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

Watermelon, tropea onion & oregano salad

Sicily £6 £12

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Buffalo mozzarella, cuore di bue tomatoes & basil

Campania £11 £22

Pounded beef carpaccio, mustard dressing & grana

Shylock £12 £24
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Courgette flower stuffed with mozzarella & anchovy

Campania £3.50 £each

Suppli - tomato, mozzarella & rice croquette

Rome £2.50 £each

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5 £each

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5 £each

Fritto misto di mare:

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Ghetto £1.5 £each

Squid & lemon slices

Veneto £9 £per 100g

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Rome £4.5 £each
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

1lb lobster with spaghetti & tomato

Shylock £25 £50

Cream of langoustine & red prawn risotto

Liguria £13 £26

Spinach & ricotta ravioli with sage & butter

Emilia £7 £14

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genova £8 £16

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £8 £16

Gnocchi with spicy sausage ragu

Lazio £8 £16

Linguine with squid ragu

BDL £12 £24

Tagliatelle with ragu Bolognese

Bologna £8 £16
FORNO E GRIGLIA | OVEN AND GRILL REGION

Grilled langoustines with lemon & oil

Liguria £15 £30

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Mixed grilled meats:

Scottaditto - grilled 'finger burning' lamb chop

Lazio £6

Calabrese sausage - with chilli & paprika

Calabria £6 each

Fennel sausage

Lazio £6 each

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Panzanella alla griglia - grilled courgette, pepper, tomato & bread salad

BDL £7 £14

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Caponata - aubergines, celery & tomato in agrodolce served chilled or warm

Sicilia £7 (+£2: anchovies) £14 (+£4: anchovies)

Spinach, hot with chilli or cold with lemon

Lazio £6

Finferli trifolate - girolles sauteed with garlic & parsley

Lazio £9

Melanzane alla parmigiana - aubergines baked with tomato, mozzarella, basil & parmesan

Calabria £8 £16

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Apulia £6
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Chicken scallopine with Marsala & girolles

Rome £10 £20

Hake alla palermitana - with crumbs, ricotta & capers

Palermo £9 £18

Tripe braised with borlotti beans, tomato & rosemary

Apulia £7.5 £15

1lb polpetta - giant meatball braised with peas

Shylock £for 2 £22
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