Cafe Italiano
R I S T O R A N T E - & - B A R

14 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
(201) 461-5041
Fax: (201) 302-9532


 

- WINE LIST -

Cafe Italiano is pleased to announce the addition of a wine and liquor license for the benefit of our loyal clientele. Customers who desire cocktails, mixed drinks, and cordials will be able to order their favorites from the full bar we have recently installed. Wine lovers will also have a well-edited list to choose from, both by the bottle and by the glass. And of course prices will be reasonable, as they always have been (some of the most competitive in NJ).

   We are able to provide a bar service both on the outside patio and in the upstairs party rooms as well as in the main dining rooms. Your cooperation and suggestions through this period will be greatly appreciated. We assure you we are committed to continuing the same level of warm hospitality that you have come to expect from Cafe Italiano!

White Wines
Blush Wines
Red Wines
Champagne & Sparkling Wines

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WHITE WINES
Italy
 

2. Bollini Barricato Chardonnay, Alto-Adige - 18.00
Golden yellow in color: elegant, with delicate fruit and fragrant bouquet.

3. La Colombaia Pinot Grigio, Trentino Alto-Adige - 19.00
An elegant wine of great breed and complexity, clean, crisp and finely structured.

4. Santi Pinot Grigio "Vigneto Sortesele", Trentino Alto-Adige - 20.00
Bright straw yellow, very crisp and elegant with exotic fruit flavors.

5. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Trentino Alto-Adige - 36.00
The best known Pinot Grigio; crisp and fruity with a nice mouth-filling complexity.

6. Terruzzi & Puthod Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Toscana - 20.00
Perfect balance offresh, crisp fruit character and medium bodied depth offlavor.

7. Struzziero Greco di Tufo, Campania - 24.00
A dry, well-balanced wine with a lovely fruit depth, delicate bouquet and a crisp finish.

8. Villa Rosa Gavi di Gavi Black Label - 22.00
Elegant, polished, dry and great breeding.

10. La Scolca "Villa Scolca" Gavi, Piemonte - 30.00
A pleasantly fresh bouquet, delicate and dry, characterized by crisp and refreshing acidity.

California

20. Cakebread Cellars "Napa" Sauvignon Blanc - 39.00
A wine of superb freshness and intense varietal character with a subtle touch of
oak and rich, mellow, ripe fruit notes,

22. Forest Glen "Barrel Fermented Sonoma" Chardonnay - 19.00
Full and fruity with concentrated flavors, great balance and elegant complexity.

23. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay - 23.00
Wonderfully dry and delicate, full bouquet with a touch of fruitiness.

25. Kendall Jackson "Vintners Reserve" Chardonnay - 25.00
Rich and very fruity with a clean, crisp finish and a touch of oak.

26. Beringer "Napa Valley" Chardonnay - 26.00
Classic chardonnay with subtle toasty nuances, elegant full body and tropical
fruit aromas.

28. Simi "Sonoma" Chardonnay - 31.00
An elegantly fruited wine with warm, toasty nuances and a silky round texture
offset by a perfect balance of oak.

29. Cambria "Catherine's Vineyard" Chardonnay - 31.00
A new star in the premium chardonnay world, one of the finest wines available.

30. Robert Mondavi "Napa" Chardonnay - 35.00
A wine of superb freshness, good fruit and subtle oak, and rich, mellow, ripe
fruit notes.

31. ZD "Napa Valley" Chardonnay - 48.00
From the famous chardonnay producer ZD. This wine is a consistent award winner.

32. Cakebread Cellars "Napa" Chardonnay - 65.00
Subtle toasty nuances, elegant, full-bodied and aromas hinting of tropical fruit.

France

42. Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy - 27.00
Rich, with a touch of oak, yet possessing a remarkable freshness and delicacy.

43. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, Loire Valley - 29.00
Very fresh nose of lime peel and green herbs and well balanced, racy and
youthful flavors.

44. Louis Latour Meursault, Burgundy - 50.00
A gracefully full-bodied, deliciously smooth wine with subtle depth and a
delicate, slightly nutty bouquet.

