Plates Menu

Sardina’s Chicken Piccatta

All plates come with your choice of spaghetti with Sicilian marinara, vegetable or mashed potato

Parmesan, with marinara and mozzarella cheese
Chicken, $20.00—Eggplant, $18.00—Provimi Veal, $26.50

Piccatta, ours is lightly tossed in breadcrumbs and sautéed with lots of capers, white wine, garlic and fresh lemon juice
Chicken, $20.00—Provimi Veal, $26.50

Saltimbocca, with sage, prosciutto and fontina cheese, and marsala wine pan sauce
Chicken, $22.00—Provimi Veal, $28.50

Marsala, with mushrooms and garlic sautéed in Marsala wine and a touch of cream
Chicken, $22.00—Provimi Veal, $28.50

Polenta Toscana, sausage, chicken, garlic cloves and pine nuts over our special recipe polenta, $21.00

Fish of the Day, wild or sustainably farmed selection, Chef’s preparation, Market Price

Combination Plate, spaghetti marinara & meatballs, fettuccini alfredo & traditional lasagna (no sides with Combo Plate), $23.00

 

Split/Share Plate Charge $6.00

NOTICE: All menu items and prices are subject to change.
Please call for 775-828-0105 for details.

Bowls Menu

Sardina’s Fettuccine Country Style
Sardina’s Fettuccine Country Style

Sicilian Style Spaghetti & Meatballs Half $12.00/Full $18.00
Add Italian sausage $5

Traditional Lasagna, with Bolognese Half $12.00/Full $18.00

Ricotta Gnocchi, hand-made in-house by the chef, choice of sauce: marinara, rosa, alfredo, spicy vodka or sage brown butter Half $12.00/Full $18.00

Gnocchi della Nonna, our hand-made in-house ricotta gnocchi in prosciutto cream sauce, peas and fresh basil Half $14.00/Full $22.00

Fettuccini Alfredo Half $10.00/Full $14.00
Add Italian sausage $5, add chicken $5, add shrimp $8

Pasta Napoli, shrimp in spicy vodka sauce over fettuccini Half $14.00/Full $22.00

Scampi, in garlic butter over angel hair Half $13.00/Full $20.00

Spaghetti Puttanesca, San Marzano tomato, olives, capers & basil with a hint of anchovy Half $12.50/Full $19.00

Cheese Ravioli, with choice of sauce: marinara, alfredo, rosa, Bolognese or spicy vodka Half $12.00/Full $18.00

Butternut Squash Ravioli, sage brown butter, bacon, roasted garlic cloves & blue cheese crumbles Half $14.00/Full $22.00

 

Split/Share Plate Charge $6.00

NOTICE: All menu items and prices are subject to change.
Please call for 775-828-0105 for details.

Soups, Salads, & Starters Menu

Sardina's Summer Salad
Sardina’s Summer Salad (Seasonal)

Baked Sicilian Meatballs, with basil, pine nuts and currants $10.00

Fresh Mozzarella, hand breaded and fried $10.00

Polenta, balsamic mushrooms and fresh basil $10.00
Baked to order, please allow additional preparation time

Smoked Gouda Quesadilla, with prosciutto & caramelized onion $10.00

Arancini, fried risotto with prosciutto, pine nuts and basil $10.00

Appetizer Sampler Platter $20.00
Mozzarella, baked meatballs and arancini

Sardina’s Salad, organic greens with roasted butternut squash, blue cheese,
dried cherries, balsamic vinaigrette Side $6.00 Full $13.00

Caesar Salad Side $6.00 Full $13.00
Add chicken $5, add shrimp $6

Minestrone Cup $4.00 Bowl $8.00

NOTICE: All menu items and prices are subject to change.
Please call for 775-828-0105 for details.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

 

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

L’amore è Dappertutto

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and dinner reservations are strongly recommended for that night.
Due to filled reservation requests  and our small Italian bistro size restaurant, we very rarely can accept walk-in diners.
We offer three seating times: 5:00 PM, 6:30PM and 8:15 PM.

