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

Sea bream carpaccio, rosemary & orange

BDL £9 £18

Conniglio tonnato con le fave - chilled poached rabbit, radishes & broad beans with salsa tonnato

Piemonte £7 £14

Soppressa dei medici with grilled peas & smoked ricotta

Lazio £10 £20

Burrata, marinated grilled aubergines, tomato, chilli & mint

Puglia £11 £22
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 each

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Rome £4.50 each

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Ghetto £1.5 each

Courgette flower stuffed with mozzarella & anchovy

£4 each

Fritelle di bianchetti - fritters of teeny tiny fish

Calabria £3.00 £each

Red prawns & lemon slices

Veneto £11 £22

Sweetbread & artichokes

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

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

BDL £7 £14

Fazzoletti (pasta handkerchiefs) with broad beans

Liguria £7 £14

Spinach & ricotta ravioli

Emilia £7 £14

Spaghetti pummarola - with tomato sauce & pecorino

Campania £6 £12

Cream of langoustine risotto

Liguria £13 £26

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

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

Bruschetta with grilled porcini

Tuscany £6 £-

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Mixed grilled seafood:

Langoustines

£5 each

Mussels with chilli oil

£6 £handful

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

BDL £16

Roast suckling pig with potatoes, white wine & bay

Emilia £28

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

Vignarola - braised spring vegetables

Lazio £7 £14

Tripe with guanciale, chilli, tomato, pecorino & oregano

Roma £7.5 £15

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

Abruzzo £9 £18
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Broad beans braised with spinach, guanciale & oil

Lazio £7

Courgettes trifolate with chilli, garlic & parsley

Lazio £6.50

Piattoni beans with roast tomatoes & basil

Campania £7

Cuore di bue with oil, basil & oregano

Vesuvio £7

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Campania £7
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