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

Blood orange & red onion salad

Veneto £5 £10

Castelfranco & tardivo salad with balsamic & hazelnuts

Veneto £6 £12

Truffled radish, celeriac, pomegranate & pecorino salad

BDL £7 £14

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Bagna cauda - treviso tardivo, puntarelle, potatoes & bread with warm anchovy fondue to dip

ideal with truffle

Piemonte £9 £18

Carne Cruda - raw chopped veal with oil & lemon

Piemonte £9 £18

Manzo di Pozza - home cured beef, pecorino & rocket

Toscana £10 £20

Crescentine, squacquerone, parma ham & pickled cicoria

Bologna £10 £20
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Supplì

Roma £2.5

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Roma £1.5

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5

Artichoke alla giudia

Ghetto £4.5

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Ghetto £4.5

Mammole artichoke alla giudia

 

Ghetto £10
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Risotto bianco - white rice, aprmesan & butter

add black truffle (5g/10g)

Milano £5 +15 with truffle £10 +30 with truffle

Paccheri with gurnard & tomato ragu

Campania £7 £14

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £7.5 £15

Rigatoni con la pajata - milk-fed calf's intestines with the mother's milk inside, with tomato & pecorino

Lazio £8.5 £17

Risotto Nero - with cuttlefish cooked in its own ink & gremolata

Veneto £9 £18

Agnolotti dal Plin - stuffed with veal, pork & cabbage

ideal with truffle

Piemonte £9 £18

Maccheroni with highland beef stracotto

Veneto £9 £18

Cime di rape & ricotta tortelloni with butter & sage

Bologna £8 £16

Spaghetti with sea urchin, butter & lemon

Puglia £22 £44
COTTI | COOKED REGION

Grilled mussels with chilli oil

Puglia £6 £12

Grilled sea bream with gremolata

£15

Roast wild brill with lentils & salsa verde

BDL £22

Home-made sausages:

Buristo - blood & pistachio sausage

Sienna £2

Fennel

 

Toscana £5

Brovado e muset - cotechino & grape-fermented turnips

Friuli £5 4 slices

Zampina - pork, tomato & caciocavallo

Puglia £6.5

Rustic pork & foie gras

Toscana £9

Sopa coada - pigeon & bread 'lasagne'

Veneto £5

Tripe with guanciale, chilli, tomato, oregano & mint

Roma £7.5 £15

Roast suckling pig porchetta with fennel, white wine & bay

Emilia £28

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)
POLENTA REGION SMALL LARGE

Wet, yellow, con spuntature (ribs, sausage & tomato)

Lazio £8 £16

Grilled yellow with calves liver & balsamic

Romagna £9 £18

Fried yellow with creamed mushrooms

Lombardia £9 £18

Fried white, squid, prawns & blood orange slices

Veneto £10 £20
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Castelfranco & tardivo salad with balsamic & hazelnuts

Veneto £6

Cime di rape

Puglia £6.5

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

Puglia £6.5

Roast pumpkin with sage, parmesan & balsamic

Emilia £7

Puntarelle with anchovy dressing

ideal with truffle

Lazio £7

Boiled romanesco broccoli with oil & parsley

Roma £6

Agretti (monksbeard) with butter & lemon

Veneto £7.5
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