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Regional Italian Cuisine in Soho

I had the chance to finally visiting Bocca di Lupo. A family trattoria in Soho, they defined themselves as small and humble. Definitely traditional regional Italian cuisine in a modern cosy ambiance, and when I mean regional they covered all twenty regions from south to north. 

The place
Chef counter's sit
We got a place in the chef counter, best sit in the house, just in front where the magic happens as you can see all the chefs working on every dish in the different stations. Service was spot on since we arrived. Many options so we went for a bit of everything. 

The view
We started in Campania with smoked mozzarella, chilled boiled borage, and oil. Quite nice, the flavour of the smoked mozzarella with the oily borage was in balance. Then we moved to Lazio for a Fritti Romani, a deep fried paradise, we got the suppli which are rice balls with mozzarella coated with breadcrumbs, the olives stuffed with minced pork and veal, Mammola artichoke a la Giudia, and the mozzarella bocconcini, all of them were great, nice flavour, perfectly fried, my favourite the bocconcini, is just perfection. Then Veneto with taggliatelle with porcini, chilli, and garlic. The pasta was nice, al dente, light, the earthiness of the porcini, a bit oily but still great. Then Liguria for a mixed grilled seafood of scallops and langoustines, they were perfectly cooked and fresh. Final stop Toscana for a pork chop marinated with honey, again perfectly cooked, the flavours all there. 

Fried paradise
Smoked mozzarella
Grilled seafood
Pasta time
Pork chop
In conclusion a great place, traditional Italian flavours in a modern trattoria, a journey across Italy without moving from Soho. 

Love to find menu typos my tagliatelle with "pocini" mushrooms?
Italy reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Strike” when Jerry is dating a girl with the two face syndrome 

Gwen: Hey 
Jerry: Boy, am I glad to see you 
Gwen: You were expecting someone else? 
Jerry: You never know 
Gwen: You know, you might want to take the tunnel 
Jerry: So, uh, what do you feel like eating? Chinese or Italian? 
Gwen: I can go either way 
Jerry: You're telling me

Bocca di Lupo
T: 020 7734 2223
Italian Cuisine
Aprox Damage: £35pp
Area: Soho
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: boccadilupo
Bocca Di Lupo on Urbanspoon


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