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

Trio of home-made salumi - finocchiona, wild boar salame & venison coppiette

Toscana £9 £18

Sea Bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Dried broad bean puree, cime di rapa, smoked ricotta, garlic & chilli

Puglia £7 £14

Buffalo mozzarella, merinda tomatoes & basil

Campania £9 £18

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

Campania £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
FRITTI | FRIED REGION SMALL LARGE

Lamb sweetbreads, artichokes, courgettes & sage

Lazio £12 £24

Squid, red prawn & blood orange slices

Veneto £10 £20

Polenta fritta with parmesan cream, tomato & basil

Daniele £6 £12
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Baked cannelloni of spinach & ricotta

Lazio £8 £16

Spaghettini with mussels, ginger & a little tomato

Sicilia £6 £12

Cream of langoustine risotto

Liguria £12 £24

Oricchette with cime di rape

Puglia £6 £12

Tagliolini with squid ragu

BDL £8 £16

Tortellini stuffed with pork & proscuitto, cream & nutmeg

 

Bologna £9 £18

Amatriciana - tortiglioni with guanciale (cheek bacon)

Lazio £6 £12

Stracciatella - chicken broth with eggs, parmesan & parsley

Roma £5 £10
FORNO E GRIGLIA | ROAST & GRILLED REGION SMALL LARGE

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

Grilled home-made lamb sausage & lentils

BDL £8 £16

Honey roast leg of kid with garlic & rosemary

Sardegna £80 £for 3-5

Grilled langoustines with lemon

Liguria £12 £per 150gm

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a crust of flour & salt

BDL £16 £each

Grilled mussels with chilli oil

Liguria £6 £12

Irish pollan (delectable fish from lock Neagh) stuffed with Alberto's crumbs, butter & sage; white polenta

Alberto £16
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Tripe with guanciale, chilli & tomato

Roma £7.5 £15

Capretto cacio e uova - kid goat 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
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Blood orange & red onion salad

Veneto £6

Romanesco broccoli & cime di rape with garlic & chilli

Roma £7

Caponata - served chilled or warm

Sicilia £7 £14

    with anchovies

£9 £18

Agretti (monksbeard) with butter & lemon

Veneto £7.5

Puntarelle with anchovy dressing

Lazio £7.5

Roast pumpkin with sage, parmesan & balsamic

Emilia £8

White polenta with squacquerone & parmesan

Veneto £6

Fagioli con le cotiche - cannellini beans & cured pig skin

Lazio £7
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