Located on 21 Bridge St., St. Ives, United Kingdom

A new restaurant has opened its doors in St Ives Town Centre. Located on Bridge Street Di Rita’s is a family run Italian restaurant that produces the finest authentic Italian cuisine.

Owner Andrew Di Rita who was excited at the prospect of fulfilling his dreams by owning his own restaurant and turning Di Rita’s into the best place to eat in town.


Andrew explained “Being Italian I have always had a love for food and as a young boy I worked in my father’s Italian restaurant. As soon as I stepped foot into the restaurant I developed a strong passion and this was mainly due to other people’s delight at enjoying our food”.


Andrew’s father has been an established chef in St Ives at the Molise restaurant for over 27 years and people have travelled from afar for his food which is especially well known in the area. Andrew went on to say “My father left the Molise in 2016 to come and work with me to establish a family run restaurant. I have always had a dream of owning my own restaurant one day so I can give a unique service to customers which thrives on passion and great Italian food .We are now delighted to open Di Rita’s to all our customers who have remained loyal to us throughout the years and I also very much look forward to meeting new customers and introducing them to our authentic Italian cuisine experience.

 

Phone

01480 465737

 

Location

21, Bridge Street
St. Ives
United Kingdom
PE27 5EH

 

Hours

Mon-Sat
5.30pm – 9.30pm

STORY OF DI RITA'S

Di Rita’s is modern and sleek in style but creating traditional Italian food, characterised by simplicity and good ingredients... key to producing the finest Italian dishes ... at Di Rita’s we are passionate about it!!

Opened in July 2016 by owner Andrew Di Rita whose dream has always been to run his own Italian restaurant for a shared celebration of Italian eating.

Italian dining is about savouring every course ...using recipes passed down through the generations.

At Di Rita's we use local produce as much as possible together with the freshest seasonal ingredients possible.

Our experienced staff are dedicated to offering you the best possible service. Your dining experience or event with us will be a guaranteed success! Having established a reputation for delivery beyond expectation...Di Rita's will make it happen every time.

 

 

Luigi - originally from the Molise region and well known in St.Ives for over 30 years for his traditional italian cooking. People have come from all over to try Luigi's food.

....and Pippo, whose heritage of Italian food comes from Matera in Southern Italy, where good eating is good living.

 
 
 
 

Stuzzichini
Olives or bread with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
1 x 3,50 / 2 x 6,00

Antipasti

Caprese
Beef tomato, bocconcini di mozzarella, basil with olive oil & a balsamic glaze
5,50

Tagliere misto
Selection of italian cured meats with rocket, bocconcini di mozzarella & pickled vegetables
7,00

Straccetti di manzo
Shredded beef pan seared with balsamic served on a bed of rocket
8,50

Gamberoni all'arancia
Large whole king prawns flambé with brandy & orange
9,00
 
Guazzetto di cozze
Mussels cooked in our tomato sauce with parsley & white wine
7,50

Frittura di calamari
White squid rings deep fried in flour served with a mayonnaise dip
7,50

Prosciutto e melone
Parma ham slices with melon
6,50

Salmone con salsa tartara
Salmon fillets deep fried in breadcrumbs with a salad garnish served with our homemade tartare sauce
7,50  

Bruschetta doppia
Toasted Italian bread, one topped with tomatoes, oregano & olive oil & one topped with artichoke heart,
roasted peppers, parsley, garlic & olive oil
5,50
 

Secondi piatti

Paste e risotti

 

Spaghetti alla carbonara
Traditional roman recipe with pecorino cheese, bacon & egg
10,50
 
Tagliatelle con capesante
Pasta served with baby scallops with a parsley & caper pesto (contains nuts)
13,00

Spaghetti alla San Giovannina
Spaghetti with olive oil, anchovies, cherry tomatoes, olives & capers
10,50
 
Linguine allo scoglio
Mixed fish & shell fish cooked in olive oil, white wine, cherry tomatoes & chilli
13,50

Paglio e Fieno con gorgonzola e pollo
Green & yellow pasta with diced chicken in a gorgonzola cream sauce topped with rocket
13,00

Ravioli in crema di limone
Ravioli filled with scampi and crab cooked in a lemon cream sauce
13,50
 
Lilly e il Vagabondo
Spaghetti in a rich tomato sauce with home made meatballs
10,50

 

Cannelloni ricotta e spinaci
Fresh pasta rolled with ricotta and spinach served in a creamy tomato sauce
9,50

 

Risotto marinara e ortaggi
Risotto with smoked salmon, prawns, white fish, courgette & asparagus in vegetable stock
14,50
 
Risotto Luigi
Risotto with strips of fillet of beef with onion, mushrooms, peppers & chilli in a tomato sauce
16,50
 
* Our pasta is cooked from fresh please allow 15-20 minutes *


Secondi piatti

Carni

Cotoletta alla milanese
Chicken breast in bread crumbs topped with crispy garlic & chilli in butter
14,50

Pollo al Marsala
Chicken breast cooked in cream of marsala wine
14,50

Tagliata di manzo
Fillet steak sliced & served on a bed of rocket drizzled with balsamic & topped with parmesan shavings
21,50
 
Filetto Luigi
Fillet steak with sauce of gorgonzola, cream & brandy
21,50

Bistecca alla birra
Rib-eye steak with onions & Italian craft artisan beer
18,50

Bistecca al pepe
Rib-eye steak with cream, brandy & whole peppercorns
18,50  

* Our steaks are locally sourced & dry hung for 28 days
then pan seared in their own juices for a fuller more succulent flavour *

Saltinbocca alla romana
Slices of veal with ham & fresh sage cooked in butter & white wine
18,50

Scallopine al limone
Slices of veal with white wine & limone
17,50

Tonno alla puttanesca
Tuna loin cooked with olives & capers in a light tomato sauce
17,00

Spigola con gamberi
Seabass cooked with prawns in a cream of tomato sauce
17,50
 
All meat & fish dishes are served with rosemary potatoes

Hot side dishes

Peperone romano
Roasted Romano pepper drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & seasoned
3,50

Spinaci ripassati
Spinach cooked with garlic & olive oil
3,50

Fagiolini saltati in padella
Spring beans with butter & olive oil
3,50

Vegetali arrosto
Oven roasted aubergine, courgette, peppers & onion with olive oil
4,00
 

Cold side dishes

Insalata mista
Salad with tomatoes, olives, cucumber, peppers & onion our homemade dressing served seperate
3,50

Insalata di cipolla e fagioli
Onion and cannellini bean salad seasoned with oregano drizzled with olive oil
3,50

All dishes are available in smaller portions.


Many of our dishes contain garlic or onion. If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, please let your server know upon placing your order. We are happy to adapt the ingredients to suit your requirements.

Gratuity will be added for tables of five persons or above.

 

Speak to our experienced staff for a bespoke service when booking your event. Having established a reputation for delivery beyond expectation...Di Rita's will make it happen every time. We are passionate about it delivering.

Name *
Name
shutterstock_449578963.jpg

CONTACT US

 
cascade-logo.png

21, Bridge Street
St. Ives
United Kingdom
PE27 5EH

Tel: 01480 465737

 

there is no question our team of experts cannot answer

 

If you have questions, please get a hold of us in whichever way is most convenient. Ask away. There is no reasonable question that our team can not answer

Please contact us using the form below.

Name *
Name