One of the capital’s most revered Italian restaurants, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in April, will close at the end of December with hopes of relocating. Enoteca Turi, a fixture in Harden’s London guide since 1995, has been serving up “beautifully cooked regional cuisine” plus a wine list “about the size of the Encyclopaedia Britannica” for over a quarter of a century.
Its Putney Bridge-side location, while slightly “off-piste”, has never dissuaded our reporters from a pilgrimage to enjoy Giuseppe and Pamela Turi’s “truly memorable” venue. However this year a number of reports noted that the restaurant was “worryingly under threat from its landlord” but its fans chorused: “Long may it continue!”. Let’s hope they get their wish and the Turis find a suitable site to revive their Italian stalwart next year. The landlord unveiled plans to develop five flats on the site earlier this year, and now that Enoteca Turi’s lease is up after 25 years the restaurant will have to move. Read more about the plans and the Turis reaction on PutneySW15.
The final service at the Putney High Street venue (pictured) will be on Thursday 31 December. Watch this space for more details.