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

Watermelon, tropea onion & oregano salad

Sicily £6 £12

Ricotta, bronte pistachio & basil

Sicily £7 £14

Lardo, walnut & honey bruschetta

Piemonte £4 £each

Raw fish with pink pepper & olive oil:

Apulia

Scorfano - scorpion fish

£8 £50g

Tuna

£5 £50g

Mussels

£4 £1/2 dozen

Langoustines

£5 £each

Lightly pickled anchovies with red onion & oregano

Veneto £4 £8

Parma ham & melon

Parma £10 £20
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Aubergine polpette

Lazio £3 each

Suppli - tomato, mozzarella & rice croquette

Rome £2.50 £each

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 £each

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

Ascoli £2.5 £each

Fritti Misti di Mare:

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

Ghetto £1.5 £each

Squid & lemon slices

Veneto £9 £per 100g

Baccalà - home-salted cod

Veneto £4.5 £each

Fritelle di bianchetti - fritters of teeny tiny fish

Calabria £3 £each
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Trofie with potato, green beans & wild garlic pesto

Genoa £8 £16

Tagliatelle ai finferli - with girolles, parsley & garlic

Trentino £9 £18

Spaghetti with fagiolini pinti, tomato & ricotta salata

Apulia £6 £12

Tiella Barese - baked mussels, rice, potato & tomato

Apulia £For 2 - 4 £20

Linguine with langoustines, tomato & basil

Veneto £15 £30

Gnocchi with spicy sausage ragu

Lazio £8 £16

Orecchiette with 'nduja, red onion & tomato

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

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Grilled langoustines with lemon & oil

Liguria £15 £30

Pugliese mixed meats:

Apulia

Zampina - pork, tomato & caciocavallo

 

£7 £each

Bombette - rolled pork shoulder with breadcrumbs

£4 £each

Pork liver wrapped in guanciale

£4 £each

Lamb chop with crumbs

£6 £each

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

served with rosemary, rocket, Parmesan & balsamic

Toscana £29 (£/person)
VERDURE | VEGETABLES REGION SMALL LARGE

Whole round lettuce & lemon dressing

Sperlonga £5

Carosello, tomato & purslane

Apulia £7 £14

Broad beans braised with spinach & oil

Lazio £6

Borlotti beans with tomato & tropea onion

Campania £6.50 £13

Peperoni mollicati - peppers with capers & crumbs

Puglia £7

Caponata - aubergines, celery & tomato in agrodolce served chilled or warm

Sicilia £7 (+£2: anchovies) £14 (+£4: anchovies)

Melanzane alla parmigiana - aubergines baked with tomato, mozzarella, basil & parmesan

Calabria £8 £16
IN PENTOLA O PADELLA | FROM THE STEWING POT OR FRYING PAN REGION SMALL LARGE

Chicken scallopine with Marsala & girolles

Rome £10 £20

Hake alla palermitana - with crumbs, ricotta & capers

Palermo £9 £18

Tripe braised with borlotti beans, tomato & rosemary

Apulia £7.5 £15

Clams, borlotti beans & basil

Campania £8 £16

Coniglio alla Ligure - rabbit braised with pine nuts & olives

Liguria £12 £24
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