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

Smoked ricotta & peas grilled in their pods

Sardinia £7 £14

Burrata, cuore del vesuvio tomato & basil

Puglia £11 £22

Sea bream carpaccio, rosemary & orange

BDL £9 £18

Bruschetta with sauteed bianchetti, basil & tomato

Gaeta £5 each

Parma ham & melon

Parma £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 £11 £22
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genoa £8 £16

Spaghetti pummarola - with tomato sauce & pecorino

Campania £6 £12

Spinach & ricotta ravioli with sage & butter

Emilia £7 £14

Linguine with mussels & a little tomato

Sicily £6 £12

Risotto alla pescatora - mixed seafood risotto

Naples £14 £28

Gnocchi with spicy sausage ragú

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

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Mixed grilled seafood:

Langoustines

£5 each

Mussels with chilli oil

£6 handful

Squid with gremolata

£9 per 100g

Monkfish with gremolata

£12 per 200g

Mixed grilled meat:

Fennel sausage

Umbria £7 £14

Calabrese (spicy)

Calabria £7 £14

Buristo (blood sausage)

Tuscany £3 £6

Pork liver wrapped in guanciale

Puglia £4 each

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

Hake alla palermitana - with breadcrumbs, ricotta salata, capers & rocket

Palermo £9 £18

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

Campania £9 £18

Chicken scallopine with marsala & girolles

Rome £11 £22

Tripe with guanciale, chilli, tomato, pecorino & oregano

Roma £7.5 £15
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Cuore del Vesuvio tomato, oil & basil

Naples £7

Spinach, chilled, with lemon & oil

Puglia £6

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Campania £7

Courgettes trifolate with chilli, garlic & parsley

Lazio £6.50

Piattoni beans with roast tomatoes & basil

Campania £7

Peperoni mollicati - peppers with capers & crumbs

Puglia £6
Bocca Di Lupo