Bocca di Luppo

Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.” – Sophia Loren

Since it’s been so succesful on her, I thought I might try the Italian diet for myself with a visit to one of London’s favourite Italian restaurants: Bocca di Luppo.

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

Yes, getting a table is difficult. That’s the problem with good food: it attracks the crowds.

But if you’re at the door right when it opens, it should be too much of a problem (good to know if you’re on the lookout for some pre-theatre dinner!)

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

Along with the table came a basket of Italian breads and a few olives to nibble on. Carb paradise I hear you say?

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + WhiskyBocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

The Sea bream carpaccio with orange and rosemary was truly magnificent and most probably my favourite dish that night.

I mean, raw fish, citrus and pesto all in one dish? It’s like they didn’t even give me a chance not to fall in love with it.

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

The Cured beef carpaccio with rocket and shaved parmesan was another highlight, thanks to the deep savoury notes and the melt-in-the-mouth quality of the beef.

A definite must-order for meat lovers this one!

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

Even better with a couple of glasses of wine…

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

Artichoke alla giudia (deep-fried) was both wonderfully beautiful (doesn’t it look just like a camelia flower? So Chanel!) and incredibly more-ish.

And don’t even get me started on the Buffalo mozzarella bocconcini.

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

Yes, that IS indeed mini balls of mozzarella that have bean crumbed and then deep-fried.

Bottomline is: order those. But I doubt I really needed to tell you that, did I?

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

I must admit I was a little scared of trying the Fried Lamb Chop with peaches and rosemary but I really shouldn’t have been.

Clearly, the guys at Bocca di Luppo know what they’re doing if they can pull off this kind of weird combination.

And how brilliant is tempura rosemary eh? #BorderlineGenius

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On the other end of the risky choice spectrum was the Tagliatelle with Duck Ragù.

Basically the DNA of Italian cuisine and an absolute must-order.

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

But do make sure you keep a bit of room for dessert, because they’re truly spectacular.

We skipped the Gelupo ice cream (tough job!) but the Bonet chocolate, coffee, amaretti, caramel and rum pudding was well worth the sacrifice.

Indulgence on a plate is what it should be called, I’m telling you.

Bocca di Luppo, Italian restaurant, London | Cake + Whisky

Especially when it comes with Caffe alla nocciola (with egg yolk and hazelnut).

A match made in heaven and one I truly encourage you to try.

Together with literally EVERYTHING ELSE on the menu.

Bocca di Luppo12 Archer St, London W1D 7BB Bocca Di Lupo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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2 thoughts on “Bocca di Luppo

  1. This looks like an incredible meal!! Love the look of that sea bream. But that chocolate, coffee, amaretti, caramel and rum pudding looks DIVINE! Now added to my must eat list. x

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    1. The sea bream was definitely my favourite. So simple yet so delicate. Let me know what you liked best when you do eat at Bocca di Luppo though (definitely looking for an excuse to go back! 😉 )
      Sandra x

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