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|Address:||6 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA|
|Tel:||020 7836 8448|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £18.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-12M (Sun -10.30pm)|
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At long last, it appears that I have FINALLY found a restaurant within Russell Norman's little group (Spuntino, Polpo, Polpetto and now Da Polpo) that I actually like! I hate having to wait for tables and so a no-bookings policy is a complete and utter nightmare for me. Happily Da Polpo DO take bookings! The intertior is nicely laid out, not all cramped and uncomfortable like Polpo and service is really good too.
The menu is heavy on the carb-factor but you will find comfort classics like meatballs (galore!) including a meatball ‘smash’ of tortilla wrap bread stuffed with cheese and smashed up meatballs with lashings of sauce. Fritto Misto of seafood was lovely, except that underneath the batter, the prawns had their shells on, which we couldnt detect in advance, so there was a lot of uncomfortable spitting out of shells, which wasn't pleasant.
The Pizzettes are lovely individual, thin crust pizzas… exactly the same as in Italy, which is rather a good thing. Lots of side dishes such as spring greens, heirloom tomato salad and other veggie dishes make for great eats also.
The meal was nice, tasty and straightforward… and reasonably priced too (even without the 50% opening discount)
I would definitely go back for a quick Italian bite! Knocks the socks off other Italian joints in the local touristy areas.
Plus I do LOVE that they have Shirley Temple cocktails on the menu, which I hadnt had since I was a kid. All very fun and tongue in cheek.