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Rizzuto's in West Hartford Offers Italian Harvest Menu

A La Carte

Leeanne Griffin

9:32 PM EST, November 12, 2013

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Rizzuto's in West Hartford's Blue Back Square offers a seasonal prix-fixe menu Monday through Thursday, featuring fresh local ingredients. Three courses are available for $25.95, with special wine pairings with each course for another $10.

This week's menu features a choice of hand-rolled ricotta gnocchi with cider-glazed root vegetables, goat cheese and baby arugula or an organic lettuce salad with butternut squash, dried cherries, blue cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds and cider-honey vinaigrette to start.

Entrees include a choice of wood-grilled swordfish with polenta cake and Brussels sprouts; pumpkin ravioli in a light sage cream with roasted butternut squash and pistachio crumbs or wood-fire roasted pork loin with dried cherry mustard sauce, braised local greens and sweet potato puree.

Desserts include local honey yogurt panna cotta or a selection of housemade sorbets and ice creams.

Menus change weekly. Information and reservations: 860-232-5000, rizzutos.com.