45. Louis Latour Puligny- Montrachet, Burgundy - 55.00
A firm, rich wine balanced by an elegantly subtle, round complexity.

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BLUSH WINES

50. Beringer White Zinfandel - 16.00
A blush wine, pale pink in color, fruity and zesty.

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RED WINES
Italy, Tuscany

61. Spalletti Chianti - 19.00
Intense and elegant scents of raspberry and spice with dry, full and harmonious flavors.

62. Antinori Santa Cristina - 22.00
A charmingly fresh and youthful sangiovese with a lively fruity exuberance.

63. Carpineto Chianti Classico - 24.00
An elegantly full-bodied wine, smooth and round with a rich aromatic bouquet.

64. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Tan Chianti Classico - 35.00
Specially aged Chianti, deeply colored, very full and distinctive.

65. Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva - 34.00
Intense depth, rich complexity and velvety structure, and a warm, seductive aroma.

66. Villa Antinori Chianti Classico - 36.00
Rich and intense, with vibrant fruity flavor.


67. Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico - 39.00

Well-balanced, with good structure and length with a fruity ending.

68. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Gold Chianti Classico - 58.00
Exceptionally smooth, rich and fragrant dry red wine,
one of Chianti's finest.

69. Casanuova de Neri Rosso di Montalcino - 35.00
"Baby Brunello" with exuberant, lively ftuit and a berry scented nose
with plenty of spice.

70. Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino - 72.00
Complex nose of berries and vanilla, full and intense flavors of leather,
tobacco and cocoa.

220. Gaja Rennia Brunello di Montalcino - 180.00
Exciting mingling of floral essences with a touch of spice.

71. Terrabianca Campaccio IGT - 55.00
Full-bodied, complex, with a rich bouquet.

217. Castello Banfi Summus IGT - 95.00
Banfi's supertuscan red of immense structure and texture.

216. Antinori Tignanello IGT - 120.00
Uniquely blended with up to 15% Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese.

222. Luce IGT, Robert Mondavi/Frescobaldi - 125.00
Tremendous joint venture of two world class families.

215. Antinori Tignanello IGT, Toscana - 210.00
Immense concentration of black fruit flavors.

218. "Ornellaia" Marchese Lodovico Antinori - 210.00
Elegant and firm with Cabernet highlighted by ripe Merlot aromas.

219. Sassicaia-Tenuta San Guido - 250.00
Extremely high and consistent level of quality - blend of Cabernet Sauvignon.



Italy, Piedmont

72. Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti - 26.00
A deeply colored wine, with soft tannins and medium-bodied flavors of berry and plum.

73. Travaglini Gattinara - 38.00
Piedmont's Nebbiolo grape in a broader, juicier, less austere style.

74. Batasiolo Barbaresco - 52.00
Powerful, robust and full, with layers of rich, ripe fruit and an intense bouquet.

75. Bongiovanni Barolo - 65.00
Soft, with intense black cherry and plum flavors, and a gutsy finish.



Italy, Veneto

76. Tommasi Le Prunee Merlot - 22.00
Ruby red, dry and refreshing, great with pasta, poultry
and lighter meat dishes.

77. Tommasi "Rafael" Valpolicella - 25.00
A deliciously, soft, approachable Valpolicella for fans of Amarone.

78. Bertani Catullo - 29.00
A special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Corvina from Veneto's
finest producer.

