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.

 

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. 

 

We update the menu below once a week, as a guide to our seasonal produce, and apologise for any discrepancies when you visit.

 

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Our new restaurant VICO is a lively and bustling trattoria serving Southern Italian food, and was recently awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide. Open for Lunch, Dinner & Pre & Post Theatre 7 days a week, VICO is located in the heart of theatre land at Cambridge Circus.

For details visit their website or call VICO on 0207 379 0303.

MAIN MENU | SUMMER PASTAS | DESSERT | WINE LIST
MAIN MENU  Lunch & Dinner: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 & 17:15-23:00; Sun 12:00-15:00 & 17:15-21:30 
CRUDI E SALUMI | RAW & CURED REGION SMALL LARGE

Spider crab (white meat) & samphire bruschetta

Romagna £5.00 each

Watermelon, tropea onion & oregano salad

Sicilia £5.50 £11

Chilled raw tomato soup, burrata, bread & basil

BDL £7 £14

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Parma ham & melon

Parma £10 £20

Crescentine (fried flatbread), porchetta & roast peppers

Bologna £10 £20

Buffalo mozzarella, cuore di bue tomatoes & basil

Campania £11 £22
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Roma £1.5

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Roma £2.5

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Roma £4.5

Artichoke alla giudia

Roma £4.50

Lamb sweetbreads, artichokes & their pickled stalks

Lazio £8 £16

Squid, red prawns, courgettes & lemon slices

Veneto £12 £24

Arancini ai pistacchi - saffron & pistachio rice balls

Roma £4.00 £each
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genova £8 £16

Tagliatelle ai finferli with girolles, parsley & garlic

Trentino £9 £18

Gnudi with lamb ragú

Abruzzo £10 £20

Cream of langoustine & red prawn risotto

Liguria £12 £24

Linguine with brown crab meat & tomato

Veneto £12 £24

Ricotta tortelloni with butter & sage

Bologna £8 £16

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

Lazio £8.50 £17

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

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

Grilled peas in the pod, with salt, lemon & oil

Radici £5.5

Mixed grilled seafood with gremolata

Liguria

Langoustines

£4 - each

Swordfish steak

£10 per 100g

        Baby John Dory

£7 - each

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

BDL £16

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)

 

Liguria

Spicy sausage

Lazio £6 each

Sweetbread & artichoke skewer

Lazio £6

Quail

Lazio £8

Pork neck marinated in honey & rosemary

Lazio £9 each

Squid

£8 per 100g
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Chicken scallopine with Marsala & girolles

Roma £7.5 £15

Tripe with guanciale, chilli, tomato, pecorino & oregano

Roma £7.5 £15

Mussels & clams with tomato & basil

Campania £8 £16

Coratella - lamb pluck with peas, artichokes & marsala

Lazio £9 £18

Baked Skrei cod with peppers, tomato, capers & olives

Sicilia £10 £20
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Panzanella - tomato, cucumber, caper & bread salad

Toscana £6.5

New season borlotti bean, tomato & basil salad

Campania £6.5

Finferli trifolate - girolles sauteed with garlic & chilli

Lazio £7

Braised peas, Tropea onions & basil

Calabria £7

Courgettes trifolate - sauteed with garlic & chilli

Lazio £6
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