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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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Regional Italian food in a lively basement

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At a glance

All day dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

The long-running all-day Italian eaterie is tucked away in an expansive Covent Garden basement that was once an orchid warehouse. Now it's all white-tiled columns and framed photos of Milan in the 1950s, and the place fairly buzzes with chatter, clinking glasses and unstuffy quick-fire service, with a crowd-pleasing menu showcasing regional Italian cooking. Expect platters of classic antipasti, crab linguine with lime and chilli, roast chicken in spicy nduja dressing with rosemary and garlic potatoes and rocket, and then torta di cioccolato with clotted cream to finish. A fixed-price pre-theatre option and all-Italian wine list add to the timeless appeal.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 12
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Moruff Abiuse

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30: 20
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 90

Additional information

  • Seats: 90

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Covent Garden station
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