WELCOME TO

J.R's Riverside Cucina 

Current hours of operation

Tuesday 11:30am- 9:00pm

Wednesday 11:30am- 9:00pm

Thursday 11:30am- 9:00pm

Friday 11:30am- 10:00pm

Saturday 11:30am- 10:00pm

Sunday/Monday: Closed for private events

Hours are subject to change


ABOUT

Italian and Portuguese cuisine created for you with a passion for fresh ingredients and a genuine love for food!


located in the Hespeler Village, we are a family owned and operated restaurant serving classic Italian favorites as well as a few Portuguese gems. We serve huge flavors from our small kitchen and provide you with a nice quiet and relaxed environment to kick back and enjoy your meal in. 


Since we are a smaller operation that puts fresh food and quality first, some items do take time to prepare and serve. Reservations are encouraged for peak times. please feel free to call 519-260-2616 and leave us a message. Thank You!





Lunch


Dinner

Lunch Menu- Take a break with us!

Express lunch menu

Lunch served from 11:00am – 4pm

Signature sandwiches for $10.95 served with your choice of soup of the day, Caesar or Italian salad.

Chicken Parmesan

Breaded chicken cutlet fried and topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers.

Veal Parmesan

Tender breaded veal, fried and tossed in house made tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers.

Bifana pulled pork

Slow cooked pork shoulder with white wine, garlic, onion, and spices. Topped with a tangy Portuguese garlic and pepper sauce.

Meatball sandwich

House made tender meatballs cooked in tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers.

 

*Please inform your server of any allergies*


Dinner Menu- Buon Appetito


Appetizers

 

Zuppa Del Giorno -7

Chef’s soup of the day


Warm Olives and Chourico -9

Spiced black olives tossed with charcoal grilled Chourico


Burrata Bruschetta -11

Creamy Burrata cheese with marinated cherry tomato bruschetta


Calamari Fritti -11

Lightly dusted squid, fried crispy, served over a bed of greens with garlic citrus aioli


Shrimp Diavolo -11

Black Tiger shrimp sautéed with onions, garlic and chilli flakes, tossed in white wine and house made tomato sauce.


Arancini -9

Arborio rice balls stuffed with mozzarella cheese, parmesan, and spicy- sweet pepper paste. Deep fried and served with our house made tomato sauce


Cozze -13

Mussels steamed in a white wine, lemon, tomato and garlic broth.


Escargot -10

Tender snails sautéed with cremini mushrooms and garlic finished with a pernod cream sauce and served over a fluffy puff pastry shell

*Please inform your server of any allergies*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salads

Caprese -8

Bocconcini cheese, fresh basil, grape tomato, prosciutto, balsamic and oil


Caesar -8

Toasted crostini, crisp pancetta, Grana Padano, lemon


Italian -7

Mixed greens with cherry tomato and cucumber, balsamic dressing and herbs


Arugula and Beets -9

Pickled golden beets, goat cheese, toasted almonds and a white wine and lemon vinaigrette.

 

Add chicken to any salad for $3.00

 

*Please inform your server of any allergies*

 

 

 

 

Pasta and Risotto

Lobster Fettuccini -20

Seared lobster chunks with green onion and garlic in a creamy rose sauce.


Fettuccini Di Mare -25

Black tiger shrimp, mussels, and scallops delicately cooked in a white wine and lemon tomato sauce.


Spaghetti Vongole -18

Clams sautéed with garlic, grape tomato and scallion. Finished with white wine and olive oil


Truffle mushroom Risotto -16

Roasted cremini and porcini mushrooms cooked with arborio rice, onion, garlic and white wine. Topped with white truffle oil


Penne Vodka -15

Pancetta sautéed with onion and garlic in a vodka rose sauce


Spaghetti and meatballs -15

Home made beef and pork meatballs served over home made tomato sauce


Chicken mushroom pesto penne -18

Basil pesto with parmesan cream sauce grilled chicken and sautéed cremini mushrooms.


Gnocchi Bolognese -17

Beef and pork slowly cooked together with our house made tomato sauce, served over potato dumplings


House made Lasagna -16

Spinach, ricotta cheese, hard boiled egg, parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar, layered with house made Bolognese sauce.

 

*Gluten free options available for $3 please allow extra time for cooking of specialty items*

*please inform your server of any allergies*

 

 

Main Course

Veal Parmesan - 21

Breaded tender veal topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of penne pomodoro


Chicken Parmesan -18

Breaded Chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of penne pomodoro


Veal limone -19

Pan seared veal cutlets with onions and capers, served in a lemon and white wine sauce. Served with roasted vegetables and potatoes.


Chicken Piccata - 18

Charcoal grilled chicken breast in a white wine and lemon caper sauce. Served with roasted vegetables and potatoes.


Veal marsala -25

Charcoal grilled 10 oz bone in veal chop, topped with sautéed mushrooms in a creamy marsala sauce. Served with roasted Vegetables and potatoes.


Chicken marsala -19

Charcoal grilled chicken breast smothered in rich mushroom marsala cream sauce. Served with roasted vegetables and Potatoes.


Catch of the day -Market price

Please ask your server about the feature fish for the day


Cut of the day -Market price

Please ask your server about our steak feature for the day

 

*please inform your server of any allergies* 


Drink Menu- Saluti!

WINE LIST

 

RED WINE                         6oz          9oz          Bottle

Folonari Valpolicella

Italy 12.5% ABV               6.5             9.5                 27

 

Ruffino Chianti                              

Italy 12.5% ABV                -                  -                   35

 

Apothic Red

California 13.5% ABV      -                  -                   35

 

Masi Amarone classico   -                 -                   90

Italy 15% ABV

 

WHITE WINE

Placido Pinot Grigio

Italy 12% ABV                  6.5              9.5               27

 

Donini Chardonnay

Italy 12.5% ABV               6.5              9.5               27

 

Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc    

California 12 % ABV        7.5            10.5              34

 

BEER

 

Bottles       Coors Light                  5.50

                   Keith’s                            5.50

                   Moretti (Italy)              6.50

                   Stella (Belgium)          6.50

 

Cans          Clutch APA (Barrie)                                 7.00

                   Check Engine Amber (Barrie)              7.00

                   Sir Isaac’s Peach Cider (Winona)        7.00

                   Puddicombe Apple Cider (Winona)  7.00

 

House Spirits (1oz)

Bacardi, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Beefeater

5.75


Coffee -2.5

Van Houtte dark roast

Espresso -2.5 single / -4 Double

Lavazza Rossa

Tea -1.5

Pop -2

Bottled water -2

Juice -2

Milk -2

Kids Menu



Kids Menu

 

Spaghetti with tomato sauce -5

Tossed in home made tomato sauce

Spaghetti and meatballs -6

Tomato sauce topped with meatballs

 Penne Bolognese -8

Tossed in rich tomato meat sauce

Penne Mac N’ Cheese -6

Pasta with three cheese sauce

Chicken Strips -8

Our breaded chicken strips and plum sauce

 

*Please inform your server of any allergies*