs served with mixed spring vegetables   22.00
Sautéed Wild Alaskan Salmon on a bed of spinach, goat cheese & sweet onion   23.00
Herb-Crusted Chicken Paillard with grilled mediterranean vegetables drizzled with mosto olive oil   19.00
Panko-Breaded Fresh Ahi Tuna Alla Milanese with homemade idaho crisps   25.00
Prawns & Scallops sautéed in marsala and served with sautéed sweet potatoes   24.00

Pizza Alla Fiorentina

Margherita tomato, mozzarella & basil   10.50
White stracchino, ricotta cheese & pear   11.50
Calzone ham, mozzarella, ricotta & tomato   12.00
Capricciosa tomato, mozzarella, mushroom & sausage   11.50
Cesco mozzarella, tomato, bacon, stracchino & radicchio   11.50
Four-Cheese mozzarella, gorgonzola, ricotta & stracchino   12.50
Golosa tomato, mozzarella, salame, sausage, ham & bacon   12.50
Napoletana tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, capers & garlic   11.50
Contadina tomato, mozzarella, grilled vegetables, & goat cheese   11.50
Portobello mozzarella, fresh grilled portobello, smoked salmon & scallions   12.50

Crispy Focaccia $12.50

Crispy Dough Served Without Tomato Sauce And Topped With Fresh Ingredients Added After Baking.

With Grilled Veggies, Goat Cheese & Pesto Sauce    
With Beef Bresaola, Arugula, Parmigiano & Olive Oil    
With Prosciutto, Buffalo Mozzarella & Arugula    

 

Brunch

Appetizers

Prosciutto E Melone fresh sweet cantaloupe slices served with thinly shaved italian parma prosciutto   10.00
Caprese Salad Alla Cesco creamy imported burrata cheese served with a sweet cherry tomato salad   12.00
Scallop Bites scallops wrapped in prosciutto with spinach and goat cheese   12.00
Soup Of The Day    7.00
Beef Carpaccio paper thin slices of raw angus beef drizzled with olive oil and topped with arugula and sliced parmesan   11.00
Grilled Caesare Salad grilled wedges of romaine drizzled with a light caesare dressing. smokey and delicious!   8.00

Specialities

Sunshine Eggs two eggs any style with crispy turkey hash and slices of fresh fruit   13.00
Eggs Benedicto two poached eggs, crispy bacon and hollandaise sauce over homemade focaccia bread served with hash brown potatoes   14.00
Breakfast Pizza thin crispy pizza topped with mozzarella, tomato, crispy bacon and a poached egg - an italian breakfast treat!   13.00
Morning Chicken fried chicken breast topped with a fried egg and warm tomato compote served with asparagus and toasted bread   11.00
French Toast stuffed with cream cheese and apricot compote served with slices of fresh fruit   13.00
Eggs In Paradiso two eggs poached in fresh tomato sauce served with asparagus and toasted bread   11.00
Creamy Bacon & Egg Linguini the taste of breakfast in a pasta dish!   12.00
Design-Your-Own Omelet three eggs with your choice of three fillings. choose: spinach, red pepper, onion, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, mozzarella, ham. egg whites also available   12.00

Liquid

Unlimited Happiness choose vodka or prosecco and then enjoy unlimited toppers with orange, tomato, grapefruit, cranberry, pear, peach or rasberry juices   19.95
Bellini white peach nectar with bubbly prosecco - a classic from venice   10.00
Mimosa fresh orange juice with prosecco   10.00
Bloody Maria our own home-made mix with italian tomato juice, vodka and spices   10.00
Pure Juices orange, tomato, grapefruit, cranberry   3.50
French Press Coffee rich flavorful coffee pressed table side from the renowned sustainable santa lucia estate in nicaragua   3.00
Cappuccino a shot of segafredo "the original espresso" with hot steamed milk and foam   4.00
Caffe Latte more milk and a dash of espresso   4.00
Hot Chocolate made with milk   
Hot Tea wide selection of mighty leaf black, green and infusion teas   3.00

Pasta

Pasta Trio butternut squash ravioli, fettuccine with wild mushrooms and rigatoni with porcini and pistachio sauce   18.00
Classic Spaghetti And Meatballs homemade meatballs and fresh tuscan tomato sauce served with spaghetti and fresh grated parmesan   18.00
Cavatelli With Sausage small pasta shells with a savory italian sausage, broccoli rabe, garlic tomato sauce   16.00
Egg Pasta Is Homemade Daily. Gluten-Free Pasta Available Upon Request ($2 Extra.)

