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 | B.Y.O. TRUFFLE 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

Shaved radish salad, pomegranate, celeriac, pecorino & truffle oil

BDL £7 £14

Sheep's milk ricotta, pistachios & basil

Sardinia £7 £14

Crudita di mare:

Sicilian red prawn

Sicily £7 £each

Sea bream carpaccio, rosemary & orange

Venice £5 £50g

Tuna tartare, orange, capers & pine nut

Sicily £6 £60g

Carne cruda - raw chopped fassone beef with nutmeg

 

Piedmont £10 £20

Vitello tonnato - cold roast veal & tuna sauce

Piedmont £8 £16

Bagna cauda - warm anchovy & garlic 'fondue'

delicious with truffle

Piedmont £9 £18
FRITTI | FRIED REGION EACH

Fritti Romani:

Lazio

Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini

Campania £2.5 each

Artichoke alla giudia

£4.5 £each

Sage leaves filled with anchovy

£1.5 each

Baccalà - home-salted cod

£4.50 each

Olive stuffed with minced pork & veal

£2.50 each

Abbacchio - lamb chop

Rome £6 each

Squid, red prawns & lemon slices with white polenta

Veneto £12 £24

Crescentine, squaquerone & Luigi's finnocchiona

Bologna £10 £20
PASTE E RISOTTI | PASTAS & 'RISOTTI' REGION SMALL LARGE

Tajarin with raw duck egg & parmesan

delicious with truffle

Piedmont £6 £12

Risotto nero - with cuttlefish cooked in its own ink

Veneto £8 £16

Pumkin & amaretti cappellacci, butter & sage

Lombardy £7 £14

Spaghetti with mussels, ginger & a little tomato

Sicily £7 £14

Pappardelle with wild boar stracotto

Lombardy £9 £18

Rigatoni con pajata (milk-fed calf's intestines with the mother's milk inside) with tomato & pecorino

Lazio £8.50 £17
FORNO E GRIGLIA | OVEN AND GRILL REGION

Whole native lobster:

£each £1.3kg

Grilled with gremolata

 

££110

Sauteed with spaghetti, datterini & basil

£110

Fossil fish - sea bream charred in a sarcophagus of salt

Lazio £16

Baked scallops with parmesan & breadcrumb

Romagna £6 £each

Grilled John Dory with gremolata

Liguria £20

Grilled mussels with chilli oil

Liguria £5 £10

Pork liver wrapped in guanciale

Puglia £4 £each

Grilled buristo (blood salame) & tropea onion

delicious with truffle

Tuscany £3 £6

Vincigrousy - grouse & porcini lasagna

delicious with truffle

BDL £25

Roast partridge, polenta & bagna cauda

delicious with truffle

Piedmont £16

Sucking pig porchetta with fragola grapes

Emilia £25

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

Octopus, chickpeas, tomato, chilli & mint

Puglia £14 £28

Polenta, salsicce e spuntature - pork sausages, ribs & tomato

Abruzzo £8 £16

Roman tripe (guanciale, tomato, pecorino)

Roma £7 £14
CONTORNI | SIDES REGION SMALL LARGE

Rocket salad, parmesan & balsamic

Lazio £6

Fagioli all'uccelletto - stewed borlotti beans with tomato & sage

Tuscany £6

Caponata - aubergines, celery & tomato in agrodolce

Sicily £7

Roast pumpkin with sage, parmesan & balsamic

Emilia £7

Romanesco broccoli, boiled with oil & parsley

Rome £7
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