Owner-chef Luca Di Pasquale takes his Italian heritage, and cuisine, seriously at this rustic osteria at the foot of Bree Street.
Authentic Italian cuisine, carefully prepared and simply served is the hallmark of this low-key ‘osteria del Capo’, where the compact menu of homely Italian dishes changes daily.
There's a welcome simplicity in the generous boards of affettati [Italian cured meats] to start, but also no shortage of other intriguing antipasti: think bruschetta with octopus, capers and cherry tomatoes, or silky burrata with Parma ham.
For larger plates it’s Luca’s homemade pasta that will catch your eye and whet your appetite. No run of the mill combinations here either: spaghetti could be served with swordfish, pistachio pesto and fennel bulb, or dabble in the delicate gnocchi with pork fillet and a saffron sauce.
An intriguing selection focused on the wines of northern Italy, alongside a handful of local boutique cellars. Good range of wines by the carafe alongside a small selection of craft beers and cocktails.
Friendly and efficient, with Luca keeping a close eye on proceedings.
Ambience Unpretentious space of wooden tables, exposed brick walls, and candles shoved into wine bottles, with the clatter of an open kitchen down one end.
An authentic Italian gathering with family and friends.
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