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

Home-made salame - (finocchiona & wild boar) with crescentine & squacquerone

Emilia £9 £18

Sea Bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, rocket & basil

Campania £10 £20

Insalata di Mare - octopus, prawn, mussel, skate & squid

Campania £8 £16

Shaved artichoke salad with lemon & parmesan

Lazio £8 £16

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

Lazio £8 £16
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

Gnocci with mozzarella & wild garlic pesto

BDL £8 £16

Cream of red prawn risotto

Liguria £12 £24

Tortellini stuffed with pork & proscuitto, cream & nutmeg

 

Bologna £9 £18

Stracciatella - chicken broth with eggs, parmesan & parsley

Roma £5 £10

Pappardelle with lamb sweetbreads, broad beans & wild garlic

BDL £12.5 £25

Fazzoletti with broad beans, their puree & pecorino

Liguria £8 £16

Gricia con le fave - tortiglioni with guanciale, broad beans, spinach & pecorino

Lazio £8 £16

Mammole artichoke & ricotta ravioli, marjoram, pine nuts & brown butter

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

Roast suckling pig with grapes, white wine & bay

Emilia £26

     whole leg to share

£100 £for 3-5

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

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

Toscana £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

Razza all'acqua pazza (thornback ray in crazy water)

Campania £7.5 £15

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
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Blood orange & red onion salad

Veneto £6

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

Carciofi alla Romana

Roma £9

Rocket & fennel salad with balsamic & parmesan

BDL £5
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