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

Parma ham & figs

Lazio £10 £20

Sheep's ricotta & basil

Sardinia £6 £12

Sea bream carpaccio, rosemary & orange

BDL £9 £18

Anchovies al verde - with parsley & garlic

Bologna £10 £20

Vitello tonnato - cold roast veal & tuna sauce

Piedmont £8 £16

Shaved radish salad, pomegranate, celeriac, pecorino & truffle oil

BDL £7 £14
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Lazio

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 each

Baccalà - home-salted cod

£4.50 each

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

£1.5 each

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

£2.50 each

Suppli - tomato, mozzarella & rice croquette

£2.50 each

Squid, red prawns & lemon slices

Veneto £12 £24

Crescentine, squacquerone, Luigi's salami

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

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genoa £7 £14

Chard & ricotta pansotti with walnut sauce

Liguria £9 £18

Girolle risotto

Liguria £9 £18

Spaghetti with clams

Liguria £9 £18

Spaghetti with sardines, raisins & pinenuts

Sicily £7 £14

Tagliatelle with porcini mushroom, butter & parmesan

Trentino £12 £24
FORNO E GRIGLIA | OVEN AND GRILL REGION

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Grilled John Dory with gremolata

£22 £each

Grilled mussels with chilli oil

Liguria £5 £10

Baked scallops with parmesan & breadcrumb

Romagna £6 £each

Sausages (made in house)

Pork liver wrapped in guanciale

Puglia £4 £each

Suckling pig 'porchetta' with fragola grapes

Emilia £25

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)

Vincigrousy - grouse & porcini lasagna

BDL £25
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Frigitelli peppers & scrambled eggs

Abruzzo £6 £12

Pallotte cacio e ova

Abruzzo £7 £14

Zuppa di pesce - mixed, stewed seafood

Lazio £14 £28

Roman tripe (guanciale, tomato, pecorino)

Roma £7 £14

Ox tongue braised with chocolate

Sicily £8 £16

Polenta, salsicce e spuntature - pork sausages, ribs & tomato

Abruzzo £8 £16
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £4

Chard, chilled, with lemon & oil

Puglia £5

Caponata - aubergines, celery & tomato in agrodolce

Sicily £7

Chickpeas & chestnuts

Abruzzoi £6

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Campania £6.50

Roast pumpkin with sage, parmesan & balsamic

Emilia £7
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