Specials

Seared Diver Scallops, in herbed garlic butter $32.00

Filet Mignon, char-grilled with red wine mushroom sauce $28.00

Lobster Ravioli, sun-dried tomato crème sauce with mushrooms and bay shrimp $24.00

Arctic Char with a creamy pesto-crab sauce $28.00

Chicken Pesto Lasagna with prosciutto $20.00

Starters, Salads & Soup

Baked Sicilian Meatballs, with basil, pine nuts and currants $10.00

Fresh Mozzarella, hand breaded and fried $10.00

Arancini, Sicilian street food of fried risotto. Ours is prepared with prosciutto, pine nuts and basil $10.00

Caesar Salad $6.00

Sardina’s Salad, organic greens with roasted butternut squash, blue cheese, dried cherries, balsamic vinaigrette $6.00

Strawberry & Burrata Salad, strawberry balsamic reduction $7.00

Minestrone Cup $4.00

Plates

All plates come with your choice of side: spaghetti with Sicilian marinara, vegetable or mashed potato

Parmesan, with marinara and mozzarella cheese
Chicken, $20.00—Eggplant, $18.00—Provimi Veal, $26.50

Piccatta, ours is lightly tossed in breadcrumbs and sautéed with lots of capers, white
wine, garlic and fresh lemon juice
Chicken, $20.00—Provimi Veal, $26.50

Saltimbocca, with sage, prosciutto and fontina cheese, and marsala wine pan sauce
Chicken, $22.00—Provimi Veal, $28.50

Bowls

Traditional Lasagna, with Bolognese $18.00

Ricotta Gnocchi, hand-made in-house by the chef, choice of sauce: marinara, alfredo, rosa, spicy vodka or sage brown butter $18.00

Gnocchi della Nonna, our hand-made in-house ricotta gnocchi in prosciutto cream sauce, peas and fresh basil $22.00

Pasta Napoli, shrimp in spicy vodka sauce over fettuccini $22.00

Scampi, in garlic butter over angel hair $20.00

Spaghetti Puttanesca, San Marzano tomato, olives, capers & basil with a hint of anchovy $19.00

Cheese Ravioli, choice of marinara, Bolognese, alfredo or rosa sauce $18.00

Butternut Squash Ravioli, sage brown butter, bacon, roasted garlic cloves & blue cheese crumbles $22.00

 

Split/Share Plate Charge $10.00

Gratuity is not added to checks, regardless of party size

Three checks maximum per table, please

 

 

 

Private Dining: Lunch

Minimum 10 guests: $20/person, plus tax, plus gratuity

Sardina’s Italian Bistro is available for private lunch events such as company meetings and training sessions, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers.  For our private lunch clients, Sardina’s offers private use of the restaurant (seating for 28 upstairs, 10 downstairs) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm with no room fee.  The menu package presented below is self-serve buffet style and includes iced tea, Coke, Diet Coke and 7up.  Plated lunches and custom menus are also available; please call the restaurant at 775-828-0105 to arrange a customized quotation. There is a 10 person minimum for all private lunch bookings and all bookings must be confirmed with a 50% deposit three days in advance of the event date.  No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Private Dining: Lunch Menu
Self-serve buffet style

Salad (choose one)

  • Caesar Salad, with our housemade Caesar dressing and shaved parmesan
  • Sardina’s Salad, with roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and blue cheese crumbles
  • Traditional Green Salad, with tomato, cucumber and croutons
  • Pasta Salad, with olives, roasted red peppers, salami and pine nuts
  • Bean & Veggie Salad, white beans tossed with seasonal veggies

Entrée (choose two)

  • Chicken Parmesan, with pasta marinara
  • Chicken Marsala (gluten free), with a mushroom Marsala wine sauce
  • Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian), with pasta marinara
  • Sicilian Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Cheese Ravioli Alfredo (vegetarian)
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli, with bacon, roasted garlic, blue cheese crumbles in sage brown butter
  • Fettuccini Alfredo Chicken
  • Mushroom Ravioli with Vodka Sauce (vegetarian)
  • Baked Penne Bolognese

Dessert, add $4/person

Petite desserts display to include mini cannoli, tiramisu, cheesecake and fresh fruit.

 

Private Dining: Dinner

Sardina’s Italian Bistro can be available for private dinner events.  Room fees and per person food and beverage minimums are based on availability and seasonality.  Please contact Susan at 775-828-0105, if you would like to discuss an event you are considering.

 

 

Party Pans Menu

Prices subject to tax. Pick-up only. Please order three days in advance.

