DUE TO OPEN 19 MARCH 2014
The latest Roman invader hoping to make a conquest on these shores is fisherman-turned restaurateur Johnny Micalusi – the man behind Assunta Madre in the Campo de Fiori district of the Italian capital. His first London outing will rely heavily on fastidious sourcing, with seafood procured from Rome’s Terracina fish auction as well as his own boat (also called Assunta Madre). Supplies will be flown in daily for the Mayfair kitchen and there will be an aquarium too – if you fancy picking your dinner while it’s still swimming. Fans of the original restaurant (including the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen and Rafael Nadal) can expect some of their old favourites including tuna tartare and shrimp gnocchi, as well as freshly prepared ceviches from the iced counter.
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