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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Smart City Italian in former banking hall

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Ornate lofty ceilings, splendid art deco light fittings and an imposing staircase leading up to a mezzanine gallery lend a 1930s pizzazz to this Square Mile Italian in a former banking hall. The pace is full-on at lunch when City suits turn up for the mix of traditional and contemporary regional Italian cooking, while evenings are more chilled. This is food of simplicity, generosity and flavour. Open with octopus carpaccio with seared prawns and mango and lemon emulsion, before classic Tuscan sausage penne, then set about cod fillet wrapped in pancetta with butter and sage alongside spicy broccoli, cherry tomatoes and black olives. Desserts might include Caprese chocolate cake with vanilla sauce.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas and Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Saturday to Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Faliero Lenta

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 120
  • Wines by the glass: 26

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 150
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

Nearest train station

Aldgate, Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street
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