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|Address:||44 Cloth Fair, London EC1A 7JQ|
|Tel:||020 3542 2771|
|Price: £30.00||Wine: £13.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-10.30pm (Sat 5pm- )|
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At this restaurant where the food comes straight from Italy. Literally. The Amico family sends a truck from their organic farm outside Naples each week. This week it brought pumpkins, escarole, mushrooms, aubergines, and incredible pecorino cheeses. Step inside the restaurant and you feel like you are in Italy. The wine list is short but contains some well-priced gems. A sniff of the Brumaio took me to Tuscany. The pasta is home-made by chef and owner Pasquale Amico; the Paccheri alla Zucca e Salvia were thick tubes served al dente with a crushed pumpkin sauce flavored with sage. Robust and delicate all at once. Luca Amico greets diners, explains the menu, offers advice on the food, pours the wine. Go there immediately. Talk to him, eat something wonderful, meet Pasquale. Lunch is £12.50 for 3 courses. Dinner is delicious. Oh, and I nearly forgot; it's a vegetarian restaurant. Even devoted carnivores will not miss eating meat at this hidden Smithfield gem.