Established in Milan 120 years ago and now open outside of Italy for the first time, in Mayfair (on the site of Camillo Benso) in September 2020.
Harden's survey result
Few restaurants can boast the heritage of this Mayfair two-year-old: the first ever spin-off from a Milanese original of over 120 years’ standing. It’s still a case of promise unfulfilled, though, with reports that are very up and down, despite a general acknowledgement of “friendly service and a pleasant interior” (the latter very classical in style). “Eye-watering prices” are key to the ambivalence felt by diners, despite some dishes that are “clearly wonderful” – if you give it a go, perhaps try the set lunch, which is “exceptional value by comparison to other options here”.
It took 120 years for the famous Milan original of the same name to spawn this first international spin-off, which opened in Mayfair (on the site of Camillo Benso) in September 2020. They have spent a packet on its very classic looks, which creates a “quiet but not sombre” atmosphere; and for a traditional Italian experience (down to the heart-flutter when the bill arrives) some early reports are high on the “wow!” scale. Initial ratings are tempered, though, by the odd reporter who feels a visit was “fun but not memorable”.
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|Wine per bottle||£40.00|
8-10 Blenheim Street, London, W1S 1LJ
|Monday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|