Giorgio Ristorante Italiano 1

45-52 Leadenhall Market , London, EC3V 1LT

SquareMeal Review of Giorgio Ristorante Italiano

Formerly known as the Leadenhall Ristorante, this business-friendly basement Italian beneath the market is a sophisticated & tidy mix of polished granite, mirrors & potted palms, with a scattering of semi-private nooks tailor-made for client meetings. The menu mixes tradition with innovation, moving from San Daniele ham with caramelised pear to chef’s special chicken pie, calf’s liver with bacon or roast saddle of lamb with an almond crust. A £3 supplement will bump up your bowl of pasta (perhaps fettuccine with fresh crab) to main-course proportions, & the wine list is dominated by Italian names. There’s live jazz twice a week in the evenings, when a more informal menu offers the likes of aubergine timbale with smoked cheese or piquant baby octopus stew with red wine.

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9.7

Food & Drink: 9.7

Service: 9.7

Atmosphere: 9.3

Value: 8.7

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 23 June 2016

The food here is very good and was enjoyed by the group. The portions were of a good size but quality did not suffer. The bread was also excellent. Service was also very good and was prompt, even though we were in the corner.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 03 July 2015

We had an excellent dinner here, with the food of high quality. The service was also excellent, being attentive but not obtrusive. Very enjoyable.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Alison M. 02 May 2013

Can't believe we only just found this place – it's a hidden gem! Great service and perfect atmosphere for business lunch. Food is excellent, couldn't fault it. Be prepared not to finish it as the portions are rather generous!

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