Party Pans

Catering Service Event
Catering Service Event

Traditional Lasagna, Serves 28 – 30 $155

Vegetable Lasagna, Serves 28- 30 $175

Cheese Tortellini, Serves 18 –20 $100
Choice of Sauce: alfredo, marinara or rosa

Spaghetti with Sicilian Meatballs & Marinara $120 Serves 15-18

Sausage & Peppers, serves 18 –20 $100
Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic cloves, potatoes, and oregano in olive oil

Fettuccini Alfredo, serves 18 – 20 $90

Fettuccini Alfredo Chicken, serves 15 – 18 $120

Mushroom Ravioli, serves 15-18 $120
In spicy vodka sauce with fresh basil

Butternut Squash Ravioli, serves 15-18 $150
In sage brown butter with bacon and roasted garlic cloves

Chicken Parmesan, serves 15 – 18 $135
Over pasta marinara

Eggplant Parmesan, serves 15 – 18 $120
Over pasta marinara

Salads

Salads include sliced bread and our roasted garlic parmesan spread

Caesar Salad                $4/person
Crisp romaine with housemade garlic croutons, shaved parmesan and our housemade Caesar dressing

Sardina’s Salad            $4/person
Organic baby greens, roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and blue cheese crumbles.  Balsamic Vinaigrette on the side.

Caprese Salad              $5/person
Sliced fresh roma tomato, sliced fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil with balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

Green Salad                 $3/person
Organic baby greens with sliced tomato, cucumber and croutons.  Ranch or balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

 

NOTICE: All menu items and prices are subject to change.
Please call for 775-828-0105 for details.

Wine & Beverage Menu

Specialty Cocktails

Italian Sangria $10
With amaretto infused fresh fruit, Red (Lambrusco) or White (Proscecco)

Chocolate Martini $10
Dark and white chocolate liqueurs, vanilla vodka, cream

Peach Martini $10
Raspberry vodka and peach nectar, sugar

House Wines, USA

Prices per: Glass / Half-Carafe / Carafe

White, Chardonnay $7.00 / $15.00 / $28.00
White, Moscato $7.00 / $15.00 / $28.00
Red, Cabernet, BV Coastal $7.50 / $16.00 / $30.00

House Wines, Italy

Prices per: Glass / Half-Carafe / Carafe

White, Casamatta, Tuscany $9.00 / $19.00 / $36.00
In Italian, Casamatta translates to “crazy house”—named by the winemaker, Bibi Graetz, because he creates his wines at his vineyard among his kids, farm animals and a painting studio. This wine is a blend of Vermentino, Trebbiano and Moscato and has a clean, fresh acidity and notes of lemon zest and apples.

Red, Verso Rosso, Salento, Pulgia $9.00 $19.00 $36.00
A full-bodied wine from the “heel” of the boot of Italy. The winemaker blends the southern Italian varietals of Negroamaro, Primativo and Malvasia Nera to create a luscious wine with flavors of plum, raisin, dark chocolate and spice.

White Wines, Rosé, Sparkling

Prices per: Glass / Bottle

Rosé, Protocolo, Spain $8.00/$30.00
Pinot Grigio, Giocato, Litorale $8.00/$30.00
Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita, Italy $50.00
Sauvignon Blanc, J Lohr, Flume Crossing $9.00/$34.00
Viognier, Opolo, Paso Robles $30.00
Chardonnay, Butter, California $9.00/$34.00
Chardonnay, Double Bond, Wolff Vineyard, Edna Valley $48.00
Chardonnay, Frank Family, Napa Valley $60.00
Sparkling, Prosecco, La Marca $9.50/$36.00
Sparkling, Blanc de Blancs, Gloria Ferrer $42.00

Red Wines, USA

Prices per: Glass / Bottle

Pinot Noir, La Crema, Sonoma $12.00/$46.00
Pinot Noir, The Four Graces, Willamette Valley $48.00
Merlot, Hahn, Central Coast $28.00
Merlot, Markham, Napa Valley $44.00
Syrah, J Lohr, South Ridge, Paso Robles $34.00
Siena, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma $12.00/$46.00
Petite Sirah, Elyse, York Creek Vineyard, Napa Valley $48.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, J Lohr, Paso Robles $9.50/$36.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Buehler Vineyards, Napa Valley $56.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Frank Family, Napa Valley $90.00
Zinfandel, Opolo, Summit Creek, Paso Robles $10.00/$38.00
Zinfandel, Carol Shelton, Monga, Cucamonga Valley $44.00
Zinfandel, Opolo, Mountain, Paso Robles $48.00

