Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from £15-£25

This smart, contemporary restaurant and bar may be in the heart of banking mecca Canary Wharf, but as soon as you push open the door you’ll be transported to Italy. Achingly stylish retro light fittings look to Venice in the 70s, the dazzling white river lounge brings to mind aperitivo hour in Capri and the fine dining room upstairs is as sophisticated as Rome, with its oxblood leather banquettes and dark marble floor.

Head chef Antonio Calo hails from Brindisi in Southern Italy and his menus showcase the love of sun-nourished vegetables and quality fish that is typical of this region. This may be fine-dining, but it is food that is also good for the soul.

Think sizzling scallops swimming in an intense tomato puree, lamb loin moistened with rich red wine reduction and dark chocolate mousse, a decadent flavour that shines alongside sweet cherry sorbet. Sit near the open kitchen on the ground floor to watch chefs crafting pizzas in the time-honoured Neapolitan style.

A wine list laden with interesting Italian producers and views directly over the River Thames is the icing on what is already a very delicious cake.

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Bella Cosa
Drewry House, 213 Marsh Wall
Isle of Dogs
London E14 9FJ

Open Hours:
Mon - Sun: 12pm till 3pm / 6pm till 10pm

Phone: 02071 321212
Website: www.bellacosarestaurant.com

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Bella Cosa
Location: Canary Wharf
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: £15-£25

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Absolutely divine food and brilliant service. Would definitely revisit.

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Ioana Tatu

Lovely service. The gentleman who took care of us ( young gentleman with curly hair ) was carefully explaining the menu and made sure our experience was excellent. Food was good, specially the charcuterie board and the octopus carpacio. The restaurant can be found in an amazing area with a lovely view.

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- dined at Bella Cosa on

These guys were absolutely fabulous from start to finish.

The manager, Antonio was a real delight all evening, gave a personal touch where possible and honestly, you could come just for his entertainment alone.

The venue is wonderful, comfortable seating, and the waiting staff are also a pleasure. Someone give Marco a raise!

I will 100% be returning and would recommend you, your partner, dad and dog (subject to their dining policy) all attend this venue!

Money well spent :)

Oh and the foods good too ;)

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- dined at Bella Cosa on

The service was fantastic, the waitress was very attentive and was happy to recommend wines to compliment our meals. The food itself was fantastic, beautifully presented and it tasted delicious. Will definitely be coming back!

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- dined at Bella Cosa on

Had an excellent night at Bella Cosa - the staff were friendly, the food was tasty and well presented, and the views over the water are lovely. Lots of seafood options which is a welcome change in London, and great range of Italian wines. Would be happy to return, and think it would be a nice little spot for special occasions.

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Kimi Tam

I personally really enjoyed the food! I had lobster pasta, which comes with cherry tomatoes. I could tell the ingredients were so fresh, it was delicious. Also had tiramisu! It was amazing, chocolate fondant with avocado ice cream was also great! It is a little bit hard to find the restaurant but the view was lovely.

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- dined at Bella Cosa on

The food was excellent and I can't remember last time I was so well accommodated for in a restaurant. Amazing experience and authentic, fresh food. I will definitely be coming back.

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Joe Terzeon

Turn down an unusual and slightly spartan street in Canary Wharf and you’ll find a quiet, glistening harbour overlooked by Bella Cosa. Warmly welcoming and authenticity Italian, this restaurant provides great service and boasts elegant decor. We started with a complimentary amuse-bouche of goats cheese, caramelised red onion and sun-dried tomato - served in a shell-shaped dish. This was followed by my very generously portioned trio of fish carpaccio, the highlight of which was the incredibly tasty tuna.

For my main, I opted for the pork belly with wild mushrooms and Primitivo red wine sauce. Fatty but flavoursome, this was a truly indulgent dish. My girlfriend had gone for the deliciously tender pork loin and across the table, our friends had both opted for the wonderfully contrasting squid ink tagliolini with lobster.

Finishing with some drinks in their conservatory area, which gives great views of the working ships moored in the harbour, this was a great meal. My only regret is that we were expecting to sit upstairs which, as it turned out, was definitely the nicest of the two floors.

Before we left, we were provided yet more complimentary treats and, thanks to First Table, the food we did have to pay for was half price.

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