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Italian food cooked with Neapolitan passion


Our restaurant has built a reputation for both its amazing food and relaxing atmosphere, all food is cooked to order so most tastes and requirements can be accommodated – we do not provide a separate children’s menu as we find all children are more than happy with our recommendations!

Our current menu appears below and is supplemented by a daily specials board which includes many other starter & main course dishes and fresh fish which is such a major part of Neapolitan life.

To learn more about our produce please click here.

Antipasti & Insalate

Starters or side dishes to accompany pasta

Coppa con barba rossa e cipolini … Coppa thinly sliced with chilli, shallot and oregano marinated beetroot and baby onions 7.95

Antipasto misto … assorted cured meats: prosciutto, coppa, salami romana and mortadella with grilled Mediterranean vegetables 8.75

Insalata Invernale … tossed salad leaves with artichoke hearts, rocket and tomato with goat's cheese and toasted walnuts drizzled with salsa verde 7.75

Bresaola conditi con pepperoni arosti, olive e caperi … bresaola with marinated chargrilled peppers, olives and capers and shaved parmesan 8.25

La Pasta

All of these pastas are available as starters at £7.50 or mains at £9.95

Ravioli Caprese … The Olive Tree homemade goat’s cheese marjoram & basil stuffed ravioli in sage and butter sauce 12. 95

Linguine alla Genovese… linguine with a sauce of minced beef & pork, white wine, olive oil and red onion 12.50

Penne con zucchini e pancetta .. penne with courgette sauteed with pancetta in a cream, marscapone and parmesan sauce 11. 95

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina … homemade potoato gnocchi with tomato, mozzarella, basil and parmesan 11. 95

Fettucine con salsicce, pepperoni e pomodori … pasta noodles with sausage, peppers, parmesan and rich tomato sauce 12.95

Spaghetti alla gamberoni … The Olive Tree favourite of king prawns in our rich tomato sauce, with spaghetti 13.95

La Carne

Meat and fish main courses served with sautéed potatoes & vegetables

Petto di pollo con pepperoni e pecorino Sardo … chicken breast topped with roasted red pepper and Sardinian pecorino cheese in white wine sauce with cherry tomatoes 16.95

Anitra con salsa di porto e noci … Barbary duck breast in a rich sauce of rosemary, port, roasted walnuts and caramalised shallots 18.75

Filetto di maiale alla Casanove... fillet pork in a white wine sauce with English mustard and roasted red peppers 17.75

Bistecca al pepa verde… British sirloin steak grilled med/rare/med rare in green peppercorn, brandy and cream sauce with wilted spinach 23.00


Customer Comments

‘Great food & service!
And a taxi home! Perfection …’
Mike Brookes London

My boyfriend and I ate at The Olive Tree last night. The decor combines traditional eighteenth century features of the building, with an authentic Italian feel.There are lovely oils of Venice amongst others on the wall. It is incredibly reasonable for the quality of the food, I had a carne course of duck and it was around sixteen pounds, what you would expect to pay in a very mediocre pub. The staff are both warm, welcoming and professional, the service was fast but one was not rushed. It was busy although it was a Thursday night.I would definitely recommend it, especially for a special occasion. Laura


the olive tree, 28 yarmouth road, ellingham, bungay t 01508 518147 e