Palatino

What they say

“Palatino focuses on cooking the true cuisine of Rome – both Italian capital and melting pot of cuisines from across the wider region. Our menu changes with the seasons and we only work with the best quality, most sustainable suppliers, whether it’s vegetables, seafood from British fishermen, or meat from our butcher in Yorkshire (Swaledale Foods). We work consistently on our environmental impact and we banned plastic straws from all our restaurants in 2017. We also work with a number of charities throughout the year and all staff are sent on research trips to meet our suppliers and better understand provenance of product.”

Signature Dishes

Tonarelli cacio e pepe with tellicherry pepper, and pecorino; gnocchi alla Romana; and chicken and pistachio meatballs with Aleppo chilli, and polenta.

What we say

Pasta is having a real moment in this country, a welcome return to one of the great world foods after a few years in the carb-dodging doldrums, and nobody does it better than Stevie Parle. Our meal here was a true eye-opener, a dazzling transportation to Rome in the most unlikely of office-block settings. Purists whang on about the joys of cacio e pepe, but until we tried Parle’s we had never really known what they meant – his had a silkiness, a depth, a poetry that we had never encountered in a bowl of spaghetti before. We kneel and pay homage.

What others say

“Better than in Rome.” –Jay Rayner, The Guardian

What

A new Italian restaurant focused on the food of Rome from Stevie Parle

Who

Stevie Parle, founder

When

Lunch & dinner, Monday to Saturday

Address

71 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AB

Telephone

+44 (0)20 3481 5300

Website

Bookings

Phone or website

Price guide


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