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A great asset to Roman Road, Bacaro adds modern Italian food to the area’s increasingly interesting culinary mix. Park yourself at the smart bar and sample some chiccetti: ’nduja gnocchi with pesto; minced chicken in deep-fried pasta parcels; or smoked salmon, crab and polenta, perhaps. Simpatico staff rustle up cocktails such as Americanos, Negronis, Espresso Martinis and Alpine Spritzes (elderflower, mint and Prosecco). Over half the bottles on the Italian wine list are available by the glass; try the Puglian Negroamaro or a buxom peach and orange-blossom Chardonnay/Sauvignon blend from Le Marche. Braised duck tortelloni with thyme, orange and cream is a typical winter-into-spring idea from a seasonal menu that invariably includes a vegetarian pasta option, though cacciucco (a Ligurian fish stew in a tomato broth) would be our choice. Follow with Italian artisan cheeses, ice creams, cakes and trad desserts. Alternatively, come for Sunday brunch when roasts are served.
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