News reaches us this week of an interesting place opening in Victoria - one of the few areas of the city almost entirely bereft of decent restaurants. Well new Italian spot Tozi hopes to change all that.
The 80 seat restaurant will focus on cicchetti - the Venetian small plates we thought were first introduced to London by Russell Norman at Polpo. However, we are informed by Tozi that they were brought to London by Cecconi's, where chef Daniele Pampagnin worked. She's joined in the kitchen by Maurilio Molteni who was previously at Shoreditch House. So dishes will include Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli with Black Truffle, Gnocchi with Duck Ragù and Baccala “Mantecato” with Polenta Bramata. Cicchetti will start at £4, mains from £9 and sharing dishes for two from £28.
There'll be a number of things at Tozi you'll find very familiar aside from the cicchetti. There's Prosecco (or more accurately Glera) on tap. There'll be classic Italian cocktails such as the Bellini, Negroni and - wait for it - Aperol Spritz. There's also a sharing table for groups and an open kitchen.
Tozi will open on March 13, 2013 at 8 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HJ.