About us

Benvenuti to House of Pasta, a true and authentic northern Italian restaurant.

Our greatest desire is to bring to Fort Myers the true homemade northern Italian cuisine and with it the pleasure to honor, inspire, and nurture the true Italian food lovers.

Pasta is the essence of Italian food. It has been the main dish that fed homes of an entire nation for centuries. However, it is the sauce that is used to compliment the pasta that dictates the geographic areas where they were created and the truly fascinating history of how these sauces were born, changing peoples lives one bowl, one person, one community at a time. 

Our vision is to bring to your table a truly extraordinary experience where the last bite invites your appetite to say ”I wish there was just one more”. 

With our northern Italian background and our love and passion for authentic Italian food and wine, we hope to bring to our neighbors and their families that same sensation of excitement and passion that we share with our friends and family each and every time we sit down for a meal.

Buon Appetito

House of Pasta is conveniently located in the heart of south Fort Myers, on Winkler Rd just south of Cypress Lake Dr. Details

Menu

Salads

Mix Green Balsamico

Mix greens, arugula, cherry tomatoes, peppers and olives, tossed with our balsamic vinaigrette, topped with shaved parmiggiano

6 $

Chefs Cold Antipasti Salad

Stack of layered sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto and roasted red bell peppers, finished with a touch of basil pesto, olive oil and balsamic reduction

8 $

Mozzarella Caprese

Vine ripe tomato slices with mozzarella medallions, finished with fresh basil chiffonade and extra virgin olive oil.

8 $

Caesar Salad

Crisp romaine lettuce served with fresh grated parmesan cheese, freshly made croutons and creamy Caesar dressing

6 $

Antipasti

Calamari Fritti

Elegantly fried, served with garlic marinara or spicy pepperoncini garlic lemon sauce

9 $

Insalata Di Mare (to share)

Light, fresh salad of gently cooked and marinated shrimps, squid, and mussels, with lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and selected spices

12 $

Mussels Alla Buzara

Prince Edward’s Island mussels, poached in a white wine, garlic and herbs, dusted with seasoned breadcrumbs

10 $

Tomato Bruschetta

Diced tomato and basil served over garlic crostini

8 $

Chicken Liver Pate

Organic chicken liver, cooked with marsala wine, processed with garlic, butter, and herbs finished with a hint of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

9 $

Insalata di Polipo

Braised and chargrilled octopus tentacles rested on a bed of arugula, dressed with garlic lemon vinaigrette and cherry tomatoes

12 $

Escargot Provinciale

Snails in grilled mushroom cups, filled with anisette infused baby spinach, finished with tarragon
garlic butter sauce

9 $

Italian Cold Cuts Plater

Chefs selection of Italian favorite cold cuts presented on the plater for 2 or more. For more details and price ask your server

 

Soup of the day

5 $

Pasta

We are a gluten free friendly establishment.
Ask our friendly staff about our gluten free pasta options.

From your choice of Spagettini, Linguini, Fettuccine, Penne, Cavatappi, or Tagliatelle We invite you to enjoy...

Pasta con Panna

Choice of pasta in a flavorful & creamy alfredo parmesan sauce with cherry tomatoes
Add chicken or shrimp - 3.99 / 4.99 $

15 $

Ragù alla Bolognese

Rich, red wine tomato sauce, with a slowly braised blend of ground beef and pork, enhanced with selected Italian herbs

17 $

Marinara

House of Pastas own rich and rustic tomato-based sauce
Add Gurmeet Polpettine or Mild Italian Sausage - 3.99 $

13 $

Carbonara

Fusion of crispy pancetta, and cracked black pepper, fortified with flavors of pecorino romano cheese and egg

