“Latium has class”, declares a fan of this long-serving Italian. It might not appear all that riveting from the outside, but “looks can be seriously deceiving”: the dining room looks spruce with its muted colours and contemporary artworks, while chef/patron Maurizio Morelli’s regional menu puts his home patch of Lazio in the spotlight. There’s a bookable set deal at lunchtimes and early evenings, plus a separate menu devoted to the chef’s beloved ravioli – from a pea version with cuttlefish sauce to another packed with oxtail in celery sauce. Otherwise, kick off with Puglian burrata in a salad with beetroot and pear purée before sampling robust pork belly with borlotti beans and salted ricotta. Desserts are mostly updated classics, while the wine list only strays from the motherland to include a dozen Champagnes. “Exceptional” service also wins plaudits at this hidden gem.
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