The owner of Mayfair seafood restaurant Assunta Madre has been arrested in his native Italy on money-laundering charges. Gianni Micalusi was arrested with his two sons, his bank manager and accountant and is accused by Rome prosecutors of laundering nearly €900,000 in cash from “illegal activities”. He was remanded in custody. Micalusi, a rotund 52-year-old former fisherman, […]

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Yet another Italian restaurateur pitches up in Mayfair (hot on the heels of Antonio Mellino’s Quattro Passi and Giovanni “Johnny” Micaulis’s Assunta Madre). Andrea Reitano has opened a casual Italian dining spot, Caffe Rei, on Hay Hill later this year with dishes inspired by his ‘Nonna’ and ingredients flown in every day from the motherland. […]

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The Editors’ review of Bird We ‘get’ bird in Shoreditch   Grace Dent reviews Blanchette The woman who loves a good bistro, but doesn’t like to share   City Social opens at Tower 42 Jason Atherton’s new restaurant has star quality (in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch)   The Standard’s Fay Maschler has a busy week First […]

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