16 $

Vodka

Creamy tomato sauce with prosciutto and ham, flavored with our bold vodka

16 $

Pesto Genovese

Delicious combination of fresh basil, roasted pine nuts, parmesan and EVOO

16 $

Puttanesca

Spicy tomato/pepper sauce, with garlic, black olives, capers and herbs

16 $

Pasta Al Forno

Baked Penne Quattro Formaggi

Penne pasta baked with fontina, mozzarella, parmesan and asiago cheese, topped and finished with seasoned Italian breadcrumbs and white truffles infused olive oil

15 $

Lasagna Bolognese

Layers of flat lasagna noodles baked with alternating layers of slow cooked Bolognese sauce, bechamel and parmesan

17 $

Eggplant Napoleon al Forno

Eggplant slices layered with blend a of ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan, baked in our explicitly creamy tomato sauce

16 $

Chef’s Pasta Recommendations

Penne Con Prosciutto Crudo e Rucol

Penne Aglio Olio tossed with crunchy prosciutto and lemon infused arugula

17 $

Linguini Clams Casino

Fusion of clams and linguine, sautéed with garlic, pancetta, and shallot complimented with grated parmigiano and toasted breadcrumbs

20 $

Linguini alla Pescatore

Linguini tossed with whole clams, mussels, shrimp, and squid enhanced with a flavor of seafood stock and a hint of tomato sauce

23 $

Risotto alla Pescatore

Creamy Arborio rice risotto, enriched with flavors of black mussels, shrimps, squid and clams, bind together with flavor packed seafood and white wine reduction sauce

23 $

Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

Silky risotto studded with delicate shrimp and plump asparagus, brightened by a clean citrusy spark of lemon

21 $

Risotto con Porcini

Delicate, earthy risotto, wedded with porcini mushrooms, finalized with shaved black truffles and drizzle of EVOO

19 $

Tagliatelle al Ragù

Tagliatelle with rustic, slowly braised shredded beef Ragù

18 $

Panna Prosciutto e Pomodorino

Tagliatelle cooked in a light panna bechamel sauce, finished with crispy prosciutto, green onions and fresh cherry tomatoes

17 $

Ravioli alla Milanese

Beef filed pillows of pasta tossed with wild mushrooms marsala wine sauce

18 $

Ravioli alla Fiorentina

Filled with ricotta cheese, finished with a creamy spinach and Moscato wine sauce

18 $

Gnocchi Genovese

Potato gnocchi, sautéed with a creamy basil parmesan sauce, finished with toasted pine nuts and cherry tomatos

18 $

Gnocchi alla Contadina

Pillowy potato dumplings with a rustic beef ragu and sliced grilled Italian sausages.

20 $

Carne

Served over Spagetini and vegetable of the day

Parmigiana

Breaded chicken cutlets or veal scaloppini baked with our own tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese

18/20 $

Marsala

Chicken tenderloins or Veal scaloppini sautéed in a mushroom & Marsala wine demiglace

18/20 $

Piccata

Chicken or veal sautéed in a lemon butter white wine sauce, paired with artichokes and capers

18/20 $

Veal Oscar

Veal scaloppini, lightly egg washed and topped with lump crab meat, asparagus and hollandaise sauce, finished with white vine lemon butter sauce

22 $

House of Pasta Chicken

Half chicken, browned then braised with bell peppers & onion sofrito, finished with a sweet paprika and white wine reduction. Served with au gratin potatoes and grilled vegetables

20 $

Pesce (Fish)

Served with poached asparagus and arborio rice

Salmone alla Griglia (Grilled)

Filet of salmon grilled to perfection, glazed with garlic butter

20 $

Mediterranean Salmon

Pan seared, finished with warm relish of cherry tomatoes, capers and olives, elevated with a spark of fresh citrus aioli

21 $

Salmone alla Oskar

Filet of salmon topped with lump crab meat and asparagus, baked with lemon butter wine sauce, finished with a drizzle of hollandaise sauce on the top

21 $

Scampi Aglio e Limone

Elegantly pan-fried shrimp bathed in garlic lemon butter wine sace

18 $

Shrimp San Daniele

Succulent jumbo shrimps, wrapped with san Daniele prosciutto, grilled and served on a skewer, on a bed of roasted bell pepper relish