79. San Rustico "Gaso" Amarone - 49.00
Powerful and impressive with raisiny fruit and a lingering finish.

80. Tommasi Amarone - 105.00
One of Amarone's finest, matching the powerful raisiny fruit
with elegant softness.

81. Bertani Amarone - 125.00
A powerfully structured wine, deep, intense with a long lived flavor.



California, Merlot

102. Forest Glen - 19.00
Medium-bodied with flavors of berry and plum and soft tannins.

104. Blackstone - 23.00
A full, richly fruited merlot, well rounded, soft and easy to drink.

105. Markham, Napa - 34.00
Complex, lush, concentrated and full-bodied with a velvety texture.

106. St. Francis, Sonoma - 35.00
Soft, with intense black cherry and plum flavors, and a gutsy finish.



California, Cabernet Sauvignon

123. Robert Mondavi Private Selection - 24.00
Luscious layers of berry, raspberry and spice with light oak nuances.

124. Fieldstone, Alexander Valley - 28.00
A wonderfully rich, elegant and well balanced red.

125. Barnwood, Santa Barbara - 28.00
Elegant nose of blackberry and spice followed by ripe plum and cassis flavors.

126. Robert Mondavi, Napa - 40.00
Black cherry and plums followed by sweet spice, vanilla and oak notes.

127. Sterling, Napa - 42.00
Aromas of blackberry and plum; Rich and juicy with an alluring finish.

128. Beringer "Knights Valley", Napa - 42.00
Explosive, sweet cherry flavors in a full mid palate
with great grip on the finish.

129. Rocking Horse "Garvey Vineyard", Rutherford - 48.00
An extremely elegant, beautifully balanced wine with a rich, full body
and ripe fruit flavors.

130. Silverado Vineyards, Napa - 60.00
Rich flavors with a bouquet of dried flower.

131. Cakebread Cellars, Napa - 95.00
A wine of great elegance and balance with complex, melting tannins and lovely,
herbal nuances in the rich, expansive bouquet.

201. Robert Mondavi "Reserve", Napa - 165.00
A pinot noir more typical of red Burgundy; elegant and well structured.

California, Meritage

203. Dominus Estate - 165.00
Rich, full-firm flavors with cherry cassis notes

204. Opus One - 180.00
Legendary joint venture with Robert Mondavi and Baron Rothschild.

California, Zinfandel

150. Renwood Old Vine, Amador - 28.00
This wine possesses the berry fruitiness of the varietal and a depth and
richness added by aging in American oak.

151. Dry Creek Old Vines, Sonoma - 32.00
Aromas of berries with flavors of ripe berries, subtle oak and cocoa.

Pinot Noir

141. Montinore "Wilamette Valley", Oregon - 24.00
A pinot noir more typical of red Burgundy; elegant and well structured.

142. Saintsbury Garnet, California - 29.00
Elegant with black cherry, red fruit, and light spice notes, finishing soft and round.



Australia

160. Leasingham "Bin 61" Shiraz, Clare Valley - 34.00
Aromas of rich, ripe plums and soft, long flavors of cherry and chocolate.

161. Barossa Valley Estate "Barossa" Shiraz - 20.00
Aromas of sugar plum, charry and oak with youthful flavors of plum and spice.

162. Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz - 39.00
One of the most famed Aussie reds combining the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon
and the power and richness of Shiraz.


France

174. Chateau Coufran, "Haut Medoc", Bordeaux - 44.00
Smooth and round with soft, supple tannins and a lovely aromatic bouquet.

175. Chateau Segla, "Margaux", Bordeaux - 47.00
2nd label of Rausan Segla; elegant structure and inimitable fragrance.

172. Chateau du Cabrieres Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone - 46.00
A robust, full-bodied wine of intense fruit depth, slightly peppery nuances.

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CHAMPAGNES & SPARKLING WINES

180. Martini & Rossi Asti, Italy - 22.00
Fruity, festive and sweet. Italy's most famous sparkling wine.

181. Canella Prosecco, Italy - 24.00
Aromas of peach, apple pear and citrus, zingy with a subtle hint
of sweetness.

182. Chandon Brut Cuvee, California - 31.00
Light and dry, yet pleasantly fruity with a rather delicate bubble.

183. Moet & Chandon White Star Champagne, France - 60.00
An exquisite, medium dry champagne with a full-bodied taste and fruity aroma.

184. Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne, France - 62.00
A full-bodied champagne with tons of flavor and a creamy, yeasty finish.

185. Dom Perignon Champagne, France - 225.00
The world's premiere champagne; elegantly dry, delicate and full of bouquet.



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