Bellilo

Meaning “cute” in Italian, "Bellilo" is certainly deserving of its name. A Neapolitan pizzeria sitting on a street corner on Munster Road, Fulham, their moto is “from our lands to your hands”.  And their chewy, Neapolitan pizzas are definitely ideal for hand-holding: their pizzas must be eaten by the hand. With branches in Barcelona and … Continue reading Bellilo

Stockwell Continental

Stockwell Continental (“SC”) has the kind of local, neighbourhood vibe that I love to find in restaurants in pockets across South London.  Whilst I say local, the food here is authentically Italian – Roman to be precise.  Although Neapolitan pizzerias have turned up in every corner of the capital – and don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading Stockwell Continental

Gloria

Gloria’s arrival in London has been hard to miss.  An Italian trattoria in Shoreditch, this (attention-seeking) haunt comes to us from the Big Mamma Group in Paris.  An unlikely spot for Italian, you might think, but having enjoyed an evening at the very high-concept Obermamma in Paris last year I’m happy to report it was … Continue reading Gloria

Pizzeria Pellone

A review of another pizzeria – you're probably guessing a theme behind Yumtini now – but this pizzeria lies close to my heart, or rather close to my flat!  Pizzeria Pellone unassumingly appeared on Lavender Hill three weeks ago.  Noticing its bright blue awnings whilst walking towards Queenstown Road one evening, I had a quick … Continue reading Pizzeria Pellone

Farina & More

Just a quick note to say a very good Italian café sits on busy Shepherds Bush Road.  After returning to my school's Christmas concert in Hammersmith's Brook Green, my companions and I were looking for somewhere local to grab food.  When we learnt that nearby Zia Lucia was closed on a Monday (please sort that … Continue reading Farina & More

Donna Margherita

With its unassuming awning and ramshackle roadside seating, you might not give Donna Margherita a second glance.  Set on my very local Lavender Hill, although open since 2003, Donna Margherita seems to have retained its local ethos, attracting a crowd of mainly nearby SW11 residents and very promisingly, Italian expats who know a bona fide … Continue reading Donna Margherita

Manifesto

A pizzeria soft launch on a bank holiday Monday on my nearby Northcote Road: the recipe for a new opening that I couldn't resist!  So dragging my local but reluctant companion, who was definitely more keen on enjoying the tried and tested Radio Alice or Franco Manca, to Manifesto we went...Cards on the (dining) table, … Continue reading Manifesto

Cecconi at the Ned

Cecconi certainly places itself at the high-end of Italian restaurants.  Given this price point, a critical review is called for.  With restaurants across Europe and America, an original in Mayfair and most recently a pizza bar in Soho, it probably feels very at home in the Ned.  I luncheoned here with a colleague (hence no … Continue reading Cecconi at the Ned

O’ver

A sister’s birthday in my family spells pizza.  Hurrah, a chance to sample Neapolitan pure sea-water made pizzas over at O’ver (pun intended).  And they’re finished with organic olive oil from Sicily! The finest of Italian produce all round.  Yes, you right to detect a hint of sarcasm. O’ver’s USP, in their words, is to … Continue reading O’ver

Passo

January eating out feels rather luxurious, but when on gardening leave, it’s inevitable! Passo was at the top of My List, overdue from last year, in fact, when their soft launch had totally bypassed me.  Passo is from the same team behind the Rum Kitchen and the fantastic Foley’s (on which, see my review here) … Continue reading Passo