The people behind family-run restaurant Il Portico in Kensington are getting ready to relaunch their sister restaurant, just a few doors down the street. Previously Pizzicotto, it's going to be reborn as Pino.
The food at the restaurant will be influenced by Emilia-Romagna, based on cuisine from Bologna, Parma and Modena. They'll even be producing their own traditional organic Modena balsamic, aged in a barrel at the centre of the restaurant.
On the menu will be
- Campari-cured salmon with caperberries & beetroot
- Native Colchester oysters with house apple balsamic & tropea onion vinegar
- Fried zucchini flowers stuffed with citrus and ricotta
- Tortellacio – a single large tortello filled with a soft poached egg in ricotta & served with crema of poppy seed & parmigiano reggiano
- Fritto misto of fresh anchovies & calamari, mini parmigiana
- Suppli - arancini
with mozzarella, goat’s cheese & spinach
Alongside those will be salumi, prosciutti and culatelli from a small-batch producer, plus - be still our hearts - hot gnocco fritto stuffed with cured meats and cheese alongside pizza from their wood-burning oven.
Drinks include Italian vermouths and gin, Italian wines all available by glass or bottle and cocktails inspired by 1950s Italy.
More about Pino
Where is it? 267 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NA
When does it open? 29 June 2021. Soft launch with 50% off food from 29 June - 1 July.
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