San Carlo Cicchetti Covent Garden

30 Wellington Street , London,

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.

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10.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 9.5

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Jo T. 02 October 2016

Have visited this restaurant and the Cicchetti in Piccadilly on trips to London. Lovely atmosphere, delightful staff especially manager Nicolas, brilliant food. Strongly recommend.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Cheeky silver reviewer 31 December 2014

Another San Carlo Cicchetti and this one near Aldwych, the Opera House and many West End theatres so perfect for a pre show meal or a libation or snack post the show. It amazes me how the food and service remain at such a high level across all the San Carlo restaurants and this new one is no exception. They are certainly doing something right. It doesn't yet have the queue leading out the door that you see at Cicchetti Piccadilly but give it time as, once more and more people are aware of its existence, the Wellington Street restaurant will no doubt see similar activity. The food is superb but if I had to recommend one dish, it would be the ravioli with pecorino and truffles.

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