The White Oak River Bistro

Casual fine dining on North Carolina's Crystal Coast.

Dinner Menu

Appetizers

  • Soup of the Day              Cup … 4                   Bowl … 5.25
  • Cold Antipasto - Prosciutto, cappicola, pepperoni, tuna, salami, anchovies, calamari, shrimp, roasted peppers, and olives … 16
  • Hot Antipasto - Mussels, clams, shrimp, and calamari in pesce sauce … 18
  • Marinated Calamari & Shrimp Insalata – Calamari rings and shrimp marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar … 15
  • Saltata Calamari – Fresh sautéed calamari with our own marinara sauce … 12
  • Insalata di Mozzarella – Fresh mozzarella, ripe sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic scented olive oil and wine vinegar … 11
  • Clams or Mussels Oreganato – Fresh clams or mussels in the shell with a mixture of olive oil, fresh oregano, basil, onion, and diced plum tomatoes … 15
  • Italian Mista Salad – Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and black olives over mixed salad greens … 10
  • Caesar Salad – Romaine lettuce with homemade croutons and Parmesan cheese … 10
  • Dinner Salad --4
  • Add: Chicken … 2
  • Add: Shrimp … 5
  • Add: Fresh Catch … 5

All entrees served with fresh-baked Focaccia and choice of pasta and sauce.

Bistecca (Beef)
  • New York Strip – 10 ounce New York Strip pan seared to perfection … 24
  • New York Strip Pizzaola – 10 ounce New York Strip coated with Italian blend of herbs and spices, pan sautéed and finished in red sauce and sliced … 24

Pollo (Chicken)

  • Pollo alla Cacciatore – Boneless chicken breasts braised with garlic, tomatoes, wine, fresh herbs, onion, and red peppers … 20
  • Pollo Parmagiana – Sautéed boneless chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, fresh herbs and our marinara sauce … 20
  • Pollo Scarpariello – Boneless chicken breast sautéed with olive oil, garlic, mushrooms, lemon juice, rosemary, white wine and capers … 20
  • Pollo Marsala – Sautéed boneless chicken breast mushrooms, garlic and Marsala wine sauce … 20
  • Pollo Arrabbiata – Boneless chicken breast sautéed in olive oil, with crushed red pepper with fresh garlic, onions, basil, tomatoes and white wine … 20

 

Frutti di Mare (Seafood)

  • Bistro Clams or Mussels – Fresh little neck clams or fresh mussels sautéed in your choice of sauce: marinara, pesce, or white wine … 21
  • Gamberi Parmagiana – Sautéed jumbo shrimp topped with marinara, Gorgonzola, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese … 23
  • Scampi Pescatore – Jumbo shrimp sautéed in butter, capers, garlic, white wine and lemon juice … 23
  • Scallops GorgonzolaLarge sea scallops sautéed in our Alfredo sauce with Gorgonzola, spinach and pine nuts … 25
  • Pesce Classico – Fresh fish fillet in tomatoes, garlic, onion, olives, capers and roasted peppers … 24
  • Zuppa de Pesce – Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, calamari and fish in a light tomato sauce with parsley, wine and garlic … 30
  • Tonno – Fresh Tuna seasoned with cracked pepper and coarse salt, pan seared with fresh herbs, olive oil, white wine and lemon juice … 25
  • Salmone – Atlantic salmon fillet in olive oil with onion, capers, cracked pepper and white wine … 24

Vitello (Veal)
  • Vitello Parmagiana – Tender milk fed veal lightly sautéed in olive oil, topped with marinara, mozzarella, Gorgonzola and Parmesan cheese … 24
  • Vitello Piccata – Lightly floured veal sautéed with garlic, lemon juice, capers, and white wine … 24
  • Vitello Saltimbocca – Veal scallopine with prosciutto, mozzarella, Parmesan, and fresh sage, sautéed in olive oil and butter and finished with white wine and     mushrooms … 25
  • Vitello Arrabbiata – Tender veal sautéed with olive oil, crushed red pepper, fresh garlic, onions, tomatoes, and white wine … 24


Pasta

Your choice of daily pasta and choice of sauce.

Marinara – Light tomato sauce with fresh garlic, Italian herbs and olive oil.
Pesce – Rich blend of tomatoes, capers, anchovies, olives and crushed red pepper.
Alfredo – Our own blend of eggs, Romano, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Basil Pesto – Classic Italian sauce of fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.

  • Lasagna – Layers of pasta, ground beef, sausage, spinach, mozzarella, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce … 17
  • Pasta with Meatballs – Our meatballs are handmade with ground beef, Italian sausage and fresh ground bread crumbs … 17
  • Pasta with Mild Italian Sausage … 18
  • Pasta Primavera – A medley of fresh vegetables tossed with your favorite sauce … 16
  • Pasta alla Pollo – Sautéed chicken breast on top of your choice of pasta and sauce … 17
  • Pasta alla Gamberi – Sautéed jumbo shrimp with your favorite sauce and pasta … 20


Pizza
  • Napoli –Mozzarella and tomato sauce … 13
  • A Pizza Mista – Fresh vegetables, mozzarella and tomato sauce … 15
  • Florentina – Ricotta, spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese … 16
  • Pesce Pizza – Shrimp, scallops and clams with pesce sauce … 21
  • Quatro Formaggio – Creamy cheese topping of Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses … 17
  • Carne Pizza -Prosciutto, cappicola, salamie, roma tomatoes and Mozzarella … 17

Stuffed Bread
  • Cheese Stuffed Bread – Mozzarella and ricotta cheeses blended with Italian herbs… 16
  • Vegetable Stuffed Bread – Assorted sautéed vegetables, mozzarella And Italian herbs … 16
  • Plum Tomato and Prosciutto Stuffed Bread – Fresh tomatoes sautéed in olive oil and garlic
    with prosciutto ham, fresh basil and mozzarella … 18

    Side of Marinara or Alfredo Sauce … 2

Desserts
Made by our pastry chef.  Additional desserts are often available.

  • Chocolate Éclair – Puff-pastry filled with fresh Italian pastry cream … 6
  • Chocolate Dipped Cannoli – Cannoli shells filled with fresh, creamy, sweet mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) … 5
  • Napolean – Puff-pastry sheets layered with fruit, Italian pastry cream, and chocolate cream, topped with chocolate ganache … 6

* Prices subject to change.