2 Veneti is a cosy Italian restaurant in London’s Marylebone where diners are able to enjoy authentic Venetian specialities and honest Italian service in a traditional setting. Despite being located in one of London’s busiest districts, this homely spot offers a small slice of Italian comfort away from the bustling tourist-lined streets of the city. Inside, interiors boast warm, red brick walls, wooden tables and dim lighting, while during the summer months it offers alfresco seating outside the front of the restaurant, the perfect place to soak up some sun while watching the comings and goings of London life.
2 Veneti’s menu offers a combination of classic Italian dishes and traditional Venetian recipes. Examples of antipasti might include, for example, stewed baby octopus in tomato sauce with peas and polenta, and thinly sliced veal with tuna and caper mayonnaise and pickled onion. An array of pasta dishes includes unlikely pairings – think gnocchi with radicchio and gorgonzola, and Bigoli (Venetian pasta) with anchovies and onions. While secondi might include grilled calves' liver with French beans, Marsala and shallots, and slow-cooked ox cheek in red wine with cavolo nero. The menu is priced on a set-menu basis, with diners able to choose between one and four courses for a fixed price.
The extensive wine list focuses solely on Italian wine-making regions, with particular emphasis on bottles from the Veneto region. Expect a range of more affordable bottles through to fine and premium wines, with the option to order them by the glass, carafe or bottle.
Do note that 2 Veneti is also available to takeaway should you like to enjoy its authentic dishes from home or as a treat in the office.