This low-key Italian eatery is found just a few metres away from bustling Spitalifields Market. Canto Corvino is a restaurant full of well-heeled City types, but it’s also an inviting spot for more casual diners who seek a reasonably priced cocktail in a chic Shoreditch setting. The compact menu incorporates classic Italian dishes such as bread, olive oil, mozzarella and arancini but also includes some luxury takes, such as the lobster paccheri and truffled pig’s head linguine.
Notable main courses include generously portioned steaks, available with truffle jus or bone marrow, while the lighter choice of wild sea bass served on a bed of charred broccoli is a palatable and well balanced dish. To finish in style with something sweet, opt for the salted chocolate bomba, which is served in a glass tumbler covered with a layer of thin chocolate.
Don’t miss the sleek and centrally positioned bar upon entering either, which boasts an extensive cocktail list, with a whole section dedicated to brunch drinks alone. There’s also a nightly extended happy hour, which you can enjoy from 5-10pm.