it’s love at first sight at bar italia

Serving homemade sauces and the freshest pastas in the heart of Lakewood, Ohio. Old favorites and new flavors await your next visit. We look forward to sharing our love of Italian food!

01. primi

to share
GRILLED COUNTRY BREAD 4
featuring fresh On The Rise (best bakery in town) bread with great extra virgin olive oil, reggiano, cracked pepper

NO ORDINARY CAESAR SALAD 8.5
romaine, radicchio, parmesan crisp, brioche croutons, house-made caesar

BAR ITALIA CHOPPED SALAD 8.5
chopped greens, salami, tomato, onion, cucumber, garbanzo beans, feta, croutons, red wine vinaigrette

SHRIMP “AQUA PAZZA” SCAMPI 12
charred tomato in a spicy “crazy water” reggiano, calabrian peppers, grilled country bread

FRITO MISTO 13.5
calamari, shrimp, lemon, confetti peppers, marinara

HOUSE-MADE “ITALIA” WEDDING SOUP 9.5
“a meal in and of itself” – house-made meatballs, broth, leafy greens, toast points

ZUCCHINI FRITTI 9
fried zucchini straws, lemon aioli, marinara, enough for the table

HOUSE-MADE MEATBALLS (3)  13
served over marscapone-polenta with tomato-marsala sauce

BEEF CARPACCIO 14
thinly sliced sirloin beef, lemon aioli, capers, arugula, crostinis

NANI’S SLICED SAUSAGE BREAD 13
Limited availability – fennel sausage, baked mozzarella, sesame seeds, pomodoro dipping sauce – “when we’re out, we’re out!”

CHEF ROB’S STUFFED PEPPERS 12
house-made fennel sausage, spicy marinara sauce

02. FRESH HOUSE PASTAS

fresh made, in-house

CHEF ANDY’S BUCATINI BOLOGNESE 15

classic fresh bucatini with our house-made special meat sauce 
  

GARGANELLI DIAVOLO WITH SHRIMP 17

garganelli pasta, shrimp, our classic diavolo sauce  

  

CAMPANELLE MEDITERRANEAN (V) 15

spinach, pine nuts, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, feta  

  

THREE MEAT LASAGNA 16.5

 
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS 16
whipped ricotta cheese
 
PESTO BUCATINI WITH CHICKEN 16
parsley, pine nuts, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, basil, mozzarella
 
CHEF RYAN’S VEGETARIAN BOLOGNESE (V)(GF) 15
zucchini noodles, temp-eh, carrot, celery, onion, garlic
 
CAMPANELLE LEMON PRIMAVERA 15.5
lemon parmesan cream, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, tomato

03. BUILD YOUR OWN

fresh pasta

RIGATONI 11 (VG)
semolina, sea salt, olive oil

 

SPAGHETTI 11 (VG)
all-purpose flour, durum flour

 

BUCATINI 12 (VG)
all-purpose flour, durum flour

 

GARGANELLI 12 (VG)
all-purpose flour, durum

 

CAMPANELLE 12 (VG)
“bell flowers” all-purpose flour, durum

 

ZUCCHINI NOODLES 12 VG, GF)
spiralized zucchini

 

GF (Gluten Free), V (Vegetarian), VG (Vegan), CV (Can Be Made Vegan) 

house-made sauces

CHEF ROB’S MARINARA (CV)
san marzano tomatoes, garlic, white wine, basil

BROKEN MEATBALLS +3
marinara and broken meatballs

ORIGINAL BRIO’S DIAVOLO (CV)  +2
our marinara sauce with chili pepper, roasted garlic, cream

SUNDAY SAUCE (GF)  +4
our marinara sauce, short rib, sausage, veal

LEMON PARMESAN CREAM  +3
light parmesan cream sauce (alfredo style)

CHEF ANDY’S IN-HOUSE PESTO (GF)  +2
fresh basil, parsley, pine nuts, parmesan cheese

04. secondi

CRISPY CHICKEN LIMONE 17
parmesan crusted chicken, lemon butter sauce, arugula

BAR ITALIA BURGER* 16
burrata cheese, onion straws, lettuce, tomato, basil aioli, fries

60 SOUTH SALMON* 19
pan seared, with cipollini onion, fennel, broccoli, lemon butter

PORK OSSO BUCO 28
slow roasted pork shank, served over mascarpone-polenta, sautéed broccoli, marsala sauce

GRILLED BRANZINO 22
with cipollini onion, fennel, broccoli, lemon butter

CHICKEN MARSALA 17
spaghetti pomodoro, sautéed chicken dry marsala, mushrooms, spaghetti pomodoro

CLASSIC CHICKEN PARMESAN  18
classic chicken parmesan, romano and parmesan crusted chicken, spaghetti pomodoro

BAR ITALIA SLICED TUSCAN STRIP STEAK* 36
14oz creekstone farm strip steaks, steamed broccoli, mascarpone butter, spaghetti pomodoro

RESERVATIONS

Join us for lunch, dinner or brunch. Make a reservation to ensure your seating is available. Please note that all health protocols and regulations are strictly followed for the safety of our guests.