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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

Insalate (Salad)

Mixed Green Balsamico

Mixed greens, arugula, cherry tomatoes, peppers and olives, tossed with our balsamic vinaigrette, topped with shaved Parmigiano.

6 $

Chefs Cold Antipasti Salad

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

9 $

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 (Appetizers)

Calamari Fritti

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

10 $

Insalata Di Mare (to share)

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

11 $

Mussels Buzara

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

10 $

Mussels Fra Diavola

Mussels tossed in our flavorful lightly spiced tomato broth, a delight for spicy food lovers.

11 $

Tomato Bruschetta

Marinated freshly diced tomatoes, peppers, onions, basil, and olives, served over garlic crostini.

9 $

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 $

Shrimp Cappricciosa

Lightly Blackened, succulent Shrimp sautéed with artichokes, capers, and asparagus spears. Finished in a white wine lemon butter sauce.

13 $

Escargot Provinciale

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

10 $

Beef Carpaccio

Thinly sliced beef, baby arugula, truffle oil, shaved parmigiano.

15 $

Italian Cheese Platter

Selection for authentic Italian Cheeses served on a wooden cutting board served with a side of honey and black olive paste.

12 $

Italian Cold Cuts Platter

Chefs selection of Italian favorite cold cuts presented on a wooded cutting board.  Ask your server for group platters.

13 $

Soup of the day

6 $

 

Gluten Free Choices

We are a gluten free friendly establishment. Ask our friendly staff about our gluten free meat and fish options. If you are in mood for a nice pasta than we invite you to enjoy:

Spaghetti Primavera

 

Penne pasta with assorted vegetables in a light tomato sauce

 

Penne alla Puttanesca

 

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

 

 

Pastas and Risottos

Spaghetti alla Marinara

House of Pastas own rich and rustic tomato sauce.
Add Gourmet Meatballs or mild Italian Sausage - $5.99

16 $

Fettuccini con Panna e Pomodorino (Alfredo Sauce)

Sautéed in a flavorful and creamy alfredo parmesan sauce with cherry tomatoes.
Add chicken or shrimp - $3.99 / $5.99

18 $

Pappardelle Ragù Bolognese

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

19 $

Linguini Carbonara

Linquini tossed in a fusion of crispy pancetta, and cracked black pepper, fortified with flavors of Pecorino Romano cheese and egg.

18 $

Penne alla Vodka

Creamy tomato sauce with prosciutto and ham, flavored with our bold Vodka.

18 $

Penne alla Toscana

Penne pasta sautéed with garlic, mushrooms, green onions, sundried tomatoes, and prosciutto, finished with a red wine parmesan sauce.

 

Pasta alla Puttanesca

Pasta with spicy tomato and pepper sauce, with garlic, black olives, capers and herbs.

18 $

Linguini Clams Casino

Fusion of clams and linguini, sautéed with garlic, pancetta, and shallot, complimented with grated Parmigiano, and toasted breadcrumbs.

22 $

Linguini alla Prescatore

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

24 $

Ravioli alla Milanese

Beef filed pillows of pasta tossed with wild mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce.

18 $

Chefs Lobster Ravioli

Lobster ravioli, finished in a limoncello capers cream sauce, topped with shrimp.

28 $

Gnocchi Pesto Genovese

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

18 $

Gnocchi alla Contadina

Pillowy Potato dumplings with a rustic beef ragu’ and sliced grilled Italian sausage.

20 $

Risotto alla Prescatore

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

24 $

Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

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

22 $

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Delicate, earthy arborio rice risotto, wedded with porcini mushrooms, finalized with white truffle balsamic reduction and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).

19 $

Add to you pasta dinner two meatballs or two sausage - 5.99 $

Paste Al Forno (Baked)

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

17 $

Eggplant Napoleon al Forno

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

17 $

Carne

Served over Spaghettini and vegetable of the day

Parmigiana

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

20/24 $

Marsala

Chicken tenderloins or veal scallopini sautéed in a mushroom and Marsala wine demiglace.

20/24 $

Piccata

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

20/24 $

Veal Oscar

Veal Scallopini, lightly egg washed and topped with lump crab meat, asparagus and hollandaise sauce, finished with white wine lemon butter sauce.

24 $

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.

24 $

Mediterranean Salmone

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

22 $

Salmone alla Oscar

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.

25 $

Chilean Sea Bass

Grilled Chilean Sea Bass with dill and capers cream sauce.

 

Scampi Aglio e Limone (Francese)

Egg washed and pan-fried succulent shrimps bathed in a garlic lemon butter wine sauce.

18 $

Cottolette (Schnitzels)

Served on a bed of arugula with starch and vegetable of the day

Veal Cottoletta alla Milanese (Friday and Saturday only, or preorder)

12oz Bone-in Premium Veal Chop pounded and lightly hand-breaded, pan-fried till golden brown.

49 $

Cottoletta Ripiena

Stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, ricotta and Prosciutto Ham, lightly breaded and pan fried.
Chicken -19 $, Veal - 22 $

19/22 $

Bistecche Alla Griglia (Steaks)

We proudly serve only Premium USDA Certified Choice Beef (Chairman’s Reserve)

Filet Mignon Madagascar

8 oz. Premium USDA Choice center cut Beef Tenderloin, topped with green peppercorn brandy demiglace sauce, served with scalloped potatoes and poached asparagus.

32 $

Ribeye Steak

12 oz. Rib Eye steak Seasoned with our house seasonings, grilled to your liking, served with scalloped potatoes and poached asparagus.

28 $

HOP Grilled Veal Chop (available Fridays and Saturdays or by preorder only)

12 oz Bone-in Veal Chop, grilled to perfection, served with a side of porcini mushroom risotto and asparagus spears.

49 $

All steaks available in the following styles of preparation

Diane

Dijon mustard, shallot and brandy demiglace sauce.

3 $

Au poivre

Green peppercorn, cream and brandy demiglace sauce.

3 $

Black Forest

Porcini mushrooms and Gorgonzola cream sauce.

4 $

Kid’s Menu (Includes Beverage)

Kid’s Pastas

Choices of Pastas: Penne, Spaghetti, Fettucine.
Choices of Sauce: Butter sauce, Tomato sauce, or Alfredo sauce.

7 $

Kid’s Breaded Chicken

Lightly breaded and pan seared organic chicken tender with side of spaghettini marinara.

8 $

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.
Split plate charge $5

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.

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