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

Castelfranco & Treviso salad with balsamic & hazelnuts

Veneto £6 £12

Sea Bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Bagna caoda - treviso tardivo, jerusalem artichokes, radishes & Piemonte bread with warm anchovy fondue to dip

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

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Roma £1.5

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
FRITTI | FRIED REGION SMALL LARGE

Crescentine (fried flatbread), & bocconcini

Bologna

     with Parma ham

£10 £20

     with salmon caviar

£10 £20

Salad of lamb's lettuce, blood orange & fried red prawns

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

Pumpkin & amaretti cappellacci, butter & sage

Lombardia £7 £14

Spaghettini with mussels, ginger & a little tomato

Sicilia £6 £12

Pappardelle with hare in salmi

Lombardia £9 £18

Cream of langoustine & red prawn risotto

Liguria £12 £24

Oricchette with cime di rape

Puglia £6 £12

Tortellini stuffed with veal and pork, cream & nutmeg

 

Bologna £9 £18
FORNO E GRIGLIA | ROAST & GRILLED REGION SMALL LARGE

Mixed grilled seafood

Veneto

     Mussels with chilli oil

£6 £per dozen

     Squid

£9 £per 100g

     Langoustines

£11 £per 150g

      Sea Bream

£14 £each

Sea bream baked with white wine, rosemary, lemon & potatoes

BDL £21

Mixed grilled lamb

Lazio

     Scottaditto - lamb chop cut long

£5 £each

     Sweetbread & artichoke skewer

£6 £each

     Arrosticini - lamb skewer on chilli bruschetta

£5 £each

     Home-made lamb sausage

£7 £each

Aubergine parmigiana - baked with tomato & mozarella

Campania £7.5 £15

Roast pork & foie gras sausage; farro & porcini

BDL £11 £22

Roast suckling pig with grapes, white wine & bay

Emilia £24

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

Toscana £26.5 per person

Roast partridge, mash & bagna cauda

Piemonte £10 £20
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Tripe with guanciale, chilli & tomato

Roma £7.5 £15

Braised ox cheek with chocolate & spices

Sicilia £10 £20

Spinach & ricotta crespelle with wild mushrooms & cream

Roma £8 £16
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Blood orange & red onion salad

Veneto £6

Romanesco broccoli & cime di rape with garlic & chilli

Roma £7

Caponata - aubergines, celery & tomato in agrodolce

Sicilia £7 £14

    with anchovies

£9 £18

Puntarelle with anchovy dressing

Lazio £7.5

Wet polenta with Parmesan

Veneto £6

    with anchovies & garlic

£8

Roast pumpkin with sage, parmesan & balsamic

Emilia £8

Beetroot, red onion, treviso, blood orange & pine nut panzanella

BDL £6.5
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