Following a slightly shaky start, this casual Italian has worked hard to become ‘a firm Soho favourite’. A few high tables and stools have been installed at ground level, while dimmer lighting and vintage prints on freshly painted burgundy walls have transformed what was a stark, awkward basement into a cosy, rowdy dining room. The kitchen has freshened up its act too: ex-Arbutus chef Andrea Mantovani offers moreish cichetti ranging from tangy lamb meatballs in tomato and chickpea sauce to gooey stracciatella cheese with piquant multicoloured tomatoes, while mains could see macaroni topped with a beautifully balanced sauce of rabbit, cream, fennel and tarragon. To finish, don’t miss the extraordinary tiramisu with marshmallow-like zabaglione or the ‘amazing’ homemade ice creams. ‘Super-charming’ service has also raised its game, while the lively, copper-topped bar offers mostly Italian wines, cocktails and ‘must-try’ homemade vermouths.
Square Meal is proud to be supporting homeless charity StreetSmart in their 2013 campaign, for the fifth year running. StreetSmart works with over 500 restaurants nationwide by adding £1 to every bill throughout November and December, which is donated to local homeless charities.
Square Meal has pledged to donate an extra £1 to StreetSmart for every online booking made at a participating restaurant through Squaremeal.co.uk in November & December 2013.
By booking this restaurant, you are helping Streetsmart make double the impact.
Click here to watch our film about why your £1 makes a difference, with some special appearances from celebrity chefs.
Travel to Mele e Pere in style with London's leading minicab firm Addison Lee.Get a quote »