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 | EASTER 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

Crescentine (flatbread fried in lard), squacquerone, parma ham & pickled artichoke stems

Bologna £10 £20

Shaved mammole artichokes with parmesan & anchovies

Lazio £8 £16

Truffled radish, celeriac, pomegranate & pecorino salad

BDL £7 £14

Sea bream carpaccio with orange & rosemary

Veneto £9 £18

Merinda tomatoes with salt & olive oil

Sicily £7 £14

Smoked ricotta & peas grilled in their pods

Sardinia £6 £12
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Supplì

Roma £2.5

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Roma £2.5

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Ghetto £4.5

Mammole artichoke alla giudia

 

Ghetto £10

Squid & blood orange slices

Veneto £8 per 100g

Red prawns & blood orange slices

Veneto £8 per 100g

Fried rabbit with thyme & lemon, fried aparagus, fried broad beans

£7.5 £15
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Spaghetti with mussels, ginger & a little tomato

Sicilia £6 £12

Fazzoletti with broad beans, their puree & pecorino

Liguria £8 £16

Borage & ricotta pansotti with walnut sauce

Liguria £9 £18

Orzotto - pearl barley 'risotto' with braised rabbit, broad beans & wild garlic

BDL £8 £16

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £7.5 £15

Tortellini with squirrel, morels, broad beans & hazelnuts

BDL £11 £22

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

Calabria £7.5 £15
FORNO E GRIGLIA | OVEN AND GRILL REGION

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Home-made sausages:

Bombette - rolled pork shoulder with breadcrumbs

Puglia £6.5 each

Zampina - pork, tomato & caciocavallo

Puglia £6.5

Buristo - blood & pistachio sausage

Sienna £3 slice

Fennel

 

Toscana £5

Verzin - sausage braised in cabbage

Piemonte £6 each

Roast suckling pig 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)

Galinella in panzanella

Spring chicken in wild garlic, asparagus & broad bean panzanella

BDL £16

Grilled quail on bruschetta

Lazio £5 each
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

Puglia £6.5

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Agretti (monksbeard) with butter & lemon

Veneto £7.5

Spinach with pine nuts & raisins

Ghetto £7.5

Asparagus in cream & parmesan; poached duck egg

Albera £8 £16

Vignarola - braised spring vegetables & wild garlic

Lazio £6 £12

Torta Pasqualina - chard, spinach, ricotta & quail egg pie

Genova £6 £12
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Irish Pollan (delectable fish from lock Neagh); butter & sage with Alberto's crumbs & white polenta

Alberto £9 £18

Cuttlefish braised with peas & basil

Veneto £10 £20

Agnello cacio e uova - lamb braised with white wine, sauce thickened with egg yolks & pecorino

Abruzzo £9 £18
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