If tagliatelle with black truffle, mushrooms and sour butter sounds good, it’s even better when you see the reasonable prices – Al Duca is ‘great value for money’, especially for the heart of St James’s. There’s a satisfying simplicity to the decor, too, with mosaic tiles, lots of wood and natural, neutral tones, while ‘charismatic’ staff also play their part. Kick off with some Italian sunshine in the form of burrata with tomatoes, basil and balsamic reduction, move on to some pasta (those truffles, maybe, or trofie with tiger prawns and pistachio pesto), before a secondi of pan-fried calf’s liver or char-grilled sea bass with sautéed courgettes and tomato concassé. Lemon and almond cake stands out among the classic desserts, and the regionally sorted wine list can take you from Italy’s top to toe.
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