FOOD & WINE

THE MENU: A PHRASEBOOK IN MINIATURE, CONTAINING A TASTE OF THE TWENTY MAIN DIALECTS OF ITALIAN CUISINE

 

Our menus are changed every day - twice a day - as we try to keep up with the changing seasons.

 

"If I'm sounding excited by the food, you should have seen... the wine list" - Richard Vines - BLOOMBERG

 

Our wines all say 'Salute!' - 'To your health!' - and are sourced with a great deal of care and attention. As with the food, we seek out familiar favourites and obscure gems. All our wines are Italian, and we consider each to be a prime example of its type, and each to offer great value for its price. The list is not exactly short, but Italy is home to over 500 varieties of grape. 

 

We update the menu below once a week, as a guide to our seasonal produce, and apologise for any discrepancies when you visit.

MAIN MENU | DESSERT | WINE LIST
MAIN MENU  Lunch & Dinner: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-21:30 
LUNCH & PRE-THEATRE SPECIAL REGION

For lunch and pre-theatre we have a daily changing one-dish meal for £10 or less. Please call or see our menus in the restaurant for today's special.

CRUDI E SALUMI | RAW & CURED REGION SMALL LARGE

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Lamb prosciutto, grilled peas & smoked ricotta

Sardinia £9 £18

Buffalo mozzarella, merinda tomatoes, rocket & basil

Campania £11 £22

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Campania £6.5 £13

Crescentine (flatbread fried in lard), squaquerone, coppa & marinated peppers

Bologna £10 £20
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Supplì

Roma £2.5

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5

Artichoke alla giudia

Ghetto £4.5

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Ghetto £4.5

Squid, red prawns & lemon slices

Veneto £10 £20
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Cream of langoustine & red prawn risotto

Liguria £13 £26

Tagliatelle with squid 'bolognese'

BDL £8 £16

Borage & ricotta pansotti with walnut sauce

Liguria £9 £18

Tortellini with squirrel, morels, broad beans & hazelnuts

BDL £11 £22

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £7.5 £15

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genova £8 £16

Nettle pappardelle with kid goat ragu

Tuscany £11 £22
FORNO E GRIGLIA | OVEN AND GRILL REGION

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Mixed grilled seafood with gremolata:

Native lobster

£26 - half

Dover slip sole

£7 - each

Langoustines

£4 each

Grilled mussels with gremolata & chilli oil

£6 handful

Squid

£8 per 100g

Tagliata - grilled bone-in sirloin for 2-10 to share,

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)

Galinella in panzanella

Spring chicken in wild garlic, asparagus & broad bean panzanella

BDL £16

Pork chop with garlic & parsley

Bologna £15
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Borlotti beans all'uccelletto (with sage & tomato)

Tuscany £6.5

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Grilled asparagus with lardo or without

Lazio £12

Vignarola - braised spring vegetables & wild garlic

Lazio £6 £12

Boiled chard, hot with chilli or cold with lemon

Lazio £6

Courgettes trifolate - sauteed with oregano & mint  

Lazio £7
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Langoustines, peas & tropea onions

Veneto £15 £30

Coniglio all'Ischitana - rabbit braised with tomato & chilli

add bucatini to the sauce, £3.00 supplement

Ischia £15

Agnello cacio e uova - lamb braised with white wine, sauce thickened with egg yolks & pecorino

Abruzzo £9 £18

Tripe braised with borlotti beans, tomato & rosemary

Apulia £7.5 £15
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