20 $

Cottolette (Schnitzles)

Served on a bed of arugula with au gratin potatoes and vegetables of the day

Cottoletta alla Milanese

Choice of meat, lightly hand breaded, pan-fried till golden brown
Chicken -18 $, Pork - 17 $, Veal - 20 $

18/17/20 $

Cottoletta Ripiena

Stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, ricotta and Prosciutto Ham, lightly breaded and pan fried
Chicken -19 $, Pork - 18 $, Veal - 21 $

19/18/21 $

Cottoletta con Fungi Porcini

Selected meat topped with porcini mushrooms, caramelized onions and melted gorgonzola cheese
Chicken - 19 $, Pork - 18 $, Veal - 21 $

19/18/21 $

Bistecche Alla Griglia

We proudly serve only Premium USDA Certified Choice Beef

Filet Mignon

8 oz. Premium USDA Choice center cut beef tenderloin, grilled to your liking, served with scalloped potatoes and selected grilled vegetables

29 $

New York Strip Steak

12 oz Strip Stake grilled to your liking, served with scalloped potatoes and selected grilled vegetables

25 $

Ribeye Steak

Seasoned with our house seasonings, grilled to perfection, served with scalloped potatoes and selected
grilled vegetables

24 $

All steaks available in the following styles of preparation

Diane

Dijon mustard, shallot and brandy demiglace sauce

3 $

Au poivre 3

Green peppercorn, cream and brandy demiglace sauce

3 $

Black Forest 4

Porcini mushrooms and Gorgonzola cream sauce

4 $

Kids Menu

Includes Beverage and a Scoop of Gelato

6 $

Kid Pastas

Choices of Pastas: Penne, Spaghetti, Fettucine, or Rotini

Choices of Sauce: Butter sauce, Tomato sauce, or Alfredo sauce Regular or Baked

 

Italian Grilled Cheese

Ham and cheese toast

 

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Grand Finale

Tiramisu

Espresso-soaked lady fingers surrounded by lightly sweetened whipped cream and rich mascarpone custard

7 $

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

Delightful layered cake with rich chocolate frosting

7 $

Limoncello Cheesecake

Silky cheesecake with essence of fresh lemon and crisp salty - sweet cookie crust

7 $

Almond Bacio di Ameretto

Light mascarpone and cream custard bound with amaretto infused lady fingers, topped with shaved chocolate and toasted almonds

7 $

Vanilla / Chocolate

Gelato

4 $

Caffe’ e Digestivi

We proudly serve Lavazza Coffee

Espresso

3 $

Macchiato

4 $

Cappuccino

5 $

Caffe Americano

4 $

For our available digestive or cordials please ask your server.

Appetizers

Insalata di Mare (Seafood Salad)

Light, fresh salad of gently cooked and marinated shrimps, squid, and mussels, with lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and selected spices

12 $

Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Vine ripe tomato slices with mozzarella medallions, finished with fresh basil chiffonade and extra virgin olive oil.

8 $

Tomato Bruschetta

Diced tomato and basil served over garlic crostini.

8 $

Italian Martini Shrimp Cocktail

Marinated Shrimp Chunks with sofrito of diced tomatoes, unions, and peppers, presented in a chilled martini glass with Italian thin crostini bread.

12 $

Soups

Soup of the day (Cup)

5 $

Soup of the day (Bowl)

7 $

Entrée Size Salads

Chicken Cesar Salad

Marinated grilled chicken breast over Crisp Romain hearts tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing and home maid croutons.

12 $

Melissa’s Antipasto Salad

Spring Mix topped with fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Peppers, tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette and House made croutons.

13 $

Mandarin walnuts Salad

Spring mix lettuce with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, topped with baby mandarins and toasted walnuts.

11 $

Chefs Arugula Steak Salad

Grilled, marinated Skirt Steak over a bed of crispy fresh arugula dressed with Italian parsley red wine vinaigrette.

