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

Raw ovoli (Caesar mushrooms), celery & parsley salad

Lazio £9 £18

Radish, celeriac, pomegranate, pecorino salad, truffle dressing

BDL £7 £14

Salad of radicchio, rocket, hazelnuts & balsamic

BDL £7

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £8 £16

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

Veneto £13 £26

Parma ham & fig

Parma £8 £16

Trio of salumi - buristo, wild boar porchetta & venison coppiette

Toscana £9 £18
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

Tagliatelle with ovoli (Caesar mushrooms), butter & parmesan

Trentino £10 £20

Fresh porcini risotto

Trentino £10 £20

Linguine with clams, garlic & chilli

Veneto £8 £16

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

Sicilia £25

Pappardelle with wild boar ragú

Veneto £11 £22

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £7 £14
FORNO E GRIGLIA | ROAST & GRILLED REGION SMALL LARGE

Mixed grilled sea food with pesto Trapanese

     Tuna steak

£10 £per 100g

     Native lobster

£18.00 £half

     Squid

£9.00 £per 100g

     Fresh Cornish anchovies

£5 £for 3

     Wild tiger prawns

£3.00 £each

     Plaice steak on the bone

£8.00 £each

Scottadito - Grilled finger burning lamb chops. cut long

Roma £5.5 £each

Grilled homemade spicy sausages & chickpeas

Puglia £8 £16

Roast pork & foie gras sausage; farro & porcini

BDL £11 £22

Roast suckling pig with grapes, white wine & bay

Emilia £24

Honey roast shoulder of lamb, spinach, chilli & garlic

Roma £16

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

Game birds

Veneto

     Partridge roast with guanciale & mountain herbs

£6.00 £half

     Teal - spatchcocked & grilled, with juniper & bay

£20.00 £whole

     Grouse - grilled leg confit, breast in guanciale

£12 £half

     Mallard - grilled leg confit, breast marinated in barolo

£12 £half

     Chopped grilled duck livers on bruschetta

£5 £each

     Wet polenta & grilled radicchio

£5 ££/person

Venison chops, thick cut (2 ribs)

Umbria £17.00 £each
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Veal saltimbocca - with proscuitto, sage & marsala

Roma £15

Tripe with guanciale, chilli & tomato

Roma £7.5 £15

Boiled boar sausage, lentils & salsa verde

Emilia £8 £16
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Spinach with pine nuts & raisins

Sicilia £6.5

Pumpkin & sage chips

BDL £7

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

BDL £6.5

Caponata - aubergines, celery & tomato in agrodolce

Sicilia £7 £14

    with anchovies

£9 £18

Romanesco broccoli, boiled with oil & parsley

Roma £7
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