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

Buffalo mozzarella with merinda tomato

125/250/500 gr

 

Campania £5 £100g

Smoked ricotta & peas grilled in their pods

Sardinia £7 £14

Sea bream carpaccio, rosemary & orange

BDL £9 £18

Carne cruda - raw chopped veal with oil & nutmeg

Piedmont £9 £18

Salted anchovies al verde - with parsley & oil

Piedmont £9 £18

Parma ham & pickled artichoke stalks

Parma £10 £20
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Artichoke a la giudia

Rome £4.50 £each

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 £each

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5 £each

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Rome £4.50 £each

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Ghetto £1.5 £each

Squid & red prawns with blood orange slices

Veneto £12 £24

Calf's brain & artichokes

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

Wild asparagus risotto

Abruzzo £12 £24

Pappardelle with lamb sweetbreads, morels, broad beans & asparagus

BDL £16 £32

Spaghetti, potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

BDL £8 £16

Spaghettini with mussels & datterini tomato

Naples £5 £10

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £8 £16

Ricotta gnudi with braised kid goat ragu

Abruzzo £9 £18
FORNO E GRIGLIA | OVEN AND GRILL REGION

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Mixed grilled meat:

Luganega - pork & porcini sausage

Veneto £6 £-

Venison sausage

 

Friuli £8 £-

Buristo - blood & pistachio sausage

Siena £2 £-

Calabrese sausage with chilli & paprika

Calabria £6 £-

Lamb chop with crumbs & chilli

Puglia £6 £-

Kid goat scottaditto

Rome £8 £-

Torta pasqualina (green egg pie, served room temperature)

Genova £4 (£5 to add ham) £8 (£10 to add ham)

Spring chicken in spring panzanella (grilled poussin, bread, broad beans, raisins, pine nuts & wild garlic) 

BDL £16

Roast suckling pig with potatoes & wild garlic

Emilia £28

Tagliata - grilled bone-in sirloin for 2-10 to share,

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Broad beans braised with spinach, guanciale & oil

Lazio £7

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Merinda tomato & agretti (monksbeard) salad

Lazio £7

Smashed potatoes with pine nuts & basil

Liguria £7

Sauteed escarole with pine nuts & raisins

Campania £7

Mammole 'alla romana', stewed with garlic & mint

Rome £8
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Vignarola - braised spring vegetables

Lazio £7 £14

Braised lamb shoulder 'cacio e uova' - with egg & pecorino

Abruzzo £9 £18

Quail braised with chestnuts & marsala

Nonna £12 £each

U Morzeddhu - a stew of cow innards braised with tomato & oregano

Calabria £8 £16
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