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

Raw fish with pink pepper & olive oil:

Apulia

Tuna

£5 £50g

Sea bream

£5 £50g

Langoustines

£5 £each

Baccala

£5 £50g

Soppressata dei medici & pickled artichokes

Tuscany £7 £14

Ricotta, bronte pistachio & basil

Sicily £7 £14

Pecorino, figs & cobnuts

Tuscany £9 £18

Truffled radish, celeriac, pomegranate & pecorino salad

Sicily £7 £14
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 £each

Aubergine polpette

Lazio £3.00 £each

Suppli - tomato, mozzarella & rice croquette

Rome £2.50 £each

Artichoke a la giudia

Rome £4.50 £each

Fritelle di bianchetti - fritters of teeny tiny fish

Calabria £3.00 £each

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Ghetto £1.5 £each

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5 £each

Squid & lemon slices

Veneto £9 £per 100g
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genoa £8 £16

Tagliatelle ai finferli - with girolles, parsley & garlic

Trentino £10 £20

Spaghetti with clams, chilli, garlic & parsley

Trentino £10 £20

Pappardelle with chicken liver ragu

Lazio £8 £16

Linguine with langoustines, tomato & basil

Veneto £15 £30

Risotto of chard & smoked mozzarella

Basilicata £8 £16

Grouse mezzelune with butter & sage

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

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Baked langoustines with breadcrumbs, thyme & grana

Veneto £16 £32

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)

Roast suckling pig with chestnuts, white wine & bay

Emilia £28

Grilled polenta with creamed portobello mushrooms

Lombardy £6 £12

Grilled octopus with chickpeas, rosemary & chilli

Naples £12 £24

Scottadito - grilled finger burning lamb chops

Rome £5 £each

Young grouse, spatchcocked & grilled with butter & sage

BDL £17 £34
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Broad beans braised with spinach & oil

Lazio £6

Peperoni mollicati - peppers with capers & crumbs

Puglia £7

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

Calabria £8 £16

Roast pumpkin with sage, parmesan & balsamic

Emilia £7

Boiled vegetables with extremely good oil

Puglia £5

Gratin fennel with butter & parmesan

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

Rustic pork & foie gras sausage with farro & porcini

BDL £11 £22

Tripe braised with borlotti beans, tomato & rosemary

Apulia £7.5 £15

Coniglio alla Ligure - rabbit braised with pine nuts & olives

Liguria £12 £24
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