SquareMeal Review of
San Carlo Cicchetti Covent Garden
Although it was born in Manchester, there’s no mistaking Cicchetti’s country of origin: from the bounteous spread in the window to the acres of marble, contemporary leather chairs and effortlessly
charming service, this place is Italian to the core. Seasonal menus, overseen by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, feature choice ingredients from across the regions, imported from the markets of Milan
and crafted into delectable little plates – best sampled from a seat at the long Venetian-style bar. Gobble hot and salty shoestring zucchini fritti before tackling truffle and Pecorino ravioli,
Calabrese pizzette (from the wood-fired oven) with spicy n’duja sausage and buffalo Mozzarella or sizzling fillet steak loaded with Parmesan. Whet your appetite with frivolous Prosecco or an Aperol
spritz, then accompany proceedings with a glass of something suitably Italian. In short, Cicchetti is slick, stylish and bang on-the-money.