SquareMeal Review of
Located next to Smithfield Market, this petite debutante has a large trick up its sleeve: over 150 Italian wines by the glass. The acquisition of a Coravin preservation system means the entire list can be sampled – just ask the clued-up staff to recommend something suitable from the bottles lining the walls and the ceiling. To go with the wine, there’s a concise menu of Italian standards, from starters of grilled octopus or breaded veal to mains including salted cod. Our creamy chicken liver linguine was presented simply but revealed plenty of full-bodied flavour, while a bowl of springy dough balls was moreish and good value. For dessert, don’t miss the tortino al cioccolato, an indulgent, warm combo of cream, cake and chocolate. Just add sharing platters and an informal vibe for a fascinating Italian wine trip.