Restaurant in Fitzrovia
Something that really makes a good dining experience for me is the restaurant itself and Ossobuco restaurant in Fitzrovia did not disappoint. A sophisticated but cozy, and modern with an authentic twist, this restaurant is a real gem. I loved the little touches like the cushions on the soft seats and the round booths for larger parties. The lighting gave a great atmosphere and there is relaxing music playing in the background. A perfect chill-out zone for a lovely meal out! Furthermore, the staff are all so lovely and friendly. You receive a warm greeting on arrival and treated as if you would be in a fine-dining experience.
Being in an authentic Italian restaurant we had to get a bottle of Italian red wine! We chose the San Marzano Primitivo di Manduria as this is a lovely soft and light wine. With a slight spice and berry flavour, it’s a perfect combinations for dishes such as seafood and red meat.
For starters we opted for Carpaccio of beef with rocket and shaved parmesan (£9) and the Deep-fried squid with tartare sauce (£11). The thinly cut raw beef was beautiful and deliciously creamy. It went perfectly with the rocket and parmesan which gave the meat the extra edge. The calamari was one of the best we have had – extremely flavoursome with the most perfect crunchy batter. We also had a side of soft and dense sourdough bread which was still slightly warm – beautiful!
For mains we chose the Saffron Risotto with slow cooked braised Ossobuco (£17.50) and the Amalfi Coast homemade scialatielli with seafood (£18). Both dishes were bursting with colour and flavour and were so enjoyable. The creamy rice of the Risotto was a vibrant yellow colour and the veal melted in our mouths.
The scialatielli with seafood had the be the winner though! The pasta is thicker than spaghetti and is made fresh on site at the restaurant. What disappoints me about a lot of seafood linguine dishes is the lack of seafood. However, this dish was packed with mussels and a generous helping of giant tiger prawns. The tomatoes and basil gave this dish a refreshing twist to it and overall was so delicious.
We opted to share the Tiramisu for dessert (£6.50). It was not the most exciting of Tiramisu’s we have had but still full of those gorgeous coffee flavours and soft whipped mascarpone. Plus with a price of £6.50 how could we grumble!
All the food was beautifully presented and a fantastic price for the atmosphere and service you get. Located on Charlotte Street it is also in one of my favourite areas of London. If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant in Fitzrovia, we definitely recommend enjoying a beautiful evening meal here!
East London Girl: Ossobuco
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