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

Pecorino sardo & cobnuts

BDL £6 £12

Raw ovoli (Caesar mushrooms), celery & parsley salad

Lazio £9 £18

Radish, celeriac, pomegranate, pecorino salad, truffle dressing

BDL £7 £14

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £8 £16

Crudità di mare - raw red prawns, scallops & tuna tartare

Veneto £13 £26

Sweet & sour tropea onion with lightly smoked anchovies

BDL £7 £14

Parma ham & fig

Parma £8 £16
FRITTI ROMANI: (FOR THE TABLE TO SHARE) REGION EACH

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Roma £1.5

Anchovies stuffed with sage

Roma £4

Supplì

Roma £2.5

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Roma £2.5

Artichoke alla giudia

Roma £4

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Roma £4.5
FRITTI | FRIED REGION SMALL LARGE

Lamb sweetbreads, artichokes & sage

Lazio £7 £14

Squid & lemon slices

Veneto £8.5 per 100g
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Trofie, potato, green beans with wild garlic & pine nut pesto

BDL £7 £14

Ricotta tortelloni verdi : butter, sage & walnuts

Bologna £8 £16

Tagliatelle with ovoli (Caesar mushrooms), butter & parmesan

Trentino £10 £20

Fresh porcini risotto

Trentino £10 £20

Linguine with clams, garlic & chilli

Veneto £8 £16

Linguine with spider crab

Veneto £9 £18

Spaghettini with 1/2 lobster, mussels, ginger & a little tomato

Sicilia £25

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £7 £14

Pappardelle with duck ragú

Veneto £9.5 £19
FORNO E GRIGLIA | ROAST & GRILLED REGION SMALL LARGE

Aubergine parmigiana - baked with tomato & mozarella

Campania £7.5 £15

Roast pork & foie gras sausage; fig, rocket & almond salad

BDL £10 £20

Roast suckling pig with grapes, white wine & bay

Emilia £24

Grilled sweet Calabrian peppers, grown exclusively for us in the UK from seed saved from a particularly delicious portion in Italy

Calabria £1.5 each

Things with breadcrumbs

     Skewer of tiger prawns, dusted & grilled

Romagna £5 each

     Sardines beccafico - cooked like fig-peckers

Sicilia £7 for 3

     Clams, a little tomato, & breadcrumb

Vigata £8 £16

     Hake 'palermitana' - crumbs, capers & ricotta

Sicilia £8.5 piece

     Squid, dusted with crumbs & grilled

Romagna £8 per 100g

     Scallop, gratin with Parmesan, thyme & crumbs

Veneto £6 each

Mixed grilled meats on chilli bruschetta

     Spicy sausage

£7.5 each

     Pork neck steak

£8 each

     Lamb chops (cut long)

£5 each

     Lamb sweetbread & artichoke skewer

£6 each

     Quail

£7 each

     Fegatelli - pig's liver in caul fat

£4 each

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

Toscana £26.5 per person

Grilled sea bream with rocket & fennel salad

£18

Grilled porcini with parsley and garlic

Toscana £8 per 100g
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Salt cod stewed with tomatoes & olives

Lazio £7 £14

Chicken scaloppine with girolles

BDL £7.5 £15

Tripe with guanciale, chilli & tomato

Roma £7.5 £15
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

BDL £6.5

Braised yellow beans & tomato

Umbria £6.5

Spinach with pine nuts & raisins

Sicilia £6.5

Melted artichokes

Campania £9

Fresh borlotti beans with tomato & wild fennel

Toscana £7

Courgette chips

Roma £6

Porcini trifolate - with chilli, garlic and parsley

Lazio £8
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