FOOD & WINE

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

 

Our menus are changed almost every day - sometimes twice a day - as we try to keep up with the changing seasons. We update the version below every weekday, but apologise if there is the odd discrepancy.   Many of the recipes feature in the BOCCA cookbook.  

 

Winner of "BEST WINE LIST" - Tatler Restaurant Awards 2013

 

"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. 

 

 

MAIN MENU | LUNCH & PRE THEATRE | DESSERT | WINE LIST
MAIN MENU  Lunch & Dinner: Mon-Sat 12:30-15:00 & 17:30-23:00; Sun 12:15-15:15 & 17:15-21:30 
CRUDI E SALUMI | RAW & CURED REGION SMALL LARGE

Radish, celeriac, pomegranate, pecorino salad, truffle dressing

BDL £7 £14

Sea Bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Raw and cooked broad beans, smoked ricotta, lemon & mint

Lazio £8 £16

Raw asparagus salad with rocket, parmesan & balsamic

Lazio £8 £16

Conniglio tonnato con le fave - chilled poached rabbit, radishes & broad beans with salsa tonnato

Piemonte £7.5 £15

Soppressata dei medici, buristo & pickled artichoke stalks

Toscana £9 £18
FRITTI ROMANI: (FOR THE TABLE TO SHARE) REGION EACH

Artichoke alla giudia

Roma £4

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5

Supplì

Roma £2.5

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Roma £2.5

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Roma £4.5

Mozzarella in carrozza - buffalo mozzarella in crispy bread

Lazio £6
FRITTI | FRIED REGION SMALL LARGE

Squid, red prawn, courgettes & blood orange slices

Veneto £12 £24

Giant artichoke alla giudia & fried sweetbreads

Lazio £14 £28
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Spaghettini with raw tomato, olives & basil

Nonna £7 £14

Gnocci with mozzarella & wild garlic pesto

BDL £8 £16

Cream of langoustine & red prawn risotto

Liguria £12 £24

Pappardelle with lamb sweetbreads, broad beans & wild garlic

BDL £12.5 £25

Fazzoletti with broad beans, their puree & pecorino

Liguria £8 £16

Tagliatelle with morels & asparagus

BDL £13 £26

Tortellini with peas & asparagus (in broth or in cream)

Bologna £10 £20

Orzotto - pearl barley 'risotto' with braised rabbit & wild garlic

BDL £8 £16
FORNO E GRIGLIA | ROAST & GRILLED REGION SMALL LARGE

Roast suckling pig with grapes, white wine & bay

Emilia £26

Tagliata - grilled bone-in-sirloin, for 2-10 to share served with rosemary, balsamic vinegar, rocket & Parmesan

Toscana £26.5 per person

Grilled fennel sausage & lentils

Lazio £8 £16

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a crust of flour & salt

BDL £16 £each

Grilled mussels with chilli oil

Liguria £6 £12

Guinea fowl in spring panzanella - grilled, with wild garlic, peas, broad beans & rocket

Toscana £18

Roast seabass with lentils & wild garlic salsa verde

BDL £9 £18
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Tripe with guanciale, chilli & tomato

Roma £7.5 £15

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

Abruzzo £8 £16

White polenta, brown shrimps, brown butter & lemon

Veneto £8 £16

Langoustines, peas & tropea onions

Veneto £14 £28

Stone bass in cartoccio - Stone bass baked 'in a bag' with mussels, squid, prawns & vegetables

£15

Octopus, peas & tropea onions

Veneto £12 £24
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Blood orange & red onion salad

Veneto £6

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

BDL £6.5

Caponata - served chilled or warm

Sicilia £7 £14

    with anchovies

£9 £18

Braised peas, Tropea spring onions & basil

BDL £7

Agretti (monksbeard) with butter & lemon

Veneto £7.5

Escarole, rocket & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £6

Boiled asparagus with lemon & butter fonduta

Piedmonte £9

White polenta with squacquerone & parmesan

Veneto £6
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