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Polpo: andar a cicheti

A Venetian tradition is the Bacaro or Osteria, a small cozy restaurant that serves small bites called cicheti, but you won’t need to go to Venice to try them as in London thanks to Russell Norman we got a place to find it quite conveniently in Soho. The place Polpo, equally famous as its siblings (Polpetto, da Polpo, Spuntino, and Mishkins), similar atmosphere, rustic, cool and relax yet fast pace, same concept, and same formula. 

Il Luogo
Opened the lunch with mozzarella bocconcini, rocket and walnut pesto, light, nice flavour, walnut gives a nice crunchy texture. Then chopped liver crostini, quite good, strong and punchy flavours. Third dish Arancini nice crunchy crust and soft rice filling. Then for main a chicken cotoletta and baby gem, nice battered, excellent traditional flavour, it remind me my mother’s one which was brilliant, baby gem was nicely seasoned, and perfect, home mayo good but not needed you can eat the cotoletta without it. 

To end the day a chocolate salami, nice, sweet with a good level of bitterness. 

They say the house was home of the Venetian painter Canaletto, he would be happy eating there everyday. 

Polpo reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Marine Biologist” 

George: Then of course with evolution the octopus lost the nostrils and took on the more familiar look that we know today. But if you look really closely you can still see a bump where the nose use to be 
Diane: Really? 
George: Yeah, but enough about fish I can talk about other things like, architecture

T: 020 7734 4479
Italian Cuisine
Approx Damage: £22pp
Area: Soho
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: PolpoSoho
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