Mayfair's about to get a swanky new pizzeria, courtesy of Russian restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner. Bocconcino Pizzeria will open at 19 Berkeley Street next month, serving wood-fired pizzas and freshly made pasta dishes.
The two floor space will have a ground floor restaurant with room for more than 120 diners and a separate downstairs bar.
Expect to see pizza with Gorgonzola and Pear, linguine with cuttlefish and squid Ink and Calzone Four Cheeses, filled with mozzarella, stracchino, pecorino, scamorza and tomato sauce. The wine list will be exclusively Italian and the cocktail menu will have a similar focus with classics like the Bellini, Negroni and Aperol Spritz on offer.
This may be the first Bocconcino to open in London but with five branches in Gokhner's Moscow, we might expect to see this rolled out to other parts of the city if successful.
Bocconcino Pizzeria will open early November at 19 Berkeley Street, W1J 8ED. Opening hours are 11.30am – 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 12-10.30pm on Sundays. Keep up with their news on Twitter @BocconcinoUK