Price Point: Mains from £10-£20
This neighbourhood gem embodies all that is charming about rural Italy, despite its location near the Prince Edward Theatre on humming Old Compton Street. Think sunny staff serving well-balanced negronis with a smile, nostalgic soul food and candles throwing flickering shadows onto the simple wooden furniture.
Menus draw inspiration from the food the owner’s nonna used to make, focusing on timeless flavour combinations and traditional techniques executed with aplomb.
The charcuterie board is a masterclass in curing from some of Italy’s most respected producers. Aubergine layered with mozzarella and nutty pesto is the ultimate comfort food, while grilled calamari with chorizo and wilted leeks is a triumph.
Anyone who has experienced Soho on a Friday night knows that restaurants with outdoor seating are like gold dust. Stroll onto RustiKo’s intimate terrace on a warm summer’s evening, take your pick from the good value wine list and embrace La Dolce Vita in the heart of London.
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