Italian Trattoria Menu

Comforting Italian dishes that warm the soul and please the palate. Whether a shared family meal or a 4 course romantic night in, Italian food fits all occasions.

Antipasti grazing platter

Chargrilled vegetables, burrata & basil oil, salamis, bruschettas, tapenade, grissini


Mushroom Risotto

Risotto, wild mushrooms, parmesan, truffle oil, roast squash & crisp Italian salad

Tricolore Tart
With roast tomato, basil & mozzarella & seasonal salad

Venison Lasagne

Fresh pasta, rich venison ragu in red wine & tomato sauce, seasonal salad

Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken breast filled with cheese & prosciutto, sage and white wine sauce, wilted spinach

Spaghetti Vongole al Cartoccio

Spaghetti cooked with clams, white wine, chilli, parsley, steamed in parchment paper

I Dolci



Rich chocolate torta

Cinnamon spiced pears in marsala wine

Lemon polenta drizzle cake & limoncello cream


Italian cheese platter, fig relish, fruits, crackers


Surprise Asian Birthday Buffet for 45

Many thanks for doing such a great job Maxine. It was a great event, well managed and hassle free. The food was excellent and everyone was impressed. I highly recommend your services and will definitely use you again.

Traditional Summer Buffet for 60

Thanks very much again for all your hard work and delicious and beautifully presented food. You made it all very easy and having been spoiled on this occasion I’m sure I’ll be tempted again!

Celebration Meal for 50

We were really pleased with how the christening went and thought the food you prepared was fantastic – the fact there were no leftovers is testament to just how much everyone enjoyed the catering!

Thai Celebration Meal for 20

We had an amazing, mouthwatering Asian menu for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Not only was every dish delicious, made the whole evening such a pleasure. She comes into your home in a relaxed and well organised manner,  cheerful yet unobtrusive, making the whole occasion very special and memorable.

Divine Dinners Delivered 

We’ve used Quinntessential Catering several times. The food has always been amazing be it European or Far Eastern, from casual to black tie dinner parties. Its great value for money , as well as a fantastic service with a smile . Thank you for helping us make wonderful memories.

Anniversary French Meal for 2

Thank you so much for the special dinner. It was absolutely delicious, and we enjoyed it hugely! It was so nice to celebrate our anniversary as we usually would and we shall certainly be using you again. You beef in particular was wonderful. This is a dish I routinely make, but have never as successfully as yours!

Valentines Dinner for 2

Thank you so much for our Valentines meal. It was absolutely wonderful. Every mouthful left us wanting more! Now stuffed, but the Comte and onion tart and chocolate torte will live in my memory.