Smithfield Market locals, Enoteca Rabezzana has drawn even more inspiration from their incredible Italian heritage by releasing a new and improved menu.
The team at Enoteca Rabezzana pride themselves on their knowledge and passion for Italian produce, dishes and their fantastic wine selection and this couldn’t be more evident throughout this new menu. From 12pm to close, guests will be able to experience one of London’s ultimate Italian dining experiences.
Before customers get stuck in to the pasta, fish and meat menus they can kick off proceedings by ordering from the small plates and charcuterie offering. Boards such as the Tagliere Misto di Salumi e Formaggi – a selection of cured meats and cheeses and the Mix Bruschetta Classica e ‘Nduja – a mixtures of bruschetta, burrata and Nduja sausage particularly stand out.
If you fancy, you can try the XXL Parma ham that is aged over 40 months, imported directly from their small suppliers in Italy and named as one the top 10 charcuterie items of excellence in Italy. Small plates are the perfect way to lead up to the main event and also perfect for sharing with your dining party. Diners can choose from a variety of starters such as the Polpo con ‘nduja, borlotti e scalogno – grilled octopus, beans, nduja and shallots or the slow-cooked “Egg 63” served with parmigiano fondue and fresh truffle.
The menu itself was lovingly created by young head chef, Federico Casali who honed his skills in Rome’s three Michelin starred restaurant, La Pergola under chef Heinz Beck. There is evidence throughout the pasta, fish and meat courses of Federico’s’s cultured skills and unquestionable talent. Some further highlights consist of the Paccheri con ragu’ di cinghiale e granella di parmigiano – Paccheri with wild boar ragu and parmigiano reggiano crumble and the Tonnarello al burro di lime, triglia e pesto di pistachio – Tonnarello lime butter, red mullet and pistachio pesto. Although the fish and meat menu houses a small selection, it’s quality not quantity that’s important here with plates such as – grilled seabass fillet with caponata, beef rump steak with bone marrow, braised ox cheeks with black cabbage and chestnuts and Lamb chops with gorgonzola.
Any traditional Italian restaurant worth its salt should take pride in their wine selection but where Enoteca Rabezzana differs from the rest is that it gives diners the chance to try the more expensive wines by the glass and the wine list on the whole is perfect for wine connoisseurs and the less educated wine drinkers alike. The selection of wine is something different from what you expect from a typical Italian restaurant. Over 120 wines from small producers in every corner of Italy which are mostly sourced directly from the owners. You can find a deeper selection of wines from Piedmont, where Rabezzana Vini, one of the founders, has been making wines since 1876 and has a relationship with some of the best producers from small vineyards in Langhe region.
If you’re looking for a truly traditional yet contemporary Italian dining experience, look no further. Book now.