Lunch Sa Vories

Steak And Egg beef tenderloin topped with a poached egg served with asparagus, hash brown potatoes and hollandaise sauce   18.00
Grilled Halibut served with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables topped with an olive oil infusion of lemon peel, capers and fresh tomato   22.00
Grilled Sea Bass served with grilled romaine wedges and crispy potatoes   22.00
Veal Marsala pounded tender slices of veal served with a marsala wine mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes   19.00

Side Dishes $5

Grilled Pork Sausage    
Hash Browns    
Grilled Ham    
Bacon    
Fresh Fruit    

Dolci $8

Tiramisú traditional tuscan recipe espresso-dipped lady fingers and sweet mascarpone cream   
Fruit Pizza a crispy light pizza covered with vanilla cream and fresh seasonal fruit caramalized in pizza oven   
Gelato & Sorbet please ask your server for flavors   
Sweet Calzone calzone pizza stuffed with sweet nutella and mascarpone cheese   
Bomboloni Di Cesco (3 per order) fried tuscan doughnuts filled with your choice of vanilla cream, chocolate custard or apricot jam   

 

Sweet Temptations $8

All Our Deserts Are Homemade With Care From Traditional Recipes

Tiramisù layers of delicate lady fingers and sambuca-infused mascarpone cheese mousse sprinkled with cocoa powder   
Zuppa Inglese layers of chocolate and vanilla custard cream with marsala-soaked sponge cake   
Panna Cotta Al Cappuccino baked cappuccino cream served with chocolate sauce   
Strawberry Flower fresh sliced strawberries blossoming on a sweet pear purée   
Grandma’s Torte pastry cream and almonds baked in a shortbread crust served with zabaione sauce   
Bomboloni Di Cesco a cross between a bignet and a doughnut with an italian twist, served hot. 3 per order - choose a filling: vanilla cream, chocolate custard, apricot jam   
Fresh Fruit Pizza Torte a sweet thin crust pizza with pastry cream and caramelized fruit topping   
Homemade Gelato vanilla, hazelnut and chocolate   
Fresh Fruit Sorbet lemon, mango and mixed berries   
Chocolate Meringue Torte light and crisp chocolate meringue layered with dark chocolate mousse and chocolate chip whipped cream served semi-freddo   

Coffee And Tea

Espresso    3.75
Cappuccino    4.00
Macchiato    3.75
Café Americano    3.00
Selection Of Specialty Teas    4.00

Caffe Corretto $8

Espresso With A Shot Of Your Favorite:

Amaretto    
Chartreuse    
Frangelico    
Grand Marnier    
Kahlua    
Sambuca    

Savory Bites

Crispy Calzone Pizza stuffed with ham, mozzarella, ricotta cheese and tomato   10.00
Italian Specialty Cold Cuts "Affettati" salami, prosciutto and mortadella, with marinated italian olives and parmigiano and pecorino cheese   11.00
Steamed Mussels sautéed in a fragrant white wine, garlic, tomato and herb broth   9.00
Portobello Mushroom Pocket mushrooms, goat cheese and braised onions with balsamic reduction   10.00
Burrata Cheese And Tomato Salad a delicate specialty mozzarella with sweet cherry tomatoes, basil and mosto olive oil   12.00
Arancini Rice Balls filled with vegetables and melted fontina cheese in a sun dried tomato sauce   10.00
Crispy Calamari served with a homemade tomato aioli sauce   12.00
Roasted Scallops wrapped in pancetta and served over goat cheese spinach   12.00
Ribollita classic tuscan vegetable soup with bread and parmesan cheese   8.00
Marinated Mediteranean Olives    6.00
Warm Caprese tomato, mozzarella and prosciutto   10.00
Crab Salad Tower crabmeat, avocado, tomato and basil dressed lightly in olive oil and lemon   12.00
Cesco Specialty Pasta Trio chef’s favorites in one plate - ravioloni, gnocchi and pappardelle   15.00
Cheese Pizza Margherita tomato, mozzarella and basil   10.50
White Pizza mozzarella, stracchino cheese, ricotta cheese and pear slices   11.50
Meat Lover’s Pizza tomato, mozzarella, salami, sausage, ham and bacon   12.50
Cesco Pizza mozzarella, tomato, bacon, stracchino cheese, bacon, and grilled raddichio   11.50

