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 £7 £14

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

BDL £7 £14

Sheep's ricotta & basil

Sardinia £6 £12

Sea bream carpaccio, rosemary & orange

BDL £9 £18

Anchovies al verde - with parsley & garlic

Bologna £10 £20

Crescentine, squacquerone & parma ham

Bologna £10 £20
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Lazio

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 each

Suppli - tomato, mozzarella & rice croquette

£2.50 each

Courgette flower stuffed with mozzarella & anchovy

£4 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

Squid, red prawns & lemon slices

Veneto £12 £24

Frittelle di bianchetti - fritters of fishlets

Calabria £3 each
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genoa £8 £16

Spinach & ricotta ravioli with sage & butter

Emilia £7 £14

Cream of lobster risotto

Liguria £25

Spaghettini with clams

Liguria £9 £18

Gnocchi with spicy sausage ragú

Lazio £8 £16

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

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

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Mixed grilled seafood with gremolata:

Liguria

Monkfish

£10 £150g

Cornish sardines

£3 £each

Mussels with chilli oil

£5 £handful

Squid

£8 £100g

Grilled fennel sausage

Umbria £5 £each

Grilled calabrese sausage (spicy)

Calabria £5 £each

Roast suckling pig 'porchetta'

Emilia £25

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

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

Campania £9 £18

Tripe with guanciale, chilli, tomato, pecorino & oregano

Roma £7 £14

Frigitelli peppers & scrambled eggs

Abruzzo £6 £12

Zuppa di pesce - mixed, stewed seafood

Lazio £14 £28

Coniglio all'Ischitana - rabbit braised with tomato & chilli

Ischia £18
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Carosello cucumber, tomato & purslane

Puglia £7

Spinach, chilled, with lemon & oil

Puglia £5

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Campania £6.50

Cuore del vesuvio with basil

Campania £5.50

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

Puglia £6
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