Nonna Rosa: a cosy Italian hideaway

With soft Swing music and tiled floors, this atmospheric little gem of a restaurant will transport you from west London to the hills of Tuscany.

Ok so this is a RE opening rather than an opening, but one that’s definitely worth noting! The sister site to the Clerkenwell & Social, The Princess of Wales and The Marylebone, Nonna Rosa recently underwent extensive renovation, and is now fully reopened.

Sit by the classical leaded bay windows and watch the world go by, or relax on the airy roof terrace and sip one of their signature cocktails. The low ceilings and warm red decor create a romantic atmosphere perfect for an intimate dinner for two, or a joyful catch up with old friends.

The food ranges from traditional to contemporary: start with steamed mussels or fresh, warm ciabatta, then take your pick from their array of pizzas, pastas and risottos. Treat yourself to one of their 28 day hung steaks or their unmissable duck breast, and finish with their signature ‘Nonna Rosa’ cocktail- or perhaps my personal favourite, the Mamma Milano (White chocolate vodka with coffee rum, Disaronno and cream!) Next time you’re thinking of heading to one of the big Italian restaurant chains, maybe try something a little different, and head to your local independent Italian restaurant instead.

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