16 $

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Rotini pasta tossed with basil-lemon vinaigrette, topped with kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini’s, Fetta Cheese.

10 $

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio Salad

Chilled ahi tuna slices, blackened, over a bed of crispy arugula in a champagne vinaigrette, topped with baby Mandarins.

16 $

Italian Paninis & Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Caprese

Grilled Chicken, Roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, dressed with basil aioli, in a pressed Panini Bread.

11 $

Chicken Melt Toscano

Open faced Italian panini bread topped with sliced grilled chicken, melted provolone cheese, caramelized unions, mushrooms. With a touch of Dijon mustard spread.

12 $

HOP Steak Melt

Open faced Italian panini bread topped with sliced grilled Steak and melted mozzarella cheese, caramelized unions, mushrooms. With a touch of pepper spread.

14 $

Panini Sausage Contadina

Mild Italian sausage with peppers and unions, with melted provolone cheese on a crisp Italian bread.

13 $

Il Vegetariano (Vegetarian)

Roasted slices of eggplant, bell peppers, red unions and zucchini, with melted mozzarella. Dressed with a touch of basil pesto spread and roasted pepper sauce on Italian Focaccia Bread.

12 $

The Benito

Fresh sliced prosciutto, Italian Salami, Capicola, Fresh mozzarella, Roasted Pepper, arugola and Tomatoes over Basil Pesto spread Italian bread.

12 $

Turkey Club Veneziano

Sliced roasted turkey with arugula, tomatoes, bacon, sliced mozzarella, lemon-caper aioli and roasted pepper spread on an Italian Bread.

11 $

SIDES: choice of soup (cup) of the day or small house salad.

Pastas

Spaghetti Marinara

Spaghetti tossed in our homemade flavorful marinara sauce.
Add Meatballs or Italian Sausage $ 4

11 $

Tagliatelle Ragù

Tagliatelle pasta in a rich red wine tomato sauce, with a slowly braised blend of ground beef and pork, enhanced with selected Italian herbs.

15 $

Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo

Fettuccine with Creamy parmesan butter sauce and your choice of chicken or shrimp.

15 $

Gnocchi Pesto Genovese

Potato Gnocchi, sautéed with a creamy basil parmesan sauce, finished with toasted pine nuts and cherry tomatoes.

15 $

Linguini with White Clam Sauce

Linguini tossed with our unique white wine clam sauce with dash of red crushed peppers.
Recommended with shrimp add $ 6

13 $

Lasagna Bolognese

Layers of flat lasagna noodles baked with alternating layers of slow cooked Bolognese Sauce, bechamel and parmesan.

13 $

Homemade Crepes

Crepe Nutella

Pen seared crepe mix enhanced with  touch of lemon zest, filled with a nice hazelnut chocolate spread.

8 $

Crepe Frutti di Bosco

Pen seared crepe mix enhanced with  touch of lemon zest finished with a homemade berries mix.

7 $

Crepe Americana

Vanilla gelato wrapped in our homemade fresh crepe with a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top.

9 $

Caffe’ e Digestivi

We proudly serve Lavazza Coffee

Espresso

3 $

Macchiato

4 $

Cappuccino

5 $

Caffe Americano

4 $

For our available digestive or cordials please ask your server.

Wine List Per Glass

Pinot Griggio

89 pts.

Dry, suave, full bodied with a strong scent of Artemisia, lemon and pear.

7 $ per Glass

Merlot

90 pts.

Dry, full bodied with hints of raspberry,blackberry and blueberry.

7 $ per Glass

Chardonnay

91 pts.

Wonderful , non woody, hint of apple and fresh bread crust.

7 $ per Glass

Carbernat Sauvignon

90 pts.

Well rounded, full bodied with herbal, raspberry and blackberry hints.

7 $ per Glass

Prosecco

91 pts.

Rich fruity notes, Full bodied with a pleasant, harmonious taste.

9 $ per Glass