Cecconi’s Pizza Bar | Pizza, cocktails, and live music in Soho
Pizza bars might sound like a snack waiting to be invented, but they’re so much more than that.
Particularly Cecconi’s in Soho.
It comes to us from the people behind Soho House, which it sits only a literal stone’s throw away from on Old Compton Street. Inside, the place boasts the same elegantly old-fashioned Art Deco charms as its Mayfair & Shoreditch-based siblings, with a striking black & white striped mosaic floor, a polished wooden bar, and framed vintage Italian ads blocking out almost every square inch of the pale blue walls.
This being a pizza bar, the menu is pared back to just the doughy essentials, with pizzas coming topped with ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, lamb sausage, black truffle, ‘nduja, smoked ricotta, and more. If, for some absurd reason you don’t want pizza, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a neat lineup of pasta too. Expect prawn & lemon linguine; classic carbonara; spinach & ricotta tortellini; and the delightfully simple spaghetti aglio & olio, which involves just garlic, olive oil, chilli, and parsley.
To drink, there’s a well-curated selection of Italian cocktails which include a couple on tap: the Aperol Spritz & negroni. If you want yours shaken the old-fashioned way, then you can spring for the Saffron Highball (which comes loaded with gin, ginger, and an Italian mint/fennel herbal liquor called Strega); the Ambrato Spritz (which features lemon, elderflower, and vermouth); or the Olive Oil Negroni, which is exactly what it sounds like. And beyond all that, there’s beer which includes a draught house lager, plenty of all-Italian wine, and you can pick from more than two dozen Italian aperitifs & digestifs.
And on a slightly different note? It should be pointed out that this is one of the rare venues that has regular live music without any additional cover charge. They’ve got a strong, regularly changing lineup of jazz, blues, soul, R&B, funk, and more playing on Thursday afternoons.
Which all sounds pretty good.
PERK: Nudge Members get an exclusive pizza (and booze) Happy Hour(s). Instructions to claim in Perk Box, below.
NOTE: Cecconi’s Pizza Bar is open now in Soho. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
Cecconi’s Pizza Bar | 19-21 Old Compton Street; W1D 5JJ
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