SquareMeal Review of
‘Semplice e buona’ (‘simple and good’) is the motto of this family-run Italian in London’s image-conscious tailoring district. Blue and white colour schemes, tiled floors and wooden furniture set
the tone for a vibrant menu of trattoria classics with a few contemporary flourishes, making it a perfect warm-up for the Jermyn Street fringe theatre below (look for special pre-show deals).
Crowd-pleasers and Tuscan tributes range from calamari fritti and sautéed scallops with grilled courgettes to veal milanese and pastas such as ravioli filled with spinach, rocket and Gorgonzola.
There are also a dozen pizzas to choose from, while desserts are calorific takes on tiramisu, chocolate cake and profiteroles. Alfresco tables are a boon when the sun shines, set lunches offer
sound value at £13.50/16.50 for two/three courses, and there are some quaffable wines on the regional Italian list.