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

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

Bologna £10 £20

Shaved mammole artichokes with parmesan & anchovies

Lazio £8 £16

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
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

Squid & blood orange slices

Veneto £8 per 100g

Red prawns & blood orange slices

Veneto £8 per 100g
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Penne with friarielli and pecorino

Napoli £5 £10

Treviso risotto, asiago

Veneto £6 £12

Spaghetti with sea urchin, butter & lemon

Puglia £22 £44

Paccheri with gurnard & tomato ragu

Campania £7 £14

Tortellini of pork & prosciutto, cream & nutmeg

Bologna £11 £22

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, tomato & pecorino

Lazio £8.5 £17

Pappardelle with wild boar ragu

Toscana £11 £22

Spaghettini ai tellini (tiny wedge clams, parsley & garlic)

Campania £12 £24
COTTI | COOKED REGION

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Grilled mackerel & gremolata

Liguria £12

Bruschetta  with  tellini (wedge clams) & tomato

Sperlonga £6

Home-made sausages:

Buristo - blood & pistachio sausage

Sienna £2

Fennel

 

Toscana £5

Cotechino (rustic boiled sausage)

Emilia £4 4 slices

Rustic pork & foie gras

Toscana £9

Tripe with guanciale, chilli, tomato, oregano & mint

Roma £7.5 £15

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)
POLENTA REGION SMALL LARGE

Fried yellow with creamed portobello mushrooms

Lombardia £5 £10

Wet white with cuttlesfish blackened in ink

Veneto £9 £18

Grilled yellow with calves liver & balsamic

Romagna £9 £18
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Blood orange & red onion salad

Veneto £5

Merinda tomatoes & agretti with white balsamic

Sicilia £7

Cicoria

Lazio £6.5

Braised chickpeas with tomato, chilli & mint

Puglia £6.5

Boiled romanesco broccoli with oil & parsley

Roma £6
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