Celebrating its seventh season on Nantucket, Ventuno has an iconic address and a delicious menu to match. And this island favorite is a staple for a plethora of diners for many different reasons. See the 21 things we think you should know about Ventuno below!



7 FOODIE FAVORITES

1. MORSI FOR DAYS!

Morso is the Italian word for bite… and at Ventuno, these delicious BITES are perfect to get your palette ready for all the flavors that are about to come. Start the evening right with a few share bites and get friendly with your table… take note, those housemade crostinis are a serious favorite! (Seen above is the liver mousse with Nantucket All Mother seeded bread!) And don’t forget to order a few ascolane (pork sausage stuffed olives that have been lightly fried!) CHE BUONO!

2.  GIMME SOME BOAR

Brand spankin’ new to the Ventuno menu this year is the Boar Chops featuring meat from Wild Boar in East Texas. Chef Dre says this is the sweetest meat he’s ever tasted … what began as a nightly special quickly became a Ventuno favorite and is now featured under their Secondi menu! It’s light, bright and pretty darn healthy with the roasted apricot yogurt, farro, peaches and greens !

3. TANTALIZING TORTELLACCI

Fresh to the primi menu… the tortalecci means a shaggy tortelloni whose loose ends help it hold onto more sauce… this dish is highlighted by spring vegetables and tossed in a little bit of ramp butter to help bring all the flavors full circle!

4.  RAMP TAG, YOU’RE IT!

This dish is a rift on the classic pea and guanciale combination… and these hand cut egg yolk and ramp noodles with housemade guanciale, parmigiano and sweet peas creates are reminiscent of a spring like carbonara.

5. ALL ABOUT THAT BASS

The panseared striped bass is served over a hummus made from Sicilian almonds which makes for a headier and more floral version than the almond flavor you may be used to… It’s all tied together with the freshest and sweetest locally sourced vegetables that you can find! A true summer fish favorite for those pescetarians out there!

6. SHUT THE CLUCK UP!

While the Brined Green Circle Chicken (as seen in the center of the table) is a Ventuno staple… the dish is constantly changing to match the seasons! Currently we’re crushing on the ramp spaetzel with wild mushrooms, mint and liquid parmigiano and finished ramp salsa verde.

7. HAPPY ENDING

Chocolate lovers… prepare to be wowed by the rum and espresso soaked chocolate cake served over a chocolate hazelnut spread with house made condensed milk, hazelnuts, brown butter crumbs and frozen Gianduja fudge… this is the ultimate Ventuno tribute to greatness of Nutella!


7 VENTUNO VETERANS GIVE THEIR FAVORITE PLACE TO SIT

SCOTT FRALEY ~ PARTNER ~ THE BACK BAR

Scott Says … “I love the back bar because there’s no better place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. Also because I think the bartenders are hot.”


ZHANY ~ SERVER ~ TABLE 60

Zhany says… “I love this table because it’s kind of separate and it’s like an island way from the craziness of downstairs. It’s a happy place. When families are sitting there it feels like they are in their own kingdom.”

EMILY (SERVER) + KATIE (SOMMELIER) ~ THE WINE BAR

Emily Says… “I love the wine bar because it can be a super cozy setting for dinner and then turns into a crazy fun dance party in a matter of minutes.” Katie Says… “I love the wine bar for its amazing versatility of being able to go for an intimate dining corner to a late night speak easy with ever possible and epic dance parties!”

TAYLOR ~ OWNER + GENERAL MANGER ~ TABLE 41

Taylor Says… “I love this table because it’s hidden in the middle of everything. It’s intimate yet still allows for the bustle and chaos of the restaurant to entertain from afar… and there’s that watermelon.”

DREW ~ HEAD HOSTESS ~ TABLE 33

Drew Says… “I love table 31 because it is cozy and romantic and I can sit and enjoy a great meal while watching the flow of the restaurant… and also because I got to see Kourtney Kardashian sit there last year!”

LAUREN ~ BARTENDER ~CORNER BARSTOOLS AT INSIDE BAR

Lauren Says.. “The inside bar at Ventuno is classic and timeless. I just love the history of this old captains house, so rich in Nantucket charm.”

DRE ~ EXECUTIVE CHEF/OWNER ~ TABLE 33

Dre Says… “Table 33… because it’s an homage to Larry Bird… but also centrally located so you can keep an eye of the floor and feel the energy changing as the evening progresses. From early diners, to late eaters and then the transition to the bustling bar scene. It’s fun to watch it all go down while you’re sitting back and enjoying your company.”


7 INSIDER TIPS FOR VENTUNO 2017!

Get Ready to TREAT YOSELF! The new Ventuno Wines By The Glass section offers a vast array of price points and styles… but this year we’re pretty stoked to hear that they now offer GAJA by the glass!

Looking for a family friendly Italian dining experience? The Back Bar and Patio is perfect for kids and adults from 5:30PM to 7PM and we love the garden vibes of this sweet dining spot.

Speaking of bringing your whole family… if you are a party of ten or more, Ventuno offers a special Family Style Menu with three price tiers per person making it the ideal place for sharing a big meal with a big group!

I scream, you scream we all scream for Ventuno’s Gelatos! And these flavors, all made in house, change daily! Insiders Tip: while it’s not on the menu, you can get an affogato with one of their vanilla gelatos and a pipping hot espresso!

Searching for the perfect place for your rehearsal dinner? The upstairs dining room is awesome for large parties and group gatherings and even comes with its own bar! Perfect for group of 40 to 60!

There’s enough space for EVERYBODY at Ventuno… and with over forty tables spread out along seven unique dining spaces and THREE bars, this is one of the largest and most versatile reastaurants on the island!

Finallly.. it’s time to make your reservations and the best tip is to call to make your rezzy at 508.228.4242. They do take waitlists on busy weekends and if you want to sit outside, you can always request the patio … depending on the weather, they will move you out same day!

Now get ready to dine + drink at Ventuno!!

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