Classic Cocktails

Perfect Martini (knickerbocker hotel, new york city, us - 1911) generous helping of kettle one vodka blended with a perfect balance of sweet and dry italian vermouth, stirred over ice and garnished with a lemon peel   12.00
Negroni (caffè casoni, florence, italy - 1919) an italian favorite. equal parts campari, italian sweet vermouth and hendricks gin, finished with an orange wedge   12.00
Old Fashioned (pendennis club, louisville, kt, us - 1880) muddled orange peel oils, maraschino cherries, angostura bitters, and coarse sugar blended with four roses bourbon topped with italian sparkling water   13.00
Sazerac (merchants exchange coffee house, new orleans, us - 1879) dash of peychauds and angostura bitters, buffalo trace rye whiskey, and sweet water gently stirred and poured into a ricard-washed rocks glass with a large lemon peel   15.00
Sidecar (ritz hotel, paris, france - 1914) equal parts courvoiser vs, cointreau and fresh artisan lemon juice, shaken and served with sugar rim and orange peel   14.00
Hemingway Daiquiri (floridita bar, havana, cuba - 1921) bacardi light rum, heering cherry liquor, artisan nectar of grapefruit, sweet water and fresh lime   13.00
French 75 (harry’s bar, paris, france - 1918) hennesy vs, sweet water and fresh lemon topped with champagne   15.00
Champagne Cocktail (bon vivant companion - 1862) angostura bitter soaked sugar cube in a glass of champagne   13.00
Gimlet (description by d. b. wesson, i’ll never be cured iii - 1928) hendricks gin, angostura lime served ice cold   12.00

Hand-Crafted Cocktails

Balsamic Strawberry Mojito muddled mint leaves, fresh lime, sweet strawberries, dash of balsamic vinegar, cain sugar, and appleton vx rum topped with sparkling water   13.00
Bramble plymouth dry gin, sugar water, artisan lemon nectar and blackberry liqueur garnished with a lemon slice and two raspberries   12.00
Southside muddled mint leaves, cucumber, sweet water, fresh lemon and lime juice and kettle one vodka finished with a dry prosecco float   13.00
Green Apple Smash generous helping of wild turkey american honey bourbon mixed with a synthesis of sugar water and artisan fresh citrus and apple puree served over ice   13.00
Room 18 makers mark, artisan lemon nectar, sweet water and a hint of st. germain elderflower liqueur garnished with edible flowers   14.00
Se7en patron orange, artisan lemon nectar, artisan orange puree, and sweet water served up or on the rocks   13.00
Lemon Crush kettle one citron vodka, dash of grand marnier, artisan lemon nectar, hand- squeezed fresh lemon and sweet water topped with sparkling italian mineral water   13.00
Grapefruit Crush belvedere pink grapefruit, limoncello, artisan grapefruit nectar, hand-squeezed fresh grapefruit and sweet water topped with sparkling italian mineral water   13.00
Ultimate Margarita patron silver, dash of cointreau, fresh artisan lemon & lime juice, sweet water, served up with salted rim   13.00
Bloody Mary absolute pepper vodka, artisan tomato nectar and fresh herbs, served with a peppered rim   12.00

Draft Beer

(16oz).

Harp    7.00
Peroni    6.00
Fat Tire    6.00
Guinness    7.00
Yuengling    6.00
Newcastle    7.00
Miller Lite    6.00
Blue Moon    7.00
Stella Artois    7.00
Dogfish Head 60min    7.00
Sam Adams Seasonal    6.00

Bottles Beer

La Rosa    7.00
Becks NA    6.00
Bud Light    5.00
Heineken    7.00
Birra Morretti    7.00
Michelob Ultra    5.00
Evolution #3 IPA    6.00
Dogfish Head 90min    7.00

Wines By The Glass

White

Chardonnay, Parlay sonoma, california   15.00
Riesling, Kung Fu Girl walla walla, washington state   11.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford marlborough, n.z.   13.00
Pinot Grigio, Alois Lageder Riff-Trentio alto adige, italy   10.00
Prosecco, Monteillizina venetro, italy   10.00

Red

Cabernet, Syrah, Parlay sonoma, california   15.00
Garnacha De Fuego catalatud, spain   10.00
Malbec, Altosur tupungato, argentina   10.00
Barbera, Castlvero piemonte, italy   10.00
Shiraz, Manu margaret river, australia   10.00
Pinot Nero, Kellerei Kaltern alto adige, italy   11.00

 

Cesco Osteria & Co2 Lounge
7401 Woodmont Ave
At Montgomery Ln
(301) 654-8333
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