Following the Italian phrase “L’appetito vien mangiando” (the appetite comes by eating), Bocconcino Pizzeria titillate taste buds with a traditional menu of authentic wood-fired pizzas and freshly made pasta dishes.
The new restaurant celebrates the simple culinary culture of Italy with top quality ingredients, first class service and great Italian wine.
Bocconcino Pizzeria made its debut at the beginning of December on London’s Berkeley Street in Mayfair. The brainchild of restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner, Bocconcino Pizzeria was inspired by the vibrant flavors he experienced in Forte dei Marmi, a seaside town in Northern Tuscany.
Mirroring the principles Michael fell in love with in Italy, his debut London restaurant is showcasing the same tastes, with a welcoming interior to match its stylish Mayfair surrounds.
From wood-fired pizza including classic Marinara, indulgent Calzone Four Cheeses and Gorgonzola and Pear to homemade pasta such as Linguine with Cuttlefish and Squid Ink to oven-baked meat and fish – every bite of Bocconcino Pizzeria has that authentic stamp of home.
Continuing the theme towards the drinks menu, the wine list has an exclusively Italian intonation, leaping across the country, taking in a mixture of well-known brands and small, artisan producers from Lombardia to Puglia. Meanwhile, the concise cocktail list celebrates Italian classics like the Bellini, Negroni and Aperol Spritz.
Bocconcino is open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday 11.30am to 11pm and Sunday Noon to 10.30pm.
Bocconcino is a haven of delectable delights – a fabulous and newly opened Italian restaurant on Berkeley Street. Although I’m not a fan of tomatoes, I do adore Italian food and the staff here are always so friendly. A great vibe and a good crowd. I was delighted when I saw they were serving my favourite dish from the sea – Octopus. So often messed up by chefs as extremely hard to cook, I find the way octopus is served shows the sign of a quality chef. Bocconcino is now one of my top places to have octopus. A generous portion of grilled delight. It is soft, succulent, healthy, low in cholesterol and served with an in season grilled asparagus. It is not to everyone’s taste but for me it is the perfect dish.
My dining companion ordered the Lobster Linguini which was on all accounts fabulous too. Although famous for their pizzas I would definitely suggest experimenting with a few of their other dishes. Very popular with regulars and newcomers alike, Bocconcino is one to try.
Oh and if you have a sweet tooth like me I also suggest the Lemon Meringue Pie or the Cheesecake with Passionfruit Compote.
19 Berkeley Street, W1J 8ED
0207 629 2000
Twitter – @BocconcinoUK