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Set up by the man behind Knightsbridge’s tourist hub Zia Teresa and the Getti mini-chain, Assaggetti’s modern interior exudes a New York vibe, mixing statement chandeliers, bare brick and quirky mirrors with casual touches such as tins of cutlery on the tables. Shareable standouts from the extensive menu range from ‘bites’ such as marinated salmon, meatballs, tuna tartare and ‘messy polenta’ with Gorgonzola to upmarket pizzas with toppings involving speck, Tropea onions and caponata siciliana. Mains featuring “old-fashioned red sauces” sit alongside wild mushroom risotto, goats’ cheese ravioli and beef tagliata, while the ‘chef’s selection’ set menu is music to the ears of Haymarket’s theatre crowds. The drinks list goes heavy on Italian wines, with an admirable range available by the glass and carafe; also check out the beers and Prosecco offers.