Obicà Mozzarella Bar – South Kensington
Obicà wears its heart on its menu: decorated with an annotated map of Italy, the provenance of many of the cheeses and meats available here is carefully illustrated, and echoed by knowledgeable staff. This Obicà (part of a group that spans the globe) is decorated in dark hues and dominated by a long bar, and presents a stripped-back option for diners looking for high-quality Italian produce to match a long list of the country’s wines. Majoring in mozzarella, the menu possesses a mighty six options, including powerfully smoky bufala affumicata or a whopping 1kg ball served with pesto and focaccia. Delicious meats include charcoal-roasted prosciutto and wine-cured culatello di Zibello ham, while a range of pizzas are made from stone-ground Petra flour. There are also pastas, soups, salads and desserts, and a Campari- and Prosecco-focussed cocktail list. If you’re looking for a classy, light meal, this is a safe bet.
SM Exclusive: Exclusive dish - £17
An exclusive 'L’Assaggio' tasting board created for Squaremeal customers, plus a glass of wine.
Available at Obica South Kensington and Obica St Paul's only.
The exclusive 'L’Assaggio' dish includes Oregano and Sea Salt Focaccina with Salame Felino IGP, Prosciutto Cotto Arrosto and Roasted Marinated Artichoke, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, Grilled and Baked Vegetables with Smoked Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Stracciatella di Burrata and 'Nduja. Obica suggest ordering as an appetizer to share.