Italian restaurant in the City
La Tagliata is a stunning Italian restaurant in the city. Inside, the décor is gorgeous, finished to a high standard with low lighting and comfortable booth seating. The atmosphere is relaxed with friendly staff letting you take your time over the delicious food. There is an impressive wine list which has been carefully chosen to match the menu on offer.
It was such an impressive menu making it hard to choose what we wanted! We started with La Mozzarella di Bufala: Buffalo mozzarella served with mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes and Sicilian Caponata (£10) and I Gamberi alla Fra’Diavola: King prawns in a spicy tomato sauce (£10.50). Both our starters were incredible. The mozzarella was amazing quality and tasted so fresh and delicious. The caponata was full of flavour making for a perfect addition. We loved the big juicy prawns which were cooked so well, the sauce was really tasty and the crispy thin focaccia was a great extra touch.
The Mains and Dessert
For our mains we had the current special La Carbonara con Tartufo Nero: long pasta with egg yolk, pecorino cheese, smoked guanciale and black pepper, topped with black summer truffle (£23) and La Fregola Ai Frutti Di Mare: Sardinian pasta with courgettes, prawns, queen scallops and mussles (£18.50). Both of these dishes blew us away. The truffle pasta was rich, creamy and so moreish. You could taste the quality of the ingredients in every bite. The Sardinian pasta was equally delicious and was almost like a risotto. The sauce was full of flavour and the seafood portion was very generous.
For our desserts we opted for the classic Tiramisu (£7) and La Torta al Cioccooato e Mamdorle: warm homemade almond chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream and almond crumb (£8). Both desserts finished off the meal perfectly. The tiramisu was fresh and creamy with the coffee flavour coming through but not being too overpowering. The cake was chocolately and rich and we loved the ice cream and coulis combination.
We loved our evening at La Tagliata and felt well looked after by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. The authentic Italian food was impeccable and we loved the relaxed vibe of the restaurant. It is a little on the pricier end of the spectrum but you certainly pay for the quality ingredients here.
East London Girl: La Tagliata
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