Amaretto Ristorante first opened in Edgware back in 2005. The head chef and owner of the restaurant has spent many years in Southern Italy getting a true taste and feel for Italian cuisine, all prepared fresh daily. The owner had made his mark delivering originality and Italian dishes in the West End of London from the 1990s where he was head chef at several major Italian restaurants before opening Amaretto Ristorante. A local favourite amongst Londoners, this charming restaurant is quite often bustling and busy, so you’d do well to book a table in advance.
The menu begins with an antipasti mista of Parma ham, salami, mortadella and mozzarella cheese before moving onto a tuna dish with a variety of beans and raw onion and prosciutto e melone. There's a great deal of pasta dishes at Amaretto Ristorante, including a melenze alla parmigiana, a dish of crespoline homemade pancakes stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach in a tomato sauce, and a delicious spaghetti carbonara. For pizza, why not try the napoletana topped with cheese, tomatoes, anchovies, olives and capers, or a classic and perhaps unbeatable margherita. There are plenty of other mains on the menu, though, if you don't fancy yourself a pasta or pizza fan. Dishes include a chicken Milanese, veal escalopes in a lemon sauce, lamb cutlets and sirloin steak with pepper and red wine.
A hefty homemade dessert menu is flaunted at Amaretto Ristorante, and includes tartufo nero — truffle shaped zabaglione and chocolate ice cream, rolled in crushed hazelnut and dusted with cocoa powder, a torta della nonna filled with crème patisserie and covered with almonds and pine nuts, and Limoncello sorbet.