A genuinely friendly family-run Italian where you’re greeted with a smile whether you’re a regular or not. Bacco, with its white walls, stylish seating and modern art collection, has all the visual trappings of a contemporary Italian restaurant, but at its heart is an old-fashioned trattoria. The cooking is accurate and generous – expect classic pastas and simple antipasti at lunchtime, although the evening tends to be a more serious and expensive affair, where pasta gives way to calf’s liver and roast cod. The location is ideal for a theatre-bound pit stop, and the higgledy-piggledy layout also makes the dining room popular for quiet romantic trysts. Businesses and birthday parties often use the private dining room next door.