Red Wines, Italy

Prices per: Glass / Bottle

Nero d’Avola, Terre Siciliane, Verso $24.00
Montepulciano, La Quercia $24.00
Chianti, Sanguineti $8.00/$30.00
Chianti Classico, Podere Ciona, Riserva $44.00
Chianti Classico, Ruffino, Riserva Ducale $68.00
Aglianico, La Quercia $24.00
Barbara D’Asti, Michele Chiarlo $36.00
Nessun Dorma, Super Tuscan, Sanguineti $11.00/$42.00
Nebbiolo, Elio Sandri $36.00
Valpolicella, Ripasso, Tommasi $46.00
Campofiorin, Super Venetian, Masi $38.00
Amarone, Masi, Costasera $90.00
Barolo, Elio Sandri $76.00

Beers

Prices per Bottle

Peroni, Italy $5.00
Moretti, La Rossa, Italy $6.00
Kronenbourg, Blanc 1664, France $6.00
Lead Dog, Citra Solo, IPA, Local $6.50
Bear Republic, Racer 5, IPA, California $5.00
Revision Brewing, Blonde Ale, Local $5.00
Rogue Brewing, Hazelnut Brown Ale, Oregon $6.50
Bud Light, USA $4.00
Clausthaler, Non Alcoholic $4.00

 

NOTICE: All menu items and prices are subject to change.
Please call for 775-828-0105 for details.

Opolo Wine Dinner

Sardina’s Italian Bistro & Opolo Wine Dinner

5-Course Dinner paired with wines from Opolo Vineyards
$85/person, plus tax, plus gratuity
Reservations required: 775-828-0105

Thursday, 26 September 2019
6:00 PM Meet & Greet with Opolo Vineyards Wine Guru Cary Thrasher
6:30 PM Dinner Service with Opolo Wine Pairings to Follow

1st Course
Citrus Marinated Ahi with mango & wasabi
Opolo Albarino

2nd Course
Poached Lobster over Butter Lettuce with chamomile vinaigrette
Opolo Viognier

3rd Course
Duck Confit with Roasted Cannellini Beans
Opolo Sangiovese

4th Course
Short Rib in Porcini-Wine Reduction over Black Pepper-Blue Cheese Ravioli
Opolo Petit Sirah

5th Course
Chocolate Diplomat Cake
Opolo Mountain Zinfandel

Crystal Basin Wine Dinner

Sardina’s Italian Bistro & Crystal Basin Wine Dinner

5-Course Dinner paired with Crystal Basin Wines of Eldorado County
$75/person, plus tax, plus gratuity
Reservations required: 775-828-0105

Thursday, 22 August 2019
6:00 PM Meet & Greet with Wine Maker Mike Owen of Crystal Basin Cellars
6:30 PM Dinner Service with Wine Pairings to Follow

1st Course
Crab Arancini with Calabrian Chili Aoili
Crystal Basin Sparkling

2nd Course
Roasted Beet & Burrata Salad with Arugula
Crystal Basin PR3 Primitivo

3rd Course
Crispy Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta
Crystal Basin Sangiovese

4th Course
Stuffed Pork Loin with Spinach, Currants & Pancetta with Gorgonzola Sauce
Crystal Basin Campione Super Tuscan

5th Course
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Crystal Basin Petite Sirah Port

5-Course J Lohr Wine Dinner

Sardina’s Italian Bistro & J Lohr Wine Dinner

5-Course Menu Pairing with J Lohr Vineyards and Wines
$85/person, includes sales tax & gratuity
Reservations required: 775-828-0105

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:00 pm – Meet & greet with Michael Skurow of J Lohr Vineyards and Wines
6:30 pm – Begin dinner service

1st Course

Seared scallop with crispy spring asparagus
Pairing: J Lohr Vineyard Series Arroyo Vista Chardonnay

2nd Course

Baby arugula & stracciatella di bufala salad with mango, roasted pistachio & prosecco vinaigrette
Pairing: J Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

3rd Course

White Bean & Chard Ravioli with Traditional Bolognese
Pairing:  J Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah

4th Course

New York Strip Medallions with fig-cabernet reduction and spicy smashed yams
Pairing:  J Lohr Vineyard Series Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

5th Course

Chocolate Cloud Cake with drunken cherries
Pairing: J Lohr Vineyard Series Tower Road Petite Sirah

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