Canto Corvino

21 Artillery Lane , London, E1 7HA

020 7655 0390

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SquareMeal Review of Canto Corvino

A new venture from the team behind Manicomio, Canto Corvino (literally 'song of the raven') is aptly situated on a lane once known as Raven Row. Exposed brickwork and industrial lighting create a warehouse vibe that appeals to City suits as well as Shoreditch hipsters, and the all-day kitchen majors on traditional dishes where cooking methods are as important as ingredients. Antipasti might include indulgently cheesy arancini packed with chilli prawns or salty salumi with focaccia, while pumpkin cannelloni with walnuts and smoked provola is a hit-the-spot pasta riff. We also like the smoky pork T-bone cooked in the Josper oven, with burnt plums adding an astringent edge, although the jellified Negroni dessert with cucumber foam is a more acquired taste. With a well-stocked cocktail bar, weekend brunch and a feasting menu for private diners, this raven has plenty to crow about.

Special offers

2/3 courses £24.50/£28.50

From a set menu.

From: 03 January 2018

To: 29 March 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Two Course Bottomless Brunch £35pp

Available Saturday. Two courses to be chosen from a set brunch menu. Bottomless prosecco runs for 1.5hrs only

From: 18 December 2017

To: 24 February 2018

Max: 10

Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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9.4

Food & Drink: 9.4

Service: 9.4

Atmosphere: 9.3

Value: 8.7

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Lloyd S. gold reviewer 14 January 2018

Well it was really good to be back at this fantastic Italian restaurant and surprisingly it had been a year since our last visit and it was good to see that the food and service was equally if not better than before. Set in a great location just a 5 minute stroll from Liverpool Street Station and on the edge of the vibrant Spitalfields Market. The Italian food they serve is very different to your normal Italian chain restaurants producing more Italian style that you would recognise in Italy itself very simple but very delicious which seems to be the Italian way. Our visit this time was once again for a Saturday Brunch where they serve a great variety of dishes from Italian breakfasts , pasta dishes and fantastic desserts and cheeses. With a warm and friendly greeting we were sat at a table next to the open kitchen where the aromas were amazing. While we browsed the menu we started with two delightful Cocktails from there 2 for 1 offer the Royal Geisha & Sinner Slush we then decided to choose the Pizzette Piadina a fantastic flatbread with scamorza , eggs , chilli & garlic as well as the most amazing Lamb Ribs with aubergine , rosemary & sesameWe then went for a pasta course each and both dishes were absolutely stunning the first was a Linguine Truffle Carbonara , Guanciale & Pecorino Cheese a dish you'll find hard to beat anywhere the other was also a truly amazing Pheasant Tagliatelle Guanciale & Red Wine definitely two of the best pasta dishes we've eaten which you can pair with one of the great selection of Italian wines to which they offer a large selection by the glassAfter enjoying our pasta courses a little rest before desserts was required to which we decided to go for a very delightful Amalfi Lemon Posset with a White Chocolate Crumble and blueberries a real pleasurable way to finish along with some delightful Petit Fours to go along with our Expresso'sThis ended a really great brunch with the excellent food and very friendly staff made our experience another memorable occasion. My next visit will definitely not be that far away and will probably go in the evening to try the Al a Carte because if the brunch is anything to go by then that should be even more amazing. So yes I would highly recommend this restaurant especially if you like authentic Italian food

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

paula g. 04 December 2017

I went to Canto Corvino for brunch with my husband. Just recalling the food we ate makes my mouth water. We had a selection of dishes but started with the lamb ribs, with smoked aubergine, rosemary, sesame and some freshly baked focaccia. I was not sure how this would all come together as I am not a huge fan of aubergine but it was a real show stopper, the lamb was really tender and the powerful and moreish flavours in the sauce almost made me order another straight away. This was followed by an impeccable linguine truffle carbonara with guanciale and pecorino cheese, a comforting dish with delicious and salty squares of guanciale; a more delicate and flavoursome version of pancetta. Then there was the pumpkin and spinach rotolo with hazelnuts and crispy sage, offering an incredible texture and crunch with each mouthful, a charming and very special dish. The dinner menu is tempting too, look away now if you're on a strict budget.... featuring a whole host of tantalizing treats including lobster arancini, seabass cerviche, fassona beef carpaccio and salt cod ravioli. I have already gone ahead and booked this restaurant for colleagues next month and I know exactly what I am ordering, I really cannot wait to go back. There is also an atmospheric candlelit wine cellar which serves as a private dining room seating upto twenty four people if you're planning for a larger dinner. Also excellent was the selection of wine on offer, the Italian prosecco and the very welcoming and friendly staff.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 22 June 2017

Very good service, with excellent wine choice advice. The food menu is relatively short, but is high quality and authentic, with items not usually seen at the more standard Italian restaurants. Food all well cooked and presented in a pleasant setting.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Lloyd S. gold reviewer 21 January 2017

If good Italian food is your desire then I highly recommend paying a visit to Canto Corvino which is conveniently just a 2 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station on the outskirts of Spitalfields . To say the food was amazing is an understatement and the flavours are very different to many Italian restaurants. We had a nice warm Italian welcome and were seated in front of the open kitchen and started with cocktails which were 2 for 1 while we looked at the menu to which we chose the Beetroot Salad, Burrata & Lobster Arancini staters this was followed by fantastic main courses of Hake & Old Spot Pig both matched by a lovely glass of Red & White wines from Puglia . Then for me my favourite course Dessert and were equally as good as the first two courses a Salted Caramel Bomb , French Toast with Caramalised Banana and some delightful homemade Ice Cream . All this put together with such a friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere which is no more than you expect from an Italian restaurant. I would definitely put this place high on any list of restaurants you have to visit #food #restaurant #italian #hospitality

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Melanie M. bronze reviewer 17 December 2016

This restaurant is a gem nestled in Spitalfields. Certainly not your average Italian restaurant. It has a thoughtful menu and an good wine list. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. A real treat. On the edge of the city it has a nice mix of clientele.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Chris H. silver reviewer 07 September 2016

We had booked for a team lunch elsewhere in the area but decided to move at the last moment. I felt this was an excellent find although the menu was limited I believe it catered to most dietary requirements. 2 of us had beef carpaccio to start, two others had the yellow tunas fin and another had the mozzarella with peaches to start followed by one flat iron chicken, 3 sea bass and one lemon sole with 3 tomato and onion salads and 2 burnt greens with chilli and garlic. All was luvverly. We had a bottle of Gavi and several bottles of still and sparkling water plus coffees. For five of us the cost was in the region of £270 including service. They also have a private dining for 14 people in the basement.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Sarah G. gold reviewer 04 July 2016

When i discover a restaurant like this, i keep everything crossed that when you return all is still the same. The restaurant itself is lovely, warm and inviting with bare brick and very tasteful bar area. The service was impeccable and the food fantasic. The wine recommendation with our steak was spot on - in fact, one of the best wines i've tasted for a while. I've been caught out before asking for recommendations on the wine, only to find out that i've spent in excess of £50 - our recommendation was only £28 and worth every penny. Not sure if this is part of a chain or independently owned but whoever is running and managing this restaurant, has so far, got everything right!

Special offers

2/3 courses £24.50/£28.50

From: 03 January 2018

To: 29 March 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Two Course Bottomless Brunch £35pp

From: 18 December 2017

To: 24 February 2018

Max: 10

Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.